October, 2009

Marc Quinn: Iris

Currently on view at Mary Boone Gallery in New York City is a series of new paintings titled Iris by British sculptor Marc Quinn. Quinn is a member of the YBA (Young British Artists) and is best know for his challenging figurative sculptures such as Self, the artist’s portrait cast in his own blood and Alison Lapper Pregnant, a massive marble sculpture installed on the[.....]

Alejandro Diaz

The Happy Lion is currently presenting The World’s Largest Cardboard Sign and Other New Works, a solo show of language-related works, including sculpture, neon and installation, by New York-based artist Alejandro Diaz.  The centerpiece of the exhibition, The World’s Largest Cardboard Sign, 2009, is 10 feet tall, 12 feet wide, and weighs 200 pounds.  Diaz elevates the self-referential sign to art object through the use[.....]

Paired, Gold: Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Roni Horn

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City has brought together two works from their permanent collection for display together for the first time. Paired, Gold presents works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Roni Horn in a poetic dialogue between these two artist. The exhibition features Forms from the Gold Field, a sculpture created by Roni Horn (1980-82) that is composed of two pounds of[.....]

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Closing on October 31st at the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco is a new exhibition of magnificent photographs by the internationally acclaimed artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. The exhibition marks a new body of work for the artist, which began last year,  entitled Lightning Fields. Included in the exhibition are several large-scale black and white photographs that the artist created by using a 400,000-volt Van De Graaff[.....]

Andrew Tosiello

According to artist Andrew Tosiello, to understand the art world is to understand gambling. The many facets of an artist’s career (producing, exhibiting, representation, selling, etc.) often fall like six-sided dice onto the Craps table of life and indicate the direction of one’s successes from then on–until the next roll at least. The San Francisco artist’s new body of work, which deals with the theme[.....]

Meeson Pae Yang

Los Angeles-based artist Meeson Pae Yang creates intricate sculptures and installations that explore technology through the context of the body and the natural world. Developing systems that mimic both micro and macro environments, the artist often builds an entire ecosystem within a singular installation. Meeson Pae Yang’s most recent work, Traverse, takes place in a vacant storefront in California. The artist has built a replica[.....]

Eric Deis

Canadian artist Eric Deis is currently exhibiting a new series of photographs titled Shadows Cast on Imagination’s Past, on view now at Elissa Cristall Gallery in Vancouver, BC. The exhibited images include scenes from Vancouver, Tokyo and Toronto. Deis’ images usually depict urban settings with striking clarity, as the artist uses a virtual view camera that features a hybrid digital-analog system which offers a gigapixel[.....]