Tasya van Ree steps out from her signature monochrome portraits and presents A State of Mind & the Affairs of its Games a hued-visual narrative, serving as an explication of the modern human mind. For one balmy Los Angeles evening, a salon was held in the penthouse of Chateau Marmont giving collectors, friends and fellow artists a desirable environment to appreciate her newest body of work. Twenty-one photographs in total, printed on metal, with images of dolls, toy trucks, Cracker Jack boxes, and other depictions of childhood entertainment. Titles of pieces include: The Glorified Self, To The Point of Being, and Sparks When Struck. The depth and attention to detail in the collection of photographs is grounded in a intellectually vivid perception that has underlined Tasya’s photography throughout her career. Tasya graciously made some time to answer a few questions. [CLICK HERE TO READ INTERVIEW...]
The Political Line features more than 130 works of art including large scale paintings (on tarpaulins and canvases), sculptures and a number of the artist’s subway drawings, among other works. The exhibition will create a narrative that explores the artist’s responses to nuclear disarmament, racial inequality, the excesses of capitalism, environmental degradation and others issues of deep personal concern to the artist. Keith Haring: The Political Line will be on view at until February 16, 2015 at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. [CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS...]
It’s easy to have impure thoughts when looking at Betty Tompkins’ large-scale photorealistic renditions of pierced clitorises, double penetrating phalluses, macro coital embraces and all manner of twisting and sinuous tongues taking turns on the human anatomy. Indeed, this is art with benefits. Starting with her first Fuck Painting in 1969, Tompkins has been exploring and confronting a black-bar culture that censors any reminder that our most basic instincts are to inseminate and to be inseminated. Right now you can catch Betty Tompkins’ Kiss Paintings at 55 Gansevoort until December 15th. In this short interview, Betty talks about smuggling porn, the inception of her Fuck Paintings, and some of the strange reactions people have had to her work. [READ MORE...]
National Gallery Victoria presents David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing, a comprehensive exhibition – his first major survey in Australia – of new and recent work by the internationally renowned Glasgow-based artist. Shrigley has developed a cult following for his stripped back, darkly humourous and deliberately crude drawings that explore existential dramas, human dysfunction and anxiety. David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing will be on view until March 1, 2015, at National Gallery Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road Melbourne, Australia
Barry McGee and Clare Rojas debut a joint exhibition at Alessandra Bonomo Gallery in Rome, Italy. Showcasing the couple’s visual harmony inside the gallery space, the exhibition features sharp geometrical forms inspired by Eastern European, Amish, and Native American tradition. The exhibition will be on view until the end of the year at Alessandra Bonomo Gallery Via Del Gesu 62 00186 Rome
See Amanda Charchian’s photographs in a group exhibition entitled Road to Elysium – along with photographers Melvin Sokolsky, Aaron Hobson, and more. Road to Elysium will be on view until January 12, at Heist Gallery, 43 Linden Gardens, London
Takashi Murakami “In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow” is on view now until January 17, 2015 at Gagosian Gallery.