August, 2008

Matthew Ronay

Matthew Ronay’s sculptures are centered on the several social and political issues including everything from funk music to possibility or implausibility of future revolution in America, yet his sculptures may not easily reflect this. The artist has stated, “my sculpture may not look like it is socially or politically loaded. It only functions when it enters the mind of the spectator. That is, when it[…..]

Phoebe Washburn

Opening next Tuesday at Zach Feuer Gallery in Chelsea is Tickle the Shitstem, the third solo exhibition of Phoebe Washburn with the gallery. Washburn’s work explores absurd systems of production and the by product of waste. Tickle the Shitstem is a developed system in and of itself where the production and the waste are of equal importance. Some of the products produced in the exhibition[…..]

Whitney Lynn

Born in 1980 on Williams Air Force Base in Arizona, Whitney Lynn received her M.F.A. in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute in California, where she currently lives. Having recently described herself as a “bit of a political blog junkie,” Lynn pays attention to how visual elements shape our cultural perceptions of objects by examining military culture and its interventions in our civilian[…..]

Joakim Eneroth

Currently on view at artandphotographs in London is Testimony: Joakim Eneroth An exhibition of Photographs of instruments of torture is an exhibition featuring several photographs that bluntly, and as the title suggests, displays instruments of torture. In 2005, Swedish photographer Joakim Eneroth traveled to Dharasala, India to meet with a Paiden Gyatso, a recently released prisoner of China that had spent over 33 years in[…..]

The Soft Epic; Savages of the Pacific West

The Soft Epic; Savages of the Pacific West is a monumental video and audio installation that is currently on view at Telic Arts Exchange on Chung King Rd. in Chinatown, Los Angeles. Philadelphia-based artists Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib have collaborated on this five-projection work collaged with vast contemporary references of cultural anxiety, urban decay and epic sci-fi movie excerpts to create an entirely new[…..]

Roni Horn

On view through the month at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA is the work of artist Roni Horn. In the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles in nearly ten years, Horn ha presented a varied body of work which includes sculpture, photography and text-base works. The artist continues her investigation of form, material, time, presence and place with subtle intent. Horn has[…..]

Rhona Bitner

Photographer Rhona Bitner has spent the past 15 years of her career observing and capturing the performer and the performance space. Though the artist documents the space, the photos are far from documentary. In her new body of work titled “STAGE,” Bitner captures the silent moments just before and directly after someone appears on the stage. The space becomes filled with anticipation, expectation or the[…..]