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Get Excited: September Exhibitions

So many shows to be excited about this fall! These are particularly promising.

Through 11/2
Intersecting Editions @ Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
Group exhibition of artists whose work spans print and ceramic media.
Curated by fellow Bronx AIMer Sarah Rowe and Rachel Sydlowski.

Through 9/28
Chicago in LA: Judy Chicago’s Early Work, 1963–74 @ Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
I have to catch this show before it closes!

Through May 2015
Secondhand @ Pier 24, San Francisco, CA
Group show on appropriated photography including Hank Willis Thomas and Matt Lipps.

9/5-10/11
Pablo Guardiola @ Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA

9/5–1/4/15
Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot @ Asia Society, Manhattan
The venerable new media pioneer.

9/12–?
Adam Brent @ Auxillary Projects, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
One-fifth of BROLAB inaugurates the new digs of the artist-run alternative space of Jennifer Dalton and Jennifer McCoy.
See @auxproj on Twitter for more info.

9/13–10/18
Mona Hatoum: Twelve Windows @ Alexander & Bonin, Chelsea
(Full disclosure: helping out with this installation.) I think it’s an effective, provocative intervention.

[Not to mention my show, The Eve Of…, which also opens 9/13!]

9/19–20
Chashama Open Studios @ Brooklyn Army Terminal, Sunset Park, Brooklyn
A gazillion studios in these seriously massive old buildings, whose awe-inspiring scale alone are worth the trip. Also check out studios of Bronx AIMer Brian Zegeer and CCA alum Carl Auge.

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see: simone leigh @ the kitchen

Affective installation of theatrically-lit ceramic and glass chandeliers (one, bomb-like breasts; another, womb-like cowry shells), sculptures, and two videos. One of the two figurative works is composed from vessels and suggests forced labor; the show is beautifully crafted and wholly discomfiting.

Simone Leigh. "You Don't Know Where Her Mouth Has Been," 2012. Stoneware, porcelain, and wire, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist, Tilton Gallery, and The Kitchen. Photo: Jenny Blumenfield.

Simone Leigh. "You Don't Know Where Her Mouth Has Been," 2012. Stoneware, porcelain, and wire, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist, Tilton Gallery, and The Kitchen. Photo: Jenny Blumenfield. Source: blog.art21.org

January 18–March 11, 2012
Simone Leigh: You Don’t Know Where Her Mouth Has Been
Curated by Rashida Bumbray
The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011
Exhibition Hours: Tues–Fri, 12-6pm; Sat 11–6pm FREE

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See: KleinReid’s Luster Tiles

I couldn’t stop examining David Reid’s gold luster tile at La Mama La Galleria (in Mixed Messages, a Visual Aids show through July 3, including Leveller* by Amanda Curreri). Have a look at the Luster Tiles series.

The materials are baffling: it looks like a solid brass plaque from the side, but the front looks like a front-surface gold mirror with milk glass fused in, but the face is super smooth, in a continuous surface. It’s actually glazed porcelain, so I guess the sense of depth comes from the reflective gold next to the translucent white. It’s really neat, and surprisingly affordably priced. Put Showtime on my wish list!

*A preceding cousin, I only realized lately, to my you&me/me&you pillow. As HWT put it recently, “I can’t tell if you’re influencing me or I’m influencing you!?”

 

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