March, 2008

Corey McCorkle

Corey McCorkle is one of the eighty-one artists currently exhibiting in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. His video about The Knickerbocker Greys, a historic after-school leadership program for children and teenagers, is being shown at the Park Avenue Armory (not coincidentally the location of the Knickerbocker Greys’ weekly meetings). McCorkle studied Architecture at Pratt Institute, ultimately receiving a BFA from the School of the Art Institute[…..]

Kim Simonsson

Through the medium of ceramics artist Kim Simonsson questions the role of the child and nature in the modern world. Often referencing Manga cartoon imagery, children and sometimes animals are presented in Simonsson’s work to challenge tradition, cultural habits and beliefs for both the East and West. These traditions are also challenged through the artist’s choice of material. Simonsson uses ceramics to draw a parallel[…..]

Tabaimo

Opening tonight at James Cohan Gallery in New York City will be a collection of works by Japanese artist Tabaimo. The new work comes after her successful commission for the 2007 Venice Biennale, and continues the use of everyday Japanese imagery mixed with darker views of sex and violence. The main work at James Cohan is titled public conVENience, a five-channel video with floor to[…..]

Sam Leach

Australian artist Sam Leach, who received his Bachelor of Economics from Adelaide University in 1993, is interested in how wealth is communicated through architectural spaces. There is often an ambiguous attitude towards the pursuit of wealth, and a sense of alienation in its presence. In contemporary culture, corporate spaces must balance a healthy display of success without being too overbearing or excessive in the eyes[…..]

Mark Hooper

Portland, Oregon-based photographer Mark Hooper is currently exhibiting ten large-scale color photographs for the exhibition Here:There at Quality Pictures in Portland. The artist was included in the 2006 Oregon Biennial, held at the Portland Art Museum, for his acclaimed series “Lewis and Clark, Quantifying Nature,” and has worked commercially for such advertising titans as Nike, Microsoft, and Miller Brewing. He has been published in several[…..]

Angela DeCristofaro

Italian-born artist Angela DeCristofaro opened a exhibition entitled Wake, featuring a new series of paintings at Commissary Arts in Venice, California yesterday evening. The exhibition is continuation of ideas and images explored in her 2006 exhibition titled Totality Shaped Out of Nothing which was exhibited at the Metro Gallery in Pasadena, California. Freely appropriating images and ideas from contemporary culture, the artist often layers wedding[…..]

Encyclopedia Pictura / Bjork

The San Francisco-based directing duo, Encyclopedia Pictura, has recently completed a nine month video and animations project that was shot at Deitch Studios on the bank of the East River in Long Island City. The members of Encyclopedia Pictura, Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch, worked with musical artist Bjork to produce her latest video project, Wanderlust, created in 3D. The video, which contains large scale[…..]