September, 2008

Sally Smart

Australian artist Sally Smart is known for her large-scale collage installations applied directly to the gallery wall. She works with a range of media, including painted felt cut-outs, painted canvas, photographic elements, and printed fabric. The pins and joins that connect her work remain exposed to the viewer, emphasizing the performative process Smart undergoes in the collection, cutting, drawing, assembly, and installation of her work.[…..]

Sean Higgins

Apocrypha is the title of a new exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Sean Higgins. The exhibition, which opened Saturday evening at OKOK Gallery in Seattle, features fourteen new digitally manipulated prints, all of which have been appropriated from the NASA image archives. Higgins continues the ambiguity found in his previous series of work, but now hones in on the inherent mystery of certain NASA images,[…..]

SWOON

Currently on view at the Deitch Project’s Long Island City warehouse gallery is a massive new installation by artist Swoon. As a printmaker, sculptor and installation artist, Swoon’s exhibition Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea, features countless objects and images that reference urban decay and the darker, albeit romantic, side of city life. However, the installation is only a one part of the exhibition. Swoon, directing[…..]

Futura

One of the fathers and pioneers of the American Urban Art movement, born out of New York City’s late 70’s and early 80’s graffiti heyday is the legendary artist Futura. Opening this weekend in Los Angeles will be a four day event and exhibition featuring the artist and his new works in what will be the artists first ever solo show in LA, titled KRUNK.[…..]

Chris Coffin and Jonathan Brilliant

Opening this evening in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at Dam Stuhltrager Gallery will be a two person exhibition featuring the work of Chris Coffin and Jonathan Brilliant. Coffin’s show New Work Off Dry Land, features a 300 ft line of bouys that have been actively used by lobster fisherman in Newport, Rhode Island. The artist strapped the line to his body and carried out a performance in[…..]

MIJU

Miju, the artist collaboration of Michele Muennig and Juan Carlos Quintana, is currently exhibiting at Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco. Though the work of the collaboration is thought out and purposeful, a clear dialogue of spontaneity exists among the paintings. Each artist adds his and her own artistic technique while collectively they maintain a polished aesthetic of drawing and painting. In their show, Effigies[…..]

The Wizard of Oz

Currently showing at the CCA‘s Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art is a new exhibition titled, The Wizard of Oz, the second in a string of exhibitions that are influenced by a classic novel, children’s book, or short story. The Wizard of Oz includes an impressive array of work from twenty-two artists, including Andy Warhol, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Steve McQueen, and Bruce Conner. Each work has either[…..]