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Zoe Leonard

ZOE LEONARD

Zoe Leonard: Survey is the first large-scale overview of the artist’s work in an American museum. The exhibition, now at the The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, looks across Leonard’s career to highlight her engagement with a range of themes, including gender and sexuality, loss and mourning, migration, displacement, and the urban landscape. More than it focuses on any particular subject, however, Leonard’s work slowly and reflectively calibrates vision and form. Using repetition, subtle changes of perspective, and shifts of scale, Leonard draws viewers into an awareness of the meanings behind otherwise familiar images or objects. A counter-example to the speed and disposability of image culture today, Leonard’s photographs, sculptures, and installations ask the viewer to reengage with how we see. Zoe Leonard: Survey will be on view at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA until March 25, 2019.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 1989

    Untitled

    Gelatin silver print
    10 x 8 inches
    Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, and Hauser & Wirth, New York

  • 2016

    New York Harbor II

    Five gelatin silver prints (detail)
    13 1/2 × 11 inches; 25 × 30 5/8 inches; 23 7/8 × 29 1/2 inches; and 15 1/2 × 18 3/4 inches
    Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, and Hauser & Wirth, New York

  • 1993-96

    The Fae Richards Photo Archive

    Gelatin silver prints and chromogenic prints with typewritten text on paper (detail)
    Dimensions variable
    Eileen Harris Norton Collection

  • 1986/1991

    Niagara Falls no.4

    Gelatin silver print
    37 × 25 5/8 inches
    Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, and Hauser & Wirth, New York

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Meena Hasan

MEENA HASAN

Meena Hasan is a conceptual painter born in 1987 and raised in New York City. She received her B.A. in Studio Art from Oberlin College in 2009 and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale School of Art in 2013, where she won the Carol Schlosberg Memorial Prize for Painting. In 2010, she was awarded the Terna Prize Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions including Sheherezade's Gift at the Center for Book Arts, NYC, Stages at Zürcher Gallery, NYC, Bosch Young Talent Show at The Stedelijk Museum, Den Bosch, The Netherlands, Premio Terna 02 at the MAXXI Museum, Rome, IT and SPREAD at Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo CA. Two-person and solo exhibitions of her work include Meena Hasan's New Place at Violet's Cafe, NYC in 2015, wallflower frieze at 6BASE, NYC in 2017 and PoVs at The Peddie School's Mariboe Gallery, NJ in 2017, where she was a visiting artist and lecturer. Forthcoming 2019 exhibitions include a group show at 0.0 gallery in Los Angeles,CA in February, a two-person show at LAUNCH F18, NYC and a solo exhibition at 17 Essex Gallery, NYC. Currently, Meena is Part-Time Lecturer in Painting at Rutgers University - Newark and Visiting Assistant Professor in Painting at Pratt Institute's MFA program. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. 

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2016

    Untitled (Circulation 9)

    24.25 x 17.75 inches
    Acrylic on panel

  • 2018

    Touchy Feely

    10 x 8 inches
    Acrylic on panel

  • 2018

    Pin Cushion Flower 2

    7 x 5 inches
    Oil and acrylic on panel

  • 2018

    Wedding Marigold 2

    14 x 11 inches
    Oil and acrylic on panel

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Tanya Merrill

TANYA MERRILL

Tanya Merrill holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from Columbia University. Recent exhibitions include Unclebrother/ Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, American Medium and Almine Rech Gallery in both New York and London. Merrill lives and works in New York City.

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SELECTED WORK

  • 2018

    Dead but still scared

    Oil and oil stick on linen
    18 x 24 inches

  • 2018

    Uprising

    Oil and oil stick on linen
    48 x 36 inches

  • 2018

    Bathers

    Oil and oil stick on canvas
    48 x 36 inches

  • 2018

    Quiet fruit

    Oil on linen
    8 x 10 inches

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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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