Today’s show: “The West Coast Avant-Garde: 1950-Present” is currently on view at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. The group exhibition is a survey of art made in California starting in the mid-1950’s spanning until the present featuring works by Richard Diebenkorn, Ed Ruscha, and Larry Bell to name a few.Read More
After visiting a number of different galleries last week, I was struck by a few young artists whose paintings would indicate that they are responding to early modern art but not with irony. Nor with awe. I think all of these artists as continuing a compelling conversation.Read More
In 11 new paintings by Tom LaDuke, the surface of the canvas is a broad playground -- a thoughtfully constructed place for the artist and the viewer to enjoy themselves together.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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 | Friday, August 1, 2014 at 6 pm
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.
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.Read More