• Mircea Cantor: The World Is Changing

      Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:50

      “Sic transit Gloria mundi,” words written in burn marks on the white wall of Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Roma’s Enel Room. It is an epigraph that sounds powerful, dramatic and yet resigned. It is not easy for an artist to deal with decadence. I mean, working on a concept so broad as “The word is falling […]

    • Color In Transit: “Building A Painting” At Margaret Thatcher Projects

      Tuesday, 12 June 2012 15:52

      The most exciting, moving aspect of these works is temporality of his brushstrokes; not relegated to one permanent space, his strokes are moveable. Estrada-Vega’s painting process allows him to supercede the academic dryness of a straightforward grid by adding an element of performance. In a time when others may be moving pixels around on a […]

    • In Conversation: Jason Stopa Interviews Michael Brennan

      Monday, 11 June 2012 05:00

      Jason Stopa: One of the most striking aspects in these new works is the kind of back-lit illusionism that is present in the handling of the paint. It reminds me of Pollock in that Hans Namuth film, where he is painting on screen to create a certain liquidity. Your work references paintings’ reproduction via the […]

    • Watch Your Step In Chelsea

      Thursday, 7 June 2012 15:06

      The FLAG Art Foundation is pleased to present “Watch Your Step,” a group exhibition of floor works including Grimanesa Amoros, Kiki Smith, Richard Serra, Polly Apfelbaum, Lynda Benglis, Patricia Cronin, Tara Donovan, William & Steven Ladd, Richard Long, Michael Phelan, Julianne Swartz, and Corban Walker among others. “Watch Your Step” examines the relationship of the […]

    • Confrontation At Forum Box Gallery

      Tuesday, 5 June 2012 16:32

      Törmälehto’s work stands out as an exciting combination controlled spontaneity and coincidences where stiff paintwork is applied lovingly against lighter marks. His irrational confrontations are embodied through a variation of “bad painting” techniques with delicate, beautiful strokes. Here the distinction between good and bad is delicate – if it even exists at all. The third […]

    • Josiah McElheny: Some Pictures of the Infinite

      Monday, 4 June 2012 15:58

      “McElheny’s oeuvre combines the legacy of conceptual art and a keen interest in history with an extremely high proficiency in glass blowing, a degree of craftsmanship almost completely outmoded in today’s art world,” said Molesworth. “Over the past two decades, the problem of infinity has driven McElheny’s efforts to represent the unrepresentable, as the infinite […]

    • Divine Beauty: Video Artist Lee Lee Nam

      Friday, 1 June 2012 17:49

      Alternatively, New Dan Bal Ryeong, Mang Geum Gang is presented on a single monitor. The origin of this work is from Jeun Sun, a Chosun Dynasty landscape artist. There are two mountains; one is the famous Geum Gang San (Diamond Mountain), which is presented on the left side of the work and Dan Bal Ryeong […]

    • Andrew Zarou at Robert Henry Contemporary

      Thursday, 31 May 2012 15:40

      Spray-painted and found printed papers cut into diamonds and triangles make up the seemingly random compositions of the Flotilla series. As the name suggests, the arrangements of shapes and colors looks like a flotilla of ships on the sea as seen from above. A flotilla is usually composed of a homogeneous group of the same […]

    • Dark Interiors & Bright Landscapes

      Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:49

      Lauren Luloff’s solo exhibition of large-scale paintings will occupy the ground floor of the Halsey McKay Gallery. Richly layered, complex activity propels the construction of these works as the artist layers bleach-stained bed sheets, muslin, transparent fabric and varying viscosities of oil paint. Luloff’s paintings are constructed, layered and torn, coalescing into moody evocations of […]

    • Volta’s Summer Vision In Basel

      Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:02

      VOLTA is a platform for presenting the vision of contemporary art galleries of global repute whose artists represent new and relevant positions for curators and collectors alike. Conceived to bridge a gap between Basel’s pre-existing fairs, VOLTA showcases galleries–whether young or mature–that choose as their mandate to work with the most exciting emerging artists. The […]