June, 2011

Nomadic and Luminous: Ranu Mukherjee at Frey Norris

What happens at the moment when energy becomes material, and how can we even dream of documenting it? The question has wide-ranging implications, from the memories stored in everyday objects to the effects of prayer. Ranu Mukherjee’s solo exhibition at Frey Norris Contemporary and Modern, Absorption Into the Nomadic and Luminous, takes up these issues. A former painter who now works mostly with photography and[.....]

Oh No You Ditten! Los Angeles invades SoHo

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Is this a throwdown? It’s tempting to think so, since the title, Greater LA, is obviously a riff on the seminal P.S.1 survey Greater New York, and is installed in the same type of beat-up SoHo loft where major New York art history went down in the 1960s and ‘70s. But don’t get too excited. Any sense of bi-coastal competition erodes  quickly when you realize[.....]

Blueprint for a Bogey

The bogey, the term for a go-cart in Glasgow, has been made across generations by children to drive and play in. Given the DIY character of the bogey and use of scrap materials from old wheels and abandoned pushchairs, the premise of the exhibition, Blueprint for a Bogey, takes the absence of regulations concerning a bogey’s construction or play, to explore concepts surrounding play –[.....]

From the DS Archives: Elliot Hundley

From the DS Archives reintroduces Los Angeles based artist Elliot Hundley this Sunday. Up now through July 1st at Regen Projects in Los Angeles is Elliot Hundley: Semele, an exhibition featuring large-scale wall bound collages, sculptures, and paintings inspired by Euripides’ Greek tragedy, The Bacchae. This article was originally written by Chantel Tattoli on October 1, 2009. Elliott Hundley‘s work mashes up the diligence of[.....]

Fan Mail: Jason Gringler

For this edition of Fan Mail, Jason Gringler has been selected from a group of worthy submissions. If you would like to be considered, please submit to info@dailyserving.com a link to your website with ‘Fan Mail’ in the subject line. Two artists are featured each month—the next one could be you! Upon first glance, the large-scale works of Canadian-born, New York-based artist Jason Gringler may[.....]

Defying Gravity

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley “I believe we were born dead,” said motorcyclist-daredevil Evel Knievel, rambling to Sports Illustrated in 1968. He’d just cleared 16 cars in Gardena, CA, before crashing over the fountains at Cesare’s Palace, and was romanticizing about future stunts. “I have accepted the fact that dying is a part of living,” he continued.[.....]

Constructing the Victim

Like a newspaper in its matter of fact presentation of content, Cady Noland / Santiago Sierra at KOW Berlin, curated by Alexander Koch and Nikolaus Oberhuber, appears purposefully removed of emotion. We never make eye contact with other humans, backs are often turned, or we find ourselves averting our eyes for our own protection.  We stand on the outside looking in. No one makes a[.....]