THE HEADLINER: FEATURING PREMIER ART EVENTS, ARTISTS PROFILES, INTERVIEWS & EXHIBITIONS

THE SPOTLIGHT:FEATURED ARTISTS

BING WRIGHT

Bing Wright's photographs have been shown in exhibitions at the Tang Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs (2007), the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (1991) and the Queens Museum of Art, New York (1986), among others. His work can be found in several museums collections including The Museum of Modern Art and the Seattle Art Museum. He lives and works in New York City.

MATTHEW RYAN HERGET

Matthew Ryan Herget is an emerging self-taught artist from Miami, FL.  Herget's work is what he calls, a "constant collaboration" between himself at all points in his life. Often, paintings are layered in sketches and other paintings from his childhood or crayon scribbles that coexist with vivid oil paint in which he has coined "contemporary cave paintings."

JAMES LAW

Photographer living in Los Angeles CA. From Southern California raised on martial arts, side jobs and skateboarding with a bit of time in the rocky mountains in a small town with a population of about 1,600 in the Aspen Valley. Started shooting in 2006 motivated by Ryan Nixon, friend and photojournalist Samuel Hodgeson and creative Felix Winqvist from Sweden and followed his love of ...

ALEXANDRA MANTZARI

From my childhood all external stimuli I received was enough to make me want to depict in a piece of paper and pay off their beauty with the greatest possible clarity. That was the reason I started painting and loved in my attempts to give life to everything materialistic with color and passion. The biggest challenge for me is to decode behaviors of people, expressions, movements and create a composition refers to internal relations...

ROSA VERLOOP

Dutch artist Rosa Verloop as found an interesting use for stockings. By molding, folding, and squeezing common nylon stockings, Verloop has created interesting, layered facial structures. She uses regular pins to keep the stockings in the shape of a facial structure and her portraits sit at an "uncomfortable place in the life cycle between birth and death."

SAM DURANT

Sam Durant is a multimedia artist whose works engage a variety of social, political, and cultural issues. Often referencing American history, his work explores the varying relationships between culture and politics, engaging subjects as diverse as the civil rights movement, southern rock music, and modernism 

VISUAL VOICES: ART INTERVIEWS

MARIJN VAN KREIJ: SLOWING DOWN THROUGH REPETITION

This text is written on a scrap of paper, torn from a sketchbook and almost carelessly tacked to the wall of Marijn van Kreij’s studio, just outside of Amsterdam. It’s a daily reminder resonating in the space where the artist spends most of his waking hours drawing and painting, but also reading, looking at pictures from his ever-growing art book library, immersing himself in this repository of text and image.

GENEVIEVE GAIGNARD: “YOU’RE NOT THAT, BUT YOU’RE NOT NOT THAT.”

Genevieve Gaignard is a magician. She sees you and she sees you seeing her. Revealing our experience and understanding of race, gender, sexuality, and their complex perceptions under the western heteropatriarchal gaze, the Los Angeles-based artist uses self-portraiture and sculpture to find truth in the abstract aporia of identity.

HEATHER DEWEY-HAGBORG QUESTIONS DNA AS BIG DATA

DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) is often imagined as the key to identity, as the progenitor of who we are. It is nature within us and the scaffolding onto which we are nurtured into who we are. However, through epigenetics, viral transfer, and genetic drift, we are becoming more aware of the superposition of DNA and its ability to change, inherit, mute, and express with degrees of certainty, not certitude. 

CITING DECOLONIAL THEORY, MOFFAT TAKADIWA TRANSFORMS DEBRIS INTO ART

In Moffat Takadiwa’s work, the remnants of consumer goods—bright colored bits of plastic and metal, fragmented, emptied of their promise and their contents—make their way into shapes, shrouds, and clusters, into mandala-like patterns of consumption and waste. Spray tops, bottle caps, plastic lids, laptop keys: the detritus of late capitalism accumulated into strands, shapes, and forms, now hang from gallery walls.

CECILY BROWN DISCUSSES STYLE, INSECURITIES, AND KNOWING WHEN A PAINTING IS FINISHED

Often pigeonholed as what the artist herself facetiously refers to as some type of “fifth generation Abstract Expressionist,” London-born New York-based painter Cecily Brown’s work is defined by the visible physicality of her stroke, the frequently engulfing size of her canvases and the palpable struggle between figuration and abstraction—all attributes that quickly draw references to artists like Willem de Kooning. 

"THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FAIR": IN CONVERSATION WITH SAMARA GOLDEN

Samara Golden draws you in and shuts you out. Sewing, stuffing, and cutting materials of personal industriousness—fabrics, pantyhose, found thriftwares, cosmetology heads—the props in her motley sets splay out against all manner of reflective surfaces, situating some version of you inside her bendy armatures of time, place, and movie-inflected memory. M.C. Escher meets Miami Vice, the campy slickness melting into your own face as seen in a broken mirror...

ART RADAR:EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

PIERRE HUYGHE’S MINDBLOWING INSTALLATION & OTHER HIGHLIGHTS FROM SKULPTUR PROJEKTE DECENNIAL

The fifth edition of Skulptur Projekte Münster, the decennial exhibition dedicated to the medium of sculpture as public art, opened this past weekend in the quaint German city and—for the first time in its history—in the neighboring city, Marl.In addition to spilling over to another municipality, this edition was marked by a string of departures from the ordinary: First, the very definition of sculpture in public space was extended to include both video and performance art...

ART RADAR PICK FOR EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK: GORO MURAYAMA @ G/P GALLERY, TOKYO

Murayama is regarded as one of the artists who can see the relation between two as a kind of interpenetration, not just of materials but processes too. All of the works in the exhibition depict changing shapes and forms that cannot be anticipated. The artist creates artworks through a unique and organic systematic process that cycle through four activities: weaving strings together, applying a ground, painting patterns upon it. The process is then repeated like a circuit, alternating between the making of the 'canvas' and the act of painting/drawings...

ART OPPORTUNITIES: TOP 7 ARTIST RESIDENCIES

Artist residencies vary in location, amenities, and reputation, but they all share one principal goal—to give artists time and space to create their work. In fact, while they may sound like summer camp for creatives, stocked with rustic cabins, communal meals, and rolling hills, most of them are actually venues for continuing the hard work they did in school.For young artists just emerging from art school or an MFA program, studio space may be prohibitively expensive, and leaving the nurturing bubble of school is daunting. Residencies can fill that gap—if these up-and-coming artists know which ones to apply for.

TALKING POINT: AUSTRIAN COLLECTIVE GELATIN'S PERFORMATIVE SCULPTURE... HAVING SEX WITH CLAY

Greene Naftali‘s latest exhibition “New York Golem” features the auspicious clay sculptures of Vienna-based art collective Gelatin (a.k.a. Gelitin).The group, which is known for its playful antics and propensity for the absurd, showcases more than 40 ceramic sculptures, each one placed atop plinths made of assembled materials like wood, metal, and random household objects. The press release gives us another clue to the formation of the work: “It bears marks of its creation in passion, molded by gelatin’s genitals and sometimes through the behind.”...

ARTFAIR NEWS: REPEAT ATTACKS @ SKULPTUR PROJEKTE MÜNSTER CREATE A PLAYGROUND FOR THIEVES AND VANDALS

There’s no end to the problems facing Skulptur Projekte Münster. The Nicole Eisenman ensemble created for the prestigious decennial has been vandalized for the second time in as many weeks, and technical equipment from Koki Tanaka’s project has been stolen.On the night of Monday, July 31, large parts of the technical equipment of Tanaka’s Provisional Studies: Workshop #7 How to Live Together and Sharing the Unknown were removed by thieves. The Skulptur Projekte press team have announced that Tanaka’s project on Johannisstrasse will be closed until new technology can be installed...

THE GLOBAL FORECAST: LIU BOLIN'S EXHIBITION "REVEALING DISAPPEARANCE" OPENING NEXT MONTH IN PARIS

For this coming September Galerie Paris-Beijing is pleased to present Revealing Disappearance, Liu Bolin latest solo exhibition witnessing the artist’s engagement on environmental issues.

Since the beginning of his career, ecology has been a central topic of Liu Bolin’s artistic production. In 2011 he braved the polluted waters of the Yellow River in one of the most industrialized regions of his country, two years ago he organized a collective performance at the edge of a large artificial forest aimed to stop the spreading of the Gobi desert in the Northern territories of China...