April, 2009

Charles Timm-Ballard

Opening this Friday, May 1st at 643 Project Space in Ventura, CA is a solo show of work by Washington based artist Charles Timm-Ballard. The exhibition, entitled Terra Form, displays work that contains many of the aesthetic elements found in contemporary landscape painting, yet it is created out of ceramic material. The thick slabs of clay are a testament to the sculptural and tactile qualities[.....]

Edward Clive

Continuing through the rest of the month at Holzmarktstrasse 3 in Berlin-Mitte is an installation of new works by Berlin artist Edward Clive entitled In The Future We Will Exercise For Fun. The ambitious suite of works contains several large sculptural display units; complete with shelfs, photographs, and small sculptures, they describe an uncanny, and occasionally monstrous relationship of the body to space. What makes[.....]

Gao Yu

Currently on view at Primo Marella Gallery in Milan, Singing Stars is a solo exhibition dedicated to young Chinese artist Gao Yu. Exhibiting outside of Asia for the first time, Gao Yu introduces us to a series of mixed-media works that represent some of the successful contemporary art from super modern China. 28-year-old Gao Yu exploits a cartoon-like imagery, and thus confirms the challenge brought[.....]

Yayoi Kusama

Gagosian Gallery is presenting two major exhibitions in New York and Beverly Hills to celebrate Yayoi Kusama‘s eightieth year. The artist, born in Japan in 1929, started painting with polka dots and nets as motifs around the age of ten. She moved to the United States in 1957, where she showed large scale paintings, soft sculptures, and environmental installations using electric lights and mirrors. From[.....]

Matthew Stone

British artist Matthew Stone‘s current solo exhibition, Interconnected Echoes, is the inaugural show in Galerie Paul Freches‘ series on the British art scene. Stone, a graduate of Camberwell College of the Arts, has become known for his involvement in the !WOWOW! collective, a group of young British creatives who have been staging events and parties in unoccupied South London buildings. Stone’s own work is perhaps[.....]

Prop Master

Prop Master, a collaborative one-room exhibition by Susan Harbage Page and Juan Logan, recontextualizes portraits from the permanent collection at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC and other local artifacts by displaying them alongside their own works, although within the institution. Living around the many decorative and luxurious antebellum homes of Charleston is a challenging experience. We see the majesty of architecture, but[.....]

John Grande, Franziska – Klotz and Nick Potter

Currently on view at the Cerasoli Gallery in Culver City, California is new work by artists John Grande, Franziska – Klotz and Nick Potter. Each artist has been given an individual gallery to present new paintings concurrently, while the exhibition loosely focuses on the various photographic genres that these artists reference within the work. German-born Franziska Klotz creates figurative paintings that remain highly abstracted in[.....]