June, 2008

Clayton Brothers

Clayton Brothers, Rob and Christian, take root in the artists’ immediate environment, referencing local business, neighborhood characters, overheard conversations and local signs that exist outside of the artists’ California-based studio. Dense with information, these fractured narratives come to life through a unique collaborative process. The brothers rarely work on the same canvas at one time or even discuss the work while it’s being created; instead[.....]

Mario Wagner and Marco Cibola

Currently on view at the Cerasoli Gallery in Culver City, California is a double solo exhibition featuring Mario Wagner‘s Lost Art of Murder in Gallery One and Marco Cibola‘s A New Division in Gallery Two. Mario Wagner is a German artist and illustrator who is exhibiting a series of paper-collage canvases that employ traditional methods of collage and consequentially reference modernist qualities, yet they also[.....]

Hans-Christian Schink

German artist Hans-Christian Schink’s photography is primarily focused on sparse landscapes and highways. His stoic images feature structures and land that are symbolic of the solidarity found in large urban environments. Often focusing on his native land, the artist has photographed the autobahn, train systems and constant construction in the former East Germany. New works depict a similar landscape but now contain mysterious floating bars[.....]

Julian Montague

Black & White Gallery in Chelsea is currently showing one of Julian Montague‘s recent art projects, To Know The Spiders, until July 12, 2008. Montague is intrigued by the often neglected common presences and occurrences of everyday life. The book version of a previous project, The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification, was published in 2006 by Harry Abrams.[.....]

Jason Zimmerman

This Friday, June 13th, Civilian Art Projects in Washington, D.C. will host a gallery talk and closing reception for Jason Zimmerman‘s solo exhibition Feel Better, Longer. Zimmerman graduated from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in 2003 and is moving to Oregon later this year to pursue his M.F.A. in Contemporary Arts with Harrell Fletcher in his new Social Practice program at Portland State[.....]

Angela Fraleigh

PPOW Gallery in New York is currently showing several monumental oil paintings and intimate watercolors by Angela Fraleigh in the exhibition and i would shine in answer being without becoming until July 3, 2008. Fraleigh received her B.A. from Boston University in 1998 and her M.F.A. from Yale University in 2003. She currently lives and works in Bethlehem, PA and Brooklyn, NY. Fraleigh’s oil paintings[.....]

We Want a New Object

We Want a New Object, California Institute of the Arts‘ 2008 MFA show, recently opened in an L.A. art scene hot spot. A hefty handful of Chinatown galleries and venues are hosting the exhibition, which features work by 34 students. A sea of multi-media work, the exhibition is heady, youthful and vibrant, just like CalArts’ reputation. A sizable number of students – including Carlin Wing,[.....]