Jonathan Lyndon Chase, “Sheets,” at Kohn Gallery. In ebullient works that meld painting, drawing and collage, Chase explores quotidian moments in the lives of queer black men — sculpturally contorted figures shown in repose, in heated moments of desire and in balletic occasions of joy.Read More
The figures of Jonathan Lyndon Chase’s pictures have prepared a performance for us — but we’ve stumbled upon them during rehearsal. Theirs is a dance of shapeshifting voyeurism — they’re not quite ready to be seen but relish in our gaze nonetheless. Caught in a moment of nudity between costume changes, they cast coy glances that are accusatory and inviting at the same time.Read More
28-year old, Philadelphia-based artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase is everywhere this past year. His mixed media portraits of contorted, sexually-explicit figures drawn from Chase's day-to-day experiences as a queer, non-binary, black artist have made their way into numerous museums and gallery exhibitions across the country.Read More
As a painter, Mark Innerst is an intimist of spectacle. The closely held visual language of quiet French domestic scenes — think Édouard Vuillard or Pierre Bonnard — is relocated into the modern, usually urban American public sphere, where it blows up into a showy pageantry of anonymous pomp and circumstance.Read More
In many ways, painter Mark Innerst could be considered a contemporary modernist. His works align with American painters like Charles Sheeler and Joseph Stella that were active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who celebrated cities and industrial societies.Read More
Like a huge butcher’s mallet, a slab of silvery architecture seems poised to crush a multilevel aggregation of urban commuters, cowering in a bluish, semi-dark tunnel. This painting, “Strata,” shows a rare intersection between the two principle worlds of painter Mark Innerst, who is showing 28 new works at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles.Read More
I bet Hudson would have liked the work of Jonathan Lyndon Chase, a young painter (born in 1989) who works out of his family home in PhiladelphiaRead More
In the 1980s, a decade when artists commonly appropriated styles or imagery from earlier art historical periods, Mark Innerst became known for beautifully crafted natural and urban landscape paintings that gave new life to the American tradition of the romantic sublime.Read More
Few artists capture the awe and beauty of the built environment like Mark Innerst. His gleaming, vertiginous skyscrapers, sometimes abstracted into pure shape and color, reflect a love for both painting and urban life reminiscent of the affection paid to nature in more traditional landscape painting.Read More
I was introduced to Company Gallery through Troy Michie — the brilliant collagist featured in GAYLETTER Issue 8. His very first solo show — Fat Cat Came To Play — was picked up by the gallery soon after some of his collages found themselves on exhibition in the New Museum’s well-received Trigger: Gender As a Tool and a Weapon.Read More
Most of us might respond to the idea of a nuclear attack by diving under a nearby table. But ever since the first mushroom cloud entered our consciousness, many artists have taken a far more considered approach to the notion of human-triggered annihilation.Read More
A touching show by the late American artist Bruce Conner in an unfinished church is a highlight of the city's burgeoning art scene.Read More
Affiliated with California’s neosurrealist assemblage scene from the 1950s onwards but a mystic-minded outrider even there, Bruce Conner was determinedly elusive in life.Read More
“Bruce Conner: Out of Body” at Bellas Artes Projects, Outpost, Makati and Bagac, BataanRead More
RECLAMATION! PAN-AFRICAN WORKS FROM THE BETH RUDIN DEWOODY COLLECTION
SATURDAY, MARCH 03, 2018 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 2018
The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection that features over one hundred works from various media highlighting the global migration of peoples across the world.
The exhibiting artists create work that investigates the universal conversation of migration, history, race and representation in art being made today. The exhibition captures the personal stories and collective histories of artists reflected through installations, videos, paintings and sculptures.
Drawn from DeWoody’s significant contemporary African diaspora collection, it features world renowned artists such as Willie Cole, Hank Willis Thomas, Kerry James Marshall, Kara Walker, Romare Bearden, Kehinde Wiley, Sanford Biggers, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, and Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) among others working in a broad reach of media and conceptual approaches.
Presenting nearly 100 significant examples from her collection, the exhibition aims to represent artists whose work references ownership of their own home countries while developing narratives that embrace global histories.
BELLAS ARTES PROJECTS IS PLEASED TO PRESENT BRUCE CONNER: OUT OF BODY, THE FIRST MAJOR PRESENTATION OF THE ICONIC AMERICAN ARTIST BRUCE CONNER (1933–2008) IN SOUTHEAST ASIA.Read More
Since the orange warlock was elected in 2016, we charmed ones, the othered, have been on the verge: of radical and outward protest, of retaliation to this violent and highly visible era of toxic white masculinity.Read More
“A group exhibition featuring seventeen contemporary artists who are revolutionizing the way we visualize conventional gender as exclusively male or female. Through painting, a medium that has traditionally embraced this binary, these artists are pushing the genre in new, unprecedented directions, challenging the ways in which paintings can be used to deconstruct and rewrite conventional notions of personal identity. The exhibition highlights the inter-blending of traditional and figurative abstraction as the foundation for more fluid and inclusive expressions of identity, engendering a new visual pronoun.”Read More
ARTILLERY BEST IN SHOW 2017
Moving well past a theme dominant in recent contemporary fine (and popular) art, Friedman’s brilliantly curated (and gorgeous) show of painting saw us through to a deeper, more complex and nuanced—and richly generative—consideration of identity in the 21st century