The free galleries at the Tate Britain gallery on Millbank are filled with wondrous things, from the seductive 19th-century landscape paintings by J.M.W. Turner to the eye-popping “Drawing for Free Thinking” by contemporary artist David Tremlett that wraps around the Manton stairwell. The galleries open at 10 a.m. on Sundays, and if you arrive early you’ll have some quiet time to view the works. When you tire, head to the Millbank Cafe (located in a temporary space though October when new facilities are scheduled to open) for coffee or tea, pastries, and hot and cold seasonal dishes. If you’re feeling ambitious, hop on the Tate Boat that runs every 40 minutes along the Thames between the Tate Britain and the Tate Modern. www.tate.org.uk
massappeal sits down for an in depth interview with Todd James.
...He is a self-taught, contemporary artist whose works reflect a variety of influences, from pop culture to painters like Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline. I remember his subway paintings vividly; they were always crisp but expressive, playful yet human, emotional but far from sappy.MORE
Camera Ready: Artists Play With Polaroid
ARTnews writes about the book, Instant: The Story of Polaroid, by Christopher Bonanos, published by Princeton Architectural Press.
...Drawing on interviews and previously hidden archives—which went public in 2010, two years after Polaroid stopped producing film—he tells us how Polaroid cameras have been used as fine-art instruments, at nearly every model and stage. more
The New York Times
Painting and Sculpture, 1982-2012
by Ken Johnson
... An eight-foot-tall nylon balloon spelling “ego” is
perfect: a inflated sculpture representing a pandemic
pathology in today’s culture. MORE
Fisher Landau Center for Art
January 28 - April 7, 2013
Nancy Dwyer at GLG
Jan - Feb 2014
The New York Times, March 2013
The Bay Lights
Leo Villareal's stunning Bay Bridge light sculpture illuminated the night for the first time March 5, 2013. The brilliant LED work features 25,000 lights specially programmed by Villareal to perform unique, non-repeating, series of displays. The spectacular Bay Lights will brighten the San Fransisco Bay Bridge Western Span from dusk until 2:00AM through 2015.
Gering & López
Joan Snyder has been scribbling lean orchestrations of simple line and pure color on notebook pages for decades. In this exhibition of works on paper from the late 1960s and ’70s, and a handful of recent paintings on linen, the artist eloquently conveyed her admiration for the polytonality of musical compositions... more
ARTnews, March 2013
Congratulations to David Tremlett on his new wall drawing #26FSQ!
Watch art consultant Kate Sweeney and artist David Tremlett discuss the work for the space at 26 Finsbury Square:
At GERING & LóPEZ Joan Snyder has a show that brings recent paintings together with work on paper made from 1968-1976. In both, the language of music is her primary focus... more
February 24 - April 7, 2013
David Tremlett designed three rooms at the Overbeck-Gesellschaft, in Lubeck, Germany. One with a large wall painting, one with drawings, and one with photographs from his travels. Much of the show is made of from work in his private collection which, until now, has not been shown publicly.
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Featuring the work of Leo Villareal, along with 21 other artists, Light Show explores the experiential and phenomenal aspects of light by bringing together sculptures and installations that use light to sculpt and shape space in different ways... more
..Snyder’s work is singularly her own... more
Drawing for Free Thinking
19 September 2011 – 31 December 2016
Watch David Tremlett's process for making this exquisite wall drawing in the Manton staircase at The Tate Britain, London:
Opening on October 22nd Cosmos will light up Cornell University's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.
For two years, a crew of engineers, technicians, fabricators and other workers have been collaborating with artist Leo Villareal to build one of his site-specific light installations at Cornell University’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art...
Xavier Veilhan’s first major U.S. museum exhibition at The Phillips Collection this Fall:
...Washington, D.C.—This fall, The Phillips Collection presents (IN)balance, an exhibition featuring 18 recent works by French artist Xavier Veilhan (b. 1963), including paintings, sculpture, and photo-based works... more
Leo Villareal. ...is known for producing vast light installations that explore the nature of simple patterns. Imagine lights patterned like rippling water and what the rippling effect looks like when viewed from various angles... more
In his earlier series, the play and use of vibrant colors in endless combinations were trademarks. His last show...was a departure from that as it was mostly in chrome and black. But customary in the Bevilacqua style, it contained images and words recalling a particular time, place, moment and especially music that manifests into his oeuvre. MORE
Leo Villareal’s installation Hive (Bleecker Street) is lighting up the underground at the uptown subway platform of the Bleecker Street 6 train in NYC. Commissioned and owned by MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design, Villareal ...created an unprecedented art experience for transit riders who use the station.
Peter Amby Gallery proudly presents 'Factory to Factory'. An exhibition with new works by Michael Bevilacqua...
Michael Bevilacqua grew up in California in the 70s and 80s and most of his work takes outset in popular culture from this period. For this exhibition the focus has been the notorious punk bands Joy Division and New Order. The exhibition presents 16 new paintings and assemblages, all dressed in black and chrome.
PETER AMBY GALLERY
September 7th - October 13th, 2012
Borgergade 2, Courtyard DK 1300 Copenhagen
Leo Villareal discusses his process and his career, speaking at the Nevada Museum of Art, Art & Environment Conference, September 28 - October 1, 2011.
Described as the most prominent light sculptor of his generation, Leo Villareal creates immersive interactive sculptures that combine strobe lights, neon, and LED bulbs activated by his own custom-made software. more
Sandra Gering interviewed by Edwin Bolta about her life as an art dealer, from her early days on Long Island, to her present gallery on Fifth Avenue.
... Sandra Gering has an amazing eye for art and an equally amazing out look on life. more
Wired Magazine wrote about Leo Villareal's highly anticipated project for the San Francisco Bay Bridge. The installation, Bay Lights, will be illuminated by 25,000 individually programmable nodes of white LED light, described by the artist as abstract patterns which will be inspired by water, traffic, and local weather patterns. The project will celebrate the completion of the east span of the bridge, and is slated to debut in late 2012 or early 2013.
Chinese Sculptors' Exploration of Ancient Traditions Sparks Artistic Rebirth
Since graduating from the Central Academy, China’s leading art school, nearly a decade ago, Mr. Li, who was born in 1977, has turned out sculptures and installations that revolve around Buddhist concepts, including one that incorporates an array of orange-red lasers in a piece titled “Reincarnation.” “The movement of the laser light is like the soul passing through the sky,” he mused. “Art has always been connected with religion, from the ancient sculptures of the Greeks to Chinese Buddhist icons.” (read more)
XAVIER VEILHAN: (IN)balance
Part of INTERSECTIONS
The Phillips Collection, Washington DC
Nov 3, 2012–Feb. 10, 2013
The Phillips Collection will present the first major U.S. museum exhibition of works by Xavier Veilhan from November 3, 2012 through February 10, 2013. The exhibition title (IN)balance refers to maintaining a balance of forces, material and social, and a balance of new technologies and historical styles that Veilhan deliberately employs in his artistic practice. The exhibition is the most elaborate Intersections project at the Phillips to date, bringing together approximately 15 pieces from the mid 2000 to the present, including some new works, created specifically for the Phillips. Occupying both outdoor and indoor spaces, the exhibition features Bear, a monumental sculpture in red resin installed at the street corner outside the building, and Le Balancier, a large-scale, mechanized seesaw-shaped sculpture; free-standing figures including two self-portraits; as well as a number of paintings from Drippings, Cocardes, and Ghost Landscapes series, displayed inside. In addition, a large Mobile installation— comprised of horizontal bars suspended from the ceiling at different heights and intersecting in the space— will be featured in the space that connects the museum’s Goh Annex and Sant Building, hence engaging the concept of the Intersections series in the most visible way.
Intersections is a series of contemporary art projects that explores—as the title suggests—the intriguing intersections between the old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions. Whether engaging with the permanent collection or diverse spaces in the museum, the projects suggest new relationships with their own surprises. Many of the projects also riff on the nontraditional nature of the museum's galleries, sometimes activating spaces that are not typical exhibition areas with art produced specifically for those locations.