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Richard Maxwell

Richard Maxwell Work with the New York Players. “I saw an early version of “Isolde” last summer, and I wanted to ask what the genesis was for your show: Were you inspired by reading Goethe? Or Wagner’s opera? Or just by yourself? Just myself. And then I had a dream where a word presented itself: […]

Jeff Elrod

Jeff Elrod Work from his oeuvre. “Jeff Elrod (American, b. 1966) creates abstract paintings using basic computer software as a starting point for his artistic process. He began painting abstractions of video game imagery in the early 1990s before using computers, starting in 1997, to facilitate paintings through a technique he calls “frictionless drawing.” While […]

Rob Pruitt

   Rob Pruitt Work from “The Suicide Paintings” at Massimo De Carlo “Massimo De Carlo gallery in London inaugurates its new season with The Suicide Paintings by American artist Rob Pruitt. Pruitt in his third show at Massimo De Carlo presents new paintings that explore infinite space and blankness, purity and pollution, and optimism and […]

Lutz Bacher

Lutz Bacher Work from “Black Beauty” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London. “Since the beginning of her career in the 1970s, Bacher has drawn upon disconnected information from popular culture and her own life, producing works that play with the interchangeability of identity, sexuality and the human body. Bacher uses images and objects in […]

Ryan Estep

Ryan Estep Work from his oeuvre. “Rooted in the latent content of materials, my current body of work examines the phenomena of touch and it’s diverse relationship between labor and value. Between the affect of construction work and art handling my practice explores various modes of touch through objects and audience. Materials such as heat […]

Rachel Harrison

Rachel Harrison Work from her oeuvre. “Rachel Harrison (born 1966, New York) is a sculptor based in New York. Harrison’s work has been seen in many exhibitions including: ‘Posh Floored as Ali G Tackles Beck’ at Arndt & Partner [1] in Berlin, ‘Should home windows or shutters be required to withstand a direct hit from an […]

Childe Hassam

Chile Hassam From top to bottom: The West Wind, The Isle of Sholas (1904), Ravine near Branchville (c. 1910-1919), At Sunset (1900), Peach Blossoms-Villiers-le-Bel (c. 1887-89) “Childe Hassam (1859–1935), a pioneer of American Impressionism and perhaps its most devoted, prolific, and successful practitioner, was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (now part of Boston), into a family descended from settlers of the Massachusetts Bay […]

John Henry Twachtman

John Henry Twachtman From Top to Bottom: Arques-la-Bataille (1885), Round Hill Road (ca. 1890-1900), Flowers (ca. 1900), and Along the River, Winter (1889) “Born in Cincinnati, John Henry Twachtman worked as a decorator of window shades, as had his father. At the same time he took night classes at the Ohio Mechanics Institute and then enrolled at the McMicken […]

Robert Morris

Robert Morris Work from his oeuvre. “Morris’s early sculpture tended to emphasize a banal repertoire of form and subject-matter, while attempting to investigate the role of language in artistic representation. Metered Bulb (1963; Jasper Johns priv. col., see 1971 exh. cat., p. 57), in which a working lightbulb is displayed with an electric company meter monotonously recording […]

Channa Horwitz

Channa Horwitz Work from her oeuvre. “What Would Happen If I” is the third exhibition presented at Aanant & Zoo Gallery, Berlin, by American conceptual artist, Channa Horwitz (born in 1932, lives in Los Angeles). In 2007, she had an exhibition under the title “Searching/Structures 1965–2007” based on a search that she engaged with in […]