Weekly Roundup

David Altmejd. "The Flux and The Puddle," 2014. Plexiglas, quartz, polystyrene, expandable foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, synthetic hair, clothing, leather shoes, thread, mirror, plaster, acrylic paint, latex paint, metal wire, glass eyes, sequin, ceramic, synthetic flowers, synthetic branches, glue, gold, feathers, steel, coconuts, aqua resin, burlap, lighting system including fluorescent lights, Sharpie ink, wood 129 x 252 x 281 inches (327.7 x 640.1 x 713.7 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY.

David Altmejd, The Flux and The Puddle, 2014. Plexiglas, quartz, polystyrene, expandable foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, synthetic hair, clothing, leather shoes, thread, mirror, plaster, acrylic paint, latex paint, metal wire, glass eyes, sequin, ceramic, synthetic flowers, synthetic branches, glue, gold, feathers, steel, coconuts, aqua resin, burlap, lighting system including fluorescent lights, Sharpie ink, wood
129 x 252 x 281 inches. Courtesy the artist and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

David Altmejd builds a new complex, Mark Dion explores ocean debris, Jessica Stockholder speaks in Chicago, and more in this week’s roundup.

 

  • David Altmejd is showing three new works in his solo exhibition Juices at Andrea Rosen Gallery (New York, NY). The centerpiece is Altmejd’s large-scale installation, The Flux and The Puddle, which comprises clothing, foam, synthetic flowers and branches, coconuts, and other materials all encased in a Plexiglas complex. This complicated structure fulfills the artist’s intention of making “intensely powerful objects that are able to generate energy.” Closes March 8.
  • Mark Dion’s work is included in Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, a group exhibition at the Anchorage Art Museum (Anchorage, Alaska). Twenty-six different artists have created works of art using debris collected from beaches around the world. Closes September 9.
  • Mika Rottenberg’s work will be at the Rose Art Museum (Waltham, MA) beginning February 13. Bowls Balls Souls Holes provides a comprehensive account of the artist’s conceptual interests and material sensibilities—both sculptural and moving image—as they have grown over the course of her career. Closes June 8.
  • LaToya Ruby Frazier is included in the group show Protest! at the University of Colorado’s Galleries of Contemporary Art (Colorado Springs, CO). Protest! is part of a state-wide commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre, which sparked the modern labor movement. Selected artists have contributed photography, mixed-media, video, and performance works that expand upon the historical event, one that “resonates heavily today in our cultural consciousness.” Closes March 22.
  • Robert Adams’s retrospective exhibition opens at the Jeu de Paume (Paris, France) on February 11. The Place We Live unites over 250 pictures from twenty-one different series and “offers not only an intimate and coherent narrative of the development of the Western United States in the late 20th and early 21st century, but also a challenging view of the complexity and contradictions of our contemporary, global society.” Closes May 18.
  • ARTIST ROOMS: Bruce Nauman will travel to Harris Museum & Art Gallery (Preston, Lancashire, UK) and open to the public on February 15. (ARTIST ROOMS is jointly owned by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland.) Representing the breadth of Nauman’s practice from the 1970s to the 1990s, the exhibition features works that focus on body language, word play, and repetitive gesture. Closes May 24.
  • Jessica Stockholder will deliver the keynote address during Convocation at the 2014 College Art Association Conference (Chicago, IL). The event will take place on February 12 from 5:30–7PM in Hilton Chicago’s Grand Ballroom. Free and open to the public.
  • Trenton Doyle Hancock will be the guest speaker at the Annual Freedom Banquet, hosted by the Paris, Texas Chapter of the NAACP, on February 22. One of the artist’s prints will be auctioned off as part of the event.

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Nettrice Gaskins is an artist and educator who holds a Ph.D. in Digital Media. Gaskins compiles the Magazine's "Weekly Roundup" and occasionally contributes articles on afrofuturism.

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