April, 2008

Susy Oliveira

Peak Gallery in Toronto presents Susy Oliveira‘s first solo exhibition at the gallery, The Girl and The Bear. Oliveira graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2000 and holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo. She currently lives and works in Toronto. The Girl and the Bear includes three photographic sculptures, one collage series and one print. The[.....]

Veronique Branquinho

There is a long history of art being presented along side fashion. These exhibitions have left one with the feeling that the art is being used to lend conceptual weight to the clothes. But the rigorous exhibitions mounted at Antwerp’s Fashion Museum makes it clear that fashion designers can be as conceptually strong as visual artists. Their current exhibition is an overview of fashion designer[.....]

The Ice Cream Show

The group exhibition “The Ice Cream Show” at Loyal Gallery features artists Francine Spiegel, Katherine Bernhardt, Brian Belott, Brendan Cass, Jose Lerma, Bill Saylor, Mark Schubert, Cordy Ryman, and Guillermo Carrion, and emphasizes fluidity and the love of leaking and dripping. At some point, everyone has been fascinated by putting plastic in fire and watching it melt, cooking a s’more, or seeing ice cream liquefy[.....]

Kate Shaw

Sullivan + Strumpf Fine Art presents Kate Shaw in “Redux”, opening on April 15th in Sydney. Shaw paints landscapes that waver between pictorial illusion and complete abstraction and evoke images of the alpine wilderness and tropical jungles. The bottom half of her compositions is devoted to watery reflections, displaying a distinct Rorschach effect. She uses a cool pastel palette which varies between gentle washes of[.....]

Matt Mullican

Matt Mullican has been busy creating his own world in a multitude of different media since graduating from Cal Arts in 1974. His current exhibition at Galerie Micheline Szwajcer continues this constructive process. The front room is filled with banners and scale models done under hypnosis, that investigate the workings of the subconscious. The short lived Abstract Expressionist movement pursued a similar process, but, theirs[.....]

5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art

The 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art opened on April 5th, launching 63 days and nights of art, revelry, and entertainment. Adam Szymczyk and Elena Filipovic curate bb5, which is divided into daytime and nighttime events and titled “When Things Cast No Shadow”. It brings together artists of various generations and nationalities in the experimentation and promotion of new art. The day part consists of[.....]

Tony de las Reyes

Tony de las Reyes first re-imagined Herman Melville’s Moby Dick in 2006, with an exhibition at Carl Berg that drew the attention of national critics. Ahab’s America, the continuation of de las Reyes preoccupation with Melville’s classic novel, is now on view at Carl Berg Gallery. De las Reyes uses red bister to make lush stains on paper. At first glance, these stains seem unassuming.[.....]