March, 2009

Robert Davis and Michael Langlois

On view through April 5, 2009 at the Chicago Cultural Center is House of the Rising Sun, an installation of paintings by the collaborative duo of Robert Davis and Michael Langlois. Though their output primarily consists of paintings, the pair also collaborates to create sculpture and large-scale installations with a conceptual bent. Their scrupulously crafted, whimsical and stinging paintings explore the lowbrow with a fastidious[.....]

Sigrid Sandstrom

Swedish painter, Sigrid Sandstrom, exhibits twelve of her newest abstract paintings at The Company in downtown Los Angeles from March 14th through April 18th. Sandstrom’s strength is revealing the paradoxical in both painting and nature. Even the artist’s preferred technique is an oxymoron–the transparent layering of opaque whites. Decision making, editing, working, and reworking are crucial elements of Sandstrom’s finished work. She purposefully leaves behind[.....]

Jonathan Owen

Jonathan Owen’s current solo exhibition at the Doggerfisher Gallery features new works by the artist. Throughout the show, Owen alters everyday images through acute attention to detail. Owen’s largest piece, Untitled, was painstakingly constructed by Owen of foam board, wood, and paint. Its pattern, inspired by the chip found on European credit cards, epitomizes the artist’s preoccupation with motif pulled from everyday existence. This work[.....]

Lisa Yuskavage

Travelers, 2008, oil on linen, 77 x 62 x 1 1/4 inches David Zwirner in Chelsea is currently presenting several recent large scale oil paintings by contemporary American figurative painter Lisa Yuskavage in her second solo show at the gallery. Since receiving her M.F.A. at Yale in 1986, Yuskavage has shown her work across the world and is included in several major museum collections. Works[.....]

Vanessa Beecroft @ Deitch Projects

VB 64, Deitch Gallery, Long Island City, New York, 2009 Vanessa Beecroft‘s newest performance, VB64, took place at Deitch Projects on March 6th, the second day of the New York Armory Show. Once again, the controversial Beecroft and the equally, though differently, controversial Kanye West joined forces (the two staged a collaborative listening event for the debut of 808s & Heartbreak, at which West’s music[.....]

Julie Henson

Julie Henson creates drawings that explore the idea of religious extremism in the United States, with a focus in the Southeast. The Charleston, South Carolina native examines historically significant religious rituals and the ways in which the modern South maintains these practices. The drawings often depict subjects united in spiritual ecstasy, while undergoing the transcendent religious acts of holding snakes, placing one’s hands in fire,[.....]

Tofer Chin and David O'Brien

This weekend marks the relaunch of Cerasoli Gallery in Culver City, California. The gallery will simultaneously present two new solo exhibitions, featuring the work of artists David O’Brien and Tofer Chin. Both exhibitions utilize a graphically formal language of abstraction, featuring bold colors and hard-edge shapes. Explosions in a Mental Sky features the expansive paintings of Los Angeles based artist and architect David O’Brien. The[.....]