On View: Polly Apfelbaum @ L’art dans les chapelles

Polly Apfelbaum: Chapelle Saint-Jean, Installation View – 2017

L’art dans les chapelles – Chapelle St. Jean, Le Sourn | July 7, 2017 – September 17, 2017

Each summer, L’art dans les chapelles (Art in the Chapels), invites national and international artists to take part in site-specific installations within various historical chapels in Brittany, France.

Polly Apfelbaum is one of thirteen artists selected to install their works for the duration of the summer. Within the architectural walls of Chapelle Saint-Jean in Le Sourn, Apfelbaum has utilized the unique space by hanging hundreds of colorful handmade ceramic shapes from the arched cathedral ceiling in a show titled Life is Not Black and White.

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On View: Jacob Hashimoto + Emil Lukas @ Palazzo Flangini, Venice

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Photos courtesy of Studio la Città, Verona

Palazzo Flangini, Venezia | May 13, 2017 – July 30, 2017

Internationally recognized artists Jacob Hashimoto and Emil Lukas have been invited by their represented gallery, Studio la Città, to present a site-specific show at the Palazzo Flangini in Venice. The End of Utopia, which also runs during the biennale, showcases new bodies of work by both artists.

“Hashimoto and Lukas’s work addresses a question of newfound relevance: If art is arguably the interpolation of man-made schema onto nature—humankind’s order upon primordial chaos—then how does art’s meaning mutate, as we realize that the infrastructures, systems, and algorithms all originally designed by humans to bring utopia within reach, are in fact dooming its very viability?” (Studio la Città)

The End of Utopia Videos:
Click here to see Emil Lukas’s installation
Click here to see Jacob Hashimoto’s installation

Current Press
dxi Magazine
Elle Decor – Italia
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On View: Beatriz Milhazes @ Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel

Photo credits by Eduardo Ortega

Photo credits by Eduardo Ortega

Carpintaria – Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel | May 20, 2017 – July 15, 2017

Durham Press would like to congratulate Beatriz Milhazes on her solo exhibition at Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel – Carpintaria, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Marola, Mariola, and Marilola is the show title, as well as the names of the three sculptures included in the exhibition. The works share a relationship to her arabesque, geometric, and floral motifs in her paintings, while creating a new dialogue in three dimension. “This physical possibility represents an investigative area that painting does not offer,” Milhazes explains.

The sculptures, ranging in a three different sizes, are dense arrangements made of various mixed-media components such as: polyester and paper flowers; copper, aluminum, and brass bead curtains and mirror-polished rods; various colored plexiglass motifs and cylinders; stainless steel; hand-cut paper strands; copper plates; woodbloock; screenprint; and hand-painted enamel on aluminum.

The exhibition runs until July 15th, 2017. For more information on the exhibition, please contact Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel.

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On View: “Ugo Rondinone: I ♥︎ John Giorno”

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Image Courtesy of Frahm & Frahm

Durham Press would like to congratulate John Giorno on his is citywide retrospective, Ugo Rondinone: I ♥︎ John Giorno, an exhibition by his husband, artist Ugo Rondinone. Rondinone has organized the sprawling exhibition across 13 locations in Manhattan in honor of Giorno’s expansive artistic career and 80th birthday. “‘I ♥ John Giorno’ is a kaleidoscopic exhibition about the life and work of American poet and Tibetan Buddhist John Giorno, whose rich and stimulating life has woven many threads of American culture and spirituality.” – Ugo Rondinone. (New York Times)

Giorno was born and raised in Brooklyn and is regarded as a quintessential New York figure. The survey exhibition opens June 21st, with each of the 13 locations showcasing highlights of his career, dedications to the artist, as well as various collaborations with fellow artists and friends.

John Giorno’s portfolio, Welcoming the Flowers, made with Durham Press in 2007, will be on view at Sky Art. Click here to see a map of the 13 participating institutions.

For more information on available John Giorno prints, including his iconic Poem Prints portfolio, please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead.

Current Press:
Newsweek
ARTnews
E-flux
The Village Voice
Amuse
New York Post
New York Times
ARTnews
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On View: Mickalene Thomas @ Newcomb Art Museum

Photo courtesy of Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University

Photo by Jeffery Johnston, Courtesy Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University

Newcomb Art Museum – January 18, 2017 – April 9, 2017

Durham Press is pleased to announce Mickalene Thomas’s solo exhibition, Waiting on Prime-Time Star, now on view at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University. The exhibition brings together more than 40 works of paintings, photographs, prints, collages, sculpture, film, and installation, including Sleep: Deux Femmes Noires, a mixed-media collage printed and published with Durham Press.

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Copyright of Durham Press and the artist

The print, “Sleep: Deux Femmes Noires,” is an ambitious work made with 61 colors, 58 screens, 27 individual blocks, and 50 different collage components, including mahogany and cherry veneers. Each component and process adds to the lush composition of color, texture and pattern. The figures included in the collage are printed from an interior scene Thomas composed and photographed at 20 x 24 Studio in New York using a large format camera. Many of the landscape photographs used in the print are from Thomas’s personal travel in Africa.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit Newcomb Art Museum.

Mickalene Thomas has been working with Durham Press since 2010, and her prints are available directly through our gallery. Please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead for more information.

Current Press
The New Orleans Times 
Art Daily
Tulane University
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On View: Emil Lukas @ Sperone Westwater

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Photo courtesy of Sperone Westwater

Sperone Westwater – January 7, 2017 – February 11, 2017

Durham Press is pleased to announce Emil Lukas’s solo exhibition at Sperone Westwater in New York. The new works on view debut expansions of four series, including Stacks, Thread Paintings, Bubble-Wrap Paintings, and his newest work, Liquid Lens, an aluminum sculpture constructed from welded and calibrated aluminum tubes.

Liquid Lens is an interactive lens that breaks down the elements of seeing on a large scale. The curved shape of the sculpture is a “material manifestation of one-point perspective – the form of the piece mimics the way all lines converge at the vanishing point.” Many of Lukas’s new pieces are shape-shifters, changing in appearance depending on light and view point. “In a weird way, I consider these paintings, because they’re a warped surface that been manipulated and altered to create this event,” Lukas says.

Credit Courtesy of Sperone Westwater

Photo courtesy of Sperone Westwater

Current Press
The New York Times
Sperone Westwater – Press Release
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On View: Hurvin Anderson @ AGO Art Gallery of Ontario

Todd Korol / Toronto Star

Todd Korol / Toronto Star

AGO Art Gallery of Ontario – May 19, 2016 – August 21, 2016

Durham Press would like to congratulate Hurvin Anderson on his first Canadian solo exhibition currently on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The exhibition titled, Hurvin Anderson: Backdrop, includes a comprehensive collection of recent paintings alongside previously unseen sculpture, photography, and large-scale drawings.

This traveling show, just recently on view in St Louis, fills the entire fourth floor of AGO’s Contemporary Tower. The exhibition offers viewers a glimpse into the bright and lively world of Jamaica– where Anderson’s parents are originally from. Each painting is a reflection of his thoughts of cultural identity and intimate familiarity of the Caribbean culture through his experiences in the Jamaican Afro-Caribbean community as well as his artist residence in Trinidad.

AGO Hours
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 10:30 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am – 9 pm
Thursday 10:30 am – 5 pm
Friday 10:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday, Sunday – 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Current Press
E-Flux
S Syle Magazine
Star
The Globe and Mail

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On View: Beatriz Milhazes @ Jewish Museum

Installation view of the exhibition Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Beatriz Milhazes, May 6 - September 18, 2016. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by: David Heald

Installation view of the exhibition Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Beatriz Milhazes | Photo by David Heald

Jewish Museum – May 6, 2016 – September 18, 2016

The exhibition, Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Beatriz Milhazes, includes the installation of Gamboa II, a canopy-like sculpture that transforms the museum’s lobby. Comprised of various fabric flowers, gold balls, and dangling beads, the work celebrates the vibrancy of the Brazilian carnival. The site-specific installation was conceived for the space by Beatriz Milhazes as part of a rotating artist commission program at the institution.

This flora-filled exhibition is in celebration and coincides with the retrospective of Roberto Burle Marx, a landscape artist that shares with Beatriz, “…an affinity for nature – especially that of Rio de Janeiro, the lush seaside city that they both called home.” (Blouinartinfo) Beatriz was introduced to Burle Marx’s work at a young age– her hometown was immersed in his gardens, playgrounds, and stone mosaics. “Of course, Burle Marx has been one of my influences for forever. I grew up on Copacabana… The biggest connection is that we have this basis of inspiration and sculptural language.” (Blouinartinfo / Wallpaper)

Jewish Museum Hours:
Friday – Tuesday: 11:00am – 5:45pm
Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Closed Wednesdays

Current Press
Mariola | 2010-2015 Beatriz Milhazes highlighted at Frieze New York
Wall Street Journal
Blouinartinfo
Wallpaper
Wall Street Journal

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On View: Polly Apfelbaum @ Michael Benevento Gallery

Image courtesy of Polly Apfelbaum

Image courtesy of Polly Apfelbaum

Michael Benevento Gallery – March 12, 2016 – May 7, 2016

A group show titled Erasing, Tracing, Racing, Paint at Michael Benevento Gallery in Los Angeles showcases a body of work by artists Polly Apfelbaum and Dona Nelson. Featured are Apfelbaum’s round colorful ceramic beads, strategically hung by nylon thread, and two vivid “fallen paintings,” comprised of hundreds of hand-cut, hand-dyed velvet pieces which are configured on-site. The installations will be on view in collaboration with Nelson’s work until May 7th, 2016.

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Image courtesy of Polly Apfelbaum

Image courtesy of Polly Apfelbaum

Image courtesy of Polly Apfelbaum

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On View: James Nares @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

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Image courtesy of James Nares

Paul Kasmin Gallery – March 3, 2016 – April 23, 2016

Durham Press is pleased to announce James Nares’ new exhibit Portraits — on view at Paul Kasmin Gallery until April 23, 2016. James is returning to his work as a filmmaker to debut his first body of film since Street in 2011.

The exhibition includes 11 videos of sitting subjects such as his three daughters; film critic, Amy Taubin; writer, Glenn O’Brien; and film director, Jim Jarmusch. These portraits are similar to Street in the way that the artist slowed down high definition film to create an intimate moment for the viewer. Nares has been inspired by movement since the early 70’s, which still continues to be the focus in his work.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, James Nares writes, “I could chose to show the parts that make people look stupid, or funny, which everybody does. I steered away from anything like that, and looked for the moments that are kind of human, and the kind of thing that anyone could identify with, because you’re looking at yourself inevitably when you look at anybody else.”

Current Press
Vanity Fair
ArtNet

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