Sunday, August 26, 2012

Heidi Norton @ MCA Chicago

Heidi Norton @ MCA Chicago. Curated by Karsten Lund

Heidi Norton, Pressed Plant (Hanging Gardens), 2012, banana palm,latex paint, spray-paint, glass, resin, mirror, bone, and porcelain 

Heidi Norton, Snake Plant Skins in Wax and Resin, 2012, archival pigment print

Heidi Norton, Time to LIne in the Scattered Sun #5, 2012, archival pigment print

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Up Do @ Jeff Bailey Gallery

Up Do @ Jeff Bailey Gallery. Curated by Katia Rosenthal

Artists: Stacy Fisher, Joanne Greenbaum, Ann Kelly, Sarah Mattes, Nathlie Provosty, Alyse Ronayne and Tracy Thomason.

R to L: Tracy ThomasonKhol Findings 3 or The Core is Arriving and Khol Findings 2 or The Shadow, Cast, Eclipse, 2012, mascara on paper, 18x12 inches. Stacy FisherYellow and Pink Sculpture with Pedestal, 2012, hydrocal, burlap, wire, salvaged latex paint, salvaged wood, 48 x 19 x 11 inches. Joanne Greenbaum ceramic scupltures 2008/2012. Sarah Mattes Idle Wind and Bitter Gravel, 2012, steel wire, mutex, rope, acrylic paint, nails, 28 x 20 x 5. Stacy FisherGreen and Purple Sculpture on White Pedestal, 2012, hydrocal, burlap, wire mesh, paint, wood 44 x 30 x 10 inches.

R to L: Ann KellyPink Alabaster, 2011, alabaster and wood, 36 x 12 x 23.5 inches. Nathlie Provosty,  Attic, 2012, oil on linen, 14.875 x 12 inches, Miran, 2012, oil on linen, 44.75 x 35.75 inches, Untitled (11-02), 2011, ink on paper, 11.125 x 9 inches, Untitled (11-03), 2011, ink on paper, 11.125 x 9 inches.

R to L: Ann KellyPink Rope, 2012, concrete, wood, rope, and nails, 15.5 x 5.5 x 13 inches. Stacy Fisher, Orange Sculpture on Pedestal, 2012, hydrocal, burlap, wire, salvaged latex paint, 51 x 26 x 13 inches. Stacy FisherYellow and Pink Sculpture with Pedestal, 2012, hydrocal, burlap, wire, salvaged latex paint, salvaged wood, 48 x 19 x 11 inches. Alyse RonayneUntitled (Candy), 2012, spray paint, collage, mylar and aluminum, 40 x 25.875 x 10 inches. Tracy ThomasonKhol Findings 3 or The Core is Arriving and Khol Findings 2 or The Shadow, Cast, Eclipse, 2012, mascara on paper, 18x12 inches.

R to L: Sarah MattesSmoke, 2012, steel wire, gel paper, mutex, wood, acrylic paint, 37 x 13 x 12 inches. Nathlie ProvostyCull, 2012, oil on linen, 19.875 x 15 inches. Ann KellyBlue Alabaster, 2012, alabaster, wood and aluminum, 47. 5 x 12 x 23.5 inches. Alyse RonayneMoon Metal, 2012, spray paint on aluminum, 26 x 43 x 1.5 inches. Sarah MattesFostered, 2012, carpet lining, steel wire, mutex, wood, acrylic paint, tape, glue, nails, 27 x 16 x 10 inches.

Nathlie Provosty,  Attic, 2012, oil on linen, 14.875 x 12 inches

Tracy ThomasonPink Sack (silhouette 1) or The Way Back, 2012, hair gel and vinyl, 76 x 26 x 1.5 inches.

 Joanne Greenbaum ceramic scupltures 2008/2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ctrl+P @ Arlington Arts Center

"Ctrl+P: New Directions in Printmaking" at Arlington Arts Center (AAC)

For the summer of 2012, the AAC invited curators Julie Chae and Kristina Bilonick to explore print media and the artists who are approaching this discipline through non-traditional processes, forms and means of dissemination and distribution. Among the many themes explored is the tension between the "uniqueness" of art and the traditional notion of printmaking as "multiples." The exhibition will be on view at the Arlington Arts Center from June 22 – September 16, 2012. At 17,000 square feet, the AAC is one of the largest non-federal venues for contemporary art in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. 
All images courtesy of the AAC. Complete list of artists appear at bottom of post.

Rob Swainston site-specific installation of woodcut monoprints in lobby entrance and grand staircase 

Melissa Brown woodcut prints with machine-made & handmade elements (made at AS220 Community Printshop of Providence RI)

Anthony Dihle silkscreen prints

Kris Chatterson painting + collages using digital transfer; Brian Chippendale silkscreen print collages through doorway

Marie Lorenz rubbing/collograph hybrid prints of objects found during her waterway journeys
Steve Lambert video + his New York Times Special Edition; Vince Contarino painting + silkscreen (Kayrock collaboration)

Christopher Davison intaglio prints

E.V. Day fishnet bodysuit embossing (collaboration with Dieu Donne Paper Mill)

Kelly Sherman reduction woodcut prints (collaboration with Center Street Studio)

Barbara Takenaga paintings (+ lithograph prints made at Shark's Ink)

E.V. Day (through doorway); Glenn Ligon hybrid screenprint portfolio (collaboration with Dieu Donne Paper Mill); Paul Chan silkscreen recreating New York Times Decade Book for 1930-39 (collaboration with Parkett Publishers)

Brian Chippendale silkscreen print collage detail

Marie Lorenz 11' x 16' rubbing/collograph hybrid print of jetski + video Archipelago (Sequence 14)

E.V. Day; Gary Katchadourian 1/32nd scale laser print of stacked barriers at a construction site; Jungil Hong installation of screenprint on paper mounted on wood

Jordan Bernier stop-motion animation of silkscreen printing

Esperanza Mayobre silkscreen monoprint + Immigration Services/Virgin of Hope installation

Jeremy Flick's site-specific installation of stenciled print on Phototex in the elevator

"Ctrl+$" the giftshop (with Mandypants); Billy Colbert silkscreen

Complete list of artists: Anne Albagli, Jordan Bernier, Melissa Brown, Paul Chan, Kris Chatterson, Brian Chippendale, Billy Colbert, Vince Contarino, Christopher Davison, E.V. Day, Anthony Dihle, Kyle Durrie, Jeremy Flick, Tim Gibbon, Jungil Hong, Gary Kachadourian, Byron Kim, Steve Lambert, Hugh Leeman, Glenn Ligon, Marie Lorenz, Esperanza Mayobre, Serena Perrone, Gretchen Schermerhorn & Franc Rosario, Kelly Sherman, Rob Swainston, and Barbara Takenaga