ARTIST TALK: MARIE LOSIER

Friday December 17, 1.30 p.m., Wild Project
Artist Talk: Marie Losier
Special Guest: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

French filmmaker Marie Losier will discuss her whimsical, uniquely personal portraits of avant-garde artists such as Guy Maddin, Richard Foreman, Tony Conrad, and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, among others.

Her films have been shown in numerous international institutions including Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum; PS1; MoMA; Tribeca Film Festival, New York; Berlin Film Festival; Cinemathèque Francaise; and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

Further information: http://marielosier.net/

Marie Losier. Slap the Gondola!, 2010. 16 mm color film, 15 min. View depicting Tony Conrad and Genesis P-Orridge.
Photo credit: Bernard Yenelouis.

Wild Project

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MIRANDA LICHTENSTEIN AT ELIZABETH DEE GALLERY

Elizabeth Dee Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of recent photographs and a new video work by Miranda Lichtenstein.

Given current conversations around photographic abstraction, Lichtenstein questions what role depiction might continue to play in the capricious visual field. Collapsing both physical and digital screens, she interrogates the metaphorical and material filters that have been assimilated into image production and reception. The work’s subject matter can at times be difficult to locate — representation is present, but it is in flux. Her polyvalent strategies of display avoid conventions of seriality, and explore differing modes of destabilized representation.

Lichtenstein’s Screen Shadow pictures employ a paper screen to form a silhouette, captured by the camera in a manner that obscures the relationship between foreground and background. With her still lives, objects are shot in conjunction with their mutated reflection, invoking the invisible boundary between the camera and its subject. Her photographs of singers caught mid-performance have been stripped of all color and detail, testing the limits of what constitutes decipherability. In Untitled #20 (Palucca), an enlarged and polarized historical image of a modern dancer embodies the obsolescence of the negative, for so long considered the “ground” of the photograph. The video in this body of work, Danse Serpentine (doubled and refracted), corresponds with impulses in the photographs by doubling and refracting Louis Lumiere’s 1896 film of the modern dance and lighting pioneer Loie Fuller. Projected on to another type of screen, a folded theatrical curtain, like many of the photographs, its subject is reduced almost entirely to shadow and light, and teeters on dissolution.

Miranda Lichtenstein’s work has been shown in institutions including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Hammer Museum, the New Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and most recently the Guggenheim Museum in the Haunted exhibition. Her work has been written about in Artforum, Flash Art, Art Review, Art in America, Tema Celeste and the New York Times. This is her fourth exhibition at Elizabeth Dee.

ROSE WYLIE AND YAMINI NAYAR AT NADA, MIAMI BEACH.

Rose Wylie Golf Picture, 2006. O/c, 65 x 72in. – Yamini Nayar Circumstance, 2010. C-print, 36 x 48in., ed. 5.

You are cordially invited to visit our booth at NADA (no. 115), where we will present
paintings by Rose Wylie and photo-works by Yamini Nayar.

We look forward to seeing you.
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Thomas Erben Gallery

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ALUMNI ERIN GLEESON AT FIT

Alumni Erin Gleeson spent this past summer in Tel Aviv, and began a series of photos she calls “culinary installation.” Some of the series is posted on her blog and one of the pieces is in on display right now at the FIT museum. The exhibit is called Lightness and runs from November 13th-December 11th. Proceeds from prints sales will be donated to Haiti relief.

Erin was also recently featured on the food blog Umami Mart for a piece on her foray into carnivorism which featured photos she took of a chicken slaughtering. Read the whole article here

"YOUR FACE HERE" SHOWING DURING ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

As part of the ArtCenter/South Florida Windows at Walgreens program,  “Your Face Here,” will  be on view from November 19 to December 13, 2010. Specifically created for the Miami area, this  installation incites viewers to question the role of plastic surgery and conformity. Inspired during  her residency at ArtCenter last winter, SVA Alum Cat Del Buono created this interactive video  sculpture as a response to all the plastic surgery “victims” she encountered. Del Buono extracts  from the South Beach visitors and residents who are consistently bombarded with images of  insatiable vanity and an ideal so unattainable that many succumb to surgery, injections and  implants. Fittingly, this epicenter of caricatured human form is the perfect place to solicit interaction.

The installation consists of a makeshift body – mismatched mannequin legs and arms combined with large white balloons as breasts. It also includes a live video feed projected in place of the head. The video feed displays the faces of individual viewers who stand in front of the picture frame on one side of the installation window. By adding the viewer’s head to the headless body, the participant is literally part of the artwork. Without them, the piece is incomplete. Visitors are encouraged to participate.

Location: Walgreens/ArtCenter window display, 100 Lincoln Road (at Collins Avenue), Miami Beach, FL 33139