Whitehot Magazine

May 2013: Whitehot Watch


By Jason Stopa

Consulting Editor

The month of May hit the ground running. Frieze, Nada and a bunch of group shows all over the place. This is the last big push before summer hits and the art world ventures off to Venice, The Hamptons and Switzerland. Meanwhile, the shows still go on. On our radar was "Xstraction" at The Hole, which captures some major hitters in contemporary painting including Sam Moyer, Wade Guyton and Wendy White. And if you missed Jamian Juliano-Villani’s work at Nada, check her out at Beginnings in Greenpoint. A top list follows:

1. "XSTRACTION" is on view at The Hole until June 20 with a long roster.

 Featuring: Adam Henry, Andrew Sutherland, Angel Otero, Anoka Faruqee, Ara Peterson, Ayan Farah, Chris Johanson, Cory Arcangel, Davina Semo, Dianna Molzan, Ethan Cook, Evan Gruzis, Gerhard Richter, Greg Bogin, James Krone, Kadar Brock, Karl Klingbiel, Landon Metz, Mark Flood, McArthur Binion, Oscar Murillo, Peter Demos, Peter Sutherland, Sam Moyer, Sarah Braman, Sayre Gomez, Stefan Bondell, Thomas Øvilsen, Timothy Bergstrom, Travess Smalley, Trudy Benson, Wade Guyton, Wendy White, Wil Murray, Wyatt Kahn, Xylor Jane

2. "Three Artists: Jamian Juliano-Villani, Jan Kempenaers, Dr. Wolfgang Streeck" is on view
until June 2 at Beginnings in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 


3. Tom Wood's exhibit, "Men and Women", runs through June 22.


4. "Good Luck and Safe Journey" closes this month at T293, Naples. The show’s minimal abstract works will be on view until May 25, featuring: Sam Falls, Federico Maddalozzo, Julia Rommel


5. Denny Gallery has Ross Simonini, David X. Levine in their project gallery in a show entitled, "Eat and Die". It will run May 18 - June 16.

6. Osamu Kobayashi's first solo show in NYC entitled "62 Miles Above Sea Level" opens this month at
Greenwich House Music School. Kobayashi’s painterly abstractions will be on view through June 10.

7. "The Spirit of Utopia" at Whitechapel Gallery brings together a group of new commissions and works by artists,
architects and designers Yto Barrada; Theaster Gates; Ha Za Vu Zu; Peter Liversidge; Ostengruppe; Claire Pentecost;
Pedro Reyes; Superflex; Time/Bank and Wayward Plants. On view from May 13 - September 5




Jason Stopa

Jason Stopa, b. 1983. is a painter, writer and curator in New York. Recent exhibits include Silhouette at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY, About Space at ArtBridge Drawing Room, NY, and The Triumph of Human Painting at Bull & Ram Gallery, Bushwick. Stopa received a BFA from Indiana University and and MFA from Pratt Institute. He is a contributing writer for Art In America, The Brooklyn Rail and Whitehot Magazine. His work has been reviewed in Interview Magazine, ArtInfo and New American Paintings. For more about Stopa please visit: http://jasonstopa.wordpress.com


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