The first solo museum exhibition of Houston-based artist Mark Flood, Another Painting features key examples of the artist’s recent text, lace, and corporate logo paintings. With a deadpan and confrontational tone, Flood’s work interrogates the verbal, visual, and written language of institutions—such as government, Wall Street, and the art market—that influence everyday life. Appropriating the vernacular of these establishments, Flood seeks to reveal what he believes to be their inherent absurdity and desire to control. Another Painting will be on view until January 3, 2015 at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd St. Louis, MO
photograph by Hedi Slimane
Photographer Perry Shimon in Downtown Los Angeles. photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
Wind Parade is Los Angeles-based artist Pentti Monkkonen’s artistic interpretation of today’s cultural and literal climate. The artist asks, “What will happen to all the art in the event of a global weather or economic disaster? I have a friend whose gallery bubble wrapped his paintings so well that they floated on the surface of a flooded basement during hurricane Sandy and remained unharmed.” Pentti Monkkonen’s Wind Parade will be on view until November 29, at High Art, 17, rue des Panoyaux 75020 Paris
See 150 never before seen works on paper from the late 1940s through 1960s by Andy Warhol. On view now until December 20, 2014 at Anton Kern gallery, 532 West 20th Street New York
A great John Baldessari piece from his Movie Script series, which was on view at a show that just ended at Marian Goodman gallery.
French photographer Lucien Clergue has died at the age of 80 – leaving an indelible mark on the history of photography.
The Vinyl Factory presents a survey of works by London-based multi-media artist Quentin Jones in collaboration with innovative spatial designer Robert Storey. Quentin Jones is a photographer, animator, painter and filmmaker whose distinctive illustrative style has led to high-profile commissions in the fashion and publishing worlds. This exhibition is the first to feature the full range of Jones’ oeuvre, resulting in her most comprehensive and varied show to date. Working on paper, in sculpture, film, photography, Jones takes masks and surreal portraiture as a grounding for her works. Quentin Jones The Fractured & The Feline will be on view until December 13, 2014 at The Vinyl Factory Space at Brewer Street Car Park. [SEE EXHIBITION PHOTOS...]
Viv Albertine is a pioneer. As lead guitarist and songwriter for the seminal band The Slits, she influenced a future generation of artists including Kurt Cobain and Carrie Brownstein. She formed a band with Sid Vicious and was there the night he met Nancy Spungeon. She tempted Johnny Thunders…toured America with the Clash…dated Mick Jones…and inspired the classic Clash anthem Train in Vain. But Albertine was no mere muse. In Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys, Albertine delivers a unique and unfiltered look at a traditionally male-dominated scene. Pick up her memoirs book here.