Arlene Shechet has received much recent acclaim for her current exhibition, Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection, now open at the Frick Collection in New York through April 2017. In addition to the New York Times review, the exhibition has continued to be widely well-received.
The New Yorker's Andrea K. Scott describes the show as "respectful and radical," Leslie Camhi for Vogue, sites the show as "inventive and idiosyncratic," and Art in America says Shechet's exhibition "energizes and synchronizes the rational eighteenth century and the multimedia, multifaceted present." Read the full texts here, here, and here.
Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection now open at the Frick Collection in New York. The exhibition explores "the complex history of making, collecting, and displaying porcelain. Included are about one hundred pieces produced by the renowned Royal Meissen manufactory, which led the ceramic industry in Europe, both scientifically and artistically, during the early to mid-eighteenth century. Most of the works date from 1720 to 1745 and were selected by New York−based sculptor Arlene Shechet from the promised gift of Henry H. Arnhold. Twelve works in the exhibition are Shechet’s own sculptures — exuberant porcelain she made during a series of residencies at the Meissen manufactory in 2012 and 2013." Read the New York Times overview of the exhibition and see images here.
Jason Middlebrook has been commissioned by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Ketchum, Idaho, to create a site-specific installation as part of the Craters of the Moon exhibition. "Craters of the Moon is an art exhibition in two locations—Craters of the Moon and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Ketchum—which celebrates the strange landscape that evolved over eight volcanic eruptions occurring 15,000 to 2,000 years ago. The exhibition will feature work by five artists and coincides with the National Park Service’s centennial. Artwork will be on display at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts from May 20 through July 30 and from May 20 through late September at Craters of the Moon. The Sun Valley Center for the Arts has commissioned two artists—John Grade and Jason Middlebrook—to create large-scale, site-specific sculptures that will be temporarily installed at Craters of the Moon." Read the full article here.
Jason Middlebrook has a new solo exhibition, Beg, Steal, or Borrow: It's Nature that Takes the Blame, on view in the von Auersperg Gallery at the Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts, through June 13.
Congratulations to Roy McMakin on his reception of a 2015 San Diego Art Prize! Roy's work will be on view at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla, California starting tomorrow, May 6, as part of the exhibition celebrating all 2015 prize winners, which also include Wendy Maruyama, Peter Scheidt, and Kevin Inman. The exhibition will be on view through June 11.
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler's work Missing Truffaut is now installated at The Contemporary Austin's Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria!
Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective, 1999–2016 opens at the Brooklyn Museum on April 21. If you missed the show at The Contemporary Austin last year, here's your chance to see its newest iteration. Through August 14.
Richard Forster's work can be seen in the new exhibition, Double Take: Drawing and Photography, at The Photographers' Gallery in London, opening April 15. The exhibition includes work by ten artists, including László Moholy-Nagy and Marcel Broodthaers. Through July 3.
Frank Selby: High Writer has just been reviewed in The Austin Chronicle. "This show's eight works offer a rewarding investigation into the relationship between objects and images of them." Read more here. Exhibition on view through May 28.
The Guardian has just reviewed Richard Forster's new exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion. "Above all, with their curious edits and perspectives, and super-smooth draughtsmanship, these images make the horror of town planning into an eerily graceful abstraction." Read the full article here.
Carl Hammoud has a new interview online at the Need Supply Co. blog, featuring some beautiful images and a sneak peek at a few of his newest paintings, which will be included in his next show at LRG, opening April 2!
Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony opens on March 23 at the Noguchi Museum in New York. This exhibition marks the first time in the museum's 30-year history that a single artist other than Noguchi has been the focus of a solo presenation. Learn more here and sign up to attend a tea ceremony at the museum.
Richard Forster has a new solo exhibition, Levittown, opening at the De La Warr Pavilion (East Sussex, United Kingdom) on Saturday, March 26. "The new work has evolved from Forster's extensive research into an archive of found images, plans and drawings of Levittown, the prototypical American suburban housing project of 1947. Levittown highlights the complicated relationships characteristic of a particularly American time and place, and is a timely dialogue with the pioneering European modernity evident in the architecture of the De La Warr Pavilion: dialectic between hope and failure, vision and compromise, individualism and socialism." The exhibition runs through June 6; learn more here.
Moderneast magazine has a new interview with Noriko Ambe, which features many beautiful images of her work. Read it here.
Noriko Ambe's work is now on view in Between the Covers: Altered Books in Contemporary Art at the Everhart Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The exhbition features more than 20 artists and their unique approaches to incorporating books into their practice. "In answer to the looming demise of the printed publication, the exhibition argues that in giving books new life as unique works of art, the artists are opening up fresh possibilities of meaning and relevance." Through June 6.
Noriko Ambe's work is included in the inaugural exhibition of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive's landmark new buidling, opening January 31. Architecture of Life "explores the ways that architecture—as concept, metaphor, and practice—illuminates various aspects of life experience: the nature of the self and psyche, the fundamental structures of reality, and the power of the imagination to reshape our world." The exhibition is installed through May 29.
Lora Reynolds answers questions from Thao Votang, Director of Communications at the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin, regarding her connection to Austin, the local and international art scene, and her personal passions in Conflict of Interest, now online! Read it here.