May 11th opens two major installations as part of the Venice Biennale. They will be at the Palazzo Franchetti in Glasstress 2017.
Austin Art Projects artist Howard Ben Tre' opened his exhibition "Casting of Being" at the Toyama Glass Art Museum on November 21, 2015. Ben Tre's exhibition marked the first one person exhibition since the museum opened the new space designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. The exhibition in Toyama continues through March 21, 2016.
Jun Kaneko recently completed the design for Puccinis “Madama Butterfly” at the San Francisco Opera. His stunning production design for Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly premiered at Opera Omaha in 2006. Since then, Jun’s dynamic re-envisioning of the opera has been produced by the Dayton Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, Atlanta Opera, Madison Opera, and the Opera Company of Philadelphia, which commissioned Jun to create a new production of Beethoven’s Fidelio that premiered at the Philadelphia Academy of Music in October 2008.
McKay Otto’s recent installation “Silo of McKays” is his own Rothko chapel in the hill country of West Texas. McKay is the subject of an upcoming PBS documentary.
Robert Graham’s work set two world records at Sotheby’s in the A. Alfred Taubman auction, with an Elise sculpture topping at $262,000, and the Spy/Stephanie selling for $212,500.
Austin Art Projects continued with its model of Satellite Exhibitions in November with the debut of Karen LaMonte’s “Nocturnes” in Chicago in the historic Chez Paris and Pritzker Military Library space. With twilight as her muse, LaMonte built on the legacy of night meditations of Whistler, John Field, and Frederick Chopin. Installed within the vast space were eight monumental sculptures cast in white bronze, cast iron, and two different hues of glass, as well as a comprehensive installation of “Etudes.” The five day event was successful on many levels, including a significant museum acquisition, the scheduling of three museum exhibitions, including mid career survey, and many private acquisitions.
Sculptor Don Gummer’s art was on exhibit outside subway stations on Broadway between Columbus Circle and 157th St.
Nine aluminum and stainless steel sculptures, ranging from eight to 10 feet tall, were on view from May through November 2015, taking place between W. 71st and W. 72nd St.
This extraordinary exhibition, "Peter Halley: Big Paintings," consists of nine monumental paintings made between 1987 and 2015 that take abstraction beyond the utopian ideals of early modernism and address the isolation and control imposed by government and corporate interests on our everyday lives.
Halley's visual language - the square, the line, and other geometric forms - is appropriated from modernist painters like Malevich and Mondrian. But rather than a celebration of, or an indulgence of nostalgia for, Modernist "progress," Halley's abstraction symbolizes the unstoppable influence of Big Brother in various forms.
The exhibition will show an extensive cross section of his graphic reproductions as well as paintings and sculptures, including some of the most famous works of Pop Art.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a documentary by N-TV Art.
Ed Moses, at 88, refuses to be tied down to any style or concept, rejects the idea of “the artist,” and creates by embracing the happy accident.
Karen LaMonte's Ukiyo Chicago garnered local media coverage during the 5 day installation at the Zhou B Art Center by Austin Art Projects.
Austin Art Projects is now representing the estate of Sculptor Robert Graham in Culver City, California. A joint venture with the artists' son Steven Graham, Austin Graham will exhibit iconic works from the 1960's forward in a new space at 5856 Adams, Culver City, California 90232. Open by appointment. Please call 760.895.8658.
The Magic Flute will open on may 3rd at 7:00pm and continue through May 18th at The Washington National Opera at The John F. Kennedy Center.
Tuesday - Saturday
10 AM - 5 PM
And by appointment
Friday, April 12 - Sunday, November 3, 2013
As a pioneer in the field of monumental ceramic sculpture, Jun Kaneko has played with scale and proportion and this installation is representative of his past and present artistic practices. Works presented in the South Boeing Galleries feature Kaneko’s signature Dangos (meaning “rounded form” or “dumpling” in Japanese). These ceramic steles, covered in a variety of vibrant shapes and patterns, allow viewers to examine their environment and focus on a sense of scale and place.
The North Boeing Gallery features a new body of work by Kaneko, drawing upon the myths and legends of the Tanuki figure. From ancient times, the Japanese have expressed the Tanuki in a variety of ways, for it is considered to be a trickster who causes trouble and mayhem in both the human and supernatural worlds.
The inaugural event for Austin Art Projects, Karen LaMonte | Floating World Seattle, went fantastic! Innumerable thanks to all of our supporters, and we look are looking forward to a very bright future!
INTERSECTIONS: CHARLES ARNOLDI
June 8 - August 25, 2013
The Singh Family Gallery
Charles Arnoldi is one of the most significant contemporary abstract painters, sculptors and printmakers of our generation. Internationally recognized as an accomplished colorist, who came out of the booming 1970s Los Angeles art scene, Arnoldi’s multi-hued paintings are experimentations in color, form and structure. Intersections will present a sampling of Arnoldi’s seminal early tree twigs acrylic painted constructions and chainsaw sculptures that brought him immediate acclaim in the early 1970s. Paired with selections from his his recent Grids, Windows, Arcs, Chainsaw and Case Study series’ this exhibition will trace the evolution of Arnoldi’s artistic career over the last 50 years providing contextual evidence to his conceptual development.