October 2014

Due South: Artist Jason McLean Interview by Matthew Ryan Smith - New York

Last year I visited Jason McLean and his family in their London, Ontario home to talk about the Canadian Pez Museum, a joint-project between Jason and his sons Felix and Henry. It was a cold afternoon so Jason made hot coffee.   read more...

Artist Sui Jianguo Interview by Julie Bills - Los Angeles

Sui Jianguo (b. 1956 in Qingdao, China) is a child of the Cultural Revolution and a deeply respected laoshi (teacher) to the next generation of emerging Chinese sculptors. A multidisciplinary artist known primarily for his work in bronze, he received his MFA from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in 1989, a time of severe social and political strife in Beijing.   read more...

Americana No Depression: Hunter Barnes and Todd DiCiurcio by Kurt McVey - New York

DiCiurcio, though accomplished in multiple mediums, is perhaps best known for his drawings and paintings of The Rolling Stones to The Killers, created live and unceremoniously at rock concerts around the world.   read more...

(e)merge art fair by E. Brady Robinson - New York

The 4th edition of Emerge Art Fair opened Thursday, Oct. 2nd at Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, DC and featured an international roster of 85 exhibitors presenting works by 150 artists from 30 countries.   read more...

Absolut Revives 1986 Warhol Collaboration - New York

In celebration of the new Absolut Vodka Limited Edition Andy Warhol bottle,the brand collaborated with artist Leif Elggren at the Warhol Spirit by Absolut event in NYC on October 1.   read more...

Arnold Mesches by Anthony Haden-Guest - New York

Next In Line: The FBI Series, the show of art by Arnold Mesches at Life On Mars in Bushwick, is remarkable for several, quite contrary reasons, the most immediate being the work, which is powerful stuff. Another element is that Mesches is a self-taught artist, now 92   read more...

Jules de Balincourt - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris

De Balincourt, who prefers wooden supports to canvas, paints directly onto the surface without sketches or photographs, building his universe up from acidy pastels, minty greens, and beautiful purple-blue hues.   read more...

Parallel Visions: Alberto di Fabio by Deianira Tolema - New York

Alberto Di Fabio (b. 1966, Avezzano, Italy) is an Italian artist represented by Gagosian. His paintings focus on the connection between art and science. Biological structures, genetics, synaptic receptors, pharmaceutical and medical research are the main starting point in his work.   read more...

Tom Fruin at Mike Weiss Gallery photos by Michael Anderson - New York

Photos from the Chelsea NYC opening of Tom Fruin at Mike Weiss Gallery   read more...

Color/Space Saturation: Veils by Morris Louis by Robert C. Morgan - New York

The current exhibition by Morris Louis of the Veils (1958-1960) offers a kind of revisitation of what was once read by critics, such as Clement Greenberg and Michael Fried, as an exemplary fusion of classical painting and a Modernist spatiality of color.   read more...