Tom of Finland – The Darkroom opens at Fotografiska in Tallinn, Estonia this Friday, February 21 and will remain on view through April 19, 2020. This is the first exhibition to focus on Tom's photographs, in combination with his drawings, to show the scope of his artistic process. Tom of Finland – The Darkroom is curated by Berndt Arell and organized by Fotografiska in collaboration with the Tom of Finland Foundation on the occasion of the artist's 100th birthday.
An opening party will be held Saturday, February 22 from 11:00 pm to 4:00 am, featuring all-night access to the exhibition with music by Horse Meat Disco and Mutant Disco.
Ivan Morley, the first comprehensive monograph dedicated to the Los Angeles-based artist, is available now. Published by David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, and Bortolami Gallery, New York, the book documents five-plus years of Morley’s artistic output, including his signature thread, glass, and oil paintings. An illuminating essay by John C. Welchman, Professor of Modern Art History at the University of California, San Diego, offers insights into the artist’s research and processes, as well as the work’s connection to the cultural history of California. Ivan Morley is designed by Michael Dyer, Remake.
The artist will sign copies of the monograph following a conversation with Welchman this Sunday, February 23 at the Warehouse at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
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David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in The Art Show 2020, organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), with a solo presentation of new paintings on paper by Sam Gilliam. The Art Show will be on view at the Park Avenue Armory, New York from Thursday, February 27 through Sunday, March 1, 2020. A ticketed Gala Preview will take place on Wednesday evening, February 26.
David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in Independent 2020 with a solo presentation by Shahryar Nashat. Independent will be on view at 50 Varick Street, New York from Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8, 2020. A private viewing for invited guests will take place on Thursday, March 5 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Force Life, a solo exhibition by Shahryar Nashat at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, opens on February 1 and will remain on view through March 8, 2020.
Force Life is an inaugural commission for the Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Studio, a new space at MoMA for live events dedicated to performance, music, sound, spoken word, and expanded approaches to moving image. The installation is curated by Stuart Comer and Ana Janevski with Giampaolo Bianconi.
Force Life will be on view daily at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm, with additional hours on Fridays: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 8:00 pm. Nashat’s installation will alternate hourly throughout the day with choreographer Adam Linder's commissioned performance Shelf Life so that only one work is on view at a given time.
Canyon—Daisy—Eden, a 30-year survey of Mary Weatherford's work and the artist's first museum retrospective exhibition, opens at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, on February 1 and will remain on view until July 12, 2020. Weatherford will give an artist talk on Saturday, February 1 at 4:00 pm, followed by an opening reception at 5:00 pm. The exhibition is organized by guest curator Bill Arning and Tang Teaching Museum Dayton Director Ian Berry in collaboration with the artist.
Mary Weatherford: Canyon—Daisy—Eden will be accompanied by a forthcoming catalogue, featuring contributions by Arning, Berry, Elissa Auther, Nick Debs, Arnold Kemp, Rebecca Morris, Michael St. John, Margaret Weatherford, and others.
Betty Woodman and Sam Gilliam are included in With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985, which opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles on October 27, 2019 and will remain on view until May 11, 2020. The exhibition is curated by Anna Katz with Rebecca Lowery.
Anxious Audience, Rashid Johnson's first solo exhibition in Canada, opens at The Power Plant, Toronto on September 21, 2019 and will remain on view through May 10, 2020. The exhibition, featuring a new site-specific commission, is curated by Lauren Barnes.
A long-term installation of Sam Gilliam's early works from the 1960s and 1970s opens at Dia:Beacon, New York on Saturday, August 10.