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.
Yayoi Kusama takes over the Takaraso Hotel as part of the Dogo Onsen Art Festival where major Japanese artists are taking over a number of hotels and ryokan in the Matsuyam area of Japan. photography by Masahito Kawai
Both native-born artists and émigrés, most of whom made indelible contributions to American visual culture after fleeing Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy in the 1930s, will be highlighted. The exhibition will underscore that these designers, individually talented as they were, did not work in isolation, and that their impact on American architecture and design was rooted in the networks they forged, influential schools and artist colonies they helped found, museum initiatives they shaped, and corporations they modernized with new products, buildings, and advertising campaigns. Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism will be on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum from April 24 to October 16, 2014, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA.
The ever provocative Chinese photographer Ren Hang is having a solo show in Malmo, Sweden. Read our interview with Ren Hang here. In Addition to Sleep will be on view until May 25 at Galleri Vasli Souza, Gustav Adolfs Torg 10B, Malmo, Sweden.
This large terrarium from Core Deco takes indoor gardening to a new level of luxury and splendor. Constructed with 3 choice hardwoods: White Oak, Mahogany, and Black Walnut. Vented Lexan Polycarbonate windows. Solid Copper tray will patina and age beautifully over time. Top may be rotated slightly to provide ideal humidity levels. Forage native plants or bring the tray to a specialist for a more exotic assembly. You can inquire about purchasing here.