Mining the elusive nature of memory, Joeun Kim Aatchim reveals the urgent, universal desire to cling to the past despite its transience.
François Ghebaly Gallery
Thousands of Gemstones and Beads Went Into These Moldy Fruit Sculptures
Like classical still life paintings, these viral works from artist Kathleen Ryan remind us of the transience of life.
Inside a Bikini Factory, a Photographer Plays with Fabric
LOS ANGELES — For the past two years, Anthony Lepore has been making photographs in his father’s bikini factory.
Why Are Art Openings on Thursday in NY and Saturday in LA?
LOS ANGELES — The rivalry between New York and Los Angeles runs deep: seasons vs. sunshine, pizza vs. tacos, Biggie vs. Tupac. For the art world, add to that list opening nights.
When Depression Strikes
LOS ANGELES — It was 4:20pm when I walked into Depression and encountered Andrea Ursuta’s piece “Stoner” (2013). A batting-cage ball-throwing machine creaked on, spun once, and died before it could eject anything from its quarantined-off belly.
In Channa Horwitz’s Orange Grid
LOS ANGELES — There are generally two favored narrative arcs used to describe an artist’s life. There is the story of the hot young art star who takes the art world by storm with new ideas and a mediagenic personality. And there is the solitary artist, who works quietly for years, before finding success later in life. Channa Horwitz is one of the latter.
Nada is Miami Beach’s Lower East Side
Tired of all the chatter about Nada being the next big thing, I decided to see if this year’s display would be everything the PR and press promised it would be.
Honestly, it was. Even if the solo artist booths in Richelieu hall were generally a little dull and pedantic, the Napoleon hall was filled with a diverse range of work from galleries that obviously loved what they do.
I found the painting at Nada particularly strong and it was nice to see a love of color in so many that ranged from large-ish-scale abstractions to small intimate pieces with rich surfaces. The tread for most of these paintings is that they tended to be done in a gestural mode of representation veering towards the abstract, but I can live with that.