Art Seen: National

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INTERVIEW WITH STEVE SACKS // BITFORMS

by Dominique Moulon  In 2001, Steven Sacks founded Bitforms gallery in New York, on 20th street in Chelsea. Since then, Sacks continues to explore new media territories, participating in some of the largest contemporary art events around the world. Dominique Moulon: Is the reemergence of kinetic and optical artworks on the art scene favorable to[…]

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MARTE EKNÆS // PERPENDICULAR PICTURE

by James Collins Two recent exhibitions in Michigan, both featuring artist Marte Eknæs, a Norwegian-born artist now living in Berlin, caught my attention. Having opened a solo show at the Susanne Hilberry Gallery, which just closed this November, Eknæs also followed with a collaborative installation with Nicolau Vergueiro this past October at What Pipeline, an artist[…]

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JOSHUA ABELOW // JAMES FUENTES

by Josh Reames Joshua Abelow recently closed his second solo show at James Fuentes in New York. The exhibition, entitled ABELOW ON DELANCEY, features a new series of paintings and drawings. As one can expect to see from Abelow, there is a lot to look at –paintings on canvas and burlap, as well as framed[…]

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A ROLLING HOME // MIKE KELLEY’S HOMESTEAD VIDEOS

by Marianne Templeton Turning onto Michigan Avenue, Mobile Homestead blows a tire. The house—neat white clapboard with blue trim, the symbol of both the rise and fall of the American dream—has just been launched in the vacant block behind the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), where Mike Kelley had staked a claim for a[…]

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SCOTT REEDER // LISA COOLEY

by Nadiah Fellah Humor and irreverence mark Chicago artist Scott Reeder’s new exhibition of paintings and sculptures at Lisa Cooley in New York. In People Call Me Scott, Reeder embodies an atmosphere similar to Club Nutz, a space/program co-run by the artist and his brother Tyson Reeder. Many of the text-based works in the show[…]

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JOSH SMITH // LUHRING AUGUSTINE

by Josh Reames While in New York, I had the pleasure of seeing Josh Smith’s current exhibition at Luhring Augustine – self-titled and split between both the Chelsea and Bushwick locations. Though they are considered one single exhibition, the two shows are strikingly different. In Chelsea, Smith mounts a series of austere, brushy monochromes on[…]

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PROFILE OF THE ARITST // KERRY JAMES MARSHALL

by Nadiah Fellah Two solo shows of contemporary painter Kerry James Marshall’s work from this fall could not be more different in imagery. For the artist’s first solo show in Washington, DC, a large selection of paintings and drawings from the early 1990s through the present are being exhibited at the National Gallery of Art.[…]

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Get This! Gallery // The Blue Flame

by Courtney Hammond The Blue Flame, Ben Roosevelt’s conversion of the normally white walled Get This! Gallery into a dimly lit, wood paneled dive bar closes with a much-anticipated rock-art bash this upcoming Friday, May 11, 2012. This exhibit is an impressive visual interpretation of a dream had by the artist in where he recalls memories in amazing detail of[…]