The Abstractionist – A Group Show

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Kymm Swank, 2010
5′x6′, oil on canvas

Opening Reception:
Saturday, February 12th 2011, 6 – 10 pm

Featured Artists:
Greg Bernhardt
Nicholas Dahmann
Yehonatan Koenig
Courtney Reid
Suzanna Schulten
Kymm Swank
Christina Thomas

Optical Allusion Gallery
2414 West 7th St.,
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(310) 309-7473

Gallery Hours: By Appointment (213) 381-3034


Art Rotterdam 2011

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At Art Rotterdam, Anouk Kruithof shows a large part of her new extensive project: Fragmented Entity (2011), which she has worked on since May 2008. A large pile of hand printed photo prints, done by the artist in the past 10 years, forms the basic material for the project. For this project Kruithof has cut out the recognition of the photographs and from the remaining pieces of paper she has created new photos, videos, objects and installations. Taken literally, Anouk Kruithof dissects the medium of photography. Figuratively speaking, the project is about letting go of emotional experiences. The cut up of her old photographs symbolizes letting go of a past, which entails memories. And not in a negative destructive way, but in a positive way: The old photo prints, recycled and transformed into a new installation, which acquires meaning in the present.   
Galerie Adler
570 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1502
New York, NY 10022, USA 

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Julian Hoeber

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The Execution Changes #4, 2010

Opening Reception: February 5, 6-8pm

The Execution Changes and Endless Chair represent initial iterations of painting and furniture design within a larger open-ended project, whereby Hoeber endeavors to generate in excess of one thousand unique objects across a wide-range of media.  The paintings, which are titled in alphanumeric code, are constructed with specific guidelines, adhering to an even  2 x 3 scale ratio and delineated on a horizontal, vertical or quartered axis. This stringent compositional strategy finds its roots in much conceptual art of the 1960s and 70s, most notably Sol Lewitt’s wall drawings.  Like Lewitt, Hoeber uses a fixed set of operations, which determine the initial compositional structure; however, in a pointedly oppositional fashion, Hoeber allows himself the freedom to work intuitively with nearly every other formal decision (i.e. color, texture, etc.), deliberately searching for irrationality within a rational system. 

Blum & Poe


Forti on All Fours

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Simone Forti will perform Sleep Walkers and Striding Crawling, based on her animal movement studies of the 1970s. She will also perform an improvisational News Animation. Forti is joined by French dancer Claire Filmon. Sound by Peter Van Riper.

In conjunction with “The Artist’s Museum” exhibition

Moca Grand Avenue
250 S. Grand Ave.
LA, CA 90012
INFO 213-621-1736 or

FREE: please RSVP to

The Box Gallery
977 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213 625 1747


Susanna Majuri: Nordic Water Tales

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Finnish photo artist Susanna Majuri is the storyteller of the North. In her pictures, her thoughts always return to Iceland, the land of her dreams. Majuri portrays people living not only in Iceland, but also in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, because to her mind, there’s a little bit of Iceland in every Nordic country.

The photographs resemble film stills lifted from the movie version of a fairy tale, or perhaps from a thriller, or a romance without a happy end. The many associations evoked demonstrate the enormous narrative potential that hallmarks her work, which is joined by a finely honed sense of composition and staging.

Galerie Adler Frankfurt am Main
Hanauer Landstraße 134
60314 Frankfurt a. M., Germany
tel  +49-69-43053962


Judithe Hernandez: La Vida Sobre Papel

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Through the female figure, Hernández explores the themes of violence and femicide while making references to love, seduction, and Mexican popular culture. Since the late 1960s, she has been fundamental in the Chicano art movement, and was the only woman in the influential collective Los Four.

National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 738-1503


New Work on Canvas by Dana Crossan

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A graduate of the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design, Crossan’s stunningly chromatic, brilliantly rendered canvases have been exhibited in group shows throughout the South as well as in New York, Hungary and France. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Manhattan.

StandPipe Gallery
150 West 25th Street
New York, NY


Jesse McCloskey: New World Nightmares

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Jesse McCloskey, The Ghost, 2010
Vinyl paint paper collage, 28 x 40 inches

Jesse McCloskey is a New York based artist whose Massachusetts roots greatly influence his current studio practice. Gothic New England legends of his hometown’s now abandoned cemetery full of ghostly smallpox victims and accused witches haunt the artist’s subject matter. Figurative and expressive, full of myths, symbols and narrative, McCloskey’s strong line, bold color and use of formal elements hearkens back to the style of the early 20th century German Expressionists and of American Abstract Expressionism, however his technique and approach are singular.

McCloskey considers himself an abstract artist. He begins each work by making several large colorful abstract paintings which he then cuts into hundreds of exacting sculptural shapes. These small pieces of painted paper are then applied to a stretched canvas, layer by layer, building up dimension, color, impact and design. The final work is representational, haunting and mysterious and can be twenty to thirty layers thick.

McCloskey received a BFA from the Swain School of Design in Massachusetts and a MFA from Parsons School of Design in New York. His work has been written about in The New York Times, NY Arts magazine and Animal Magazine.

Claire Oliver Gallery
513 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 929-5949

Leslie Thornton’s “Binocular”

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Leslie Thornton, Black Parrot, 2010

Thornton’s exquisite ongoing investigations of the cinematic image have taken her into a new and unexpected territory, where she traces the complex interactions between nature, technology, and abstraction.

Winkleman Gallery
621 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
T: 212.643.3152

Sarah Brennema: Now Here This

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Sarah Brenneman, Salmonoid Shift, 2010.

Brenneman has worked in watercolor for ten years, utilizing its fluid immediacy to make patterns that are abstract and based on natural forms.

Brenneman’s paintings are mostly unplanned. Similar to the visual order of the written page, some paintings begin with rows of shapes, but usually there is no specific image in mind. They develop as she paints them. Images or motifs may repeat themselves, but she attempts to make each painting in and of the moment, hence the exhibition title Now Here This.

Jeff Bailey Gallery
625 W27th St (11th & 12th Aves)
NY, NY 10001
(212) 989-0156

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