August, 2009

David Bayus

On September 1st, from 5-10pm, the San Francisco Art Institute will hold The First Annual First Show, curated by Nicholas Miller, Karl Nelson, Casey Gray, and Romy Mariano. The show, which will take place throughout the outdoor spaces of the Institute, including the courtyard, quad, and amphitheater, will feature paintings, sculptures, photography, film, video, performance, installation, and live music. The purpose of the show is[…..]

Guy Ben-Ner

Video artist Guy Ben-Ner is a year-long inhabitant of MASS MoCA‘s galleries. His exhibition Thursday the 12th, on view from May 2009 through March 2010, explores family life and imagination, while also questioning culturally proscribed lifestyles. One video, Stealing Beauty, plays like a conventional family sitcom, except that the setting is Ikea store displays in New York, Berlin and Tel Aviv. Another video reinterprets Truffaut’s[…..]

Gerard Hemsworth

Gerard Hemsworth is currently presenting his first solo museum exhibition in the United States titled Hidden Agenda. The London-based artist will have fifteen new works on view at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield Connecticut through January 2010. On the surface, Hemsworth’s painting seem playful, innocent, and rather benign, but over several decades the artist has built a visual vocabulary which allows him to[…..]

Michael Joaquin Grey

On view through September 14th at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York is a solo exhibition of works by acclaimed artist Michael Joaquin Grey. The artist’s work explores ideas related to art, science, media and human imagination, with this exhibition specifically focusing on the development of language, living things, and strategic organic systems. The exhibition is located on P.S.1’s first floor Drawing Gallery and[…..]

Creating Identity: Portraits Today

Creating Identity: Portraits Today is the title of a new exhibition currently on view at the 21c Museum in Louisville Kentucky. 21c is the first museum in the United States to exclusively exhibit works made in the twenty-first century. Creating Identity brings together 37 artist who explore a variety of concepts through contemporary portraiture through over seventy exhibited pieces. Among the all-star list of featured[…..]

Os Gemeos: Mural at Houston Street and Bowery

At the site of the infamous 1982 Keith Haring mural located at the corner of Houston Street and Bowery, is the second installment of an ongoing mural program organized by Deitch Projects and Goldman Properties. On view from this July through March 31, 2010, is a large mural by Brazilian-born identical twin brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, otherwise known as Os Gemeos. The massive wall[…..]

Jim Green

Denver-based sound artist Jim Green currently has a solo presentation in the Project Gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, CO. Thematically, the new work on view, titled Unplugged, investigates the discomfort we feel in public spaces when confronted with private issues, and the practiced reactions we impel when met with such taboo circumstances. Okay, Unplugged is essentially about the sound farts make.[…..]