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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Olivier Mosset @ Koenig & Clinton opens Friday, February 6th, 2015

Olivier Mosset
February 6-March 14, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, February 6, 6-8PM


Nora Berman

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PARAMOUNT RANCH 2


PARAMOUNT RANCH 2 
INVITATION TO VIP  PREVIEW

We hope you can join us January 31st from 10 to 11am  for the VIP preview of Paramount Ranch 2 - the new independent art fair at Paramount Pictures' Old West film set in the Santa Monica Mountains National Park near Malibu:

Paramount Ranch
2903 Cornell Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Organized by Alex Freedman and Robbie Fitzpatrick (Freedman Fitzpatrick) and Los-Angeles based artists Liz Craft and Pentti Monkkonen (Paradise Garage), the second edition of Paramount Ranch has expanded to include 54 presentations by artist-run projects, non-for-profits, and galleries (from emerging to established) from Berlin, Chicago, Detroit, Frankfurt, Fukushima, Geneva, Glasgow, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Milwaukee, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Vienna, and Zurich.

For more information please contact our Public Relations & VIP Liaison, Taralyn Thomas: contact@paramountranch.la

We look forward to seeing you at Paramount Ranch 2.

Liz Craft, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Alex Freedman, Pentti Monkkonen

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tobias Spichtig, Backdrops for Primitives @ Michael Thibault opens Friday, January 30th, 2015

A: "And then, outside the glass wall of this utopian city which had arisen out of the ruin of the "final" war between the country and the city is a green wilderness in which primitive rebels live off the land, alive to their humanity, and seek to free the ultimately urbanized sister within."

B: "What, really… this is abstract.“

Michael Thibault is pleased to present the first west coast solo exhibition by Swiss artist Tobias Spichtig. For this exhibition, Spichtig will present an installation of sculpture, painting, and sound work, titled "Backdrops for Primitives."

Tobias Spichtig (Born, 1982) is a conceptual artist based in Zurich, CH & Berlin, DE. His work includes a variety of media such as photography, painting, sculpture, and film. Spichtig’s practice often debates the notion of reality and its conception in regard to an ever-changing perceptual awareness of images and their temporal apparition. His work has been shown at Witte de With, Rotterdam, Kunsthaus Zurich, and the Ursula Blickle Foundation.

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Jason Kraus, Finished Objects @ Algus Greenspon opens Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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"Study for Sleaze Balls," 2015, Sanya Kantarovsky

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Jack Pierson "Paintings" @ Maccarone opens February 10th, 2015

Jack Pierson
Paintings
 
Maccarone
630 Greenwich Street
January 31 — March 14, 2015
Opening Reception February 10


Monday, January 26, 2015

PUBLIC ART FUND TALKS AT THE NEW SCHOOL: MARTIN CREED / FEBRUARY 4TH / 6:30 PM

MARTIN CREED
 
PUBLIC ART FUND
TALK AT THE NEW SCHOOL
 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4
6:30 PM
 
THE NEW SCHOOL
12TH STREET AUDITORIUM
66 WEST 12TH STREET
 

Jory Rabinovitz, EBB @ Martos Gallery Los Angeles opens Friday, January 30th, 2015 from 6 - 8pm

Martos Gallery Los Angeles
3315 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018

Luc Fuller

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Mark Grotjahn, K&H Liquors

Mark Grotjahn, K&H Liquors
Karma, New York 2015
Edition of 750
64 pages
10.5 x 8.5 inches (26.5 x 21.5 cm)
$30 Purchase

Neil Young: Hold Back The Tears



Betty Woodman, Illusions of Domesticity @ David Kordansky Gallery opens Saturday, January 31st, 2015 from 6-8pm

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Excerpt from THE LOSER by Thomas Bernhard

The mind, wherever it makes its claims felt, is finished off and locked up and of course immediately branded as mindless, he said, I thought while looking up at the restaurant ceiling.  But everything we say is nonsense, he said, I thought, no matter what we say it is nonsense and our entire life is a single piece of nonsense.  I understood that early on, I'd barely started to think for myself and I already understood that, we speak only nonsense, everything we say is nonsense, but everything that is said to us is also nonsense, like everything that is said at all, in this world only nonsense has been said until now and, he said, only nonsense has actually and naturally been written, the writings we possess are only nonsense because they can only be nonsense, as history proves, he said, I thought.

Castles Burning @ Room East


Jo Nigoghossian


Sean Raspet

Sean Raspet

Augustus Thompson

Augustus Thompson

Steven Baldi

Carlo Scarpa
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Untitled, 1997, Karl Wirsum

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Henry Miller, To Paint Is to Love Again

What is more intriguing than a spot on the bathroom floor which, as you sit emptying your bowels, assumes a hundred different forms, figures, shapes? Often I found myself on my knees studying a stain on the floor — studying it to detect all that was hidden at first sight. No doubt the painter, studying the face of the sitter whose portrait he is about to do, must be astonished by the things he suddenly recognizes in the familiar visage before him. Looking intently at an eye or a pair of lips, or an ear — particularly an ear, that weird appendage! — one is astounded by the metamorphoses a human countenance undergoes. What is an eye or an ear? The anatomy books will tell you one thing, or many things, but looking at an eye or ear to render it in form, texture, color yields quite another kind of knowledge. Suddenly you see — and it’s not an eye or an ear but a little universe composed of the most extraordinary elements having nothing to do with sight or hearing, with flesh, bone, muscle, cartilage.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Kenneth Goldsmith and Fox Irving, One and Three Tweets @ Freddy opens Saturday, February 7th, 2015

ONE AND THREE TWEETS
Kenneth Goldsmith and Fox Irving
February 7th – February 28th, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 7th, 7-9pm

Freddy is pleased to announce a collaborative show between poet Kenneth Goldsmith and artist Fox Irving entitled, One and Three Tweets.

Last fall, Irving started a Twitter account (@OnBeingKennyG) posting images of her hand-drawn renderings of every tweet that Goldsmith posted from his own twitter account(@kg_ubu). Goldsmith, known for his ideas of uncreative writing, is an advocate for plagiarism and identity-theft in the digital age. By hand-rendering every tweet Goldsmith made, Irving celebrated, critiqued, and perpetuated Goldsmith’s stream of provocations.

The show takes its title from Joseph Kosuth’s seminal 1965 work, One and Three Chairs, in which three representations of a chair are presented side-by-side: a real chair, a photograph of a chair, and a dictionary definition of a chair. Similarly, for their exhibition, Goldsmith and Irving will present three representations of a tweet: Goldsmith’s original tweet, Irving’s original drawing of Goldsmith’s tweet, and Irving’s tweet of her drawing. Taking Kosuth’s provocation into the digital age, their collaboration questions ideas of visual representation in the twenty-first century.

The exhibition will feature twenty-two sets of three images, selected by the twenty-two most popular tweets on Irving’s feed.

Kenneth Goldsmith is a poet who lives in New York. In 2012, he was named the Museum of Modern Art’s first poet laureate. He is the founding editor of UbuWeb (ubu.com).

Fox Irving is pursuing a MA in Visual Arts and Book Arts at Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts in London.

FREDDY
510 W. Franklin St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
info@freddygallery.biz

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