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One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art

ONE DAY AT A TIME: MANNY FARBER AND TERMITE ART

One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art, is an ambitious exhibition inspired by American painter and film critic Manny Farber and his legendary underground essay “White Elephant Art vs. Termite Art” (1962). The exhibition is organized by Helen Molesworth and features approximately thirty artists and more than one hundred carefully selected works of painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, and sound dating from the 1950s to the present. One Day at a Time is conceived as a cross between a monographic exhibition and a group show—an experiment in exhibition-making in the spirit of Farber’s call for “termite art.” One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art, will be on view until March 11, 2019 at the MOCA Grand.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 1995

    summer still life

    Wolfgang Tillmans
    Courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

  • 1986

    Cézanne avait écrit

    Manny Farber
    Oil on board
    72 × 72 inches
    Courtesy of Quint Gallery, San Diego

  • 1993

    Mary at the Stove

    Patricia Patterson
    Casein on plaster
    95 1/2 × 72 1/2 inches
    Courtesy of Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla

  • 2017

    Memorial

    Jordan Casteel
    Oil on canvas
    72 × 56 inches
    Courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, promised gift of Arthur Lewis and Hau Nguyen

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Adrian Piper

ADRIAN PIPER

Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965–2016, is the most comprehensive West Coast exhibition to date of the work of Adrian Piper (b. 1948, New York). Organized by The Museum of Modern Art, this expansive retrospective features more than 270 works gathered from public and private collections from around the world, and encompasses a wide range of mediums that Piper has explored for over 50 years: drawing, photography, works on paper, video, multimedia installations, performance, painting, sculpture, and sound. Piper’s groundbreaking, transformative work has profoundly shaped the form and content of Conceptual art since the 1960s, exerting an incalculable influence on artists working today. Her investigations into the political, social, and spiritual potential of Conceptual art frequently address gender, race, and xenophobia through incisive humor and wit, and draw on her long-standing involvement with philosophy and yoga.  Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965–2016 will be on view until January 6, 2019 at the Hammer Museum.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 1971

    Food for the Spirit #8

    Fourteen gelatin silver prints (reprinted 1997)
    14 9/16 x 14 13/16 inches (each)

  • 1970

    Catalysis III

    Documentation of the performance
    Two gelatin silver prints and text mounted on colored paper
    8 ½ x 11 inches

  • 1992

    Decide Who You Are #1: Skinned Alive

    Screenprinted images and text on three sheets of paper, mounted on foam core
    72 × 42 inches; 72 × 63 inches; and 72 × 42 inches

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Karon Davis

KARON DAVIS

Muddy Water, Karon Davis’s solo exhibition at Wilding Cran Gallery, takes its name from Bessie Smith’s 1927 recording of Muddy Water, a song about the Great Mississippi Flood. The body of work reflects on the effects of climate change, and subsequent migration and displacement, offering a glimpse into the experiences people encounter during natural disasters. Davis’s work draws on elements of performance, theatricality, and mythology as it explores issues of humanity, survival, and ways of being. Davis’s work has been included in several museum exhibitions internationally including: Starless Midnight, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Newcastle, UK); NEW SUNS, Bonnefantenmuseum (Maastricht, NL); and Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection at the Taubman Museum of Art (Roanoke, VA). Her work is the collection of The Brooklyn Museum and Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Blue Boy

    Plaster strips, chicken wire, steel armature, glass eyes, sand from Siwa (Egypt)
    53 x 27 x 27 inches

  • 2018

    God Bless Preston

    Plaster strips, chicken wire, steel armature, glass eyes, stop sign
    66 x 70 x 34 inches

  • 2018

    Mami Wata

    Plaster strips, chicken wire, steel armature, glass eyes, cowry shells, Karon’s old weave, tears
    42 x 24 x 36 inches

  • 2018

    Russell

    Plaster strips, chicken wire, steel armature, glass eyes
    37 x 31 x 23 inches

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Summer Wheat

SUMMER WHEAT

For her solo exhibition at Shulamit Nazarian, titled Catch and Release, Summer Wheat continues her exploration of a tradition in which women were the original hunters, technologists, and artists and its many variations. Summer Wheat (b. 1977, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) received a BA from University of Central Oklahoma and an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. Recent solo exhibitions include Smack Mellon, New York (2018); Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York (2018); Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle (2017); Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv (2017); and Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City (2016). Her work has been featured in recent museum exhibitions, including ICA Collection: Expanding the Field of Painting, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2013–14); Paint Things: Beyond the Stretcher, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park (2013); and Paradox Maintenance Technicians: A Comprehensive Manual to Contemporary Painting from Los Angeles and Beyond, Torrance Art Museum (2013). Catch and Release will be on view until October 27, 2018

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Heavy Lifting

    Acrylic on aluminum mesh
    68 x 144 inches

  • 2018

    Catch and Release

    Acrylic on aluminum mesh
    68 x 96 inches

  • 2018

    Eel

    Ink and colored pencil on paper
    8.5 x 11 inches

  • 2018

    Individuals

    Ink and colored pencil on paper
    8.5 x 11 inches

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Tauba Auerbach

TAUBA AUERBACH

Tauba Auerbach (b. 1981 in Berkeley, CA) has exhibited internationally in important one-person exhibitions such as The New Ambidextrous Universe (2014) at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and Tetrachromat (2011) that opened at Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, and traveled to Malmö Konsthall, Sweden, and Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Brussels. Her work has also been exhibited in a number of major museum shows, notably INDUCTION: Tauba Auerbach and Éliane Radigue at MOCA Cleveland (2018); Reciprocal Score: Tauba Auerbach + Charlotte Posenenske at Indipendenza Studio, Rome, Italy (2015); DECORUM: Carpets and tapestries by artists at the Musée dʼArt Moderne, Paris, France (2014-15); Lifelike at The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2012); The Indiscipline of Painting at Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, England (2011-12); the 2010 Whitney Biennial; Greater New York at MoMA PS1, New York (2010); and Younger Than Jesus at the New Museum, New York (2009).. She earned a BA in Visual Art from Stanford University in 2003. Tauba Auerbach is represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. 

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Flow Separation

    Commissioned by Public Art Fund and 14-18 NOW and presented on Fireboat John J. Harvey in New York Harbor July 1, 2018 – May 12, 2019. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery. Image by Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund, NY

  • 2018

    Flow Separation

    Commissioned by Public Art Fund and 14-18 NOW and presented on Fireboat John J. Harvey in New York Harbor July 1, 2018 – May 12, 2019. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery. Image by Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund, NY

  • 2018

    Flow Separation

    Commissioned by Public Art Fund and 14-18 NOW and presented on Fireboat John J. Harvey in New York Harbor July 1, 2018 – May 12, 2019. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery. Image by Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund, NY

  • 2018

    Flow Separation

    Commissioned by Public Art Fund and 14-18 NOW and presented on Fireboat John J. Harvey in New York Harbor July 1, 2018 – May 12, 2019. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery. Image by Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund, NY

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Kevin McNamee-Tweed

KEVIN MCNAMEE-TWEED

Kevin McNamee-Tweed is an artist and curator based in Iowa City, Iowa. Originally from North Carolina, he received a BFA from New York University and will receive an MA and MFA from the University of Iowa in 2019. His work has been exhibited internationally, ranging from installations and visual art to handmade books and widely distributed publications. Recent projects include solo exhibitions at 57W57 ARTS (New York), Rod Barton (London), The Still House Group (NY) and The Menil Collection Books (Houston). In addition to a studio practice and independent curatorial projects, McNamee-Tweed has worked as Curator at Big Medium in Austin, Texas from 2012 to 2017. 

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Times

    Glazed ceramic, 8 x 10 inches

  • 2018

    Untitled (Corner)

    Monotype, 8 x 10 inches

  • 2018

    Untitled (Lunes Bar)

    Monotype, 8 x 10 inches

  • 2018

    untitled painter

    Glazed ceramic, 12 x 8.5 inches

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Martin Wong

MARTIN WONG

Martin Wong was born in 1946 in Portland, Oregon and was raised in San Francisco, California. He spent 1966 and 1967 studying architecture at University of California, Berkeley before enrolling at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California the following year to study ceramics. Wong dubbed himself the “Human Instamatic” in 1975, quickly sketching portraits and selling them for a few dollars in Eureka, before he decided to become a painter and moved to New York City in 1978.

Wong died in San Francisco from an AIDS related illness in 1999. His work can be found in museum collections including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, de Young Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, Whitney Museum of American Art, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 2013 the exhibition City as Canvas: New York City Graffiti from the Martin Wong Collection, organized by Carlo McCormick and Sean Corcoran, opened at the Museum of the City of New York. 

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SELECTED WORK

  • 1981

    As Seen on T.V. - It's Fun to Shop and Save

    Acrylic on canvas
    36 x 48 inches

  • 1987

    Polaris

    Acrylic on canvas
    74 x 94 inches

  • 1978-81, 1984

    My Secret World

    Acrylic on canvas
    48 x 68 inches

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BLESS

BLESS

For their exhibition, Neutra Dasein, at the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, BLESS N°63 includes several architectural and design interventions into Neutra’s house. BLESS, made up of Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag, is a Paris and Berlin-based design studio. Curated by Douglas Fogle and Hanneke Skerath, the project also includes a collaboration with the textile manufacturer Kvadrat and VS, the current manufacturer of Neutra’s original furniture designs, in order to “dress” the VDL House with textile interventions and new BLESS-ified versions of Neutra’s furniture. These new experiments will be shown alongside existing BLESS designs such as their classic N°28 Carpethammock, N°56 Neckrestdesk, a massage chair that can also be used to read and work in different positions, and N°60 Chairwear B fur, a series of stools that double as furniture pets. Neutra Dasein will be on view until September 8, 2018.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    BLESS N°63 Neutra Dasein

    A site specific installation at Neutra VDL Studio and Residences
    Image includes BLESS beauty-products Hairbrush
    Image Courtesy of BLESS

  • 2018

    BLESS N°63 Neutra Dasein

    A site specific installation at Neutra VDL Studio and Residences
    Image includes BLESS N°56 Chruncheshome II in Kvadrat Beige and BLESS N°56 Neckrestdesk in Kvadrat Yellow
    Image Courtesy of BLESS

  • 2018

    BLESS N°63 Neutra Dasein

    A site specific installation at Neutra VDL Studio and Residences
    Image includes BLESS N°56 Neckrestdesk in Kvadrat Yellow
    Image Courtesy of BLESS

  • 2018

    BLESS N°63 Neutra Dasein

    A site specific installation at Neutra VDL Studio and Residences
    Image includes BLESS N°56 Worker’s Delight Rythmer, BLESS Blankets, and BLESS N°63 Tremaine Challenge
    Image Courtesy of BLESS

  • 2018

    BLESS N°63 Neutra Dasein

    A site specific installation at Neutra VDL Studio and Residences
    Image includes BLESS N°59 Stairways carpet and BLESS clothes
    Image Courtesy of BLESS

  • 2018

    BLESS N°63 Neutra Dasein

    A site specific installation at Neutra VDL Studio and Residences
    Image includes BLESS Nr°28 Furhammock Redfox Single, Furhammock Coyote Double, and BLESS N°61 Laceoverall
    Photo: Studio Manuel Raeder

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Etel Adnan

ETEL ADNAN

Etel Adnan was born in 1925 in Beirut and received her education in philosophy from the Sorbonne; the University of California, Berkeley; and Harvard. Her visual art has been shown in solo exhibitions at Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (2016); Galerie Lelong, New York, NY (2015); Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar (2015); and Callicoon Fine Arts, New York, NY (2014). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli, Italy (2017); the New Museum, New York, NY (2014); and dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany (2012). Her writing has been translated into over 10 languages, put to music, made into operas, and adapted for the screen. She won the Prix de l’Amitié franco-arabe for her 1977 novel Sitt Marie Rose, and was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 2014.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2017

    Untitled

    Oil on canvas
    13 x 16 1/8 inches
    © Etel Adnan / Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.

  • Untitled

    Oil on canvas
    13 x 16 1/8 inches
    © Etel Adnan / Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.

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Olafur Eliasson

OLAFUR ELIASSON

For his exhibition at Marciano Art Foundation, titled Reality Projector (2018), Olafur Eliasson has conceived of a seemingly simple, yet complex installation that uses projected light and the existing architecture of the space to create a dynamic shadow play. The artwork references the space’s former function as a theater as well as the history of filmmaking in the city by turning the entire space into an abstract, three-dimensional film. Eliasson’s exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to fully experience the magnificence of the space free of objects. Reality Projector will be on view until August 26, 2018

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Reality Projector

    A site specific installation at Marciano Art Foundation
    Photo: Joshua White

  • 2018

    Reality Projector

    A site specific installation at Marciano Art Foundation
    Photo: Joshua White

  • 2018

    Reality Projector

    A site specific installation at Marciano Art Foundation
    Photo: Joshua White

  • 2018

    Reality Projector

    A site specific installation at Marciano Art Foundation
    Photo: Joshua White

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