Thursday, 31 October 2013

Charles Bukowski: he knows us all

he knows us all

hell crawls through the window

without a sound
enters my room
takes off his hat
and sits down on the couch across from me.
I laugh.
then my lamp drops off the table,
I catch it just before it hits the
floor, and in doing so,
I spill my
beer. "oh shit!" I say;
when I look up again
the son-of-a-bitch
is gone–
off looking for you,
my friend?


"Icarus," 1947, Henri Matisse


Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Caitlin Keogh @ Andreas Melas & Helena Papadopoulos, Athens

The Garden, (#1), 2013

The Garden, (#2), 2013

The Garden, (#3), 2013

The Garden, (#4), 2013

The Garden, (#5), 2013

The Garden, Instructions (#5), 2013

Jason Benson @ Queer Thoughts, Chicago opens Friday, November 8th, 2013

Queer Thoughts
1640 W. 18th St. #3
Chicago,IL 60608

Jessica Dickinson @ Altman Siegel opens November 7th, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Altman Siegel is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Jessica Dickinson.  This is the New York based painter's first exhibition with the gallery and in San Francisco.

The exhibition consists of three paintings accompanied by large works on paper. Dickinson's abstract paintings are layered over an extended period of time through repeated additive and subtractive procedures with oil on a plaster like surface. Events of marking, scraping, covering, cutting into and revealing are compressed as the paintings unfold actions of chance, change, and intention over time. The mixed media works on paper offer contrast through their differing material processes, incorporating the index of time, pressure, and marks formed beneath and between the peripheral activities of making the paintings. Dickinson's decelerated works have the feeling of exposed surfaces moving through different states, where matter asserts itself as something impenetrable while at the same time vulnerable.

This exhibition is titled 'Of-', expressing the relationship between parts, understanding that nothing can be fully seen or known at once. This speaks of the connections between the works, but also the process of looking at each piece individually as they shift according to distance, closeness, and oblique angles. Oscillating between atmosphere and hard matter, the works follow sensations of an unfolding thought process examining an idea, emotion, or situation in it's various conflicting dimensions over time. Moving through the works is the sense of a space that alters between being an obstruction, veil, threshold or opening. These works present the residue of past marks, decisions, and attempts at breaching the surface, while at the same time beginning to delineate the present and future.  The title 'Of-' also lets the works rest in states of being "of" something - of physical matter, of subject, of vision, of process, of time - never a whole in itself but "connected with, taken from, made from, relating to, affected by".   

- Jessica Dickinson

ART TIME available @ James Fuentes

available @ James Fuentes

Win McCarthy: The Long Drain @ Off Vendome, Düsseldorf

Minku, Are You Here? @ Springsteen, Baltimore

Install view, Bunny Rogers, Ben Horns

Install view, Sofia Leiby, Ben Horns

Install view, Sofia Leiby

Install view, Sofia Leiby, Ben Horns

Install view, Ben Horns

Install View, Bunny Rogers, Sofia Leiby, Ben Horns

Sofia Leiby, ‘Autumn Drip’, 2013

Sofia Leiby, ‘Untitled’, 2013

Sofia Leiby, ‘Meadow Painting #3', 2013

Sofia Leiby, ‘In Ben’s Studio By The River’, 2013

Ben Horns, 'Thomas', 2013

Ben Horns, 'Thomas', 2013

Ben Horns, ‘Autonomous Ominous No Mas’, 2013

Bunny Rogers, ‘For My Mother (For Betsy, Brigid, and Me)’, 2010

Bunny Rogers, ‘For My Mother (For Betsy, Brigid, and Me)’ Detail, 2010

Bunny Rogers, 'Colonial Pockets', 2013

Untitled, 2013, Tisch Abelow


Carroll Dunham in conversation with Alison Gingeras @ KARMA, Monday, November 4, 2013, 6-8pm

Karma and Gladstone Gallery 
invite you to join
Carroll Dunham and Alison Gingeras

for a conversation to
celebrate the publication of


Monday, November 4th, 2013, 6 - 8pm

The conversation will begin promptly at 6:30pm

39 Great Jones St
New York NY 10012