"Not From Here" reviewed on ArtDaily.org

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Our exhibition Not From Here was reviewed on ArtDaily.com!  Read below:

 
 

"Using the traditional medium of egg tempera, McCracken makes complex geometric abstract paintings. Hard-edged, luminous colour shapes and lines overlap, outline and crisscross the multi faceted colour field, creating new interwoven geometric spaces. Flowing painted lines, tracing pathways, travel across the painting, draw the viewers gaze around the panel. The viewer is encouraged to take time and traverse the unique pictorial universe existing within the edges of the panel. 

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Working primarily with paper and card, pigment and linseed oil. Müller bends, scores, folds and teases the material into his distinctive three-dimensional forms in which both positive and negative spaces are at play with one another. Müller creates architectural / sculptural forms which although non-representational reference the body, wall based and tabletop pieces are domestic and human in scale. There is little ‘colour’ in these sun bleached pieces, subtle variations in tones of ivory and white, allow light to play an important role in defining the forms. The tactile surfaces and haptic nature of these organic/architectural shapes are at once familiar and strange, making one think of a pale skin drawn tight, wrapping space. Their textures and scored lines remind the viewer of industrial design and manufacturing techniques that are then confounded by the artists choice of material – humble paper, elegantly elevated to the status of carved marble. 

With his minimalist, architectural sculptures, Müller bridges the experience of the eye with the body. He merges the environment and surroundings into his work, creating an installation that engages the viewer through thoughtful placement and a deep understanding of light, space and tactility."

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Elger Esser Artist-lead tour at Parasol Unit in London in May

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Elger Esser will lead a walking tour through his exhibition Morgenland on 17 May, 2017 at Parasol Unit gallery in London.

Elger Esser, Shivta, Israel, 2015. C-print, Alu-Dibond.

Elger Esser, Shivta, Israel, 2015. C-print, Alu-Dibond.

This exhibition, his first solo show in a public institution in the United Kingdom, focuses on a new series of works, entitled Morgenland (meaning 'Morning Land'), created during his travels in the Eastern countries of Lebanon, Egypt and Israel from 2004 to 2015.

Artist talk will be at 7PM at Parasol Unit - RSVP required.  More information HERE

The exhibition Morgenland will be from 29 March – 21 May 2017 at Parasol Unit.

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Pulped Fiction - Group show featuring Manfred Müller at Torrance Art Museum

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Manfred Müller is one of thirteen artists exploring the possibilities of cardboards in art, "From replicating realistically the objects around us, to exploring structures, to humorously delighting us, they reconstruct the basic elements into fantastical pulped fictions." Curated by Max Presneill.

The exhibition will be on view until 4 March, 2017 at the Torrance Art Museum.

Installation views via Torrance Art Museum, 2017

Installation views via Torrance Art Museum, 2017

The Ceremony of Life by Martin Parr on view at The Photographers' Gallery in London

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Martin Parr's early work, captured in black and white instead of with vibrant color films, will be on view at The Photographers' Gallery in London in the exhibition The Ceremony of Life. The exhibition will be on view from 3 March until 23 April, 2017.

Martin Parr, Glenbeigh Races, County Kerry, Ireland, 1983

Martin Parr, Glenbeigh Races, County Kerry, Ireland, 1983

The Ceremony of Life is an upcoming exhibition of rarely seen black and white prints from world-renowned British photographer, Martin Parr, best known for his acerbic, bold, colour portraits charting the customs and peculiarities of British culture with wry wit and trademark unflinching gaze.

These early works – taken in the 1970s and early 1980s – reveal a gentler, less critical lens, unearthing a young photographer with superlative observational skills, passionate about capturing the unsung rituals of everyday life.
-Katy Cowan of Creative Boom

For more exhibition information, please see thephotographersgallery.org.uk for details.

See more MARTIN PARR HERE.

Elger Esser Exhibition AETAS - Landesgalerie Linz, Austria

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On view at the Landesgalerie Linz in Austria is Elger Esser's Landscape work.  The exhibition will be on display until 23 April, 2017.

Elger Esser, Harmas (Iris III), 2014

Elger Esser, Harmas (Iris III), 2014

The Landesgalerie Linz will present the first single museum exhibition of the photographic work of Elger Esser in Austria in 2017. The central theme of his extensive work - the landscape - is the focus of the show. Through his classical compositions and the use of historical phototechnics, the graduate of the Fotoklasse by Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts is included in the tradition of baroque landscape painting and historical photography of the late 19th century.

More information HERE.

10 things you should know about Rinko Kawauchi - Culture Trip

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Rinko Kawauchi, proclaimed first lady of Japanese photography, is discussed on Culture Trip by Lucia Andia.

 
 

Of the ten things mentioned, Rinko builds on narratives, "I want imagination in the photographs I take. It’s like a prologue.".  In each narrative she sees the light and the dark, the balance of dualities.  Her series Light & Shadow from 2011 illustrates the concept perfectly.

While photographing the most ordinary of subjects from sandwiches to spider webs, they serve Rinko as a visual diary, or visual haikus.  Photographing for her is instinctual, but also inspired by her subconscious.  Dreams influenced Rinko to create her series Ametsuchi, which translates to 'songs of the universe'.  And notably, Rinko's camera of choice is a Roliflex, the same camera used by aclaimed Irving Penn.

Read the full checklist of 10 Things to Know About Rinko Kawauchi on Culture Trip

This Upcoming Exhibition Highlights the Work of 116 Radical Latina & Latin American Artists

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Graciela Itrubide, Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas, Juchitán, Mexico, 1979

Graciela Itrubide, Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas, Juchitán, Mexico, 1979

“Because the system’s so biased and so restrictive, so much wonderful art has [gone] completely unnoticed.” With these words, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill succinctly described the impetus for an upcoming exhibition – Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 – at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. The last few decades has seen progress for female artists, but the art world hasn’t reached parity, with men still basking in the limelight far more often than women.

As LA Weekly notes, the Guggenheim dedicated 86 percent of solo shows to men in 2014. And between 2007 to 2014, the Tate Modern in London only featured female artists’ works in solo exhibitions a quarter of the time. Radical Women – which Fajardo-Hill and Andrea Giunta curated together – exclusively focuses on Latinas and Latin American women who US museums don’t typically feature. “The reason for this is not a question of talent, but of a patriarchal matrix placed on the history of Latin American and Latina art,” Fajardo-Hill tells LA Weekly. “In other words, the system was even more biased than we knew it to be.”

In 2010, When they began looking into this topic, the curators found themselves having to defend the need for an exhibit that closely looks at Latin American and Latina art. Detractors told them that only a select number of women were worth highlight. But they refused to buy into this misguided notion, finding instead, that these women’s stories are necessary to tell.

“We are looking at a lot of women that have been completely overlooked,” Fajardo-Hill told the Los Angeles Times. “These are women that have shaped how we understand contemporary art today, how we use our bodies, how we can think about our bodies at a conceptual level.”

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W. M. Hunt review Classic Photographs LA - The Eye of Photography

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"Classic Photographs Los Angeles is the comfort food of photography fairs: warm and satisfying, a kinder, gentler throwback to the hotel fairs of the early 1980’s." He had a yummy time.

Graciela Iturbide, Casa de Frida Kahlo, 2003

Graciela Iturbide, Casa de Frida Kahlo, 2003

Lionel Wendt, Untitled, c. 1930's

Lionel Wendt, Untitled, c. 1930's

Jo Ann Callis, Untitled, 1975

Jo Ann Callis, Untitled, 1975

Of the photography dealers, booth layouts and prints mentioned, Hunt took notice to the color works on display in our booth.  "Surprising and unsurprising" were both the works of Jo Ann Callis and Graciela Iturbide.  Iturbide was invited to photograph Frida Kahlo's bathroom 50 years after her death.  The portfolio of 6 works in full technicolor are exquisite dye transfer prints.  Jo Ann Callis's vintage silver gelatin prints accompanied Iturbide, and Wendt.  Lionel Wendt was a Ceylon born musician, writer, critic, lawyer and photographer in the 1930s until his death in 1944.  He was a founder and member of the 43 Group, a salon style society of artists in Sri Lanka, whose creative efforts lead to great international success. 

Read his full commentary on the Classic Photographs Los Angeles HERE.