December, 2008

Jason Houchen

Currently on view at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles is a solo exhibition of new work by LA artist Jason Houchen, entitled Fallen Trees Spread No Seeds. Houchen’s past life in Missouri solicits his Americana aesthetic, to which he adds a healthy dose of Los Angeles irony and tongue-in-cheek imagery. The painstakingly delicate woodburnings – manifested on either sculpted and carved moose[…..]

Adam Helms

Now on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver until January 18, 2009 is Adam Helms first solo museum installation. The installation consists of a large plywood construction that dominates the space of the Paper Works Gallery, and drawings/ sourced imagery that are hung on the surrounding walls. With this installation Adam Helms draws attention to the continuum between past and present states of[…..]

Kuildoosh

Brooklynite Gallery‘s current show presents the work of British collective Kuildoosh (pronounced coo-ill-doosh) which formed in 2003 as a reaction against low quality street art that was pervasive in the UK at the time. The group includes three members (Paris, Mudwig, and Eko) who create wall paintings, graphic art and wheat paste assemblages. They work on the streets of Bristol, around the UK, and in[…..]

The Sun Machine Is Coming Down

Over the past forty five days, Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, South Carolina has exhibited new paintings by Matt Phillips and Josef Kristofoletti, in a show titled the The Sun Machine Is Coming Down. The exhibition uses the language of geometric abstraction to discuss scientific processes, phenomenological experiences, and the nature of illusion. The artists, who met in graduate school at Boston University, push[…..]

Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread, who lives and works in London, has created a new politically charged piece titled Place (Village) on view now at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In an interview, she explained “she has been making the same work since college, which involves working with objects and histories and time.” In this exhibit, she deviates from using her stock materials such as polyurethane,[…..]

Pipilotti Rist

“You could lie on the floor and be completely losing yourself, time-wise and space-wise,” says curator Klaus Biesenbach of Pipilotti Rist‘s new video installation in the Museum of Modern Art‘s atrium. The installation, called Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters), was commissioned by MoMA and has been in the works for two years. Pour Your Body Out, which officially opened to the public on[…..]

Holli Schorno

Artist Holli Schorno creates collage works on paper using book clippings to construct hypothetical landscapes. The works are created out of biology and chemistry textbooks, old maps and encyclopedias, and other grade school note and work books. Despite the initial appearance of digital production, there isn’t anything digital about her work. The artist often selects her materials based on the content that appears on the[…..]