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Golnaz Payani

GOLNAZ PAYANI

L’ombre des Oasis is Golnaz Payani’s first solo show at Praz-Delavallade in Paris. Golnaz Payani, who was born in Tehran and now lives in Paris, embodies this generation of artists who delve into their own life story to find the elements of a new contemporaneity. The delicacy of her works and the emotions they give rise to / are grounded in an attempt to exemplify a dual representation, one of paradise and lost happiness.

After studying Painting at the Faculty of Art and Architecture of Tehran, Payani continued her studies at the Clermont-Ferrand School of Art, where she obtained a National Diploma in Fine Arts (BFA) in 2010 and a National Diploma in Plastic Expression (MFA) in 2013. Payani has exhibited extensively in France and abroad: DomaineM, Cérilly, FR, 2019, 2018 ; Mastre, Venise, IT, 2018 ; Paratissima, Turin, IT, 2017 ; 61ème salon de Montrouge, FR, 2016 La Trap, Pré-Saint-Gervais, FR, 2015. 

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    Installation view of L’ombre des Oasis

    Harmonie en orange, 2019
    Threads, paper and wood
    41 11/32 x 29 17/32 in

    Fragmentée rose, 2019
    Fabric, acrylic and wood
    15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in

    Pâlir sur couleur, 2019
    Fabric, threads and wood
    25 19/32 x 17 23/32 in

  • 2019

    Installation view of L’ombre des Oasis

  • 2019

    Installation view of L’ombre des Oasis

  • 2019

    Installation view of L’ombre des Oasis

    Includes works:
    L’ombre en lin, 2019
    Fabric and wood
    78 3/4 x 55 1/8 in

    De la couleur à la blancheur, 2019
    Yarn, paper, ink, acrylic and wood
    15 3/4 x 11 13/16 in

    Quand les poussières tombent, 2019
    Wood and cement
    118 1/8 x 78 3/4 in

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Mathis Collins

MATHIS COLLINS

Boulevard du crime is a solo exhibition of Mathis Collins’s work at Crèvecœur Gallery in Paris. The exhibition consists of works made on lime wood. The exhibition consists of eight works that adhere to a playful tale on censorship featuring a puppet and the artist. Mathis Collins (b. 1986) studied at the Ecole d’Art de Cergy. Collins has exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo in collaboration with the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris; Paramount Ranch, Los Angeles, presented by Shanaynay Paris and as part of Inside China in Hong-Kong and Shanghai, in partnership with the K11Art Foundation.

The show runs until January 11, 2020.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    Une tragédie aux dépens de l'ordre public

    Lime wood, tint, varnished
    150 × 110 cm

  • 2019

    Deux critiques sur le boulevard du crime

    Lime wood, tint, varnished
    150 × 110 cm

  • 2019

    Une comédie aux dépens de l'hygiène publique

    Lime wood, tint, varnished
    150 × 110 cm

  • 2019

    Terrible ce spectable, terrible

    Lime wood, tint, varnished 150 × 110 cm

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Far Back Must Go Who Wants To Do A Big Jump

FAR BACK MUST GO WHO WANTS TO DO A BIG JUMP

Far Back Must Go Who Wants To Do A Big Jump is a group exhibition at ChertLüdde in Berlin. The title is borrowed from an eponymous work by Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, one of her quintessential typewritten visual poems. The phrase alludes to a series of backwards steps that are necessary to take in order to jump forward, a dualistic notion which provides the golden thread of the exhibition. The exhibition features Petrit Halilaj, Jacopo Benassi, Liliana Barchiesi, Rosemary Mayer, Agnes Scherer and Paul DD Smith, and Kira Freije.

Petrit Halilaj’s series of women’s dresses is the artist’s response to a gift given to him by his grandfather, who made a set of clothes hangers for his new apartment meant for his hypothetical girlfriend. For Halilaj, the act of masquerade provides escape and freedom, as well as metamorphosis and new life. The photographic series by Jacopo Benassi, Ciabatte (Slippers), reflects on the domestic accessory as a symbol of intimacy, sexuality, liberation and secrecy. By showcasing a piece of apparel unsuitable for the outdoors, Benassi commits an act of exposure, reflecting upon the boundaries and fragility of ideas such as self-protection and propriety. Liliana Barchiesi is most known for her photographic series Casalinghe (Housewives), shot between April and June 1979. A pioneer of Italian Feminist art and its movement, Barchiesi showed a glimpse into the everyday lives of these women, calling for the recognition of domestic work as legitimate labor and inspiring further important discussions on the disparities within patriarchal society. Rosemary Mayer was a founding member of A.I.R. Gallery in New York, the first cooperative women’s gallery in the US, and one of the voices of the early 70s feminist movement in America. Contesting the formal, predominantly Minimalist art of the time, Mayer produced experimental works across performance, sculpture, publication and drawing. The works on paper in the exhibition are mappings of different noises heard from outside in Mayer’s studio on specific days, color-coded to create a mosaic of sounds and textures. Agnes Scherer and Paul DD Smith present a new series of ceramic tableware, with painted garlands of culinary and floral motifs encircling various narrative scenarios. Lastly, three works by Kira Freije feature another ubiquitous object within the interior realm. Employing a process of sculpture-making that is akin to following poetic structure, Freije’s works form constellations of meaning in their arrangements. The show runs until January 13, 2020.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2001

    Noise Drawing (23 August 2001)

    by Rosemary Mayer
    Pencil and pastel on paper
    Paper size: 26 × 40 inches
    31 ¼ × 45 ⅛ inches (framed)

  • 1979

    Casalinghe a Milano April – June 1979

    by Liliana Barchiesi
    (Reprint 2000), analog photographic prints on cardboard

  • 2001

    Installation view of Noise Drawing (23 August 2001)

    by Rosemary Mayer
    Pencil and pastel on paper
    Paper size: 26 × 40 inches
    31 ¼ × 45 ⅛ inches (framed)

  • 2019

    Everlasting Night

    by Kira Freije
    Brass, stainless steel, glass, lamp
    17 ⅜ × 8 ⅝ × 8 ⅝ inches

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Prix Marcel Duchamp 2019

PRIX MARCEL DUCHAMP 2019

The Prix Marcel Duchamp 2019 features works by Éric Baudelaire, Katinka Bock, Marguerite Humeau and Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The Prix Marcel Duchamp was created in 2000 by the Association for the International Diffusion of French Art (ADIAF) in order to highlight the contemporary French scene. For its 19th edition, the Prix Marcel Duchamp is presenting projects with a variety of artistic bases, thus reflecting the diversity of practices co-existing in France today through the choice of the ADIAF selection committee. Éric Baudelaire, a film-maker by predilection, has composed a generous exhibit using a film shot over a long period with schoolchildren in the Seine-Saint-Denis department. Katinka Bock and Marguerite Humeau propose two different approaches to sculpture. The former presents a delicate reinterpretation of the heritage of a contemporary sculpture based on a fragile materiality. The second revives the narrative tradition, promising new mythological subjects based on scientific premises rooted in the present. Duo Ida Tursic and Wilfried Mille question in a seriously prankish manner the very possibility of painting today. The show runs until January 6, 2020.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    Prélude

    by Eric Baudelaire
    Vue de l’exposition/Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou 2019

  • 2019

    Un film dramatique

    by Eric Baudelaire
    Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou 2019

  • 2019

    Landumland

    by Katinka Bock
    Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou 2019

  • 2019

    High Tide (The Dancer I, The Dancer II, The Dancer III & IV)

    by Marguerite Humeau
    Exhibition view, Centre Pompidou 2019

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Mickalene Thomas

MICKALENE THOMAS

Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure is an immersive site-specific installation at The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA). Inspired to create a living for Baltimore, Thomas has installed a new façade that resembles the Baltimore’s traditional row houses and re-envisioned the interior with new wallpapers, furniture, carpeting, and other design elements, altering every surface of the space. The vivid geometric patterns, prints, and textures of the environment reference the aesthetics of the 1970s and 1980s, particularly the  creativity of black culture in the U.S. during that period. The installation is the most expansive commission undertaken by both the artist and the museum and also the first major presentation of the BMA’s 2020 Vision initiative. It will remain on view through May 2, 2021. 

Internationally recognized artist Mickalene Thomas (American, born 1971) creates paintings, collages, photography, video, and installations that examine identity, gender, power structures, and the sense of self. Her work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami (2019) ; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA (2019); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2018); Wexner Center for the Arts, OH (2018); Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (2017); Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX (2017); Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA (2017); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2016); Aspen Art Museum, CO (2016); Aperture Foundation, New York (2016); George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY (2014); and the Brooklyn Museum, New York (2012–13); among numerous others. Her work is also held in the collections of the BMA, Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Thomas has been awarded numerous prizes and grants, including the USA Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz Fellow (2015); Anonymous Was A Woman Award (2013); Brooklyn Museum Asher B. Durand Award (2012); and the Timerhi Award for Leadership in the Arts (2010). Thomas received a B.F.A. from the Pratt Institute and an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Art.

 

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    Mickalene’s Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure

    Installation view

  • 2019

    Mickalene’s Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure

  • 2019

    Mickalene’s Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure

  • 2019

    Mickalene’s Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure

FEATURED ARTIST

LeRoy Stevens

LEROY STEVENS

LeRoy Stevens (born 1984) lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include Small World Somewhere Street, The Box, Los Angeles (2019), FMSBWTÖZÄU PGGIV-..?MÜ (FOR STEPHEN FOSTER), Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago (2019), Floating World, Potts, Los Angeles (2018), Books, Chan Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont (2016), Oskar, The Finley, Los Angeles (2015), Tilde, Nathalie Karg, New York (2014), Starting Blocks, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles (2014) and From the Bird’s Mouth, Linnagalerii, Tallinn (2011). Since 2009, Stevens has published artist's records through his label Small World. His work has been written about in the NY Times, The Daily Telegraph and he has appeared on NPR, BBC and KCHUNG. Stevens was recently featured in the “Weather” Issue of the LARB Quarterly Journal.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2012-2018

    Floating World

    Umbrellas, metal stands, microphones, speakers, computer, electronics, cardboard, lenses, mirror, photographs, magazines, concrete, plungers, paper masks, packing tape, acrylic.

  • 2012-2018

    Floating World

    Umbrellas, metal stands, microphones, speakers, computer, electronics, cardboard, lenses, mirror, photographs, magazines, concrete, plungers, paper masks, packing tape, acrylic.

  • 2012-2018

    Floating World

    Umbrellas, metal stands, microphones, speakers, computer, electronics, cardboard, lenses, mirror, photographs, magazines, concrete, plungers, paper masks, packing tape, acrylic.

  • 2012-2018

    Floating World

    Umbrellas, metal stands, microphones, speakers, computer, electronics, cardboard, lenses, mirror, photographs, magazines, concrete, plungers, paper masks, packing tape, acrylic.

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Roula Nassar Mast

ROULA NASSAR MAST

Holy Fools is a solo show by Roula Nassar at Mast Books in New York. The show features drawing, sculpture and multimedia works. Born in 1978 in Saudi Arabia, Roula Nassar lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    UNTITLED

    Clay, paint, cement
    10 x 9 x 4 ½ inches

  • 2019

    A MARVELOUS LULLABY

    Wood, plexi, clay, hologram
    48 x 12 ½ x 10 ¾ inches

  • 2019

    THE MYTH OF ESCAPE/THE MYTH OF ABUNDANCE

    Clay, plexi, wood, felt
    11 ½ x 5 ½ x 4 ½ inches

  • 2019

    THE (STRANGE) BARGAIN

    Ink on paper
    15 x 13 inches (framed)

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Annie Lapin

ANNIE LAPIN

Strange Little Beast is a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles-based painter Annie Lapin at Shulamit Nazarian. Lapin’s paintings call attention to the human desire for meaning making–our effort to create order out of chaos. In Strange Little Beast, Lapin’s paintings use her interest in art history, perception, and the materiality of painting itself to examine the role of digital technology and narrative building in our contemporary moment. Annie Lapin (b. 1978, Washington, D.C.) received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2007, her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004, and her BA from Yale University in 2001. Annie Lapin lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include Miles McEnery Gallery, New York; Honor Fraser, Los Angeles; Josh Lilley, London; Annarumma Gallery, Naples; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Yautepec Gallery, Mexico City; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara. Annie Lapin’s work is included in the permanent collections of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Orange County Museum of Art, Rubell Family Collection, Santa Barbara Museum, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Zabludowicz Collection. The show runs until December 21.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    a dance in the future

    Oil, acrylic and flocking on linen 
    23 x 18 inches

  • 2019

    focus errors between civilizations

    Oil, acrylic, loose pigment, mica on linen
    23 x 18 inches

  • 2019

    High Place Phenom (StepScape 1)

    Flashe paint, acrylic, oil, enamel spray paint and charcoal on linen
    49 x 38 inches

  • 2019

    Picket Blanknic (heap 3)

    Oil, acrylic, charcoal, and mica
    72 x 96 inches

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TOMES

TOMES

TOMES is an exhibition of artist books at ArtCenter College of Design’s Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery in Pasadena. Curated by John David O’Brien, artist, writer and ArtCenter professor and Piero Varroni, artist and editor of Edizioni EOS Libri d’Artista, the exhibition is a survey driven by a desire to represent the many different types and ways of making artist books. The multitude of ways that these works have been created, modified and distributed are countless. The works on display in TOMES were drawn primarily from the collections of libraries in Southern California, institutions which have been collecting and preserving artist books for decades. Institutions contributing to TOMES include The Getty Research Institute, USC Libraries Special Collections, Otis College Millard Sheets Library, Whitmore Rare Books, ArtCenter’s Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT), ArtCenter’s James Lemont Fogg Memorial Library and the Edizioni EOS Libri d’Artista.  Artists and book makers featured in the exhibition include Allison Dalton, Amandine Nabarra  Piomelli and Steve  Roden. Additional pieces are from the artist book collections of Penny and Petra Cortright (Steven Cortright) and Tom Knechtel (miniature books). Artists represented in TOMES include Ching Ching Cheng, April Durham, Gloria Kondrup, Olga Lah and, courtesy of the Craig Krull Gallery, Danae Falliers and Bruce Richards. The show runs until December 15.

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SELECTED WORK

  • Installation Image of Tomes

  • Installation Image of Tomes

  • Installation Image of Tomes

  • Installation Image of Tomes

FEATURED ARTIST

Ali Silverstein

ALI SILVERSTEIN

The Fantastical Reconstruction of the Epine GY7 Chapter 1 : The Fragments is the first chapter of Ali Silverstein’s solo show at MOCA Tucson.

In 1948, in the icy waters off the west coast of Iceland, a British fishing trawler called the Epine GY7 wrecked. The remains of the ship washed up on a remote beach near the Snaefellsness Glacier.  Seventy years later, the rusted remains, unrecognizable as the ship they once comprised, create an enigmatic landscape full of latent potential and a dormant, almost kinetic energy. 

Silverstein is documenting and archiving these three-dimensional fragments into graphic two-dimensional rubbings—a process imbued with ritual and remembrance. The rubbings, photographs, and video are just the start of the journey. Using the pieces from this constructed archive, the artist has begun an attempted reconstitution and memorial.  

At its core this project, as much of Silverstein’s work, is about mining wreckage to create new forms.  In her studio, she navigates stacks and piles of abstract shapes cut from larger paintings, arranging and rearranging these fragments into large-scale layered configurations.  Silverstein’s obsessive desire to understand develops into a desire to build structure and meaning from the fragments and evidence of wreckage; she repurposes the detritus from her process to create new forms again and again. The show runs until December 29.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2019

    Installation View, The Fantastical Reconstruction of the Epine GY7, MoCA Tucson

    Left: two newspaper articles about the Epine GY7 shipwreck in 1948;
    Right: documentation imagery of the creation of the rubbings of the shipwreck

  • 2019

    Detail, Reconstruction: Fringed and Layered Canvas

    Acrylic paint and cut canvas
    12 60 inches x 60 inches panels

  • 2019

    Installation View, The Fantastical Reconstruction of the Epine GY7, MoCA Tucson

  • 2019

    Installation View, The Fantastical Reconstruction of the Epine GY7, MoCA Tucson, Charred Negative Screen

    Charred Oak
    4 feet x 8 feet

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