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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Alec Soth now represented by Sean Kelly Gallery News
    equivalent of haiku a subtle compilation of meticulously edited cues with the ability to capture a vague and ambivalent emotional essence of a moment while infusing it with rich visual detail When seen together in the context of the series of works these images create a more traditional narrative Soth has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions In 2008 a large survey exhibition of Soth s work was exhibited at Jeu de Paume in Paris and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland In 2010 the Walker Art Center mounted a comprehensive exhibition with an accompanying catalogue entitled From Here To There Alec Soth s America His first monograph Sleeping by the Mississippi was published by Steidl in 2004 to critical acclaim Since then Soth has published NIAGARA 2006 Fashion Magazine 2007 Dog Days Bogotá 2007 The Last Days of W 2008 and Broken Manual 2010 In 2008 Soth started his own publishing company Little Brown Mushroom His work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the Brooklyn Museum of Art the Los Angeles County Museum of Art the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago the Museum of Fine Arts Houston the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art the Walker

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Julião Sarmento: Artists and Writers / House and Home News
    6 pm Terrie Sultan will moderate a conversation between Julião Sarmento and James Salter as part of the opening reception The following afternoon April 17 at 5 pm Laurie Anderson will deliver a reading of James Salter s new story in the exhibition galleries Throughout his career Sarmento has incorporated influences from visual art architecture literature psychology philosophy music and film into powerful visual statements about social and psychological tensions and relationships Recurrent motifs such as the silhouette of the female figure photographs that show only a partial view or excerpts of text suggest something hidden unfulfilled or taboo According to Terrie Sultan He is a master of the fragmented narrative breaking apart and reassembling images to create the contemporary equivalent of ancient word pictures His paintings and drawings are dramatic scenes composed almost exclusively in black and white expressed through seemingly simple yet elegantly rendered images that describe the fleeting nature of human experience The female form functions as both the compositional focal point and intellectual backdrop against which sensuality passion voyeurism and transgression play out forming the core of Sarmento s reflections on the central themes of life love desire and death Works in Sarmento s What Makes a Writer Great series 2000 2001 combine pictures and brief catch phrases such as his back or arrogant gait to suggest clues to the question I function as a writer not in the classic sense but simply in the sense of writing with images Sarmento has said Another series from 2009 combines portraits of the female form faceless and wearing a black dress with images taken from popular culture among them the covers of Paul Auster s novel The Book of Illusions and James Salter s A Sport and a Pastime Other works combine images often the familiar woman in

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Kehinde Wiley artist talk News
    Page Back to News Next News Previous News Image Portrait of Kehinde Wiley Photo Kwaku Alston Kehinde Wiley whose work is included in the exhibition Human Nature Contemporary Art from the Collection will discuss his practice process and imagery in

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Marina Abramović: James T. Demetrion Lecture News
    Marina Abramović discusses how the medium is entering the history of art After presenting an overview of the field from seminal pieces of the 1970s to the work of today s foremost practitioners she will address questions about the historicization and continued growth of performance art How is performance art preserved Can it be re performed If so under what conditions Can it be taught and how Can it be

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Laurent Grasso News
    and space The exhibition opens on April 4 2011 and will be on view through July 24 2011 On view in the exhibition is Polair which surveys architecture in the area that was formerly East Berlin and focuses on the city s iconic television tower its tramway equipment and various structures that transmit electromagnetic waves In interviews Grasso has resisted offering an explanation of the meaning behind his videos leaving one to investigate the significance of the surreal cloud which moves throughout the video Laurent Grasso s Les Oiseaux will also be on view Filmed in Rome Les Oiseaux offers viewers an experience of wonder and uncertainty Throughout the video oddly shaped clusters of dark particles reveal themselves to be flocks of starlings flying above the Vatican skyline The hypnotic movements of the starlings are reminiscent of charged particles in a randomly changing magnetic field Grasso was awarded the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2008 and is the subject of a major monograph Laurent Grasso The Black Body Radiation published by les presses du réel Recent solo exhibitions have included The Horn Perspective at the Centre Pompidou and Gakona at the Palais de Tokyo both in Paris in 2009 Grasso was

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Julião Sarmento: Distancias Cortas/Close Distance News
    with a vernissage on April 2nd 2011 and will be on view from April 3 through June 5 The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with text written by Searle Distancias Cortas Close Distance which includes films sculptures performance drawings and paintings highlights the ways in which Sarmento s work speaks on desire focusing on the artist s exploration of emotional intimacy physical closeness psychological distance voyeurism and the role of spectator According to Searle the exhibition unfolds within the individual spaces of La Casa Encendida to create what could be considered several separate exhibitions each highlighting a type of duality at play within Sarmento s oeuvre Sarmento has exhibited extensively worldwide since 1979 He has been included in two Documentas and has represented Portugal in two Venice Biennales His work is represented in public and private collections worldwide such as The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington D C the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum New York The Museum of Modern Art New York the Musée National d Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou Paris the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven Holland and the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Forthcoming in the United

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Anthony McCall in Electric Nights News
    almost as if it were a fireworks show Similarly to fireworks film is an intermittent ephemeral projection of light in the darkness Through a selection of works from the collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou the exhibition borrowing the visual recourses of pyrotechnics wishes to demonstrate the continuity between spectacles of fire and the art of the moving image flowers stars rain fire storms fountains volcanoes The exhibition begins with a series of classical French etchings representing fireworks as well as a group of photographs which introduce a major selection of experimental films and contemporary works by Brion Gysin Ange Leccia Ana Mendieta Yoko Ono among others Presented in open plan and conceived both as a parcours and as entertainment like a classical exhibition the show follows the principle of fireworks alternating installations with projections The moving images are presented on screens in different sizes and formats hanging at varying heights in the space The principle of horizontal vision is thus altered and we experience the exhibition as if we were at a fireworks show looking at the sky Exhibition conceived by Centre national d art et de Culture Georges Pompidou and coproduced by LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Antony Gormley receives IACA award for Best Exhibition in a Public Space for Event Horizon News
    and most importantly led millions of New Yorkers and visitors alike to stop and look skyward in appreciation of this awe inspiring city We re thrilled to announce that on March 14 2011 the International Art Critics Association will honor Event Horizon with an award for Best Exhibition in a Public Space in 2010 From Union Square to the Empire State Building Event Horizon was the first time Mad Sq

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