July, 2008

Dustin Michael Pevey

Dustin Michael Pevey creates large-scale graphite drawings that confront the viewer and comment on our contemporary cultural convictions. To the artist, these include “the ideas of disillusionment, distraction, competition, obsession, and progress.” The above image, entitled The End Ad Nauseum, is composed of several smaller images referencing war, pollution, death, and violence. A hastily scribbled (and partially erased) question, “Why won’t my fucking drug dealer[.....]

Holly Williams

Los Angeles based artist Holly Williams paints images based on photographs of the city of Los Angeles, mixing her interest in the concepts of painting with the inherent mythology of film and television. Her blurred and ambiguous settings (taken from a city known for its ability to manipulate the truth) are captured and given their own significance. Williams’ nebulous compositions create narratives for the sidewalks,[.....]

Tabitha Morris

Los Angeles based artist Tabitha Morris is presenting her first solo show of hallucinatory watercolors titled, Predacious Panopticon, at the Happy Lion Gallery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. The opening reception will be held July 12th and the exhibition will remain at the gallery until August 9th. Predacious Panopticon, an appropriate title for Morris’ seductive and repulsive landscapes, includes several large scale works, enveloping the viewer[.....]

Constraction

On view now at Deitch Project’s 76 Grand Street gallery is Constraction, a six person group exhibition featuring new works of conceptual abstraction, curated by Kathy Grayson. In the Spring of this year, Deitch presented Subtraction, a collection of action inspired abstract paintings curated by Nicola Vassell. The two shows feature the best and brightest of next wave abstract artists, all of which seem to[.....]

Splash: Summer Gallery Selections 2008

Cerasoli Gallery director, Freddi Cerasoli, has curated a summertime exhibition of over 20 contemporary artists working in a variety of media, including Lena Wolff, Josh Peter, Jennifer Davis, Michele Carlson, David O’Brien, and Ria Brodell. Both new and emerging as well as more established artists are participating in Splash, and all works selected embrace a summer theme. Lena Wolff combines drawing, sewing, paper-cut, and collage[.....]

Bose Krishnamachari

Mostly known for his abstract paintings, artist Bose Krishnamachari has just opened his first solo, UK exhibition, titled Ghost. The exhibition, which is hosted by Aicon Gallery in London, features work that explores what is called the ‘Average Mumbaiker,’ a general psyche of anxiety in the society that is prompted by the idea of acceptance. The show manifests through five large-scale portraits and the installation[.....]

Galerie Heliumcowboy's 5th year anniversary exhibition

This weekend Galerie Heiumcowboy will be celebrating their 5th year anniversary with a large 30 artist group exhibition. The gallery has pulled together a selection of regional and international artists who have shown with the Heliumcowboy over the last five years, all held within a bare 1,400 square meter space in the city center of Hamburg, Germany. The artists have all been given the freedom[.....]