November, 2009

Fouad Elkoury

The Third Line in Dubai is currently presenting What Happened to My Dreams?, Fouad Elkoury‘s latest photographic series. The artist, who lives between Paris and Beirut, earned a degree in architecture in 1979, but later turned to photography. He covered the Israeli invasion of Beirut in 1982 and has since been photographing war torn areas and landscapes in the Middle East. What Happened to My[…..]

Delphine Courtillot: Raptures of the Deep

Images of interiors from 20th century Amsterdam architecture, references to Art Nouveau, and potential sites of phantasmagoria are all found in a new series of paintings on paper by Dutch-based artist Delphine Courtillot, titled Raptures of the Deep. Courtillot’s new exhibition, which is on view at Roberts and Tilton in Los Angeles through December 19th, continues the artist’s use of subdued and atmospheric palette, which[…..]

Faux Koons at Gagosian

Jeff Koons, November 14-January 9th, Gagosian Gallery “To live outside the law you must be honest,” sang Bob Dylan in 1966, in his brash classic Absolutely Sweet Marie. It’s a line Dylan presumably appropriated from Don Siegel’s dark 1958 noir, The Lineup, a fact Jonathan Lethem insightfully pointed out in his 2007 essay ‘The Ecstasy of Influence.‘  Siegel’s film used the more unwieldy “When you[…..]

SuttonBeresCuller: I Like Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Likes Me

I Like Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Likes Me is the title of a photograph produced by the Seattle-based artist group SuttonBeresCuller. Created in 2001, the photo playfully riffs on Joseph Beuys‘ famous performance from 1974 titled, I Like America and America Likes me. SuttonBeresCuller also has a new exhibition on view at Lawrimore Project in Seattle through December 19th. Happy Thanksgiving from DailyServing!

Turf One

Currently on view in the project space at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles is a solo presentation of work by Montreal-based French artist, Turf One, entitled Shining Darkness. Often perversely proportioned, Turf One’s curious depictions of bowler hat and imperial mustache-donning men read like the lineup of a Coney Island sideshow act. His mixed media constructions of the seemingly dark side of kitsch reflect this[…..]

Cy Twombly: Eight Sculptures

Artist Cy Twombly has created a new series of sculptures, under the humble title Eight Sculptures. These new objects are currently being presented at Gagosian Gallery‘s 980 Madison Ave location in New York City. The exhibition is a companion to a new series of paintings, titled Leaving Paphos Ringed with Waves, on view at Gagoisian’s Athens gallery. In addition to the shows at Gagosian, the[…..]

MOMA: New Photography 2009

The Museum of Modern Art in New York is currently presenting New Photography 2009, this year’s installment of a series that began in 1985 with the aim of exhibiting the most compelling recent work in the field of contemporary photography.  Organized by Eva Respini, Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at MoMA, the exhibition brings together six young artists, Walead Beshty, Daniel Gordon, Leslie[…..]