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Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber Ocula Report Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber 15 Mar 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...

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Diana Campbell Betancourt Ocula Conversation Diana Campbell Betancourt

Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...

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Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Ocula Report Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art 7 Mar 2019 : Mike Pinnington for Ocula

China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...

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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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