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1/13/2011

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
www.galerieadler.com

1/12/2011

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
www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org

1/11/2011

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
www.ClaireOliver.com

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
http://www.winkleman.com/

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
www.baileygallery.com

Black Island / Isal Negra by Mary Heebner

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Black Island / Isla Negra is a selection from over a decade of work by Santa Barbara based artist Mary Heebner. This exhibit includes paintings, collages, and artists books, drawing upon the poetry of Pablo Neruda, his home in Isla Negra, Chile, and above all, the Pacific Ocean, the source of inspiration for poet and painter alike.

The gallery features Heebner’s lush, alluring works on paper that are inspired both by the Pacific Ocean and the poetry of famed Chilean author Pablo Neruda. The books, On the Blue Shore of Silence: Poems of the Sea and Intimacies: Poems of Love (Harper Collins), pair Heebner’s paintings with Neruda’s poetry translated by prominent Neruda scholar Alastair Reid.

Poetry Reading on Saturday January 15, at 3PM
The poet and translator Stephen Kessler will read from Intimacies: Poems of Love by Pablo Neruda and On the Blue Shore of Silence: Poems of the Sea by Pablo Neruda along with a selection of his own poetry and translations.

Opening Reception: Friday, January 14th, 5-7pm

Cherry Center for the Arts
4th at Guadalupe Streets
Carmel, CA 93921
Tel: 831-624-7491

Hours: Monday – Friday 11am-4pm and by appointment

Nigel Cooke

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Nigel Cooke, Washed Up Thinker, 2010

Cooke’s paintings, “hybrid theatrical spaces” as he has called them, often depict fantastic graffiti-strewn architecture and supernatural landscapes. Rendered in a naturalistic style that bounces back and forth between affirmation and complication of the canvas surface, Cooke’s paintings hover in the vicinity of landscape, still life, portraiture, and narrative tableau without ever touching down. His current paintings similarly flirt with and confound another painting tradition, the “figure in the landscape as allegory.”

For further information, please contact the gallery at 310-836-2062 or www.blumandpoe.com.

Ahn-Nyung | Hello: An Introduction to Korean Contemporary Art

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Image by: Jin Young Yu, 2010

Opening: January 22nd, 2011

Ahn-Nyung | Hello is an exhibition of multimedia works by four Korean artists exploring the conceptual and visual currents igniting the Korean contemporary art scene today. Curator Jae Yang mines the vanguard of South Korea’s dynamic gallery scene to deliver the American audience an unprecedented survey of works that are as effusive in their naivete as they are expansive in their aesthetic achievement.

As a whole, ‘Ahn-Nyung | Hello’ uncovers a culture in transition in which memories are mutable, synthesis abuts tradition, and experience is subject to a regimen of creative re-envisioning.

Featured artists include: Hyung Kwan Kim, Seok Kim, Yeonju Sung, and Jin Young Yu.

For more info or preview, please contact the gallery at:
www. lebasseprojects.com or 310.558.0200

New Works by: Clive Baker and Sandra Yagi

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Opening Reception
Wednesday, January 12, 6–8:30 pm

Sandra Yagi Artist’s Talk
Saturday, February 19, 4 pm

In the Project Windows through February 2011
Jerico Woggon: The Four Seasons
In the Project Windows Annex:
Elizabeth McGrath & Brian Poor: The Man With Anal Eyes

Gallery Hours
Wednesday through Saturday 12 – 6 pm

Bert Green Fine Art
102 West 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
213-842-8574
http://www.bgfa.us

Group Show: Midwinter, Embrace The Darkness

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Roxane Hopper, Frost, Silver Gelatin Print, 2009

Midwinter is the day on the calendar when there is the least amount of daylight and the longest period of night. It is on this day when the balance between light and dark swings decidedly in favor of the dark. Inspired by this time of year the group exhibition MIDWINTER: Embrace The Darkness will highlight the work of artists who pull from the notion of darkness, not only in its absence of light, but in its references to that which is invisible, unknowable or ignored.

MIDWINTER reminds that we should not only celebrate what is made obvious by daylight, but also value the richness of the unknown and overlooked.

Artists include: Dana Carter, Joy Feasley, Roxane Hopper, Irena Knezevic, Isaac Resnikoff, Michael Robinson, Paul Swenbeck, and Craig Yu

Curated by: Justin Witte

Gallery Hours:
Mon–Wed, Fri 9am–5pm, Thurs 9am–7pm, Sat 12pm–5pm

For More Info: www.colum.edu/DEPS

Contact: Justin Witte/jwitte@colum.edu/312-369-8177

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