Abbey Meaker’s soft pastel-like photographs are composed of classical portraits of nuns that the artist culled while researching the Catholic orphanage where her family members, Arthur and Gilbert, resided in the 1930s. Meaker has projected, recomposed, blurred, and rephotographed these traditional portraits to reappropriate ideas regarding the isolated/insulated lives of religious communities of women. The exhibition will include photographs and projections. Dreams of Arthur and Gilbert will be shown at the Living/Learning Gallery, University of Vermont from September 2 – September 26, with an opening reception beginning at 5:30pm on Thursday, September 4.
Although they have been around for the past few decades, hyper-sexual music videos hit another level in 2013. For years, rap music carried a huge weight on its shoulders for its depiction of women especially. But these sexed-up images trickled more into the mainstream in 2013 and it was explored halfway through the year in a solid article over at CBC Music. [READ MORE...]
In his first US solo museum exhibition – Negation of the Universe – Richard Phillips brings his exploration of contemporary culture to Dallas. His strikingly distinctive paintings address the complex web of pop themes in our media-saturated world – sexuality, politics, power and death among them. For Phillips, critique is as much an intrinsic material in the conception and staging of his work as the materials of their making. His conflating of subject and genre continues to provide challenging comment on the condition and reach of contemporary art. Negation of the Universe will be on view August 10, 2014 at Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass Street Dallas Texas
Adarsha, Joe and Juniper in California. photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
Last few days to catch artist Leigh Ledare’s An Invitation at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery. On view until April 26 at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 1018 Madison Ave, New York, NY
photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
For the 100th anniversary of Hans J. Wegner’s birth, Paul Smith adds his own unique twist to the “smile chair” or Shell Chair – among many other iconic Wegner pieces – which is produced by Carl Hansen & Søn. The whole collection was available to view at the Salone del Mobile in Milan and will be available to purchase later this year.