Monday, February 8, 2010

Exciting Shows

There are two very promising shows opening this Thursday. I would recommend going to both openings if you can find the time. First is Olafur Eliasson's solo show at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery:

"Eliasson's sixth solo show at the gallery continues his exploration of and experimentation with modes of perception and the experience of space and time. Focusing on movement, color, and light - and the interplay between the three phenomena - the exhibition involves the viewer in a collaborative creative process. Throughout his career, Eliasson has challenged the notion of the artwork as a static object, instead suggesting that the meaning and generative potential of each work lies in the exchange between the piece and the viewer. It is the visitor's experience, his or her subjective perception and mediation of the work that activates it; in turn Eliasson's installations, public projects, photographs and paintings prompt a new awareness in the visitor of his or her own methods of interpreting the world."

I was able to see his work at PS1 when it was there and it was truly amazing.

The second show is at 1500 Gallery this is the launching exhibition for this gallery which features the work of new and established Brazilian photographers. There is not much information to be found about the show other then it will be a group show from the galleries collection. From what I have seen of the work this show should not disappoint.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Frederick Sommer's Opening At Bruce Silverstein Gallery

"While well-known throughout his lifetime as an accomplished photographer, Sommer also maintained a lifelong passion for drawing, painting, collage, poetry and prose. This exhibition, comprised exclusively from works held by the Frederick & Frances Sommer Foundation, is the first attempt to represent the complete artistic works of Sommer in over 50 years, and is organized to expand upon the knowledge and understanding of a truly complex and prolific artist."

This will be a great opening TONIGHT

Bruce Silverstein Gallery
535 W 24th Street
Opening Between 6-8 Thursday February 4th
On view until March 20th

Hope to see some of you there.