Viewing articles from 2017/08

Vito Schnabel Gallery, Via Maistra 37, 7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland

Walter Robinson: The Americans

Installation view, Walter Robinson, The Americans, Vito Schnabel Gallery, St. Moritz, 2017

"Robinson’s exploitations of pop imagery succeed by failing the Pictures Generation shibboleth of ironic detachment. In his paintings, the louche sexual glamour of penny dreadfuls and the temptations of booze and junk food are palpable—only the more so, nostalgically, now that the artist is abstemious. Robinson is a Manet of hot babes and a Morandi of McDonald’s French fries and Budweiser beer cans, magnetized by his subjects as he devotes his brush to generic painterly description." – Peter Schjeldahl, "A Man-About-Downtown Gets His Due," The New Yorker, September 26, 2016

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Carlos/Ishikawa, Unit 4, 88 Mile End Road, London, E1 4UN

Richard Sides: Invisible World

Invisible World, Installation View

The lighting, music and layout are such key parts of Richard Sides' work that 'Invisible World' is an exhibition to experience rather than see. João Abbott-Gribben reviews Sides' solo show at Carlos/Ishikawa gallery in London.

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South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UH

Michael Dean: Sic Glyphs

Michael Dean, Sic Glyphs, installation view at the South London Gallery, 2016

Whether affixed to other structures or lolling on the floor, Dean's oversized, weighty and flaccid things convey the muscular effort of communication, pushing forward an idea of language as material process and bodily struggle. They return, heaped on the floor, in ‘Sic Glyphs’, an exhibition of new work by Dean currently on display in the South London Gallery, an exhibition for which the artist has been nominated for the Turner Prize. Luke Naessens reviews

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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), 700 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037, United States

Do Ho Suh

Apartment A, Unit 2, Corridor and Staircase, 348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) fills its Downtown location with works by artist Do Ho Suh, featuring large-scale architectural installations, sculptures, works on paper and video. Operating within a distinctly twenty-first century global mode, Suh crafts evocative works that reflect ideas of home, identity, and personal space.

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Lisson Gallery, 27 Bell Street, London NW1 5BU

Cory Arcangel: currentmood

Cory Arcangel, currentmood. Installation view

Clickbait and regurgitated imagery, freely ripped, hacked and manipulated by Cory Arcangel, uniformly fill Lisson Gallery in his latest solo exhibition ‘currentmood’. William Davie reviews

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CHEWDAY’S Ltd, 139 Lambeth Walk, London, SE11 6EE

Gabriele Beveridge: Eternity Anyways

Eternity Anyways, Installation View

Less interested in a prescriptive rhetoric on consumer culture than exploring how the poetic and the personal can be addressed under contemporary conditions, Beveridge sits on the line between ambivalence and celebration – investigating a fascination between the lure of consumer images and objects and the values that they preserve and perpetuate.

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Thomas Dane Gallery, 3 & 11 Duke Street St, London SW1Y 6BN

Cecily Brown: Madrepora

Cecily Brown, Madrepora, 2016. Installation view Thomas Dane Gallery, London.

Powerful and erotic imagery is embedded within the painted skins of Cecily Brown's work. Piers Masterson reviews her solo exhibition 'Madrepora', Brown's first at Thomas Dane's St. James' gallery.

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Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, 6 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BT

Ayan Farah: Maps

Ayan Farah, Maps, installation view, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, 2016

Farah's paintings stitch together personal histories, techniques, materials and diverse frames of reference, all underscored by the history, geography and politics of ownership, gender, labour and production. Review by Anneka French

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Rue des Sablons 6, 1205 Genève

Yves Zurstrassen

Exhibition view, Yves Zurstrassen, Galerie Xippas, Geneva, Switzerland, 2017

Yves Zurstrassen’s work is always moving, going from lyrical abstraction to abstract expressionism and vice versa. The Belgian artist develops a singular creating process and uses a very particular technique that reflects the desire to go beyond temporality.

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James Fuentes, 55 Delancey Street, New York, NY 10002

Jessica Dickinson: ARE: FOR + remainders

Jessica Dickinson: ARE: FOR + remainders installation view 2017

Jessica Dickinson’s work in her current exhibition, ARE: FOR + remainders, currently on view at James Fuentes, New York, focuses on the sensations of time, light, and matter within shifting philosophical, perceptual and psychological states. Working with oil paint and various tools on a plaster-like ground, various additive and subtractive actions of countering speeds and pressures are layered, from repetitive marking to aggressive chiseling. These procedures draw their direction from a specific period and poetic sequence of events, where abrupt change is intertwined within daily time.

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Stuart Shave/Modern Art, 4-8 Helmet Row, London EC1V 3QJ

Nicolas Deshayes: Thames Water

Nicolas Deshayes, Thames Water, Modern Art, 1-24 September, exhibition view

'Thames Water' continues Deshayes' idiosyncratic use of industrial materials and processes by positioning cast iron sculptures that function as radiators around the perimeter of the gallery. Review by William Rees

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Petzel Gallery, 456 W 18th Street, New York 10011

Simon Denny: Blockchain Future States

Simon Denny, Blockchain Future States, Installation view, Petzel Gallery, 2016

Regularly describing his own work as a form of fan art, Simon Denny’s practice revolves around new technology narratives: from Kim Dotcom to the NSA. In ‘Blockchain Future States’, he takes on the enigmatic Satoshi Nakamoto as his subject. Review by William Rees

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Hauser & Wirth, 23 Savile Row, London W1S 2ET

Mike Kelley: Framed and Frame

Installation view, Mike Kelley. Framed and Frame, Hauser & Wirth London, 2016

Piers Masterson reviews Mike Kelley's large-scale installation at Hauser & Wirth, exploring issues surrounding the reproduction and dissemination of cultural heritage.

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