Executive Director, Brett Littman says, “I am overjoyed by the addition of Ken Silver, a renowned academic, art historian, and curator and David Lang, a Pulitzer Prize winning composer and co-founder of the Bang on a Can Festival. This allows The Drawing Center to continue to push forward our intellectual investigations in new ways and into new disciplines.”
We were lucky enough to be invited by the wonderful gallery nine5 to the premier of SCOPE New York Art Show 2010. SCOPE is a global art fair that features the most pioneering galleries, artists and curators from around the world and introduces them to patrons and public alike. It was a splendid affair, check out the photos after the jump.
Oh, artists and your art!! You often get so attached and touchy about your works. Well here’s the chance to free yourselves. Today you can participate in ART SHRED, a group exhibition at The Winkleman Gallery, in which you can liberate yourself of original works on paper, photographs, letters and other meaningful one-of-a-kinds. After the great shred the collection of works will be scattered on the gallery floor. C'est la vie!
Eli Klein Fine Art is proud to present Zhao Bo’s second solo exhibition in New York, his first at the Gallery. Through his paintings, Zhao Bo records the monumental cultural and political shifts in China, shown from the perspective of Chinese people. China’s opening to the West in the late 1980s ushered in a new era and these paintings provide a snapshot into this unique period. He clashes Communist and contemporary icons together in the same scene, revealing that Chinese society is more interested in adapting to contemporary culture than adhering to staid traditionalism.
C. Alexander Häusler’s work is all invested in space. How is space perceived, how is space constructed and how is space creating social interaction. Trained as an architect he later studied sculpture as way to work with space more immediatly. The large scale paintings shown at 255Canal gallery inscribe body and perception into surface. Like an installation the large paintings interact with the moving observer while conquering the third dimension.
This story of a man’s life, his ups and downs and his struggle to put the pieces of his life back together after he suffers the consequences of bad decisions, his journey from late teens to his 80’s is brought to life by the gifted Tony King. As the main character Casper, King showcases his agile ability to transform from 18 to 80 with nothing more than a twist of his face, or a subtle vocal inflection, it is quite astonishing and I believe this handsome young man has a very bright future ahead of him...
Carl Fudge, who combines digital technology with traditional art-making techniques, will exhibit unique prints that range from the monumental to the miniature. In his new series, Dazzle, he reconfigures woodcuts by Edward Wadsworth, a member of the short-lived British art movement called the Vorticists (1914-15). The Vorticists promoted a British brand of modernism which stressed geometric abstraction and the hard-edged precision of mechanical forms. In so doing Fudge suggests correspondences between the utopian vision of the Industrial Age and our current infatuation with digital technology.
Team is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by the Köln-based brothers Gert & Uwe Tobias entitled Come and See Before the Tourists Will Do – The Mystery of Transylvania. To date, the biographical details surrounding Gert and Uwe Tobias have been used as an entry point to their sophisticated, ultra-stylized and, at times, darkly humorous installations, which, through their incorporation of wall painting, watercolors, collages, vitrines containing altered books, type-writer drawings, ceramic sculptures, and large-scale wood cut prints frequently approach the status of the gesamkunstwerk.
Eli Klein Fine Art's 2010 Winter Show features the work of some of the Gallery’s established artists, in addition to our talented emerging artists. This eclectic group includes Cathy Daley, Chen Qiang, Hung Tung-lu, Jiang Huan, Liu Yan, Luo Qing, Meeson Pae Yang, Miao Xiaochun, Sophie De Francesca, Wei Dong, Zhang Lujiang, Zhao Kailin, and Zhang Dali.
As an emergency response to the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, Contemporary Art Network in collaboration with the worldwide charity Doctors Without Borders will hold a benefit art sale ARTISTS FOR HAITI on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 1 PM. All artworks at the benefit, regularly priced at $500-$5,000, will be sold just at $100.00 each. 100% of proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.