WHAT’S ON: Dia:Chelsea’s Artists on Artists Lecture Series -
Erin Shirreff on Donald Judd. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:30pm.
See Erin Shireff’s Limited Edition for SculptureCenter here.
FEATURED ARTIST: Alex Goss
Alex Goss, Closed Loops, 2014. Installation view, Maine. Anodized aluminum, 8 x 8 x 4”. Courtesy the artist.
Meriem Bennani & Hayden Dunham, Other Travel (2012).
From Meriem Bennani & Hayden Dunham:
Through a determined process a selection of artists and writers will be invited to participate in this unconventional publication. Each artist involved will receive an invitation to a specific place in New York City where the delivery of an installation or package will take place. The collaboration begins when the artist chooses to produce a piece in response to the installation received. This exchange will be documented and presented in the Other Travel book in conjunction with an exhibition.
Featuring collaborations with: Dora Budor, Maja Cule, Amy Von Harrington, Ian Markell, Sara Jane Stoner, Twin Gemz, Travis Boyer, & Nancy Copley
Watch the Other Travel video here.
FEATURED ARTIST: Alex Goss
Alex Goss, Build York Own and More, 2014. Installation View, Cooper Union, 7 E 7th St. Materials and dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist.
FEATURED ARTIST: Alex Goss
Alex Goss, t25 (mta), 2013. Aluminum, stainless steel, 3D printed nylon plastic, 5 x 24 x 12”. Courtesy the artist.
Amelia Barikin and Helen Hughes (eds), Making Worlds: Art and Science Fiction (Surpllus Publishing, 2013).
Making Worlds: Art and Science Fiction is an anthology of new texts by artists, curators, art historians and writers who are self-confessed science fiction fans. The linking point is the idea of science fiction as a platform for the building of alternate art histories. This collection is concerned with the ways in which science fiction might be performed, materialised or enacted within a contemporary context.
Edited by Amelia Barikin and Helen Hughes, with contributions by: Adrian Martin, Amelia Barikin, Andrew Frost, Anthony White, Arlo Mountford, Brendan Lee, Charles Green, Chris McAuliffe, Chronox, Damiano Bertoli, Darren Jorgensen, Dylan Martorell, Edward Colless, Helen Hughes, Helen Johnson, Justin Clemens, Lauren Bliss, Matthew Shannon, Nathan Gray, Nick Selenitsch, OSW, Patrick Pound, Philip Brophy, Rex Butler, Ryan Johnston, and Soda_Jerk.
Courtesy MADA Archive.
FEATURED ARTIST: Alex Goss
In his work, Alex Goss (b. 1991, Houston, lives and works in New York City) witnesses the effects of machinery, technology, and infrastructure on bodies. Through the lens of sculptural production, Goss questions the path which technology today is taking in truly serving, with dignity and tenderness, the needs of all people. Taking on a technologically transgressive role, Goss’s sculptures aim to convey a sense of utopia through their craftsmanship, but ultimately are rendered dysfunctional. His recent senior thesis exhibition at Cooper Union, Build You Own and More (2014) presents scenarios that complicate the distinctions between censorship and autonomy.
Goss received his BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art where he was awarded Cooper Union’s Pietro & Alfrieda Montana Prize in Sculpture, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture summer 2014. His work has been exhibited at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.; 99 Cent Plus, Brooklyn, NY; among others.
Alex Goss, Cone, Crank, Center, 2013. Maple, steel bearings, lead, 8 x 8 x 42”. Courtesy the artist.
Maria Loboda, Oh, Wilderness (Sternberg Press, 2012).
'Verbal sculptures' and 'strange archaeologies'—Maria Loboda’s recent works expose prior events through sparse details of entangled secrets, material contradictions, and masked collusions. Her sculpture is both indulgently verbal and obstinately reserved. Oh, Wilderness also demonstrates the artist’s aesthetic equation between language and materiality as it works the other way around, translating materials expressive of a certain weak semiotics to language. Through these materials, nature is observed and read—now constituting a grammar, rigorously arbitrary, formal, and conventional.
Read about Maria Loboda’s involvement in the current SC exhibition Puddle, Pothole, Portal (October 2, 2014 - January 5, 2015).
Courtesy Sternberg Press.
Puddle, pothole, portal, curated by Ruba Katrib and artist Camille Henrot is now on view at SculptureCenter!
Olga Balema, Joachim Bandau, Camille Blatrix, Teresa Burga, Antoine Catala, Abigail DeVille, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Judith Hopf, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Allison Katz, Mark Leckey, Maria Loboda, Win McCarthy, Danny McDonald, Marlie Mul, Mick Peter, Chadwick Rantanen, Lucie Stahl, Saul Steinberg, Keiichi Tanaami, Lina Viste Grønli, and Jordan Wolfson.
Thinking through early 20th century cartoons, the kaleidoscopic drawings of Saul Steinberg, the innovative and self-reflexive film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and other children’s entertainment, the exhibition explores the coexistence of disparate elements within shared spaces. Gags betray complex meanings and sociopolitical satire, and unrelated objects, locales, and avatars interact in the same dimension. The works on view transcend the categories that separate drawing from sculpture, the human from the nonhuman, and the animated from the static, while experiences of technological devices and flatness lead to fantastic and absurd implications for objects and space. As screens, passageways, and shadows populate both physical and virtual realms, we question whether they are reflections or traces of the objective world, obstructions, fantasies, or entryways into other realms.
WHAT’S ON: False Scent at 321 Gallery (321 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York) September 13 - October 19, 2014
Curated by Sean Keenan and Holly Stanton.
With SC SculptureNotebook Featured Artists Ann Greene Kelly and Willa Nasatir. Jason Benson & Erin Jane Nelson, Katy Cowan, Jesse Greenberg, and Sam Lipp.
FEATURED ARTIST: Reid Ramirez, Trojans/Lemons, 2014. Cast expansion foam, and acrylic paint.10.5 x 13 inches. Courtesy the artist.
FEATURED ARTIST: Reid Ramirez, Deposit, 2012. Foam, resin, and latex paint. 16 x 32 x 62 inches. Courtesy the artist.
FEATURED ARTIST: Reid Ramirez
In his work, Reid Ramirez (b. California, 1979) conflates the problems between physical and psychic space. Through his chosen materials he sets cultural references against narrative aspects of his personal experience, creating strange fictional encounters, often wrought with lurid, humorous, and macabre subjects. The references that inform the work include failing systems, dead structures, degraded space, and the influence power and class dynamics have on particular physical outcomes. The materials act as carriers of specific physicalities but also encourage opportunities for visual and linguistic slippage. A condom filled with lemons. A repeated moment from Breaking Bad. A dead ATM.
Ramirez’s work has recently been shown at Annaruma Gallery in Naples, IT, and two of his video works can soon be seen at “Spectrum” in the window at the Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Minneapolis, MN. He studied at Virginia Commonwealth University, VA and Hunter College, NY. He is currently the visiting artist at Antioch College in Yellow Springs OH where he teaches visual art and art history. He’s based in New York.
Reid Ramirez, With No Hands, 2013. Expansion foam, lemons, knife, cutting board, and wood. 20 x 26 inches. Courtesy the artist.
WHAT’S ON: Taipei Biennial The Great Acceleration: Art in the Athropocene, September 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015. Taipei Fine Arts Museum, No. 181, Sec. 3, Zhongshan N. Road, Zhongshan District, Taipai City, 10461, Taiwan.
Featuring SculptureCenter artists: Alisa Baemboym, Neil Beloufa, Ian Cheng, David Douard, Camille Henrot, Maria Loboda, Marlie Mul, Rachel Rose, Pamela Rosenkranz, Anicka Yi.
David Douard, Mo’Swallow, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris.