Thursday, August 25, 2016

F L O W E R P O W E R ends September 2, 2016 K E N I S E B A R N E S F I N E A R T 1947 PALMER AVENUE, LARCHMONT, NEW YORK

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F L O W E R  P O W E R                           ends September 2, 2016

Waddy Armstrong, Charles Clary, June Edmonds, Cara Enteles, David Konigsberg, Jill Parisi, Melanie Parke, Mary Judge, Margaret Lanzetta, Roger Ricco, Francis Sills

fall exhibitions open September 17, 2016

gallery I: Melanie Parke - A Voice in Every Object

gallery II: Sarah Morejohn and Jessica Maffia - Multitude 

project space: Nan Ring - An Intimate History of Milkweed
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A call to Long Island Artists Submit work by September 22/ exhibit your work



Haines Gallery opening Sept 3rd.

On view now through Saturday, September 3, 2016 

Installation view of Taha Heydari: Corrupted, Haines Gallery, 2016

Installation view of The Stand-Ins, Haines Gallery, 2016



September 8 - October 22, 2016

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 8
5:30 - 7:30 pm 

Right: David Simpson, Coast Stripe, 1961, oil on canvas, 74.5 x 52.5 inches
Andy Goldsworthy Wall Turns 20

Andy Goldsworthy installed the Haines Gallery Clay Wall, comprised of California red clay and human hair, in November 1996. Goldsworthy says "I knew that the clay would crack, but I didn't know whether it would stay attached [to the wall]. To my surprise it remains fixed to this day despite the occasional earthquake." The piece is intended as an ephemeral work and will eventually fall, but for now
it stands strong!

Andy Goldsworthy, Haines Gallery Clay Wall,1996
  Monir, Untitled (Triangle within Circle), 2005

The 11th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea will include works by Haines artist Monir, whose mirrored mosaics, reverse-glass painting, and works on paper recall both ancient Persian traditions and the reductive abstraction of the 20th century. Her works have been exhibited at major institutions worldwide, most recently in a career retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. 

The Eighth Climate (What does art do?) 
September 2 - November 6, 2016

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Elmhurst Art Museum : INFLATABLE CONTEMPORARY ART September 10 – November 27, 2016


September 10 – November 27, 2016



Elmhurst Art Museum proudly presents the Midwest premiere of BLOW UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art, an exploration of air as a sculptural medium. The exhibition, organized by California-based Bedford Gallery, investigates the imaginative ways that artists use air as a tool for creating large-scale sculpture and opens a dialogue about pop culture and social norms. The exhibition will be on display from September 10 – November 27, 2016.

While inflatable objects are typically associated with advertising, children’s entertainment or holiday decorations, the format has been appropriated by a diverse group of artists to explore complex subjects such as identity, materialism and war. Playing with scale, color and the

inherent light-heartedness of balloons, the selected artists produce a wide variety of sculptural forms, from Lewis deSoto’s 26-foot-long sleeping Buddha to Claire Ashley’s colorful abstract shapes.  In addition to works by Ashley (Chicago) and deSoto (Napa, CA), the traveling exhibition includes major works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude (New York), Gary Baseman (Los Angeles), Lee Boroson (New York), Nick Cave (Chicago), Patrick Flibotte (New York), Joshua Allen Harris(New York), Billie Grace Lynn (Miami), Guy Overfelt (San Francisco), and Momoyo Torimitsu (Tokyo/New York).

“Thanks to the internet and our global economy, artists today have access to an almost limitless toolbox of media and materials, encouraging ever more creative expressions of their ideas,”
said Jenny Gibbs, Elmhurst Art Museum executive director.  Inflatables allow artists to think big with the medium's ease of transport, lightness and relative low cost. Several of the works in 'Blow Up' explore serious issues within gender roles, spirituality and politics, contrasting the weightiness of the content with the lightness of the material.  Patrick Guy Overfelt’s 'Untitled' is a life-size inflatable replica of the iconic car in 'Smokey and The Bandit', literally making light of the overblown masculinity of American pop culture.  Momoyo Torimitsu’s 'Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable' expresses her discomfort with Japan's 'Hello Kitty' culture by forcing two enormous smiling bunnies into a space which is too small for them, a comment on the constricting cultural expectations of Japanese women in what the artist describes as "the cuteness syndrome."

Presented alongside Blow Up: Inflatable Contemporary Art, will be the World Premiere of Birth Death Breath an opera "performed" by inflatable Christmas lawn decorations in various stages of inflation and deflation. Conceived, written and staged by Chicago artists Diane Christiansen and Jeanne Dunning, visitors are invited to move amongst the various inflatable characters as they rise from the ground and begin to sing, seeming to come back to life. In a way that is simultaneously humorous and heartfelt, the installation explores timeless existential questions about the meaning of life and the incomprehensibility of death. Birth Death Breath will be performed at Elmhurst Art Museum from September 22 to November 27, 2016.

Public Programs

BLOW UP Members Preview and Reception
Friday, September 9 — 5pm

BLOW UP Family Weekend
Saturday, September 10 — 12pm
Celebrate the opening of BLOW UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art with a weekend of hands-on art projects, balloon animals and a bouncy castle.

Performance: Double Disco by Artist Claire Ashley
Saturday, September 10 — 1pm

Performance: Double Disco by Artist Claire Ashley
Saturday, September 10 — 2pm
Performance: Double Disco by Artist Claire Ashley
Saturday, September 10 — 2pm

Guided Tour of Exhibitions
Saturday, October 15 — 1pm

Family Workshop: “Inflate & Create” with Artist Claire Ashley
Saturday, October 22 — 2pm

Guided Tour of Exhibitions
Saturday, November 12 — 1pm

Blow Up: Inflatable Contemporary Art was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions, Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA. This exhibition was made possible by a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts, plus major support is provided by The City of Elmhurst Community Grant Program.

About Elmhurst Art Museum
Elmhurst Art Museum is located at 150 Cottage Hill Avenue in Elmhurst (IL), 25 minutes from downtown Chicago by car or public transportation (Metra). The Museum is both an international destination for Mies van der Rohe scholars and fans and a regional center where people from Chicago and the western suburbs learn to see and think differently through the study of the art, architecture and design of our time.

The Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11am – 5pm (7pm on Fridays). Admission is $8 ($7 for seniors) and free for students and children under the age of 18.Tuesday is open for tours only.

For more information, please call 630.834.0202 or visit

The 11th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week, New York, September 8 - November 18, 2016

The 11th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week expands to a full season, offering cutting-edge exhibitions, receptions, performances, discussions & festivities at leading Consortium Partner museums & galleries citywide!

(New York, September 8 - November 18, 2016)

Not-to-be-Missed Highlights
- an unprecedented overview of contemporary art from China in New York City this fall, including the first US retrospective for Zou Wou-ki (Asia Society); newly commissioned works by 6 major emerging artists, co-organized by Xiaoyu Weng & Ho Hanru (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum); a striking installation by Wu Jian'an (Chambers Fine Arts), plus work by the infamous Ai Weiwei (Lisson Gallery); South & Southeast Asia and its diaspora is represented by prominent artists- Amina Ahmed (Twelve Gates Arts), Jitish Kallat(Philadelphia Museum of Art), Rasheed Araeen (Aicon Gallery), Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan(Sundaram Tagore Gallery), Zarina Hashmi (DAG Modern), and Reena Saini Kallat (MoMA);Solo exhibitions for women artists known for their community-engaged, multidisciplinary performance-based practices include Mariam Ghani (Ryan Lee Gallery), Mierle Laderman Ukeles (Queens Museum), and Arahmaiani (with an opening night performance at Tyler Rollins Fine Art). Multiple symposiums and lectures across the city contextualize artists and historical timelines, such as Turner Prize winner Simon Starling on his expansive Noh Theater installation (Japan Society). Other timely & provocative ACAW co-organized programs feature a panel on the life and philosophy of Arakawa (with Reversible Destiny Foundation, hosted at Artnet), an evening with Palestine-based artists and architects Sandi Hilal & Alessandro Petti (with ArteEast), and a private mid-season kickoff reception for ACAW, generously hosted by Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Foundation
A full agenda is now available at: 
Signature Forum 
FIELD MEETING: Thinking Practice 
November 11 & 12, hosted at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum & Asia Society

With performances, lecture-performances, and lively discussions by over 30 creative compelling figures including Shezad Dawood (London), Jennifer Wen Ma (Beijing & New York), Jonas Staal (Amsterdam), Mami Kataoka (Tokyo), Sarah Rifky (Cairo & Boston), Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme (Ramallah & New York), Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige (Beirut), and many more. For full speaker lineup, profiles and curatorial narrative, click here
Curated by ACAW Director Leeza Ahmady
Space is limited and advance registration is required. Register to attend here!

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Consortium Partners & Participating Institutions: Asia Society Museum / ArteEast / Asia Art Archive in America / Japan Society / The Metropolitan Museum of Art / MoMA | Museum of Modern Art / Queens Museum / Rubin Museum of Art / Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Foundation / +91 Foundation / Reversible Destiny Foundation / Twelve Gates Arts / Aicon Gallery / Art Projects International / Chambers Fine Art / DAG Modern / Doosan Gallery / Lisson Gallery / Owen James Gallery / Ronin Gallery / Roya Khadjavi Projects / Ryan Lee Gallery / Sundaram Tagore Gallery / Tyler Rollins Fine Art / Ab-Anbar Gallery (Tehran) / Alserkal Avenue (Dubai) / Edouard Malingue Gallery (Hong Kong) / Exhibit320 (New Delhi) / Galeri Zilberman (Istanbul) / Ink Studio (Beijing) / Richard Koh Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur) / Space Station (Beijing) / Mori Art Museum (Tokyo) / Otto Zoo Gallery (Milan) / The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation / Sa Sa Bassac (Phnom Penh) / The Third Line Gallery (Dubai) / Kadist Art Foundation / APA Institute NYU / Philadelphia Museum of Art / Sotheby's

Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) is a collaborative curatorial & educational initiative of Asia Contemporary Art Consortium, fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) 

Images: 1. Sandi Hilal & Alessandro Petti, Concrete Tent, Photo by Anna Sara/Campus in Camps. Courtesy of ArteEast
2. Wafaa Bilal, The Things I Could Tell, installation, 2015. Copyright Wafaa Bilal. Courtesy Artpace & Driscoll Babcock Galleries