Tuesday, March 29, 2016

George Billis Gallery, March 31- April 23

Opening Receptionthis Thursday:
Craig Carlisle,
Maureen Mullarkey,
Alice Federico
& Aaron Apsley
March 29 - April 23

Craig Carlisle

Artist Reception:
Thursday March 316-8pm

March 29 through April 23, 2016

Craig Carlisle: Press ReleaseAmerican Art Collector: April, 2016


Maureen Mullarkey

Artist Reception:
Thursday March 31, 6-8pm

March 29 through April 23, 2016

Maureen Mullarkey: Press ReleaseClick here to view exhibition: E Catalog


Alice Federico

Artist Reception:
Thursday, March 31, 6-8pm

March 29 through April 23, 2016

Alice Federico: Press Release

Aaron Apsley

Artist Reception:
Thursday, March 31, 6-8pm

March 29 through April 23, 2016

Aaron Apsley: Press Release

The George Billis Gallery marks its 20th year in the Chelsea Art district and its sister gallery is located in the burgeoning gallery district of Culver City in Los Angeles.
NEW YORK, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 645.2621
Email: gallery@georgebillis.com
Website: www.georgebillis.comFacebook: facebook/georgebillisgallery
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am–6pm.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Sonya Fe,Woman Need Whore Houses Too, Book signing April 23rd,


Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) presents The Time is Out of Joint, an exhibition curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh.

Sharjah Art Foundation presents The Time is out of Joint
an exhibition curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh

March 12 - June 12, 2016

Ali Cherri, The Disquiet (still), 2013. Courtesy of Imane Farès gallery, Paris and the artist.

Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) presents The Time is Out of Joint, an exhibition curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh.

A continuation of the exhibition programme for Home Works 6, Beirut (2013), The Time is Out of Joint is inspired by Andalusian philosopher Ibn Arabi’s concept of time as a fluid place and place as a frozen time. The project challenges the constraints of time and place by suggesting leaps across temporal and geographic boundaries, deliberately confusing times, places, cities and artistic events that took place in the past or will take place in the future.

The project invites the audience to engage with different platforms: an exhibition; a reading room with a discursive programme; and a conference. The Time is Out of Joint will be on view at Sharjah Art Foundation from 12 March through 12 June 2016 and will also open at the Asian Culture Complex, in Gwangju, Korea starting 8 April 2016.

The Time is Out of Joint reenacts two pivotal exhibitions that took place during key transitional moments in history – the ‘First Arab Arts Biennale’ (1) in Baghdad (1974) and the ‘China/Avant-Garde’ (2) exhibition in Beijing (1989) – and pre-enacts a future event – the ‘Equator Conference 2022’ (3) in Yogyakarta (2022). The exhibition includes video works, installations and photography by Zeinab Al Hashemi, Basma Alsharif, Hicham Benohoud, Ali Cherri, Venzha Christ, Cao Fei, Ho Tzu-Nyen, Meiro Koizumi, Maha Maamoun, Basim Magdy, Radouan Mriziga, Khalil Rabah, Kyohei Sakaguchi, Tita Salina, Wael Shawky, Konrad Smoleński, Song Ta, Jalal Toufic, Mark Teh, Aleksandra Waliszewska and Raed Yassin.

The Time is Out of Joint features four new commissions by the artists Venzha Christ, Maha Maamoun, Kyohei Sakaguchi and Raed Yassin.

From March 12–15, an extensive programme of events took place as part of the project, including a series of performances, film screenings, artist talks, presentations and discussions. The Time is Out of Joint also encompassed a one-day conference titled Equator Conference 2022 – Yogyakarta, held in Sharjah 2016 with speakers and artists; Antariksa, Researcher and co-founder of KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Indonesia; Bassam El Baroni, Curator and Professor at the Dutch Art Institute, Netherlands; Hilmar Farid, Lecturer at the Universitas Indonesia and Jakarta Institute of Arts, Indonesia; Helgard Haug, Rimini Protokoll, Germany; Taneli Kukkonen, Professor at New York University, US and UAE; and Enin Supriyanto, Curator and Project Officer of Equator International Symposium, Indonesia.

Feature performances included: ~55 by Radouan Mriziga; Doppelgänger by Basma Alsharif; Baling by Mark Teh, 13-14; Time Tuning by Raed Yassin; and Degrees of Freedom and B by Konrad Smoleński. The Time is Out of Joint also presents a screening of Cabaret Crusades: The Secrets of Karbala by Wael Shawky. Live streaming of Venzha Christ’s installation Evolution of the Unknown will took place from the Sharjah Center for Astronomy & Space Sciences.

A two-volume publication co-edited by Ala Younis was developed as part of project. The first volume of The Time is Out of Joint features new text and images, while the second reproduces archival material and/or reflections on such material. Contributions were commissioned by writers, artists and researchers, including Tarek Abou El Fetouh, Sohyun Ahn, John Akomfrah, Kwame Appiah, Jee-sook Beck, Judith Butler, Park Chan-kyong, Faisal Darraj, Nick Denes, Fan Di’an, Cevdet Erek, Hilmar Farid, Samer Frangie, Alexander Gall, Ho Tzu Nyen, Niu Kecheng, Chen Kezhi, Kristine Khouri, Chan Koonchung, Maha Maamoun, Toni Maraini, Mohamed Melehi, You Mi, Gao Minglu, Mostafa Nissabory, Otobong Nkanga, Nikos Papastergiadis, Ismail Shammout, Ships on Stamps, Koh Seung-wook, Vandana Shiva, Sohl Lee, Sung Wan-kyung, Ahdaf Soueif, Enin Supriyanto, Tang Qingnian, Jalal Toufic, Oraib Toukan, Daniella Trimboli, Haytham El Wardany, Li Xianting, Mao Xuhui, Zhou Yan, Jeon Yong-Seok and Anthony Yung.

Another essential component of the project, The Time is Out of Joint Reading Room, presents a platform for books that expand on the themes in the exhibition. Conceptualised by Marwa Arsanios and Samer Frangie, the Reading Room will be open at SAF Art Spaces throughout the duration of the exhibition. In addition to books from across cultures, the project includes a programme of talks that started with Earth Democracy, a presentation and reading group session by Dr. Vandana Shiva, Founder of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology and Navdanya, India.

In Sharjah, an archive room hosts the special digital library in collaboration with Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong), which includes selections of archival material of the China/Avant-Garde exhibition and the Indonesia Visual Art Archive. Next to it is a station for the Modern Art Iraq Archive as well as an active digitising station to be used to collect data from the UAE, while enabling local researchers and thinkers to engage with the growing archive.

For the complete list of events and information on The Time is Out of Joint, please visit sharjahart.org.

The Time Out of Joint is commissioned by Asia Culture Center – Theater and Sharjah Art Foundation and is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Republic of Korea and Sharjah Department of Culture and Information. 

About Sharjah Art Foundation

Since 2009 SAF has built on the history of cultural collaboration and exchange that began with the first Sharjah Biennial in 1993. Working with local and international partners, Sharjah Art Foundation creates opportunities for artists and artistic production through core initiatives that include Sharjah Biennial, the annual March Meeting, residencies, production grants, commissions, exhibitions, research, publications and a growing collection. Our education and public programmers focus on building recognition of the central role art can play in the life of a community by promoting public learning and a participatory approach to art. All our events are free and open to the public.

Connect with Sharjah Art Foundation: Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

(1) Baghdad’s Arab Art Biennale was a result of the 70’s short-lived revival of Arab nationalism. Designed to travel from one Arab capital to, another the second and final edition of the biennale was held in Rabat in 1976; shortly after the Arab nationalist concept collapsed altogether, along with the biennale project.

(2) ‘China/Avant-Garde’ took place at Beijing’s National Art Gallery a few months before the events in Tiananmen Square and the same year that the Berlin Wall fell. The exhibition was shut down by the authorities hours after its opening in response several provocative performance works; it reopened for three more days before being forcefully shut down due to an anonymous threatening letter.

(3) Yogyakarta’s ‘Equator Conference 2022’ is a planned conclusion to the 10-year strategy implemented by Yogyakarta Biennale Foundation through two main bi-annual events; the Jogja Biennale and Equator Symposium. The events alternate as they focus on one region around the equator every two years.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Michael Boodro and Rosie O’Donnell to present awards at April 20th ceremony, hosted by Genevieve Gorder


Michael Boodro and Rosie O’Donnell to present awards at April 20th ceremony, hosted by Genevieve Gorder

– Housing Works announced today that they will honor famed interior designer, Jamie Drake and activist Mary Fisher at their April 20th Groundbreaker Awards Dinner hosted by HGTV host Genevieve Gorder. Housing Works is a New York-based organization that provides supportive services and stable housing to the homeless and individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The non-profit works with advocacy offices across the country and abroad to fight for funding and legislation to ensure all people living with HIV/AIDS have access to quality housing, healthcare, prevention information and other life-sustaining services.

Host Genevieve Gorder’s unmistakable style and enthusiasm have made her one of America’s favorite interior designers, currently appearing on DesignIsh and Design Network. She can also be seen on HGTV’s “Genevieve’s Renovation,” “HGTV Star,” and “HGTV’s White House Christmas Special.” Gorder also has a collection at Capel Rugs, stationary, textile and baby & child lines, and designs for a diverse group of clients and companies from hotels and restaurants to private clients and cruise ships.

Jamie Drake will receive the ELLE DECOR “Heart of Design” Award this year for over a decade of philanthropic work with Housing Works. Drake has created vignettes multiple times for “Design on a Dime,” and he  currently serves as Chair of The Alpha Workshops where he’s been a board member for many years. ELLE DECOR editor-in-chief Michael Boodro will present their “Heart of Design” Award to Drake for his renowned work as an interior designer and his philanthropic work in support of the HIV/AIDS community.

Mary Fisher is being honored for her work and advocacy for HIV and AIDS patients. The actress, artist, author and political activist has used her voice to speak out about contracting HIV and her life living with the disease. She has written several books on the subject and has used her artwork and design collaborations to raise money funding the fight against AIDS. Fisher’s award will be presented by longtime friend, Rosie O’Donnell.

“Jamie and Mary exemplify what Housing Works stands for,” stated Design on a Dime Founding Chair, and Designer James Huniford. “We’re so proud to honor the work they have done and to have these amazing allies stand with us in our common mission to end AIDS and to provide housing and lifesaving services to those who are living with HIV/AIDS.”

Following the Groundbreaker Awards Dinner on the 20th, Housing Works will then host a three-day public event where guests can shop at the 12th annual DESIGN ON A DIME benefit and sale. Held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, the ticketed Opening Night Reception on April 21st attracts VIPs, designers and star-studded friends of Housing Works who will get a first-look at room vignettes and the first opportunity to shop each vignette. These rooms are designed by leading names in the industry and all merchandise (both designer and vintage items) is available at an extreme discount. The following two-days are open up to the wider general public with free admission where guests can experience the vignettes and purchase the remaining items. Proceeds from all sales will support Housing Works newest supportive Housing Project, The Hull Street Residence. Tickets are on sale now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-on-a-dime-nyc-2016-tickets-21114287402?aff=website

Housing Works Design on a Dime will be attended by the events’ Founding Chair, James Huniford and Co-Chairs Alessandra Branca, Michael Boodro, Nicole Gibbons, George Oliphant, Marisa Tomei and Social Chair, Douglas Friedman /The Facinator.

Groundbreaker Awards Dinner (April 20, 2016)
Design on a Dime (April 21-23, 2016)

Groundbreaker Awards Dinner
April 20, 2016
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street, New York, NY
6:00 pm – Cocktail hour
7:30 – 9:00 pm – Groundbreaker Awards Dinner & Silent Auction
Design on a Dime 2016  Opening Night Reception
April 21, 2016
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street, New York, NY
5:30 pm – VIP Reception & Vignette Preview
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Opening Reception & Shopping
Design on a Dime Public Sale
April 22 & 23, 2016
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street, New York, NY
Time: Friday 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm





Tour the Galleries
Learn about modern masters of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia with a curator-led tour of Art Dubai Modern, today at 6.30pm and, in the Contemporary halls, experience dynamic works by a new generation of Filipino artists in the thematic, curated Marker programme (booth B14) from 7pm.

Art Dubai’s three gallery halls, exhibiting art by more than 500 artists, with works from 1903 to the present day, are open 4-9:30pm today; Friday 2-9.30pm; Saturday 12-6.30pm.

Art Dubai Projects
This year’s programme of new commissions, curated by Yasmina Reggad, features a range of performances, plus major sculptural and site-specific works by the Cairo collective Nile Sunset Annex (Foyer 1), Moza Almatrooshi (terrace, towards Art Dubai Modern), Massinissa Selmani and Shreshta Rit Premnath (Foyer 2).

Log in to the fair’s wifi network on your arrival to experience a new film by A.i.R Dubai residency artist Lydia Ourahmane.

89Plus Dubai can be found on the water terrace: listen to stories submitted and performed by a GCC generation of creatives born in or after 1989 -- the conclusion of the two-year long project, led by artists Sarah Abu Abdallah and Abdullah Al Mutairi.

Art Dubai Radio has invited Safina Radio Project to take over the airwaves at the 2016 fair - listen to soundbites from Dhaka to Venice at the booth in Foyer 2.

RCA Secret Sale Day 
Today, Thursday, is sale day at Art Dubai and Alserkal Avenue! Arrive early to the popular anonymous exhibition, where all original works of art are yours for Dhs500; the sale starts at 4pm and goes until 9pm. View the postcards here and register early as a buyer here.

The Wedding Project
From 4-7:30pm, wander through the rooms of The Wedding Project, a new immersive, performative project playfully transforming two rooms at Madinat Jumeirah into an artist-created wedding hall (curated by the Delfina Foundation). Read more here

Global Art Forum: The Future Was continues today at 3pm 

Thursday's programme begins at 3pm and includes ‘postcards from the future’ by writer and commentator Mishaal Al Gergawi and the Museum of the Future’s Noah Raford, plus a presentation (‘The Future Was the Cloud’) by João Ribas of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art.

Don’t miss discussions, films, presentations and performances by award-winning writer Lauren Beukes with artist Sophia Al Maria; the Emirati sci-fi novelists Mohammad Al Hammadi and Noura Al Noman; Yasmina Reggad with dancers Lana Fahmi and Alaa Krimed; and artist eL Seed in conversation with MoMA director Glenn D. Lowry.

The Forum's last day is tomorrow, Friday March 18, from 4pm. The full programme and list of contributors can be found here.

Ashim Ahluwalia with Akbar Padamsee, Events in a Cloud Chamber, 2016, Courtesy of the artists and Jhaveri Contemporary

Art Dubai Cinema: Events in a Cloud Chamber

Art Dubai Cinema debuts the celebrated art documentary Events in a Cloud Chamber by Ashim Ahluwalia with Akbar Padamsee tonight at 8pm in the Global Art Forum Tent on Fort Island. (Free and open to all.)

Art Dubai Cinema continues Friday at 8pm with Adel Abidin's Michael and concludes with a rolling programme throughout Cinema Saturday.

For the full film programme, click here

Areej Kaoud, 'Brigade D'Urgence' ('Emergency Brigade'), 2016

Performances Today

5-7:00pm | In 'Brigade D'Urgence' ('Emergency Brigade'), A.i.R. Dubai artist Areej Kaoud, working with four UAE-based dancers, uses health and safety regulations as a basis for her performance. Location: Throughout the fair 

9:15-9:30pmDoa Aly: 'Free Radicals'  the renowned Cairo-based artist’s popular live performance takes place again this evening. Location: Foyer 1

The full list of performances can be found here

Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program

Today, Friday and Saturday, children (aged 5-17) and families are invited to participate in the Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program workshops and discovery tours, held in partnership with The Cultural Office.

Led by UK-based artist Polly Brannan, the workshop programme features sets, props and visuals created by the participating children and families for various acts including songs, comedy, poetry and puppet shows.

Register here for the last available spots today, Friday and Saturday. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Art Hamptons Kicks Off Summer Season June 23-26 at Private Lumber Lane Estate Grounds Plan Now to Attend!

Mauricio Morillas, ARTMIX       

Art Hamptons Kicks Off Summer Season
June 23-26 at Private Lumber Lane Estate Grounds
Plan Now to Attend!

Art Hamptons Opening Night Preview to Benefit LongHouse Reserve and The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
The Opening Night Preview of Art Hamptons on Thursday, June 23 will benefit both LongHouse Reserve (East Hampton NY) and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. Internationally renowned textile designer and author Jack Lenor Larsen will co-chair the inaugural Host Committee with Maria and Kenneth Fishel, who have been involved with and supported the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation's mission to eradicate cancer and raise funds for cutting-edge research.

"We are thrilled to work in partnership with these two illustrious organizations. Their support and dedication to their respective fields is unmatched, and we are pleased to align with them in this year of important milestones," notes Donna Davies, Vice President of Art Group for Urban Expositions. 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of LongHouse Reserve, while the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is celebrating 40 years of tireless research.

Inaugural Art Hamptons Host Committee
In addition to Co-Chairs Jack Lenor Larsen and Maria and Kenneth Fishel, we are pleased to announce members of the Host Committee include: collectors and patrons of the arts Dale and Doug AndersonRuth Appelhof, Executive Director, Guild Hall; Brett Beldock, principal, Brett Design Inc.; curator Arlene BujeseAda Ciniglio, Executive Director, ArtTable; patron and artstager Kipton CronkiteJudy Olson Dunne, principal, Butter and Eggs; Marge Hadar, broker, Brown Harris Stevens; Helen Harrison, Director, Pollock-Krasner Study Center; Harry Heissmann, principal, Harry Heissmann Inc.; Andre Kikoski, principal, Andre Kikoski Architect, Amy Lau, principal, Amy Lau Design, David Ling, principal, David Ling Architect; Suzanne Lovell, principal, Suzanne Lovell Inc.; Jayne Michaels and Joan Michaels, principals, 2Michaels Inc.; Edwina von Gal, principal, Edwina von Gal + Co and founder/president, Perfect Earth Project; Marion Waxman, founding chairperson, A Hamptons Happening; and Dr. Samuel Waxman, Founder and CEO, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. The Host Committee is still in formation. Stay tuned for updates!

Art Hamptons Expanded Cultural Partners Roster
In addition to many of our 2015 Cultural Partners, our expanded roster includes the Whitney MuseumCooper Hewitt National Design Museum, ASID's NY Metro ChapterAmerican Folk Art MuseumDia Foundation's Dan Flavin Art Institute92nd Street Y and more.  We look forward to welcoming upper level supporters of these organizations to join us at the fair as our VIP guests and to promoting and supporting these organizations throughout the coming year!

Location | Bridgehampton NY
For the second year in a row, thousands of patrons and art collectors will flock to Art Hamptons on the stunning Lumber Lane estate grounds of Maria and Kenneth Fishel.  Situated in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the Hamptons, Art Hamptons kicks off the summer season June 23-26. Plan now to attend! See hotel partners

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Andrei Protsouk Spring/Summer Tour 2016

Andrei Protsouk Spring/Summer Tour 2016

Art lovers unite,

I am proud to announce my new collection for the Spring and Summer 2016. These works were inspired by the splendorous European life and lust for the enjoyment in life. You can view the entire collection HERE!

Secondly, I will be embarking on an artistic journey throughout the US featuring in SOLO gallery shows and various exhibits. If you would like to book Andrei Protsouk in your Gallery, Charity or Event throughout this year please let us know.

Art Lovers from around the world its your chance to bring the beautiful artwork of Andrei Protsouk to your community! 

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Art Dubai Opens today, Catch Lelia Heller Gallery, featuring Moataz Nasr at both A5

Moataz Nasr, Arabesque I (Lost Heritage), 2013. 21150 matches on wood and plexiglas. 71 x 71 x 4 in.

Moataz Nasr, Arabesque I (Lost Heritage), 
2013. 21150 matches on wood and plexiglas. 71 x 71 x 4 in.

Leila Heller Gallery
Art Dubai, Booth A5

Click here for a preview

exhibiting works by:Moataz Nasr, Ahmed Alsoudani

Art Dubai, March 16-19, Preview March 16th
Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh Road, Umm Suqeim, Exit 39 (Interchange 4) from Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE


Wednesday, March 16 (Invitation Only)                4:00 - 9:30pm
Ladies Preview                                                  1:00 - 4:00pm
Thursday, March 17                                           4:00 - 9:30pm
Friday, March 18                                               2:00 - 9:30pm
Saturday, March 19                                          12:00 - 6:30pm

For Art Dubai 2016, Leila Heller Gallery marks its new gallery in Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue by presenting works by two leading contemporary Arab artists—Ahmed Alsoudani and Moataz Nasr. Combining photography, installation, and sculpture, the booth brings the creative genius of these two artists into visual dialogue. The booth will be anchored by two bronze sculptures by Alsoudani, marking his recent foray into the genre. Accompanying those will be wall sculptures in which Nasr reinvents the calligraphic tradition using ordinary materials like neon and matches. While deeply rooted in Arab iconography and history, Alsoudani and Nasr’s art creates a universal visual language speaking to a broader timeless, humanistic condition.


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PO Box 410683
Al Quoz 1, Dubai, UAE
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Monday, March 14, 2016

Julian Schnabel , Blum & Poe, Los Angeles March 18 - April 30, 2016 Opening reception: Friday, March 18, 6 – 8pm

Julian Schnabel
Infinity on Trial 
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
March 18 - April 30, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, March 18, 6 – 8pm

Los AngelesBlum & Poe is pleased to present forty years of painting by artist Julian Schnabel. This exhibition marks Schnabel’s first solo presentation with Blum & Poe.

After a hiatus from the West Coast art scene for nearly a decade, this first exhibition at Blum & Poe takes the form of a concise overview of an exhilaratingly divergent painting practice—making a forceful case for the historical importance of Schnabel’s oeuvre, as well as his ever-growing relevance to a new generation of artists. 

Twelve important paintings made between 1975 and 2015 will be displayed in the ground floor gallery. Together these paintings make manifest the scope and depth of Schnabel’s work—his groundbreaking material experimentation, his exceptional formal range, and simultaneous mastery of both figurative and abstract idioms. Not only will this exhibition serve as an introduction to this artist’s legendary work for younger viewers, but it also positions Schnabel as one of the great auteurs of the postwar period

Transcending the question of recognizable style, Schnabel’s practice, while wildly heterogeneous, is connected together by his unmistakable personal vision—his distinctive aesthetic touch, the audacity and freedom of his varied gestures, the insistence on the physicality of his surfaces, and the unapologetic emotional inflection in all of his works. As Schnabel wrote in an attempt to locate his unique approach to making work, “feeling cannot be separated from intellect… what is expressed is a feeling of love for something that has already existed, a response to something already felt.”

Giving evidence to Schnabel’s singular authorship, the distilled selection of paintings includes: The Patients and the Doctors (1978), his first work deploying an abstracted mosaic of ceramic shards and sculptural picture planes; Jack the Bellboy (1975), an early wax painting that Schnabel considers his first mature painting; The Tunnel (Death of an Ant Near a Power Plant in the Country) (1982), an early painting made on found plywood in metric sizes that he bought in a lumber yard while working in Porto Ercole, Italy; Rebirth II (1986) a painting that incorporates an antique Kabuki theater backdrop; and The Edge of Victory (1987), a magisterial tableau made upon a tape-encrusted and stained boxing tarp from the old Gramercy Gym that Schnabel inscribed and painted with sweeping white marks. Without regard to chronology, this selection of radical, foundational pictures is hung in relationship to works from the past fifteen years. These more recent examples feature one of Schnabel’s Goat Paintings from 2015, from a series begun in 2012; a spray paint composition from 2014; an abstract “pink” painting made in 2015 from the sun-faded canopy Schnabel found in Mexico; and a regal full-length Portrait of Tatiana Lisovskaia As The Duquesa De Alba II (2014) referencing Goya.

Accompanying these compositions, the upstairs gallery features approximately forty drawings made between 1976 to the present that echo the formal and conceptual range of the paintings in the downstairs gallery.

In sum, this exhibition attempts to foreground the emotive punctum that runs throughout Schnabel’s work—otherwise stated, the wounding point or touching detail where his unconventional methods and materials are fused with emotive, tactile, and deeply narrative meaning.  Despite the range in dates in which these works have been made, looking at these pieces together reveal a consistent artistic “touch” or transformational element that Schnabel is able to imbue in the found materials he assimilates into his work.

Running throughout the exhibition is a pictorial vocabulary that is consistent throughout Schnabel’s career but takes on many forms. The trope of the white stroke—curvilinear swirls of white paint that often disrupt both figurative and abstract compositions—or the haphazard traces of splashed purple pigment are seen in numerous paintings selected in the show. Likewise, dedications, proper names, and other literary references in titles are used to evoke a narrative 'imaginary' that runs through Schnabel’s oeuvre.

As Schnabel wrote about the seminal painting Jack the Bellboy, featured in the last room of the exhibition, “The difference between the physical and pictorial elements of the painting confounded an easy viewing; it was hard to look at. It activated a sensation, like color blindness, that yielded a sensory disorder that I thought was an analogue for my emotional state. It was also about the third intangible element between the viewer and itself: the blind spot. It was like a sort of dyslexia where a letter’s proximity to another makes it disappear.”(1) In many ways Schnabel’s attempt to describe the alchemical reaction simultaneously generated by the retinal, conceptual, and emotional affects of his work could be applied to all of the paintings selected for this exhibition.

Schnabel’s work has been exhibited all over the world. His paintings, sculptures, and works on paper have been the subject of numerous exhibitions: the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1982); Tate Gallery, London (1982); Whitechapel Gallery, London (1987); Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (1987); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1987); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1987); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1987); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1987); Musée d’Art Contemporain de Nîmes, France (1989); Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich (1989); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (1989); Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (1989); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1989); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico (1994); Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (1995); Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (1996); Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main (2004); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2004); Rotonda della Besana, Milan (2007); Tabakalera, Donostia-San Sebastián (2007); Museo di Capodimonte, Naples (2009); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2010); Museo Correr, Venice (2011); J.F. Willumsens Museum, Frederikssund, Denmark (2013); Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich, CT (2013); Dallas Contemporary (2014); Dairy Art Centre, London (2014); Museu de Arte de São Paulo, (2014); NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, FL (2014); and University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor (2015).

1. Julian Schnabel, CVJ: Nicknames of Maitre D's and Other Excerpts from Life (New York: Random House, 1987)64.

Image: Julian Schnabel, The Edge of Victory, 1987
Gesso, gaffer tape, sweat and blood on boxing ring floor
, 136 x 192 inches.
© Julian Schnabel Studio, Private collection. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, 2727 S La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Blum & Poe, New York, 19 East 66th Street, New York, NY 10065
Blum & Poe, Tokyo, 1-14-34 Jingumaeshibuya, Tokyo, 150-0001

Concurrently on view
Blum & Poe, New York, Kazunori Hamana, Yuji Ueda, and Otani Workshop (through April 9)
Blum & Poe, Tokyo, Kishio Suga and Robert Morris (through May 7)

Los Angeles, Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm
New York, Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 6pm
Tokyo, Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Art Dubai, Design Days Winners

Ranim Orouk wins the Middle East Emergent Designer Prize

by Design Days Dubai

Ranim Orouk wins the Middle East Emergent Designer Prize
Van Cleef & Arpels, in collaboration with Tashkeel and Design Days Dubai, today named designer Ranim Oruock as this year’s winner of the prestigious the ‘Middle East Emergent Designer Prize’ for her lighting piece ‘Glow’.
Ranim’s ‘Glow’ is now on display at the Van Cleef & Arpels booth throughout Design Days Dubai (14-18 March).
The design, which responded to the theme of Nature, was inspired by the effervescence of a school of jellyfish. With a dual function as a ceiling chandelier, or floor lamp, the piece ‘Glow’, takes the form and function from the sea creature combining the production methods of traditional glassblowing and advanced digital fabrication of 3D printing. Spheres made of 3D printed glass are fused using curved acrylic rods that mimic the form of jellyfish legs. Once lit, the transmission of light throughout the piece emphasizes the radiance emitted from a bloom of jellyfish.
Ranim Orouk
Ranim received a prize of AED 30,000 to produce the final work and will also receive a 5-day trip to Paris to attend courses at the exclusive L’ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels, a school created to showcase the mechanisms behind the world of making jewelry and watchmaking, courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels.
 VCAWIN_1Ranim Orouk, ‘Glow’ process work
Theprize runner-Up title was awarded to Michael Rice’s Ceramic Design Inspired by DNA Helix and Sand Ripples. Michael, who specializes in ceramics, is currently an Associate Professor of Studio Art at the American University of Dubai.
 Vcawin _3Runner Up design ‘Genesis’ by Michael Rice
Design Days Dubai is now open at The Venue, Burj Boulevard from now until 18 March. Click here for opening hours.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Fridge Art Fair: The Fridge Freeze Project May 7-9 2016, Opening Grand Gala to benefit for Angel Orensanz Foundation May 7, 8-11 PM

Fridge Art Fair: The Fridge Freeze Project May 7-9 2016, Angel Orensanz Foundation
172 Norfolk St, New York, NY 10002

Opening Grand Gala to benefit for Angel Orensanz Foundation May 7, 8-11 PM

Fair Hours: 4-8 PM
Saturday, May 7, 11AM-11PM 
Sunday, May 8, 
Monday 10 AM - 5 PM 

Fridge Art Fair will be held at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, which is housed in the former Ansche Chesed Synagogue.  The building was constructed in 1849, in architectural integrity and the tradition of the German Reform Movement of the mid 19th century.  In addition to housing the Foundation and hosting some of the world’s most notable events the building remains in use as a house of worship and is the oldest surviving Synagogue in New York City.

Artist Eric Ginsburg http://www.worldoferic.com, founded fridge Art Fair as what was supposed to be a one-time event during Frieze Week in New York City in 2013.  It was founded as a means to make amends for a project he felt went h9orribly wrong in part because the participants in this project were unable to have 9fun.

Eric Ginsburg turned to his mentor artist and gallerist Kazuko Miymato for assistance with this project.  Kazuko Miymato not only provided assistance; she provided the gallery which she founded Gallery Onetwentyeight http://www.galleryonetwentyeight.org as the venue for the first Fridge Art Fair. 

For the 4th New York edition of Fridge Art Fair titled “The Fridge Freeze Project” and the 7th edition of the fair we are pleased to announce our partnership with the Angel Orensanz Foundation.   

The Fridge Freeze Project will feature artist Angel Orensanz http://www.angelorensanz.com will create a site specific installation for the fair which will be located in the main hall.
On the gallery floor Fridge Art Fair hits the ground running. With Galleries Artists and Collectives from all over the world highlighting “art for arts sake.”  
Eric Ginsburg, known for his “Funky-Fresh” Dog and Cat paintings New York based curator Linda DiGusta https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-digusta-2210515, Miami mainstay artist, gallerist and teacher Virginia Erdie (virginiaerdie.com) and web-maestro Dylan Green (landofgaj.com) return amongst others to anchor Fridge Art Fair, as do historic Gallery OneTwentyEight and our local charity, The Angel Orensaz Foundation. 

On Sunday (Mothers Day), Eric Ginsburg will be photographing your dog for a portrait commission benefitting BARC’s www.barcshelter.org animal rescue programs.  

Additional fair programs, hours and satellite locations to be announced...
Exhibitor and public information at fridgeartfair.com

Galleries. Collectives, organizations and artists are invited to apply at http://www.fridgeartfair.com to exhibit in the Fair.
The participants of Fridge Art Fair are encouraged to use their “booth space” and make it their own.   Fridge does not select each piece of art accepted fair participants are permitted to exhibit/sell at the fair.  

Fridge views the concept when the applicant is applying and the accepted applicants use this idea to set up their space.

 At Fridge we value the creative eye of all the fair participants with the belief that there is “something for everyone at Fridge.

Fridge specializes in customizing spaces to exhibitors’ needs to allow creative range of expression, curators will work with you on the space and costs once the application is approved, and there is no fee to apply.

Welcome to Fridge Art Fair NYC: The Fridge Freeze Project