Moore College of Art & Design has their front window space graced by the small but bold show All Together Now. Although the entire section displaying work is a three-walled area probably no more than 30 feet wide, there are an astonishing 17 artists with work to view. Some pieces are collaborations, but the sheer variety of content in and cohesiveness of the exhibition is certainly noteworthy. As a centerpiece for the show, there is a monitor playing the second episode of “Aloof Hills,” the dark and surreal comedy animation by Kara Crombie. This series follows a cast of characters ... More » »
This week’s Weekly has my review of Fleisher-Ollman’s emerging artist invitational. Below’s the copy with some pictures. More photos at flickr. The world is a diminished place in “I Don’t Watch the Internet,” Fleisher-Ollman Gallery’s seventh annual emerging artist survey. A non-themed invitational that’s big on miniatures and works that whir and clack, the show rounds up modest-scale sculptures, and drawings and forlorn videos that fit with the current economic climate.
This is part 2 of a 2 part post. Part 1 is about the talk delivered by show juror Joao Ribas. Ribas’ choices for the Arcadia Works on Paper exhibit raise issues of sharing, reproducibility and loss of copyright control. They raise disturbing questions about the value of all art at a time when works on paper have never been more highly valued.
The prestigious Works on Paper show at Arcadia, which opened Wednesday, raises worthy questions about the value of art objects in the year 2009.
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a real sucker for hijacking idioms. That is, moving into a certain idiom— like Airport Retail, Las Vegas, Ancient Persia, Higher Education— and adopting its forms and format for parody, analysis, or even as a straightforward medium. It was this weakness that first grabbed me when I found the flyer for the Breaking News show, now up at Little Berlin… So ripe, I thought, that whole idiom. Weather. Sports. Anchordesks. The inflections of Newsspeak. Tickertape… The whole business.
detail from Kristin Reynolds’ installation So there was so much going on last month I didn’t get some things up that I wanted to let people know about, especially the April show at Vox Populi. Actually, the Kristin Reynolds is still up in the back room, and tonight Voxumenta opens, which looks like it should be worth a visit (I’m counting on the wonderful Voxennial vibe from last year to carry over into this year). So I’ll start with Reynolds since she’s still up. She’s got lumber and flat, patterned boards arranged in a gravity-defying cascade. This work would not ... More » »
Image is one of Doina Adam’s glass pieces, this one, I believe wrapped in thread, at Vox. Before going for ice cream at Space 1026 Friday night (see post), my friend, curator Andrea Kirsch and I stopped at Vox Populi to see the new members’ show. Stefan Abrams, Doina Adam and Mauro Zamora (and Zamora’s collaborators Carolyn Hesse, Gabriel Boyce and Brooklyn-based artist Paul Loughney) all had new work of a satisfying nature. Doina Adam’s crocheted monofilament “blanket” on the wall casts great shadows. Adam’s glass and mixed pieces conjure metaphorical landscapes of the mind. Her works most reminded me ... More » »