Fashion label Helmut Lang has teamed up with online shop and gallery Grey Area in collaboration with artist Shelter Serra (nephew of sculptor Richard Serra) for a series of installations called Engine Blocks which will be on view at Helmut Lang boutiques November 1 to January 17. Stores will also offer several gift items curated by Grey Area, which specializes in artist-designed objects including James DeWoody’s note cards, Michelle Lopez’s Band-Aid rings and Serra’s Fake Roley bracelets.
From left to right – artist Gregory Siff, James Georgopoulos, and Adarsha Benjamin at the opening of Gregory Siff’s exhibition of new works entitled Matter of Time, which will be on view until November 10 at Gallery Brown in Los Angeles. See more photography by Nobody after the jump. [CLICK HERE...]
Christopher Lusher channeling Jackson Pollock in West Virginia. photograph by Christopher Lusher
Marian Goodman Gallery in New York presents an exhibition of new works by John Baldessari titled Double Play which is on view now. The exhibition consists of a new series of paintings on canvas in which Baldessari engages us in his strategic and diverse practice of selection and montage, removal and assembly, ‘taking an image to make an image’. In this series, he draws on the art historical canon, rather than photography and film, to juxtapose the part and whole, to contrast and weigh language, image, and color, and to interrupt context in order to arrive at new relationships, narrative allusions, or an enigmatic totality. “I am always looking to invert priorities, to make the unimportant important, leaving images out and letting [us] fill in the blanks”, says Baldessari. Double Play will be on view until November 21, 2012 at Marian Goodman Gallery, 24 West 57th Street, NY, NY
Curated by Kathy Grayson and Tim Barber a new exhibition entitled Attachments brings together a group of young artists who explore the depths and boundaries of the photographic medium. Widely varied in their practices, these artists add unique perspectives to their ever-expanding and mutating photographic dialog. Photographers include Sandy Kim (above), Tim Barber, Asger Carlsen, Jason Nocito and more. Attachments is on view through November 3, 2012 at The Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NY, NY. photograph by Ona Rygelis
An art show featuring new works by David Murcko (above), Derek Skorupski, Grace Lumpkin and Philip DiWilliams will be on view October 25 aboard the historic lightship “Frying Pan,” an old US Coast Guard ship built in 1929, abandoned for ten years and sunk in the Chesapeake Bay for 3 years and brought back to NYC in 1989. The Frying Pan is at Pier 66, West 26th Street and Hudson River (near Chelsea Piers).
Johann König, Berlin presents Water From A Melted Ice Sculpture that will mark Johannes Wohnseifer’s sixth solo exhibition in the gallery. In a conceptually rigorous, yet poetic manner seven new series of works address the spheres of politics, production, publicity and privacy. Wohnseifer is able to melt these areas together while their supposed discernment is not gone lost in favor of mutual reflection. On view from October 27 to to December 22 at Johann König, Dessauer Straße 6-7, 10963 Berlin
Jeremy Kost’s celebrity paintings–silkscreened on large-scale canvases from Polaroid images–are paired here with Polaroid facsimiles by Andy Warhol from the 70s and 80s. Both artists share an inquisitive lust to understand fame in all its dramatic guises and extravagant poses. Occasionally they share a subject–Liza Minnelli, Dolly Parton, Keith Richards–though Kost approaches these iconic individuals from a very different perspective. In some cases they are obscured or abstracted; occasionally disembodied, as with Madonna’s head, which appears to float on a sea of silver, or Grace Jones, who dissolves into a beautiful haze of flowers and tapestries. By translating his original photographs into these slick yet gritty canvases, Kost has given his unique vision a new sense of monumentality. In these works, which came from his Polaroid photographs, celebrity is both celebrated and complicated. We see the mobs of paparazzi themselves, clamoring for a shot, and the polarized finish of the paintings themselves is simultaneously glamorous and anti-glamor–just as Beyonce here appears both as a superstar and a sort of monster, caught in the camera’s flash. Like his forbearer Warhol, Kost is a participant in the world he depicts and also somewhat of a voyeur, diligently capturing all the madness and the romance of celebrity, all the while translating a sense of intimacy and access. Jeremy Kost: Always The Center of Attention will be on view until November 18 at Galerie Nuke, 11 Rue Saint Anastase, 75003 Paris, France