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Kevin Beasley, "Untitled, 2014," Polyurethane foam, resin, shorts, t-shirt, underwear, cotton rag and zip ties, 10 x 15 x 13 inches. Photo by Adam Reich, courtesy of The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Material Histories presents its artists in residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem

[Rachel visits an exhibition featuring the work of three artists whose Harlem neighborhoods inform their work. -- the artblog editors] A residency for any artist is a time to reflect. Invited into a new space, setting, and sense of pace, the artist is given the opportunity to foster his/her artistic process, while actively exploring a new community. Since 1968, the Artist-in-Residence program at The Studio Museum in Harlem has been enabling visual artists of African and Latino descent to do just that–explore themselves, and explore Harlem. Neighborhood influence Material Histories, on view at The Studio Museum through October 26, 2014, features ... More » »

Lygia Clark wearing Máscara abismo com tapa-olhos (Abyssal mask with eye-patch, 1968), a work made of fabric, elastic bands, a nylon bag, and a stone, in use. Courtesy Associação Cultural “O Mundo de Lygia Clark,” Rio de Janeiro. Photograph Credit: Sergio Gerardo Zalis, 1986.

Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988 at MoMA

[Natalia offers a wonderfully in-depth exploration of MoMA's Lygia Clark retrospective, spanning from the artist's first paintings to her later interactive installations. -- the artblog editors] Currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art, Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988 is the first comprehensive retrospective in North America devoted to the artistic practice of the Brazilian-born, experimental artist known for her participatory works that engage the interaction of the spectator. Divided into three distinct sections, the exhibition explores the entirety of Clark’s massive oeuvre, including her paintings, sculptures, participatory works, and installation pieces. Leaving the confines of canvas ... More » »

Richard Renaldi, The Big Top, Geneva, Ohio (2012)

New York Roundup – Photos, jazz and mobs on the Highline

(Roberta goes to New York and sees a bunch of good things –the artblog editors) It’s always good to have a list, and between mine, Steve’s and my sister Cate’s, we saw a lot last weekend.  Much of it was good but there were some things we rolled our eyes at, and of course we only scratched the surface of the huge basket of goodies that is New York.  We also met up with friends, Chuck and Iris, saw a play and heard jazz.  Grey Art Gallery Cate’s list brought us to the big show Energy That is All Around, ... More » »

Kim Tran, Square (2012). Wood furniture parts, acrylic. 19.5 x 19.5 x 8 inches

Off the Wall at Parallel Art Space in Queens

[Elizabeth tours an upbeat, five-artist show that tests conceptions of space and the picture plane -- the artblog editors] Like a mullet haircut–“business up front and party in the back”–Rob de Oude and Enrico Gomez maintain Parallel Art Space in the Ridgewood neighborhood of Queens, New York and their respective studios as a single unit. Parallel’s current show, Off the Wall, pushes boundaries by challenging the traditional wall format, and includes work by Gilbert Hsiao, Stacie Johnson, Kim Tran, Ken Weathersby, and (former Philadelphian) Alex Paik, who opened a sequel to Tiger Strikes Asteroid in New York in 2012. Capitalizing on ... More » »

Clubs of Virtue, Mike Glier, 1979 (Second Edition 1995), wood, plastic, enamel paint, collection of the artist.

Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart — Group show curated by Julie Ault

[Nate brings a critical eye to a group show curated by Julie Ault from her own collection. -- the artblog editors] Best known as a pioneer of the artist collective Group Material, artist, curator, writer, and editor Julie Ault has also garnered attention for her impressive art collection. Portions of her substantial collection were recently on view in an impressive show entitled Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart at Artists Space gallery in New York City. Throughout her prolific career, Ault worked closely with the artists whose work is displayed in the show, in both the creation and curation of ... More » »

Jeffrey Jenkins, Monkeyman. An oversized portrait of one of Jenkins's Misfits.

Brushes, planets, misfits, and other collections at The Mildred Complex(ity) in Narrowsburg, NY

[Jennifer visits an eccentric show filled with rescued and repurposed objects, and observes how these collections relate to the issues of gender roles and environmental impact. -- the artblog editors] Jeffrey Jenkins rescues abandoned and vulnerable things.  For example, over the course of four or five years, he salvaged almost 100 decrepit balls that washed up on the banks of the Hudson River. These balls form just one of Jenkins’ many object collections.  He also accumulates brushes, frayed and raggedy stuffed animals he calls “Misfits,” and old paint-by-number paintings. Jenkins revives these cast-offs in his art projects, or displays them ... More » »

Sharon Butler, Silencer, 2013, pigment, binder, latex enamel, gesso, pencil, staples, loosely stretched linen tarp, 66 x 72 inches.

Sharon Butler’s New Casualist paintings at The Painting Center in New York

(Elizabeth tours Skin, a group show, and speaks with New Casualist painter Sharon Butler about Butler’s approach to failure, success, and “rightness” in her work. — the artblog editors) My eye fastens on a crumpled staple in Sharon Butler’s painting, and then I get it. A sense of loosening my expectation of what painting can or should be invades me. Butler and I are in front of “Silencer,” her large painting made with house paint on a linen tarp that has been nonchalantly stapled to the wall. I am stretching canvases this week and have removed many crumpled staples to perfect ... More » »

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Chris Burden’s Extreme Measures at the New Museum – Extremely good

(Cate tells us about the boyish work of Chris Burden at the new Museum, a show with big ideas and big objects.–the artblog editors) The current show at The New Museum is a guy show, a guy magnet, a veritable Super Bowl of guy art. The exhibition, Chris Burden: Extreme Measures, spans the entire Museum from the lobby to the rooftop, including the facade of the building. The show brings this West coast artist to New York with unabashed fan fever. A boat on the building Starting with the boat installed on the facade of the building, the 1 ton truck ... More » »

Mike Kelley, Fortress of Solitude

Mike Kelley at MoMA PS1 – California performance and installation art connection

(Elizabeth sees the Mike Kelley show at MoMA PS1 with her friend, the West Coast artist Lani Asher, and they talk about the California common denominator to a recent spate of art shows in New York and Philly.–the artblog editors) Joining the hipster crowd on a Sunday at PS1, San Francisco artist Lani Asher and I encounter Mike Kelley’s provocative, disturbing childhood themes in a cheerful, kid-friendly setting, circumnavigating strollers, toddlers and babies being lifted to see. Most of the kids giggle and enjoy the  spectacle, dazzled by the bright colors, dark spaces, catchy music and fuzzy toys. Shocking video ... More » »

Kate Gilmore, "Sudden as a Massacre". Video still.

Three from New York – Pablo Helguera’s Libreria Donceles at Kent Fine Arts and Pataphysics and From Memory at Sean Kelly

(Andrea visits two galleries in New York, sees three excellent shows, and buys something. –the artblog editors) Entering Kent Fine Arts these days is disorienting, because beyond the building entryway, elevator, and usual gallery door is a perfectly-realized, functional, used book store: metal shelves full of books, an occasional easy chair, recommended titles arrayed on a table, and a separate section for children. The only thing missing is the dust that usually characterizes such places. It’s the only store in N.Y.C. devoted to second-hand, Spanish-language books, despite the fact that a quarter of the city speaks Spanish. E-publishing hasn’t fostered ... More » »

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