Monday, March 31, 2014

A WORLD TOUR OF LANDSCAPES

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MARTIN WICKSTRÖM


 

MARTIN WICKSTRÖM

Perfume River
10 April - 10 May


Mike Weiss Gallery is pleased to present Swedish artist Martin Wickström's inaugural solo exhibition in New York. Blending signage, landscape, figuration, and Sixties paraphernalia into montage, Perfume River presents twelve oil-on-canvas paintings of cinematic proportion and enigmatic presence. Composed into scenes and moods with palpable depth, Wickström's scrapbook-like composition intertwines both collective memory and introspective biography, reminiscent of our uncertain past and nostalgic for histories that never were. It is through the artist's line of sight that new, lingering meaning is given - that, or none at all.

Wickström references his extensive world travels, namely an impactful stint in Vietnam, as well as his history of overlapping paint, found object, light, audio and installation. His process splices found imagery and personal photography together, incorporating a kind of chance encounter that lives on in his photoconceptual realism. Interplay of light and focus procures an air of mystery, a visual poetry which resonates with our subconscious and curiosity. Repeating imagery of vibrant plastic buckets, reflective pools, and retro graphic text in sequence feels decidedly Pop, even reminiscent of propaganda. Through this fusion of somewhat dissonant aspects, the works maintain a certain sobriety - an unmistakable façade that bespeaks a world of meaning lurking beneath the surface. Materials then assume a nexus of dyads - water both beautiful and catastrophic; plastic transformative and artificial; perfume intoxicating and pungent; memory sweet and haunting.

Like documentary vignettes the paintings converse as puzzle pieces within a greater whole - each a meditation on our metaphysical quests. To be sure, Wickström's pseudo-narrative experiments with this lack of overt meaning, even insertion of meaning - like an empty vessel to be filled, or a vehicle for broader truths in this fast-changing world of ours.

Martin Wickström lives and works in Stockholm and is one of the preeminent living painters in Sweden. His work resides in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, The Gothenburg Art Museum, and the Malmö Museum among others. He shows with Angelika Knäpper at Lars Bohman Gallery in Stockholm.

Lauren Licata, Director
 
 
 

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Hilton Asmus Contemporary



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Hilton Asmus Contemporary, 716 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL, will host a premier event Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Triumvirate: Expression of Three, will feature the combined works of three artists who express their creations through their individual element: Jillian Maas Backman, through the stroke of a pen; John Moulder, through the sound of a musical note; and Arica Hilton, through the color on a painter's palette.

The evening will include personal accounts of how these artists transposed the universal intuitives of thought, sound, and visual imagery into their own works of art. This Triumvirate Expression uses the arts to link elemental diversity with creative expression, and will share their thoughts on how everyone can spin this unconscious, transparent awareness into their own work of art, no matter the medium.

Joining the discussion as moderator is Elysabeth Alfano, creator, executive producer, and host of Fear No Art Chicago and The Dinner Party.

The open house venue will run from 6:30 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. and is open to the public. 
 
 ____________________________________________
PETER SOREL
on WTTW "CHICAGO TONIGHT"
 INTERVIEW by MARC VITALI
   
HILTON | ASMUS
CONTEMPORARY  
specializes in contemporary paintings, works on paper, fiber art, sculpture and photography. Featuring Chicago based artists, as well as internationally known artists from the Mediterranean Region such as Turkey, Greece, Italy, and the Middle East.   
                             
Located in the River North Art District, the gallery is at the corner of Wells and Superior (between PROSECCO, a fine dining Italian restaurant, 
and THE BOARDING HOUSE)

APRIL EVENTS
THURSDAY, APRIL 3
TRIUMVIRATE: 
EXPRESSION OF THREE
with JOHN MOULD
JILLIAN MAAS BACKMAN
ARICA HILTON

*

PETER SOREL
HOLLYWOOD TO CHICAGO
EXHIBITION EXTENDED THRU
FRIDAY, APRIL 18
_______________________
CLINT EASTWOOD


PETER SOREL WITH JAKE HAMILTON, FOX NEWS

 
"TWO FRIDAS"

"NICOLE KIDMAN"

"STING"



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Reorient


REORIENT - In Search of Lost Time
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Emily Brown, 2014


Woods in morning, 2013, ink on paper, 52 3/4 x 36 3/4 inches

"My work arises in part out of my love of the natural landscape. I am intrigued by the challenge of making a distilled response to a particular felt experience outdoors. There change is constant and life, complex and increasingly vulnerable, is evident in many forms.

This is where I start. The memory and the images serve me in exploring relations of materials and marks, seeing what meanings they come to convey."

- Emily Brown, 2014
top: Uwe's woods, 2013, 53 x 93 inches, ink & acrylic on paper
bottom: 
Uwe's woods [detail]

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Harald Schmitz-Schmelzer



Liebe Freunde der Galerie,

anlässlich der Eröffnung der Quadriennale 2014 findet am kommenden Samstag, dem 5. April um 19 Uhr in unseren Galerieräumen auf der Hohenzollernstrasse ein Künstlergespräch mit Harald Schmitz-Schmelzer und Dirk Salz statt.
Im Rahmen ihrer aktuellen Ausstellungen „Enzyklopädien“ und „Deep Dives“ sprechen beide Künstler über ihren ganz eigenen Weg zur Kunst, ihr aktuelles Werk und geben einen Einblick in ihre künstlerischen Pläne und Erwartungen für die Zukunft.




Harald Schmitz-Schmelzer 


Dirk Salz


Die Galerie ist am 5. April von 18.00 bis 21.00 geöffnet.


Wir freuen uns sehr auf Ihren Besuch!

Bernd Lausberg                                           Harald Schmitz Schmelzer
Rachel Neumann                                         Dirk Salz
Anna-Lisa Langhoff
Laura Bachem   





Dear friends of Lausberg Contemporary,

in conjunction with the opening of the Duesseldorf Quadriennale 2014 we would like to welcome you and your friends to join our artist talk with Harald Schmitz-Schmelzer and Dirk Salz Saturday, April 5th 7pm at our Duesseldorf location.  Both artists currently showing  “Enzyklopädien” and “Deep Dives” will talk about their specific approach towards art, their current bodies of work and their expectations and plans for the future.

On April 5th the gallery is open to public from 6-9 pm.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Bernd Lausberg                                           Harald Schmitz Schmelzer
Rachel Neumann                                         Dirk Salz
Anna-Lisa Langhoff
Laura Bachem 

Galerie Bernd A. Lausberg
Hohenzollernstr. 30
40211 Düsseldorf
T + F: +49 211/ 836 84 91
www.galerie-lausberg.com

toronto@galerie-lausberg.com
miami@galerie-lausberg.com
  

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lehman College Art Gallery



Lehman College Art Gallery
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Reception for Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind.  In the front: Empire State, 2013, by Alexandre Arrechea.  Photo Courtesy of Geandy Pavón
 
Events are free and open to the public. 
 
 
  
  
  

April 2, 2014 at 
5:00pm 
Artist Talk: Emilio Pérez. 
In collaboration with Lehman College Art Department
  
  
  
April 8, 2014 at 6 pm
Lecture: Material Culture and Archive: Cuba and the United States, by María Antonia Cabrera  
Lecture: Possible Destinies: Reflections on Cuban/American Video, by curator Meyken Barreto 
   



 
May 8, 2014 at 12:30pm
Gallery Talk with three of the artists from the exhibition. The City and the Humanities Program






   
Gallery Talks: 
March 26, 2014 at 12:30pm 
April 1, 2014 at 1:00pm
April 10, 2014 at 12:30pm
May 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm
  
 
Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind includes over 35 contemporary artists of Cuban descent, who have been raised in the States or in Cuba. In this groundbreaking exhibition, a myriad of themes are inspired by America: as the familiar homeland for second and third generation children of Cuban parents, or as the distant, imagined place that has historically empowered diverse ideologies on the Island. In a wide range of perspectives and styles, the United States can be both the backdrop, and the protagonist in diverse narratives. 
These views, rarely put together, portray multiple landscapes of the concept of empire, so easily associated with both countries, while the works in this exhibition add to the construction of a fresh, as well as complex, image of America: a Cuban America.  
  
The exhibition is co-curated by Yuneikys Villalonga and Susan Hoeltzel and includes a related Cuban video art program organized by guest curator Meykén Barreto. A series of special programs is conducted by guest curator Elvis Fuentes. 
  
Artists in the show include Alejandro Aguilera, Jairo Alfonso, Alexandre Arrechea, Tania Bruguera, María Magdalena Campos, Yoán Capote, Los Carpinteros, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Christian Curiel, Alessandra Expósito, Teresita Fernández, Carlos Garaicoa, Anthony Goicolea, María Elena González, Armando Guiller, Luis Mallo, María Martínez Cañas, Abelardo Morell, Gean Moreno & Ernesto Oroza, Glexis Novoa, Geandy Pavón, Emilio Pérez, Javier Piñón, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, Andrés Serrano, & Katarina Wong.
 
Video program: Juan Carlos Alom, Allora and Calzadilla, Humberto Díaz, Felipe Dulzaides, Luis Gárciga, Tony Labat, Glenda León, and Ana Olema.
  

This exhibition is made possible with support from Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.;  Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation; The Reed Foundation; Alex and Carole Rosenberg; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature   
Special Thanks to Cabot Creamery and Havana Central Restaurant 
  

This exhibition and events begin the gallery's  
30th Anniversary Celebration 


 
Please help support the Lehman College Art Gallery  
with a tax deductible donation!
 
Lehman College Art Gallery's programs are made possible by:  Institute of Museum and Library Services; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor
Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York City Council through G. Oliver Koppell and the Bronx Delegation;
Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation;
Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation; IBM; Edith and Herbert Lehman Foundation; The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation; 
The Reed Foundation;
and The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund


Lehman College Art Gallery
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, N.Y. 10468-1589 
tel. 718-960-8731 - fax 718-960-6991
handicap accessible  
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm 
Admission is always free

Cutlog New York

Amidst Institutional Frieze Week Fairs, cutlog NY Stands Out
as the Destination for Discovering Cutting-Edge, Emerging Art

Photo © Yana Bannikova

New York, March 26, 2014 — From May 8-11, 2014 cutlog NY will embark upon its second edition during Frieze Week NYC, promising to be the destination for discovering work by some of the most exciting contemporary artists from around the world. Art, installations, performances, talks, and films will be presented by an international selection of cutting-edge artists, galleries and curators with a special focus on emerging art and first-time exhibitors. Each day of the five-day longfair will offer visitors something new to explore, with engaging programming and distinctive projects curated by a jury of professionals, appealing to those curious to experience the freshest work on the market.

As the sister fair to cutlog Paris and the first French art fair to showcase in New York City’s Frieze Week, cutlog NY set an extraordinary precedent in 2013 by championing diverse and independent artists and galleries, engaging in intellectually intimate conversations, and serving not only as the bridge between the artistic communities of Paris and New York but also as the public’s stepping stone to fresh experiences and unexpected discoveries. The fair’s dynamic, alternative approach to satisfying the unmet demands of artists, galleries, collectors, and enthusiasts alike has proven wildly successful. In its inaugural fair, total sales for artists under 30 exceeded $1 million, making cutlog NY a substantial contributor to the $84 million in global sales for emerging artists in 2013, as projected by Artprice.

cutlog NY aims to capitalize on last year’s momentous achievements, continuing to evolve and explore the most exciting, underserved trends from all over the world. Patrons at this year’s fair can expect to be privy to movements and work by approximately 40 galleries presenting work slated to mature from obscurity to “the next big thing,” and at an approachable market value. Highlights this year will include many esteemed returning exhibitors, including Art Connections, Yael Rosenblut, La Galerie Les Singuliers and TURF, as well as first time exhibitors such as {TEMP} Art Space, IFAC and Fresh Eggs Gallery. In addition, guests can look forward to tours conducted by Sotheby’s and SOHO House, cultural partnerships with ARTE and MoMA PS1, and media partnerships with ArtSlant, Artprice, Modern Painter, and many more.

Festivities will return once again to the indoor and outdoor spaces at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, a Dutch neo-gothic building located at 107 Suffolk Street in the Lower East Side that has been beautifully repurposed from its original incarnation as a public school. Rather than subscribing to the static booth displays typical of many art fairs, cutlog NY sees itself as an alternative to a homogenized exhibition format. In the disruptive and experimental spirit of Fluxus, synergy between gallery exhibitors is emphasized, artists are invited to interact with and activate the distinctive spaces of the fair venue, and audience participation and conversation is both natural and nurtured.

For more information, visit www.cutlog.org

cutlog NY Contact

Guy Reziciner, cutlog NY Co-Director: guy@cutlog.org
Bruno Hadjadj, cutlog NY Co-Director: bruno@cutlog.org

Media Contact

A&O PR
Lainya Magaña
lainya@aopublic.com
415-577-1275

cutlog NY Dates and Times

May 7, 2014: Vernissage by Invite Only, 5pm – 10pm
May 8, 9, 10, 2014: 12pm – 9pm
May 11, 2014: 12pm – 9pm

Location

107 Suffolk Street,
New York, NY 10002

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RBW in Seattle - Inform Representation


RBW in Seattle - Inform Representation

The Rich Brilliant Willing line is now available at our exclusive Seattle dealer,
Inform Interiors.

Handling all contract and residential sales, Inform Interiors will be your port of call
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and Seattle project inquiries. She can be reached via hillary@informseattle.com.

Olivia Sholler

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