Saturday, October 25, 2014

John McAllister, stellar crash the sea @ Carl Freedman Gallery

alit late like, 2014

celestial sometimes, 2014

feathery pom-pomesque, 2014

botanic oceanic, 2014

bright spright jaunty, 2014

powdery galactic, 2014

when adrift dreamy, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Miles Huston, Force Growth Velvet @ Room East



FORCE-n-1. The capacity to work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power. 2. The transfer of inherent energy. Any interaction which tends to change the motion of an object. 3. Power made operative against resistance. 4. A person or group capable of influential action.

GROWTH-n-1. Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form. 2. An increase, as in size, number, value, or strength; extension or expansion.

VELVET-n-1. From ‘vulgur’ meaning shaggy or with hair (of common people). 2. A soft fabric, such as silk, rayon, or nylon, having a smooth, dense pile and plain underside.  3. A profit or gain beyond what is expected or due. 4. The winnings of a gambler. 5. A female name.

Miles Huston (b. 1981) received his MFA from Yale University in 2010. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, where he is co-founder of the exhibition space KNOWMOREGAMES. “Force Growth Velvet,” will include painting, sculpture, and various types of functional objects designed by the artist: visitors are encouraged to wear a fifteen-pound blanket which is a cross between Mary Temple Grandin’s Hug Box (used for calming animals before slaughter) and lead x-ray blankets used routinely in a medical context. The artist has also created a website that aggregates current, localized data including weather, tides, time, etc. which will be on view on a monitor. The website ( will also be publicly accessible.


Make it Work - A Brief Survey of Functional Artworks

Paul McCarthy @ Hauser & Wirth London


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ruth Buchanan and Milli Jannides, Sound Bow @ Johan Berggren Gallery


Chris Martin, Pirate Utopias @ HALF GALLERY opens October 29th, 2014 from 6-8pm

Pirate utopias are fictional islands where inhabitants can be unburdened of social constraints and other normative traditions stifling individuality. The term was coined by writer Peter Lamborn Wilson who most recently collaborated with Chris Martin on a book entitled, "Opium Dens I Have Known." This month Anton Kern co-published a catalogue for Martin's exhibition in Chelsea (up until November 15th) featuring a conversation between the artist and curator Bob Nickas. The show at half gallery includes a range of subject matter from Sri Chinmoy to Myra Breckinridge and the Appian Way.


Frank Gehry

Let me tell you one thing. In this world we are living in, 98 percent of everything that is built and designed today is pure shit. There's no sense of design, no respect for humanity or for anything else. They are damn buildings and that's it. Once in a while, however, there's a small group of people who does something special. Very few. But good god, leave us alone! We are dedicated to our work. I don't ask for work. I don't have a publicist. I'm not waiting for anyone to call me. I work with clients who respect the art of architecture. 


Gedi Sibony @ Greene Naftali


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