• In Conversation: Joshua Abelow Interviews Ted Gahl

      Tuesday, 26 June 2012 16:14

      Joshua Abelow: One of the things I like about your work is that it is both abstract and figurative.  Can you elaborate on how you began working this way? Ted Gahl: I’ve always responded to both kinds of work. Like a lot of people who paint and draw, I grew up trying to represent the […]

    • Manifesta 9: The Deep of the Modern

      Monday, 25 June 2012 15:23

      “Manifesta 9: The Deep of the Modern” opened recently in the coal mining complex André Dumont in Waterschei, Genk, Belgium. The unusual combination of art and heritage, as well as the first attempt in history to provide visitors with an overview of how coal mining influenced modern art, are intensely felt at this exhibit. The […]

    • artMRKT Hamptons Takes Off This July

      Friday, 22 June 2012 16:53

      This year artMRKT Hamptons will feature 40 leading galleries from across the U.S. who will present painting, sculpture, drawings, photography, video and installation. Showcasing a tightly focused selection of work by important artists in a boutique setting, artMRKT Hamptons will create an ideal context for the discovery, exploration, and acquisition of art. Their Evening Preview […]

    • Painting In The Present Past

      Thursday, 21 June 2012 15:09

      Rinas’s work triggers memories of traditions and rituals that are instilled in Greek citizens since childhood. These paintings depict abandoned industrial edifices co-existing with the fragments of ancient architecture. Within these tableaux loom imaginative symbolic structures in which a musical, stringed instrument becomes a chariot with rusty smokestacks. The strips of paint that intersect and […]

    • In Conversation: Vanessa Saraceno Interviews Michael Rees and Robert Gero

      Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:00

      VS: Even though they look heavy, all the sculptures are suspended and thus have an ethereal, weightless quality to them. MR: We used foam for construction and wanted to elevate the sculptures to allude to a kind of rapture for the viewers. We wanted to communicate the idea of the cosmos as being open to […]

    • Patrick Lundeen’s Good For You Son Opens At Mike Weiss Gallery

      Tuesday, 19 June 2012 17:35

      For his first New York City solo exhibition, Lundeen brings together seemingly disparate objects—from flags to rugs to posters to keyboards to grocery store dailies and magazine pages—into cohesive works resembling anthropomorphic masks. Neon-colored, kaleidoscopic patterns embellish six-foot tall cut out canvas masks, speaking to the artist’s fascination with the exaggerated theatricality of Coney Island […]

    • James Franco: The Dangerous Book Four Boys

      Monday, 18 June 2012 16:02

      In The Dangerous Book Four Boys, James Franco is casting himself as both an artist and a writer. His book is a product of collaboration and a source of inspiration for his exhibition of films, drawings, photos, and sculptures. The Dangerous Book Four Boys explores adolescence, adulthood, sexuality, destruction and masculinity. Franco draws upon the […]

    • The Breathtaking Beauty of Nature: Deep, Dark & Still, The Sea As The Origin of Life

      Friday, 15 June 2012 16:51

      Peche, a bit of a scientist in her approach, sees nature as “the greatest source of creativity.” In her earlier work, she systematically explored the ever-changing structures and patterns of nature and its god-like effect on rock formation, trees, and leaves – all of which play a much larger part in our everyday lives than […]

    • Declassified

      Thursday, 14 June 2012 14:42

      Modernism dealt with focusing one’s attention on a specific genre. The hybrid notion of art was, generally speaking, a foreign terrain. I am not convinced that Modernism started out in terms of specific genres, but that is clearly the way it evolved, particularly in the post-World War II era. The focus was on an artist’s […]

    • Mircea Cantor: The World Is Changing

      Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:50

      “Sic transit Gloria mundi,” words written in burn marks on the white wall of Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Roma’s Enel Room. It is an epigraph that sounds powerful, dramatic and yet resigned. It is not easy for an artist to deal with decadence. I mean, working on a concept so broad as “The word is falling […]

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