LEARN TO READ ART: A History of Printed Matter P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center's Fall Exhibitions Opening Date: Sunday, October 25, 2009 Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Kick off the season with P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center's fall opening celebration. On view: 1969, 100 Years (version #2, ps1, nov 2009), Between Spaces, Robert Bergman: Selected Portraits, and LEARN TO READ ART: A History of Printed Matter.
JOSH SMITH BOOKS October 24 – November 24, 2009 Reception: Thursday October 29th from 5 to 7 pm.
Printed Matter is pleased to announce an exhibition with artist Josh Smith. Although Josh Smith is perhaps best known as a painter, he is also a bookmaker, and his output of books has been varied and prodigious. The exhibition features a broad selection of his books together with prints, drawings, and other surprises. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, October 29th, 2009 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Printed Matter, which is located at 195 Tenth Avenue (between 21st and 22nd Street) in New York City.
"For the fourth and final installment of Almost Utopia, the gallery at 18th Street Arts Center will be dedicated to an unprecedented investigation of 100 Car-Less Angelinos and it will tell their stories of living in Los Angeles."
"Jamie Hewlett – the artist behind Tank Girl and Gorillaz - visited Bangladesh with Oxfam, to see for himself how climate change is already costing lives.
The experience inspired a sensitive, thought-provoking series of watercolours available to buy here in aid of our River Basin Programme, which works in Bangladesh and Nepal."
Friday Talk Friday, October 23 at 1pm in the library
Jean-Pierre Hébert: Sketching Scripts, Scripting Drawings Artist-In-Residence at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCSB
Jean-Pierre Hébert (b. 1939 in Calais, France) lives and works in Santa Barbara. From the 70s on, he has pioneered computational drawing and focuses on defining algorithmic drawing processes and translating them into images in traditional and new media. He has been artist-in-residence at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara since 2003, and has been awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation award in 2006. More details on Hébert can be found here- http://www.sciarc.edu/faculty.php?id=273
This talk is held in conjunction with Jean-Pierre Hébert’s exhibition in the Library Gallery, Drawings as Thoughts.
It’s Hello Kitty’s 35th Anniversary and SANRIO is celebrating in a big way. In addition to launching a variety of special, limited edition products, SANRIO will introduce Three Apples, a multi-dimensional exhibition and celebration of all things Hello Kitty running from October 23 to November 15 at Royal/T in Culver City, CA. Royal/T is the visually stunning and playful, 10,000 square foot Japanese-inspired art exhibition space, retail store and “cosplay” maid café, located within the city’s vibrant arts community. This is the first time that SANRIO has produced an event for the Hello Kitty fans in North America. The exhibition as well as all events will be open to the public, free of charge and will offer something for all Hello Kitty fans, no matter their age.
"This special exhibition features original drawings and manuscript pages from the classic children's book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (b. 1928). The show is part of a citywide celebration honoring Mr. Sendak and marking the October 13 premiere of a new Warner Bros. movie adaptation, directed by Spike Jonze."
"The Kids' Science Challenge gives elementary school students the chance to work with biologists and engineers on real scientific problems. Jim Metzner, executive producer of the Challenge, discusses how kids can get involved, from developing low-gravity sports to building hopping robots."
"A Times reporter, David Rohde, and two Afghan colleagues were kidnapped by the Taliban in 2008 and held for seven months in Pakistan. This is the first installment in a five-part series offering his account."
"Entrepreneur Seymour Stein got his start in the music industry as a teenager, when he worked with Syd Nathan at King Records in Cincinnati. Stein went on to co-found Sire Records, where he signed such artists as The Ramones, Talking Heads, The Pretenders, Madonna, Depeche Mode and The Smiths."
I love Doze. And I am happy to see him drop knowledge and tell his story. My favorite quote... "Fuck being clever. Fuck just being smart. It's about feelings. It's really about destroying, man. About being your own god. And not taking any shorts. Have big balls. Crap your nuts. And say, 'Hey, fuck it'. Don't be afraid, man."
October 17 – November 15, 2009 Opening Reception: Friday, October 16, 6-8pm
DCKT Contemporary is pleased to present TED O’SULLIVAN’s first solo exhibition in New York. O’SULLIVAN’s painting process salvages, expands and reinvents the coded icons and systems of modernity. Oil, crushed charcoal, marble dust & paper-mâché on canvas create an imapstoed lexicon that subverts the rational philosophy or formal reductivism of the modern to create new verbal and pictorial prophecies.
LeBasse Projects warmly welcomes gallery represented artist Nate Frizzell for his new solo exhibition, Lost in the Thicket. In this much anticipated show, Frizzell introduces new themes of self discovery within his work.
While Frizzell has always striven to create work that speaks about the human condition, Lost in the Thicket finds the artist's scope narrowed to the concept of discovering one's own identity and the obscured paths that follows. As a result, each painting becomes a metaphor for choosing different paths in life, while finding oneself.