Art: July 2007 Archives
Whooping Crane, Endangered, North America
Kokia Drynarioides, Endangered, USA
Monkey Puzzle, Threatened, South America
Baishanzu Fir, Endangered, China
Brown Pelican, Protected, USA
Eurasian Wryneck, Endangered, Eurasia
Hawaiian Crow, Extinct in Wild, USA
Whiskered Tern, Threatened, Europe
Arizona Leather Flower, Threatened, USA, 2007
Gouache on paper
30 × 22 inches
If you're reading this right now in Los Angeles, you can head on over to Carrie Marill's show opening tonight at sixspace. Caryn Coleman of sixpace was cool and together enough to be IMing with me right before the opening, and sent me a link to some images. Having just watched a PBS show about John James Audobon, I was particularly struck by these beautiful images of "gouache-on-paper paintings depicting threatened or endangered flora and fauna existing in an imaginary world."
I was not surprised to see Walton Ford interviewed on the TV show about Audobon.
all i know is that i don't know nothin', 2007
approx. 10 × 20 feet
This work is part of an exhibition curated by gallery artist Ryan Schneider closing today, so head on over! There are a number of great installations in the show. Michael Yinger is from Indiana, so note that he chose white trash to make up that state. Priska told me she had asked him about the cigarette butts used for Washington state, as we both agreed it seemed an odd choice. He said he just liked the way they looked, and Washington was a big state.
Related: Heart As Arena did a post on the show.
Also, keep an eye on group shows at galleries during the summer months. That is when the elite of the art world go on extended vacation and newer artists get a shot to exhibit. Art blogs can also be a good source of information about emerging artists. Popular sites include artcal.net, artnet.com, edwardwinkleman.blogspot.com, galleryhopper.org and artsjournal.com/man.
Note: The logo above is the new ArtCal logo. We're launching a new design this month.
James and I are fans of Duke Riley's work, and I just got a note from KeylimeSteve on Flickr about his photos of a recent Duke Riley adventure on the Brooklyn Waterfront called "Adventures With an Egg" inspired by a (failed) Revolutionary War era submarine. Check out the photoset.
Duke Riley has a website for more information on the artist.
Deborah Kass, Parisian, Gertrude Stein, silkscreen ink on paper, 30×30 inches (edition of 60)
Brooklyn Fire Proof and Ad Hoc Vox are pleased to invite you to Double X Art, a round-table discussion that will take place at the gallery on July 18th at 7:00pm.
For Double X Art, Ad Hoc Vox has brought together a select group of artists, curators, dealers, critics, and guests from related disciplines to address the under-representation of women's artistic practices. From WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution at MOCA, to the Global Feminisms show at the Brooklyn Museum, to June's Feminist Art issue of Art in America, the spotlight is on feminist works. Seeking diverse points of view and with no agenda other than to initiate dialogue, Ad Hoc Vox would like to take advantage of this spotlight to facilitate an in-depth conversation about the representation of women in the arts. The discussion's participants are Phong Bui, Colby Chamberlain, Dana Frankfort, Maureen Gallace, Elizabeth Huey, Paddy Johnson, Deborah Kass, Wendy Olsoff, Danica Phelps, Katy Siegel, Lisa Sigal, and Becky Smith. Colleen Asper will moderate the discussion, which will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.Organized by Colleen Asper and Jennifer Dudley, Ad Hoc Vox is an ongoing series of discussions and lectures without a fixed location that addresses a wide range of issues in contemporary art.
I'm glad the weather is so great today, as there are plenty of group show openings in Chelsea worth a visit:
- Unfathom at Max Protetch
- Solar Set at Foxy Production
- Late Liberties at John Connelly Presents
- Laying Bricks at Wallspace
... plus others at Mixed Greens, D'Amelio Terras, and Frederieke Taylor. Hit ArtCal for all the details.
James and I, however, will be on Ludlow Street for the re-opening of 31 Grand.
How could we possibly miss a Barnaby Whitfield painting that has Nicole Eisenman and Tom Sanford (source of image) in it? [Barnaby informs me this won't be in the show, but it's too great not to leave in the post.]
Barnaby Whitfield, Gold Lion's Gonna Tell Me Where The Light Is, 2007, pastel on paper, 30 × 40 inches
The title of the show, No New Tale to Tell, comes from a Love and Rockets song, so to get in the mood hit the last.fm page for the band and listen to some tunes, or just use the widget below.
I will admit I haven't seen this work in person yet, but from what I've seen online, Exit Art and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts are not the only art spaces worth visiting in the West 30s these days. Despite its name, the Lower East Side Printshop is now located on West 37th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Here is an installation view and three details by Matthew Day Jackson from the current show (up through August 31).
Matthew Day Jackson, Metamorphosis, 2007, aquatint, etching, screenprint, archival inkjet, gold leaf, and hand additions, 73" × 154" overall installation. ed: 16
Matthew Day Jackson, Metamorphosis C, 2007, screenprint on found poster, 18" × 24" image and sheet
Matthew Day Jackson, Metamorphosis E, 2007, intaglio on found map, 19.625" × 27.625" image and sheet
Matthew Day Jackson, Metamorphosis G, 2007, intaglio, archival inkjet, and Flavor-Aid on paper, 28.812" × 21.875" image and sheet
© Matthew Day Jackson, published by the Lower East Side Printshop; Photos: Hiro Ihara
The Printshop also has a cool logo: