January, 2009

Tomory Dodge

Los Angeles-based artist Tomory Dodge creates paintings that contain formal abstraction and representation within the same ground of the work. Dodge renders landscape environments that are fragmented and intentionally distilled. Often the disarray in his work is a reference to disaster and chaos as a potential force for transcendence. Dodge is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts and Rhode Island School of[.....]

Denise Gray: MOCA Education Department

DailyServing’s Sasha Lee recently had the chance to sit down with Denise Gray of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Education department to discuss her role as an educator, both as an individual scholar in the field and also within the MOCA’s philosophy. Denise, along with others in her field, are extraordinary examples of a vibrant voice shaping how we understand contemporary art today. Whether[.....]

Levi van Veluw

Levi van Veluw is a young multidisciplinary artist living and working in the Netherlands. He has won a number of accolades and been featured in a slew of magazines within the last two years for his ostentatious refashionings of his face, entitled Landscapes. In each of his series, he painstakingly obscures his likeness, in increasingly elaborate disguises. Earlier works include ridiculous wiring closed of ears[.....]

Teun Hocks

P.P.O.W. Gallery will be showing New Works by Dutch artist Teun Hocks from January 8th-February 7th. Hocks is known for his use of constructed imagery and has exhibited worldwide for over twenty years. New Works includes photographs, drawings, and videos which often feature the artist as subject trapped in peculiar situations. Hocks explores human nature and communicates feelings of entrapment, perplexity, and wonder through his[.....]

Jenny Morgan

Like the Spice Gallery in Brooklyn will be presenting Jenny Morgan‘s recent figurative oil paintings in the exhibition Abrasions, opening on January 9th. Morgan completed her M.F.A. in 2008 at the School of Visual Arts in New York and this will be her first solo show in New York, where she currently lives and works. Abrasions presents several startling portraits of people close to the[.....]

Carl Pope

In the Spring of last year, The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) partnered with conceptual artist Carl Pope to create a city-wide public art project titled “The Mind of Cleveland.” In the vain of previous projects which attempt to instigate positive social change, Pope conducted several public meetings with the residents of Cleveland[.....]

Peter Callesen

In his first solo exhibition in the U.S, Danish artist Peter Callesen presents Folded Thoughts featuring new paper-cutout sculptures and vitrines. The works, which are on view at Peter Rubenstein Gallery in New York, transform a simple two-dimensional white sheet of paper into a fantastical three-dimensional object. The objects on view reference fairy tales and children games, including images of castles, ruins, religious figures, skeletons,[.....]