FEATURED ARTIST: Asger Carlsen, Wrong, 2010. Pigment print. 50 x 60 centimeters. Courtesy the artist.
FEATURED ARTIST: Asger Carlsen, Wrong, 2010. Pigment Print. 50 x 60 centimeters. Courtesy the artist.
WHAT’S ON: Keiichi Tanaami: Works on Paper, September 2 - October 4, 2014. Sikkema Jenkins, 530 W 22nd St, New York, NY.
From Sikkema Jenkins:
Known for his broad artistic talents, the current exhibition includes drawings, prints, video animations, and recently rediscovered collages, focusing on work produced from the late 1960’s to early 1970’s. Influenced by a trip to New York City in 1967 and encounters with work by Andy Warhol, the pieces brim with American iconography and consumerism – stars and stripes, Coke-Cola, Hollywood stars, cartoon and comic book characters. An interest in the erotic excess of American culture during that period is also evident, later leading Tanaami to become the first artistic director of Japanese Playboy.
Read about Keiichi Tanaami’s involvement in the upcoming SC exhibition Puddle, Pothole, Portal (October 2, 2014 - January 5, 2015).
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins.
FEATURED ARTIST: Asger Carlsen
Asger Carlsen uses photography as a means to create sculptural work. After digitally photographing the body in various poses within the space of his studio, he edits and transforms the shape and composition of the figure to the point of abstraction. He creates mutated bodily forms, rearranging parts and inserting other objects. Often, the body becomes so abstracted that the images could be considered a photographs of an objects. The final images convey sense of gracefulness and elegance, while simultaneously provoking a visceral reaction. Without a literal depiction, he is able to use images of the body to create new forms, which then reference bodily forms.
Carlsen was born in Denmark in 1973 and moved to New York in 2007 where he continues to live and work. He has had solo shows at V1 Gallery, Copenhagen; Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin; and Ruttkowski 68, Cologne. He has been featured in The New Yorker, Juxtapoz Magazine, and Interview Magazine, amongst others. He has an upcoming show at Museum of Contemporary Art Rome, which will open September 24.
Asger Carlsen, Hester, 2012. Pigment Print. 60 x 70 centimeters. Courtesy the artist.
WHAT’S ON: (Nothing But) Flowers, September 10 - October 11, 2014. Nathalie Karg Gallery, 41 Great Jones Street, New York, NY 10012.
Featuring: Michiel Ceulers, Jo Nigoghossian, Anthony Pearson, Paul Pascal Theriault, Lisa Williamson.
Paul Pascal Theriault, Gatinhos, 2014. Courtesy Nathalie Karg Gallery.
FEATURED ARTIST: Can Altay, COHAB: An Assembly of Spare Parts, 2011. Installation view. Courtesy CASCO - Office for Art, Design & Theory and Arcade, London.
WHAT’S ON: Strauss Bourque-LaFrance: No Aloha, September 7- October 19, 2014. Rachel Uffner Gallery, 170 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002.
Featuring SculptureCenter artist Strauss Bourque-LaFrance
Courtesy Rachel Uffner Gallery.
FEATURED ARTIST: Can Altay, Distributed, 2012. Chrome door knobs. Courtesy Create, London, Frieze Projects East for the London Borough of Waltham Forest, and Arcade, London.
FEATURED ARTIST: Can Altay
Can Altay is an artist living in Istanbul. He investigates the functions, meaning, organization and reconfigurations of public space. His ‘settings’ provide critical reflection on urban phenomena and artistic activity. His work traverses sculpture, photography and installation, and is staged and manifested through the spaces, exhibitions and publications he produces.
Altay has had solo exhibitions at Arcade, London (2012), Casco, Utrecht (2011), The Showroom, London (2010), Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2008), Sala Rekalde, Bilbao (2006) and Spike Island, Bristol (2007). His work has been included in Biennials of Istanbul, Havana, Busan, Gwangju, Marrakech, Taipei; and in museums and galleries such as the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), VanAbbe Museum (Eindhoven), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Artists Space (New York), and SALT (Istanbul). His public projects include: “Inner Space Station” (NewYork, 2013); “Distributed” (London, 2012); “The Church Street Partners’ Gazette” (London, 2010-13) and “PARK: bir ihtimal” (Istanbul, 2010). Altay is the editor of Ahali: an anthology for setting a setting, 2013 published by Bedford Press, AA Publications, London.
Can Altay, Another Empty Pedestal: after similar skids from recent pasts, 2010. Setting with concrete Lotus Leaf sculpture from the evicted Vietnamese Community Centre, Warsaw. Installation view. Courtesy Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw and Arcade, London.
Marlie Mul, Project X (Small edition and web project, 2013). Small edition publication designed in collaboration with Vela Arbutina.
Featuring contributions from D.N., Harry Burke, John Beeson, SculptureCenter In Practice 2014 Guest Curator Kari Rittenbach, Marlie Mul, Pablo Larios.
Read about Marlie Mul’s involvement in the upcoming SC exhibition Puddle, Pothole, Portal (October 2, 2014 - January 5, 2015).
Courtesy the artist.
FEATURED ARTIST: Bradford Kessler, Young Grandfather, 2014. Aquaresin, dead sea minerals, safe paw ice melter. Courtesy 247365, New York.
FEATURED ARTIST: Bradford Kessler, New Icon, 2014. Hydroflex on engraved panel. Courtesy 247365, New York.
WHAT’S ON: Flat Neighbors, September 7- October 19, 2014. Rachel Uffner Gallery, 170 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002.
Featuring Dora Budor, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Daniel Keller, Ajay Kurian.
Courtesy Rachel Uffner Gallery.
WHAT’S ON: Allison Katz: Rumors, Echoes, September 4- October 4, 2014. Boatos Fine Arts, Rua Joao Moura, 187 - Jardins, Sao Paolo.
Despite the supposedly obsolete character of painting in what is now termed the “post–internet” condition, Katz embraces an expanded practice of painting as a possible field of experimentation. This non-hierarchical and provisional attitude is perhaps better illustrated by the story behind the recurring image of the black pear which, as the artist tells me, emerged from a feeling of disgust when watching her grandmother eating the darkened bits of the fruit, only to be informed that these are the best parts because that is where sugar is concentrated. Likewise, one could say that painting is just that: an overripe medium, at once extremely sweet and repulsive.
Read about Allison Katz’s involvement in the upcoming SC exhibition Puddle, Pothole, Portal (October 2, 2014 - January 5, 2015).
Courtesy Boatos Fine Arts.
FEATURED ARTIST: Bradford Kessler
Bradford Kessler’s work features mundane objects intertwined with elegant amalgamations that are at once dark, unnerving, and playful. He seduces us into his psychotic anthropological studies with neotenous, mid-western aesthetics.
From 2005 to 2010 Kessler lived in various parts of Asia including Beijing, China where he was a studio assistant to the artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Kessler has taught and lectured at Parsons the New School for Design, School of Visual Arts, and Columbia University in New York. His works have exhibited at such venues as Electronic Arts Intermix, Anthology Film Archives, New York, and Art Basel Miami with Printed Matter, New York and Esther Schipper, Berlin. He is the founder of Prairie Fortress Press based in Lebanon, Kansas and his published works are distributed at Printed Matter, New York and Art Metropole, Toronto. He has had recent solo exhibitions with 247365 in New York and Welcome Screen in London.
Bradford Kessler, Mistletoe (3, 2, 1), 2014. Tennis ball gag harness, bracket mount. Courtesy 247365, New York.