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Raven Servellon, "Fractalverse", Ink on Paper, 18 x 24 in, 2016

Emerging Self-Taught Artist Creates "Optrickal Delusions" at Coagula Curatorial

Released: August 9, 2016

RAVEN SERVELLON – VELVET SUNFLOWER September 3 – October 2, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 3 from 7-11pm Coagula Curatorial is pleased to present new works by Raven Servellon in her second solo show with the gallery. A self-taught artist based in Los Angeles, Raven Servellon creates "optrickal delusions" using marker and ink on paper, layering intricate & playful imagery which interweave a multitude of references, both political and personal. Raven Servellon considers her labor intensive drawings as the next generation of Op Art.  They certainly are optic...

Stan Brodsky, Roaming Hues, 2016, oil and paint stick on canvas, 24 x 20

Lawrence Fine Art to Present "Works in Progress: Artists in their 80s and 90s"

Released: August 10, 2016

Lawrence Fine Art will open "Works in Progress: Artists in their 80s and 90s" with a reception on August 20 from 6:30-9:00 pm. The group show will include work by Stan Brodsky, Paul Resika, Harriette Joffe, Athos Zacharias, Amaranth Ehrenhalt and Diana Kurz. The show concludes a series of exhibitions and presentations also called "Works in Progress." "'Works in Progress', a season-long series of exhibitions, showcases artists pushing forward beyond already full careers," explained Gallery Director Howard Shapiro. “The art market is so hyper-contemporary today. People tend to equate conte...

"Art for Animals" Juried Art Competition for Charity

Call for Art: Fusion Art to host "Art for Animals" Juried Art Exhibition for Charity

Released: August 7, 2016

Fusion Art is pleased to announce that it will host an “Art for Animals” juried art exhibition to support local Coachella Valley animal welfare organizations. The gallery has partnered with SNIP, the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, The Living Desert, Animal Samaritans, and the Humane Society of the Desert to host a charity art exhibition during the month of December 2016. All five organizations are 501(3)(c) nonprofits that are committed to the humane treatment of all animals and the preservation of life through no-kill philosophies. A juried art competition will be held from July 20th th...

"Cityscapes" International Juried Art Exhibition Opens August 1, 2016

Cityscapes International Online Juried Art Exhibition is Now Open

Released: August 7, 2016

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of its August 2016 International Online Juried Art Exhibition, “Cityscapes.” The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website. Opening on August 1st, the “Cityscapes” exhibition featured awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. For this competition artists and photographers worldwide were encouraged to share their artistic vision of the theme “Cityscapes,” which included any art or photography that depicted cities, towns, urban scenes and any related metropolitan subjects. The artwork...

Hung Liu, Not in Kansas, 2016, oil on canvas, 96 x 120 inches.

Hung Liu: American Exodus to Open at Nancy Hoffman Gallery

Released: August 7, 2016

The first show of the Fall season at Nancy Hoffman Gallery, entitled “American Exodus,” new oil paintings and watercolors by Hung Liu, opens on September 8 and continues through October 22. This is the artist’s first body of work addressing American subject matter, images of the Dustbowl and Depression after photographs of Dorothea Lange. Jeff Kelley has written about this exhibition, which is accompanied by a catalogue with three essays, and an interview with the artist. “American Exodus” Hung Liu is primarily known as a painter of Chinese subjects, typically from the 19th and 20th cent...

OPEN CALL to ARTISTS: Win A SOLO Show, "Sweet 16" Juried Show

Released: August 5, 2016

SWEET 16 2016 Juried Show Sixteen Artists will be selected for the exhibit and ONE artist will win a SOLO SHOW at COAGULA CURATORIAL Gallery in Los Angeles JUROR: Andi Campognone (Director/Chief Curator, Museum of Art & History, Lancaster) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Entry Fee: $24 Enter by August 27 to submit two images for the juror to see CLICK HERE TO ENTER - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - This is our second annual juried show.  The 2015 Juried show TEN TOP ARTISTS was j...

Figure with printer’s tray, 1989, Courtesy of artist and PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX

Geof Kern: Life, Death, Beauty and Garbage, Selected Work Pictures 1987-1997

Released: August 5, 2016

PDNB Gallery is pleased and honored to present Geof Kern's second solo exhibition this fall. It will highlight work from 1987-1997. This time frame marks one of Geof Kern's (b. 1950, New York City) most recognized periods of innovative fashion/advertising/editorial photography in his career.  His photographs are conceptual, often including surrealist references. Kern manipulated the medium (pre-photoshop) using multiple exposure, collage, photo sculpture and dioramas that soon catapulted his presence in the commercial photography world.  During this remarkable decade, his clients i...

Leo Villareal, Buckyball, 2015

Phillips Presents LIGHT/SOURCE

Released: August 5, 2016

Phillips is pleased to announce LIGHT/SOURCE, a selling exhibition that will be on view in New York this summer. Featuring works from nine artists, including Olafur Eliasson, Sanford Biggers, Nick Cave, and Tracey Emin, this exhibition aims to explore the complex relationship between works of art using light and the contemporary viewer. LIGHT/SOURCE will be on view at 450 Park Avenue until 26 August.   Arnold Lehman, Senior Advisor to the Chairman & CEO and curator of the exhibition, said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring together works by these esteemed artists a...

Emory Douglas, Paperboy Remix, 2013.  Courtesy of Emory Douglas Artist Rights Society (ARS), NY.  Photo courtesy of Art Resource, NY.

Identity Politics at American University Museum This Fall

Released: August 4, 2016

On the eve of historic presidential election, early fall shows explore American identities. Early fall exhibits at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center are open Sept. 6 through Oct. 23. It Takes a Nation: Art for Social Justice with Emory Douglas and the Black Panther Party, AFRICOBRA, and Contemporary Washington Artists, in the museum’s Alper Initiative for Washington Art space, features a wide-ranging exhibit of political and visual content providing a cross-generational conversation of social justice in America. On display for the first time in Washington, D.C.,...

Diana Thater, "Untitled (Butterfly Videowall #2), 2008.  Five flat screen LCD monitors, two flourescent light fixtures, and Lee filters; Dimensions variable; Museum purchase with funds from the Acquisitions Committee and the Lipman Family Foundation.

"Indestructible Wonder" at SJMA marks debuts of new acquisition by Diana Thater, commission by Evan Holm.

Released: August 4, 2016

The San Jose Museum of Art will explore the precarious relationship between nature and humanity in the exhibition Indestructible Wonder, on view August 18, 2016 – January 29, 2017. Drawn primarily from SJMA’s permanent collection, the exhibition includes works by artists who observe and reflect on the natural world as well as those who document humanity’s impact on the environment.   “Contemporary artists have long been moved by a primal reverence for nature and thus also prompted to raise questions about our rampant impact on the earth’s fragile ecosystems,” said Rory Padeken, associa...

Lot 1731: Manuel Marin Painted Metal Tabletop Sculpture, $2,500 – 3,500


Released: August 4, 2016

Lambertville, NJ - Thursday, August 25 through Saturday, August 27, Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold unreserved auctions of Jewelry, Early 20th Century Design and Modern Design.   “Our Unreserved Auctions are always full of fun and interesting art and design, and our August 2016 sale is no exception,” says Michael Ingham, Director of Rago’s Unreserved Department, “Many of the items up for sale appeal to the youngster in all of us and afford a rare opportunity to reuse, upcycle and otherwise breathe new life into timeless designs.”   Unreserved Jewelry: Thursday, August 25 at ...

Gerhard Richter, A.B., Still, 1986.

Sotheby's to Offer Ames Collection With Star Works by Richter, de Kooning

Released: August 3, 2016

Sotheby’s has announced The Triumph of Painting: The Steven and Ann Ames Collection, the landmark sale of the New York autumn 2016 auction season. The collection, which stands as a peerless survey of art produced in this generation, was assembled by Steven and Ann Ames, New York patrons of the arts, philanthropists and collectors. The Triumph of Painting will be offered in dedicated sequences within Sotheby’s sales of Contemporary Art on 17 & 18 November. Collectors and art enthusiasts around the world are welcome to view highlights in Los Angeles, Hong Kong and London through Septembe...

Vik Muniz (American/Brazilian, born 1961).  Khyber Pass, Self-Portrait as an Oriental, after Rembrandt from the Pictures of Junk series, 2005.  Chromogenic print.  High Museum of Art, Atlanta, with funds from the H.B.  and Doris Massey Charitable Trust, 2005.288.  Art © Vik Muniz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Vik Muniz Retrospective Opens This Fall at the Eskenazi Museum of Art

Released: August 3, 2016

The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University serves as the only Midwest venue for a major mid-career retrospective of the celebrated contemporary photographer Vik Muniz in fall 2016. Co-organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Vik Muniz covers more than twenty-five years of the imaginative artist's career and features over 80 photographs, including many of Muniz's most recent works. The exhibition will travel internationally following its presentation at the Eskenazi Museum of Art from October 1, 2016 through...

Sculpture (foreground) by Yayoi Kusama, 2015 edition of Seattle Art Fair.  Photo, Seattle Met.

Exhibitor Highlights From This Weekend's Seattle Art Fair

Released: August 3, 2016

Seattle Art Fair, presented by AIG, shares exhibitor highlights, along with specific times of performances in its Projects and Talks program for its second edition, running August 4-7 at CenturyLink Field Event Center. The Seattle Art Fair 2016, co-produced by Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. and Art Market Productions, will feature over 80 exhibitors. The fair will kick off with the Beneficiary Preview, proceeds benefitting the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), on Thursday, August 4 at 5:30pm, followed by the official Opening Night Preview starting at 8:30pm. The fair continues August 5-7, with a dive...

Country Fields with a Barn Red


Released: August 3, 2016

Berry Campbell presents an exhibition of over twenty recent paintings by Joyce Weinstein. Weinstein’s new works are both gutsy and minimalist in her use of florescent and brooding colors, energetic scrawls, and open fields of raw linen.  Weinstein’s exhibition opened Thursday, July 28, 2016 and runs through August 26, 2016.  A highly respected New York artist who has been in numerous national and international exhibitions, Joyce Weinstein creates dynamic works in which abstraction obscures hints of the natural world. Nature is most apparent in her use of light, which she creates using ...

Ellsworth Kelly, American, 1923-2015, Diagonal with Curve XII, 1980, oil on linen, 74 1/8 x 53 1/4 inches, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York, The Feibes & Schmitt Collection, ©Ellsworth Kelly.  Courtesy of Ellsworth Kelly Studio.

The Hyde Collection Receives $11 Million Gift of Modern Art, Cash

Released: August 2, 2016

The Hyde Collection announced Tuesday it received the largest donation since Charlotte Pruyn Hyde bequeathed her home and artwork to establish the Museum in 1952. The gift is also believed to be one of the largest gifts to any Capital Region arts institution in over a decade. Art collector, architect, and Schenectady resident Werner Feibes provided a major bequest of art and cash totaling more than $11 million. With the gift, The Hyde will create a new 1,500 square foot gallery dedicated to the display of Modern and Contemporary art. Named in honor of the donor and his late partner, the ...

Video still from Contrapposto Studies, I through VII, 2016, by Bruce Nauman (Courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York) © Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Philadelphia Museum of Art Will Present New Work by Bruce Nauman

Released: August 2, 2016

Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies, I through VII September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 The Philadelphia Museum of Art will premiere an ambitious new project this fall by Bruce Nauman, one of the most radical and revered artists of our time. Since the 1960s, Nauman’s work has questioned the very nature of what constitutes art and being an artist, probed the possibilities of the body as subject and tool for performance, and explored the relationship between language and meaning. A pioneer of performance art, durational practices, and time-based media, Nauman has established a conce...

Cornelia Parker, Hanging Fire (Suspected Arson), 1999.  Wire, mesh, pins, nails, 144 × 60 × 72 inches (365.8 × 152.4 × 182.9 cm).  Gift of Barbara Lee, The Barbara Lee Collection of Art by Women.  Photo: Charles Mayer Photography.  © 2016 Cornelia Parker

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Presents "First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA"

Released: August 1, 2016

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) celebrates its first decade of collecting and the tenth anniversary in its Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed facility with the largest and most ambitious presentation of its collection to date. First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA features over 100 works by seminal artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Louise Bourgeois, Nick Cave, Paul Chan, Marlene Dumas, Eva Hesse, Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker, and Andy Warhol. Occupying the entirety of the museum’s east galleries, First Light combines audience favorites with new acquisit...

Jamillah James

The Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles Appoints New Curator

Released: August 2, 2016

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) announces Jamillah James as its new curator. James joins ICA LA after serving as Assistant Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, where she organized exhibitions and programs at Art + Practice, an arts and social services foundation in Leimert Park established by artist Mark Bradford. James’s appointment marks the first hire after ICA LA announced in May its identity change (formerly the Santa Monica Museum of Art) and relocation to the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles. James began her position with ICA LA on August 1.   ...

Aquarela Sabol exhibits her work along with fellow artists: Alessandro Abate, Nate Dee, Rei Ramirez and Teepop of the Little Haiti Mural Project curated by Yuval Ofir.

Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show Announces 2016 “At Home with Art” Ambassador Artists

Released: August 2, 2016

23 South Florida artists have been chosen to be featured in the “At Home Art” showcase area of the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show. The Home Show takes place Labor Day Weekend from September 2-6, 2016 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The #AtHomewithArt feature area is an opportunity for show-goers to meet South Florida artists and see a sample of their work. Artists are selected through a submission process, based on not only their commitment to their profession, but also their dedication to the Visual Arts Community. This commitment is reflected in their work in education or ...

Nicolas Gujer

Collector’s Choice! - 6. Mixed Art at Basel Art Center Switzerland

Released: August 2, 2016

Collector’s Choice! September 1-3, 2016 Basel Art Center, Switzerland by Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund In the heart of Basel, the city where Art Basel was founded by Basel Gallerist Ernst Beyeler, Mixed Art Basel showcases innovative new art in an elegant, gallery-style exhibition space of Art Basel Center, Hall 33.   The juried, contemporary charity art event, organized by Gallery Director and Chiefcurator Priska Medam, is featuring an international slate of artists from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, among them Herbert Beyer, Elke Bührmann, Martin Christen, Mike Coleman, Ch...

Winter Country Fields with a White

Joyce Weinstein - Recent Paintings

Released: July 28, 2016

JOYCE WEINSTEIN OPENS AT BERRY CAMPBELL NEW YORK, NEW YORK, JULY 21, 2016 - Berry Campbell is pleased to present an exhibition of over twenty recent paintings by Joyce Weinstein. Weinstein’s new works are both gutsy and minimalist in her use of florescent and brooding colors, energetic scrawls, and open fields of raw linen.  Weinstein’s exhibition opens Thursday, July 28, 2016 and runs through August 26, 2016 with an opening reception on Thursday, July 28 from 6 to 8 pm. A highly respected New York artist who has been in numerous national and international exhibitions, Joyce Weinstei...

Kara Walker, The Nigger Huck Finn Pursues Happiness Beyond the Narrow Constraints of your Overdetermined Thesis on Freedom - Drawn and Quartered by Mister Kara Walkerberry, with Condolences to The Authors, 2010.  Cut paper and paint on wall and gouache and ink on paper, Approximately 57 feet, 16 cut paper elements, dimensions variable; 7 framed works on paper, each 11 1/2 x 15 inches (29.2 x 38.1 cm).  The Barbara Lee Collection of Art by Women.  Courtesy the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Ne

ICA/Boston to Open Its Largest Collection Presentation on Aug. 17

Released: August 1, 2016

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) celebrates its first decade of collecting and the tenth anniversary in its Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed facility with the largest and most ambitious presentation of its collection to date. First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA features over 100 works by seminal artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Louise Bourgeois, Nick Cave, Paul Chan, Marlene Dumas, Eva Hesse, Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker, and Andy Warhol. Occupying the entirety of the museum's east galleries, First Light combines audience favorites with new acquisit...

Damien Hirst, "Chicken," 1999, screenprint, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (Gift of The Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, Washington, DC)

Damien Hirst's "The Last Supper" Presented at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, August 13, 2016, through January 1, 2017

Released: July 27, 2016

Washington, DC—The Last Supper (1990), a series of 13 monumental prints by British artist Damien Hirst, was acquired by the National Gallery of Art from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 2015. Hirst was among the most prominent of the Young British Artists—or YBAs, as they are known—who revitalized the British art scene in the 1990s. In The Last Supper, he wittily explores the role of faith, viewing it in relation to art, medicine, and religion. Never before shown in Washington in its entirety, the visually arresting Last Supper series will be installed in the West Building Concourse Gallery ...

Fusion Art's "Waterscapes" International Juried Art Exhibition

Fusion Art Announces "Waterscapes" International Juried Art Competition

Released: July 22, 2016

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for “Waterscapes,” its September 2016 international online juried art exhibition. For this competition artists and photographers worldwide are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of Waterscapes. The Waterscapes theme includes any art or photography which depicts any type of body of water including the ocean, lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, etc. The theme includes coastal living, any ocean activities, seaside vistas, beaches, and any related seashore or lakeside subjects. It can also include rain, pu...

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