February, 2012

Terry Winters: Cricket Music, Tessellation Figures & Notebook

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Comprised within two of Matthew Marks Gallery’s Chelsea locations, Cricket Music, Tessellation Figures & Notebook presents Terry Winters’ most recent paintings and collages to make their debut in the United States. In an impressive selection of 14 large-scale paintings, Winters’ patterned canvases display brilliantly pigmented tessellations in an array of lattice structures. Also working from a fascination with knot theory, the works posses a lyrical[.....]

Complicated History: Interview with Olaf Brzeski

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Olaf Brzeski’s work spans many different media, but his practice is unified by a central sense of iconic situations having gone awry. For Brzeski, the hunter becomes the hunted, the superhero-savior is hideously deformed, the stately bust is bloated and misshapen. Brzeski’s work has been included in solo and group shows throughout Poland and in Prague, Copenhagen, Budapest, and Lille. We met up in Tarnow,[.....]

Here Be Dragons: Google Earth As Omniscient Atlas

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#Hashtags: Viral Thoughts on Politics, Arts, and Culture When I was a child, I spent countless hours poring over a Cold War–era National Geographic photo atlas. I traced every road and river, in every country, some which no longer existed or were currently in the process of brutal disintegration (à la balkanization). Sometimes, when I was really lucky, a country would be represented by two[.....]

HELP DESK: School Daze

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Welcome to HELP DESK, step into my office! Each week I’ll be answering your queries about making, finding, marketing, buying, selling—or any other activity related to—contemporary art. Together, we’ll sort through some of art’s thornier issues. Email helpdesk@dailyserving.com with your questions (you can use a free anonymizer like Anonymouse.org if you want) and save the comments section for continuing the conversation on the topic at[.....]

From the DS Archives: David Shrigley

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Today in our fearless adventure through the DS Archives, let’s take another look at David Shirgley. Trained as a fine artist, Shirgley makes a point to break away from the expected fine art aesthetic. Think less Sistine Chapel and more your scarily clever thirteen year old little brother. The work is full of wit, satire and irony, all boiled down to a state of low[.....]

Fan Mail: Interview with Irina Rozovsky

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For this edition of Fan Mail, Moscow-born, Brooklyn-based Irina Rozovsky 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. One artist is featured each month—the next one could be you! I was immediately taken with Irina Rozovsky’s current body of work, In[.....]

The Interruption

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L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley “At this moment, my iPad is totally f–ing me up,” said Eleanor Antin last Sunday at the Hammer Museum, in Act V of Before the Revolution, a remaking of her originally one-woman ballet. Act V was actually called “The Interruption,” because the performers were slated to stop performing and the artist to[.....]