EXHIBITIONS, FAIRS, SHOWS
Charline von Heyl September 5 - October 24, 2015
Charline von Heyl's images evolve from within themselves, unfolding in an endless chain of experiments and reactions which exploit the possibilities of painting. Each painting is the result of an individual – partially unpredicted – development, that follows the medium's intrinsic laws, which vary from picture to picture. At times, overpainted sections may remain as shimmering ghostlike forms. The images, which exhibit a collage like layering, fluctuate somewhere between the painterly and the graphic. At the same time, they develop a spatial depth out of their two-dimensionality, where in-between spaces thrust forward like in a picture puzzle.
Fiona Banner, Sept 18- Oct 31, 2015
Much of Fiona Banner’s work explores the problems and possibilities of written language. Her early work took the form of ‘wordscapes’ or ‘still films’ – blow-by-blow accounts written in her own words of feature films, (whose subjects range from war to porn) or sequences of events. These pieces took the form of solid single blocks of text, often the same shape and size as a cinema screen. Banner’s current work encompasses sculpture, drawing and installation but text is still at the heart of her practice. She recently turned her attention to the idea of the classic, art-historical nude, observing a life model and transcribing the pose and form in a similar vein to her earlier transcription of films. Often using parts of military aircraft as the support for these descriptions, Banner juxtaposes the brutal and the sensual, performing an almost complete cycle of intimacy and alienation.
Brain Kokoska, Galerie Valentin, Sept 5- Oct 10, 2015
Brian Kokoska, who can often be found with a knife clutched between his teeth or with a devious, wide-grinned smile, is one of our favorite artists working today. His paintings almost look like they belong to the hand of a child in art class working out some kind of trauma caused by alien abduction, but when you look closer, there is unexplainable magic going on. Perhaps Kokoska’s paintings are mirrored reflections of our own demons, or the artist’s – who really knows or cares – but what you will find amongst his crude oil painted visages is a sense of primordial familiarity. Maybe these creatures are our friends, or maybe they are out to kill us
A little more than a year ago, Graham Wilson was living in a heat-deprived Red Hook studio, reading by candlelight, eating Chef Boyardee off a two-burner stove, and sleeping on a four-inch mattress pad while freezing through the winter and constantly breathing in toxic paint and chemical fumes. “it was very bad,” Wilson recalls of the circumstances that allowed for a crushing polar vortex of depression to take hold. ironically, those hardships would yield a suite of paintings that relieved him of the quotidian labors of an art-handling gig at Hauser & Wirth.
Is a conceptual entrepreneur based in Los Angeles who uses publishing, video, and performance to look at the making and reception of meaning in contemporary America. I currently run Dominica.
Grosse's installation, "Untitled Trumpet, 2015", is in the Arsenale venue. All The World's Futures is divided between two venues, the central pavilion in the Giardini, and the Arsenale, a decommissioned warehouse once used by the Italian Navy. The warehouse is incredibly long. The first time I went was not long before it closed, and I thought I saw most of it before needing to leave. When I returned the next day I realized that I had seen less than a third. It just. Keeps. Going.