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Saturday
Jul112015

Boo-Hooray and Gavin Brown's Enterprise present A Living Collage

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Gavin Brown's Enterprise
291 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
July 8 – July 31, 2015

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While last weekend saw the final show at Gavin Brown's downtown, West Side space (he's moving the Enterprise to a former Brewery in Harlem, close to where he lives) this week saw the opening of one of the best exhibitions I've seen in a while, at his East Side project space in Chinatown. A Living Collage: The Living Theatre, Judith Malina and Julian Beck 1947-2015 opened on Wednesday evening, and gave a glimpse into the paper-based world of the legendary American experimental theatre company through flyers, posters, programs and prints. Many of these same pieces are offered for sale, or in the case of some of the smaller items: for free, or whatever donation you felt inclined to make. All this gave an unprecedented look into the history of New York theatre, music and arts through the decades and eyes of two of the city's pioneers and patrons in these fields. The fact that you could take some of that home with you was simply mind-blowing. Not to be missed.

Boo-Hooray
Gavin Brown's Enterprise
The Living Theatre

Friday
Jul102015

What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present

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Matthew Marks Galleries
502, 522 & 526 W 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
July 8 – August 14, 2015

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"Focusing on four groups of artists practicing away from the cultural capitals of New York and Los Angeles, What Nerve! presents an alternative history of American art since the 1960s. As the exhibition’s curator, Dan Nadel, has written, 'When confronted with a system that seems impenetrable, outsiders tend to band together.' 

The Chicago-based Hairy Who exhibited together from 1966 to 1969. Its members were Jim Falconer, Art Green, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Suellen Rocca, and Karl Wirsum. Funk Art took root in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s and 1970s and is represented in the exhibition with works by Jeremy Anderson, Robert Arneson, Joan Brown, Roy De Forest, Robert Hudson, Ken Price, Peter Saul, and Peter Voulkos. In Ann Arbor, Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw formed Destroy All Monsters as students in the 1970s. Forcefield members Mat Brinkman, Jim Drain, Leif Goldberg, and Ara Peterson, active in Providence from 1996 to 2003, created fictional personas complete with pseudonyms and elaborate garments.

This exhibition reassesses the artists associated with these four groups, providing a new understanding of their influence on contemporary art history. Distinct as their artworks are in style, period, and place, the artists all share a common set of concerns. Inspired by a wide array of influences including folk art, advertising, primitive art, comic books, and fetishism, they all favour figurative imagery that diverges from the predominant artistic style of the time.”

Matthew Marks Gallery

Thursday
Jul092015

Hibi Kesho Vase by Shinobu Hashimoto

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01. Each vase is unique.

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The simple tapered shape and crackled white glaze of this vase by Shinobu Hashimoto exhibits an attractive aesthetic quality, but also stands as an excellent example of the modesty of primitive Japanese pottery. These qualities combine to form a unique vessel for displaying flowers or greenery that would fit effortlessly with most colour schemes or one’s personal assembled objects. 

Available from OEN

Wednesday
Jul082015

Brice Marden – Notebook Sept. 1964-Sept. 1967

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130 pages, hardcover
7.5 x 4.5 inches

Published by Karma, 2015

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A glimpse into an artist’s notebook is about as close as we can get to witnessing the origins of a finished piece, offering an intimate level of access that is not often afforded to the public. Karma has released just such a curio devoted to Brice Marden’s art during a three-year period: September 1964 to September 1967. In some ways it functions as an autobiography of process; designed to resemble an actual notebook, it includes photos, postcards and handwritten notes which provide a personal insight into how his work came together at the time.

Available from Karma

Tuesday
Jul072015

Reebok Oi Polloi NPC UK II

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01. A collaboration between Oi Polloi and Reebok.

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Oi Polloi have recently resurrected a mid '80s tennis classic: the Reebok NPC UK II. Based on a vintage pair and produced as a collaboration, this incredibly clean model features a soft leather upper, grey loopback lining and timeless Reebok branding. 

Available from Oi Polloi

Monday
Jul062015

Loewe Men's Spring-Summer '16

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01. Plaza de Toros, Aranjuez.

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Adding a bullfighting narrative to the Japanese references at the core of Jonathan Anderson's latest designs, Loewe's Spring-Summer '16 men's campaign is set in Plaza de Toros, Aranjuez. Defined by the boldness of its graphic treatments, prints and colours, the collection is captured in a series of sun-drenched images by London-based photographer Jamie Hawkesworth.

Loewe

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Sunday
Jul052015

Studio Visit: Jody Rogac by Aaron Wynia

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01. Jody's Gowanus studio.

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Toronto-based photographer Aaron Wynia has a habit of visiting other photographer's studios, and last time he was in New York he went to see Jody Rogac. He's been a fan of her work for some time, citing Jody's attention to detail, elegant composition, and the sense of calm in her images as the things he appreciates most. While Aaron dug around the Brooklyn space, he found out that she's been working on a new book with her friend, Sara Cwynar, which is something we very much look forward to seeing.

Jody Rogac
Aaron Wynia

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Saturday
Jul042015

Super for President's Spring-Summer '15

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01. Two styles, four colours.

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Established in 2007, Super have become one of the leaders in contemporary eyewear with a handful of high-profile collaborations. This spring they've worked with President's, a fellow Italian company, to create two special models. The Paloma and the América come in two colours, are made in Italy, and feature ZEISS lenses – highlighting President's tasteful, understated aesthetic.

President's

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