Seth Cameron to Lead New York’s Children’s Museum of the Arts
The Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan has hired artist, curator, and educator Seth Cameron, who cofounded the Bruce High Quality Foundation (BHQF), as its new executive director. The institution has operated without a director since June 2019, when Barbara Hunt-McLanahan, who helmed the museum for nearly six years, passed away after battling pancreatic cancer.
Shades of Purple Twilight fill a Hallway in new Exhibit at Mass MoCA
Gamaliel Rodriguez looked out at the hills shading into a dark twilight purple on a winter afternoon. It took him a year to draw them by hand. They could be the hills of his native Puerto Rico, and they could be here, outside the long glass walls at the Hunter Center at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, where he has just seen his 60-foot-long mural installed for the first time.
Fosdick-Nelson Gallery hosting ‘Painting As Is’
Alfred University’s Fosdick-Nelson Gallery will host an exhibition, Painting as Is, opening Friday and remaining on view through Feb. 25. The exhibition is curated by Heidi Hahn, assistant professor of painting, Alfred University School of Art and Design, and Tim Wilson, a painter who has artwork included in the exhibition. Most of the participating artists currently live and work in Brooklyn and or New York City and graduated from top MFA programs such as Yale, Columbia and School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
OTP Short-Forms: Heidi Hahn
An interview with the New York based painter ahead of her 2020 show at Nathalie Karg Gallery.
2020 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts
NEW YORK, January 30, 2020—Paintings, sculptures, video, photographs, and works on paper by 28 contemporary artists will be exhibited in the galleries of the American Academy of Arts and Letters on historic Audubon Terrace (Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets) from Thursday, March 5 through Sunday, April 5, 2020. Exhibiting artists were chosen from over 150 nominees submitted by the members of the Academy, America’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, composers, and writers. The recipients of the Academy’s 2020 Art and Purchase Awards will be selected from this exhibition.
Fog Fair brings the Art World to San Francisco
For San Francisco’s social set, detoxing the entire month of January is out of the question. Fog Fair, a contemporary art show, takes place January 16 to 19, and its preview gala on Wednesday, January 15, is not to be missed.
Forty-eight galleries are participating in the fair; six are first-timers at the event. The new galleries include London’s Gallery Fumi; New York’s Lehmann Maupin, Nathalie Karg Gallery, and Tina Kim Gallery; Rio de Janeiro’s Mercado Moderno, and local favorite Jenkins Johnson Gallery.
This exquisite show made it into our Blobs of New York roundup and it was probably the stand-out from that group. To pull a marvelous quote from the exhibition text “Body fragments including legs, breasts, vulvae, phalluses and buttocks emerge from otherwise lumpen forms. Misplaced humanoid features are alternately undermined and accentuated by Sahal’s artful glazing technique—whereby drips, smears and sheens read both as painterly gestures and various bodily secretions.”
Whitewall, Sharon Zoldan Shares her Six Artists to Watch from Miami
This London-based artist has been on Zoldan’s radar for about a year now. The paintings appear to possess a translucent, eerie quality—an iridescence that make the viewer contemplate material and process. She applies nearly 20 layers of crystal pigment-paint that shift in color. How she creates this exact effect eludes us.
Mass Moca, Gamaliel Rodríguez, La Traversía/Le voyage
Rodríguez is currently working on a new 60-foot work on paper for MASS MoCA’s Hunter Hallway. Inspired by his experience of North Adams and its post-industrial landscape during his time in the museum’s studio residency program, Rodríguez’s drawing conflates the repurposed architecture of MASS MoCA’s large, former-factory complex with architecture of Puerto Rico and other locations from around the globe.
Nathlie Provosty’s Triptych (x), 2019, which despite its title is a diptych, had an immediately noticeable exquisiteness. The painting’s smooth surface consists of layers of yellow in many subtly different tonal variations, demarcating rectilinear and curving forms.
Artland, Lob des Lernens
With the exhibition Lob des Lernens, Joe Fyfe presents his latest group of works at Galerie Christian Lethert. The discovery of Berthold Brecht’s poetry inspired the New York based artist to integrate text fragments into his paintings made of various fabrics and thus create poetic collages.
Street Art – Joe Fyfe
STREET ART est une exposition dans l’espace public samedi 16 novembre 2019 entre midi et minuit, rue Louis Delgrès dans le 20eme arrondissement à Paris.
CBC, Machines of Chance: How casino culture plays with us
New York artist Jane Dickson has made a series of paintings in Las Vegas casinos. She finds that the maze-like design of casinos feeds our self-destructive compulsions.
Curator, Heidi Hahn: Interview with Amanda Quinn Olivar
In an interview with Curator’s editor Amanda Quinn Olivar, Heidi Hahn breaks down her creative process and her relationship with painting.
New York Times, New York Galleries: What to See Right Now
“But most of all it’s a brilliant demonstration of how dramatically we can change our perspective on art history without changing the history itself”, writes Will Heinrich in the New York Times.
Heidi Hahn features in a new exhibition at LSU Museum of Art, titled “Semblance: The Public, Private, Shared Self.” The show explores how we negotiate representations of self in public, private and shared spaces through the work of three contemporary painters. Hahn’s large-scale oil paintings feature women lost in their interiority, aloof from public demands on women. The women eschew smiling and move through the distractions and mundanity of daily life while Hahn’s rich layers of dripping color signal the emotional depth of their private psychological space. On view June 27 through October 6, 2019.
Nathlie Provosty featured in SFMoMA’s permanent collection
Nathlie Provosty’s work is currently on view at SFMoMA—alongside legends like Ruth Asawa, Frida Kahlo, and Henri Matisse— as part of the museum’s ongoing exhibition, Open Ended: Painting and Sculpture, 1900 to now. The presentation of work focuses specifically on painting and sculpture that has “shaped the history of modern art from the early twentieth century to our own time.”
Highbrow + brilliant: Elsa Sahal in New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix
For the week of June 10, 2019, Elsa Sahal’s “Harlequins and Bathers” was included in New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix as both highbrow and brilliant—where “Picasso meets Gumby.”
The Los Angeles Daily News includes Heidi Hahn’s solo show, “Burn Out in Shredded Heaven” at Kohn Gallery, in its recommendations of exhibitions to see in the area.
Heidi Hahn’s Solo Exhibition in LA Times
Heidi Hahn’s “Burn Out in Shredded Heaven” at Kohn Gallery is featured in the Los Angeles Times.
Heidi Hahn’s “Burnout in Shredded Heaven” at LA’s Kohn Gallery
Heidi Hahn’s first solo exhibition, “Burnout in Shredded Heaven,” opens April 6 at Los Angeles’ Kohn Gallery, through May 23, 2019.
Amir Nikravan to Speak at West Week 2019
Amir Nikravan talks with David Netto in conversation with Patrick Frey, chairman and creative director of Pierre Frey, for the “Artisans Revealed: Sharing Your Own Brand Story” featured on Architectural digest.
Amir Nikravan awarded by the California Community Foundation
Amir Nikravan amongst this year awardees of the 2019 Fellowship for Visual Art from the California Community Foundation in partnership with the J Paul Getty Trust
Nicholas Frank’s “Texas Skips” part of Dallas’ Sweet Pass Sculpture Park’ “away message” group show
Sweet Pass Sculpture Park presents Away Message, a group sound exhibition featuring Nicholas Frank’s Texas Skips, a variation on his Greatest Skips LP, collecting skips on vinyl records the artist has collected since relocating to San Antonio.
Joe Fyfe – Claude Viallat, parasols, an interview on l’Essor de la Loire
Jim Drain’s “Zapf Dingbats” covered by the Broadway World
The Broadway World reports on Jim Drain’s upcoming exhibition at Nina Johnson Gallery and discusses the artist’s style and technique.
Amir Nikravan featured in Apparatus Studio’s showroom
New sculpture by Amir Nikravan is included in Apparatus Studio’s newest outpost in Los Angeles.
Charles Schultz from the Brooklyn Rail in conversation with James English Leary
On the occasion of his solo debut at Nathalie Karg Gallery, James English Leary talks with Charles Schultz from the Brooklyn Rail about his career and artistic ambitions, the legacy of Philip Guston and future projects.
Il Torinese covers Nathlie Provosty’s show at the Museo del Risorgimento in Turin
Gianni Milani talks about Nathlie Provosty’s monumental paintingLife of Forms and the poetic qualities of her shapes and colors: “Her art is daring, as it evokes an other-worldliness that plays with the audience’s expectations. We are encouraged to interact with Provosty’s paintings without being able to fully understand their deepest meaning.”
Heidi Hahn’s First Solo Show At Nathalie Karg Gallery in March 2020
Heidi Hahn is represented by Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles and Nathalie Karg Gallery in New York. As Artnews reports, the New York-based artist will have her first solo show at Nathalie Karg Gallery in March 2020.
Carl D’Alvia Selected For “The 2019 deCordova Biennial”
Carl D’Alvia has been selected to participate in “The 2019 deCordova Biennial”, opening on April 5, 2019. His artworks will be on view through September 15, 2019.
Jessica Craig-Martin at the Two x Two for AIDS and Art benefit event in Dallas
Dorian Gaudin’s “The Coffee Cup Spring” featured in Time Out – New York
The current exhibition “The Coffee Cup Spring” by French-American artist Dorian Gaudin is covered by Time Out – New York.
Nathlie Provosty at Turin’s “Museo del Risorgimento”
Nathlie Provosty’s work, Life of Forms (2017) is on view at the Museo del Risorgimento in Turin, Italy, until January 6th, 2019. While conveying the intimacy and poetical attention of her small-scale works, Life of Forms is the largest painting the artist has realized so far.
Dorian Gaudin Featured in Artforum
The Guangzhou Triennial releases the artist list for its sixth edition which will take place at the Guangzhou Museum from December 21, 2018 to March 10, 2019. Among the 49 artists represented will be French-American artist Dorian Gaudin who is currently having his solo show at Nathalie Karg Gallery in New York.
Gamaliel Rodriguez Featured in Art in America
The relationship between memory, awareness, and the physical state of Puerto Rico after the hurricane is key to understanding life post-Maria.
The “Coffee Cup Spring” Reviewed By Louis Bury From The Brooklyn Rail
Louis Bury from the Brooklyn Rail covers Dorian Gaudin’s show at Nathalie Karg Gallery. In Bury’s view, the “Coffee Cup Spring” reflects “a compelling sign of growth in a body of work that trades on the tension between subtlety and spectacle.”
Jessica Craig-Martin to donate artwork for Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
Jessica Craig-Martin is among 50 well-known artists who donate work to support Pro-LGBTQ candidates.
Dorian Gaudin featured in Artforum
The coffee cup Spring by Dorian Gaudin featured in the critics’ picks on Artforum. Mira Dayal writes: “This emphasis on synthesis and orders of operation was particularly important to Gaudin; rather than applying wallpaper to a support or affixing wood paneling to drywall, the artist made the smooth fiberglass simulacra first, then tore them from their supports and affixed new backings. Though these additional steps perform little critical work, they do infuse the exhibition with a sense of fun, à la Rube Goldberg.”
Jessica Craig-Martin at Saatchi Gallery: The “Black Mirror” exhibition covered by The Express
Neela Debnath from The Express covers the recently opened exhibition “Black Mirrors” at Saatchi Gallery in London where artist Jessica Craig-Martin presents her view of society in a selection of photographs.
Dorian Gaudin featured in NY Art Beat
Continuing the work Dorian Gaudin produced for the exhibition Rites and Aftermath (Palais de Tokyo, 2017) the artist’s second solo exhibition at Nathalie Karg Gallery is comprised of, as a base structure, a long rolling conveyer belt. Its chains maintain fragments of architectural elements and floating mundane objects such as a coffee cup.
Gamaliel Rodriguez Featured in The New York Times
One year later, artists in Puerto Rico and those attached to the island talk about how the devastation and its aftermath influenced their work.