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Lita Albuquerque - Los Angeles Magazine

Lita Albuquerque - Los Angeles Magazine

In 2006 Los Angeles conceptual artist Lita Albuquerque ventured to the South Pole and created the extraordinary Stellar Axis land art installation, arranging 99 blue fiberglass spheres of varying size in the Antarctic snow to reflect the configuration of stars in the night sky. “Light Carries Information,” a new show at the Kohn Gallery, features four large photographs of details from this unique work as well as a wordless eight-minute video presenting Stellar Axis in its geographic context.

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Eddie Martinez - Blouin ArtInfo

Eddie Martinez - Blouin ArtInfo

After “Matador,” a 2013 exhibition at the Journal Gallery in Brooklyn, Eddie Martinez sort of hated paint. “I had a negative reaction, I got really turned off by it,” said the artist, who found himself avoiding the studio after completing the works in the aforementioned show: Large, quasi-abstract canvases that serially explored the contours of a Picasso-esque bull. To deal with his creative block, Martinez started walking the beach on the North Fork of Long Island during the summer, pondering if three-dimensional work might be the way forward. “I wanted to do sculpture,” he explained, “but I didn’t know how to do it.” The answer turned out to be fairly simple: Gather whatever weird or evocative materials are discovered underfoot, and combine them in ramshackle, brightly colored configurations.

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Eddie Martinez @ ArtCrush

PREVIEWCRUSH | Thursday, July 31, 5–7 pm
Hosted by Baldwin Gallery
Preview of live and select silent auction works and cocktails.

PREVIEW EXTRA | Thursday, July 31, 5–7 pm
Hosted by Casterline | Goodman Gallery

Both Preview locations will have cocktails and light fare to kick-off this year’s
ArtCrush auction.

ArtCrush | Friday, August 1, 2014 at 6 pm

Eddie Martinez,  Untitled , 2013, oil and spray paint on canvas, 24 x 30 inches

Eddie Martinez, Untitled, 2013, oil and spray paint on canvas, 24 x 30 inches

Prominent artists, art collectors, curators, gallery owners, celebrities, and philanthropists from around the world gather in Aspen every year during the first week in August to celebrate the Aspen Art Museum. Featuring a celebrated wine tasting and auction, seated dinner for 350 guests, live and silent auctions of major works of contemporary art, and the presentation of the AAM’s Aspen Award for Art to 2014 artist nominee Ernesto Neto, ArtCrush is the preeminent party of the summer season. Join us for this unique event that provides an opportunity to support the Aspen Art Museum by combining art, wine, and philanthropy.

For reservations call 970.925.8050.

Click here to bid online at Paddle8 by July 31

Source: http://aspenartmuseum.org/event/artcrush20...

Mark Ryden The Gay 90s West - Artweek.LA

Mark Ryden The Gay 90s West - Artweek.LA

In the inaugural exhibition Mark Ryden, underscores his aesthetic forays into cultural kitsch through his exploration of the lost but not forgotten “Gay 90s”. Employing the visual trappings of the formally idealized 1890s in America—women dressed in satin skirts with large bows, large wheeled bicycles, Main St. USA, vaudevillian stages—Ryden recreates scenes from this marginalized slice of pop culture.

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