The Sacred Comic Book, by Charles Nicholas Sarka, at Jack the Pelican Presents in Brooklyn, opening this Saturday at 7pm — in what will be the gallery’s last show. (Image courtesy of Jack the Pelican.)
- In NYC: Announcing Magnan Metz, a group show (featuring a big-ass painting by my WNYC/Tino Sehgal bud Susanna Heller), at Magnan Metz, opens Friday at 6pm. Holla!
- In NYC: Anthropogeomorphology Today, a lecture by Matthew Coolidge of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, at the Higgins Hall Auditorium at Pratt, on Monday, Feb. 22 at 6pm.
- In Washington, D.C.: Drag: Jason Horowitz, at Curator’s Office, opens Saturday at 6pm.
- In Ft. Lauderdale: Diane Arrieta gives a talk at Girls’ Club as part of the Artists in Action series, this Saturday at 1pm.
- In Cincinnati: Shepard Fairey, Supply and Demand, at the Contemporary Arts Center, opens Saturday.
- In S.F.: Paper! Awesome! at Baer Ridgway, opens Saturday at 4pm.
- In S.F.: Episco Disco at Grace Cathedral, this Saturday at 7pm.
- In Kirkland, Wash.: BrüTübe: All’s Fair in Love and War, an evening of curated YouTube videos and beer, at the Kirkland Arts Center Gallery, this Friday at 7pm. (See the Center’s BrüTübe page here.)
- In L.A.: I Can’t Feel My Face, the collection of Susan Hancock, curated by Kaws, at Royal-T, opens Sunday at 6pm.
- In L.A.: Here/There: Edel Rodriguez at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, opens Saturday at 7pm.
All About That, by Gabriel Shaffer, at the Berenberg Gallery booth at the Outsider Art Fair in NYC last week. (Image courtesy of Shaffer.)
All This And More, by Marc Johns. (Image courtesy of Marc Johns.)
Vagina Drawing, by Ida Applebroog. Part of her solo exhibit Mona Lisa at Hauser & Wirth, opens today. Read the NYT profile of Applebroog here. (Image courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.)
- In San Diego: Tara Donovan at the Museum of Contemporary Art, through Feb. 28.
- In L.A.: Alison Schulnik at Mark Moore, through Feb. 6.
- In S.F.: Amy Casey at Rosenthal Gallery, through Feb. 27.
- In S.F.: Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera since 1870, through Apr. 17th.
- In Miami: The Fantastic World of José Gurvich at the Frost Art Museum, opens Wednesday.
- In NYC: Downtown Pix: Mining the Fales Archives, 1961-1991 at the Grey Art Gallery, through April 3.
- In NYC: El Celso at Follin Gallery at 45 Bleeker, opens tonight at 6 p.m.
- In NYC: Romare Bearden’s The Block and Related Drawings at the Met, through spring 2010.
- In NYC: Doze Green, Josh Keyes and Saelee Oh at Jonathan Levine, through Feb. 13.
- In Paris: Christian Boltanski at the Grand Palais, through February 21.
- In Milan: Yayoi Kusama, I Want to Live Forever, at Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, through Feb. 14.
DEAR ART NURSE:
First of all, are you a bad or a good nurse? My main question, however, is from a collector/art lover’s angle. I love — absolutely LOVE — works on paper (I admit, it’s a fetish), but I have a dilemma: I’m terrified of placing any of the works near windows lest they are exposed to light and deteriorate.
I’ve heard that sun damage is so gradual that sometimes you don’t even notice the work is damaged until you put it beside another work (like another print from the same series). I properly frame all the work I purchase and use UV Plexiglas. But I hear that those don’t work very well after 5-10 years, since supposedly their effectiveness dwindles. I recently purchased an acrylic work on paper. I love it and have the perfect space for it but it has LOTS of light. Am I safe with acrylic? Also, I have photographs (C-prints). I want to love my art in the open but I fear that my love of art will never step out of the shadows where, at least, I know the art is safe. Am I being paranoid? Is there anything artists should be doing to guarantee their works don’t fade?
– Art lover desperately seeking to bring his art out of the closet
DEAR ART LOVER:
I am a good nurse, here to help you feed your fetishes. In the case of paper conservation — which I studied in graduate school under the phenomenal Antoinette King of MoMA, but abandoned when archeology came a-calling — I believe that a ton, not an ounce, of prevention is warranted. Fortunately, I live a stone’s throw from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and have known its chief paper conservator, Janice Schopfer, since she was at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. In other words, relax. No more fears or paranoia are warranted. Read on — and let your love step out of the shadows.
Rainbow Feast by Scott Campbell. (Image courtesy of Show & Tell.)
- In Toronto: From Me To You at the Show & Tell Gallery, opens Wednesday, Dec. 9.
- In L.A.: Photos Between Photos at Garage Gallery in downtown, opens Saturday.
- In Laguna Beach, Calif.: David Lyle at Sue Greenwood Fine Art, through Dec. 29.
- In S.F.: The 13th Annual Postcard Show at the Lab, opens tonight at 6 p.m.
- In NYC: Gerhard Richter at Marian Goodman, through Jan. 9.
- In NYC: Justine Cooper, Living in Sim, at Daneyal Mahmood through Dec. 31.
- In NYC: The Degenerate Craft Fair, kicks off today in Brooklyn.
- In London: It’s a Crime to Look This Good: An Exhibition of Early Photographs by Weegee, at Michael Hoppen Gallery, through January 10.
- In Brussels: Elizabeth Peyton at Barbara Gladstone, through Dec. 23.
- In Dresden: George Baselitz’s Dresden Women at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, through Feb. 28.
- In Dusseldorf: Eating the Universe: Food in Art at Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, through Feb. 28.
- In Rome: Carlo Bernardini at Galleria Delloro, opens today.
Kcho at Juan Ruiz Galeria from Maracaibo, Venezuela at Art Miami. (Photo by C-M.)
See it at its most splendorous: LARGE. (Image courtesy of William Powhida.)
Brooklyn-based artist William Powhida takes down the New Museum‘s super cozy, highly-questionable relationships with some big-time collectors and gallerists in the upcoming cover of the November Brooklyn Rail. And C-Mon gets a passing mention for being “ethically outraged”!!! (In the future, Mr. Powhida, if you ever want to draw me, here’s what I look like. As you’ll see, I’ve got a much better rack than Tyler Green.)
Sorry I’m not in town for the NuMu pile-on (I’m working on cultivating a veritable constellation of bug bites here in Costa Rica), but you can read all about the brouhaha here, here, here and here. At posting time, I was waiting for the NY Times Artsbeat blog to get on the case. C’mon dudes: this is home turf. Come out swingin’!!