May, 2009

Kim Dorland

Currently on view at Freight and Volume in New York City is the exhibition Super! Natural!, new paintings by Toronto-based artist Kim Dorland. For this exhibition, which is his second with the gallery, the artist has continued exploring elements of suburbia in connection to the northern wilderness from which he lived. Many of the works contain odd juxtapositions such as abandon cars floating in a[…..]

DS Studio Visit: Karen Ann Myers has added a new section to the website, DS Studio Visits. This will be an ongoing series where our writers visit private artist studios from around the world, discussing the artwork directly with the artist. The first artist of the series is painter Karen Ann Myers. Karen Ann Myers recently invited DailyServing’s Celie Dailey into her one-bedroom apartment, which she is temporarily using as[…..]

Shinique Smith

Shinique Smith, Courtesy of the artist and Yvon Lambert Paris, New York Yvon Lambert in New York is currently showing recent work by American multimedia artist Shinique Smith alongside a show of Michael Brown’s melted record albums cast into common domestic objects, such as chairs, mops, and buckets. Smith’s exhibition, Ten Times Myself, includes painting, assemblage, and sculpture. Smith is interested in discarded objects and[…..]

Luis Gispert @ Otero Plassart

Luis Gispert recently debuted an exhibition at Otero Plassart gallery in Los Angeles. Gispert’s work is inspired by the idiosyncrasies of pop culture, urban life, cinematic technique, car culture, the uncanny and the poetics of transformation. In his latest show, Gispert explores these conceptual frameworks through the media of three large chromogenic prints and a a stunning, 26 minute short film entitled Smother. The three[…..]

John Waters

The Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, recently held an exhibition showcasing photographs and sculpture by filmmaker John Waters. Entitled, Rear Projection, the name is derived from the term as used to describe a special film effect in which a background is projected onto a screen behind actors in the studio. This now dated method began in the 1930s, showing characters driving in cars and scenes[…..]

Marion Peck

Marion Peck‘s first solo show in New York, entitled Ladies & Clowns, is currently on view at Sloan Fine Art on Rivington Street. While the exhibition’s title isn’t the most subtle, it’s a good indicator for what you’re getting into with Marion Peck’s new paintings. The darkly comedic renderings of jovially surrealist scenes, including lederhosen -donning peasants dancing and art history referencing portraits of ladies,[…..]

Jeff Jamieson

On view at David Patton Gallery in Los Angeles until May 30, is Jeff Jamieson’s latest exhibition, Sculpture. This marks the second solo show at the gallery for the San Luis Obispo based artist. Both Jamieson’s history and the history of sculpture are visually present in the works, reminding the viewer of the importance of the past. Opposing forces are at work, the artist juxtaposes[…..]