Janet Olney, “Aqueous” (2014)
oil on canvas, 24” x 18”
(via Long-Running Moscow Art Fair Canceled)
A key Russian contemporary art fair has been canceled in its 18th year and appears unlikely to return, The Art Newspaper reported. Art Moscow — by one account the city’s “oldest fair for contemporary art“; by another, “Russia’s oldest art fair” — seems to have been facing both economic and political troubles, including EU and US sanctions on the country, “which organisers fear may hurt the fair, since the half of the exhibitors are from abroad,” as well as an episode of censorship that happened at this past June’s International Book fair.
Tom Wixo, “Almost I” (2014)
Oil on Magazine
(via New LA Apartment Gallery Makes Room for Conversation)
LOS ANGELES — The contemporary art world often seems to be on a super-sized trajectory, with the rise of mega-galleries and record-setting auction prices all the rage. Alongside this bigger-is-better mindset, there is a competing approach that favors the humble, the personal, and the DIY, from artist-run spaces, to backyard performance art, to micro-galleries. One of the newest additions to this group is Del Vaz Projects, an apartment gallery and residency project located in Los Angeles’ Little Osaka neighborhood (it’s west of the 405, not to be confused with Little Tokyo).
(via Artists Paddle Around Manhattan for Environmental Justice)
“Sécurité, sécurité, I have 16 canoes and a marching band northbound on the East River, just north of Newtown Creek.” Those were the words radioed to Vessel Traffic Services yesterday afternoon as a group of activists circumnavigated Manhattan, some in handcrafted boats made of paper.
Erik Van Uden, “Extra-Terrestrial Ice Cream” (2014). 9”x12”. Acrylic and modeling paste on wood panel.
(via A Postal Approach to Abstraction)
CHICAGO — Jordan Scott makes pictures by collaging thousands of vintage postage stamps onto panel and canvas and coating the surface in resin. Describing it cold like that might conjure up images of the sort of gimmicky things that saturate Etsy and similar websites: purses made out of vintage record players, life-size animal sculptures made out of cutlery, that sort of thing. But as soon as you see Scott’s work — currently on display in a solo show at Judy A Saslow Gallery — you notice that there’s more going on than the first impression of a novelty effect.
Tyler Bohm, “Witch-King” (2014) ink on paper