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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
Internationally recognized for his painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography, skate-icon and artist Ed Templeton has several significant projects in the works.
Most immediately, Templeton opens a new photo exhibit at Roberts + Tilton (Los Angeles) this Friday, Feb. 26. The works on display are culled from the artist’s personal archives, and were shot spontaneously from the inside of cars over a span of 15 years. Speaking of the project, Templeton says, “I never went out driving just to shoot pictures. Each one of these was shot going from point A to point B for some other reason, organically; they represent the in-between. Most of it is from my frequent visits to LA from my home in Huntington Beach, 1 hours’ drive south. But there is also a lot from taxi rides in Paris, Moscow, London, Barcelona, and St Petersburg.”
Next up , Templeton’s photography will be included in the 2010 Photography Biennial at MAMAC (Liege, Belgium), which runs Feb 28 – April 25. Lastly, his first solo museum exhibition, The Cemetery of Reason, opens at S.M.A.K. (Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art) in Ghent, Belgium on April 2, and will include works across multiple disciplines.
Thursday, February 18th, 2010
Faurschou Copenhagen is currently exhibiting new works by New York based painter, Erik Parker. Along with his previous exhibit at Paul Kasmin (NY), Parker’s tightly rendered, candy-colored psychedelia are easily his most accomplished works to date. As the show’s title suggests, Adapt signals an artist who, after more than a decade of patient development and experimentation, has reemerged with a bold and compelling style that no doubt can catapult him to increased notoriety.
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010
KAWS’ debut exhibit in Spain with Javier Lopez (sister gallery to New York’s Gering-Lopez, where the artist is also represented) debuted last night in Madrid, coinciding with the opening day of the ARCOmadrid contemporary art fair, where the gallery is also showcasing a new multi-panel painting by the artist. Comprised of three large monochromatic canvases (as well as a bronze sculpture), the show is reminiscent of some of the artist’s earlier black matte and gloss paintings (circa 2000). In recent works from the last year, KAWS has drifted deeper into abstraction and away from the figurative forms he is so well known for. Here, the artist combines his signature characters with these new geometric elements, continuing his claim on popular iconography by reworking them into his own lexicon. What is so compelling is that KAWS has managed to take such recognizable cultural images – the Michelin Man and more recent Sponge Bob character – and so effectively recast them as his own. Given his trademark treatment, with their morbid X’d out eyes the Chum and Kawsbob have quickly become instantly recognizable as part of the KAWS brand.
Feb 18 – April 7
Galeria Javier Lopez
José Marañón, 4
E-28010 Madrid, Spain
Feb. 17 – 21
Feria de Madrid (Halls 6,8,10)
28042 Madrid, Spain
(ARCO images via Glltn, Gallery images via Javier Lopez)
Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
With his early influence in the Conceptual Art movement, and with the written word having established a popular presence in Contemporary Art (Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holtzer and Tracy Emin to name a few), Lawrence Weiner’s continuing contributions are as vital today as they have ever been.
Open now through March 28, 2010, are two European exhibitions by Weiner. BAK (Utrecht, Netherlands) presents Dicht Bij, a solo exhibit that continues FORMER WEST, the institution’s long-term research and educational initiative commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by exploring the impacts the event has had on the arts in the Western half of Germany. An edition, produced in a limited number of 300, is on sale at BAK for €8.
Simultaneously, the Castellón Center for Contemporary Art is hosting Weiner’s Under the Sun, comprised of a new exhibit and permanent public sculpture in the city’s El Pinar park.
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
Juan Francisco Casas’ brilliant works on paper, using only a Bic pen as his primary tool, will open in Madrid’s Galeria Fernando Pradilla on January 14. Already in extensive pre-sales, the exhibition is anticipated to be one of 2010′s star-turning events. Prominent global art collectors have been dutifully seizing the opportunity to bring in Casas’ work into their holdings, possibly selling-out the show prior to the official opening.
Galería Fernando Pradilla
C/ Claudio Coello, 20
vox: (34) 91 575 48 04
fax: (34) 91 577 69 07
Thursday, November 12th, 2009
With its second exhibition under the leadership of new director, MACRO Future is quickly reasserting itself as a vital hub for emerging experimental and contemporary art. After presenting the much talked about New York Minute, the museum is now playing host to Apocalypse Wow. The exhibition attempts to join together an otherwise fragmented group around the loose theme of art that has had a lasting cultural impact, while operating outside of the mainstream art world. With a heavy focus on street art, Apocalypse Wow features Shepard Fairey, Tim Biskup, Todd Schorr, Travis Louie, Jeremy Fish, Doze Green, Ron English, Jeff Soto, Barry McGee, Clayton Brothers, Aiko Nakagawa, and others.
Nov. 7 – Jan. 31, 2010
Friday, October 23rd, 2009
We are extremely excited for Thomas Campbell’s forthcoming gallery show, opening Oct. 30 at V1 in Copenhagen. Campbell has spent the past few years focusing on his surf-film projects, and hasn’t held a major exhibition since his 2006 shows at Museum Het Domain (Netherlands) and Roberts and Tilton Gallery(Los Angeles). His latest movie, The Present, will also be screened for the first time in Scandinavia on Oct. 28.
Thomas Campbell – UMMMM
Oct. 30 – Nov. 11
The Present Film Film Premier
Oct. 28, 8:30pm
Sunday, October 18th, 2009
Alexander Liberman - Rothko in his Studio, New York, 1964. (Alexander Liberman Photographic Collection & Archive Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California (2000.R.19) © J. Paul Getty Trust)
In 1988 Tate Liverpool opened it’s doors for the very first time with an exhibition of Mark Rothko’s The Seagram Murals. More than 20 years later the painting have returned to the museum, where they are on display now through March 21, 2010. On Thursday, Oct. 18, Achim Borchardt-Hume, formerly of Tate Modern where he was responsible for curating the recent Rothko exhibition, and now Chief Curator at Whitechapel Gallery, London, will give a unique talk concerning the museum’s long term relationship with Rothko. More event info here
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
Elizabeth Peyton: Live Forever, the museum retrospective which premiered at the New Museum in NY one year ago, opens Oct. 16 at the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastrciht, Netherlands. A comprehensive hard-cover exhibition catalog co-published by the New Museum and Phaidon is now available. For more commentary, see our previous post.
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
The New York Minute exhibition catalog is now available via O.H. W.O.W as a hardcover edition, limited to 100 numbered copies and packaged with a special t-shirt. The set is $75, so hopefully a softcover version will pop up, like the one seen in this sneak peek via the show’s curator, Kathy Grayson (who was just interviewed by Art Observed). Read on for images. Read the rest of this entry »