Jonathan Gardner Through April 20. Casey Kaplan, 121 West 27th Street, Manhattan; 212-645-7335, caseykaplangallery.com. It’s time for some big museum to summon its nerve, take off its blinkers and account for the rash of representational and specifically figurative painting going on right now. Jonathan Gardner’s impressive second New York solo show is one of numerous cases in point. The stylish, stylized paintings in “Desert Wind” are wry, lush and pleasurable in their beauty and their brains. With figures who recline, make love or smoke a hookah in luxurious interiors or hidden gardens, Mr. Gardner’s subject may be reverie or maybe indolence, solitary or not, clothed or nude, at home, but mostly, it seems, abroad. Perhaps he intends these quiet carefree scenes to distract us from how carefully he engineers every composition. If so, he succeeds: It takes a while to understand their formal complexity. The new works improve on those in Mr. Gardner’s … [Read more...] about New York Art Galleries: What to See
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Barbicon (1993) by Charles Cough; enamel on Masonite. The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty Sates at the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. (Checko Salgado/Focalchrome) On display in the museum's "Soundscapes" exhibit ‘Soundscapes’ Explore how people have created sound in the past and how we experience it now to connect to the people around us in the group exhibition “Soundscapes.” West Gallery at UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. unlv.edu/barrickmuseum Student exhibition A “Candyland” centerpiece, “Clue” game pieces and a “Mr. Potato Head” are among the ceramic works created by students of the Clay Arts Vegas studio for the fun exhibition “Some Assembly Required.” Grand Gallery at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. artslasvegas.org Photography exhibit Professional and amateur photography selected for the Desert Companion 2018 “Focus on … [Read more...] about This is what’s on display at Las Vegas art galleries right now
LEWISTON — The L/A Arts Gallery will present an exhibition by Sun Journal photographers Andree Kehn and Russ Dillingham through June. Titled “Underwater and Overhead,” the exhibit will feature distinct series by each artist. Each will give a gallery talk about their photography work and process. Kehn will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, and Dillingham will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. The gallery talks and the exhibition will take place at the gallery, 221 Lisbon St. They are free and open to the public.“Sable Sanborn” (Photo by Andree Kehn) Kehn will exhibit a series of underwater portraits. These sumptuously colored images created in a “world of silence” depict clothed female figures in motion. As an off-season lifeguard at an indoor water park some years ago, Kehn began experimenting with underwater photography and “discovered my muse,” she said. Creating the elegant and sensuous works has proven to be often … [Read more...] about L/A Arts Gallery to feature work of Sun Journal photographers
The Kentucky Derby takes around two minutes to be run, but we’ve managed to talk and write about it for months as a cottage/Churchill Downs mansion-sized industry. That’s good, as it’s important for many businesses, including creative ones. In my humble opinion (who am I kidding?), the best equestrian artists in Louisville are Jeaneen Barnhart and Jaime Corum. LEO Weekly did a website-only Q&A with Barnhart posted on April 6, with Corum’s coming up on April 27. Corum’s art is also on the cover of this issue. I’m one of many who admires their work. As well as creating the 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival poster (kdf.org) with her sister, Doreen Barnhart DeHart, Barnhart was licensed to create a limited-edition print of Secretariat (artsocool.com). She’s a tenant at the Mellwood Art Center (mellwoodartcenter.com), and is having an exhibition in its Pigment Gallery beginning May 1. The Gallery at The Brown (brownhotel.com) is showing Corum’s … [Read more...] about Derby art for the win!
For a lot of visitors to the Art Gallery of Ontario this summer, the biggest takeaway from the Brian Jungen: Friendship Centre exhibition will likely be the memory of the breathtaking, show-stopping Cetology, a roughly 15-metre-long sculpture of a whale skeleton made entirely from white plastic patio chairs. The selfie sticks are sure to come out. And we should probably go easy on them this time, given that it’s easy to get swept up in a little emotion when you take in the grandeur of this white whale, a 2002 installation that’s here on loan from the Vancouver Art Gallery for celebrated contemporary Canadian artist ’s new solo exhibition in Toronto. Cetology stirs up memories from childhood visits to natural history museums, manages to almost magically capture the motion and energy of marine life and, simultaneously, makes a point about plastics and the environment. “People can relate to the plastic chair, but they don’t see it at first, so there’s … [Read more...] about Here’s what whales, basketball and Nike Air Jordans have to do with the art of Brian Jungen