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FOR SHANNON MICHAEL CANE

Printed Matter presents a survey of artist editions and publications produced by Shannon Michael Cane (1974-2017), the late Fairs and Editions Curator.

25% of Edition sales through September 2nd will be contributed to the Shannon Michael Cane Fund, supporting future projects carried out in Shannon’s name.

 

SHANZINI—SHANNON MICHAEL CANE AND PRINTED MATTER

Through October 14.

Printed Matter, 231 Eleventh Avenue (at 26th Street), New York City.

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Above: L.A. and N.Y. Art Book Fair organizers Jordan Nassar (left) and Shannon Michael Cane.

JAY DEFEO

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THE RIPPLE EFFECT pairs the work of Jay DeFeo with eleven younger artists—Trisha Donnelly, Sam Falls, Rachel Harrison, Wyatt Kahn, Ron Nagle, Gay Outlaw, Tobias Pils, R. H. Quaytman, Ugo Rondinone, Bosco Sodi, and Oscar Tuazon—in an exhibition in Aspen.

Co-organized with Le Consortium in Dijon, the Aspen Art Museum show is curated by Franck Gautherot and Seungduk Kim, with the participation of The Jay DeFeo Foundation in Berkeley.

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JAY DEFEO—THE RIPPLE EFFECT, through October 28.

ASPEN ART MUSEUM, 637 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen.

aspenartmuseum.org/jay-defeo-the-ripple-effect

Above: The Ripple Effect installation view. Photograph by Tony Prikryl .
Below: Jay DeFeo, Untitled, part of the Eternal Triangle series, 1980. Image credit: Aspen Art Museum.
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SAM FALLS

For his Hammer Project CALIFORNIA FLORA (NATIONAL FOREST CONDENSATION WALL), Sam Falls traveled to each of the nineteen National Forests in California to gather material for his entry-stairway installation.

“Falls covers large canvases with vegetation from the sites he visits and sprinkles them with dry pigments ranging from vibrant blues and bright yellows to more earthy hues, and then leaves them outside, exposed to the environment overnight. The condensation from rain or dew covers the surfaces in a process not unlike that used to create a photogram, requiring exposure over time so that only silhouettes of the flora remain amidst beautiful washes of color”*

 

HAMMER PROJECTS—SAM FALLS, through April 29.

HAMMER MUSEUM, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Westwood, Los Angeles.

hammer.ucla.edu/hammer-projects-sam-falls

See: Sam Falls, Kastro, Antiparos (Los Angeles: DoPe Press, 2016).

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Hammer Projects—Sam Falls, installation view. 2017. Image credit: Hammer Museum.

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CONCRETE ISLAND AT VENUS

Matt Johnson, Drywall #5 (Baby Aqua M440–3), 2017. Painted wood, 72 x 101 x 72 inches (182.9 x 256.5 x 182.9 cm) Image credit: Venus Over Manhattan

Matt Johnson, Drywall #5 (Baby Aqua M440–3), 2017.
Painted wood, 72 x 101 x 72 inches (182.9 x 256.5 x 182.9 cm)
Image credit: Venus Over Manhattan

“Welcome to Concrete Island: an overlooked city within a city, an entropical paradise where leisure is lean….Listen to our walls: they speak in a rare blend of hobo shamanism and contemporary primitivism that captures the texture of the urban psyche.”*

This group show at Venus’ Boyle Heights outpost features work by Kelly Akashi, William Anastasi, Vern Blosum, Will Boone, Jedediah Caesar, Center for Land Use Interpretation, the Crenshaw Cowboy, Catharine Czudej, Jaime Davidovich, Harry Dodge, Sam Falls, Francesca Gabbiani, Kim Gordon, Matt Johnson, Lazaros, Jason Matthew Lee, Jason Bailer Losh, Tony Matelli, Pentti Monkkonen, Ruben Ochoa, Jon Pylypchuk, Ry Rocklen, Nancy Rubins, Sterling Ruby, Analia Saban, Blair Saxon-Hill, Max Hooper Schneider, Daniel R. Small, Piotr Uklanski, Kaari Upson, and Chris Wiley.

 

CONCRETE ISLAND, through May 20.

VENUS LOS ANGELES, 601 South Anderson Street, Los Angeles.

*venusovermanhattan.com/exhibition/concrete-island/