In this edition of Eye on Art, The Drutt Report headed across the Channel from Frieze London to FIAC in Paris.
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In this edition of Eye on Art, The Drutt Report jumps across the pond to the Frieze Art Fair, taking place in London’s Regent’s Park through Sunday. In its 11th edition, the fair is showcasing work from 152 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries, including hidden gems from Sheila Hicks at Alison Jacques Gallery, Luiz Zerbini at Max Wigram Gallery, Sofia Holten at Konrad Fischer Gallerie, and Anna Barribal at Frith Street Gallery.
Olga de Amaral is one of Colombia’s great living cultural treasures. After receiving a degree in Architectural Design from the Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca in Bogotá in 1952, she left for the United States to study textiles at the famed Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Thus began a career that has propelled her over the course of the last 60 years into one of the most internationally renowned artists living and working in Bogotá. Her works are owned by major museums throughout Europe, North, and South America, and also reside in distinguished corporate and private collections. Her art deftly bridges myriad craft traditions concerned with process and materiality with fine art principles of formalism, abstraction, and metaphysicality. She has steadily has developed a distinct voice in her field through her command of conventional techniques for constructing textile objects while progressively pushing the boundaries of orthodox understandings of how textiles work as objects in space. She has gradually moved fabric-based works beyond the basic category of woven tapestry–one that privileges flatness, adherence to the wall, pictorialism and an obsession with the organic and physical properties of materials—into a more conceptual practice that embraces strategies otherwise found in painting, sculpture, and architecture.
In this first segment from the new season of exhibitions in New York, The Drutt Report looks at three shows that offer a great range of approaches to abstract painting and sculpture: Nathan Carter at Casey Kaplan Gallery; Charline von Heyl at Petzel Gallery; and John McCracken at David Zwirner Gallery.
It’s that time again, and this year Frieze New York is better than ever. It’s only in its second year, but everything from the transportation to the amenities and art on display are top drawer. Great energy, great art, great people. Take a look at some of the things I enjoyed there. http://bcove.me/th0cdwar
In this segment, I take a look at three exhibitions where artists use technology in very different ways to make work that is as compelling as it is entertaining: Sergei Tcherepnin, Miroslaw Balka, and Doug Aitken. They are among the highlights of a really great season of shows in Chelsea. Come have a look/listen:
I ran into one of my favorite artists at the Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair. Here we discuss the work he made for the occasion. http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/865857/eye-on-art-video-a-conversation-with-jon-pylypchuk