in december i moved out to Brighton Beach..my friend Silvianna has this small cottagey house that im living in.. there s a yard, driveway..it feels kind of suburban but not...theres lots of weird old homes out there and most people have all sorts of shit on their house or out in their yard..its amazing walking around and seeing all this cool funny shit..some of it reminds me of the work that my friends are making..so i decided to have them bring their work and put it around my house...also some other friends make great photos so i decided to have a small photo show in this studio space i have at the house...come!....july 23 2-8PM ... all welcome!! - Ryan Foerster
Saturday July 23 2-8pm 425 Oceanview Ave Brooklyn, NY
Harvest Moon - Brighton Beach
Aaron Bobrow Robin Cameron Sam Falls Glenna Foerster Lukas Geronimas Rochelle Goldberg Hunter Hunt Hendrix Jacob Kassay Zak Kitnick Ajay Kurian Shawn Kuruneru Erik Lindman Asher Penn Grayson Revoir David Schoerner Ben Schumacher Matt Sheridan Smith Kyle Thurman Elaine Cameron-Weir
PHOTOSHO - Brighton Beach
Josh Brand Lindsey Castillo Anders Goldfarb Silvianna Goldsmith Robin Graubard Pia Howell Leigh Ledare Yoshi Matsumura Josh Tonsfeldt
July 12, 2011 - July 17, 2011 Reference Work We Are Here: Art & Design Out of Context The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago July 12- 17, 2011
Gallery Talk: Tuesday, July 12, 6 pm Book Launch: Sunday, July 17, 2-4pm
Golden Age will be participating in We Are Here: Art & Design Out of Context at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago curated by MCA Design Director James Goggin.
Golden Age will present a reading room featuring original work and out of print publications from Alex DaCorte, Asher Penn, Barbara Kasten, Brendan Fowler, Chris Lipomi, Darren Bader, Deanna Templeton, Derek Chan, Ed Templeton, Edie Fake, Erik Lindman, Ethan Swan, Gedi Sibony, Henry Roy, Himaa, Jo Jackson, Jon Rafman, Lauren Anderson, Lucky Dragons, Mari Eastman, Marius Engh, Matt Keegan, Megan Plunkett, Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, Nicholas Gottlund, Ida Ekblad, Oliver Payne, Omer Fast, Paul Cowan, Richard Aldrich, Robin Cameron, Ryan Forester, Shannon Ebner, Shawn Reed, Terence Koh, Thomas Jeppe, Urs Fischer, William Pym and more. The installation will be accompanied by a tonal sound piece from No Age's Randy Randall and Dean Spunt.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611-2644
Opening July 14th at 6pm
EXHIBITION WILL RUN THRU SEPT 3
THE GALLERY WILL BE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT IN AUGUST
I conn'd old times, I sat studying at the feet of the great masters, Now if eligible O that the great masters might return and study me. *
The paintings presented here are an extension of the six paintings first shown at Hannah Barry Gallery last year in the show "New Work, New York". These works were not planned as a group or cycle but never the less find their conclusion with this current installation.
Two Crosses mark the space of the gallery. Cutting a found picture frame in four sections, the works are some of the most direct I've made. The Crosses are iconic, anonymous, and also "like a painting collapsing in on itself".
The goal is for artwork to possess its realization eo ipso.
Beauty and truth are anonymous: their (mis)translation in this world embodied through, and within, material is the subject of this show.
- Walt Whitman, "Starting from Paumanok"
Opens June 21st in London.
I do not want to prove a point with this exhibition. The selection of works was made primarily by the artists who produced them. I selected the artists based upon their projected affinity with my own attitude towards production. Many of these relationships have personal qualities which may not be visible to anyone but myself.
My experience has revealed a paradoxical relationship between the accessibility of ideas to an audience and the private nature of their relationships. These works may tangentially explicate each other, as well as point towards general themes about art-making today. More important to me, however, is a point I didn't explicitly discuss with any of the artists prior to this exhibition: that of an essential necessity towards the production of art within a framework of self-awareness.
One could say that these compositions aim at the same goals as Barnett Newman's paintings, albeit mindful of the failures of Newman's works. The idea of myth: has painting itself has become the myth? The sublime: does one have to feel terror at the unknowable to access the beautiful, or can one also laugh? Is the success of the search for what to paint contingent upon previous artistic tradition? Does one have to 'start over'?
The title comes from Thomas Aquinas, who in the face of actual religious experience declared of his lifetime of theological theorising, 'All I have written is straw'. The works in this exhibition address the above questions better than I can in words.