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by Mary L. Coyne
There is an assumption that unmediated experience, even one that is purely perceptual, is an impossibility—the unexplained is almost always preceded by a disclaimer or an exposé; a significant event is heralded by previews and preparations. Explorations of an anticipated future experience are displayed in Roden Crater and Autonomous Structures, which closed April 20th at Pace. The … Continue reading »
Charles Hecht’s Creation series is on display at YES! Gallery through the weekend, curated by Lesley Doukhowetzky. The artist uses discarded material like I-Bars, mesh, and other found objects to create sculptures imbued with movement, heated and forced out of the rigidity of their material identity. He uses molten glass molded in China and finished in his studio in Beijing for the fluid, colorful slug-shapes. Like waves of a Japanese … Continue reading »
Michelle Stone Grue-some Heads, Creatures and Shadows @ Ceres Gallery 547 West 27th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues), Suite 201, New York, NY 10001. The exhibition is on view in Gallery I from April 24 until May 19, 2012.
In his 2003 essay “Renaissance Ideas about Self-Portrayal,” Norman E. Land noted that the Renaissance … Continue reading »
Lebbeus Woods: Early Drawings
February 24-April 7, 2012
515 West 26th Street
New York, New York
This exhibition presents the intricate early drawings, predominantly from the 1980s, of Lebbeus Woods’s utopias. His architectural drawings place the structures within a breathing world with an emphasis on their social … Continue reading »
Don’t miss Curses! Foiled Again featuring Dean Millien’s tinfoil sculptures.… Continue reading »
On February 16, CATM chelsea opened Desde la Tierra al Cielo, “From Earth To Heaven,” a critical solo exhibition for Spanish-born multimedia artist Nuria Román who has continued to confront the innate reciprocality between human and nature. CATM’s Desde la Tierra al Cielo is comprised of various mixed-media works combining paint, ceramic, stone, metal, woodprint, site-specific installation and photography.
A pair of men’s briefs that fit on a pinky finger; that quintessential comedic prop, the banana peel; a little bust of the cartoon character Olive Oyl mounted on a spindly wire; the still-shocking hooded figures from the 2004 Abu Ghraib scandal; a miniature car battery rigged for electrocutions; the small frame of eleven year old Kim Phuc burned by napalm; naked devil men; a minute vignette of two men … Continue reading »