Category Archives: ART

GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON

The new show by Gardar Eide Einarsson is on view in London for one more week.*

GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON

Through May 26.

Maureen Paley

21 Herald Street, Bethnal Green, London.

*See “A man fights, and fights, and then fights some more…,” PARIS LA 6 (Spring 2011), 2–13.

Gardar Eide Einarsson, from top: The Spirit of Zen; a Way of Life, Work and Art in the Far East, 2019; untitled (Hand), 2019; untitled (Axe), 2019; all acrylic and gesso on canvas. Bring up irrelevant issues as frequently as possible, 2019, enamel on laser cut aluminium. Liquid Explosive Detonated by Pull-Friction Fuze, 2019; The German Peters Candybar Boobytrap, 2019; both acrylic, gesso, graphite and silk screen ink on canvas. Images courtesy and © the artist and Maureen Paley.

DAVID HAMMONS IS ON OUR MIND

DAVID HAMMONS IS ON OUR MIND—the Wattis Institute catalogue that includes a 1994 artist’s talk as well as texts by Tongo Eisen-Martin and Fred Moten—is out of print, but Artbook at Hauser & Wirth has a few copies left.

DAVID HAMMONS IS ON OUR MIND

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth

917 East 3rd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

DAVID HAMMONS

Through August 11.

Hauser & Wirth

901 East 3rd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: David Hammons is on Our Mind, book cover image courtesy and © the artist and the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts; David Hammons, Orange is the New Black, 2017, mixed media; David Hammons, untitled, 2017. Artwork images courtesy and © the artist and Hauser & Wirth, photographs by Genevieve Hanson.

OSCAR TUAZON — COLLABORATOR

Oscar Tuazon‘s sculptural works made in collaboration with artists and writers Ariana Reines, Matias Faldbakken, Elias Hansen, and Vito Acconci are now on view at the Bellevue Arts Museum—Tuazon’s first solo museum show in his native Washington State.

The exhibition—COLLABORATOR—also includes work in honor of Leonard Peltier, and “new sculptures and site-responsive interventions that respond, in part, to the porous, light-filled nature of architect Steven Holl‘s design” for the museum’s third floor galleries.*

OSCAR TUAZON—COLLABORATOR*

Through September 15.

Bellevue Arts Museum

510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue.

See PARIS LA 13—”CHEZ CHEZ PERV PERV” (Spring 2015), an issue guest-edited by Gardar Eide EinarssonMatias Faldbakken, and Oscar Tuazon.

Oscar Tuazon—Collaborator, 2019, installation views, Bellevue Arts Museum. Photographs by Dorothée Perret. Images courtesy and © the artists and the Bellevue Arts Museum.

HOUSE OF GAGA — A SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION

The Dumas and Flaubert-derived title of the Air de Paris exhibition HOUSE OF GAGA—20 YEARS LATER (A SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION) refers to the year in the late 1990s when Fernando Mesta joined Air de Paris to do an internship.

Ten years later, Mesta and José Rojas founded House of Gaga in Mexico City. This Air de Paris show celebrates the gallery and two decades of art by Julien Ceccaldi, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Trisha Donnelly, Bruno Pelassy, Vivian Suter, and Danny McDonald (Mended Veil).

HOUSE OF GAGA—20 YEARS LATER (A SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION)

Through June 15.

Air de Paris

32, rue Louise Weiss, 13th, Paris.

In October 2019, Air de Paris will move to the Komunuma art center in Romainville, Seine-Saint-Denis.

House of Gaga—20 Years Later (A Sentimental Education), Air de Paris, from top: Julien Ceccaldi, Hooded Corpse, 2018, skeleton model, melted plastic, chicken wire, synthetic wig, hoodie, underwear, socks, slipper and woodstain, and acrylic paint; Bruno Pelassy, untitled, 2000-2001, silk, silicone, beads, lace, in an aquarium; Nicolas Ceccaldi, untitled, 2017, crucifix, holographic vinyl, plastic frame; Mended Veil (2), 1999–2019, mixed media; ; Bruno Pelassy, untitled, 1995, glass beads, nylon, wood; Vivian Suter, untitled and undated, acrylic, glue and mud on canvas; Julien Ceccaldi, Secret Base—10 years later, 2019, acrylic on canvas. Artwork and images courtesy and © the artists, the photographers, House of Gaga, and Air de Paris.

CHARLES WHITE AT LACMA

The magnificent Charles White retrospective is up for one more month at LACMA, the last stop of its national tour.

In addition to the beautifully designed exhibition in the museum’s Resnick Pavilion, this weekend LACMA is presenting a pristine 35mm screening of ANNA LUCASTA—the 1958 film starring Eartha Kitt and Sammy Davis Jr., featuring paintings by White.

And in June there will be a final Artist Walkthrough, with muralist and Charles White student Kent Twitchell.

CHARLES WHITE—A RETROSPECTIVE

Through June 9.

ANNA LUCASTA

Sunday, May 19, at 1 pm.

KENT TWITCHELL artist walkthrough

Friday, June 7, from 4 pm to 5 pm.

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Charles White—A Retrospective, 2019, LACMA, from top: Wanted Poster Series #15, 1970, lithograph on paper, LACMA; Harriet, 1972, oil wash on board, Warfield Center at the University of Texas, Austin; Banner for Willy J., 1976, oil on canvas, Wyatt Collection; Harvest Talk, 1953, charcoal, Wolff crayon, and graphite, with stumping and erasing on ivory wood-pulp laminate board, Art Institute of Chicago; J’accuse #7, 1966, charcoal on paper, private collection; Bessie Smith, 1950, tempura on panel, private collection; The Embrace, 1942, tempura on Masonite, LACMA; War Worker, 1945, tempura on board, Montclair Art Museum; Soldier,1944, tempura on Masonite, Huntington Library; Young Farmer, 1953, linoleum cut on paper, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Untitled (Bearded Man), circa 1949, linoleum cut on paper, Museum of Modern Art, New York. Images courtesy and © the Charles White Archives, LACMA, and the lending collectors and institutions.