The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts has named the five creative professionals who were selected to take part in its inaugural fellowship program. Torkwase Dyson, Brendan Fernandes, David Hartt, Martine Syms, and Mark Wasiuta will each receive financial support for the development and production of new works that will be presented in a series of exhibitions at the organization’s historic Madlener House galleries in Chicago.
The group exhibition, Meow! (or 貓), which is currently on display at LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, features the work of eight artists, including Visual Arts Adjunct Assistant Professor Kiki Smith and Mentor Mark Dion. It is curated by Alumnus and Visual Arts Adjunct Assistant Professor Nathan Catlin ‘12, who is the Master Printer and Studio and Project Manager at LeRoy Neiman Center. Catlin has assisted and collaborated with the artists in the exhibit for seven years, since he was a Visual Arts MFA student in 2011.
This exhibition brings together artists from across the United States—Carolina Caycedo, Demian DinéYazhi´ with Ginger Dunnill, Torkwase Dyson, Cy Gavin, Lena Henke, and Erin Jane Nelson—whose work responds to the precarious state of the environment through a personal lens. Experimenting with form and narrative in painting, video, and sculpture, these artists address how ideology—as much as technology, industry, and architecture—impacts all living things.
Though each contends with facts or histories that are real and observable, none takes a documentary approach. Rather, these artists adopt a highly subjective position, embracing emotion, intuition, spirituality, and myth to help understand our intrinsic place within the “natural” world. They share the sense that scientific, or “rational,” thought can reinforce a limited view of our planet and its inhabitants—one that assumes they can and should be controlled.
The works present a wide range of subjects, from communities affected by hydroelectric-dam construction in South America to those displaced during the controversial transformation of New York in the mid-twentieth century by city official Robert Moses. They draw from distinct visual traditions, including Southern handcraft, sixteenth-century architecture, history painting, and hard-edge abstraction. Through their varied interests and formal approaches, all of these artists assert the relevance of individual experience and perspective to address concerns that are global in scale and effect. In the words of artist Torkwase Dyson, this exhibition is not just about “the way we connect...but understanding also the waters that are between us.”
The exhibition is organized by Elisabeth Sherman, assistant curator, and Margaret Kross, curatorial assistant.
Text taken from whitney.org
The Drawing Center is pleased to announce Winter Term, a new annual initiative in which the museum will partner with an artist or organization whose mission it is to explore the transformative role that drawing can play in civic and global society. The yearly program, which will consist of public events, classes, and performances, as well as an exhibition, will build a community of people to investigate the efficacy of drawing as a tool for addressing inequity and encouraging social change. In a world ever more in need of human connection and compassion, Winter Term will ask how drawing, the most universal medium, might extend beyond the gallery space to provide concrete tools for collective engagement and collaboration. In this way, Winter Term provides a new model for exhibition making, as well as for the role that art institutions can play in the real world.
Carolina Caycedo (b. 1978, London; lives and works in Los Angeles, CA), Demian DinéYazhi ́(b. 1983, Gallup, NM; lives and works in Portland, OR), Torkwase Dyson (b. 1973, Chicago, IL; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY), Cy Gavin (b. 1985, Pittsburgh, PA; lives and works in New York, NY), Lena Henke (b. 1982, Warburg, Germany; lives and works New York, NY), and Erin Jane Nelson (b. 1989, Neenah, WI; lives and works in Atlanta, GA).
In dialogue with selected pieces from the Bumiller Collection, Nicky Broekhuysen presents works that question how we relate, explore and create history. The invention and dissemination of writing marked a change in perspective – from oral traditions, with many interpretations, towards a more fixed meaning, which, in the digital age, is being replaced as we ring in a new phase in historiography. Large parts of the world‘s population are connected together via the internet, and participate in historiography through a continuous process of reading, commenting and sharing. Oral and written traditions are being united into something new, which in turn alters us and our view of the past and present. Through her work, Broekhuysen makes this shift tangible.
Text taken from The Bumiller Collection website.
July 21 - August 14, 2016
Reuterstrase 7 12053 Berlin
April 14 - May 21, 2016
"British director Helen Toomer has reinvigorated this feisty fair with wit and intelligence, whittling down its exhibitors to just 80 stands — look for longtime NYC galleries like Davidson Contemporary and C24."
“Using binary numbers 1 and 0 as ‘building blocks’ of form in my work, I use binary code as a metaphorical language, which reflects this digital context. Binary code also represents data, information and meaning collected and stored from society. This information not only forms the basis of our ideas and beliefs but also the social and political structures that we subsequently build from them. The idea of potential therefore forms a cornerstone to the exhibition,” says Broekhuysen.
- Hurriyet Daily News
PULSE Miami Beach is getting a jump on the competition by becoming the first of the satellite fairs to announce its list of exhibitors during Miami Art Week in December, where the crown jewel is, of course, Art Basel in Miami Beach.
Now 11 years old, PULSE will return to Indian Beach Park for a second year under the tent. Eleven galleries from the fair's inaugural run will return for the 2015 edition.
Text taken from ArtNet News
NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 – PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is pleased to announce new dates for its Miami Beach fair, which returns to Indian Beach Park at 46th Street and Collins Avenue. PULSE Miami Beach will be open from Tuesday, December 1st through Saturday, December 5th, 2015 beginning the week with its signature Private Preview Brunch on Tuesday from 1pm-4pm, followed by an Opening Celebration with special programming from 4pm-7pm, and ending with a Closing Celebration on Saturday, December 5th from 5pm-7pm.
July 9 – August 28, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 9, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Featuring work by
Adam Parker Smith, Biddle/Frankel, Glendalys Medina, Ida Badal, Joe Rudko, John Powers, Leslie Roberts, Matt Waples, Nathan Catlin, Patrick Mohundro, and Shannon Finnegan
Davidson Contemporary is pleased to presents a group show titled BOGO!. A term used in retail and wholesale shopping, BOGO stands for “Buy One, Get One”, and is used by retailers to encourage sales, move inventory, and garner attention to a product. However, in this case, Davidson Contemporary has asked each of the artists to include two works with the understanding that they will be sold together, and for the price of one. It is our hope that this aggressive approach will provide these artists with both sales and exposure.
To help compensate the eleven artists, more than half of each sale will go directly to the artist. Davidson Contemporary will also donate 25% of each sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in an effort to provide further incentive for collectors to buy as the gallery helps support the continued fight against breast cancer.
Adobe invited gallery artist, Kiel Johnson, to come draw on a big wall to help them promote the Adobe MAX Creative Conference this Fall. He decided to build a machine to do it for him. This video proves it. Please enjoy, The Plotter.
"Artist Nicky Broekhuysen welcomes us to her studio in Moabit, a high ceilinged, concrete room that looks industrial but comfortable, the walls hung with her last series of works and the floor space dominated by a giant work table. The faint scent of oil paint is in the air, but not too powerful. A pot of coffee is always brewing, a couch is positioned beside it invitingly. Broekhuysen is animated when she talks, shifting around the room, pulling out books, or with effortless motions inking and stamping a work in progress. For the last eight years, Broekhuysen has been making images from the same two forms, a small “I” and “0,” tightly stamped over large sheets of paper or on objects in different compositions. Broekhuysen’s series of images or site specific works are all variations and arrangements of the same binary digits. However, rather than limiting her, she finds that this principle continually generates new ideas for works or series of works. “I can’t work fast enough,” Broekhuysen tells us."
Auckland-based British sculptor Kevin Osmond creates artwork inspired by the fabric of the universe. He talks to Justine Harvey about his journey from apprentice cabinet maker to international artist.
Davidson Contemporary (Booth A5) is pleased to be exhibiting once again at Pulse Contemporary Art Fair New York, March 5-8, 2015. At this year’s iteration of the fair, Davidson Contemporary will be showing new work by Ghost of a Dream, Neil Hamon, Darren Lago, Sam Messenger, Kim Rugg, and Thomas Witte.
Davidson Contemporary is also proud to be showing the work of Nicky Broekhuysen for the first time. Broekhuysen’s works on paper are abstract, but comprised entirely of binary code – 1s and 0s – the basic building blocks of a language used for storage and memory. Born in South Africa, Broekhuysen was influenced in part by the ancient rock paintings of the indigenous San Bushmen. Her work, like the binary code that serves as her brushstroke, is a constant interplay of contrasting contexts and evocative symbolism. Broekhuysen has exhibited work around the world, including in Abu Dhabi, Auckland, Berlin, Cape Town, Shanghai, and Quebec.
|Thursday, March 5|
Private Preview Brunch
By invitation only
|Young Collector’s Cocktails|
By invitation only
|Friday, March 6||11am–8pm|
|Saturday, March 7||11am–8pm|
|Sunday, March 8||11am–5pm|
Pictured: Nicky Broekhuysen, Untitled I, 2015, Oil on paper, 39 1/3 x 27 1/2 inches
Anonymous Population: New York 1951-1980
February 12 – March 21, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 12, 6:00 – 9:00pm
"Formally and conceptually, my work addresses rebirth, emergence, and decay. I am interested in that pull between being grounded and secure and having freedom and lightness, when does the security become suppression and when does the openness become dangerous?"
"Line: Making the Mark"
Through March 22, 2015. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, 713-639-7300, mfah.org.
On November 6, Maxwell Davidson Gallery and Davidson Contemporary open their new bi-level Chelsea gallery. Located on the top two floors of 521 West 26th street, the new space - designed by Murdock Solon Architects - boasts features unique to the gallery, and unmatched in New York.
November 6 - December 23, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 6, 4 - 9pm
Maxwell Davidson Gallery and Davidson Contemporary are moving.
This fall, we will open in our new location at 521 W 26th St. Please stay tuned as we prepare to announce the official opening date.
Please note that Maxwell Davidson Gallery and Davidson Contemporary will be closed for August while our new Chelsea space is being finished. For any questions or inquiries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our phone number will remain the same.
Works on paper by Michelle Charles, David Connearn and Sam Messenger
Exhibition dates: February 28 to April 5 2014