February 2018 Blog Posts

Watch a video preview of the exhibition Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now), on view at The Met Breuer from March 21 through July 22, 2018.

Can an artist induce trauma to fight trauma?

With an ambitious exhibition and performance project at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, artist Doreen Garner forces audiences to face the profound racism underlying the life and work of Dr. J. Marion Sims. Sims, long considered the "father of modern gynecology,” performed torturous procedures on enslaved Black women without anesthesia or consent, for the purposes of experimentation and research.

A new chapel of art opened in Austin, Texas this month. The University of Texas at Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art opened the doors to Austin, the largest and last work by artist Ellsworth Kelly, who died in 2015 at 92. An American painter, sculptor, and printmaker, Kelly is known for his abstract compositions of geometric forms in bright colors and patterns. Often associated with the Color Field movement, his work explores form, color, line, and shape.


Athens-based photographer created new works focused on the Atlanta airport for the High’s collection

Erik Bulatov is a Russian artist best known for his paintings that explore the politically charged language of the Soviet and Post-Soviet era. Now in his eighties, his use of bold colour and striking images continue to inspire a new generation of artists and designers across the world.

In this film he meets with close friend and collaborator artist Andrei Molodkin and filmmaker Gaspar Noé who reflect on the influence Erik has had on their own work.

Curator Olenka Horsbatch explains how Rembrandt's naturalistic depictions of women caused controversy in the 17th century.

To find out more visit the British Museum blog: https://goo.gl/UYWbZ5

A Rare Fauve View of the Thames by André Derain to Star in Christie’s Impressionist And Modern Art Evening Sale, 27 February 2018

Now at Kavi Gupta’s Chicago venue, Beverly Fishman’s Chemical Sublime uses vibrant colors and iconic pharmaceutical shapes to explore how technology alters our perception and reality. Using cast resin, mirrored Plexiglass, powder-coated metal and phosphorescent pigments, Fishman has created visually stunning work. Her polychrome reliefs and paintings mimic commonly prescribed medications as well as medical imaging technologies such as EEG and EKG machines.

PEM Celebrates the Dynamic Creativity of 20th Century Native American Painter, Poet and Musician, T.C. Cannon

T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America

On View March 3 through June 10, 2018