July, 2009

Sean Higgins: Difficulties with Interplanetary Travel

Collette Blanchard Gallery, a relatively new space on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, recently opened an exhibition of new photographic prints by Los Angeles-based artist Sean Higgins. The exhibition, titled Difficulties with Interplanetary Travel, features eleven digitally altered images of different terrain, some celestial and some worldly, all of which construct a new unidentifiable reality. All Each image begins as documentation of an actual[.....]

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Our Literal Speed

Closing this week at Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago is the accompanying exhibition to OUR LITERAL SPEED. An event produced by the University of Chicago in association with Art Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Renaissance Society, and the Smart Museum, OUR LITERAL SPEED is constructed as a conference with a schedule of events[.....]

Yinka Shonibare MBE at the Brooklyn Museum and The Newark Museum

James Cohan Gallery has announced two shows taking place in the New York area featuring the work of acclaimed British-born Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. Shonibare’s artistic practice explores the construction of cultural identities by examining issues of class, race, and colonialism. He is known for his use of brightly colored wax-resist textiles, often seen clothing headless mannequins in tableaux-style installations, as in How To[.....]

Phillip Allen

Currently on view at Kerlin Gallery in Dublin is a solo exhibition of new work by British painter Phillip Allen. The elements of Allen’s paintings exist almost independently of one another, with geometric patterns and blocks of color tidily trailing over the center of the canvas, while bright rays of beaming light penetrate the negative spaces and connect the shapes. And then, on the same[.....]