3 Shows to see before Monday
1. Kate Ericson & Mel Ziegler, Galerie Perrotin
(July 8 - August 22)
Ericson & Ziegler’s art abandoned the few, urban cities in which American art culture tends to be centralized to return to the heartland. The artists created work that aimed to examine and represent the cultural majority of Americans, often ignored by the cosmopolitan art world. It speaks to the national importance of the duo’s work that a French gallery is exhibiting the retrospective (bringing it stateside after a successful show in Paris).
(via Gallerie Perrotin)
2. Louise Lawler No Drones, Metro Pictures
(June 5 - July 25)
Through her unique artistic process, in which she traces her photographs and then prints these tracings on vinyl, Lawler manages to distill complex images and moments down to their aesthetic essence. She displays an array of scenes in egalitarian simplicity, examining what lays at the center of these moments.
(via Metro Pictures)
3. Marcel Duchamp, Gagosian Gallery
(June 26 - August 8)
Gagosian exhibits Duchamp’s historic readymades in the same building in which they debuted half a century ago. Thus this is a truly unique show of the work of one the most renown avant-garde artists of all time.
(via Gagosian Gallery)
Basel & 3 Shows to See This Week
1. Jean-Baptiste Bernadet Fugue, American Contemporary
(June 11 – August 9)
The paintings presented in Fugue, the French noun meaning ‘running away’, appear inextricably connected suggesting an almost fluid continuum. Yet, each individual painting stands on it’s own as an individual exploration of Bernadet’s free design. The language of the works, not overly formalized yet not completely loose, achieve a focus for meaning while still allowing for a level of detailed level of freedom of interpretation.
2. Israel Lund Israel Lund, David Lewis Gallery
(June 10 – July 27)
In his self-titled solo exhibition, Israel Lund’s paintings are all about making impressions of images and of a system at large. Through a series of paintings of various sizes, sculptures, and silk screens, Lund’s impressions exhibit a love of images.
(via David Lewis Gallery)
3. Sam Moyer More Weight, Rachel Uffner Gallery
(April 26 – June 22)
In her third show at the Rachel Uffner Gallery, Moyer presents a dramatically different body of work that continues to explore her interest in the ‘in-betweens’ of genre. In More Weight, she obscures the lines between drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and architecture through the diverse collection of works that make up the two-storied exhibition.
(via Rachel Uffner Gallery)
Also, this week marks the beginning of Art Basel 2014, the premier international art show for modern and contemporary works. Basel will run from June 19 – 22. If you want the complete Basel experience, you can check out our tour of the fair with an internationally renown artist, designer and architect.
3 Shows to See this Weekend
1. James Lee Byars ½ an Autobiography, momaps1
(June 15 - September 7)
PS1’s survey of Byar’s career of work, spanning the entire second floor of the museum space, not only attempts to portray the life of an artist but simultaneously confronts the actual impossibility of doing so, recognizing that it may only achieve a “½” representation of this late, great artist, whose fascinating pursuit of perfection drove him all over the world and to a spanning variety of media.
(via MoMA PS1)
2. Ken Price Large Sculpture, Matthew Marks Gallery
(May 9 - June 28)
This exhibition, the first that solely focuses on Price’s larger scale work and that includes several works that have never before been viewed publicly, offers a profound look into the lesser known side of Price’s career, beyond the smaller scale sculptures for which he became famous.
And if you want a tour of the show by an art expert, RSVP to our tour of this show and two additional Chelsea shows this weekend!
(via Matthew Marks Gallery)
3. Andrew Laumann, Jesse Hlebo, Nicholas Gottlund Demo, Signal Gallery
(May 9 - June 15)
Closing on Sunday, this collaborative show portrays the process of breakdown on differing scales - from individual error to global collapse. The works examine man’s role in the these failures of order and challenge him in his effort to regain control.
(via Signal Gallery)