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Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds Ocula Conversation Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds

Geometric patterns, anthropomorphic characters, architectural spatial environments, and relics of the ancient world appear throughout Jess Johnson's artworks.Johnson's solo art-ventures began in drawing, but her long-term collaborative relationship with animator Simon Ward brings her drawings to life in videos and virtual reality. The animator has...

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Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger Ocula Conversation Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger

In 2012, Melati Suryodarmo opened Studio Plesungan in her native Surakarta, also known as Solo, the historic royal capital of the Mataram Empire of Java in Indonesia. Suryodarmo had returned to Indonesia from Germany, where she studied Butoh and choreography with Butoh dancer and choreographer Anzu Furukawa, time-based media with avantgarde...

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Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City Ocula Report Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City 15 Nov 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Landon Metz

b. 1985, USA

Brooklyn-based artist Landon Metz has garnered critical attention for his ability to imbue a spare language of abstraction with visual dynamism and sense of movement. His paintings have the capacity to expand and deal with space serially, while being site-responsive rather than site-specific. Metz’s painting practice is marked by great sensitivity to site and scale and increasingly incorporates performance and sculptural approaches to activate space. Sean Kelly stated, 'We are delighted that Landon is joining the gallery. We worked with him in a group show approximately a year ago, and were profoundly impressed by his rigour, use of space, and the way his work is pushing the boundaries of contemporary language and abstraction.'

Strategies of display are central to Metz’s visual language and his installations often incorporate elements of rhythm and repetition. Frequently in his work multi-panel paintings are presented as diptychs and triptychs, which he sometimes installs abutting one another, reaching into or wrapping around corners. He also produces shaped canvasses that mimic the abstract shapes that appear in his other paintings. As Metz has observed, 'My practice is largely about breaking down polarities, and I think that’s apparent in the way I present space. It’s about negotiating between setting and subject, public and private.'

Metz’s work has appeared in solo exhibitions in Norway, Italy, Denmark and Canada. In 2014, he was the artist in residence at the ADN Collection in Bolzano, Italy. Metz was born in Phoenix, Arizona and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Featured Artworks

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Untitled by Landon Metz contemporary artwork
Landon MetzUntitled, 2019 Dye on canvas in two parts
40 x 64 inches
Sean Kelly
Untitled by Landon Metz contemporary artwork
Landon MetzUntitled, 2019 Dye on canvas in two parts
127 x 203.2 cm
Sean Kelly
Untitled by Landon Metz contemporary artwork
Landon MetzUntitled, 2018 Marble
5.1 x 304.8 x 83.5 cm
Sean Kelly
Untitled by Landon Metz contemporary artwork
Landon MetzUntitled, 2018 Dye and canvas
Sean Kelly
Untitled by Landon Metz contemporary artwork
Landon MetzUntitled, 2018 Dye on canvas
Sean Kelly
Untitled by Landon Metz contemporary artwork
Landon MetzUntitled, 2018 Dye and canvas
Sean Kelly
Untitled by Landon Metz contemporary artwork
Landon MetzUntitled, 2018 Dye and canvas
Sean Kelly
Untitled by Landon Metz contemporary artwork
Landon MetzUntitled, 2018 Dye and canvas
Sean Kelly

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Landon Metz, Asymmetrical Symmetry at Sean Kelly, New York
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7 September–20 October 2018 Landon Metz Asymmetrical Symmetry Sean Kelly, New York

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New York Autumn Exhibitions: The Lowdown Ocula Report New York Autumn Exhibitions: The Lowdown 14 Sep 2018 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The autumn exhibition season has officially kicked off in New York, with countless solo and group exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career, and established artists, with some exhibiting works in the US for the first time. With a host of exhibitions to choose from, including a series of stellar museum exhibitions whose runs are nearing completion,...

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