Jonas Wood at Museum Voorlinden
Jonas Wood and Shio Kusaka will have their first duo-exhibition in Europe at the Museum Voorlinden in the Netherlands. Kusaka’s work consists of elegant pots and vases in all shapes and sizes. It reflects diverse influences: traditional Japanese techniques, for instance, but also the geometrical patterns of contemporary artists such as Agnes Martin. Wood’s paintings of plants and interiors blur the lines between figurative and abstract art. The recognizable, distorted perspectives in his plant still lifes and portraits testify to influences from areas of art history as distinct as cubism, pop art, and artists such as David Hockney. The duo-exhibition will be on view from September 30th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018.
William Leavitt at Honor Fraser Gallery
The artworks on view in William Leavitt: Cycladic Figures portray worlds layered upon worlds, each suggestive of an uncanny science fiction story met with Southern California vernacular design and architecture. By displaying sets from his plays or films as sculptural installations and by including his paintings in the sets for his plays or films, Leavitt destabilizes the medium and location of his works. The result yields multiple perspectives: an array of objects in physical space, a suggested narrative playing out in the viewer's mind, and a working set in a film. The exhibition will be on view from September 9th to October 21st, 2017.
Matthew Brannon at David Kordansky Gallery
Matthew Brannon's exhibition Concerning Vietnam is up now at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles from September 9th to October 21st, 2017. The exhibition features unique large-scale prints, sculptures, and installation-based objects in which Brannon applies his inimitable graphic style to the psychological, political, and cultural impact of the Vietnam War.
Guy de Cointet
Guy de Cointet: Théâtre Complet/The Complete Plays now available through Paraguay Press. This book constitutes the first complete publication of these texts in their original language and in translation, and makes it possible to discover an author with multiple "processes", building little by little a writing, increasingly free from constraints.
Math Bass at MOCA Grand Avenue
For this iteration of storefront:, Artist Curated Projects (ACP), established by artists Eve Fowler and Lucas Michael in 2008 as an apartment-based exhibition space, will present an exhibition by Los Angeles–based artist Math Bass. Bass’s hybrid practice embraces painting, sculpture, sound, and performance, focusing on images that invite ambiguity and suggest figuration. storefront: will be Bass’s first exhibition at MOCA.
Tyler Matthew Oyer at Human Resources
Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide is the first feature film by Los Angeles-based artist Tyler Matthew Oyer. Premiered in 1967 as a stage production by Charles Ludlam’s Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Conquest marks the first adaptation of Ludlam’s plays into moving image.
The film features an eclectic cast of west coast performers including Justin Streichman as Tamberlaine, Gracie DeVito as Alice, Harry Dodge as Gravedigger, Julie Tolentino as the Witch of Ensor, EJ Hill as Bajazeth, Young Joon Kwak as Natolia and Lex Brown as Venus, alongside Kelly Cline, Johanna Breiding, Audra Wist, Marc Bendavid, Anna Rose Hopkins, Mireya Lucio, Sean Grattan, Fred Schmidt-Arenales, Audrey Wollen, and Thibault Lac, with score by Daniel Eaton.