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What’s the latest in NOW? In 1975 David Reed exhibited a series of new paintings at Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, which had a strong impact on Christopher Wool, a young artist at the time. More than forty years later, Wool, along with Katy Siegel, curated an exhibition of Reed’s paintings, complemented by a group exhibition of artists who were similarly exploring the relationship between process and image-making in painting, sculpture, photography, and film—on view at Gagosian Madison Avenue, New York through tomorrow, February 25. In this video, Wool, Siegel, and Reed discuss the memory of those paintings and the New York art scene in 1975.

“This card is asking you to put your focus on your heart’s desire, and being completely honest with yourself in what it is that you would like to bring forth in your life.” 

My health (stomach) is acting up again and I did myself a reading regarding the matter. Cards spoke about desire, like stated above, and I’m feeling it’s something VERY important. But I can’t figure out (yet) what it is. What do I HONESTLY want. I feel like its on the tip of my tongue. It’s both exciting and also kind of like “when you figure this out, life kicks in in a completely different way; much stronger and more positive”

Sure, I have lots of plans and dreams, but I feel this is something I haven’t noticed yet. I definitely need to meditate upon this and let the answer come. I know it will be very good one!

The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde

A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde opens this Saturday, December 3. The exhibition brings together 260 major works from MoMA’s collection, tracing the period of artistic innovation between 1912 and 1935. Planned in anticipation of the centennial year of the 1917 Russian Revolution, the exhibition highlights breakthrough developments in the conception of Suprematism and Constructivism, as well as in avant-garde poetry, theater, photography, and film, by such figures as Alexandra Exter, Natalia Goncharova, El Lissitzky, Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Lyubov Popova, Alexandr Rodchenko, Olga Rozanova, Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg, and Dziga Vertov, among others.

[Gustav Klutsis. Memorial to Fallen Leaders. 1927. Cover with lithographed photomontage illustrations on front and back. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of The Judith Rothschild Foundation. © 2016 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

The portrait of my sister that is now on display at Corey Helford Gallery during the month of November for my solo, “Flesh Blood Bone”

“The First”, 2016, Ballpoint Pen, Ink Pencils, Ink Wash, Graphite, Colored Pencil and Gel Pen on Mixed Media Paper, 20 inches by 24 inches (approximately 24 inches by 28 inches framed)

I am incredibly happy with this piece and it’s symbolism.

For purchase inquiries, contact Corey Helford Gallery: jch@coreyhelfordgallery.com

Cubism and Abstract Art | MoMA

The groundbreaking 1936 exhibition Cubism and Abstract Art was key to establishing the narrative and pedigree for modern art proposed by the Museum’s founding director Alfred H. Barr, Jr.—a narrative that continues to shape the Museum’s presentation of modernism to this day. In the introduction to the catalogue, Barr declared that the day’s most adventurous artists “had grown bored with painting facts. By a common and powerful impulse they were driven to abandon the imitation of natural appearance.” To demonstrate the breadth of this modernist impulse toward abstraction, Barr assembled a wide-ranging exhibition of nearly 400 works of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, furniture, theater design, and typography. He also drew up a now-famous diagram of the origins and influences of modern art that was reproduced on the catalogue’s dust jacket. A retrospective of one of the artists in the exhibition, Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction, opens on November 21. See installation photos and read the out-of-print catalogue on our website as part of our exhibition history project

(via Cubism and Abstract Art | MoMA)