June 02, 2013 –
June 08, 2013
Julie Ault is an artist, curator, writer, editor; she works both independently and collaboratively. In 1979 Ault cofounded Group Material, whose practice explored the relationship between art, activism, and politics until disbanding in 1996. Ault's recent exhibitions include: “Ever Ephermal, Remembering and Forgetting in the Archive,” Signal, Malm., 2011, and “No-Stop City High-Rise: a conceptual equation,” with Martin Beck, for the S.o Paulo Bienal, 2010. Her edited and authored publications include: (FC) Two Cabins by James Benning (2011); Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material (2010); Felix Gonzalez-Torres, (2006); Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita (2006); and Alternative Art New York 1965–1985 (2002).
July 28, 2013 –
August 03, 2013
Detroit-based artist Hernan Bas (b. Miami, Florida) explores the codes of dandyism and its subculture as a means to define sexual attraction. His paintings are tinged with nihilist romanticism, born of literary intrigue and a passion for historical painting. Intricate, frail, and sensuously delightful, Bas's paintings personify epic romance embracing both the decadence and nastiness of pleasure. His works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, among them the 2012 retrospective at the Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany, the 2007 retrospective at the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL, which presented a decade of the artist’s work and traveled to the Brooklyn Museum of Art in February 2008; and Bas’s inclusion in the Nordic Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale, curated by Elmgreen & Dragset. The artist has been included in recent group exhibitions including Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project at the Andy Warhol Museum, and The Cry at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon (MUSAC). In March 2012, Hernan Bas had his second solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin. Hernan Bas lives and works in Detroit, Michigan.
June 30, 2013 –
July 06, 2013
Willie Cole is best known for assembling and transforming ordinary domestic and everyday objects such as irons, ironing boards, water bottles and high heeled shoes into imaginative and powerful works of art and installations. Cole’s work is generally discussed in the context of postmodern eclecticism, combining references and appropriation ranging from African and African- American imagery, to Dada’s readymades and Surrealism’s transformed objects, and icons of American pop culture.
Born in New Jersey, Cole attended Boston University School of Fine Arts and received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. His work is in numerous public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Trenton Doyle Hancock
June 09, 2013 –
June 15, 2013
Trenton Doyle Hancock is well-known for his intricate candy-colored prints, drawings, collaged felt paintings and site-specific installations. Influenced equally by the history of painting as by the pulp imagery of pop-culture, Hancock transforms traditionally formal decisions—such as the use of color, texture, language and pattern—into opportunities to create new characters, develop sub-plots and convey symbolic meaning. Hancock’s mythology has been translated to the stage in an original ballet, Cult of Color: Call to Color, commissioned by Ballet Austin and created by Trenton Doyle Hancock, choreographer Stephen Mills and composer Graham Reynolds. The ballet performances debuted in Austin in April 2008. He created an original mural for the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, TX, as well as a site-specific installation entitled, A Better Promise, at the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, WA. The recipient of numerous awards, Trenton Doyle Hancock lives and works in Houston.
July 07, 2013 –
July 13, 2013
Paula Hayes, born 1958 in Massachusetts, received her BS in Liberal Arts from Skidmore College in 1987 and her MFA in Sculpture from Parsons in 1989. She currently lives and works in NYC. Ms. Hayes has exhibited her ephemeral, living works internationally for over two decades, with early exhibitions at Andrea Rosen Gallery, The Fawbush Gallery both in NYC, Eigen + Art, Berlin, The Shauffhausen Museum, Shauffhausen, Switzerland, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, The Queens Museum of Art and most currently at Salon 94, Marianne Boesky Gallery, The Museum of Modern Art, (all in NYC), The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, Glasstress, of the 2011 Venice Biennale and Lever House, NYC in 2012.
August 11, 2013 –
August 17, 2013
Nina Katchadourian was born in Stanford, CA and grew up spending part of each year on a small island in the Finnish archipelago. She has lived in Brooklyn since 1996. Her work, which often springs from mundane situations in the everyday, exists in a wide variety of media including video, photography, sculpture, and sound. For the past three years she has been engaged in an ongoing project called "Seat Assignment" which involves making work while in flight using only a cellphone and those materials she finds around her on the plane. Katchadourian is represented by Catharine Clark gallery in San Francisco.
June 23, 2013 –
June 29, 2013
Joel Kyack is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles. Recent projects include Most games are lost, not won, Frieze Special Projects, New York, Escape to Shit Mountain, Francois Ghebaly, Los Angeles, and Superclogger, LA><ART and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Recent performances include Growing Pains Leave Stains at MACRO Testaccio, Rome, and Wattis up with this guy? at The Wattis Institute, San Francisco. Kyack received his BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design, attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received his MFA from the University of Southern California. He is represented by Francois Ghebaly, Los Angeles, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, and Brand New, Milan.
Christopher Y. Lew
July 21, 2013 –
July 27, 2013
Christopher Y. Lew is Assistant Curator at MoMA PS1. He joined the museum in 2006, and has organized New Pictures of Common Objects, Chim↑Pom, Clifford Owens: Anthology and Nancy Grossman: Heads (with Klaus Biesenbach) as well as projects by Edgard Arag.n, Rey Akdogan, Ilja Karilampi, and Caitlin Keogh. He has also curated exhibitions and programs in New York City at venues including Artists Space and Aljira, and has written broadly. Prior to joining the Museum, he worked as a Managing Editor at ArtAsiaPacific, and held positions at the Aperture Foundation and the Asian American Arts Centre.
July 14, 2013 –
July 20, 2013
Hesse McGraw is Chief Curator at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska. Under McGraw’s leadership, the exhibition program at the Bemis Center functions as a laboratory for artists and currently focuses on site specific, immersive, cross-disciplinary and socially-engaged commissions. The Bemis Center’s current and recent projects and collaborations include artists Michael Jones McKean, Theaster Gates and Leslie Shows. McGraw’s recent awards and grants include an Andy Warhol Foundation Curatorial Research Fellowship, an inaugural Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grant, an NEA Our Town grant, and a Harpo Foundation Grant. His writing is regularly published internationally in exhibition catalogues and arts and culture publications. In 2011 he was a fellow of the NAMAC Visual Arts Leadership Institute and he currently serves on the boards of Whoop Dee Doo, Nebraskans for the Arts, and the Council Bluffs Public Art Commission.
June 16, 2013 –
June 22, 2013
Regular solo shows at Platform Gallery in Seattle and Front Room Gallery in New York augment a long career of solo exhibitions, beginning with Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco in 1989, and continuing with multiple exhibitions at Bodybuilder and Sportsman in Chicago. Selected group exhibitions include venues such as Yerba Buena Gardens, Southern Exposure, Victoria Room, and New Langton Arts in San Francisco, Foodhouse Gallery in Los Angeles, Gallery 400, The Glass Curtain Gallery, and Devening Projects +Editions in Chicago, and The Richard Peeler Art Center at Depauw University. Her work is held in collections at the Orange County Museum of Art, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Richard L. Nelson Museum at UC Davis, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Richard Peeler Art Center at Depauw University. She received her MFA from the University of California, Davis, after earning her BFA from Southern Illinois University in Edwardville. She has received numerous grants and awards, including an Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, and an Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship.
August 04, 2013 –
August 10, 2013
Lisa Wainwright is the Dean of Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For the past ten years, Lisa has served in responsible leadership roles for the institution, including Dean of the world-renowned Graduate Program of SAIC. As a professor in the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism, Lisa has authored numerous articles in books and international professional journals, as well as developed an extensive list of exhibition catalogues. She has lectured on topics from Rauschenberg to the Femme Fatale, and has curated multiple exhibitions throughout the U.S. Lisa Wainwright received her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University, and earned both a Masters and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.