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  • MODERNISM - JESSICA SILVERMAN - SWIM

    ALTMAN SIEGEL - WATTIS INSTITUTE

    03.15.18

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    Modernism Gallery: Jacques Villeglé - Traces, Décollages from 1956-2000

    Comment by AB: Jacques Villeglé was a founding member of the Nouveau Réaliste group (with Yves Klein, Pierre Restany, Arman, Raymond Hains, Mimmo Rotella and others). His collaged scraps of posters torn from city walls might be called early works of sampling or appropriation art.

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    Collaged torn poster art by Jacques Villeglé at Modernism Gallery.

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    Small-format works by Jacques Villeglé.

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    Wall of art by Jacques Villeglé.

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    Bill Kane and his abstracted photographs of Buddhist dieties.

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    Jessica Silverman Gallery: Matthew Angelo Harrison - Prototype of Dark Silhouettes; David Huffman - Urban Vernacular

    Comment by AB: In the front gallery see Matthew Angelo Harrison's traditional African sculptures and animal skulls encased in finely machined and finished resin blocks. Excerpts of history, evolution and tradition entombed or perhaps even imprisoned in modern-day contexts. In the rear gallery, David Huffman paints pop culture icons, historical references and activist embellishments into his energized abstractions. Good show; stop on by.

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    Sculpture by Matthew Angelo Harrison at Jessica Silverman Gallery.

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    Matthew Angelo Harrison installation view.

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    Matthew Angelo Harrison installation view.

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    David Huffman and his art at Jessica Silverman Gallery.

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    Art by David Huffman.

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    Swim Gallery (Luggage Store Annex): MonSTARs

    Artists: Marcela Pardo Ariza, Kat Geng, Sofie Ramos, Laura Rokas. Curated by Yarrow Slaps.

    Comment by AB: Group show of four promising female artists.

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    Art by Laura Rokas at Swim Gallery.

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    Laura Rokas brand-name stitched and sewn art.

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    Installation by Sophie Ramos.

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    Marcela Pardo Ariza photography.

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    Assemblage art by Kat Geng.

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    Head count - group art show at Swim Gallery.

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    Altman Siegel Gallery: Trevor Paglen - Impossible Objects

    Comment by AB: Artworks dedicated to the history space flight highlighted by a a 100 foot mylar "sculpture" (balloon) to be launched into orbit this summer. Not every manmade object circling the earth has to serve a scientific or technological purpose.

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    Soon-to-be-orbiting sculpture by Trevor Paglen at Altman Siegel Gallery.

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    Photograph of an orbiting object by Trevor Paglen.

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    Conceptual sketches of different aspects of space flight by Trevor Paglen.

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    Trevor Paglen installation view.

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    Photograph of orbiting objects by Trevor Paglen.

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    Installation view of art by Trevor Paglen.

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    Orbiting object photograph by Trevor Paglen at Altman Siegel Gallery.

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    Wattis Institute: Ken Lum - What's old is old for a dog;

    Comment by AB: We've got our facades, mission statements, outward manifestations, exclusionary cabals, entitlements and such, but every once in a while, the real us's seep through.

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    Business meets personal - art by Ken Lum at Wattis Institute.

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    Art by Ken Lum.

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    Personal says goodbye to business - Ken Lum art.

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    Sculpture and text art by Ken Lum.

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    Looks like a nice place to be, but you can't get in. Art by Ken Lum.

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    Text art by Ken Lum.

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