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WHAT’S ON: Allison Katz: Rumors, Echoes, September 4- October 4, 2014. Boatos Fine Arts, Rua Joao Moura, 187 - Jardins, Sao Paolo.
From Boatos:

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.

WHAT’S ON: Allison Katz: Rumors, EchoesSeptember 4- October 4, 2014. Boatos Fine Arts, Rua Joao Moura, 187 - Jardins, Sao Paolo.

From Boatos:

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.

READING ROOM: 
Judith Hopf, Peep Hole Sheet Issue #19: The World of Things - silent today!, (Mousse Publishing, 2014).
From Mousse:

Considering the relationship between the bodily reality of objects, artistic practice and a possible language to reconnect these increasingly distant universes, Judith Hopf takes her clue from ‘The Letter of Lord Chardos,’ a text composed by Hugo von Hofmannsthal in 1902. Tuning the ‘deafening silence’ triggered by the crisis of Chandos to her own, Hopf directly addresses readers to state her skepticism, but also to highlight the hypothesis of a hidden language that might resolve the impasse produced by a widespread lack of attention regarding artistic practice.

Read about Judith Hopf’s involvement in the upcoming SC exhibition Puddle, Pothole, Portal (October 2, 2014 - January 5, 2015).
Courtesy Mousse Publishing.

READING ROOM: 

Judith Hopf, Peep Hole Sheet Issue #19: The World of Things - silent today!, (Mousse Publishing, 2014).

From Mousse:

Considering the relationship between the bodily reality of objects, artistic practice and a possible language to reconnect these increasingly distant universes, Judith Hopf takes her clue from ‘The Letter of Lord Chardos,’ a text composed by Hugo von Hofmannsthal in 1902. Tuning the ‘deafening silence’ triggered by the crisis of Chandos to her own, Hopf directly addresses readers to state her skepticism, but also to highlight the hypothesis of a hidden language that might resolve the impasse produced by a widespread lack of attention regarding artistic practice.

Read about Judith Hopf’s involvement in the upcoming SC exhibition Puddle, Pothole, Portal (October 2, 2014 - January 5, 2015).

Courtesy Mousse Publishing.

FEATURED ARTIST: Leo Fitzmaurice
Leo Fitzmaurice’s work usually begins with an observation of a thing or a situation that springs out at him, unsolicited. Although it is often unclear initially, these things or situations do appear to be trying to say something. He then records the observations as truthfully as possible, in the form of: photographs, diagrams, and written descriptions, and then waits – sometimes for years—for a way forward to become apparent. He feels that every one of these encounters is unique and needs to be treated as such; the way forward is not prescribed in terms of his process, but each time he tries to be true to the potential set in motion by the original observation.
Leo Fitzmaurice was born in Shropshire, England, in 1963 and now lives and works in Merseyside.  He studied Fine Art at Leicester Polytechnic, Liverpool Polytechnic, and Manchester Metropolitan University. He has most recently shown his work as part of Futbol, The Beautiful Game, LACMA LA, and a solo show /_\ at The Sunday Painter in London.
Leo Fitzmaurice, LAN-GWIDGE, 2013 ‘call out flash,’ parcel tape. 10 x 18 centimeters. Courtesy the artist.
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FEATURED ARTIST: Leo Fitzmaurice

Leo Fitzmaurice’s work usually begins with an observation of a thing or a situation that springs out at him, unsolicited. Although it is often unclear initially, these things or situations do appear to be trying to say something. He then records the observations as truthfully as possible, in the form of: photographs, diagrams, and written descriptions, and then waits – sometimes for years—for a way forward to become apparent. He feels that every one of these encounters is unique and needs to be treated as such; the way forward is not prescribed in terms of his process, but each time he tries to be true to the potential set in motion by the original observation.

Leo Fitzmaurice was born in Shropshire, England, in 1963 and now lives and works in Merseyside.  He studied Fine Art at Leicester Polytechnic, Liverpool Polytechnic, and Manchester Metropolitan University. He has most recently shown his work as part of Futbol, The Beautiful Game, LACMA LA, and a solo show /_\ at The Sunday Painter in London.

Leo Fitzmaurice, LAN-GWIDGE, 2013 ‘call out flash,’ parcel tape. 10 x 18 centimeters. Courtesy the artist.

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READING ROOM: 
Keiichi Tanaami, Hop Step Jump (CaRTe bLaNChe and Nieves Books, 2011). 
From Nieves:

Hop Step Jump brings together portraits of colorful, eccentric figures that interpret “Life and Hereafter”, essential truth and source of inspiration to Keiichi Tanaami. Tanaami’s vivid and highly surreal drawings are often considered psychedelic. However, a closer look reveals that his drawings go far beyond psychedelic tropes. They have their roots in his tense personal recollections: memories, dreams and nightmares.

Read about Keiichi Tanaami’s involvement in the upcoming SC exhibition Puddle, Pothole, Portal (October 2, 2014 - January 5, 2015) here.
Courtesy Antenne Books.

READING ROOM: 

Keiichi Tanaami, Hop Step Jump (CaRTe bLaNChe and Nieves Books, 2011). 

From Nieves:

Hop Step Jump brings together portraits of colorful, eccentric figures that interpret “Life and Hereafter”, essential truth and source of inspiration to Keiichi Tanaami. Tanaami’s vivid and highly surreal drawings are often considered psychedelic. However, a closer look reveals that his drawings go far beyond psychedelic tropes. They have their roots in his tense personal recollections: memories, dreams and nightmares.

Read about Keiichi Tanaami’s involvement in the upcoming SC exhibition Puddle, Pothole, Portal (October 2, 2014 - January 5, 2015) here.

Courtesy Antenne Books.