Rosenberg & Co. presents exhibition of works by contemporary artist Tom H. John – New York – 26.07.2017-23.09.2017 – 11615

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Tom John, Untitled, 2017. Gouache and newspaper collage on paper, 15.75 x 19 in.

Rosenberg & Co. is presenting the first solo exhibition of works by the contemporary artist Tom H. John.

Tom H. John is a polymath who applies his creativity to numerous fields, but is first and foremost a visual artist. Throughout his illustrious career in set design and production, the compulsion to produce fine art persisted. This exhibition brings to public view a selection of John’s creative inventory. Georges Braque, František Kupka, the Bauhaus artists, Paul Klee and Julius Bissier inspire his artwork. Primarily working on paper and canvas, John frequently applies gouache to the surface, upon which he builds up his designs. Working in pencil, marker, and watercolor, he sometimes adds newspaper collage to brown paper, or gold and silver foil to rice paper. Series reveal themselves in John’s many sketchbooks, some of which have subsequently been translated to larger scale, such as the four paneled piece included in the show, originally inspired by men’s suit patterns.
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Exhibition of sculpted bronze boxes by architect Peter Marino on view at Gagosian – London – 26.06.2017-08.09.2017 – 11614

Gagosian is presenting “Fire and Water,” an exhibition of sculpted bronze boxes by renowned architect Peter Marino.

This series of cast bronze objects is Marino’s third, following two previous series produced in 2012 and 2014. The new boxes are finished in a variety of patination techniques: gilded, silvered, and blackened.

In this new series, Marino reveals his deep connection to the traditions of bronze metal work. One of the first and best documented materials in human history, the use of bronze permeates art-historical traditions, from devotional musical bells and coinage to weaponry and statuary. In his third book of Odes, the Roman poet Horace spoke of a creation “aere perennius,” meaning “more lasting than bronze,” now a prophetic saying attesting to the durability of art. About ten years ago, Marino was gripped by the discovery of a boat that sank in 350 BC off the Turkish coast en route from Greece to Italy. Original bronze works, more than two thousand years old, were recovered from the ancient vessel. Captivated by the idea of a material that outlasts entire civilizations, Marino began to work with bronze, combining the architectural with the ornamental, obdurate materiality with ephemeral gesture.
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Ashley Bickerton exhibition on view at Newport Street Gallery – London – 11613

Ashley Bickerton Ornamental Hysteria. © Victor Mara Ltd. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates.

Newport Street Gallery is presenting a solo exhibition of work by American artist Ashley Bickerton (b.1959), which runs until 20th August 2017. The survey spans more than three decades of Bickerton’s career and features 51 works, including a significant display of new and previously unexhibited pieces. Titled Ornamental Hysteria, this is his first UK show since 2009.

Bickerton moved to New York in 1982 and after working as a painting assistant to Jack Goldstein, he emerged as a key figure on the newly exploding East Village art scene. Within the context of the culture of commodification sweeping America he rose to prominence as part of an amorphous movement that was branded ‘Neo-Geometric Conceptualism’. Alongside artists such as Haim Steinbach and Jeff Koons, Bickerton endeavoured to reframe the practice of art production in response to the new, seductive mechanisms of desire at work in society.
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Edward Cella Art & Architecture presents its first exhibition with Ryan Callis – Los Angeles – 22.07.2017-19.08.2017 – 11612

Ryan Callis, C’Mon Ride the Wild, 2017. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm). Image courtesy of the Artist & Edward Cella Art & Architecture. Photo: Gene Ogami.

Edward Cella Art & Architecture is presenting Ryan Callis: Ocean Memories, the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Exploring his own intuition in relationship to memories and dreams of the ocean, Callis presents new paintings that combine abstraction, figuration, and illustration.

Charged with hyper awareness, personalities, suffering, and bliss, the artist describes his work by saying: “I spend so much time in the ocean; surfing, swimming, and often just looking and thinking about it and I can’t really describe it with a photograph–it’s all kind of a blur because I can’t wear my glasses. I go to my studio and make these studies of what it feels like to be with waves.”
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‘Abstract Conversations’ at rosenfeld porcini features works by six artists – London – 21.07.2017-20.09.2017 – 11611

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rosenfeld porcini is presenting ‘Abstract Conversations’ featuring Eduardo Stupia, Anna Klimentchenko, Paula Baader, Marianna Gioka, Qingzhen Han and Maaike Schoorel.

As the ferocious argument about the relevance of painting within the panorama of contemporary art recedes once again, there is a fresh, distinctly perceived urgency in how artists are once more embracing the medium without fear of being outdated and irrelevant. One of the current strands involving artists across the globe is represented by gestural painters adopting a minimalist attitude to their work. Where often contemporary art leaves nothing to the imagination and can be read virtually instantaneously by a generation brought up on instant visual gratification, these artists take on a ‘slow food’ philosophy to their practice. Their complex worlds are rather impenetrable to our superficial deciphering as their paintings resist digital translation and reassert the almost unique longevity of the medium along with its continuing ability to communicate with us at a mysteriously profound level.
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Massey Lyuben Gallery opens summer group exhibition – New York – 20.07.2017-25.08.2017 – 11610

Giulia Dall’Olio, g 8 27 d, 2016. Oil on engraved panel, 12.5 x 15 inches.

Massey Lyuben Gallery presents Summer Group Exhibition featuring works by Giulia Dall’Olio, Garrett Klein, and Stephane Joannes.

Giulia Dall’Olio, who lives and works in Bologna, Italy, paints mystical utopian landscapes rich with abstraction. Her engraved oil on panel paintings are dense with layered visual material: murky trees are disrupted by meandering carvings and beautiful washes, as if there’s a gentle rain veiling the composition. The works are polished but purposefully obscured and draw upon the classical genre of landscape painting.
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Previously unexhibited paintings and works on paper by Alice Neel on view at Victoria Miro Venice – 15.07.2017-16.09.2017 – 11609

Alice Neel, Josephine Garwood, 1946. Oil on canvas, 55.4 x 55.4 x 4 cm. 21 3/4 x 21 3/4 x 1 5/8 in © The Estate of Alice Neel. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London and Victoria Miro, London.

A new chapter of the acclaimed exhibition Alice Neel, Uptown, curated by the Pulitzer Prize winning critic and author Hilton Als, opened at Victoria Miro Venice. Curated by Als especially for the Venice gallery and including a number of previously unexhibited paintings and works on paper, this concise exhibition draws on the rich body of work created by Neel during the period in which she lived and worked in upper Manhattan, first in Spanish (East) Harlem, where she moved in 1938, and, later, the Upper West Side, where she lived from 1962 until her death in 1984. The exhibition shares themes with presentations of Alice Neel, Uptown at David Zwirner, New York (February – April 2017), and Victoria Miro, London (until 29 July 2017), while offering a new focus on Neel’s paintings and drawings of women and children.
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Beetles + Huxley exhibits photographs by pioneering early photographer Eadweard Muybridge – London – 19.07.2017-02.09.2017 – 11608

Animal Locomotion: Plate 628 (Man Riding Galloping Horse), 1887’ (C) Eadweard Muybridge. Image courtesy of Beetles+Huxley.

An exhibition of photographs by pioneering early photographer, Eadweard Muybridge at Beetles + Huxley. The exhibition will showcase 65 collotypes prints made by the artist in 1887, from his influential series Animal Locomotion, which features images of animals and people captured in mid-movement.

Muybridge made his most enduring work in the project Animal Locomotion between 1884 and 1887 for the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Each plate in the series shows the same subject in sequential phases of one action. Muybridge recorded varied forms of movement in a wide range of animals, mostly taken at Philadelphia zoo, from pigeons in flight to the subtleties of gait found in sloths, camels and capybaras. Muybridge also documented human subjects walking, running and descending staircases and engaging in boxing, fencing, weight lifting and wrestling.
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Framer Framed present works by Marjan Teeuwen – Amsterdam – 14.07.2017-03.09.2017 – 11607

Marjan Teeuwen, Destroyed House Gaza, 2017.

What does it mean to be forced to flee your home and become internally displaced? What is the meaning of the word ‘home’ in the context of war, diaspora, exclusion, and displacement? these questions are central to the exhibition Home, curated by Meta Knol, with the photographic works of Destroyed house Gaza (2016/2017) by Dutch artist Marjan Teeuwen, and videoblogs made by Palestinian photographer Ezz al Zanoon and journalist Rawan Mahady.
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Spruth Magers presents an exhibition of works by Rosemarie Trockel and Thea Djordjadze – 07.07.2017-26.08.2017 – 11606

 

Rosemarie Trockel, Thea Djordjadze, A Ship So Big, A Bridge Cringes, 2007 (Detail). Wool on canvas, oil on canvas, screenprint on Alu-Dibond, steel, aluminium, perspex, foil, water, 305 x 691 x 121 cm. Installation view, Thea Djordjadze, Rosemarie Trockel, ‘Un soir, j’ai assis la beauté sur mes genoux. And I found her bitter and I hurt her’, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, July 07 – August 26, 2017 © Thea Djordjadze & Rosemarie Trockel / VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2017. Courtesy Sprüth Magers. Photo: Timo Ohler.

Un soir, j’ai assis la beauté sur mes genoux. And I found her bitter and I hurt her is a joint exhibition by the long-time collaborators Rosemarie Trockel and Thea Djordjadze. It is the first time that the two installations from 2007 and 2008 are on view in Berlin. The works have an allegorical nature that explores a number of themes pertinent to contemporary art. Issues around the boundaries of media, and the artwork as a fixed concept are called into question, as well as the exhibition space as a representational frame.
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First French solo show of Italian artist Francesca Pasquali at Tornabuoni Art – Paris – 07.07.2017-23.09.2017 – 11605

Setole, 2012. Red plastic broom bristles on wooden panel and metallic frame, 40 x 50 x 12 cm. Courtesy Tornabuoni Art.

Tornabuoni Art is presenting the first French solo show of young Italian artist Francesca Pasquali (b. 1980). She draws her inspiration from the observation of natural and organic shapes, which she transposes into complex and sophisticated installations, giving new life to plastic, industrial and recycled objects.

The show features Francesca Pasquali’s most iconic series such as her Straws, made of thousands of coloured drinking straws, cut to varying lengths and assembled to create three-dimensionality and depth. The exhibition also presents her absorbing Frappa shapes, created by assembling spirals of neoprene, and the Bristles series, works made of coloured plastic bristles commonly used in the industrial production of household brooms.
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Galerie Richard presents two series of works by Dionisio González – New York – 28.06.2017-27.08.2017 -11604

Dialectic Landscape 7, 2017. 40 x 40 in, 101.6 x 101.6 cm. Digital printing on cotton paper mounted on Dibond and framed in white. Edition 1/7 + 2 A/P.

Dionisio González fifth solo exhibition at Galerie Richard New York is about New York City through two Series of works: Dialectic Landscape and Thinking Central Park from June 28 to August 27, 2017.

Skyscrapers and Central Park co-exist dialectically. “Central Park is essentially a void. A 4000 x 800-metre void. It was conceived on the basis of an idea of spatiality where density was to be developed, but it is the density of the buildings of Manhattan, in their hyper-growth expansion, that has traced out that recreational rectangle for the dispersion of Homo faber. That is, the park is a void because it works as a courtyard inside the urban detention”. In Thinking Central Park the artist fills the space with constructions considered as shelters. At the opposite in Dialectic Landscape he adds some empty spaces for recreational or mobility purposes.
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Galerie Karsten Greve announces exhibition presenting works by eight artists – Cologne – 30.06.2017-02.09.2017 – 11603

Gideon Rubin, Untitled (Pink Roof), 2015, oil on canvas, 90.5 x 102 cm / 35 2/3 x 40 1/4 in.

Galerie Karsten Greve announces its show Künstlerräume II, an exhibition presenting eight artists within a diverse parcours, showcasing their distinct formal and substantial qualities. The eight areas created within the gallery space, each dedicated to the works of one artist, do not – as one would assume – amount to hermetically sealed units, but rather – through constant changes in perspective and shifting vistas – present the spectator with intriguing individual positions as well as associative realms in which correspondences and analogies are foregrounded. The spectator embarks on a journey, his perception evolving with every destination, as memories and experiences from the past – if only a few steps behind – influence the immediate impression and make it resonate with sensations of familiarity and strangeness.
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Group show explores the contemporary nature of abstraction – London – 07.07.2017-26.08.2017 – 11602

Beat Zoderer, Ringfeltung #3, 2013. Enamel on aluminium, 72 × 59 1/10 in. 183 × 150 cm.

Thomas Taubert and Fred Mann are presenting a group show exploring the contemporary nature of abstraction. The two galleries have observed each other’s programs over the years and now seek to place works by their artists alongside each other.

The impetus for the exhibition is a comparison between two artists with a very different practice. Jonathan Parsons and Markus Linnenbrink. Parsons at his last show at New Art Projects explored color by expanding the palette of color theory and creating a series of works that questioned it. Linnenbrink often uses a photographic base to his works and then imposes color on top or creates a flawless surface, which he then drills into to reveal layers of contrasting color poured beneath.
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Exhibition presents an in-depth exploration into Julia Haft-Candell’s recent wall reliefs and ceramic sculpture – Los Angeles, CA – 08.07.2017-02.09.2017 – 11601

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Parrasch Heijnen Gallery announces the infinite, its first solo exhibition of Los Angeles based artist Julia Haft-Candell (b.1982), an in-depth exploration into the artist’s recent wall reliefs and ceramic sculpture.

Focusing on a litany of historically resonant lines and patterns, Haft-Candell’s myriad of scale and material considerations both introduce themselves as an affable guided tour as well as a final destination, bringing both an immediacy and an elasticity that echoes the resonant nature of the material and Haft-Candell’s physical engagement with her medium. Translating, simplifying, and reinventing the casual or insignificant, Haft-Candell offers us a different way to view accepted structures and icons. Chain Infinity, 2017 is one of the many forms Haft-Candell has brought to life that appears as one thing but connotes a broad range of other possibilities. The sculpture itself is solid: grounded, and plastered with chain imagery on its surface, but the play on its form leads the viewer into the artist’s fascination with the realm of infinity: “The infinite exists because the linear dimension does not offer enough. I want to provide the infinite as a refuge for myself and anyone else that feels alienated.” (Julia Haft-Candell, 2017)
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Capitain Petzel presents exhibition of new paintings, drawings and films by Sarah Morris – Berlin – 21.06.2017-26.08.2017 – 11594

Sarah Morris, “Eagle”, 2017, Household gloss paint on canvas, 90 x 90 cm / 35.4 x 35.4 inches © the Artist, Courtesy Capitain Petzel, Berlin, photo: Christopher Burke.

Capitain Petzel is presenting the second solo exhibition of New York-based artist Sarah Morris, titled after the film noir classic »Cloak and Dagger« directed by Fritz Lang. The exhibition points towards the fictional, internal and external architectural landscape inhabited by Lang. For the show the artist realized the large site-specific wall painting »Elixir« and a series of new paintings and drawings. Morris´s film »Finite and Infinite Games« as well as a new film »Mimosa Tank: A Prologue for a Film« are on view.
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Galleria d’Arte Maggiore exhibits works by Tong Yanrunan and Giorgio Morandi – Bologna – 08.06.2017-02.09.2017 – 11584

Tong Yanrunan, 1705270 Flaminio Gualdoni, 2017, oil on canvas, cm. 41 x 33. Photo: Matteo Monti.

The exhibition “Forms of Time: Tong Yanrunan and Giorgio Morandi”, on view at Galleria d’Arte Maggiore in Bologna represents a new and important stage in the project that the Chinese artist has been dedicating to the tradition of portrait for 19 years. Already famous in China and present in some of the most important international museums, Tong Yanrunan travels in different countries realizing a maximum number of paintings for each exhibition. The slowness of execution is in fact an integral part of his work, as well as an experience of dialogue between the artist and the subject, turning almost into a performance, in opposition to the numerical titles of the paintings that recall the progressive codes of the pictures taken by a digital camera.
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First major exhibition of Helen Frankenthaler’s work in Paris in more than fifty years on view at Gagosian – 09.06.2017-16.09.2017 – 11582

Helen Frankenthaler, First Creatures, 1959. Oil, enamel, charcoal, and pencil on sized, primed linen 64 3/4 x 111 inches 164.5 x 281.9 cm. © 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy Gagosian. Photo by Rob McKeever.

Gagosian is presenting “Helen Frankenthaler: After Abstract Expressionism, 1959–1962.” The first major exhibition of Frankenthaler’s work in Paris in more than fifty years, it includes paintings and works on paper, several of which have not been exhibited since the early 1960s.
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Julie Saul Gallery exhibits complete series of fifty-seven paintings by Maira Kalman – New York – 01.06.2017-16.09.2017 – 11579

Man in a Library, 2004. Gouache on paper, 7 3/4 x 7 1/2” image.

Julie Saul Gallery presents the exhibition of the complete series of fifty-seven paintings from Maira Kalman’s lauded 2005 edition of the illustrated The Elements of Style shown together for the first time in New York. Kalman is the author of 25 illustrated books for both children and adults, but this is the one she holds closest to her heart. Many of Kalman’s books have been exhibited at the gallery during the fifteen years we have represented her, including the Principles of Uncertainty, Food Rules, Girls Standing on Lawns, etc., and sold to individual collectors, but Kalman has chosen to keep The Elements together, and the gallery is offering this body of work in its entirety as one work.
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