Game Changers: Video Games & Contemporary Art
MassArt Art Museum Boston, MA
This group exhibition explores artists working at the confluence of contemporary art and video games. Whether highlighting under explored narratives, pushing technological boundaries, or imagining alternative worlds through game aesthetics, the artists feature in Game Changers are discovering new possibilities for what game-related art can be and do.
Coleccion SOLO, a private museum in Madrid created by Ana Gervas and David Cantolla, has commissioned a version of the Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch in the style of Dan Hernandez 2020.
BoxoPROJECTS, Joshua Tree, Mojave Desert, CA 2020 artist residency
in March 2020 at the onset of the coronavirus, Jim Toia started his residency in Joshua Tree CA to explore the uniqueness of the desert’s soil and cryptobiotic crusts. As he ventured out into the seemingly desolate rocky landscape, he found abundant life. Magnified images consisted of numerous living organisms including algae, moss, bacteria, lichen and mycelium. Toia found ways to manipulate the imagery large scale on archival backlight film and acetate. The collection of works is a direct response to his isolation, a discovery of a new medium, new forms and brief experience during unprecedented times.
SUSAN CHRYSLER WHITE
Considering the Work of SUSAN CHRYSLER WHITE
Christian Peterson Art Museum Iowa State University, Ames, IO
August 26-December 19, 2019
SUSAN CHRYSLER WHITE solo sculptural exhibition
Wright State University Dayton, OH
October – December, 2019
After two decades, Susan Chrysler White taught her last graduate / undergraduate painting & drawing class as department head at the University of Iowa in early May 2020. When she initially moved to Iowa, White’s work was two dimensional bearing what she described as bilateral Rorschach-like symmetry. Now the work has become 3D. Plexiglass panels are held up by radials in the center of steel rods to build the work outward and upward. The work explores global dysfunction through baroque filigree that is a hallmark to her sculpture and colorful geometric patterning fundamental to her painting vocabulary. Proactive text is a repeated element intertwined in an elaborate calligraphic motif.
Formation of Things CHRISTIAN FAUR
Porter Hall University Gallery Pittsburg State Kansas
November 2019 – February 2020
How a scientific approach to crayons yields this artist’s photorealistic portraits (PBS NewsHour by Jackie Shafer)
With a nod to Andy Warhol’s Marilyn, Faur continues to create original versions of his Melodie series. The end game is 100 variations using a single constant image of his daughter to explore numerous iterations the weaving of color, tone and pattern. It is Faur’s intent to push the boundaries of his crayon technique, allowing him the freedom to experiment with infinite possibilities.
SUSAN CHRYSLER WHITE
“SPECTRA” Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (UICA)
September 6 – December 20, 2019 Grand Rapids, Michigan
SPECTRA is being presented concurrently with Relevant, an exhibition guest curated by UICA’s Exhibitions Curator Juana Williams. Relevant is presented at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM). While SPECTRA examines a broad scope of abstraction and non-representational art, Relevant focuses specifically on traditional abstract paintings from the GRAM collection. Relevant discusses the historical and foundational narrative of abstraction, while SPECTRA focuses on more contemporary, experimental, and recently created works. Relevant and SPECTRA are curated as an exhibition pair, speaking to one another, and filling in the gaps of each other. The exhibitions are paired to examine abstract art through both a historical and more contemporary lens.
Hearst Corporation has acquired “After Darlin Run”
“I am floating along on the West Branch of the Susquehanna. It is a slow, wide river and the riverbed is so close you can almost touch it from the edge of the canoe. My arm drops over the edge and I let my fingers open to the cool sluice of water through my fingers. Several things coalesce in my dreaming on water: the need to look below the surface, below the skin, allowing the transparency and diffusion of the etching obscure and reveal at the same time. This tier or stretch of horizon that I am willing into being presents me with that perfect moment of a storm receding, the air cleaning and the feeling that everything has become new.”
Works are on view at Hearst Galleries through January 2020
art.now.2019 metamorphosis : changing climate
curator Betty Levin
BROOKLYN RAIL February 08,2018 by Hearne Pardee SUSAN WIDES: this:seasons
Just as Impressionists brought viewers into contact with the reception of light in the eye, Susan Wides immerses them in the more active process of focus. The apparently stable, seamless visual field is just a convenient fiction: our eyes, in conjunction with other senses, are actually in constant motion…
MFAH, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX has acquired September 3, 2016_11:02:10 by Susan Wides for their Photography Department.
ARTEIDOLIA February 2019, JACQUES ROCH review by Ron Morosan
link to Arteidolia
…There is a distinct existential dialogue going on, a self dialogue, or talking to himself, that takes place in his painting and this adds a presence to the work that puts in into the company of such artists as Paul Klee and Odilion Redon. The voice of the artist is clearly present in Jacques’ work and contributes to its power. In this way it is distinctly an artist’s art; it claims the territory of art as an artist’s language and doesn’t seek to serve an external objective world or a popular media world…
D’Art Magazine Intl January 2019 essay by Dominique Nahas – The Rich Imagination of JACQUES ROCH: Sensuousness and Impertinent Play
In these selected artworks extending over decades we feel from the very beginning that Roch engendered an intense vision of play-filled lubricity and turmoil, topped-off with a mixture of frenzy and sensuous delight. His complex vision, while it entices and charms with its surfeit of jitteriness and pliability, has equal parts smoothness and scratchiness and darkness. His imagery (like gnats buzzing at your face, a thousand little tongues haptically engaging your eyes and mind) offers us something strangely comical, yet insistently askew…
Four floor relief sculptural commission by Will Kurtz courtesy of Kim Foster Gallery installed at STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY’S CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL on January 11, 2019.
ARTNET NEWS Editors’ Picks: Things to See in New York This Week DAN HERNANDEZ March 5, 2018
Artist Dan Hernandez creates intricate tableaux that blend religious iconography with the contemporary visual language of video games, two genres which somehow collapse seamlessly together in farcical send-ups of culture and society.
LEHMAN COLLEGE ART GALLERY “Tick Tock: Time in Contemporary Art” Feb 20 – May 5, 2018 includes artwork by PAUL GLABICKI
DEBORAH G NEHMAD
ARTNET NEWS February 05, 2018 This Artist Collected 300 of Trump’s Most Egregious Tweets and Turned Them Into a Party of Pecking Birds
The individual “twits” by Deborah G Nehmad are arranged chronologically and grouped together in a form that resembles a migration pattern. Through it, a narrative emerges, painting a picture of the man behind the impetuous language. Adding to the visual metaphor are tweets that are positioned beak-to-beak for when the messages contradict each other…
WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL January 17, 2018 by Daniel Gauss Trump’s Life without Art
Deborah G. Nehmad has a show currently at Kim Foster Gallery in which she has collected and graphically represents numerous tweets from President Trump. Each tweet reflects what most of us who love art have aspired to overcome – human life at its most base, arbitrary and unexamined.
The tweets reveal Trump as someone with no capacity or desire for self-examination or self-control. This is a life without art and without the underlying impetus that drives many of us to art – to better understand ourselves and our world to ensure that we can rise above the random and arbitrary; to develop meaning and work toward humane change in ourselves, others and the world. His tweets displayed by Nehmad are works of art about a life devoid of art and what one is left with in its absence…
LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA has acquired Possible Worlds #9021, 2014 by Moon Beom for their Korean Art Department.
HUMAN/NATURE selections from the Kim Foster Gallery, curated by Juana Williams
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, Elaine Jacob Gallery, Detroit, Mi January 19 through March 23, 2018
HUMAN/NATURE features works by the following gallery artists: Moon Beom, Margaret Evangeline, Christian Faur, Paul Glabicki, Dan Hernandez, Antonio Petracca, Jim Toia, Susan Chrysler White, and Susan Wides.
Each artist in the exhibition examines the collective, incessant journey toward decoding the details of the relationship between humans and nature, and how humans are organically drawn to consider this connection. Exploring natural elements through the senses is a universal characteristic that embeds individuals into the culture of humanity. As one navigates personal experiences, narratives are created through representations that rely on being aware of the surrounding world, and positioning oneself within it. Because of the unending quest for understanding, many interact with environments through visualization, manipulation, and even attempts to master nature. Through personal interaction, the innate human response to create is realized.
SUSAN CHRYSLER WHITE
Installed a permanent suspended 3D installation at the lobby of Art Place / Fort Totten, Washington, D.C. (2017) courtesy of Kim Foster Gallery
Participating in “Hello City!” at the DAEJEON MUSEUM OF ART, South Korea, (June – Oct, 2017)
The HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART has acquired large scale stitched drawing works Wasted and Wasted II, May 2017.
Solo exhibition at HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART “Wasted” (Jan 29 – May 8, 2016)
Nehmad’s drawing series Wasted reveal that nothing has changed in terms of gun violence in the US over the past decade. Burned holes represent the number of gun fatalities. Stitched red crosses represent homicides, black x suicides and burned holes accidents or unknown events. Casualties by police intervention are stitched over in red and black.
Screening at TATE MODERN “Independent Frames- American Experimental Animations 1970s & 1980s” Feb 2017
Paul Glabicki created incisive, analytical works that explored objects through image, language, form and movement, drafting stunningly complicated sequences by hand.
Saks Fifth Avenue Brookfield Place NY has acquired Stonehenge and Glacier Park by Antonio Petracca.
2 person exhibit at WESTMORELAND MUSEUM “Opposites Attract: Kathleen Mulcahy and Sylvester Damianos” (Nov 5, 2016 – Feb 5, 2017)
participating in EVERHART MUSEUM “Wolves, Magic Mirrors & Spinning Wheels: The Anatomy of Fairy Tales”
(July 15 – Dec 31, 2016)
“From Here to Emergency: A Career Overview”
NEW JERSEY STATE MUSEUM (Sept – Dec, 2015)