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Math Bass in Altered Future
Math Bass in Altered Future
at Tanya Leighton

Tanya Leighton is proud to present Altered Future, a selection of new paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from the gallery’s programme. Our present reality has taken a counterfactual turn. We are made unavoidably aware that the course of world events can be unexpectedly diverted, and that even apparently singular events are differently experienced by communities and consciousnesses. In Altered Future, intergenerational artistic voices reflect upon fragility, daring to imagine new landscapes of labour, desire, identity and community. The artworks are contextualised and elaborated through short videos and commissioned texts by art historians and critics including Shiva Balaghi, Sonja-Maria Borstner and Sabrina Tarasoff.

Simphiwe Ndzube and Zakes Mda
Simphiwe Ndzube and Zakes Mda
for Zwirner Dialogues

A conversation about the art of telling stories with the South African artist Simphiwe Ndzube, who works between Cape Town and Los Angeles and whose first solo US museum exhibition opens this month at the Denver Art Museum, and the renowned writer Zakes Mda, whose novels are widely read throughout South Africa and beyond. The two dissect their magical realist stories of post-apartheid South Africa and their experiences of America on the page and on canvas—and try to locate the source of their own magic.

Alexis Smith at Garth Greenan Gallery
Alexis Smith at Garth Greenan Gallery
June 10 - July 30, 2021

Garth Greenan Gallery is pleased to announce Alexis Smith: Not in Utopia, an exhibition of four monumental installations at 545 West 20th Street. Opening on Thursday, June 10, 2021, the exhibition features a selection of Smith’s immersive wall murals, all created between 1980 and 1982. Works like Tightrope (1980), Cathay (1981), Satan's Satellites (1982), and Fool’s Gold (1982) extend into three dimensions, transforming gallery walls into theatrical backdrops—augmenting her unique form of conceptual art suffused with the imagery of Hollywood and the American West. 

Job Announcement
Job Announcement
Technical Associate

We're hiring: Cirrus Gallery & Cirrus Editions, Ltd. is looking for an enthusiastic art fanatic and tech savvy associate to join our team!

Raul Guerrero at David Kordansky
Raul Guerrero at David Kordansky
Art Basel OVR: Portals

David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce a solo presentation of paintings by Raul Guerrero at Art Basel OVR: Portals from June 16 through 19. An online exhibition featuring an interview with the artist about his paintings will be presented concurrently on our website.

Jonas Wood at Gagosian
Jonas Wood at Gagosian
Four Tennis Courts

"My forms are not rendered spatially. My paintings of tennis courts are about an interest in abstraction, and how the court becomes a geometric puzzle."
—Jonas Wood

Holly Harrell in Line Magazine
Holly Harrell in Line Magazine
a new magazine

Holly Harrell's work is featured in the inaugural issue of Line Magazine "Resort" alongside Anna Feigenbaum, Covey Gong, Andi Lu, Jasmine Marin, Maya Murali, Andrew Nemiroski, Seva Olenin, Mandi Porcelli, Diamond Stingily, and Sua Yoo. 

Mary Weatherford | SITE Santa Fe
Mary Weatherford | SITE Santa Fe
Canyon - Daisy - Eden

Over the last three decades, Los Angeles-based artist Mary Weatherford has developed a rich and diverse painting practice: from early target paintings in the 1990s based on operatic heroines, to expansive, gestural canvases overlaid with neon glass-tubing that brought attention to Weatherford’s practice in the 2010s. Mary Weatherford: Canyon—Daisy—Eden presents a survey of Weatherford’s career, drawing from several distinct bodies of work made between 1989–2017. As constant experiments with color, scale, and materials, these works reveal the continuity of Weatherford’s preoccupation with memory and experience, both personal and historical.

The Cross Cultural Female Gaze
The Cross Cultural Female Gaze
Lita Albuquerque, Alia Ali, Raina Matar and Manal Ataya

The Cross Cultural Female Gaze

11:30 am (EST)

Moderator:
Manal Ataya, Director General of the Sharjah Museums Authority

Panelists:
Alia Ali, artist
Lita Albuquerque, artist
Rania Matar, photographer

On Math Bass: Got a Light?
On Math Bass: Got a Light?
by William J. Simmons for Artillery Mag

A strained, stretched, widening, loosened metaphor, one that gives lights and receives them, might be the best way to describe Math Bass’ work. Yet metaphor is an easy interpretational mode that relies too heavily on iconography. Morever, description logo-centrically implies that all that is felt can be written or painted, that you actually can describe what bottoming is like to someone who has yet to do it. A simile might be better. In this moment, it seems more capacious. Bass’ work is like a ride on the Long Island Rail Road, winding through a certain kind of world, in which crushed skulls and young love happen simultaneously and often unnoticed, where aspiration and reality meet, where the Piano Man’s jar is filled up with cock-like bread, where hearts are broken and lose their three-dimensionality, only to unflatten at the sight of beautiful arms at work on a floor.

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