In partnership with Josh Lilley Gallery, we are pleased to offer a slideshow of works from Point D’appui, on view from November 22nd to January 10th, 2014. The gallery explains:
Josh Lilley is thrilled to be presenting Peter Linde Busk’s first solo show at the gallery. Point D’appui will include ceramics and smaller works, as well as 10 large-scale paintings from his critically acclaimed exhibition at Holstebro Kunstmuseum in Denmark earlier this year.
Peter Linde Busk, Jesus’ Blood Never Failed me Yet, 2012
In his paintings, prints and ceramics, Busk employs a cast of characters to express states of melancholia, dejection and failure. His celebration of the antagonist is inspired by card design, literature and popular culture, tending towards portrayals of those who sit on high; Kings and knights prevail, their stature betrayed by their audacious attire. Violently patterned, his images draw on the starkly direct marks of Art Brut. Busk’s drive to fill space to excess means that the figure is often decorated to the point of parody, at times becoming a complete abstraction. His subjects are flawed and exposed, saturated and ridden with angst – captured in the moment before their fall. Yet this also comes across as being affirmative; bearing in mind that these are often self-portraits – perhaps this moment becomes a fable for catastrophe’s liberating potential.
In partnership with Pallant House Gallery, we are pleased to offer a slideshow of works from Sean Scully: Triptychs, on view from November 2nd to January 26th, 2014. The press release explains:
Best known as a painter of monumental works in oil, Sean Scully (b.1945) has gained international prominence as one of the most admired painters in the abstract tradition, fusing the conventions of European painting with the distinct character of American abstraction. Working in the mould of Matisse, Mondrian and Rothko, Scully reduces painting to its simple rudiments of form and colour, revealing the medium’s capacity for expressive power. This is the first exhibition to explore the artist’s engagement with the triptych format, which has obsessed him for nearly three decades. It will feature major paintings, as well as drawings and etchings, from across the last 40 years.
Sean Scully, 22.214.171.124, 2010, pastel on paper, 76.5 x 57 centimeters
In partnership with the artist, we are pleased to offer a slideshow of works from Nadaleena Mirat Brettmann’s “Twister Series” at 303 Art Gallery, on view from October 1st to November 29th, 2013. The press release explains:
“With her striking canvases of red hot twisters, she gives the fury of the funnel cloud a volatile, apocalyptic presence in the Romantic tradition of painters such as Turner. In the Twister series, Nadaleena turns a weather phenomenon into a visionary spectacle. Nadaleena seizes the terrifying shape of a raging twister and intensifies its uncontrollable force with uninhibited brushstrokes and vibrant relentless hues transforming this spiraling vortex into an ecstatic celebrant or an apocalyptic landscape. Invoking both generative and destructive associations of blood, the painter instills the twister with a mythological dimension, while allowing the viewer to get swept up in their own emotional response.”
In partnership with the gallery, we are pleased to offer a slideshow of works from Gilda Oliver’s “Recent Works” at 25Kadr Gallery in Moscow, on view from September 23 to October 2, 2013. The press release explains: Continue Reading
In partnership with the gallery, we are pleased to offer a slideshow of works by Angela Strassheim’s “Story Telling” at Andrea Meislin Gallery, on view from September 12 to October 26, 2013. The press release explains: Continue Reading
Haley Bueschlen b. Aug 7, 1985 has legally editioned herself and changed her name in court to “One Of Twelve”. Her performance begins on her birthday and every month after she will change her name to Two Of Twelve, Three Of Twelve, Four Of Twelve ect. for the remainder of the year.
Over at Shit My Cats Read, where our executive editor’s cats interview the brightest minds of the 21st century, there’s a quick condo with Betty Tompkins. The unabashed pussy-painter is included in an exhibition, “Sunsets and Pussy,” opening tomorrow at Marianne Boesky Gallery. (It also includes work from Ed Ruscha, Piotr Uklanski, and Lucien Smith.) See what Tompkins has to say to the kittens here. (And then check out their previous art world interviews with Keren Cytter and Chris Kraus.)
We experienced a weird sense of deja vu when visiting Garth Weiser’s current exhibition at Casey Kaplan in New York. At first we were really loving the shimmering effect that the artist creates in these abstract works, mainly by etching horizontal lines across the wet paint surface, and then adding further scratches and markings. Then we realized that they’re a bit uncomfortably close to large-scale paintings that Jack Whitten made in the ’70s (like this one, and many others.) You decide: Influence, homage, or blatant rip-off? (We’re leaning toward the latter, personally.)
In partnership with the gallery, we are pleased to offer a preview of “Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures,” a show of new works by Bill Viola opening June 5 at Blain|Southern in London. The press release explains:
Created between 2012 and 2013, both on location and in the artist’s studio in Southern California, the exhibition presents three distinct bodies of works; the Frustrated Actions, the Mirage and the Water Portraits series. Through these works, Viola engages with complex aspects of human experience, including mortality, transience and our persistent, yet ultimately futile attempts to truly and objectively understand ourselves and the meaning of our brief lives.