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Jason Rhoades

FullSizeRender 6 copy 3.jpgTijuanatanjierchandelier // Jason Rhoades // mixed media // 2006

In an immersive exhibition of six installations is “Jason Rhoades: Installations, 1994-2006” at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles. Each room is composed of one installation. Visitors are allowed to walk through the installations. In some of the rooms the blue print drawings of the work are on view, showing the artistic process of Rhoades. His works are politically charged relating to issues of stereotypes of cultures and women. My favorite work is “My Madinah. In pursuit of my ermitage…” The interactive installation pays homage to Rhoades’s own pilgrimage from Los Angeles to Mecca, California. This work resembles a temple and a mosque as it provides a critical commentary on how society perceives temples and mosques. The floor is made of overlaid towels held together with what appears to be drizzled glue. Visitors are invited to walk barefoot across the floor, seeing the work from different angels. Various ceramic objects, a box and a stool are located on the carpet. Suspended from the ceiling are 240 neon lights with crude phrases for female genitalia such as “magic cave,” “tuna taco,” “pussy” and “hot rocket.”

FullSizeRender 4Tijuanatanjierchandelier // Jason Rhoades // mixed media // 2006

FullSizeRender 6 copySwedish Erotica and Fiero Parts // Jason Rhoades // mixed media // 1994

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FullSizeRender 6 copy 2The Creation Myth // Jason Rhoades // mixed media // 1998

sdfThe Black Pussy…and the Pagon Idol Workshop // Jason Rhoades // mixed media // 2005

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My Madinah. In pursuit of my ermitage… // Jason Rhoades // mixed media // 2004

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My Madinah. In pursuit of my ermitage… // Jason Rhoades // mixed media // 2004

 

Dust Over Everything

IMG_9607Sudden Stop // Elliott Hundley // paper, oil, ceramic, pins, foam & linen over panel // 2017 // 166.4 x 144.5 x 16.5 cm

Elliott Hundley’s exhibition “Dust Over Everything” at Andrea Rosen Gallery showcased some of his 3-dimensional paintings. In these works, Hundley paints oil on panel while also adding objects such as glass, lotus, foam, shells and coral. Inspired by the 1930’s play “There is No More Firmament,” which attempts to describe the future during year 2000, Hundley’s paintings explore the main themes and theatrical nature of the play through his textured paintings.

IMG_9614Static // Elliott Hundley // paper, coral, metal, oil, foam & linen over panel // 2017 // 153.4 x 133 x 20.3 cm

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Everything Starts Again // Elliott Hundley // paper, oil, plastic, glass, lotus, foam & linen over panel // 2017 // 219.4 x 183.5 x 20.3 cm

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Marked by Stigmata // Elliott Hundley // paper, oil, shell, ceramic, glass, lotus, plastic, foam & linen over canvas // 2017 // 41.3 x 51.4 x 12.7 cm

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Marked by Stigmata // Elliott Hundley // paper, oil, shell, ceramic, glass, lotus, plastic, foam & linen over canvas // 2017 // 41.3 x 51.4 x 12.7 cm

MoMA Sculpture Garden

IMG_4442.jpgRose II // Isa Genzken // 2007 // stainless steel, aluminum & lacquer

Looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of New York but don’t want to leave the city? Look no further. The sculpture garden at MoMA is the place for you. With calming, trickling water running through the center garden and benches scattered about, the setting encourages you to sit, relax and contemplate the numerous sculptures that fill the space. You can see a towering pink rose by Isa Genzken, a sculpture of a man falling into the water by Aristide Maillol and a brightly colored minimalist work by Ellsworth Kelly to name a few.

img_4447Midday // Anthony Caro // 1960 // painted steel

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 The River // Aristide Maillol // begun 1938-1939, completed 1943 // Lead

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Green Blue // Ellsworth Kelly // 1968 // painted aluminum

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Cubi X // David Smith // 1963 // stainless steel

Kosmic Krylon Garage

img_6782Kosmic Krylon Garage // Kenny Scharf // 2004

When trying to find parking at a museum, normally you don’t look for art in its parking garage. But at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Kenny Scharf has created whimsical spray painted murals in its parking structure. Bright green, purple and blue futuristic looking characters sprawl across the walls encouraging you to park next to something that catches your eye.

img_6779Kosmic Krylon Garage // Kenny Scharf // 2004

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Kosmic Krylon Garage // Kenny Scharf // 2004

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Kosmic Krylon Garage // Kenny Scharf // 2004

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Kosmic Krylon Garage // Kenny Scharf // 2004

Toba Khedoori

fullsizerender-62Untitled (walkway) // Toba Khedoori // 1998 // oil & wax on paper

Huge sheets of white paper cover white walls. Extremely intricate drawings occupy a small portion of the paper leaving large amounts of negative space. Some drawings depict details of an auditorium, an apartment complex or a storm cloud. Some create illusions which tempt the viewer to want to walk through the work. Australian artist Toba Khedoori’s works present the viewer with various perspectives of everyday, mundane objects.

fullsizerender-65Untitled (seats) // Toba Khedoori // oil & wax on paper

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Untitled (table and chair) // Toba Khedoori // 1999 // oil, pencil & wax on paper

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Untitled (clouds) // Toba Khedoori // 2005 // oil & wax on paper

Reflection

IMG_3091.JPGWhen I think of a cathedral, stained glass immediately comes to mind. However, contemporary glass sculptures do not. In the Salisbury Cathedral the old and the new come together in a unique glass exhibition. Contemporary glass works by nine artists are displayed on a long table surrounded by the cathedral’s stained glass windows.

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Mirror Cells

FullSizeRender 36Little Lips (Grey) // Liz Craft // 2016 // ceramic

One of the latest exhibitions at The Whitney was a group exhibition titled Mirror Cells which showcased Liz Craft, Rochelle Goldberg, Elizabeth Jaeger, Maggie Lee and Win McCarthy. Together these artists use everyday materials such as wood, yarn, clay and aluminum to create works that hark to another world, a utopian society.

IMG_4291Spider Woman I (Stripes) // Liz Craft // 2014 // papier-mâché, yarn & mixed media

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Computer Love // Liz Craft // 2016 // ceramic, aluminum & wood & Spider Woman V (Ceccaldi) // Liz Craft // 2016 // papier-mâché, yarn & mixed media & Spider Woman IV (Fishnets) // 2015 // papier-mâché, yarn & mixed media

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No Where, Now Here // Rochelle Goldberg // 2016 // stainless steel, ceramic, wood, grass & carpet

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Clock (Lavender) // Liz Craft // 2016 // ceramic, aluminum & wood

Undressed

IMG_4782.jpegThings are certainly heating up at the V&A this summer — bras, thongs and boxers. Despite being your “intimates,” they are all on view at the V&A in the exhibition Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear. Journey through the evolution of underwear as you discover wool corsets, wedding night attire and contemporary lingerie by designers like Stella McCartney. This exhibition will certainly make you think twice about what is under your clothes.

Chicken & Steak

FullSizeRender-20I never dreamed I would be eating a chicken and steak dinner while staring  at a chicken on top of a cow in a formaldehyde tank. But, at Tramshed owned by Mark Hix, the chicken and cow stand tall in the middle of the restaurant. A piece by Damien Hirst, this work of art reflects the food served. What an interesting way to pair food and art, don’t you think?