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: Beatriz Milhazes @ Galerie Max Hetzler

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Detail shot of Marilola, Image courtesy of Durham Press

Galerie Max Hetzler – October 17, 2016 – November 19, 2016

Durham Press is pleased to announce Beatriz Milhazes exhibit Marilola — on view at Galerie Max Hetzler until November 19, 2016. The exhibition, located in Paris, features Beatriz’s paintings, a collage, and a three-dimensional sculpture titled Marilola.

Marilola is a cascading curtain suspended from the ceiling. The dense arrangement is made of various handmade components such as silk and paper flowers, beads, plexi glass, aluminum and resin chains. Marilola is one of the three sculptures that were fabricated at Durham Press over a five year period of exploration and experimentation. The large sculpture echoes the colors and rhythm of Milhazes’s paintings and prints full of abstract shapes and designs.

For more information on the exhibition, please contact Galerie Max Hetzler. For pricing and availability of prints, please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead at Durham Press.

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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: Michael Heizer @ Gagosian Gallery

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Durham Press would like to congratulate Michael Heizer on his most recent exhibition, Altars, now showing at Gagosian Gallery at their West 24th Street location in New York.
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Altars will run through July 2nd, 2015. For additional information, visit www.gagosian.com

Recent Articles on Altars:
The New York Times: Michael Heizer’s Big Work and Long View
The Washington Post: Artist Michael Heizer, in the Nevada desert for 43 years, returns to New York City with pair of $2 million rocks
Architectural Digest: Land Artist Michael Heizer Takes the Spotlight at New York’s Gagosian Gallery
The Gaurdian: Michael Heizer: ‘I’m a quiet man. I just make art’
Artsy: Rock, Paper, Screenprint: The “Post Historic” Artworks of Michael Heizer

For information and pricing on available editions, please contact Gwyneth Fearnhead at [email protected]

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Beatriz Milhazes at the Cartier Foundation

JP flew for a quick visit to Paris last month to join Beatriz Milhazes at the opening of her exhibition at the Cartier Foundation and by all accounts the exhibition is breathtaking. If you find yourself in Paris before June 21st, make sure to see the show!

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“For the exhibition at the Fondation Cartier, Milhazes presents a focused selection of large format acrylic paintings, chosen from her work of the past decade, as well as a monumental collage created especially for the show. She has also realized a monumental commission for the building’s glass facades. Her striking installations play with natural light to create a powerful visual dialogue with the architecture of Jean Nouvel and the surrounding garden.”

Here is a link to the Cartier Foundation’s website and here are a few snapshots of the installation. There are incredible videos of the collage being installed.

http://fondation.cartier.com

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Also on exhibit last month was “Gamboa, 2008”, a stunning sculptural installation in iron and mixed media. 27.6 in tall x 45.7 in diameter. The piece which was originally made for Prospect.1 New Orleans Biennial and was on display at James Cohan Gallery last month. “Gamboa (2008) is chandelier-like mobile with suspended glittering ornaments. Recurring motifs from Milhazes’s well-known paintings populate the sculpture, reflecting the artist’s desire to celebrate the shared cultural traditions of Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans. As she explained in The New York Times, “New Orleans was always about the vitality, the dancing and the music. So I link it — the carnival in New Orleans with the Carnival in Rio. It will make this kind of dialogue between two cities”

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Beatriz is expected back in Durham this September to begin work on some new prints. Please be sure to check in if you are interested in receiving information closer to their release.

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Alison, her husband Andy and their cat headed home late Wednesday night, and Thursday morning, Emil Lukas arrived to continue working on his two new incredible editions. In the first photo, JP, Jason and Emil discuss a proof of Emil’s new multi-color screenprint, and, unfortunately, the photograph doesn’t really do the work justice. The image, generated using the string element common in Emil’s sculpture and mixed media wallworks, is at once tranquil and frantic, as dozens of layered colors coalesce in to one subtle, harmonious end product. If you are in the New York area, Emil’s show One to the Other will be featured at the Hosfelt Gallery through October 27th, and it is definitely worth checking out.

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Emil, Jason and JP discuss proofs of Emil’s new multi-color screenprint

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Jason printing proofs of Emil’s new screenprint

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