November, 2008

Matthew Ronay

Matthew Ronay’s sculptures are based on the possibility or implausibility of future revolution in America. Focusing on scenarios of American homogenization and the manipulation of genetic science to create an ideal population, Ronay allows each piece to investigate what new value would arise from such a fundamental social shift. These narrative metaphors are intended to act as a visual puzzle and are often quite indiscernible[.....]

Richard Barnes

On view now at Howard House in Seattle is the photographic series Animal Logic by artist Richard Barnes. The ongoing series documents the strange world of the natural history museum, depicting crates of stuffed animals, large environmental sets and scenes of objects mysteriously wrapped in clear plastic. The artist’s investigation of the museum calls into question the ideas of collection, preservation and display, as well[.....]

Greg Miller

Opening this weekend at David Salow Gallery in Los Angeles will be the recent photographs of Greg Miller, in an exhibition titled Nashville. As a native to the city, Nashville recalls a sense of truth that is all to real. The artist presents everyday people in everyday scenes, however there is always an emotional element that is a askew and disrupts the narrative of the[.....]

Karin Olah

Currently on view at the Dobbs Gallery in Birmingham, Alabama are new fabric collages by Karin Olah. The Dobbs Gallery is a new space in Birmingham, devoted to showing work of established and emerging contemporary artists. The exhibition, titled Arrivals, cleverly marks the artist first solo exhibition with the gallery as well as a new body of work. Olah has gained a reputation in the[.....]

Omer Fast

Through January 3, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Rymer Gallery will present the first Chicago solo exhibition by video artist Omer Fast, winner of the 2008 Whitney Biennial‘s highest honor, the Bucksbaum award. Born in 1972 in Jerusalem and now based in Berlin, Fast’s reexaminations of past and present histories and narratives have catapulted him onto the international scene. The exhibition marks[.....]

Samuel Francois

Samuel Francois is currently showing work in Brussels at ALICE Gallery in the exhibition Il Etait Une Fois Une Fois until November 30, 2008. The artist, an active member in the collective Inkunstruction, works in a broad range of artistic practices, including drawing, installation, urban intervention, and outdoor sculpture. He often uses silkscreen and spray paint, as well as felt tip markers when drawing. His[.....]

Gumier Maier

Currently showing at Braga Menendez Gallery in Buenos Aires is a solo exhibition of new work by Gumier Maier, entitled El Baile de las Cosas (“The Dance of the Things”). Maier made a name for himself in the 1990s with his geometrical sculptures, but has now transitioned to more ephemeral means of working. After retiring in the Parana River Delta, Maier began collecting the trash[.....]