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BWW Review: Recontextualizing Architecture as Art in Pacific Standard Time LA/LA's CONDEMNED TO BE MODERNBWW Review: Recontextualizing Architecture as Art in Pacific Standard Time LA/LA's CONDEMNED TO BE MODERN
by Ellen Dostal - September 15, 2017

While watching Crystal Sep lveda perform during the opening of Pacific Standard LA/LA's Condemned To Be Modern exhibit, I couldn't help but think of a quote by Frank Lloyd Wright: 'Space is the breath of art.' Poetic in its simplicity, it is an observation that is particularly eloquent when considering the way this collection of artists is recontextualizing architecture through the lens of the visual artist. (more...)
'Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends' On Display at National Portrait Gallery'Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends' On Display at National Portrait Gallery
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends is the first ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of the great British painter Howard Hodgkin, who died earlier this month at the age of 84. The exhibition shows the breadth and nature of Hodgkin's long-standing engagement with portraiture, an important aspect of his work that has been largely overlooked because his work appears abstract. With over 50 works from collections around the world and dating from 1949 to the present, the exhibition traces the development of Hodgkin's portraits, exploring his important contribution to our understanding of what constitutes a portrait and examining key themes within the artist's work: colour, memory, emotion and imagination. (more...)
New Public Artwork by Arden Bendler Browning on Display at the  Philadelphia International AirportNew Public Artwork by Arden Bendler Browning on Display at the Philadelphia International Airport
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy's Percent for Art Program and Philadelphia International Airport are pleased to announce the completion of Nonstop, a new site-specific public artwork by Philadelphia-based artist Arden Bendler Browning. This commission is part of a restroom renovation in Terminal E. These renovations and other improvements enhance the airport's experience for the 30 million plus annual passengers by providing them with world-class amenities, facilities, and public art. (more...)
Creative Time Announces New Public Artwork by Sophie CalleCreative Time Announces New Public Artwork by Sophie Calle
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

Creative Time is pleased to announce the commission of 'Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery”, a 25 year long new public artwork by the internationally renowned French conceptual artist Sophie Calle co-presented with Green-Wood Cemetery. The project will debut with a two daylong inaugural event on April 29th and 30th, 2017. The Artist will be present on April 29th and 30th from 12 – 5 PM. (more...)
Percent for Art Program Announces New Public Art Commission at the Viaduct Rail ParkPercent for Art Program Announces New Public Art Commission at the Viaduct Rail Park
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2017

The Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy's Percent for Art Program (OACCE), Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Center City District, and the Friends of the Rail Park are pleased to announce a new site-specific public art commission by Philadelphia-based artists, Brent Wahl and Laynie Browne. (more...)
The Rose Art Museum Announces Jennie C. Jones as Recipient of 2017 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence AwardThe Rose Art Museum Announces Jennie C. Jones as Recipient of 2017 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

The Rose Art Museum is pleased to name Jennie C. Jones as the recipient of the 2017 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award. Drawing connections between art and music, the Brooklyn-based artist creates visual and sound abstractions that explore intersections between cultural and social histories. Through her work, Jones highlights the complex and often parallel legacies of the mid-twentieth century—from abstraction, Minimalism, and avant-garde jazz to the era's seminal political and social shifts—revealing the unlikely alliances that emerge between the visual arts and music of the 1950s and '60s. Jones describes her approach as “listening as a conceptual practice.” (more...)
MoMA Presents 'Louise Lawler: WHY PICTURES NOW', 4/30-7/30
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2017

With Louise Lawler: WHY PICTURES NOW, The Museum of Modern Art presents the first major survey in New York of Louise Lawler (American, b. 1947), spanning the 40-year creative output of one of the most influential artists working in the fields of image production and institutional critique. On view from April 30 to July 30, 2017, in The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor-along with one sound installation, Birdcalls (1972-81), presented in The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden-the exhibition takes its title from one of Lawler's most iconic works, Why Pictures Now (1981), a black-and-white photograph showing a matchbook propped up in an ashtray. Reminiscent of an advertising photograph or a film noir still, it asks the viewer to consider why the work takes the form of a picture, and why the artist is making pictures at this moment. Challenging the traditional museum retrospective and the linear model of artistic progression, the exhibition offers the artist's response to the present moment. WHY PICTURES NOW is organized by Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, with Kelly Sidley, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Photography. (more...)
National Gallery Welcomes The Prince of Wales to Private View of THE CREDIT SUISSE EXHIBITIONNational Gallery Welcomes The Prince of Wales to Private View of THE CREDIT SUISSE EXHIBITION
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2017

The National Gallery had the honour last night (Monday 13 March 2017) of welcoming its Royal Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, to a Private View of The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Michelangelo & Sebastiano. (more...)
De Re Gallery Presents Nicholas Kontaxis' Collection, 4/1De Re Gallery Presents Nicholas Kontaxis' Collection, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2017

 The De Re Gallery in Los Angeles announces the gallery's inaugural showing of painter Nicholas Kontaxis' collection, opening on April 1, 2017. (more...)
MADD Presents 'Jes Fan: No Clearance in Niche', Thru 4/30MADD Presents 'Jes Fan: No Clearance in Niche', Thru 4/30
by BWW News Desk - March 2, 2017

 The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is pleased to present Jes Fan: No Clearance in Niche, running from March 2 through April 30. This marks the inaugural installation of Fellow Focus, an ongoing exhibition series highlighting the work of alumni of the Van Lier Arts Fellowship at MAD. Funded by the New York Community Trust and introduced to the Museum by its Education Department in 2016, the fellowship provides talented, culturally underrepresented rising artists with financial support and a dedicated studio at MAD for full-time use over four months. (more...)
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Present Solo Exhibition by Erica Deeman, 3/8-6/11Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Present Solo Exhibition by Erica Deeman, 3/8-6/11
by BWW News Desk - March 1, 2017

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) will present the first solo museum exhibition of works by Erica Deeman, a San Francisco-based photographer whose images explore the subtleties of black female identity. Erica Deeman: Silhouettes is the first comprehensive presentation to date of Deeman's Silhouettes series, composed of thirty large-scale portraits of women from the African diaspora. Organized by BAMPFA Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder, the exhibition will be on view from March 8 through June 11, 2017. (more...)
BWW Interview: Catinca Tabacaru: Q/A with an Admirable GalleristBWW Interview: Catinca Tabacaru: Q/A with an Admirable Gallerist
by Barry Kostrinsky - February 28, 2017

Through a series of questions with the founder of Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, a relatively young Catinca sheds some age old wisdom and her vision that governs her gallery in the heart of the LES at 250 Broome street. I learned new things about an old friend that makes me understand better how she has come so far so quickly in the art world and just how impressive she is. Taughted as a gallerist to watch in the past she is now a gallerist to be heard and followed. She relaxes  and answers in a very personal way a few important and a few silly questions about the art world and her practices. (more...)
Seurat's Circus Sideshow:  One Painting With A Sideshow Of Its Own At The METSeurat's Circus Sideshow: One Painting With A Sideshow Of Its Own At The MET
by Barry Kostrinsky - February 17, 2017

One painting does not make an exhibit.  With the help of 50 other institutions and collectors from around the world  the MET has assembled a host of preparatory drawings, paintings by peers including Paul Signac, an early work by Pablo Picasso and some Honore Daumier's, as well as vintage posters and film footage enriching the allure in an attempt to spell out and reveal  the themes addressed in the Circus Sideshow painted by Georges Seurat from 1887-8 in a unique post-impressionist style.  (more...)
ART WYNWOOD Announces Exhibitors, Fair Highlights and Special Events 2/16 to 2/20ART WYNWOOD Announces Exhibitors, Fair Highlights and Special Events 2/16 to 2/20
by BWW News Desk - February 14, 2017

Art Wynwood, presented by Art Miami, is proud to announce its list of exhibitors, special events and fair highlights for 2017. The five-day fair will return for its sixth edition Presidents Day Weekend, February 16 through February 20. (more...)
BWW Review: ELEANOR MERRITT ART EXHIBIT at Arts And Cultural Alliance Of Sarasota CountyBWW Review: ELEANOR MERRITT ART EXHIBIT at Arts And Cultural Alliance Of Sarasota County
by Carolan Trbovich - February 17, 2017

There is a lot to be said about anything that lasts 60 years these days. Eleanor Merritt has been painting in all types of medias for that period of time. The recent showing of her artistry highlights her journey as we stand before each piece and marvel at her artistic growth, diversity of techniques and brilliant use of colors and textures. Two favorites that stood out were a painting of her grandmother and a homage to her mother, an infusion of brush strokes and materials. (more...)
BWW Review: Hercules Segers: 400 Years New at The METBWW Review: Hercules Segers: 400 Years New at The MET
by Barry Kostrinsky - February 8, 2017

I remember the Herzog Video at the Whitney Biennial 2 rounds past but forgot the name of the Dutch artist he portrayed. Now the MET has the definitive exhibition of Hercules Segers......Who? Yes, that artist. In the way only the MET can do with the help of the RijksMuseum and a few others you can see a very rare relatively complete moment in history 400 years ahead of itself. Most existent prints are here as well as several paintings and like a comet they will not cross our path in NY or anywhere for that matter for another 100 years. (more...)
A.K. Burns Announces New Serial Work, SHABBY BUT THRIVING, Beginning TodayA.K. Burns Announces New Serial Work, SHABBY BUT THRIVING, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2017

“A.K. Burns: Shabby but Thriving” marks a new chapter in artist A.K. Burns' serial work drawing on theater, science fiction, philosophy, and ecological anxieties.Presented as part of the Department of Education and Public Engagement's R&D Season: BODY, the project is organized around five elements: power (the sun), water, land, void, and body. “A.K. Burns: Shabby but Thriving” is on view from January 18 to April 23, 2017, on the Museum's Fifth Floor, and also includes a series of public programs. (more...)
Art Miami Presents PALM BEACH MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY FAIR, 1/12 to 1/15Art Miami Presents PALM BEACH MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY FAIR, 1/12 to 1/15
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2017

The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary art fair, presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach, will make its debut in West Palm Beach City's Tent Site from January 12th through January 15th, 2017. (more...)
BWW Review: The Overpowering Modernity of Francis PicabiaBWW Review: The Overpowering Modernity of Francis Picabia
by Patrick Kennedy - January 3, 2017

The Museum of Modern Art delivers a stunning one-artist showcase, and puts forward powerful evidence of Francis Picabia's sly, sensitive genius. (more...)
BWW Review: Exhibitions for the Holidays at the Jewish Museum, Asia Society, and MoreBWW Review: Exhibitions for the Holidays at the Jewish Museum, Asia Society, and More
by Patrick Kennedy - December 15, 2016

This season, explore Manhattan's major museums and give the gift of thought-provoking art. (more...)