Weekly Art Round-Up: Jan 19 – 21
Ok, y’all… how we doing with those New Year’s resolutions? It’s been about three weeks, you still with me? Because I know one of those resolutions was to “see more art” or “soak up the culture” or “take full advantage of this great city,” something like that?
“Don’t be silly, Andy,” you say. “I love art, I see art all the time!”
I double-dog dare you to hit two of these six galleries this weekend.
See you there,
Microscope is very pleased to present Break The Sky, the first solo exhibition at the gallery by Jeanne Liotta, whose works we have previously shown in “Triple Blind” (2013), “Slide Slide Slide” (2014), and “Dreamlands: Expanded” (2016-17), a series of expanded cinema events presented in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of the exhibition “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema & Art 1905-2016”.
The Mark Inside is a group exhibition featuring work from Jordan Kasey, Bennet Schlesinger, and Kristin Walsh.
Jordan Kasey’s large-scale oil paintings depict heavy, monumental figures and objects, placid scenes charged with an undercurrent of the uncanny. Bennet Schlesinger’s small epoxy-molded works depict hazy images of Los Angeles donut shops, the only all-night respite among a spiderweb of interstate highways. Kristin Walsh’s intricately constructed aluminum machines employ magnets and motors in the invisible service of unsettling illusions: pills dance on their surfaces, dice roll, coins spin, all compelled by subtle interior machinations.
Hidden Hiss is a solo exhibition by Gregory Kalliche, consisting of a three-channel video installation accompanied by a series of infrared LED drawings.
In Hidden Hiss Kalliche takes the electromagnetic spectrum as a subject, rendering the infra- and ultra-visual through the choreographed play of video and lighting. Using 3D modeling, Kalliche indulges in some of the medium’s most familiar conventions: scientific depictions of the unseen world are realized in the sleek visuals of product design, playful animations, and 3D image compositing.
James Autery: Reverberations
Cleopatra’s is thrilled to present Addison Walz’s solo exhibition titled, Anti-fabrica; her first fine-art exhibition since 2013. The term “anti-fabrica” refers to the absence of intention in the myth of the origin of felt. It is said that Saint Clement padded his shoes with wool to prevent blistering as he fled persecution. The heat and moisture of his body bound and shrank the individual fibers into a form resembling a sock. Felt is anti-fabric in the way it rejects the processes of order, such as: spinning, interlocking, and threading. It is born out of the unpredictable chaotic connection of spiral strands of fibers/ hairs. These fibers, in their disorder, constrict and entangle to form a dense textile structure.
The works in the exhibition address the ideas of unit and structure in cloth making as a metaphor for the contradictory tension and duality of human existence.