I’ve got a profile of the inimitable L.A. painter Richard Jackson up at KCET’s Artbound. Jackson is one of those under-recognized SoCal figures with a penchant for producing ephemeral works. Which means if you didn’t see it the first time, chances are you didn’t see it at all — he’s not big on producing saleable objects. Now he’s got a retrospective up at the Orange County Museum of Art through May 5.
Please click through to the KCET piece and give it a thumbs up or a Retweet if you can. If the story gets a lot of traffic, then KCET does a TV segment. And I desperately want to see a TV bit about Jackson — who is a funny, smart, no bullshit kinda guy.
Update: the piece is now up for vote on KCET’s website. Please click through! A vote for Jackson is a vote for artistic pandemonium!!!
You’ll find a few more pics from opening night after the jump. If you live in the greater SoCal area, this show is worth the haul.
Photos above, top to bottom: Jackson’s “Bad Dog” relieves himself on the side of the museum, the floor underneath “Painting With Two Balls,” and a pair of his site-specific wall murals.
Free Weed, 2012, by Gary Panter. Part of the artist’s solo exhibit, The Magnetic Lady, at Fredericks & Freiser in Chelsea, on view through February 23. (Image courtesy of the artist and Fredericks & Freiser.)
…where I’m profiling painter Justin Bower in the Orange County of Philip K. Dick.
Hand Study, 2012, by Giovanni Garcia-Fenech. (Image courtesy of the artist.)
Black Girl’s Window, 1969, by Betye Saar. Part of Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, at MoMA PS1. I saw this show as part of Pacific Standard Time in L.A. — consider it a must-see. Opens Sunday, in Long Island City. (Courtesy of the artist and Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery.)
- NYC: New Pictures of Common Objects, at MoMA PS1. Opens Sunday, in Long Island City.
- NYC: Exhibit B, a group show with Chris Mottalini, El Celso, Damion Silver, Kate Nielsen and many others, at Calico. Opens Thursday, in Greenpoint.
- NYC: Danny Lyon, Deep Sea Diver, at Churner and Churner. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Twenty One Twelve, at Postmasters. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Matthew Langley, Atlas, at Blank Space Art. Through November 10, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Charles Ritchie: Drawings and Journals, at BravinLee Programs. Opens Friday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Christine Burrill, Uprising Los Angeles, at 151ArtsBrownstone. Through December 2nd, in Harlem.
- NYC: Family Portrait, a group show with Dan Graham, Louise Bourgeois, Claes Oldenburg and many others, at Carriage Trade. Opens on Friday at 6pm, in Tribeca.
- NYC: The Architecture & Design Film Festival, at Tribeca Cinemas. Starts Thursday, in Tribeca.
- Chicago: Steve McQueen, at the Art Institute of Chicago. Opens Sunday.
- Chicago: This Martin Creed rock band performance/ballet to be held at the Museum of Contemporary in Chicago in November looks like it should make for good conversation. Tickets are on sale now.
- L.A.: Clare Rojas, Pith, at Prism LA. Opens Friday at 6pm, in West Hollywood.
- L.A.: Robert Mapplethorpe, XYZ, at LACMA. Opens Sunday.
- London: Hollywood Costume, at the V&A. Opens Saturday.
Untitled, 2012, by Matthew Miller. Part of the artist’s solo exhibit Fools Are Those Who Lose Their Mirrors, at Pocket Utopia. Opens today, at 6pm, on the Lower East Side. (Image courtesy of the artist and Pocket Utopia.)
- L.A.: Daniel Joseph Martinez, I am a verb, at Roberts & Tilton. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Culver City.
- L.A.: Nailed, a group exhibition, at Subliminal Projects. Opens Friday at 8pm, in Echo Park.
- L.A.: Andy Freeberg, Art Fare, at Kopeikin Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Culver City.
- Detroit: Vision in a Cornfield, a group show with work by Destroy All Monsters, Ogun and Apetechnology, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Opens Friday.
- Columbus, Oh.: Sacrifice + Bliss: Aurora Robson, at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden. Opens Sunday.
- Stamford, CT: VHS, The Exhibition, at Franklin Street Works. Opens Thursday at 5pm, in downtown.
- N.J.: Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists from the Collection of Sally and Wynn Kramarsky, at the Zimmerli Art Museum. Through January 6, in New Brunswick.
- Philadelphia: This Art is So Street, at Stupid Easy Gallery. Opens Friday at 5pm.
- NYC: Paul Pfeiffer, Playroom, at Paula Cooper Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Sarah Oppenheimer, D-33, at PPOW Gallery. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher, Trailer, at Derek Eller Gallery. Opens Thursday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Rafael Lozano Hammer, Voice Array, at Bitforms. Opens this Thursday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: The Feverish Library, at Friedrich Petzel. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Stephen Powers, aka ESPO, A Word is Worth 1,000 Pictures, at Joshua Liner Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Eric Fertman, at Susan Inglett Gallery. Opens Thursday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Shift, a group show, at Lesley Heller Workspace. Opens today at 6pm on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Alberto Borea, Because of Construction, at Y Gallery. Opens Friday, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Audrey Kawasaki, Jeff Soto, Judith Supine, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Cheon pyo Lee, Medium is the Same, at Interstate Projects. Opens Saturday, in Bushwick.
- NYC: Land Escape, a group show, at Parallel Art Space. Opens Saturday, in Bushwick.
- NYC: Swoon Studio, Pearly’s Beauty Shop, an event to support the Transformazium project in N. Braddock, Penn. This Saturday, in Long Island City.
Untitled, 2010. Enamel on layered Plexiglas, by Phillip Buntin. Part of the exhibit Mapping the Equivocal, a group show at Robert Henry Contemporary. Opens Friday at 6pm, in Bushwick. (Image courtesy of the Artist and Robert Henry.)
- S.F.: Cindy Sherman, at SFMOMA. Opens Saturday.
- L.A.: Contemporary Mexican Photography, at Kopeikin Gallery. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Culver City.
- L.A.: Kevin Appel and Iva Gueorguieva, at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Opens Saturday, in Culver City.
- L.A.: A Gleeful and Relentless Moving Forward of Time, with Adam Parker Smith, Evan Nesbit, Shane Hope and others, at Carmichael Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Culver City.
- L.A.: Aaron Rose’s Fire Sale, at Known Gallery. Through July 21, in the Fairfax District.
- Miami: Charles Ledray, workworkworkworkwork, at the Bass Museum. Through August 12.
- NYC: Wooster Enterprises, at Churner and Churner. Opens Thursday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: People Who Work Here, at David Zwirner. Opens today in Chelsea.
- NYC: Painting is History, at Winkleman Gallery. Opens today, in Chelsea.
- NYC: …Is This Free?, at NurtureArt. Through September 22, in Bushwick.
Alberto Burri’s burlap collage from 1953, titled Composition. Digging the splash of gold in the upper right hand corner.
A mobile by Alexander Calder floats in the museum’s atrium.
Ibram Lassaw’s Corax, from 1953 — looking like it’d just burst out of someone’s gut.
This one is definitely worth checking out: the gathering of abstract art from the 1950s that’s currently on view at the Guggenheim. The museum has dug into its collection to showcase some of the big (mostly male) names of the era (Pollock, de Kooning, Kline, etc.) But it also contains some awesome/weird surprises — including a massive canvas by Newark-born Carmen Cicero, some excellent canvas collages by Conrad Marca-Relli, and some highly intriguing burlap and metal pieces by Alberto Burri. (Somebody please do a retrospective!)
Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction is on view through September 12 at the Guggenheim Museum.