PAMM, Pérez Art Museum Miami – Sept. 19, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015
This is Beatriz’s first major U.S. retrospective and will feature over 40 large-scale abstract paintings, collages and screenprints inspired by Brazilian and European Modernism, Baroque forms, popular culture, and the decorations of Carnival. During the early 1990s, the artist developed an unusual painting technique, in which she adhered separate images executed in acrylic paint—such as flowers, arabesques, lace patterns or peace-signs—onto canvases in a style that references collage, graffiti, and plastic decals. This practice results in richly textured surfaces that appear prematurely aged. The exhibition will examine Milhazes’s evolution from softer, more decorative forms to harder-edged abstraction. Several Durham Press prints will be featured as well!
Worcester Art Museum – October 8, 2014 – March 1, 2015
Polly Apfelbaum’s exhibition for the Worcester Art Museum will focus on the 1990s and will include a selection of her rarely seen early synthetic velvet and fabric dye works which developed into her now-iconic floor installations (or “fallen paintings”), exemplified by Blow-Up (1997) in the Museum’s collection.
The Baltimore Museum of Art – September 21, 2014-April 12, 2015
An exhibition of 26 prints from a diverse group of artists, this new show explores the relationship between high and low art by reimagining the visual language of popular culture. Featured artists include Wangechi Mutu, Amy Cutler, Chitra Ganesh, and Enrique Chagoya.
Levitated Mass is a film documenting the installation, transportation and sensation of Michael Heizer’s monolithic sculpture: Levitated Mass: The film was created by Doug Pray and the sculpture is installed at LACMA. The film, which opened to rave reviews, can be viewed at the following:
|Los Angeles, CA||Landmark Nuart||Opens September 5, 2014|
|Pasadena, CA||Laemmle Playhouse 7||September 13 – 14, 2014|
|Seattle, WA||SIFF Cinema||September 26 – 28, 2014|
|Howell, MI||Historic Howell Theater||October 2 – 5 & 21 – 24, 2014|
|San Diego, CA||Media Arts San Diego||October 4 – 8, 2014|
|Portland, OR||Northwest Film Center||October 5 – 6, 2014|
|Santa Fe, NM||CCA Cinematheque||Opens October 10, 2014|
|Chicago, IL||Gene Siskel Film Center||October 24 – 30, 2014|
|New York, NY||Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center||Opens November 14, 2014|
Paul Kasmin Gallery – Currently to October 25, 2014
“HIGH SPEED DRAWINGS demonstrates Nares’ masterful ability to capture precise moments in time and extend them through visual representation. In his new body of work, Nares introduces a new technique, using Chinese ink on paper to create rippling lines of various widths.
In a similar fashion to his Brushstroke paintings and ROAD PAINT series, Nares re-appropriates mechanical tools to create his artworks. He utilizes a spinning steel drum, powered by a motor. As the drum, with paper fastened to it, rotates, the artist draws lines of ink using paintbrushes he has created specifically for this body of work. As a result of the spinning drum and the artist’s precise movements, each band takes its own form. Nares’ artworks showcase his exploration on the subject of movement; some drawings he creates with one steady line, others from a continuously repeating stroke, but all manifest a careful choreography of spontaneity and control.”
Read James Nares “High Speed Drawings” article
Gallerie Nathalie Obadia – September 11th – October 28th
A solo exhibition at Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Paris, including works from the Femme au Divan II exhibition in Monaco earlier this summer, a new selection of paintings, collages, and new film installation will be on view.’
Kavi Gupta Gallery – September 19 – November 15, 2014
I Was Born to do Great Things, at Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago continues the exploration of my mother and muse, Sandra Bush. Following the film Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman (2012), the exhibition acts as a portrait of my mother through her belongings. Taking the form of a domestic installation, the exhibition will include a series of bronze works cast from these personal items. Carrying great significance to both mother and daughter, these articles of clothing and jewelry are destroyed through this process of casting and are preserved and transformed into highly finished objects of nostalgia and memory.