October, 2009

Free Press in Free Fall

The Athens (GA) Institute of Contemporary Art is currently presenting the exhibition Free Press in Free Fall. Curated by Allie Goolrick, a graduate student in the University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism, the exhibition aims to address the current state of the media in the United States. It features a number of US-based artists including, Kathryn Refi, Wayne Bellamy, Gary Duehr, Melinda Eckley, John English, M. Ho,[.....]

Qi Zhilong

Political pop artist Qi Zhilong‘s work is showing in a group exhibition titled, CHINAMANIA, taking place until January 3rd at ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, in Ishoj, Denmark, not far outside Copenhagen. CHINAMANIA diversely collects 24 works by 11 contemporary artists, and investigates the Chinese national scene, the international vista, and even the intimate effects the (inter)national level has at the local level for individuals. Zhilong paints head shots[.....]

New Contributors on DailyServing!

We are excited to announce that we have added five new contributors to our international writing team, expanding our global coverage of contemporary art! Look out for original articles, interviews, reviews and more from our new writers in the cities listed below. If you feel that your city has amazing art events that are not getting any love from the art press, please let us[.....]

Olafur Eliasson: Mekanism Skateboards

Mekanism Skateboard Company recently partnered with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson to custom create a new series of skateboard decks. The new work, titled Your Mercury Ocean, features a highly reflective, rippled surface that accurately mimics a liquid. The final work remains functional for skating. Olafur Eliasson’s work utilizes sensory experience to examine the relationship that individuals have with their surroundings, in an attempt to alter the perception[.....]

Nicole Gordon

Now on view at the Chicago Cultural Center is Stateless, New Work by Nicole Gordon. The paintings by the Chicago-based Gordon employ a lush commingling of diverse stylistic references from Flemish artists to Persian miniature paintings to create her own whacky vision of the clash between urban civilization and the natural world. In her two major paintings on view here, onlooking monkeys gaze dreamily or stare directly at[.....]

DailyServing Interview Grant with Society6

Hello there DailyServing readers, We recently teamed up with the website Society 6 to offer any visual artist the opportunity to have an interview published on the DailyServing website, reaching over 100,000 viewers each month. One winner will have their interview and 4 images of artwork published on the site, and then archived for indefinite public access. The winning artist will be selected by members of[.....]

Mitzi Pederson

“In order to educate man to a new longing, everyday familiar objects must be shown to him with totally unexpected perspectives and in unexpected situations”. This quote by Russian Constructivist Alexander Rodchenko is especially fitting when describing the work of artist Mitzi Pederson. Mapping extremely formalized landscapes, Pederson’s sculptural forms are made up of found material (much resembling construction debris) and are intentionally placed and arranged[.....]