March, 2010

Erick Swenson: A Selection of Works

Opening tomorrow evening at James Cohan Gallery in New York City is an new exhibition by American artist Erick Swenson, simply titled A Selection of Works. The collection marks the third solo show for the artist at the Cohan Gallery and will include a new large-scale sculpture, titled Ne Plus Ultra,  alongside several other works dating from 2001 through today. Ne Plus Ultra is an[…..]

CutUp Collective

The anonymous street art / urban interventionist CutUp Collective is based in East London, but have been subverting advertising on the streets of cities world wide. The main focus of the group is to disrupt the everyday experience of passerbys and to promote discussion through altering preexisting urban structures, namely billboards. They have been achieving this by ripping down existing advertising and “cutting-up” the images[…..]

Leslie Hewitt: On Beauty, Objects, and Dissonance

The Kitchen in New York City is currently showing On Beauty, Objects, and Dissonance, a Leslie Hewitt solo exhibition curated by Rashida Bumbray.  The exhibition features new and recent work by Hewitt in photography, sculpture and film installation.  The Kitchen writes that in this exhibition Hewitt’s ‘…long-standing interest in non-linear perspective merges with W.E.B. Dubois’ theory of double consciousness, to create visually elegant and thoughtfully[…..]

From the DS Archives: Willie Doherty

Each Sunday we reach deep into the DailyServing Archives to unearth an old feature that we think needs to see the light of day. This week we found a review of Willie Doherty’s 2009 exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. If you have a favorite feature that you think should be published again, simply email us at info@dailyserving.com and include DS Archive in the[…..]

@ MoMA

Days ago, the Museum of Modern Art‘s Department of Architecture and Design announced their acquisition of a new work into the collection. The piece is one that we of the age of email and Twitter know well—the @ symbol. Since the announcement, the Internet has been abuzz with the news, mostly because its implications reach far beyond the art and design world. It’s so familiar[…..]

Other Springs

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Some Other Spring, the title of Jack Pierson’s current exhibition at Regen Projects, is also the title of a characteristically sultry but otherwise unremarkable Billie Holiday single. In it, Holiday mourns lost love in a way that’s lushly comfortable and totally unmotivated, clinging to “faded blossoms” that have been “crushed and torn.”[…..]

Debris

Currently on view at P.P.O.W Gallery in New York is the three-person exhibition, Debris, which features the work of Sarah Frost, Portia Munson and Aurora Robson. For Debris, each artist has contributed a large scale installation, constructed of discarded plastic refuse and fashioned into a thing of visual interest, a bastion of beauty. The overarching dialog surrounds the issue of sustainability and the negative impacts[…..]