I.

Exhibition: No Title
Artists: Bernd and Hilla Becher
Venue: Sprueth Magers
Dates: Until October 21st, 2017


Bernd and Hilla Becher present “a language of heavy industry” in a typographic and poetic fashion where form and function are at play within each individual photograph and structure. A near perfect example of abstraction in repetition, the architecture becomes sculptural and the formalism comes alive. They create beauty from structures typically not considered beyond their function, nor even considered architectural entities in their own rights, yet the photo studies somehow create visually and conceptually beautiful urban landscapes.

 Bernd and Hilla Becher @ Sprüth Magers

Bernd and Hilla Becher @ Sprüth Magers


II.

Exhibition: wave form walks the earth
Artist: Elaine Cameron-Weir
Venue: Hannah Hoffman Gallery
Dates: Until November 4th, 2017

 
Elaine Cameron-Weir’s wave form walks the earth, possesses a dystopian, futuristic and simultaneously medieval narrative. Made of chain mail, her hanging piece, Dressing For Altitude (2017, Pewter, stainless steel, leather, sandbag) references the body or the body that could have once worn such a costume. When looking, one becomes almost obsessively aware of weight - the weight of the metals, weight of the sandbag that holds it mid-air, the weight of all of this on top of a human body. Visceral, formal, these sadomasochistic leather bindings and metallic mechanisms are aestheticized and eroticized.  

 Elaine Cameron Weir @ Hannah Hoffman

Elaine Cameron Weir @ Hannah Hoffman


III.

Exhibition: No Title [Group Show]
Artists: Thomas Demand, Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober, Brice Marden, Ken Price, Martin Puryear, Charles Ray, Paul Sietsema, Anne Truitt, Terry Winters
Venue: Matthew Marks Gallery LA
Dates: Until October 21st, 2017

 

Matthew Marks’s group show presents an array of sculptural and wall works that all somehow play with lifelike forms and color. One of the highlights of the exhibition is Katharina Fritsche’s Still Life 7 (2017), in which a yellow statue of Saint Aloysius stands modestly next to a black-painted apple, strawberry and seashell. Each of these items in black represent the feminine and also the temptations of the chaste Saint. It is the velvety pigment that is the most mesmerizing of visuals – inviting to the touch. The second highlight is Ken Price’s Fung (2009). Whether considering his shapes, materials, or process, our consideration of Price’s sensual sculptures take on an otherworldly allusion, while directly referencing our own organs and the corporal forms we recognize in ourselves. It’s the brilliant variety of color that enraptures and ensnares.

 @ Matthew Marks

@ Matthew Marks


IV.

Exhibition: No Title [Group Show]
Artists: Various Artists
Venue: Regen Projects
Dates: Until October 28th, 2017

 

The group show at Regen Projects presents a sprawling, cultural dialogue between two great artists and makers. Abraham Cruzvillegas and Gabriel Kuri have curated a very necessary, very insightful artistic history of the Latin American cultures that define our city and impact culture worldwide. Ariel Schlesinger’s Bubble Machine, an engaging kinetic sculpture, utilizes humor to call one’s attention to violence, something that rings true especially in our current political climate. Cuban Samba, by Simabuku, elegantly brings together found materials. A simple arrangement of a tin can that emanates the sounds of raindrops on metal, he recalls the memory of a beautiful chance encounter and creates a poetic sculptural installation out of something that typically points towards damage and destruction.

 @ Regen Projects

@ Regen Projects