TRUED SURFACE presents nine series of paintings from the work of artist Lynne Golob Gelfman that explore her engagement with the possibilities of mark making. As art historian Judith F. Rodenbeck writes in the accompanying essay, Gelfman’s “embrace of chance in the production of her work recalls the willingness of the fresco artist to allow nature to act,” adding that Gelfman’s “matter of factness of process” results in “paintings that are insistently made, built-yet with a witty, scintillating brilliance….”
In a conversation with writer Lisa Wohl, Gelfman discusses some of the roots of her abstract images, including her fascination with everyday objects from different cultures, her deep connection to the natural environment and her longing for a sense of place. Leslie Miller of The Grenfell Press has designed this book to give a vivid experience of Gelfman’s paintings as, to quote Gelfman, “fields of movement.”
Available on Amazon, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, and at Art Basel in Miami Beach and Design Miami/.
Art Calendar | November 15, 2013 - January 19, 2014 | The 1st Solo Museum Exhibition of the Work of Holt Quentel at Aspen Art Museum
The Aspen Art Museum presents the little-explored body of underground artist’s work, Holt Quentel (b.1961). The exhibition revisits Quentel’s work 23 years after her historic debut at Stux Gallery in New York, followed by her mysterious self-imposed exile from the art world in 1990.
The Museum features 17 of Quentel’s works including her altered series of modified side chairs designed by Charles Eames, mass-produced by Herman Miller, and embellished by kitschy fabric coverings, Grateful Dead stickers, and other decals.
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Letizia Battaglia, Palermo.1980. Quartiere La Cala - La bambina con il pallone, 1980, Black and white photograph
A selection of black and white works by Palermo-based photographer Letizia Battaglia are on view through November 10 at Artissima 2013: Cardi Black Box (Booth 23, Hall Gray). Click here to learn more about the artist and Cardi Black Box.
Art Calendar | Queens Museum Opening Weekend + Party | Saturday, November 9, 6-9pm
Join the Museum this weekend to #LaunchQM! View the full schedule of events here.
Roy Lichtenstein, Seductive Girl (1923-1997)
Art Calendar | Brancusi in New York 1913-2013 | Opening: November 7, 2013 | 6-8pm | Paul Kasmin Gallery, 515 W 27th
In 1913 Brancusi entered the international art world exhibiting in the Armory Show in New York. Now, 100 years later, Paul Kasmin Gallery will open Brancusi in New York 1913-2013, an exhibition of major bronze sculptures by the artist on November 7 from 6 - 8pm. Learn more here.
Dieter Roth / Björn Roth, The Floor I, 1973-1992, Found object; wood, paint
© Dieter Roth Estate | Courtesy Hauser & Wirth
Art Calendar | Friday, November 1 from 7-9 pm | Opening Party for Give Good Art at 1027 Westwood Blvd.
Stop by Give Good Art, a roving gallery of ideas & gifts by ForYourArt featuring products & editions by 80+ artists benefitting 35+ organizations.
Head to Westwood early for the Hammer Museum’s Arts ReSTORE LA Opening Celebration, 5-8pm. Plus, Give Good Art will be open all day Friday, 11am-9pm.
Click here for the online catalog and visit More info at GiveGoodArt.com and ArtsReSTORE.la for more info.
Sean Kelly announces Callum Innes: Liminal, an exhibition of the artist’s most recent work from both the Exposed Paintings and the Untitled Lamp Black Paintings series. Learn more here.