Galerie Max Hetzler presents a solo exhibition with new works by Christopher Wool – Berlin – 09.06.2017-22.07.2017 – 11581

Christopher Wool, installation view, Galerie Max Hetzler, 2017. Photo: def-image.com. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin I Paris.

Galerie Max Hetzler announces a solo exhibition with new works by Christopher Wool in Bleibtreustrasse 45.

Since the early 1980’s, Christopher Wool explores the process and properties of painting itself. By reducing physical and compositorial principals and experimenting with different painting as well as reproduction techniques, he constantly broadens the notion of this medium. Methods of repetition, layering and erasing build major means of Wool’s artistic practice, focussing always on essential elements like form, line and colour.
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Japanese ceramic sculptor Shozo Michikawa at Lacoste Gallery – Concord, MASS – 03.06.2017-28.06.2017 – 11580

Incense Burner with White and Silver, 5.75 x 4.5 x 4.5”, stoneware.

Lacoste Gallery presents its exhibition Shozo Michikawa • Solo from June 3-28, 2017 with the internationally renowned Japanese ceramic sculptor. Michikawa is highly regarded as a contemporary master of Japanese ceramics with his work found in major museums and private collections worldwide. Born on the island of Hokkaido in the most northern part of Japan, he worked in business until evening classes gave him a passion for clay. Dedicating himself to ceramics, he works from his studio in Seto, one of the sites of the six ancient kilns in Japan. His innovative works that start on the potter’s wheel and often twist on an internal axis are sculptural yet retain a core of functional pottery. The artist insists on this “as pottery was so integral to people’s lives in Japan”. Each piece is faceted and glazed to mimic the effects of nature.
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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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Paul Pfeiffer presents his seminal, pioneering works from the early 2000s at Thomas Dane Gallery – London – 07.06.2017-15.07.2017 – 11578

Paul Pfeiffer, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (31), 2017. Image courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery, London.

The swarm of spectators and the object of their gaze: two sides of an interdependent yet ambiguous relationship at the heart of Paul Pfeiffer’s work and the focus of his show at Thomas Dane Gallery, London. For the very first time in London, Pfeiffer (b. 1966, Honolulu) presents his seminal, pioneering works from the early 2000s alongside recent pieces revealing the artist’s exhaustive investigation in to themes of spectatorship and identity. Through careful editing of found video clips and still imagery Pfeiffer’s singular practice unpicks the mythology of the stadium to reveal disturbing aspects of the human condition and unexpected moments of extreme affect within the arena of mass entertainment. Race, gender, colonialism, camouflage, subjectivity, subjection and the quasi-religious experience of hero worship all feature prominently on the backdrop of popular sports culture.
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Skarstedt opens exhibition of knitted works by German artist Rosemarie Trockel – London – 07.06.2017-04.08.2017 – 11577

Rosemarie Trockel (b.1952), Untitled, 1992. Knitted wool, 70 7/8 x 47 1/4 in. (180 x 120 cm.) 71 7/8 x 48 1/4 x 2 7/8 in. (182.6 x 122.6 x 7.3 cm.) perspex case. This work is from an edition of three, plus one artist’s proof. © DACS 2017.

Skarstedt presents its exhibition in London of knitted works by German artist Rosemarie Trockel. Featuring iconic knitted wool paintings from the 1980s and early 1990s, this is the first exhibition in the UK dedicated to this early body of work.

Begun in 1984, the Strickbilder ‘knitting pictures’ represent an important part of Trockel’s practice which includes drawings, sculptures and mixed-media installations. Using a computerised knitting machine, these early works are characterised by their formal contrast of patterns, such as vertical and horizontal stripes and checkerboard designs taken from existing pattern books and women’s magazines, as well as iconic political and commercial motifs including the hammer and sickle and playboy bunny.
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Exhibition of photographs by John Simmons and Frank Stewart on view at the ​Wilmer Jennings Gallery – New York – 04.06.2017-29.07.2017 – 11576

Frank Stewart, Three Potitions.

The ​Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba​, presents Time, Light and Ritual.​ The exhibition of photographs by ​John Simmons and ​Frank Stewart​ is a milestone that represents the coming together of two life-long friends who picked up cameras in their early teens. Both have devoted decades to telling the story of their lives through the lens of a camera. The more than 60 photos in black and white, taken between 1967 and 2016, capture rural and urban street scenes, family gatherings, scenes from banquet and pool halls; images of ordinary people at rest and at work and extraordinary portraits.
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Nigerian sculptor Nnenna Okore exhibits at Jenkins Johnson Gallery – San Francisco – 01.06.2017-15.07.2017 – 11575

Body Language, 2015. Burlap, dye and wire, 72 x 96 x 25 inches.

Jenkins Johnson Gallery announces Nnenna Okore: Osimili. The Nigerian raised Fulbright Fellow’s exhibition of abstract, richly textured wall sculptures from recycled materials will be on view from June 1 – July 15, 2017.

Metaphorically speaking, Osimili, the Igbo word for a huge body of water, alludes to the fluidity and volatility of life. By referencing organic elements in nature, such as roots, veins, and flora, the works highlight the complex dynamism of our cosmic existence – the animistic force that breathes life into matter. The inference to water underscores the phenomenon of transience and transformation. This exhibition will express the theatrics of movement and flow, and the subtle reflections of aging, fragility, decay, materiality and ephemerality.
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Berry Campbell exhibits nineteen recent paintings and works on paper by Mike Solomon – New York – 01.06.2017-08.07.2017 – 11574

Mike Solomon (b. 1956), Todos, 2016. Watercolor on papers infused in resin, 36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm). Courtesy Berry Campbell Gallery, New York © Mike Solomon.

Berry Campbell Gallery announces the exhibition “Mike Solomon: Immediate Splendor” featuring nineteen recent paintings and works on paper. The exhibition opens with a reception on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm and will continue through July 8. Mike Solomon is currently included in the permanent collection exhibition, “Art of Our Time,” curated by Matthew McLendon at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida. Following his exhibition at Berry Campbell, Solomon is preparing for a solo museum exhibition at the Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina. Continue reading “Berry Campbell exhibits nineteen recent paintings and works on paper by Mike Solomon – New York – 01.06.2017-08.07.2017 – 11574”

Nicole Eisenman presents a concise group of painted reliefs at Anton Kern Gallery – New York – 01.06.2017-07.07.2016 – 11572

Nicole Eisenman, Untitled, 2017. Oil on cast aluminum, 11 3/4 x 9 x 7/8 inches. Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern Gallery, New York. Photo: Object Studies.

Coinciding with her large presentation of five over-life-size bathers at Skulptur Projekte Münster in Germany this summer, New York artist Nicole Eisenman presents a concise group of painted reliefs at Anton Kern Gallery. These surprising explorations of improbably shaped forms and color underscore the artist’s aptitude to fluidly move between painting, drawing, printmaking and the making of sculptures. The exhibition will be on view in the third-floor gallery from Thursday, June 1st through July 7th, 2017.
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Dutch photographer Michel Szulc Krzyzanowski exhibits at Eduard Planting Gallery – Amsterdam – 28.05.2017-23.07.2017- 11571

Michel Szulc Krzyzanowski, Sequence H1. Courtesy Eduard Planting Gallery.

Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam presents from 28 May until 23 July the exhibition ‘New Sequences’ by Dutch photographer Michel Szulc Krzyzanowski. The gallery also has a nice collection of his vintage work in stock, as well as many of his books, including the famous ‘Sequences: the ultimate selection’.

Michel Szulc Krzyzanowski received international acclaim as one of the founders of black and white sequential photography (photo series) in the seventies. After fifteen years, he decided to stop because the method did not bring him new insights. However, since 2016 he started to make sequences again, at the same deserted beaches in Mexico he used before. This time in color and as intrusive as the classical predecessors, but at the same time completely contemporary and surprising.
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Hynek Martinec second solo show at Parafin – London – 25.05.2017-15.07.2017 – 11568

Hynek Martinec, Circus of Nightmares, 2017 Oil on canvas 170 × 240 cm © Hynek Martinec 2017. Courtesy Parafin, London.

Hynek Martinec’s second solo exhibition at Parafin develops his work’s ongoing engagement with art history and his search for visual connections between diverse historical moments. Martinec’s paintings and drawings explore ideas about time, history, reality and spirituality, often appropriating imagery from vintage photographs and the Old Masters, and these new works have been developed in response to an invitation from the National Gallery in Prague to respond to the museum’s Baroque collection.
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Richard Saltoun Gallery presents a rare solo exhibition of the British monk Dom Sylvester Houédard – London – 26.05.2017-14.07.2017 – 11567

Dom Sylvester Houedard (1924-1992) Typestract 63, 1963. Signed by: d s h [typed] (u.l.). page (typed). 20 x 12.5 cm.

Sixties’ America gave the world Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and a roster of other Beat poets. In Britain the Beat movement was altogether more sedate but in typical low-key fashion Britain did produce one truly outstanding counter-culture figure; Dom Sylvester Houédard, Benedictine monk, artist, poet, intellectual and theologian.
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Blondeau &Cie exhibits paintings by Peter Saul and John Tweddle – Geneva – 18.05.2017-08.07.2017 – 11564

On the occasion of the next Nuit des Bains, Thursday 18 May 2017, Blondeau &Cie is presenting a selection of paintings by Peter Saul and John Tweddle made between the 1960s and the 1980s, under the title MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

This exhibition echoes Political Corect, a show held at the gallery in 2008 which explored the theme of self-censorship around Martin Kippenberger’s slogan-like painting, Political Corect, with a group of mainly American artists including Chris Burden, Larry Clark, Mike Kelley, Edward Kienholz, Louise Lawler, Raymond Pettibon, Martha Rosler and Jim Shaw…
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Perrotin Paris presents the first solo exhibition of Chinese artist Xu Zhen with the gallery – 18.05.2017-29.07.2017 – 11563

“Evolution-Apsaras from the North Wall of Mogao Cave No. 321, Iatmul Canoe Prow Mask” (detail), 2016. Oil on canvas. 250 × 166 cm / 98 7/16 × 65 3/8 in. Produced by MadeIn Company.

Perrotin Paris presents Civilization Iteration, the first solo exhibition of Chinese artist Xu Zhen with the gallery, which will showcase Xu’s important series of works since 2013 when he started a brand in his own name. Iteration refers to the way of achieving a desired result through repeated feedback. The exhibited series shows how an artist, amidst increasing globalization and networking of art, can approach the future of art with his own formula.
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Reflex Gallery in Amsterdam presents works by American sculptor Joel Morrison – 06.05.2017-07.07.2017 – 11557

Joel Morrison, The Reaganomic Youth, 2012. Courtesy Reflex Gallery Amsterdam.

Reflex Gallery in Amsterdam announces the first solo show in the Netherlands by American sculptor Joel Morrison. The Los Angeles based artist has earned international acclaim for his highly polished composite sculptures cast in stainless steel. Reflex presents a selection of recent work, as well as four new and unseen pieces.

On the occasion of this exhibition the gallery has published a book with an essay written by art historian and writer Gay Gassmann. The book gives an overview of Morrison’s work from 2001 to 2017. The artist will be present during the opening to sign his book.
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Lisson Gallery presents exhibition of new paintings on paper by Carmen Herrera – New York – 03.05.2017-10.06.2017 – 11553

Carmen Herrera, Untitled, 2015. Acrylic and pencil on paper, 24 3/4 x 36 1/2 inches, 63 x 92.7 cm © Carmen Herrera; Courtesy Lisson Gallery.

Lisson Gallery presents new paintings on paper by Carmen Herrera as the second exhibition in the newest location at 138 Tenth Avenue in New York. The exhibition features eleven works, all painted within the past six years.

Drawing lies at the core of Herrera’s practice, wherein she uses arithmetic guidelines and careful calculations on tracing paper to create a meticulous framework. Expressed through basic geometric shapes, Herrera seeks to create a balanced relationship between compositional variables. Realized in a striking opposition of symmetrical or asymmetrical form, these preparatory structures are then translated on to larger paper and the chosen colors applied within the determined planes.

In recent works, Herrera continues to introduce novel juxtapositions of forms and line, while further exploring the role of color in her work. Over the past few years, Herrera has focused on primary colors, along with green, orange, and especially black. Often Herrera has made use of a single color against the raw white paper to create special tension, but in many of the works on view, Herrera fills each of the dimensions with acrylic paint to create bold geometrical structures.

To coincide with the exhibition of new works on paper, Lisson Gallery will present early paintings by the artist from her time in Paris in the late 1940s at TEFAF New York (May 4 – 8, 2017). Herrera’s paintings were recently the subject of a large-scale survey, Lines of Sight at The Whitney Museum of American Art (September 2016 – January 2017), which traveled to The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio (February – April 2017). Continue reading “Lisson Gallery presents exhibition of new paintings on paper by Carmen Herrera – New York – 03.05.2017-10.06.2017 – 11553”

Exhibition of new paintings by Canadian artist Dil Hildebrand at C24 Gallery – New York – 02.05.2017-30.06.2017 – 11552

The Wind Bloweth, 2017, Acrylic, nylon fibre and sand on acrylic panel in wood frame. 71 x 50in. (180.3 x 127cm).

C24 Gallery presents Lorem Ipsum, an exhibition of new paintings by Canadian artist Dil Hildebrand. This is Dil Hildebrand’s first solo exhibition in New York. Lorem Ipsum showcases paintings and collage that highlight the artist’s distinctive working process in which he examines space and surface. The exhibition is on view May 2 – June 30, 2017.

Dil Hildebrand’s new body of work focuses on spatial concepts of design, the construction of image, and the mechanics of representation in art. His work is informed and influenced by a diversity of references and methods, including modernist strategies of fragmentation and re-composition, pictorial tropes of Western art and theatre, and post – modernist architecture. Layered panels follow a consistent color palette throughout the work, playing with distortion, and depth of field. In Lorem Ipsum, Hildebrand’s paintings deliberately move away from the austerity of the Cartesian aesthetic to create broader, stylistic movement in space, transcending two-dimensionality and blurring the lines between spatial representation and abstraction.

Drawing from experience in scenic painting for theatre, Hildebrand employs the techniques of illusion used in set design. In Lorem Ipsum, his highly stylized brush strokes mixed with collage and layering of acrylic panels, produce the experience of post-modern architectural form. Through the use of materials such as nylon flocking, which is a material commonly found in wallpaper, sand, resin and acrylic paint, the highly physical surfaces create a sense of deep pictorial space. The resulting images frame the body of the viewer in life-sized patterns that imitate the grandeur of structural design.

Frameworks and passageways are important motifs to Hildebrand’s work. Windows are leitmotifs of architectural patterning, ordering the way we think and move through the world; they represent the intersections of movement between states of being. Charged with neurosis and rich with history, the architectural image acts as both a map and a record of physical and psychological experience. In this way, the actual frame of Hildebrand’s paintings act as a window or portal. As if looking through a doorway, the eye rises and falls traveling through the bold shapes and colors of the panels. The result is a transcendent experience that both architectonic spaces and Hildebrand’s paintings share: a compulsory recognition of the present. Continue reading “Exhibition of new paintings by Canadian artist Dil Hildebrand at C24 Gallery – New York – 02.05.2017-30.06.2017 – 11552”

Rosenberg & Co. presents group exhibition of twentieth-century British artists – New York – 29.04.2017-21.07.2017 – 11549

Frank Dobson, Two Women, 1943. Mixed media on paper, 12.25 x 16 in.

Rosenberg & Co. is presenting British Modern Masters, a historical group exhibition offering a selective survey of twentieth-century British art.

The cost of war measured in human pain and loss as well as economic devastation, and a waning British Empire combined with new questions of European security set the stage for a complex and significant shift in British artistic movements. The post-war generation of British artists found a unique voice anchored in the Neo-Romantic movement, fed by new purity of form, and reaching for abstract thought. This development was never independent of its historical context and antecedents or free from other artists and adjacent creative movements. It was, however, a unique confluence of events and circumstances, melding brutal events to everlasting optimism and intellectual aspirations. From studies of the human figure in urban or industrial life to honoring form as a pure subject, British Modern art was a vibrant and rich universe of staggering creativity.

British Modern Masters is an intrinsically flawed label. It is usually used to describe a diverse group of artists working in Great Britain from and after World War II through the Sixties. One could easily argue with the designation, or the dates, or that there was any commonality among the artists, or as to who should or should not be included under that umbrella. One cannot argue, however, with the indisputable flourishing of creativity, the significant influence, the continuing legacy, and the unique objects of beauty that emerged during that time.

The exhibition continues the tradition of Paul Rosenberg & Co. who represented several of the artists, including: Kenneth Armitage, Donald Hamilton Fraser, Peter Kinley, Bernard Meadows, and Graham Sutherland. British Modern Masters does not pretend to be an all-encompassing survey of works from the period, but brings renewed attention to many British artists, some now legends of the art historical canon. This exhibition could not have happened without the guidance and collaboration of our friends at Osborne Samuel in London.

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Works from Keith Sonnier’s new “Portal Series” on view at Häusler Contemporary – Zürich – 12.04.2017-17.06.2017 – 11537

Keith Sonnier, Patio Portal, 2013.

Häusler Contemporary Zürich is presenting works from Keith Sonnier’s new «Portal Series» together with selected early works that have rarely been shown in Europe. Our exhibition focuses on Sonnier’s examination of the relationship between sculpture and architectural space, and provides evidence of his creative engagement with a variety of different materials. These are the same parameters that have distinguished the artist’s work throughout his career and contributed to his position as a major Post Minimalist sculptor.

In Europe, Keith Sonnier is mainly known for his light works and installations. Thus it may come as a surprise that, in addition to recent and selected early light pieces, our exhibition includes sculptures made of wood and bamboo. in fact, these works seamlessly conform to Keith Sonnier’s very precise formal language, his examination of the sensual and emotional qualities of different material and his sculptural investigation of architectural space.

As the title implies, the theme of the «Portal Series» from 2013/2014 which we are presenting for the first time in Zurich is accessing architectural space. Wall pieces made with simple neon structures such as «Portal Wall» or «Patio Portal» suggest possible passages or openings, whereas «Portal Wall Extension» expands directly from the wall to the floor, becoming a freestanding portal. The works from the «Portal Series» that we present in our exhibition are remarkable in that they consist of a maximum of three to four neon tubes, always in the primary colors of red, yellow, and blue, and they all are characterized by clear horizontals, verticals, and 45 degree diagonals. A system of spatial coordinates with rounded protrusions sees to point in specific directions. These protrusions can also be read as elements that penetrate space, adding an erotic connotation to the pieces that is implicit in many of Sonnier’s works. Continue reading “Works from Keith Sonnier’s new “Portal Series” on view at Häusler Contemporary – Zürich – 12.04.2017-17.06.2017 – 11537″