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Larry Bell at Phoenix Art Museum
Larry Bell at Phoenix Art Museum
22 May 2024 - 5 January 2025

Phoenix Art Museum is pleased to present Larry Bell: Improvisations, a career survey of Bell’s work. The survey explores the progression of Bell’s process from the 1960s through the present day, featuring a wide range of glass cubes, sculptures, large-scale standing walls, and mixed-media collages the artist created using the cutting-edge vacuum deposition technique. The exhibition debuts a selection of Light Knot sculptures that suspend from the ceiling and appear to dance as they absorb and reflect the surrounding light. It also premieres one newly commissioned large-scale work—a cubic form representing the mercurial sun, surrounded by clouded glass evocative of the fog of Venice Beach, California. Improvisations additionally features rarely exhibited collage works from the Phoenix Art Museum Collection, including examples from Bell’s Vapor Drawings (1978-present), Mirage series (1980s-present), and Fraction series (1996-2001).

Larry Bell: Reds and Whites at NC State
Larry Bell: Reds and Whites at NC State
1 May 2024

Larry Bell's largest site specific commission, Reds and Whites (2024), is now on view at North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus grounds. Consisting of four main elements that explode the traditional cube form and breaks it into its component parts of right-angle corners in an ever-increasing complexity of color and form, Reds and Whites is installed outside of the Snøhetta-designed Hunt Library where it is now a fixture of the NC State University campus and encompasses a total area of approximately 40 x 40 feet. The site-specific installation was unveiled in a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 1, 2024.


Photography by Matthew Millman, San Francisco.

Larry Bell "Iceberg" at Milwauke Art Museum
Larry Bell "Iceberg" at Milwauke Art Museum
13 January - 10 March 2024

Milwauke Art Museum is pleased to present "Winter Series: Larry Bell's Iceberg". 

The Winter Series is a new annual exhibition series that brings color and joy to the coldest, dreariest months of the year. Each year between December and March, the light-filled, 90-foot-high Windhover Hall will showcase a large-scale installation by a renowned or up-and-coming artist whose work reflects a profound meditation on nature. Open to all with free admission, this series invites visitors to experience an intriguing and often colorful alternative to the winter beyond the windows and affords artists an opportunity to reflect upon nature within this one-of-a-kind space.

This unique series commences with the installation of Iceberg (2020) by Larry Bell (b. 1939), a leading artist of the California Light and Space Movement. Comprised of four zig-zagged, free-standing panels of laminated glass, each seven feet tall at its pinnacle, Iceberg sits in the prow-like space of the magnificent hall, set against the backdrop of Lake Michigan. It connects the architectural wonder that is Windhover Hall to its natural, seasonal surroundings by evoking the shape and shifting tones of floating ice forms and, incidentally, the effects of a changing climate.

Bell is known for his innovative sculptural experiments with light and perception, primarily using glass. He explores the medium’s ability to simultaneously reflect, absorb, and transmit light and utilizes alternative, often industrial materials—here, commercially available color film sandwiched between sheets of clear glass—to create complex spatial ambiguities. A see-through object one moment becomes mirrored the next; shadows turn into windows. Iceberg, with its many surfaces, amplifies these subtle effects and offers a polychromatic contrast to the wintery expanse beyond the soaring windows.

Pioneer Works and Headlands Center for the Arts are pleased to co-present "Climate Futurism", an exhibition featuring new commissions by Artists Erica Deeman, Denice Frohman, and Olalekan Jeyifous presented at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY. 

Curated by ecologist and climate policy expert Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, the exhibition represents the culmination of Headlands’s inaugural Threshold Fellowship, a two-year program which highlights the power and efficacy of artists’ methods and processes to imagine a more equitable future. Taking inspiration from Johnson’s forthcoming book, What If We Get It Right?, the Artists have created works that explore topics such as creating new traditions, transforming our food system, reconnecting with nature, strengthening our diasporas, and proceeding with justice and love.

"Climate Futurism" is curated by Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, and is made possible by generous funding from the Joe & Clara Tsai Foundation’s Social Justice Fund. It is also supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Headlands’ Threshold Fellowship is supported in part by Christine & Curtis Gardner, Gruber Family Foundation, and The Hayabusa Charitable Foundation.

Image: Olalekan Jeyifous, PFC – Seneca SunCraft Orchards, 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Pioneer Works.

Including works by: Saif Azzuz, Matthew Kirk, and G. Peter Jemison.


New York-based artist Jessie Henson will make her Broadway debut with "See What the Sun Thinks", an exhibition of new works in Broadway Gallery's Project Room. 

Working with an industrial sewing machine and gold leaf on paper, Henson approaches her abstractions with as much muscle as grace.  As the tightly nestled and brightly colored thread accretes across the surface in clusters, the paper buckles and contorts adding a sculptural dimension that is echoed by the reflectivity of the metallic leafing. 

Henson is a subtly clever colorist as well, at times situating slight tonal variances side by side or leaving considerable swaths of the paper unsewn. A group of works using primarily black thread on black paper reinforce this disciplined aspect of her work, encouraging a totalizing, topographical effect. 

Taken together, this body of work serves as a concise introduction to Henson’s practice and her particular inversion of painterly abstraction—one that is refracted through a prism of both craft and industrial manufacture. 

Jack Barrett presents "Plant a Weed", a group exhibition that brings together new and existing works by sixteen artists, from New York City, Los Angeles, Pacifica and Mexico City. On view from June 17 to July 22, 2023, the exhibition is curated by Francesca Altamura, an independent curator and organizer based in New York, NY. The exhibition will mark the debut of new works by over sixteen participating artists.

The artists in "Plant a Weed" offer a counterpoint to what is understood as natural, offering an expansion of systems, of publics, and a glimpse into the lives lived and loved within the urban ecosystem. Street detritus, both natural and human-made, maps out a cosmos of the non-desirable. Paper towels, Windex, egg shells, cigarettes, mummified rats, scorpions, lollipops, hard-shell tacos, fabric, paper, plastic, leather, and other mixed debris coagulate to form a new ecology.

The scurrying of critters acts as a score for the de facto co-habitual relationship New Yorkers, human and non-human, share. While pizza rats embark on a quest for a slice and a subway seat, the Adams administration appoints a ‘Rat Czar,’ a Sisyphean display of control over the non-human taking place during a generation-defining housing and medical crisis.

Amidst meticulously manicured astroturf and glistening corporate lawns, a weed resolutely disrupts the imposed order of the grid, of who belongs here, and of authority. In this whimsical interplay of urban encounters, resilience emerges, dismantling the hedgerows between the imaginary borders that demarcate the natural and human worlds.

Several artists in the exhibition including Michael Assiff and Salome Asega have undergone extensive fieldwork to shed light on their artworks. In Assiff’s new paintings from 2023, he trucked cross country with a childhood friend, observing the infrastructure and plant life that grows alongside truck stops, highways and spaces frequented by long-haul truckers. The 3D-printed monster truck model, Asega’s RATs, literally printed in the shape of a rat, which first debuted in the 2022 iterations of Nuit Blanche and Munchmuseet’s Munch Triennale, delves into Risk Assessment Tools, or AI technological systems, that are used by city agencies to make biased decisions about bail, prison sentencing, welfare, medical benefits and housing services. Saif Azzuz excavates the colonial history of Collect Pond Park in Lower Manhattan. In We don’t want your kind here (No’-oh) from 2022, the steel fence acts as a physical symbol of relentless colonial campaigns to privatize and monetize land and natural resources once stewarded by the Lenape.

Both Antonia Kuo and Ragini Bhow are inspired by the mercurial and moody rhythms of New York City. Kuo combines the photography taken around her home and studio, with industrial processes she learned growing up in her family’s casting foundry to create two new photographs, Aftermath and Phosphor, both from 2023. The densely layered compositions are so far abstracted from their original meaning, yet portray an emotive story about the urban landscape. Bhow enters into a transcendental state to create Wood Entity from 2023. As a means of digesting the sights and sounds of the city, she articulates amoebic forms by pressing on the blank aluminum sheets bought from an industrial metal supply store. Similar to Kuo, Justin Cloud grew up in a family of farmers, mechanics, and engineers. He uses an ancient technique called “repoussé and chasing” to create Mood Graft and Knight Kitchen from 2023, an art form used around the world to ornate metal from chalices to armor. The artist uses a hammer and chisel to shape the metal into realistic depictions of flowers.

Aryana Minai presents View and Embodied & Embedded IV from 2022, as emblems of architectural design elements. Minai creates a liquid pulp from recycled paper, then presses objects like bricks and stones, salvaged from the street, textile woodblocks and other urban artifacts, to create fossil-like imprints of the cities which she calls home, Tehran and Los Angeles. Tamara Santibañez creates new work from 2023 that exposes and interweaves meaning assigned to industrial materials, architecture and objects used for mass socio-political and symbolic actions. The artist renders two flowers, commonly used symbols of peace and resistance, in glazed porcelain that delicately hold a chain of keys and a heart-shaped lock at the center. For Santibañez, these objects represent the ‘lock bridge,’ where couples inscribe their names on padlocks, lock it on the bridge and throw the keys into the river. These gestures of eternal love are cut short due to ongoing maintenance costs and the structural integrity of the bridge being endangered by the added weight. Rodrigo Red Sandoval’s handmade manholes, constructed in Amsterdam and clogged with urban detritus from New York City, activate the gallery floor. In Sandoval’s new molds from 2023, cigarette butts and various debris clog the mouth-like openings, truncating the possibility of waste disposal. Sandoval lays bear the entanglements of global environmental degradation, breaking down the boundaries between the here vs. there of waste offsets. Within a series of three new small-scale works from 2023, Emma Safir fabricates portals between the inside and outside worlds. She first takes iPhone images from the streets, which are obscured through digital manipulation. These abstract backgrounds are printed on silk, then further distorted through traditional methods of fiber manipulation.

On view at Jack Barrett for only two weeks before the pandemic, Molly Soda presents for the second time, two vinyl windows, which incorporate “invasive” weeds that were grown in her apartment. These sculptures act as windows into the artist’s private space, as reminders that no matter how disorganized and chaotic her life becomes, the surrounding environs will always continue to flourish. Sydney Shen revives a sculpture from 2015, Please Don’t Eat Me, that consists of a dustpan and scorpions sourced from Etsy, a reminder of the life that exists between floorboards, in the walls, in the alleyways between apartments and on online marketplaces. Christine Egaña Navin questions utility and value, especially of objects, structures and processes made by humans and organically. In Botiquín 1.22 from 2018, she encases a mummified two-toed adult female Ring Tailed Cat, 22 two-dollar bills, a Blow Pop, two dehydrated Taco Bell hard-shelled tacos, and a mummified adolescent male Brown Rat, among many other objects, in epoxy taxidermy putty.

In Hamlet from 2022, Justin Chance uses a number of techniques to create his quilts, with wet and felt needle that is arranged, collaged, and sewn together with fibers and wool that are then encased in silk organza. His title refers to human settlements that are not legal entities and have no local government or official boundaries. Chance’s work represents an idealized version of rural life, where manicured lawns are within close commuting distance of a city. Em Rooney is also inspired by nature and creates botanical forms with large-scale industrial processes and materials. In trouble every day from 2022, a blue cocoon is made from steel, indigo-dyed rice paper, rhinestones, and synthetic whale boning, among other materials. In stark contrast, Monsieur Zohore’s material of choice is paper towels, an artistic practice that has been honed in for over ten years. In a new work from 2023, he presents a relic of old New York City, a plastic takeaway bag emblazoned with the former two-dimensional I ❤ NY logo. In another new work from 2023, Zohore depicts an iconic image of Mierle Laderman Ukeles performing Touch Sanitation Performance: “Handshake and Thanking Ritual” with Sanitation Workers of the New York City Department of Sanitation from 1979–80. Over the course of 11 months, Ukeles shook the hands of all 8,500 sanitation workers, thanking them for their service. Zohore re-writes this iconic image from performance history by adding the world's most expensive handbag ($450,000), designed by former Louis Vuitton Creative Director Marc Jacobs.

In this whimsical interplay of encounters, the resilience of artists thriving in the city is evident, as they subvert the borders between the haves and the have-nots, the locals and the interlopers, the perfect specimens and the riff-raff. The weed will always prevail.

Gagosian is pleased to announce "To Bend the Ear of the Outer World: Conversations on contemporary abstract painting", an exhibition of new and recent works by more than forty artists from the Americas, United Kingdom, and Germany. The exhibition has been organized by guest curator Gary Garrels, who, in collaboration with the artists, has selected a single painting by each, with most works presented here for the first time. This is Gagosian’s first exhibition to be sited across its two galleries in Mayfair, at Grosvenor Hill and Davies Street.

The exhibition in London examines the significance of abstract painting today, from Garrels’s perspective. Juxtaposing a diverse range of approaches to contemporary abstraction, the exhibition brings together works by three generations of artists, including some never before shown by Gagosian.

Participating artists include Tomma Abts, Richard Aldrich, Tauba Auerbach, Frank Bowling, Mark Bradford, Cecily Brown, Vija Celmins, Matt Connors, Tomm El-Saieh, Jadé Fadojutimi, Suzan Frecon, Katharina Grosse, Mark Grotjahn, Wade Guyton, David Hammons, Mary Heilmann, Thilo Heinzmann, Richard Hoblock, Jacqueline Humphries, Suzanne Jackson, Jennie C. Jones, Brice Marden, Helen Marden, Julie Mehretu, Oscar Murillo, Albert Oehlen, Laura Owens, Nathlie Provosty, David Reed, Gerhard Richter, Amy Sillman, Pat Steir, Ryan Sullivan, Lesley Vance, Charline von Heyl, Mary Weatherford, Stanley Whitney, Pamela Helena Wilson, Terry Winters, Christopher Wool, and John Zurier.

Caragh Thuring: The Foothills of Pleasure


San Francisco Gallery Anthony Meier to Relocate to Nearby Marin County After 39 Years: ‘Change Is Good’ 15 December 2022

After nearly four decades in San Francisco, dealer Anthony Meier will leave the city for more picturesque environs nearby. Early next year, he will move his namesake gallery across the Golden Gate Bridge to Mill Valley in Marin County.

Anthony Meier announces new location in Mill Valley, CA
Anthony Meier announces new location in Mill Valley, CA
15 December 2022




A panel of nationally recognized curators, local arts professionals and community members from the Purple Line Extension Section 2 and 3 project areas has selected artists to create site-specific, integrated artworks for the future Wilshire/Rodeo, Century City/Constellation, Westwood/UCLA and Westwood/VA Hospital stations.


The diverse range of accomplished artists includes: 


Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio (Century City/Constellation Station) 

Moses X. Ball (Westwood/UCLA Station) 

Sandow Birk (Westwood/VA Hospital Station) 

Sarah Cain (Century City/Constellation Station) 

Victoria Fu + Matt Rich (Westwood/VA Hospital Station) 

Karen Hampton (Westwood/UCLA Station) 

Phung Huynh (Century City/Constellation Station) 

Oscar Magallanes (Century City/Constellation Station) 

Yunhee Min (Westwood/UCLA Station) 

Meleko Mokgosi (Wilshire/Rodeo Station) 

Rigo 23 (Wilshire/Rodeo Station) 

Gala Porras-Kim (Westwood/UCLA Station) 

Analia Saban (Century City/Constellation Station) 

Francesco Simeti (Westwood/VA Hospital Station) 

Eloy Torrez (Westwood/VA Hospital Station) 

Devon Tsuno (Wilshire/Rodeo Station) 

Iris Yirei Hu (Westwood/UCLA Station) 


As part of a competitive process, the artist selection panel carefully considered each artist’s professional qualifications and examples of past work. Panelists included: Arthur Lewis, Creative Director, United Talent Agency Artist Space; Anna Sew Hoy, Chair, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, Department of Art; Cate Thurston, Associate Curator, The Skirball Cultural Center; Connie Butler, Chief Curator, The Hammer Museum at UCLA; Jean Tardy-Vallernaud, Founding Chair, Century City Arts Council; Ken Gonzales-Day, artist; LeRonn P. Brooks, Associate Curator, The Getty Research Institute; Michael Amescua, artist; Stephanie Vahn, Chair, Beverly Hills Arts and Culture Commission; and Thao Nguyen, Art and Design Agent, Creative Arts Agency. 

Erica Deeman is included in "When Things Go Back to Normal" at Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA from 27 January - 25 February 2021.

Sarah Cain is included in "Grouper" at Broadway Gallery, New York City, NY from 20 January – 20 February 2021.

Kate Shepherd is included in "Rhe: everything flows" at Galerie Lelong & Co., New York City from 7 January 2021 – 13 February 2021. 

Jim Hodges recently unveiled a new permanent installation in New York City’s historic Grand Central Terminal. Entitled "I dreamed a world and called it Love" (2020), the sprawling public work is comprised of over 5,000 individually cut pieces of glass that the artist layered to create a swirling camouflage of over 70 various colors.

Artist Talk: Teresita Fernández in Conversation with Amalia Mesa-Bains at Phoenix Art Museum
Artist Talk: Teresita Fernández in Conversation with Amalia Mesa-Bains at Phoenix Art Museum
10 December 2020

Artist Talk: Teresita Fernández will be in conversation with Amalia Mesa-Bains at Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, AZ from 6 to 7 pm (MST). 

The third annual Lenhardt Lecture features a special conversation between artists Teresita Fernández and Amalia Mesa-Bains. The 2020 Lenhardt Lecture featuring Fernández coincides with the presentation at Phoenix Art Museum of Teresita Fernández: Elemental, a mid-career survey exhibition of the artist’s work, on view now through 3 January 2021.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the lecture will be presented virtually and live-streamed.

Jeremy Dickinson in "December Discovery Room" at Xippas, Paris
Jeremy Dickinson in "December Discovery Room" at Xippas, Paris
4 December - 23 December 2020

Jeremy Dickinson is included in "December Discovery Room" at Xippas, Paris from 4 December - 23 December 2020.

"Donald Moffett: The Hollow" at Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen
"Donald Moffett: The Hollow" at Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen
27 November 2020 - 18 January 2021

The exhibition "Donald Moffett: The Hollow" will be on view at Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen, Colorado from 27 November 2020 - 18 January 2021. 

Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio present "Honey Baby" at Locust Projects, Miami
Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio present "Honey Baby" at Locust Projects, Miami
21 November 2020 - 23 January 2021

Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio present "Honey Baby", 2013, an immersive video installation at Locust Projects, Miami 21 November 2020 - 23 January 2021.


Inspired by motion in utero, the video captures a folding and tumbling body suspended in a honey-filled environment. The fourteen-minute video brings its subject incrementally closer until a collapse of space presses the viewer up against the body. The sound of the video is an interpretation of what the baby would hear in utero. Honey Baby reveals a uniquely sensual relationship between subject and host. 

Erica Deeman is included in Erica Deeman in "Justice" at Marin MoCA, Novato from 14 November 2020 - 24 December 2020.

The exhibition "Teresita Fernández: Maelstrom" will be on view at Lehmann Maupin, New York from 12 November - 21 January 2020. 

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce Teresita Fernández, Maelstrom. This exhibition will feature a new series of monumental sculptures and installations that unapologetically visualize the enduring violence and devastation ignited by colonization. 

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