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CURRENT VIEWING: GLENN LIGON: AMERICA :Whitney Museum: MARCH 10–JUNE 5 2011

Glenn Ligon (b.1960), Hands, 1996. Silkscreen ink and gesso on unstretched canvas,Glenn Ligon (b.1960), Hands, 1996. Silkscreen ink and gesso on unstretched canvas,

“rescues a star of the era of identity politics from a blind spot in the present art world”
—The New Yorker

CURRENT VIEWING: WHEN THE FAIRYTALE NEVER ENDS: FORD PROJECT : 57 W 57th St (NEW YORK)

Michael Aert's "Misala":  2009 at Ford Project's " When  The Fairytale Never Ends"Michael Aert's "Misala": 2009 at Ford Project's " When The Fairytale Never Ends"
At the preview for "When The FairyTale Never Ends" , the inaugural exhibition at the freshly minted FordProject space, I swear I kept seeing the well appointed ghost of James Truman veering around corners...hovering in front of the Henry Drager... air kissing impossibly glossy dowagers.

Image From Untitled 2011 by Massimo Grimaldi : opening February 17th 2011 at Team NYC

"pleasant surfaces that initially attract but them immediately implode into themselves""pleasant surfaces that initially attract but them immediately implode into themselves"

Artist Statement

TI DATE: PLANET OF SLUMS: THIRD STREAMING: 12:16:10

There are some truly dynamic proposals emerging from this new spaceThere are some truly dynamic proposals emerging from this new space

Matthew Day Jackson: August 6, 1945: 2010: Courtesy of Peter Blum (Chelsea).

"In Jackson’s art, history is not consigned to the past but exists in and alongside the present.""In Jackson’s art, history is not consigned to the past but exists in and alongside the present."

Art Break Nov 3 2010.

CURRENT VIEWING: PURE COLOR: KASPER SONNE: CHARLES BANK GALLERY (NEW YORK)

Kasper Sonne, History Is Optional (black box), 2003–2009, mixed media on canvas, wood, industrial paint, mirror glass, Euro pallKasper Sonne, History Is Optional (black box), 2003–2009, mixed media on canvas, wood, industrial paint, mirror glass, Euro pall

'Lists of words that I see when I look at Kasper Sonne's work. Words in my own head, scrolling by, as much as in the work itself: Black holes, density, mirrors, reflections, lies, secrets, possibility, infinite, alchemy of numbers, uselessness of letters, violence.'
Shamim M. Momin - on language, secrets, violence and truth in the work of Kasper Sonne.

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