Artists: Ragna Bley, Magni Borgehed, Hi-5, Tom Humphreys, Mirak Jamal, Carl Mannov Exhibition title: CONFLICTING EVIDENCE Venue: 1857, Olso, Norway Date: June 5 – August 16, 2015 Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artists and 1857, Oslo For “Omelette” 1857 moves into the territoire of painting at full throttle, and for once with the bulk of the artists sprung from the local scene. But what is left of the nnn when the nn is in exchange with the nnnnn? Let’s just begin with a yawn. Come on now, a big yawn. Hhhhhhhhhhh.. (up up up) – (and descending): Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh.. That’s it. Not to demonstrate boredom, oh no! but to prepare for this with […]
Artists: Mindy Rose Schwartz, Lucie Stahl, Trevor Shimizu, Diamond Antoinette Stingily, Puppies Puppies, Tom Humphreys, Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir, K.r.m. Mooney, David Rappeneau, Sam Lipp, Luis Miguel Bendaña Exhibition title: Small Pillow Venue: Arcadia Missa, London, UK Date: April 9 – 15, 2015 Photography: Images courtesy of the artists, Queer Thoughts and Arcadia Missa We sat in a darkening backyard that seemed uselessly partitioned off from the spread of blank, landlocked openness beyond it and I showed her a video of the ocean and people swimming. Huge curling waves crashing over them until they popped up to the surface again grinning and fighting their way back to shore. When the sunset was bright and dense […]
Dates: 5-8 February, 2015
Venue: Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City
The second edition of Mexico City’s Material Art Fair presented a selective group of 40 galleries and artist-run project spaces — from 10 countries and over 20 cities — chosen by the fair’s 2015 selection committee, which was comprised of John Riepenhoff, artist and co-owner of Green Gallery, Milwaukee; Beatriz López, Co-Director of Instituto de Visión, Bogota; Chris Sharp, curator and co-founder of Lulu, Mexico City; and Gerardo Contreras, curator and director of Preteen Gallery.
The fair’s 2015 public program featured an engaging series of daily conversations organized by the New York City-based online publication, Triple Canopy, under the title “How Far is Near.” These included, “In Search of a Model for Life” with Felipe Ehrenberg, Waysatta Fernández, Juan Caloca, and Sofia Olascoaga; “Universal Methods of Design” with Maru Calva, José León Cerrillo, and Prem Krishnamurthy; and “How to Demand the Impossible” with John Gibler, Gabriela Jauregui, and Isaac Torres.
Anna Gritz, associate curator at South London Gallery, curated the fair’s video program, “Sand in the Vaseline,” which featured three individual programs for artists Adriana Lara, Sophia Al-Maria, and Stuart Middleton.
Mexico City-based Distrito Editorial created the fair’s bookstore, presenting an impeccable selection of artist books, books about art, and small, limited-edition works mostly by Mexican artists.
Finally, beneath the stage at the Auditorio Blackberry was the Material Exhibitors Club: an ambitious group exhibition, performance space, and pop-up mezcal bar organized by the Lower East Side art bar, Beverly’s, with complimentary mezcal provided by Gracias a Dios.
2015 Exhibitor List:
321 Gallery, Brooklyn / Adams and Ollman, Portland / American Medium, Brooklyn / Aran Cravey, Los Angeles / Beverly’s, New York City / CARNE GALLERY, Bogotá / Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago / Casa Imelda, Mexico City / Clifton Benevento, New York City / COOPER COLE, Toronto / David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis / East Hampton Shed, East Hampton / Et al., San Francisco / Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland / François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles / Grand Century, New York City / Green Gallery, Milwaukee / helper, Brooklyn / Instituto de Visión, Bogotá / Kunstverein Toronto, Toronto / Levy.Delval, Brussels / lodos, Mexico City / LOYAL, Stockholm / Lulu, México, D.F. / LVL3, Chicago / Mary Mary, Glasgow / Michael Jon Gallery, Miami+Detroit / Narwhal Contemporary, Toronto / New Galerie, Paris / Night Gallery, Los Angeles / P!, New York / Parallel Oaxaca, Oaxaca / Queer Thoughts, Nueva York / Regina Rex, Nueva York / Roberto Paradise, San Juan / Rolando Anselmi, Berlin / Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago / Smart Objects, Los Ángeles / What Pipeline, Detroit / The White Lodge, Córdoba / Yautepec, Mexico City
Artist: Tom Humphreys Exhibition title: Bird Food Venue: What Pipeline, Detroit, US Date: January 28 – March 7, 2015 Photography: Courtesy of the artist and What Pipeline
Artists: Elizabeth Atterbury, Moyra Davey, Lukas Geronimas, Oto Gillen, Tom Humphreys, Kyle Thurman Exhibition title: Three Cups Fragrance Venue: Bodega, New York, US Date: November 21 – December 21, 2014 Photography: Courtesy of Bodega Three Cups Fragrance is a pan-fired green tea with a dark green to silver-grey sheen. Named for its three unique infusions, the initial brew is refreshing with a floral, piney aroma and melon and chestnut taste. The second brew introduces a honeyed sweetness with banana and soft vegetal notes, green beans and artichoke. The third offers a rounded grassiness, mushroom, straw and increased seaweed on the palette