The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2 June 2019–5 January 2020) is an inter-generational show of 21 Chinese artists working from the 1980s to the present, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, He Xiangyu, Yin Xiuzhen, and Ma Qiusha.Staged on Level 2 of LACMA's Renzo...
When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...
To coincide with Art Basel 2019, which opens to the public from 13 to 16 June, galleries and institutions across the city are presenting a range of stellar exhibitions. From Rebecca Horn at Museum Tinguely to Geumhyung Jeong at Kunsthalle Basel, here is a selection of what to see.William Kentridge, Dead Remus (2014–2016). Charcoal on found ledger...
This book is published in conjunction with the exhibition Plastic Show, organized by DeWain Valentine, held at Almine Rech Gallery London, from February 9th to March 25th, 2017.
Almine Rech Gallery London presented Plastic Show, a selection of works by seminal California artists from the Light and Space movement: Mary Corse (b. 1945), Robert Irwin (b. 1928), Craig Kauffman (1932–2010), John McCracken (1934–2011), and DeWain Valentine (b. 1936)–five artists who, through a series of individual explorations, went on to investigate the broad potential that plastics (i.e., synthetically produced resins) could yield.
Known for their pioneering work with various synthetic resins and synthetic polymers during the 1960s and ‘70s, these artists are today recognised not only for their active roles in the development of plastics as a newly discovered medium in art, but also for their sophisticated techniques and at times even quasi-acrobatic prowess required to shape them into the seamless, translucent, luscious volumes.
These five artists were indeed hailed as trailblazers within the movement designated as Light and Space, which also carried over the allusive quip 'finish fetish aesthetic' to new and unforeseen dimensions. The term 'finish fetish' had been coined by artist-critic-curator-editor John Coplans and referred to the meticulous emphasis on superbly polished surfaces that became a signature mark of the group.
Organised by DeWain Valentine.
Featuring Works by Mary Corse, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, John McCracken, DeWain Valentine.
Essay by Joachim Pissarro.
24 x 33 cm, 9 1/2 x 13 inches
Edition of 800
Almine Rech Gallery Editions
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