Birds of America write up on National Audubon Society Website
Read the article "A New Exhibit Puts a Modern Spin on the Renowned 'Birds of America' Paintings" for more information on the exhibition Birds of America - Explorations of Audubon: The Paintings of Larry Rivers and Others.
artnet Asks: Artist Chambliss Giobbi on Treating Time as a Canvas
Released in tandem with Chambliss Giobbi's solo show Arcadia, artnet asks the artist to reveal how his former career as a musical composer has influenced his current one as a fine artist. He also informs us on what each visitor should take away from this body of work.
Cadillac and The Andy Warhol Foundation teamed up to realise the exhibition Letters to Andy Warhol. While it is currently on view at the Cadillac House in New York, it will be travelling to 101/EXHIBIT in January 2017.
Larry Rivers at The Museum of the City of New York
Larry Rivers' seminal piece O'Hara Nude with Boots will be on display at the Museum of the City of New York's upcoming exhibition, Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York. The exhibition opens October 7th and runs through Feburary 26th, 2017.
Alfred Steiner's LV DIY at SPRING/BREAK Art Show highlighted by i-D
Alfred Steiner's installation LV DIY for our booth at SPRING/BREAK Art Show has been featured as one of the five booths to check out at the fair according to i-D. The show can be seen through March 7th at the fair in New York City.
Alfred Steiner's LV DIY at SPRING/BREAK Art Show featured on artnet
101/EXHIBIT and Alfred Steiner's LV DIY booth at SPRING/BREAK Art Show has been included in artnet's list of booths not to miss as seen in the article "These 5 Inspired Installations Make Spring/Break Art Show Unforgettable". The show runs through March 7th in room 3100 at Skylight at Moynihan Station in New York City.
artnet Asks: The Young Artist Making Michelangelo-Level Drawings
Released in tandem with Ian Ingram's solo show Ash and Oil, artnet asks the artist to reveal the journey that lead him to start painting, what his studio process looks like, and if he could choose just one, which work of art in the world he would own. Ingram also gives some sound advice to aspiring artists.
Distinct Daily produces a documentary series showcasing contemporary artists and their sources of inspiration, available exclusively in their iOS app. In this short film, director Alex Amoling discusses Robbins' creative process in an interview that the artist describes as her most personal yet.
This exhibition at Davidson College features a diverse range of Williams' work spanning 2007 to present, including large-scale paintings and smaller drawings. The show is accompanied by a 44-page catalog with an essay by Peter Frank and an interview between Kent Williams and Lia Newman.
From the exhibition catalog:
There are precedents for such contrasting formal languages occurring within a single painting (or, as in the case of Gerhard Richter, occurring within a single oeuvre).. Larry Rivers’ proto-pop painterliness zoomed in and out of focus and scattered his subjects around the compositions they occupy. Salvador Dalí and Yves Tanguy, among other surrealists, blurred the line between the optically credible and the physically impossible. Gustav Klimt enveloped his sensuous, stylized figures in swaths and curtains of pattern. Victorian academicians, British and American, as diverse as John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, and Frederick Lord Leighton, combined emphatically hyper-realistic passages – faces and details of clothing, for instance – with much more painterly areas surrounding them. The later mural-size paintings of J. M W. Turner (in uncanny anticipation of photography’s liberating effect on painting) deposited heroic figures in the midst of all-but- disintegrated land- and seascapes. Williams acknowledges these influences to various degrees.
Williams is a worthy inheritor of these august forerunners, technically gifted and spiritually motivated, as they were, by the acts of painting and drawing themselves. He participates in a dynamic, polemical, historically self-conscious resuscitation of representational painting currently occurring throughout the United States, and nowhere more than in southern California, where Williams currently lives and works. Painters like Williams are clearly attached to a tradition but compelled to advance it by embracing contrary traditions – abstraction, surrealism, naturalism – and by inventing a cohesive, if deliberately unstable, whole. Unstable neither in its actual imagery nor in its painterly practice, Kent Williams’ art distinguishes itself for its fully reasoned method and its particular, often unique, characteristics. But it is unstable – thrillingly, potently unstable – in its acceptance of contradictory visual languages and its ability to orchestrate those languages into a pictorially and discursively vibrant way of painting the human condition.
Micah Ganske is featured in a video by Distinct Daily, a company that produces a documentary series showcasing contemporary artists and their sources of inspiration. Works from his most recent solo show with the gallery, The Future is Always Tomorrow, are featured with the artist in his studio.
artnet Asks: Stefania Fersini on the Visual Bulimia of Our Time
October 6, 2015
In this Question & Answer piece, Fersini discusses topics including how her practice continues to address the fundamental question of what it means to create pictures in an increasingly image-saturated world, what she does when she's not making art, and what she would be doing if she wasn't an artist (teaser: "A hermit that meditates all day… or a good plastic surgeon.")
VernissageTV highlights Stefania Fersini's opening reception in Season 21 of their Art TV series
VernissageTV covers exhibitions and events in the fields of contemporary art, design, and architecture. Stefania Fersini's opening reception is highlighted in Season 21 of Art TV, their bi-yearly webseries, appearing alongside interviews with Elizabeth Diller (one of the architects behind The Broad) and Kazumi Nakamura at Blum & Poe.
Blouin Art Info includes 101/EXHIBIT in their list of the 500 best galleries in the world
September 11, 2015
The art world continues its unprecedented expansion in 2015, with bigger fairs, higher sales, and more exciting talent. But despite the abundance of new ways to show, sell, and discover art, galleries remain at the epicenter of this constantly changing scene. ARTINFO took a look at galleries across six continents and 36 countries, rounding up the top 500 in the world. The list was published in a special summer issue of Modern Painters and also online.
Several paintings and sculptures from Eley's PRISM series are on view in the hyperrealism expo at the Daejeon Museum of Art. This group exhibition brings together 80 works by 16 international artists and showcases the diverse ways in which contemporary artists make use of hyperrealism.
Viva la resistencia: Artists vow to stay in Puerto Rico despite crisis
August 7, 2015
Pedro Vélez, a mixed-media artist who splits his time between San Juan and the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York, recently exhibited a collaborative show, “Surrender Flags and Ransom Notes,” in Caguas, about 20 minutes inland from San Juan.
The pieces were a commentary on the control the ratings companies have exerted over Puerto Rico as well what he calls the “John Paulson Puerto Ricans” — high-net-worth Americans who were wooed by generous tax exemptions to invest in Puerto Rico. Paulson is a billionaire New York hedge fund manager who made out handily betting against subprime mortgages in 2007 and has predicted Puerto Rico will become “the Singapore of the Caribbean.”
“We give up — this is it,” Vélez said, explaining a surrender flag hanging from a mast of carved pine. “It also comes from this idea that protests don’t really do much. We’re going to lose. This is going to be owned by private organizations and hedge fund managers who don’t have any interest in the island.”
“I was in a very pessimistic state of mind,” he added.
His concerns are warranted. In late July the Puerto Rico Department of Commerce and Economic Development announced that Paulson’s hedge fund is investing $20 million to turn the San Juan Beach Hotel into “an ultraluxury boutique hotel.” A press release for the project described the investment as one that “adds momentum to Puerto Rico’s development efforts."
Artspace includes Pedro Vélez in their March list of artworks to invest in
March 12, 2015
The editors of artspace include Pedro Vélez's Twitter Said (2013) as one of the 6 artworks to invest in this March.
From the article:
The artist Pedro Vélez is a rare breed in the art world: an accomplished critic who actually puts his money where his mouth is, creating the kinds of blistering, society-critiquing artworks that he finds lacking in the artistic discourse. Last year Vélez was featured in the Whitney Biennial, and a version of this piece was a prominent part of his display (which referred to the path that a review he wrote, “White Privilege in Criticism,” took through social media over the course of a year in which NATO protests, outrage over the Trayvon Martin verdict, and other political flashpoints occurred.) The text at the bottom echoes the related Whitney flyer, which asked: “The #Art Press, have you ever seen them in the picket line?"
Like a writer who knows what’s best left unsaid, Colin Chillag understands what’s best left unpainted. Negative space eloquently informs his work, providing contrast to the hyperrealism of the images. And although he might say his subjects are ordinary people captured in mundane scenes, his carefully thought-out works exhibit a haunting sense of verisimilitude.
Jeffrey Carlson, Editor of Fine Art Today, writes: "Colin Chillag's paintings are unique in giving viewers a taste of the precise realism of which the artist is capable, while simultaneously disrupting the mood of perfection that a completed hyper-realistic painting achieves."
What's Up Miami gives a preview of Micah Ganske's upcoming show The Future is Always Tomorrow. The exhibit will be shown at 101/EXHBIT's 6205 Santa Monica Blvd location. The opening will be held on Saturday January 17th.
Ian Ingram has been included in the 2014 publication 100 Miradas Al Arte Contemporáneo showcasing artwork from Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Chuck Close, Richard Phillips, Will Cotton, Liu Bolin, Zhang Huan and Jeppe Hein.
MICAH GANSKE RECIEVES RESIDENCY AT PIONEER WORKS CENTER FOR ART AND INNOVATION
"When we think about the future, and the grand things that science and technology will make possible, our visions are naturally influenced by popular culture. We envision rogue A.I. taking over the world, machines subjugating their human creators, or more optimistically, a world so fantastical and foreign as to feel like fantasy. Like most polarizing subjects, people tend to gravitate to extreme points of view without bothering to consider the more mundane, though highly likely, possibilities. The truth is we always over-estimate how the larger aspects and infrastructure of future societies will change while completely under-estimating the smaller conveniences and technologies that affect and evolve our day to day interactions. The paintings and sculptures I'll be working on over the next few months are about creating experiences for viewers which invite them to rethink what they envision for the future."
Every two years, Fort Wayne Museum of Art organizes the Contemporary Realism Biennial, an exhibition of the most compelling trends in realism as explored by the most skilled American and international artists. This year, Robin Eley’s works Celestial and Dark Matter have been selected for this exhibition. For those of you in Fort Wayne, be sure to check out the Fall Party on October 10th, 6-9pm.
COLIN CHILLAG | CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Colin Chillag is an honored participant in the immensely ambitious upcoming exhibition State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.This high-profile project is the result of nearly 1,000 studio visits made by President Don Bacigalupi and assistant curator Chad Alligood. The duo met with artists across the American landscape for 10 consecutive months in search of the most compelling American art being created today. Colin has been chosen as one of the 102 artists included in the exhibition.
The exhibition has been widely publicized for the vast extent of its undertaking. Reviews include:
Join us for our inaugural viewing at Art Market Hamptons, July 10 - 13, 2014. Booth 501.
101/EXHIBIT is proud to welcome Ian Ingram into the gallery program with a solo presentation at Art Market Hamptons. Formerly represented by Barry Friedman Ltd in New York, Ian Ingram's large-scale works are unparalleled in both their confrontational psychoanalytic content and high-craft execution. For nearly 15 years, Ian has gained notoriety as one of the foremost practitioners of graphite and charcoal, though recently has shifted his focus to oil painting. This July, the gallery will be presenting his first foray into the medium.
We are proud to announce that Colin Chillag is the 2013 Mid-Career Artist Award Recipient made possible by the Phoenix Museum of Art through Fennemore Craig, P.C . Colin will be giving a lecture on May 14, 2014, at 7pm. For more details please click the link below.
Jason Shawn Alexander's newest body of work, NO GOOD AT EXITS, will inaugurate our newest 3500 square foot space at 6205 Santa Monica Boulevard, opening Saturday, April 5th, 2014 from 6-9pm. Private invite opening and new monograph release to be held Friday, April 4th at 5-8pm with VIP dinner party held at SOHO HOUSE WEST HOLLYWOOD from 8-10pm. For further information, RSVP and show preview, please contact the gallery.
VOLTA NY is an invitational show of emerging solo artists’ projects and the American incarnation of the successful young fair founded in Basel in 2005. VOLTA NY was conceived in 2008 by Artistic Director Amanda Coulson as a tightly-focused, boutique event that is a place for discovery, a showcase for relevant art contemporary positions regardless of the artist's or gallery’s age.
Micah Ganske @ N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit
Do The Yale Thing: An Exhibition of Exceptional Artwork by Recent MFA Graduates Curated by Dexter Wimberly
Micah Ganske will be featured in Do The Yale Thing An Exhibition of Exceptional Artwork by
Recent Yale MFA Graduates Curated by Dexter Wimberly
Do The Yale Thing is a collection of recent work by a diverse group of 18 Yale MFA graduates. Exploring a range of media including painting, photography, video, and sculpture, the exhibition highlights key works created by the young artists since their graduation from Yale University’s storied MFA program. “Over the years I’ve made several visits to the open studios of Yale University’s MFA candidates. During these visits I’ve encountered some wonderfully talented young artists. I am delighted by this opportunity to showcase some of their latest work in the city of Detroit,” states Do The Yale Thing curator, Dexter Wimberly
101/exhibit is proud to host Susan Michal's CAT ART SHOW LOS ANGELES at our forthcoming new gallery space in Hollywood, CA located at 6205 Santa Monica Boulevard.
The show will debut with over 70 globally recognized artists, including Tracey Emin, Gary Baseman, FAILE, Shepard Fairey, and Ray Cesar. Many local Los Angeles artists will also participate, including Mercedes Helnwein, Clayton Brothers, Brandon Boyd, and our own Jason Shawn Alexander.
A meditation and celebration of the feline form and an examination of their dominance in popular culture and social media, Cat Art Show Los Angeles goes beyond heralding felines as domestic companion, and instead explores their role as muse and inspiration.
For the French literate, Kent Williams was recently featured on Boum!Bang!, an online magazine dedicated to all forms of creative expression, painting, sculpture, design, architecture, photography, graphic design, urban culture and music trends.