Monthly Archives: October 2010

Kim Dorland’s “New Material” in NYC

After disappearing into the studio for nearly seven months, Kim Dorland has emerged armed with a legion of wolves, sasquatches, owls and crows. For his upcoming solo show at Mike Weiss Gallery (New York, NY), Dorland does exactly what his show title promises: explores the sensuous tactility and arresting challenges of new material. Glitter, feathers, string and wood slabs enhance the artist’s fascination with the dividing line between the supernatural and mundane, while a new foray into taxidermy bespeaks his connectivity with the rural Canadian landscape.

“New Material” opens November 6, 2010, and remains on view through January 8, 2011. For more information, please visit the gallery’s exhibition page.

‘Cause This is “Thriller”…Partially…

Remember that time that Josh Azzarella spent two years making his “Untitled #100 (Fantasia)” video? And how it was an eerie rendition of Michael Jackson’s 1983 opus, “Thriller?” That was pretty sweet.

What about the time that David LaChapelle and Josh Azzarella hosted a screening of the video and conversation with photography curator Edward Robinson at the LA County Museum of Art? Not ringing a bell? Maybe that’s because it’s slated for Saturday, October 30th at 2pm at LACMA’s Bing Theater - and it’s FREE. In case you wanted to kick off your Halloween weekend properly, you can learn more information about the event on LACMA’s program website.

Zombie gear optional.

Fisher Retrospective Deemed “Stunning”

Right in tandem with the kickoff to the fall art season, Vernon Fisher‘s “K-Mart Conceptualism” – a retrospective of work from over thirty years at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (TX) – opened to a warm reception by both press and attendees alike.

With positive review from both the Star-Telegram and D Magazine, among others, “K-Mart Conceptualism” acts as an astute survey of the artist’s career to date. The substantial catalogue, with contributions by Frances Colpitt, Michael Auping and Ned Rifkin, can be purchased here in case you’re unable to view the exhibition in person (which remains open through January 2, 2011).