Glenn Ligon’s neons at Luhring Augustine, Chelsea, NY
Can’t wait to go check this show out! I am a huge fan of Ligon’s work, ever since I saw his retrospective at the Whitney in Spring 2011.
Amazing installation of wall canvas covered in floor-to-ceiling calligraphy and images, surround various statues (also covered in text).
Catch it before it closes SATURDAY @ George Adams Gallery!!!
Michael Krebber, Untitled (52), 2007
Acrylic and lacquer on canvas
29 inches x 41 inches
A small bouquet by Julien Bismuth, 2011
Oil pastell on C-Print, 85 x 60 cm, museum glass
For the series, A Small Bouquet by Frank O’Hara, produced for the Kunstverein Langenhagen, Natalie Czech uses calligrams in an attempt to confront and intertwine text and image. She reverses the process established for Hidden poems of inscribing a poem into an existing text structure. The source material is not a pre-existing text fragment, but a picture poem. Natalie Czech invited seven writers - Andrew Berardini, Julien Bismuth, Maia Gianakos, Leslie-Ann Murray, Mick Peter, Nathania Rubin and Alix Rule - to each write a text that contains the same calligram by the American poet, Frank O’Hara (1926 - 66). The texts were precisely composed around the calligram, so as to embed it in their very fabric, and thus dissolve its iconicity. Natalie Czech presents these texts as photographs of book pages and re-presents the calligram by marking its component words in the photographs.
check it out @ LUDLOW 38
SARAH SZE, Eyechart, 2011
Dear Diary, 2008
Pen, paper, scotch tape, white out
9 3/4 X 7 3/4 inches
IMAGE & TEXT? I am so there. Review to come.
Show includes: TMNK, Lisa Bean, Andrew Burgess, Jose Camacho, CJ Collins, Jennifer Jarnot, Curtis Kulig, Dan Monteavaro, Hugo Moro, Tad Lauritzen Wright, Briggs Edward, James Verbicky