March, 2009

Guy Bourdin

Milan’s Carla Sozzani hip gallery at 10 Corso Como is currently celebrating Guy Bourdin‘s provocative, masterful photography. The exhibition includes the section A Message for You, which presents a series of photographs dating back mainly to the 1970′s, and Unseen, showing works from the artist’s own archive. Seductive, glossy, sometimes disturbing and doubtlessly radical, Bourdin’s works are a perverse and superb aesthetization of recurrent themes[.....]

Tyler Cufley

San Francisco’s Baer Ridgway Exhibitions is currently presenting Tell Everyone That You’re Smiling, new works by Seattle-based artist Tyler Cufley. This marks the artist’s second solo exhibition with Baer Ridgway, following his exhibition last year titled Ready Set Go! Tell Everyone That You’re Smiling features a mix of the artist’s new works including sculpture, painting, photography. While the work seems to be firmly rooted in[.....]

Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing

The Ingleby Gallery‘s current exhibition, Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing, centers a selection of contemporary art around what the gallery asserts to be the theme of transformation. Francis Alys‘ Paradox of Praxis I (Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing) headlines the exhibition. The video documents Alys pushing a large block of ice through the streets of Mexico City until it melts and ultimately disappears.[.....]

Ruud Van Empel

Dutch artist Ruud Van Empel is currently presenting Souvenir, Dawn, Moon, World, his third exhibition with the Chelsea-based Stux Gallery. Within this new series, the artist further pushes his unique photographic aesthetic. The photographs feature the artist’s iconic childlike characters depicted in an erie light. The show also introduces new bronze-cast sculptures, bringing the same characters to life in a new form. The artist continuously[.....]