Archives for posts tagged ‘new york’

Sebastian Black

Sebastian Black Work from his oeuvre. “One could say that the press release, considered as a medium, meets its match – for fraughtness, for derision inspiring valedictorianism, for metonymic fidelity to the churning undercurrents of value, taste, power, etc – in the medium of painting. Fine. One could also say that saying that is the cheapest price of admission […]

Guyton/Walker

Guyton/Walker Work from their oeuvre. “According to Guyton and Walker, the show is a continuation of their artistic processes, both in seclusion and together. Rumination and even moments of stagnation are all part of the effort. “Sometimes you have ideas that don’t make any sense to execute on your own, or you don’t feel like […]

Blake Rayne

Blake Rayne Work from “Folder & Application” at Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. “Rayne’s work deftly traverses this organizing principle with its inherent semantic play. The “application folder” is modulated and distorted throughout the exhibition in a variety of slips and puns that signal broader contexts of material production, word processing, and employment. Indeed, one imagines that […]

Trending

Haley Mellin, Parker Ito, Brad Troemel, Artie Vierkant Work from Trending at Untitled, New York. “Over the past few decades nearly every aspect of life has become globalized and driven by electronic information. The inevitable result of this radical shift has been a reorientation of our experience of space and time. The overflow of the seemingly infinite stream […]

Hannah Levy

Hannah Levy Work from her oeuvre. “Artist Hannah Levy uses the term “design purgatory” to describe these overlooked objects, cursed to live below the radar and gaze of their human creators. Levy finds herself attracted to forms that, once removed from their intended environs and functions, begin to lose the human conditioning that initially defines […]

Takuro Kuwata

  Takuro Kuwata Work from “Flavor of Nature” at Salon 94, New York. “Japanese ceramic techniques and aesthetic principles, both traditional and experimental, form the foundation for Takuro Kuwata’s otherworldly objects & vessels. His creations push the ancient medium to a riotous extreme, dancing between pop and Kogei (traditional craft). Kuwata presents contemporary textures and colors, inspired […]

Lucy Raven

Lucy Raven Stills from “China Town” “China Town traces copper mining and production from an open pit mine in Nevada to a smelter in China, where the semi-processed ore is sent to be smelted and refined. Considering what it actually means to “be wired” and in turn, to be connected, in today’s global economic system, […]

Jordan Wolfson

Jordan Wolfson Work from Animation Masks. “‘Animation, masks,’ the 12-minute 29-second film that is the entirety of Jordan Wolfson’s New York gallery debut, has the hallmarks of a classic. It rejuvenates appropriation art through the incisive use of digital animation, achieving an intensity that rivets the ear and the eye while perturbing the mind. Fluidly […]

The Jogging

The Jogging Work from “Soon” at Still House, New York. “For most, the trip to the Still House is a lengthy one, poetically punctuated at the end of Brooklyn’s Van Brunt Street by a view of the Statue of Liberty standing in the Hudson River. Upon congratulating yourself for completing an hour-long MTA commute, one […]

Adam McEwen

Adam McEwen Work from his oeuvre. “Adam McEwen wrote actual obituaries for The Daily Telegraph in London before he ever turned the genre into artwork, writing obituaries for still living and breathing celebrities like Kate Moss and Jeff Koons (he’s done nine in total and has three more on the way). Seeing news in an […]