Filed under: Museum Admission | Tags: Barry McGee, Brooklyn Street Art, Huffington Post
Very cool to have Barry McGee at the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, just a few minutes away from us. Below is an article from the Huffington Post by the Brooklyn Street Art guys Jaime and Steven. After the jump see the entire post!
Barry McGee. Mid-career survey at ICA, Boston now on view (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Filed under: Museum Admission | Tags: El Anatsui, Ellen C. Caldwell, The Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn Museum’s retrospective of El Anatsui’s works, entitled “Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui,” says and does a lot all at once: it’s high art (gaining international acclaim at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and quite literally, towering above viewers); it’s low art (made of repurposed trash and sometimes resting at and under visitors’ feet at the museum); and all said and done, it’s freaking beautiful.
El Anastsui | Gli (Wall), 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, installation at the Brooklyn Museum, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of Ellen C. Caldwell.
This show, which has been travelling around the U.S. since the summer of 2012, is truly monumental and is showing simultaneously with another large-scale retrospective of his work, appearing in 11 major cities between 2011 and 2014; in numbers, it is displaying more than 30 works, spanning Anatsui’s artistic career; and in recyclability, it is turning pounds and pounds of garbage and refuse into sheer beauty and wonder. – Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor
Filed under: Museum Admission, Review | Tags: Nadiah Fellah, Wade Guyton, Whitney, Whitney Museum of American Art
Paper jams, leaking toner cartridges, formatting errors—there are few who haven’t been frustrated by the glitches and hiccups common to printers. But artist Wade Guyton depends upon these errors in the process of his art making. The “paintings” displayed in his mid-career survey at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York draw on his use of inkjet printing to create large-scale works on linen, as well as small-scale works on found magazine and book pages.
The show describes Guyton’s early experimentation with mark-making to alter his materials, but says that he quickly learned typing the marks in Word documents was much more efficient. The ‘U’s and ‘X’s that have become his most signature marks dominate the works on view. These letters take on a multitude of meanings when shown without context, gesturing towards connotations of ‘you’ the viewer, or towards the myriad uses of X in pop culture—The X-Files, XXX, Xbox, X-Men. - Nadiah Fellah, NYC Contributor
Filed under: Museum Admission | Tags: Broad Art Foundation, Broad Art Museum, Broad MSU Collection, Damien Hirst, Ed Ruscha, Fritz Haeg, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Joseph Beuy, Marjetica Potrč, Pritzker, Robin Dluzen, Roxy Paine, Sam Jury, Toba Khedoori, Zaha Hadid
There are world-class museums in Michigan and in this economy, some of them have had trouble keeping their doors open. Luckily, the threat of shutterings has started to disappear, and in the case of Michigan State University’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, serious cash is being dropped to ensure that Michigan remains host to some of the very best in art and culture. This $45 million museum ($28 million donated by the Broads) was dedicated November 10th to an art star-studded ceremony, and the attendance since then has continued to grow. - Robin Dluzen, Chicago Contributor
Filed under: Art World, Museum Admission, On the Road | Tags: Andrew Katz, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
I recently went back home to Kansas City and documented my favorite spots to see contemporary art while visiting. This past weekend I traveled west again, this time to Fort Worth, Texas. My trip was short so right after landing I drove directly to the the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. I had heard great things about the building and collection, both of which ended up meeting expectations. Although I was sad that the upstairs was closed for installation (while they didn’t mention it would be closed when I paid for admission, I should have known since it was “half price”), the first floor was packed with goodies. After the jump I’ve shared some works that caught my attention, just in case you can’t make it to the Fort Worth area anytime soon. Enjoy! – Andrew Katz, Associate Publisher
Filed under: Museum Admission | Tags: Adam Lerner, Ellen C. Caldwell, Frohawk Two Feathers, MCA Denver, Taylor De Cordoba
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Denver is an institution and space that is not to be missed – as is the case with Denver itself. Nestled near the South Platte River, Union Station, LoDo, and Commons Park, MCA is a wide-open, three-story exhibition space that has cultivated an innovative and energetic program, thanks to its visionary director Adam Lerner and its entire team.
View of MCA Denver. Image courtesy of Taylor De Cordoba.
On June 21st, MCA hosted Frohawk Two Feathers’ (NAP #73) first solo museum show opening. Co-curated by Nora Burnett Abrams and Tricia Robson, Frohawk’s We Buy Gold, We Buy Everything, We Sell Souls, features 20+ paintings on both paper and stretched leather. The leather sculptures include drums and stretched panels on wood. And at times, the feaux-aged paper also appears sculptural with its deep divots and contours. - Ellen C. Caldwell, Los Angeles Contributor