Raf Simons, Fall 2017 Menswear Whether it’s the Statue of Liberty beckoning over the curve in the horizon as your steamer approaches from the east, or a frantic cluster of handwritten “Have you been detained?” posters waiting outside immigration as the automatic doors of JFK whoosh blessedly closed behind you, every outsider’s first arrival… Continue reading Raf Simons, Fall 2017 Menswear, No Fear in New New York.
Talia Chetrit, Heat, 2015, Parents/Trees, 2014 and Jeans, 2016 Talia Chetrit’s work focuses on the human body—often her own—as a starting point to examine how images are constructed to support different agendas and interpretations of reality. After beginning her practice with an exploration of the manipulative nature of photography, Chetrit is increasingly interested in… Continue reading Talia Chetrit, I Wanted to Expose the Vulnerability in the Private Moments Between Takes
Jordan Wolfs, Female Figure, 2014 and Colored Sculpture, 2016, Installation View In a recent interview Jordan Wolfson artist traced a cycle of works produced since 2009 back to a moment of eye-contact: “It is something that became clear to me in Your Napoleon (2009) […]. For that work, I kept trying to figure out how… Continue reading Artist: Jordan Wolfson
Hood By Air Menswear Spring 2017, Paris Hood By Air makes things difficult. These images were shot days after its Spring 2017 show in Paris, a frenzied cruise in semi-darkness through a gay sauna in a seedy part of the Marais that culminated in a synchronized swim in the hammam’s subterranean pool (don’t think: Busby… Continue reading Hood By Air Menswear Spring 2017, Paris
Raf Simons Menswear Spring 2017, Florence Earlier this year, the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation contacted Raf Simons. They asked if he’d like to work with them on something. He said yes. That’s the shorthand version of the story behind the collection he presented at Pitti Immagine Uomo, perfectly chimed with a duo of Mapplethorpe exhibitions at… Continue reading Raf Simons Menswear Spring 2017, Florence
Tim Coppens Menswear, Spring 2017, New York Remember clubbing? Do people still do that? You know—roll deep, head to some warehouse where the music is so loud it obliterates all reality, and emerge busted at sunrise to face the city you left behind the night before. That kind of clubbing. Tim Coppens remembers those… Continue reading Tim Coppens Menswear, Spring 2017, New York
Charles Harlan, Stack, 2015, Roll Gates, 2012 and Counter, 2013 Drawing inspiration from Land Art of the 1970s, Harlan avails himself of the most common materials at hand – including such hardware store staples as ladders, shipping palettes, and one-ton metal pipe – in his large industrial works. Huge in scale, Minimalist in form,… Continue reading Charles Harlan, Sculpture
Jamian Juliano-Villani, Penny’s Change, 2015, What makes a painter paint? In her Bedford-Stuyvesant studio, artist Jamian Juliano-Villani uses a digital projector to create surreal paintings and discusses the graphic source material that inspires her. Juliano-Villani’s Brooklyn studio is crowded with a wildly varied collection of books ranging from 70s-era fashion, to commercial illustration, to Scientific… Continue reading Jamian Juliano-Villani, Penny’s Change, 2015
While primarily known for his work with the ground breaking dance club-orchestral mash-up, Redux Orchestra, he has also worked with many other artists most notably Einstürzende Neubauten. Other collaborators include Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Anri Sala, Tino Sehgal, La Fura dels Baus, The Residents, raumlabor.berlin, Ricardo Villalobos, Staatsoper Dresden, Staatskapelle Berlin, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, Morton Subotnick and The Orb.
Francisco Costa, Calvin Klein Collection, Spring 2014, New York Francisco Costa is celebrating his tenth anniversary at the helm of Calvin Klein this season. It’s a milestone, and the brand is doing it up: new Tribeca venue, A-list star power in the form of Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara (the face of the label’s just-launched… Continue reading New York Fashion Week: Calvin Klein Collection, Spring / Summer 2014
Installation view, R.H Quaytman, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, 2009 and Chapter 12: iamb (checkered blue screen with edges), 2008, Oil, silkscreen, gesso on wood, 51 x 82.2 cm R. H. Quaytman is a contemporary artist, best known for paintings on wood panels, using abstract and photographic elements in site-specific “Chapters”, now numbering twenty-five. Each Chapter is… Continue reading R. H. Quaytman
McCracken occupies a singular position within the recent history of American art, as his work melds the restrained formal qualities of Minimalist sculpture with a distinctly West Coast sensibility expressed through color, form, and finish. He developed his early sculptural work while studying painting at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland in the late 1950s and early 1960s. While experimenting with increasingly three-dimensional canvases, the artist began to produce objects made with industrial materials, including plywood, sprayed lacquer, and pigmented resin, creating the highly reflective, smooth surfaces that he was to become known for.
Paul McCarthy, WS, Exhibition View, 2013 Paul McCarthy, WS, 19 June – 4 August, 2013 Park Avenue Armory, New York McCarthy is using Disney’s Snow White, turning her into his White Snow, as a character she is readymade emotional architecture dressed as an impossibly beautiful group of images. The largest installation yet for the artist, WS took 72 semi-trucks to… Continue reading Exhibition: Paul McCarthy, WS, Park Avenue Armory, New York
Installation view: Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective, geometrics, 2013 Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective, June 18 – September 22, 2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York The first major museum exhibition of Ken Price’s work in New York, will trace the development of his ceramic sculptures with approximately sixty-five examples from 1959 to 2012. The… Continue reading Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Josh Smith, Untitled, 2008 and Untitled, 2010. Mixed media on canvas, acrylic glass Through paintings, collages, books, and ceramics, Josh Smith challenges the ideas of the artist. In forcing the painted image to be somewhat arbitrary, he has managed to take the act of painting beyond aesthetics. Smith’s early training in printmaking is often the… Continue reading Artist: Josh Smith
Iman Issa, Material for a sculpture representing a monument erected in the spirit of defiance of a larger power, 2010 and Making Places (c-print), Series of ten c-prints, 2007 Iman Issa, born 1979, Cairo, is an artist based in Cairo and New York. The cryptic work of Iman Issa rarely denotes its subject matter nor reveals the artist’s creative… Continue reading Iman Issa