Halsey Hathaway, who’s most recent solo show of paintings at Rawson Projects which closed this past Sunday the 19th, has created a series of works on paper that continue his use of over lapping and intersecting shapes. Accumulating color with a speckled sprayed texture the shapes becomes veiled skins to one another as they push and nudge new curvilinear forms.
A year after launching a Kick-starter for their book project, artists Yael Malka and Cait Oppermann are celebrating the release of their self-published book titled Sea Blues. Tonight, May 17th, they are having a book release event at Molasses Books. The duo traveled across Turkey, Morocco and numerous European countries for 70 days, photographing their experiences interactions, and surroundings.
Above images by Cait Oppermann; below images by Yael Malka
At any given moment my desktop is half-covered by screenshots of random images. Some of them become Look posts, or get used as references images, but some just sit there. Here is a small collection of photographs that have been sitting on my desktop.
The above image is a recently published photograph taken in Harlem in the 1920′s. Many websites posting it have comments saying that it is proof that Jay Z is a vampire or time traveller. The below photo has been around for a little longer, but it sparked the same conversation about Nicholas Cage.
This was taken in 1910 in China. It’s a woman’s bound feet, in and out of the slippers.
A print edition by Mike and Doug Starn.
I posted this photograph by Jason Nocito a few months ago when it was shown at The Hole, but I like it so much it’s still hanging out on my desktop. It’s called Tree, or How Things Look When I’m Depressed.
Heavy Roses, Voulangis, France, 1914, by Edward Steichen. Formerly available as a print edition by Aperture, now sold out. I wish I’d bought one.
As much as I’d like to think I walk through the art fairs with a democratic eye, I don’t – not even close. I’m partial to painting. Here are my top painting picks from this weekend’s NADA Art Fair.
Adrianne Rubenstein at Et al. Gallery, Broccoli and Elvis Cake, Oil on Canvas. Image courtesy of the artist.
Margaret Watkins was a commercial photographer who enjoyed professional success in New York in the 1920′s. Her career was cut short when she stranded in Scotland in 1929 and she never returned to the Unites States. Following her death, her work has started to come back into the light. These images are currently on view through May 11 at Robert Mann Gallery, 525 W 26 St, 2nd floor, NYC.
Claes Oldenburg: The Street and the Store and Claes Oldenburg: Mouse Museum/Ray Gun Wing are exhibits that look at this major artist’s first two major bodies of work. They are currently on view at MoMA through August 5, after which many of the pieces will travel to The Walker in Minneapolis for the show Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties, which opens September 21.
These images by David Benjamin Sherry are made from 8×10 negatives shot at Ansel Adams’ beloved f/64, and printed using a traditional chromogenic printing process. They are currently are on view through May 17 as part of his show Wonderful Land at OHWOW, 937 N. La Cienega, Los Angeles.
All images courtesy of the artist and OHWOW
In his solo show, Interiors, at Charles Bank Gallery, Garrett Pruter uses found film negatives of flowers, cats and empty rooms which he subjugates to various chemical processes, adding a haze and discomfort to the domestic, while retaining a quiet beauty.The show is on display through May 26.