Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Money Down: David Jelinek at Andrew Edlin Gallery

David Jelinek. Money Down, 2013. Discarded lottery tickets; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Edlin Gallery.

Three years ago, artist David Jelinek and his wife decided to get a divorce. That very weekend, a car slammed into him as he attempted to hail a cab. He flew ten feet into the air and spent ten days in a trauma unit at Bellevue Hospital. He lost all hearing in his right ear as well as a large amount of spinal fluid. But trauma[.....]

Close to Home: Tom Wood at Thomas Erben Gallery

Tom Wood. Untitled, 1985; C-print, edition of 7 (+2 AP). Image courtesy of the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York.

Empathy may not be one of the first words people associate with modern documentary photography, but Ireland-born photographer Tom Wood has it in spades. Wood, who currently resides in North Wales, lived for twenty-five years in Merseyside, a seaside county in North West England, and photographed local residents in portraits that are relatable, real, and fundamentally sympathetic toward their subjects. Though he is often compared[.....]

Pay Attention: Claudia Joskowicz at LMAKprojects

Intersections, Claudia Joskowicz’s two-channel video installation and accompanying photographic series at LMAKprojects, is a straightforward display of her newest video piece, Every Building on Avenida Alfonso Ugarte – After Ruscha. The insular gallery space of LMAKprojects has been transformed into a kind of dark pathway. The spectator enters and is sandwiched between two opposing, life-size projections of two sides of the same street: Avenida Alfonso[.....]

Change Over Time: Richard Misrach at Pace MacGill

Richard Misrach. Untitled (February 14, 2012 6:15 PM), 2012. Pigment print mounted to aluminum. 79 3/8 x 106 inches.

California-based photographer Richard Misrach first emerged on the American art scene in the 1970s, praised for his pioneering use of color film and large-scale prints. He spent the next four decades of his career using these techniques to document the fragile relationship between man and the environment, paying special attention to decaying, off-kilter landscapes. His photographs of former nuclear test sites in Nevada and Utah,[.....]

Tracey Emin at Lehmann Maupin: The Carry

Tracey Emin’s work presents an unfiltered and often embarrassingly personal view of emotional pain. It reflects the kind of desperate or careless narcissism that is the territory of the depressed. Emin is concerned with the primacy of her own experience—and the narrative of her own sadness is the unabashed subject of her work. Emin’s oeuvre has always felt most valuable to me in terms of[.....]

Who’s In And Who’s Out at Frieze New York 2013

As a part of our partnership with Huff Post Arts, today we bring you a story written by Rozalia Jovanovic of BLOUIN ARTINFO about Frieze Art Fair in New York. While Frieze New York has more exhibitors this year than last — around 190 to last year’s 180 — there’s still not enough room for everyone, and competition for entry was fierce. The second edition of the fair sees[.....]

Elizabeth Peyton: Familiar Faces in Unfamiliar Places

Klara, 2012, Oil on aluminum veneered panel.

I once read that when we travel to new or strange places that a very interesting phenomenon occurs. Since we are a bit lost and disoriented, our brains miscalculate the faces of strangers in the crowd in an attempt to find the familiar. As synapses fire, a person on the sidewalk may look like an old lover—or we swear we glanced a family friend across[.....]