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Erin Johnson (American, b.  1985) Digital stills from Heavy Water, 2018, Digital video © Erin Johnson

Telfair Museums Presents Contemporary Spotlight Exhibition with Erin Johnson

Released: October 17, 2018

SAVANNAH, GA. Telfair Museums presents a Contemporary Spotlight exhibition with artist Erin Johnson (American, b. 1985). The immersive video and sound installation titled Heavy Water is a new commission that resulted from the artist’s past year-and-a-half spent researching the region and learning about the complex relationships at the Savannah River Site (SRS).   On view October 5 through March 3, 2019, at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Heavy Water investigates the social and political implications of the SRS, specifically in relation to the free-ranging, wild dogs living on the site....


CAMA Gallery Majid Barzegar, Old Man, 2018

CAMA Gallery announces exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers in Los Angeles

Released: October 18, 2018

CAMA Gallery announces exhibition of renowned Iranian filmmakers in Los Angeles Time Lapse CAMA Gallery at The Container Yard, LA November 2 – November 14 2018 Private View: 2 November 2018, 8-11pm CAMA Gallery presents an exhibition of photographs by prestigious Iranian film directors. After enormous success in both London and Tehran, the exhibition will travel to the USA in November, to be shown at The Container Yard in Downtown Los Angeles. Time Lapse features the work of Cannes Film Festival award-winning directors Jafar Panahi and Abbas Kiarostami, Cann...


Paa Joe (1947, Ghana) [Fort] Gross-Friedrichsburg – Princestown.  1683 Brandenburg, 1717-24 Ahanta, 1724 Neths, 1872 Britain 2004–2005 and 2017 Accra, Ghana Emele wood and enamel 40 x 100 x 70 in.  Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York Photo © Paa Joe, courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

American Folk Art Museum presents PAA Joe: Gates of No Return beginning October 30, 2018

Released: October 17, 2018

(New York, NY, October 17, 2018) The exhibition Paa Joe: Gates of No Return will be presented at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) from October 30, 2018 to February 24, 2019. The exhibition will feature seven large-scale architectural models, created by artist Paa Joe (1947, Ghana), of still-existing castles and forts on the Gold Coast of West Africa, now Ghana. From the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries, these buildings were used as posts in the European gold trade and as way stations for more than six million Africans who were sold into slavery and sent on ships to the Americas an...


Still from WonderLust (Triana Davis).  © Jeffrey Gibson 2018.

Mississippi Museum of Art to Debut New Work by Jeffrey Gibson

Released: October 16, 2018

The Mississippi Museum of Art’s Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) is pleased to debut the results of a summer 2018 residency with New York-based contemporary artist Jeffrey Gibson, who is currently featured in the Museum’s exhibition Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer. An in-process edit of Gibson’s new video artwork, titled WonderLust, will be screened at the Museum in Jackson during a half-day program on Saturday, November 3 from 3-7 PM called “WonderLust: Materiality and Movement in Mississippi.” The approximately 15-minute long nonlinear video artwork features a diverse group of M...


ACA Galleries in New York, from Oct.  25 to Nov.  22, 2018, will present Faith Ringgold: The 70s

ACA Galleries to Exhibit 1970s Works by Faith Ringgold

Released: October 16, 2018

ACA Galleries in New York (Oct. 25 to Nov. 22) will present Faith Ringgold: The 70s, a solo exhibition featuring Ringgold's soft sculpture, tankas, political posters and abstractions. Much of this body of work has previously never been exhibited. Faith Ringgold, born 1930 in Harlem, is an artist, writer, activist and teacher. She is a role model for artists and scholars, and continues to influence and inspire others. Known for her oil paintings from the 1960s and her narrative story quilts, this exhibition explores a decade of work that reflects Ringgold's political activism and her pers...


Amanda Grieve - Muscle Memory

ARC Select: The Modern Muse

Released: October 16, 2018

There is also a third kind of madness, which is possession by the Muses, enters into a delicate and virgin soul, and there inspiring frenzy, awakens lyrical.... But he, who, not being inspired and having no touch of madness in his soul, comes to the door and thinks he will get into the temple by the help of art--he, I say, and his poetry are not admitted; the sane man is nowhere at all when he enters into rivalry with the madman. - Excerpt from Phaedrus by Plato The notion of the muse, originating in ancient Greece, stems from the mythological group of sister goddesses said to inspire...


Into the Wild Art Exhibition Now Open www.fusionartps.com

Fusion Art Announces the Winners of the Into the Wild International Art Exhibition

Released: October 15, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the first annual Into the Wild International Art Exhibition. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website and features awards in three categories: Traditional Art, Digital Art & Photography and 3-Dimensional Art. For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists were invited to share their best work depicting wildlife. The wildlife theme included any undomesticated animal species including any wild mammal, wild fish, wild bird or wild reptile. All artists, over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, we...


Detail of photograph: Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst with his sculpture, Capricorn, 1947.  © John Kasnetsis

Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde

Released: October 15, 2018

In London, Barbican Art Gallery’s pioneering autumn exhibition Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde showcases the creative output of over 40 artist couples active in the first half of the 20th century. Drawing on loans from private and public collections worldwide, this major interdisciplinary show features the work of painters, sculptors, photographers, architects, designers, writers, musicians and performers, shown alongside personal photographs, love letters, gifts and rare archival material. Among the highlights are legendary duos such as: Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp; ...


3D model of an exhibition view of Suspension at the Palais d'Iéna, Courtesy of Stéphane Deline

On View During FIAC Paris, 100 Years of Abstract Hanging Sculpture at Palais d'Iena

Released: October 14, 2018

Suspension - A History of Abstract Hanging Sculpture, 1918 – 2018 will present more than 50 works related to this little-known sculptural genre, produced by 30 artists - such as Duchamp, Calder, Neto and Antunes - of 15 different nationalities, across two exhibitions. Exceptional loans from institutions and collections around the world are presented for two months at Olivier Malingue in London and for two weeks in the 1500m2 space of the Palais d’Iéna in Paris, where an unprecedented dialogue will be created between the works and the modern classicism of the monumental space, designed and ...


"Putin (without Crimea)" 2014, ink on paper and collage, 38 x 18 inches

Spengler and the Decline of Russia

Released: October 13, 2018

100 years after the publication of "Decline of the West" by Oswald Spengler, a German historian and philosopher of history, Russian American Cultural Center presents "Spengler and the Decline of Russia", an exhibition of collages by Dmitry Borshch. The artist is trying to apply some of the historian's ideas about the West, including North America, to contemporary East, mainly Russia, parts of Russian-speaking Ukraine, Belarus. The first volume of Decline, published in 1818 and subtitled Form and Actuality, mentions Russia infrequently – once in a footnote where Spengler talks about its sep...


Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956), Abstract Composition No.  6, 1928, Gouache on paper laid to illustration board.  Est.  $8,000-12,000.

Auction of Fine Modern Art at Doyle

Released: October 08, 2018

Doyle's inaugural sale in the new category of Fine Modern Art will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10am. The sale offers works by a wide range of American, European, Asian and Latin American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Showcasing paintings, drawings, sculpture and fine prints with moderate estimates, this new sale category is certain to generate excitement among seasoned collectors and new buyers alike. This auction is a well rounded view of the modernist era from early American modernists like Abraham Walkowitz, to Abstract Expressionsit Hans Hofmann, and Cobra arti...


Michael Dolen, Circus Figures 921V, Mixed Media on Paper, 24''x 18''

The Eternal Circus of Michael Dolen

Released: October 13, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Michael Dolen in Michael Dolen: The Circus Series . The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Michael Dolen’s most recent work explores the theme of the circus: a site earmarked as being an imbricated network of activity, often involving rituals, risk, and sudden climaxes. Reflecting thi...


OK HYUN YOON, Untitled 20, Oil on Canvas, 28.5'' x 24''

OK HYUN YOON: Alive in the World

Released: October 13, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of OK HYUN YOON in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Painter OK HYUN YOON’s works visualize the intangible nature of memory; she considers the mental and emotional loss of memories by rendering the abstract concepts of absence and presence. Through minute dots of pa...


Siv Storøy, Keeper of Light, Mixed Media on Canvas, 33.5'' x 24''

Siv Storøy: Collage and Characterization

Released: October 13, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Siv Storøy in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist The works of Norwegian-born Siv Storøy are carefully crafted admixtures of photography, acrylics and ink. What makes their union possible is her reliance of digital media, in terms of which she blends these differen...


Paula Sayago Lundin, Fiery Dust, Acrylic on Canvas, 12'' x 12''

A World of Their Own: Paula Sayago Lundin and Animal Desires

Released: October 13, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Paula Sayago Lundin in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Driven by narrative, Paula Sayago Lundin builds intricate scenes with animal-like figures bubbling with passion and intrigue. The artist uses color like a veil, blinding us to some of her characters’ worst ...


Ana Riesser, A Change of Skin, White Alabaster, Shihuahuaco Wood, 29.5'' x 9'' x 7.5''

Primordial Beings: Sculpture from Ana Riesser

Released: October 13, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Ana Riesser in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Ana Riesser’s abstract sculptures employ organic shapes and sumptuous surfaces to allude to human bodies. Using diverse materials including alabaster, marble, and wood, the artist creates precarious compositions th...


Patricia Queiruga, Ensamble I, Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas, 39.5'' x 39.5''

The Embodied Abstraction of Patricia Queiruga

Released: October 13, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Patricia Queiruga in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Whether working in a figurative or an abstract mode, Argentinian artist Patricia Queiruga’s paintings always showcase the performance of a body engaged in the creation of a work. Sometime this reveals itself ...


Noriyoshi Morimoto, Beans 30-1, Acrylic on Canvas, 35'' x 35'' x 1.1''

Visceral and Sensory: Noriyoshi Morimoto

Released: October 13, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Noriyoshi Morimoto in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist In his gestural acrylic on canvas paintings, Japanese artist Noriyoshi Morimoto renders abstracted beans and seeds with thick, monochromatic strokes. The artist’s dynamic brushwork disappears and reemerges i...


Frank M Alba, Rebirth, Acrylic on Canvas, 48''x 36''

Visceral and Sensory: Noriyoshi Morimoto

Released: October 13, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Frank M. Alba in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist The paintings of Frank M. Alba hover somewhere between allegory and fantasy. When he represents objects and entities familiar to the viewer, he portrays them in such a way that their unusual connotations are stri...


Martha Jimenez, With the Soul on Her, Bronze, 7.5'' x 6.5''x 3.5''

Martha Jimenez: Contextualizing Art as an Experience

Released: October 13, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Martha Jimenez in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Creating a sizable body of work that ranges over a variety of media—from paintings to sculptures, to ceramics, to etchings—Martha Jimenez is interested in the anthropology underlying the works she makes as much ...


Anton Hoeger, Bonjour, Oil on Linen, 78'' x 39''

Anton Hoeger: Visions of Fortitude

Released: October 13, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Anton Hoeger in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Through his large-scale, hyper-realistic oil paintings, German artist Anton Hoeger seamlessly reconciles our past and present through his interpretation of an imaginary future. Hoeger’s subjects are at once indisc...


Larry Greenberg, Opus 434, Oil on Canvas, 25'' x 24''

Larry Greenberg: Excavation of the Internal

Released: October 13, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Larry Greenberg in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Larry Greenberg’s figures live in dark caves and “infinite voids”, wrestling with feelings of loneliness and despair. Inspired by his childhood, the artist uses drawing and painting to explore themes of social ...


Dora Duran,Orchid, Oil on Canvas, 24'' x 18''

Dora Duran: Painting, Process, and Product

Released: October 13, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Dora Duran in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist The paintings of Dora Duran are an exponent of the high Modernist tradition that was part and parcel of what came to be called Abstract Expressionism. This movement has for so long been known for pure abstraction th...


Fiz Dominguez, The Poor Girl, Oil on Canvas, 71''x 71''

Dream Scenes: Paintings by Fiz Dominguez

Released: October 13, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Fiz Dominguez in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist In his oil paintings, Madrid born artist Fiz Dominguez blurs the boundaries of abstraction and portraiture. His gestural works leave swaths of canvas raw and exposed, and he captures facial features and bodies us...


María de Echevarría, Exodus #2, Oil over Acrylic on Canvas, 24'' x 20''x 1.5''

Maria de Echevarria: The Poetics of Space

Released: October 13, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of María de Echevarría in Mystery as Muse. The exhibition opens October 13 and runs through November 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 18 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist María de Echevarría’s paintings incorporate a host of influences, which she then distills and makes her own. Her unique take on abstraction prefers the landscape; yet de Echevarría’s landscapes have an emot...


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