Following the success of our 2016 show Sanctums of Decision, RICHARD TAITTINGER GALLERY is thrilled to present, Parade Square, our second solo exhibition of Mehdi Farhadian. Unable to attend Sanctums of Decision because he was not granted a VISA, Farhadian’s work was required to speak for itself, which it did proficiently. His achievements are also reflected in the 2018 acquisition of his work Cannons and Ballerinas by the British Museum.
Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York
Nov 15 - Dec 21, 2018
MILES MCENERY GALLERY is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Tom LaDuke, on view 15 November through 22 December at 525 West 22nd Street. A public reception will be held for the artist on Thursday 15 November from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, featuring an essay by Benjamin Weissman.
Miles McEnery Gallery, New York
Nov 15 - Dec 22, 2018
Mijung Lee creates sculptures which reflect issues she has faced as a female in the art world. In 2013 Lee introduced a series of artworks which represents the forbidden desires of various women who were harassed by ‘becoming a good girl’. Pull & Push is a prominent series which represents the artist’s main interest and by producing wooden toys that imitate a shape of a dildo, a sex toy, often explicitly phallic in appearance, Lee resists the irrational and invisible oppression in society.
At her current exhibition The Gold Terrace at Art Delight, Seoul, Lee focuses on the unreal which is more realistic than real. With a total of 15 objects, she blurs and twists the boundaries between original and its representation and ultimately explores the relationship between real and unreal.
Nowadays we can often see that people post their DIY (Do It Yourself) home decoration photos on social media. DIY allows people to overcome physical limitations and people prefer to put marble pattern sheets on furniture instead of really using heavy and high-priced marble. The title The Gold Terrace symbolically signifies an unrealistic space where young people living in small studios in the city cannot afford and represents the artist’s constant interest in ‘the actuality of a fake replacing the real.’
With consideration that we live in a society where we cannot be free from compulsion to be efficient, she transforms a typical white cube space of Art Delight into a kind of showroom. All the works presented at the exhibition seems very much like useful household furniture such as kitchen table, hangers, and shelves and these pieces represent the artist’s long-standing commitment to connecting two-dimensional painting with three-dimensional mediums such as sculpture and installation.
“Just as Russian constructivists a century ago who sought alternate approaches to connect the spatial sense inherent in paintings and sculptures with actual spaces, through imitating surfaces of paintings, sculptures, furniture and objects, Mijung Lee contemplates alternative materials and forms that can be represented by themselves. Lee’s artworks have a sense of painting and sculpture, but they are not real paintings and sculptures, but useful objects. They look very much like furniture, but they cannot be used since they are artistic objects exhibited in the artist’s exhibition. They constantly repeat imitation and representation, and eventually become a specific independent medium to carry out their own part.” - Soyeon Ahn, Art Critic.
Art Delight, Seoul
Nov 09 - Dec 02, 2018
Adler Beatty is pleased to announce Stringing Sand on Thread, a presentation of works on paper, ceramics, and bronze sculpture by Michele Oka Doner.
Michele Oka Doner
Adler Beatty, New York
Sep 12 - Dec 14, 2018
The Elizabeth Harris Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition devoted exclusively to Victor Pesce's "faces," a rarely exhibited group of vibrant and beguiling paintings. These extraordinary works were created in two basic periods, both high points in the artist's career―from the early to mid 1980s while residing in New York City; and a more recent series of "faces," which he produced in his Connecticut studio from the mid 1990s through the mid 2000s. Victor Pesce is perhaps best known for his captivating still-life oil paintings. These works feature novel color relationships and spatial experiments in tightly organized compositions that propose a subtle merger of quasi-Cubist spaces and a unique form of Metaphysical painting often associated with the work of Italian artist Giorgio Morandi. In the less frequently shown "faces," Pesce explores similarly eclectic, compressed and eccentric spaces, as well as an always surprising and unorthodox palette.
Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York
Sep 08 - Oct 20, 2018
In the manner of expressing subjects in the artist’s works, Sodam Lim, who has started her career as a painter since 2010, has been attracted by unfamiliar situations and tensions based on her personal experience, regardless of the theme or concept. The artist saves all the subjects (images, natural phenomena, events, dreams, narratives, etc.) in her unconscious state through the cognitive window, and she recalls those fragmented memories to create unpredictable paintings after an extended period of time.
project space SARUBIA, Seoul
May 16 - Jun 15, 2018
ZIP UP, the Paradise Culture Foundation’s first open call project for exhibitions, seeks to develop various cultural contents and support talented artists as it expands the range of visual art production and its audience. The solo exhibition of Jaiyoung Cho, selected through the ZIP UP of the year 2017, takes on the subject of Under the Paradise as it questions the hierarchical order embedded in our innate system of perception.
Paradise ZIP, Seoul
Dec 13, 2017 - Feb 24, 2018
There’s something about being held within the form, like the actual person, the life cast, is held within the fantasy of the form. It’s a piece that draws you in. You go around the back, you come to the front...
Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Sep 14 - Oct 29, 2017
MöBIUS STRIP, is the exhibition, which the artist Soohyeok Shin and the artist collective, kkrkdk’s artistic oeuvre in architecture and map encounters. kkrkdk is consisted of a renowned architect, KKR and a photographer, KDK. In MöBIUS STRIP, Shin’s paintings, sensibly depicting the simplified architectures, intermingle with kkrkdk’s furniture that visually reinterprets the architect’s maps as if Mobius strip and establish the integrated flows within the exhibition space.
KKR+KDK, Soohyeok Shin
ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul
May 11 - Jun 08, 2017
SeMA, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art presents Point・Line・Plane, an exhibition for children on the subject of the basic elements of the plastic arts: the point, the line, and the plane. Buk-Seoul Museum of Art’s Children’s Gallery organizes exhibitions that combine viewing and experiences in order to familiarize children and families to contemporary art, making it more accessible.
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Dec 13, 2016 - Apr 16, 2017