Friday, April 22, 2016

Issue #7 (4 February 2012)

This week’s ArtCafé discussion and slide show covered the importance of an utterance- of an idea, a mark- the need to look, listen, absorb, and act.

A quick sweep of Chelsea: Damien Hirst’s “Spot Paintings” at Gagosian to Mary Corse’s abstract illusional canvases. Things are not always what they seem: Ai Weiwei’s porcelain sunflower seeds at Mary Boone to James Cohan Gallery’s “Object Fiction” exhibit.

We also discussed the topic of social media- YouTube, pop culture, and the multi-media fusion of visual and performance arts. Be sure to stop in at WAC and check out "Toy Stories" featuring 34 artists. Enjoy the Super Bowl this Sunday with family and friends, whether you watch for the game or ads! 

Please join us on Thursday, February 9th, for a glass of wine and a Playtime Panel discussion on the games and theories of play! I look forward to seeing you there as well as next Friday for ArtCafé once again. Best wishes, Helen Klisser During

Soap Vases: Shin Meekyoung's Translation Series at MAD's "Korean Eye" exhibition. Photo by Helen Klisser During

MUST-SEE EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS (click image to access link)

Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986 - 2011

Gagosian Gallery, Chelsea

Through February 18
Bryan Drury: Portraits

Dean Project

Through February 25 
Juan Genovés: Recent Paintings

Marlborough Gallery, Chelsea

Through February 11
Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art


Through May 14

Occupy Wall Street: A Visual Diary by Accra Shepp at Steven Kasher Gallery. Photo by Helen Klisser During

Nikolay Bakharev, Gerard Fieret, and Miroslav Tichy:
Three Postwar European Photographers

Julie Saul Gallery

Through March 17
Ridley Howard: Slows

Leo Koenig Gallery

Through February 25

Ai Weiwei

Mary Boone Gallery

January 7 - February 4
 American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, De Kooning, and Their Circle, 1927/1942

The Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

Through April 29
Lyne Lapointe

Jack Shainman Gallery

February 16 - March 17

Gerhard Richter, Atlas

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Through April 22
Christian Faur's "Melodie," made of 10,000 hand-cast encaustic crayons. Currently on exhibit for "Toy Stories."

Tom Friedman: New Work

Luhring Augustine

February 11 - March 17
Jean Dubuffet: The Last Two Years

Pace Gallery

Through March 10
Alec Soth: Broken Manual

Sean Kelly Gallery

Through March 11

Fee's List: Through 2/7
Object Fictions

James Cohan Gallery

Through February 11
Sergej Jesen

Anton Kern Gallery

Through February 25
Mary Corse: New Work

Lehmann Maupin

Through March 10
The Prints of Martin Lewis: From the Collection of Dr. Dorrance Kelly

The Bruce Museum

Through February 26
Urs Fischer sculpture at the Brant Foundation. Photo by Helen Klisser During

Terry Winters: Cricket Music, Tessellation Figures, & Notebook

Matthew Marks Gallery

Through April 14  
Silverstein Annual

Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Through February 25
Kay Rosen: Wide and Deep

Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Through March 10
Weegee: Murder Is My Business

International Center of Photography Museum

Through September 2
The Wedding (The Walker Evans Polaroid Project) with Roni Horn

Andrea Rosen Gallery

Through February 5
The Armory Show
March 8 - 11
Clay Ketter

Sonnabend Gallery

Through February 11
Murad Khan Mumtaz: Return

Tracy Williams, Ltd.

Through February 11
Shirin Neshat's Book of Kings at Gladstone Gallery. Photo by Helen Klisser During
HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLES AND VIDEOS (click image to access link)

 Vanity Fair
Qatar purchases Cézanne's "The Card Players" for more than $250 million, Highest Price Ever for a Work of Art
by Alexandra Peers

Daily News
Artist Mike Kelley found dead in apparent suicide in Los Angeles Home
How Mike Kelley Helped Me Paint My Way Out of a Prison Cell
by Anthony Papa
The New York Times
"Anonymous Tantra Paintings" at Feature Inc.
by Roberta Smith
The New York Times

The Modernist Musketeers Are Reunited:

by Karen Rosenberg
The New York Times: Lens Blog
On the Beat: With a Gun and a Camera
by Michael Wilson
The Art Newspaper: Newsletter
The New York Times
Fussing Identity: Dollops of Humor and Shea Butter 
by Dorothy Spears

The New York Times
Prado's Mona Lisa Copy May Have Been Made in Tandem With Original
by Randy Kennedy
Ai Weiwei's porcelain "sunflower seeds" now on exhibit at Mary Boone. Photo by Helen Klisser During

The New York Times
On Kawara's "Date Painting(s)" at David Zwirner Gallery
 by Karen Rosenberg

Video featuring OK Go
Sesame Street: Primary Colors
The New York Times
Dorothea Tanning, Surrealist Painter, Dies at 101
by Grace Glueck
This Too Shall Pass
Favorite YouTube Videos: Helen's Pick
Damien Hirst
Color Chart: Footage from the installation of John, John 

Just do it: Inspiration for Gabi Coatsworth's "Write Connexion." Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Joelle's Pick
Trailer for Pina: A Movie for Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders
Helen's Pick 
The Dog Strikes Back: 2012 Volkswagen Game Day Commercial 
Gabi's Pick
Eddie Izzard: Giraffe's Only Cough

Mary Boone. Photo by Helen Klisser During
WHAT'S GOING ON AT WAC (click image to access link)

Don't miss your chance to enter WAC's "Toy Maker" Competition! Submissions due Febraury 10!!

"Toy Stories" Artist Hye Rim Lee with her 3-D animation, "Lash." Photo by Helen Klisser During

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