- published: 07 Jul 2017
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James Kalm has drifted into the summer doldrums and within the New York art scene, interesting gallery openings have been slim pickin’s. Fortunately, the Journal Gallery debuted “Summer Sun” last night, and your correspondent pedaled to Williamsburg to capture some video. This elegant show features a diversity of approaches and concepts directed at mostly reductive monochromatic abstract works. There’re even a couple of well known artists represented, Olivier Mosset (the M in the radical French painting group BMPT) and Imi Knoebel. Another shared question posed by “Summer Sun” might be; what elements a painter might employ to create engaging compositions within the realm of the single color format? A musical introduction is provided by Dusty Rhodes. firstname.lastname@example.org gofundme...
James Kalm makes an early in the week visit to Williamsburg and slips into the Journal Gallery to bring viewers a walking tour of Graham Collins's "Stadiums". Combining the brash slapdash paint handling of Abstract Expressionism with industrial grade assemblage Collins has lashed massive hunks of paint slathered aboveground swimming pools to the gallery walls, and balances the notions of sun-bleached suburban banality, and painterly audaciousness. Surprisingly, we're also presented with a selection of delicate box constructions, plush worlds of blue, green and gold leaf, with enigmatic elements that expose the artists poetic side.
James Kalm peddles through Williamsburg on a Tuesday night and spies an opening at the Journal Gallery. Popping his head in, Kalm is motivated to record views of this elegantly formalist group of paintings by Peter Demos. Most of the works are large horizontal diptychs, with much of the painterly attention placed on the edges and along the gap that divides the panels. Using a restrained number of elements, limited palette, and expanses of raw canvas, the works require extended attention and time to reveal their pictorial agenda. A musical introduction is provided by The Wondering Krill. This program was recorded March 29, in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
James Kalm jumps off his bike to snatch some recordings of two shows that capture a particular sensibility circulating through the contemporary art scene. Masaki Kawai’s “Cave Life” is an immersive installation that includes wall painting, paintings, sculptural benches, and large scale oil stick drawings on raw canvas. Using bold acrylic colors in a pseudo-infantile style, these paintings present a trend your correspondent has referred to as “the escape into childhood”. Popular among some Millennials, this trend seems to be a retreat into the nursery, in an innocent quest to avoid the harsh realities of maturity and the real world. A similar note is stuck with the wall sculptures in “creepers” by Brazilian artist Daniel Boccato. A collection of “faces” these works are chunky caricatur...
While out on his evening bike ride, your correspondent wheeled down North First Street in Williamsburg. Seeing a crowd gathered on the sidewalk he stuck his head into the Journal Gallery and was surprised. "Continuum", Snow's first show with the gallery, is a mix of wall mounted and free standing sculpture. Much of the material used is the flotsam and jetsam of windsurfing and beach life. Fabric dolls, plastic dinosaurs, PVC pipe and ukuleles all are subsumed under a skin of papier-mâché and fiberglass, then painted white with black linear patterns. Crisp slabs of primary color is then layered on these whimsical three dimensional forms, providing viewers with a space invading graphic thrust, that is slow to give up the secrets of their underlying structures.This program was recorded o...
The Journal Gallery has put together one of the most impressive monochrome painting shows ever seen in Williamsburg. "One Dozen Paintings" presents works by some of today's most recognized practitioners of reductive abstraction. Despite the apparent limitations of the theme, there is an incredibly wide range of approaches and techniques. the show includes works by: Joshua Smith, Michael Williams,. Peter Coffin, Sarah Braman, Ned Vena, Olivier Mosset, Leif Ritchey, Sam Moyer, Tauba Auerbach, Jess Fuller, Dan Walsh, Jacob Kassay.
Im Februar 1990 begannen Künstler aus aller Welt einen Teil der Berliner Mauer zu bemalen. Ein Viertel Jahrhundert später ist die East Side Gallery Touristenmagnet, Mahnmal und die größten Open Air Gallery der Welt. Mehr Informationen unter http://www.dw.de/german
Is it a memorial, an artwork, or a tourist attraction? In February 1990 artists from around the world began to paint their works on a leftover piece of the Berlin Wall. It became what may be the largest open-air gallery in the world. We look back at 25 years of a remarkable post-Cold War art project. http://www.dw.de/berlins-east-side-gallery-celebrates-25-years/g-18229363
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This exhibit featured in an exhibition at Canberra Museum And Gallery in November 2016. The exhibition brought together all of the UNESCO "Memory Of The World" objects that are kept in Canberra. However, the Endeavour Journal is too precious to be moved from the National Library, so I created a touch-screen version on which you can turn the pages of the journal, read a transcript, and see a visualisation of the voyage up to the corresponding point in time. An interactive timeline on the touchscreen gives an interpretation of events in the voyage, such as places visited and deaths among the crew members.