June, 2008

Irene Kai

What Do You See is an appropriately titled exhibition of photographs depicting the human body by Hong Kong born author, activist and artist Irene Kai. Now on view at Found Gallery in Los Angeles, the artist’s work explores multiple aspects of the human body, which challenge the viewer’s perception and ideas of sexuality. The artist achieves this through her series of ambiguous though sexually suggestive[.....]

Sarah Wilmer

Randall Scott Gallery in Washington, D.C. is currently showing new photographs by one of PDN Magazine‘s “30 Under 30 To Watch” (2007), Sarah Wilmer. Influenced by 16th and 17th century Dutch painting as well as the more modern medium of film, Wilmer’s photographs evoke a sense of mystery and other worldliness. Her settings provide a vague framework for the imaginary story which she is documenting.[.....]

Susan Meyer: Together

Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, South Carolina is presenting a new solo exhibition titled Together by sculptor/installation artist, Susan Meyer. The exhibition, which opens this evening, is part of the 2008 Redux Artist-in-Residence program. Meyer makes environments for us, and for the tiny people that inhabit her structures of undulating platforms. Her work might resemble the interior of a cave, strands of DNA, futuristic[.....]

Ryan Trecartin

Ryan Trecartin casts, directs, films, edits, and often stars in full-length videos that are based on the proliferation of video documentation of today’s youth culture, primarily through the channel of YouTube. The artist has recently been acclaimed by Artnews as “the Matthew Barney of the digital generation,” referencing his surrealistic and sometimes disorienting use of scenery, costume, makeup, and characters. The artist successfully captures the[.....]

Craig Norton

Craig Norton began his career in art by selling decorated flowerpots in front of nightclubs while working as a bouncer. This self taught artist now utilizes drawing, photography, and collage in his exploration of controversial issues in history, politics, and religion. Lacking any formal artistic training, Norton’s work has a sincerity that shuns conceptuality in favor of a more honest and direct approach. Norton’s exhibition,[.....]

Vipoo Srivilasa

Ceramic artist, Vipoo Srivilasa‘s latest exhibition, Roop-Rote-Ruang is currently on display at Gallery 4A: Asia-Australia Arts Centre. Translating as Taste-Touch-Tell, the exhibition coincides with several dinner parties the artist will host within private Sydney residencies throughout the exhibition’s duration. Srivilasa created ceramic dinner sets especially for this project, which the guests will eat from. He will prepare a four course meal and get the audience[.....]

Bill Viola

A conceptual video work by acclaimed artist, Bill Viola is currently on display at The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Entitled The Tristan Project: Fall into Paradise, the work was created in response to the Celtic tale of Tristan and Isolde. Viola created four hours of video footage to accompany an operatic production of the legend that was directed by Peter Sellars. From[.....]