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Jacques Louis Vidal

JACQUES LOUIS VIDAL

Boybrain is a solo exhibition of works by Jacques Louis Vidal at Real Pain Fine Arts in Los Angeles. The show is comprised of various sculptures and works of clay, cut paper on panel, tile works printed with symbols (with an accompanied guide on reading the symbols as sentences) and more. 

An excerpt from the press release reads: “I-ve been in trouble before and I know what that is - and because I know what that is I also get what being in a state of grace is , period its intense to be here and inside of that grace, and while I’m here let me say it is alive and bright full of lights inside of this ice wall, welcome follow the rules.”

The show runs until March 14, 2020.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2020

    An Angel in the Flooded Closet

    Cut Paper on Panel
    33 x 23 inches

  • 2020

    The Luxurious Construction of a Mindset

    Cut Paper on Panel
    32 x 24 inches

  • 2020

    Not Your Mama's Boy (On the Scene)

    PLA Printed Plastic, Aluminum
    62 x 24 x 20 inches

  • 2020

    Installation shot of Boybrain

FEATURED ARTIST

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

LYNETTE YIADOM-BOAKYE

The Hilton Als Series: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is an exhibition  of paintings by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at the Huntington Art Gallery in Pasadema. The exhibition is second in a trilogy of shows on contemporary female British artists curated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hilton Als. The installation of five of Yiadom-Boakye's studies of fictional characters create a dialogue with The Huntington's collection of highly formal 18th-century British portraits.

Drawn from the world of found images and imagination, Yiadom-Boakye's figures seem familiar but also mysterious. She typically finishes each painting in a single day, infusing the works with freshness and spontaneity, as if they were painted from life. The first show in the trilogy focused on the work of Celia Paul, and the final installment in 2021 will highlight the work of Los Angeles-based artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Exhibitions originate at the Yale Center for British Art. The show runs until May 11, 2020.

 

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2014

    Greenhouse Fantasies

    Oil on canvas
    28 x 24 inches

  • 2016

    Harp-Strum

    Oil on canvas
    Diptych: 71 x 79 inches each

  • 2017

    Brothers To A Garden

    Oil on linen
    59 x 48 inches

  • 2017

    Medicine at Playtime

    Oil on linen
    79 x 48 inches

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New Images of Man

NEW IMAGES OF MAN

New Images of Man is a group exhibition curated by Alison M. Gingeras at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles. The exhibition revisits and expands upon the Museum of Modern Art’s eponymous 1959 group exhibition curated by Peter Selz that brought together artists whose work grappled with the human condition as well as emerging modes of humanist representation in painting and sculpture in the wake of the traumatic fallout of the Second World War.

Part homage, part radical revision, this two-floor presentation reconstitutes emblematic figures from the original MoMA line up of artists while simultaneously expanding outwards to include those of the same generation and period who were overlooked in the midcentury. With the benefit of inclusive hindsight, Gingeras strives to present a fuller range of this humanist struggle, thus more acutely enacting the original curator’s vision to gather a range of “effigies of the disquiet man.”

As the capstone to this historical proposition, the exhibition argues for the contemporary resonance of this midcentury disquiet by judiciously including a selection of contemporary artists. Spanning painting and sculpture, this contemporary component includes works by Paweł Althamer, Cecily Brown, Luis Flores, Michel Nedjar, Greer Lankton, Miriam Cahn, Sarah Lucas, Dana Schutz, El Hadji Sy, Ahmed Morsi, Henry Taylor, amongst others. The show runs until March 14, 2020.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2020

    Installation view of New Images of Man

  • 2020

    Installation view of New Images of Man

  • 2020

    Installation view of New Images of Man

  • 2020

    Installation view of New Images of Man

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King Dogs

KING DOGS

King Dogs is a group exhibition curated by Brooke Wise at Diane Rosenstein Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibit includes paintings, sculpture, ceramics, works on paper, and tufted wall hangings by Ginny Casey, Sam Crow, Tom of Finland, Haley Josephs, Jillian Mayer, Haley Mellin, Robert Moreland, Rose Nestler, Scott Reeder, Matthew Sweesy, Chris Wolston and Bri Williams. The show’s title is borrowed from André Breton and Philippe Soupault’s surrealist text Les Champs Magnétiques (The Magnetic Fields). It alludes to exploring the nonsensical and the dreamlike unconscious.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    Pierce II

    by Bri Williams
    African soap, honey soap, beeswax, resin
    18.5 x 19 x 14 inches

  • 2019

    As The Smoke Clears

    by Sam Crow
    Wool, latex, on cotton backing
    39.6 x 72 inches

  • 2019

    Deep Pockets

    by Rose Nestler
    Neoprene mesh, thread, steel hands, grommets
    78 x 68 x 6 inches

  • 2018

    Untitled (waffle, videotape, old key)

    by Scott Reeder
    Ceramic objects and acrylic on canvas
    32 x 30 inches

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Tom Rubnitz

TOM RUBNITZ

Tom Rubnitz, collected video works 1981 - 1992 was a one-day screening of the seminal video works of Tom Rubnitz (1956-1992) at Goswell Road gallery in Paris. Rubnitz's films embodied the 80s downtown New York drag and performance scene for over a decade before his untimely AIDS-related death in 1992.

His films star some of the scenes most talented and outrageous performers including The Lady Bunny, RuPaul, Sister Dimension, Hapi Phace, Tabboo!, Ann Magnuson, John Sex, Barbara Lipp, Quentin Crisp, The B52s, and David Wojnarowicz. The one day screening was accompanied with a bouquet made exclusively for the screening, as is characteristic of the gallery for their exhibitions. 

Tom Rubnitz’s works are featured in the “Catharsis” issue of the LARB Quarterly Journal.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 1986

    Still from Hustle With My Muscle

    04:00

  • 1989

    Still from The Faeries

    05:00

  • 2020

    Tom Rubnitz

    Bouquet by Ruiz Stephinson

  • 1987

    Still from Wigstock: The Movie

    20:00

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Golnaz Payani

GOLNAZ PAYANI

L’ombre des Oasis is Golnaz Payani’s first solo show at Praz-Delavallade in Paris. Golnaz Payani, who was born in Tehran and now lives in Paris, embodies this generation of artists who delve into their own life story to find the elements of a new contemporaneity. The delicacy of her works and the emotions they give rise to / are grounded in an attempt to exemplify a dual representation, one of paradise and lost happiness.

After studying Painting at the Faculty of Art and Architecture of Tehran, Payani continued her studies at the Clermont-Ferrand School of Art, where she obtained a National Diploma in Fine Arts (BFA) in 2010 and a National Diploma in Plastic Expression (MFA) in 2013. Payani has exhibited extensively in France and abroad: DomaineM, Cérilly, FR, 2019, 2018 ; Mastre, Venise, IT, 2018 ; Paratissima, Turin, IT, 2017 ; 61ème salon de Montrouge, FR, 2016 La Trap, Pré-Saint-Gervais, FR, 2015. 

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    Installation view of L’ombre des Oasis

    Harmonie en orange, 2019
    Threads, paper and wood
    41 11/32 x 29 17/32 in

    Fragmentée rose, 2019
    Fabric, acrylic and wood
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in

    Pâlir sur couleur, 2019
    Fabric, threads and wood
    25 19/32 x 17 23/32 in

  • 2019

    Installation view of L’ombre des Oasis

  • 2019

    Installation view of L’ombre des Oasis

  • 2019

    Installation view of L’ombre des Oasis

    Includes works:
    L’ombre en lin, 2019
    Fabric and wood
    78 3/4 x 55 1/8 in

    De la couleur à la blancheur, 2019
    Yarn, paper, ink, acrylic and wood
    15 3/4 x 11 13/16 in

    Quand les poussières tombent, 2019
    Wood and cement
    118 1/8 x 78 3/4 in

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Mathis Collins

MATHIS COLLINS

Boulevard du crime is a solo exhibition of Mathis Collins’s work at Crèvecœur Gallery in Paris. The exhibition consists of works made on lime wood. The exhibition consists of eight works that adhere to a playful tale on censorship featuring a puppet and the artist. Mathis Collins (b. 1986) studied at the Ecole d’Art de Cergy. Collins has exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo in collaboration with the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris; Paramount Ranch, Los Angeles, presented by Shanaynay Paris and as part of Inside China in Hong-Kong and Shanghai, in partnership with the K11Art Foundation.

The show runs until January 11, 2020.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    Une tragédie aux dépens de l'ordre public

    Lime wood, tint, varnished
    150 × 110 cm

  • 2019

    Deux critiques sur le boulevard du crime

    Lime wood, tint, varnished
    150 × 110 cm

  • 2019

    Une comédie aux dépens de l'hygiène publique

    Lime wood, tint, varnished
    150 × 110 cm

  • 2019

    Terrible ce spectable, terrible

    Lime wood, tint, varnished 150 × 110 cm

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Far Back Must Go Who Wants To Do A Big Jump

FAR BACK MUST GO WHO WANTS TO DO A BIG JUMP

Far Back Must Go Who Wants To Do A Big Jump is a group exhibition at ChertLüdde in Berlin. The title is borrowed from an eponymous work by Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, one of her quintessential typewritten visual poems. The phrase alludes to a series of backwards steps that are necessary to take in order to jump forward, a dualistic notion which provides the golden thread of the exhibition. The exhibition features Petrit Halilaj, Jacopo Benassi, Liliana Barchiesi, Rosemary Mayer, Agnes Scherer and Paul DD Smith, and Kira Freije.

Petrit Halilaj’s series of women’s dresses is the artist’s response to a gift given to him by his grandfather, who made a set of clothes hangers for his new apartment meant for his hypothetical girlfriend. For Halilaj, the act of masquerade provides escape and freedom, as well as metamorphosis and new life. The photographic series by Jacopo Benassi, Ciabatte (Slippers), reflects on the domestic accessory as a symbol of intimacy, sexuality, liberation and secrecy. By showcasing a piece of apparel unsuitable for the outdoors, Benassi commits an act of exposure, reflecting upon the boundaries and fragility of ideas such as self-protection and propriety. Liliana Barchiesi is most known for her photographic series Casalinghe (Housewives), shot between April and June 1979. A pioneer of Italian Feminist art and its movement, Barchiesi showed a glimpse into the everyday lives of these women, calling for the recognition of domestic work as legitimate labor and inspiring further important discussions on the disparities within patriarchal society. Rosemary Mayer was a founding member of A.I.R. Gallery in New York, the first cooperative women’s gallery in the US, and one of the voices of the early 70s feminist movement in America. Contesting the formal, predominantly Minimalist art of the time, Mayer produced experimental works across performance, sculpture, publication and drawing. The works on paper in the exhibition are mappings of different noises heard from outside in Mayer’s studio on specific days, color-coded to create a mosaic of sounds and textures. Agnes Scherer and Paul DD Smith present a new series of ceramic tableware, with painted garlands of culinary and floral motifs encircling various narrative scenarios. Lastly, three works by Kira Freije feature another ubiquitous object within the interior realm. Employing a process of sculpture-making that is akin to following poetic structure, Freije’s works form constellations of meaning in their arrangements. The show runs until January 13, 2020.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2001

    Noise Drawing (23 August 2001)

    by Rosemary Mayer
    Pencil and pastel on paper
    Paper size: 26 × 40 inches
    31 ¼ × 45 ⅛ inches (framed)

  • 1979

    Casalinghe a Milano April – June 1979

    by Liliana Barchiesi
    (Reprint 2000), analog photographic prints on cardboard

  • 2001

    Installation view of Noise Drawing (23 August 2001)

    by Rosemary Mayer
    Pencil and pastel on paper
    Paper size: 26 × 40 inches
    31 ¼ × 45 ⅛ inches (framed)

  • 2019

    Everlasting Night

    by Kira Freije
    Brass, stainless steel, glass, lamp
    17 ⅜ × 8 ⅝ × 8 ⅝ inches

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Prix Marcel Duchamp 2019

PRIX MARCEL DUCHAMP 2019

The Prix Marcel Duchamp 2019 features works by Éric Baudelaire, Katinka Bock, Marguerite Humeau and Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The Prix Marcel Duchamp was created in 2000 by the Association for the International Diffusion of French Art (ADIAF) in order to highlight the contemporary French scene. For its 19th edition, the Prix Marcel Duchamp is presenting projects with a variety of artistic bases, thus reflecting the diversity of practices co-existing in France today through the choice of the ADIAF selection committee. Éric Baudelaire, a film-maker by predilection, has composed a generous exhibit using a film shot over a long period with schoolchildren in the Seine-Saint-Denis department. Katinka Bock and Marguerite Humeau propose two different approaches to sculpture. The former presents a delicate reinterpretation of the heritage of a contemporary sculpture based on a fragile materiality. The second revives the narrative tradition, promising new mythological subjects based on scientific premises rooted in the present. Duo Ida Tursic and Wilfried Mille question in a seriously prankish manner the very possibility of painting today. The show runs until January 6, 2020.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    Prélude

    by Eric Baudelaire
    Vue de l’exposition/Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou 2019

  • 2019

    Un film dramatique

    by Eric Baudelaire
    Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou 2019

  • 2019

    Landumland

    by Katinka Bock
    Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou 2019

  • 2019

    High Tide (The Dancer I, The Dancer II, The Dancer III & IV)

    by Marguerite Humeau
    Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou 2019

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Mickalene Thomas

MICKALENE THOMAS

Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure is an immersive site-specific installation at The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA). Inspired to create a living for Baltimore, Thomas has installed a new façade that resembles the Baltimore’s traditional row houses and re-envisioned the interior with new wallpapers, furniture, carpeting, and other design elements, altering every surface of the space. The vivid geometric patterns, prints, and textures of the environment reference the aesthetics of the 1970s and 1980s, particularly the  creativity of black culture in the U.S. during that period. The installation is the most expansive commission undertaken by both the artist and the museum and also the first major presentation of the BMA’s 2020 Vision initiative. It will remain on view through May 2, 2021. 

Internationally recognized artist Mickalene Thomas (American, born 1971) creates paintings, collages, photography, video, and installations that examine identity, gender, power structures, and the sense of self. Her work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami (2019) ; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA (2019); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2018); Wexner Center for the Arts, OH (2018); Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (2017); Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX (2017); Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA (2017); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2016); Aspen Art Museum, CO (2016); Aperture Foundation, New York (2016); George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY (2014); and the Brooklyn Museum, New York (2012–13); among numerous others. Her work is also held in the collections of the BMA, Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Thomas has been awarded numerous prizes and grants, including the USA Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz Fellow (2015); Anonymous Was A Woman Award (2013); Brooklyn Museum Asher B. Durand Award (2012); and the Timerhi Award for Leadership in the Arts (2010). Thomas received a B.F.A. from the Pratt Institute and an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Art.

 

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    Mickalene’s Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure

    Installation view

  • 2019

    Mickalene’s Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure

  • 2019

    Mickalene’s Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure

  • 2019

    Mickalene’s Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure

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