• Image courtesy of Regina Rex

      Mathieu Lefevre: The Stuff Things Are Made Of at Regina Rex

      Friday, 12 July 2013 09:00

      The art world revolves around objects, but much of its substance exists in the discourse surrounding those objects—in the myths about artists and expression; the theories devised to understand and evaluate works of art; the rules that determine their commercial value; the viewers’ desires, expectations, and knowledge of art history. The artist-run space, Regina Rex, […]

    • Matt Gonzalez Untitled, 2011. Found paper collage, 12 3/16  x 15 1/8, Courtesy of Meridian Gallery

      Matt Gonzalez at Meridian Gallery, San Francisco

      Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:00

      As part of a two-person exhibition at Meridian Gallery with collagist Dennis Parlante entitled “Regarding Configurations”, Matt Gonzalez has created works with both paper and found, wood objects. On view, congested layers of materials visually intersperse in both color and medium. Intricate layering of paper shapes rise up to form an actual shallow space that […]

    • Yin Xiuzhen, Collective Subconscious, 2007, minibus, stainless steel, used clothes, stools, audio, 38-feet long. Collection of the artist.

      Interweaving Past and Present: Yin Xiuzhen’s Urban Tales of Cement and Clothes

      Wednesday, 10 July 2013 09:00

      “I like clothing as a material. For me it is not simply cloth, but a ‘second skin’ that carries many other things, like personal memory and different historical epochs and social backgrounds. -Yin Xiuzhen Arguably one of the best-known Chinese artists today, artist Yin Xiuzhen, has been exploring personal experiences of social transformation in her […]

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      Curated: Keith J. Varadi

      Tuesday, 9 July 2013 09:00

      I have been in New York since the summer of 2011, when I moved to the city upon graduating from the MFA program at VCU in Richmond, Virginia. My interest in ‘curating’ probably stemmed from having an interest in making new meaning simply by putting together things that already exist. When I was very young, I was really […]

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      Curated: Adam Mignanelli

      Monday, 8 July 2013 20:17

      I grew up in a small state, (the smallest) Rhode Island. When I was a child I had many ear infections and my mom would drive me to the East Side of Providence, for what seemed like weekly visits to the pediatrician. We would drive up College Hill past RISD and their famous lawn, and […]

    • Image courtesy of Suite 217.

      Linda Francis, John O’Connor, and Ken Weathersby at Suite 217

      Thursday, 4 July 2013 09:00

      He had shown that the image did not exist, only chains of images, and that the very way these were assembled, from the genetic code to the Renault production chain, this assembly itself constituted an image, an image that reflected how we fit into the center or the periphery of the universe. –Jean-Luc Godard, “Changer […]

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      Ingesting the Light: James Turrell at Pace Gallery

      Thursday, 4 July 2013 09:00

      James Turrell, long known for his work with light and space, has devoted more than four decades to creating a naked-eye observatory out of the cone of an extinct Paleolithic Era volcano located in Arizona’s Painted Desert. Roden Crater and Autonomous Structures opened at Pace Gallery last March in anticipation of the light artist’s exhibitions […]

    • Image courtesy of the artist

      The Work of Marguerite Horner by Beverley Knowles

      Wednesday, 3 July 2013 09:00

      Marguerite Horner’s paintings invite viewers, but push them away simultaneously. She presents us with snapshots of the seemingly mundane: an unexceptional window at the top of a residential building, a sliver of dual carriageway in profile, a petrol station, a rundown shop in a tired suburban street, or a solitary woodland walker. The very banality […]

    • Image courtesy of Hangar Bicocca, Milan.

      Mike Kelley at Hangar Bicocca, Milan

      Tuesday, 2 July 2013 09:00

      I was always drawn to Mike Kelley’s work. Every time I saw something of his, I always thought that I should look more into his work. Somehow, I never did. Then he committed suicide, which was unexpected. So when I heard that a show curated by Emi Fontana (known in Italy as a successful gallerist […]

    • Robert Llimos, Bust in Bronze, 15 x 9.25 x 7.32 in. Courtesy of the artist.

      The work of Robert Llimos by Valery Oisteanu

      Monday, 1 July 2013 09:05

      In front of me are two sculptures by Robert Llimos, of Alfa and Beta, a couple from the universe. These quasi-reptilian extraterrestrials constitute a unique “space-anthropological” reconstruction in painted terra cotta and bronze. The first impression is one of beauty and calm, the two beings looking thoughtful and intelligent with their elongated necks and big […]

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