David Kordansky Gallery

  • Fish in Dish, 2016, glazed ceramic, 2 3/4 x 9 1/4 x 7 inches (7 x 23.5 x 17.8 cm)
  • Dead Soldier, 2016, oil stick, Cel-vinyl, liquid watercolor, and emulsified gesso on linen/canvas blend, 101 1/2 x 79 x 1 inches (257.8 x 200.7 x 2.5 cm)
  • platter with Trout, 2016, gesso, cel-vinyl, oil crayon, and liquid watercolor on apple box, each framed: 14 7/8 x 22 3/4 inches (37.8 x 57.8 cm), 10 framed, overall: 14 7/8 x 432 1/4 inches (37.8 x 1097.9 cm)
  • platter with Trout, 2016, (detail) gesso, cel-vinyl, oil crayon, and liquid watercolor on apple box, each framed: 14 7/8 x 22 3/4 inches (37.8 x 57.8 cm), 10 framed, overall: 14 7/8 x 432 1/4 inches (37.8 x 1097.9 cm)
  • Untitled, 2016, wood, vinyl, LED lights, batteries, hot glue, Flashe, tempered hardboard, Cel-Vinyl, water color and egg carton, 22 3/8 x 13 3/8 x 12 inches (56.8 x 34 x 30.5 cm)
  • Automatic Drawing #5, 2015, oil crayon and Flashe on gessoed linen, 48 x 96 x 1 1/2 inches (121.9 x 243.8 x 3.8 cm)
  • Automatic Drawing #13, 2015, oil crayon and Flashe on gessoed linen, 48 x 96 x 1 1/2 inches (121.9 x 243.8 x 3.8 cm)
  • Untitled, 2015, ceramic on wood plinth with latex paint, 58 3/4 x 24 x 66 inches (149.2 x 61 x 167.6 cm)
  • Untitled, 2015, (detail) ceramic on wood plinth with latex paint, 58 3/4 x 24 x 66 inches (149.2 x 61 x 167.6 cm)
  • me with tongue, 2015, oil stick, Cel-Vinyl, liquid water color, and emulsified gesso on linen/canvas blend, 84 x 60 x 2 inches (213.4 x 152.4 x 5.1 cm)
  • Green Calvin, 2015, Cel-Vinyl on high-fired ceramic over Cel-Vinyl on aluminum in artist’s frame, 48 1/2 x 96 1/2 x 8 inches (123.2 x 245.1 x 20.3 cm)
  • Green Calvin, 2015, C L E A R I N G, New York, NY, Installation view
  • Untitled: Face Etchings, 2015, hard ground line etchings with Chine-collé, 6 etchings, each: 10 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches (27.3 x 24.8 cm), framed, each: 12 x 11 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches (30.5 x 28.3 x 2.9 cm), Edition of 5, with 2 AP
  • Untitled: Face Etchings, 2015, (detail) hard ground line etchings with Chine-collé, 6 etchings, each: 10 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches (27.3 x 24.8 cm), framed, each: 12 x 11 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches (30.5 x 28.3 x 2.9 cm), Edition of 5, with 2 AP
  • Untitled: Face Etchings, 2015, (detail) hard ground line etchings with Chine-collé, 6 etchings, each: 10 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches (27.3 x 24.8 cm), framed, each: 12 x 11 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches (30.5 x 28.3 x 2.9 cm), Edition of 5, with 2 AP
  • Military Men with Tongue, 2015, crayon and Sharpie on craft paper, 5 drawings, each: 11 1/2 x 8 inches (29.2 x 20.3 cm) framed, each: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
  • Military Men with Tongue, 2015, (detail) crayon and Sharpie on craft paper, 5 drawings, each: 11 1/2 x 8 inches (29.2 x 20.3 cm) framed, each: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
  • (43° 42' 46.4148'’ N, 79° 20' 30.5988'’ W), 2014, Public Fiction, Los Angeles, CA, Installation view
  • Structure with Six Green Calvins, 2014, bass wood, hot glue, paper, corrugated cardboard, LED lights, glue, Cel-Vinyl over tempered hardboard, 18 x 24 x 12 inches (45.7 x 61 x 30.5 cm)

Biography

born 1988, San Francisco, CA
lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


EDUCATION

2015
MA, University of California, Los Angeles

2010
BA, University of Oregon


SELECTED SOLO / TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017
The Power Station, Dallas, TX

2016
C L E A R I N G, New York, NY
Malvin Carcus, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
M*A*S*H, with Chadwick Rantanen, C L E A R I N G, Brussels, Belgium

2015
Green Calvin, C L E A R I N G, New York, NY
Calvin Marcus at Peep-Hole, curated by Vincenzo de Bellis and Bruna Roccasalva, Peep-Hole, Milan, Italy

2014
So Cal, Chin’s Push, Los Angeles, CA
43° 42′ 46.4148” N, 79° 20′ 30.5988” W, Public Fiction, Los Angeles, CA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Nut Art, Parker Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Hot Mess, Karma International, Beverly Hills, CA
The Garden of Forking Paths, organized by Adam Marnie, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

2016
High Anxiety: New Acquisitions, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Olympia, curated by Karma, Galerie Patrick Seguin, rue des Taillandiers, Paris, France
Fields of War, Massimo de Carlo, London, England
Paper Paper, organized by Calvin Marcus and Donald Morgan, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Teen Choice, organized by Drew Heitzler, C. Nichols Project, Mar Vista, CA
PLEASE HAVE ENOUGH ACID IN THIS DISH!, organized by Vinny Dotolo, M+B, Los Angeles, CA
Paper Paper, Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR
Inside Out, curated by Alexandra Economou, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

2015
Tickles, organized by Michael Dopp and Isaac Resnikoff, 356 S. Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA
Tightrope Walk: Painted Images After Abstraction, organized by Barry Schwabsky, White Cube, London, England
Jeff, Grice Bench, Los Angeles, CA
Works on Paper, Greene Naftali, New York, NY
Le Musée Imaginaire, Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
(* indicates non-periodical book, catalog, or other publication)

2017
*Were Good Men, Published by Triangle Books and CLEARING, with text by Michael Darling, February 2017
Istomina, Tatiana, “Calvin Marcus,” Art in America, Exhibition Reviews, January 2017, pp. 81-82
Neuendorf, Henri, “‘8 LA-Based Emerging Artists to Keep on Your Radar,” ArtNet.com, January 26, 2017

2016
Ebony, David, “David Ebony’s top 10 New York Gallery Shows of 2016,” Artnet.com, News, December 24, 2016
van Straaten, Laura, “In Miami, the Rubell Family Talks New Exhibitions, Forthcoming 100,000-Square-Foot Museum,” Artnet.com, News, November 30, 2016
Trembley, Nicolas, “L’artiste du mois — Calvin Marcus,” Numéro, Issue 177, October 2016, pp. 148-150
Herriman, Kat, “Calvin Marcus Turns Clearing Gallery Into a Battlefield of Crayon Military Men,” Artnet.com, On View, September 9, 2016
Tumlir, Jan, “Calvin Marcus: David Kordansky Gallery”, Artforum, Reviews, Vol. 54, No. 9, May 2016, p. 339
Kinsella, Eileen, “Dealers Report Record Attendance but Mixed Sales at Dallas Art Fair”, Artnet.com, April 20, 2016
Kinsella, Eileen, “New Dealers Invest in Dallas as Art Fair Week Quickly Approaches”, news.artnet.com, Market, April 11, 2016
“Staying the Course,” Patron, April/May 2016, pp. 60-61
D’Angelo, Madelaine, “This Week’s Guide to the LA Art Scene,” Huffingtonpost.com, March 23, 2016
“Calvin Marcus,” MousseMagazine.it, March 12, 2016
“Calvin Marcus, Chadwick Rantanen at Clearing,” ContemporaryArtDaily.com, February 17, 2016
“‘Calvin Marcus: Malvin Carcus’ at David Kordansky, Selected By Joshua Abelow,” ArtNews.com, February 8, 2016
Indrisek, Scott, “5 Must-See Shows in Los Angeles,” BlouinArtInfo.com, February 3, 2016
Bradley, Paige K., “Ooh LA LA,” Artforum.com, Diary, February 3, 2016

2015
Valacchi, Maria Chiara, “Calvin Marcus: Peep-Hole,” ArtForum.com, Critics’ Picks, December 2015
“The introspective journey of Calvin Marcus at Peep-Hole,” JulietArtMagazine.com, December 9,
2015
Gregg, Samantha, “Calvin Marcus,” Kaleidoscope, Highlights, Fall 2015, p. 43
Darling, Michael, “Sympathy for the Devil,” Mousse Magazine, #50, Issue 9, October 2015, p. 166-171
Thomson, Allese, “Dirty Dancing,” Artforum.com, June 22, 2015
Polera, Justin, “A Visit to LISTE 2015,” DocumentJournal.com, June 19, 2015
Gottschalk, Molly, “Why Liste Remains the Art World’s Epicenter of Emerging Art 20 Years On,” Artsy.net, June 16, 2015
Gerig, Karen, “Vielfältige Newcomer an der Liste,” tageswoche.ch, June 15, 2015
Swenson, Eric, “Obtaining Self-Mastery at Frieze Week NYC,” HuffingtonPost.com, May 28, 2015
Ortved, John, “The Men’s Medium is Fashion at Frieze New York,” NYTimes.com, May 18, 2015
Jovanovic, Rozalia, “See the Top Ten Booths at Frieze New York 2015,” Artnet.com, May 16, 2015
Ebony, David, “Calvin Marcus,” ArtNews.com, February 2015
Freeman, Nate, “12 Things To Do in New York’s Art World before January 19,” Observer.com, January 12, 2015
Thomson, Allese, “Calvin Marcus,” Artforum.com, January 2015

    Selected Press

  • Artforum
    2016
    Calvin Marcus: David Kordansky Gallery
    Jan Tumlir
  • Artforum
    2015
    Calvin Marcus: Peep-Hole
    Maria Chiara Valacchi
  • Mousse
    2015
    Sympathy for the Devil
    Michael Darling
  • ArtNews.com
    2015
    Calvin Marcus
    David Ebony
  • Artforum.com
    2015
    Calvin Marcus
    Allese Thomson
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