Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Days


Bruce Nauman: Days

June 2–August 23, 2010

A recent addition to the Museum’s collection, Bruce Nauman’s Days (2009) was created for, and debuted at, the 2009 Venice Biennale, where the artist represented the United States with the solo exhibition Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens. Days is a “sound sculpture” consisting of a continuous stream of seven voices reciting the days of the week in random order. Fourteen suspended speakers are installed in two rows with one voice emanating from each pair of speakers as the visitor passes between them. There are men’s voices and women’s voices, old and young. Some speak swiftly, others with pause, each with his or her own cadence. The collection of distinctive voices produces a chorus—at times cacophonous, at others, resonant—and creates a sonic cocoon that envelops the visitor. The work invokes both the banality and the profundity of the passing of each day, and invites reflection on how we measure, differentiate, and commemorate time (MoMa exhibition page).

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ben Gocker at P.P.O.W.










Through July 16, 2010


Gocker's first solo exhibition, "There is really no single poem", features a variety of installations pieces, sculptures, drawings, and painterly compositions that work simultaneously together to create one single work. Much of his work plays with fantasy, child's play, and unrealized genius displayed in a linear, almost systematic fashion.

Allison Katz at Rachel Uffner Gallery











Through July 2, 2010
Rachel Uffner Gallery
47 Orchard Street
New York, NY


Katz, in her first New York solo show, challenges
visual formalities by melding seemingly
contradictory themes together into contorted
compositions. She places more emphasis on process
than narrative, avoiding obvious continuity and
linear storytelling in favor of poetic
juxtapositions.

Homunculi group exhibition at CANADA






Homunculi: Matt Greene, Allison Schulnik, Ruby Neri and Matthew Ronay




Through July 11, 2010

Homunculi group exhibition

CANADA

55 Chrystie Street

New York, NY



The four artists featured in this group exhibition use primitive shapes and textural forms to distort conceptions of beauty and present a new sort of morbid tribal aesthetic.


Dead or Alive at Museum of Arts and Design




The exhibition features contemporary works created from natural materials into extraordinary sculptural forms that challenge viewers to question whether they are viewing manmade or organic objects.


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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Marked: A Show of Figure at Like a Spice Gallery








Marked: A Show of Figure


Like a Spice Gallery
224 Roebling Street, Brooklyn NY

Through August 8, 2010

The group show includes an incredible roster of artists working in a variety of mediums using the figure as a narrative, each with a distinctive visual style and form of story-telling. Marked includes the works of Jenny Morgan whose layers pieces are deeply evocative and bold portrayals of human existence.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bjarne Melgaard at Greene Naftali Gallery






Bjarne Melgaard


Greene Naftali
508 West 26th Street, 8th Floor, New York NY
Through June 19, 2010

Melgaard creates dynamic installations full of controversial materials, vulgarity, and references to counterculture. He also plays homage to punk, S&M, and other underground subcultures through his expressive, expressionist style paintings, sculptures, drawing, and multimedia installations.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Group Exhibition at Malborough Gallery






natural renditions



Through July 9, 2010

545 West 25th Street New York NY


The group exhibition natural renditions, curated by Diana Campbell and Eric Gleason, comprises of twenty-two artists who use a number of disparate materials, processes and techniques to create work that evokes organic forms and phenomena. The collaborative effort between Campbell and Gleason is one of the best of the year and a definite must see.