Our Souls Narrative – Paintings & Photographs by Aunia Kahn

“Our Souls Narrative” Paintings & Photographs by Aunia Kahn

Opening Reception: Oct 5, 2012
Show Runs: Oct 12 – Nov 3

Exquisite, haunting, and personal portraiture, which encapsulates the essence of a complete story caught in one fleeting moment in time, is the hallmark of the work of Aunia Kahn. Often referred to as the artist‚s personal interpretation of the world around her depicted in movie-like stills, these images will move the viewer visually with narratives all its own. This exhibition will feature works from her most recent series, and a collection of exclusive black and white images, which depict hardship, triumph, and the power of the human spirit.

Location:
S. Carmody Photography
2707 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood MO 63143
Info: Info@carmodyphoto.com
314-401-8089

Antonio Santin – Solo show at MARC STRAUS Gallery NEW YORK

April 1st – May 6th, 2012
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 1st 5 – 7pm

299 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
Marc Straus is pleased to present an exhibition of new large-scale paintings by Antonio Santin on the occasion of his first solo exhibition in New York.

Santin constructs eerie, arresting compositions that simultaneously attract and unsettle in their evocative depictions of sublimated desire. He orchestrates elaborate still-lifes, manipulating both objects and the human form to construct a space he describes as “more real than reality itself.” Each painting originates from a theatrically composed photograph by Santin, which itself is the result of a deliberate process. Visiting his subjects in their homes, he chooses their outfits and accessories from their personal belongings to assemble each vignette. He then transforms this photographic record into a painterly construct in oil on canvas that vacillates between a mimetic three-dimensional space and a heightened reality augmented by surprising shifts in texture and gesture. He creates a visceral tension between surface and space with a range of techniques that incorporate both the technical foundations of classical painting and unexpected alterations to the qualities of oil paint to re-assemble the sensory experiences of everyday life. Deeply rooted in the tradition of Spanish Tenebrism as well as his own training as a sculptor, Santin juxtaposes flattened planes with tangible forms carved by light and shadow to create a continuous perceptual dialogue in each work.

This exhibition brings together three related series of works from late 2011-2012 that incorporate the human form as a fetishized object to be hidden or revealed in images that often conjure a cinematic aesthetic. In works such as Der Damm des Riesen (2012), Santin furthers his interest in latent sexuality intertwined with morbid overtones. The rug series evolved from his ongoing interest in the opacity of fabric as a device to obscure the body with abstract patterns and textures. Each of these works brings the background into the foreground while a discernible figure hovers beneath the surface. In the monumental We Rot (2012) the wavering, raised carpet patterns contrast with the translucent, tonally complex base. At more than twelve feet wide, the intimate details invite close viewing while the outlines of a figure emerge from a distance. In Fiebre Amarilla (2011), the lumps and bulges underneath this carpet inject a corporeal uncertainty into this geometric canvas. His newest series of crocheted landscapes of the female form are at once a technical accomplishment of texture and a formal repositioning of the body as a distinct yet abstract mass.

Antonio Santín was born in Madrid, Spain in 1978. He received his Degree in Fine Arts from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2005. He was an artist in residence at Kunstlerhaus Glogauer in Berlin (2006) and Centre dárt Contemporani Piramidon in Barcelona (2007). He has exhibited internationally and is represented in the collections of Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris and Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, Barcelona as well as among numerous private collections worldwide. Public installations include a permanent sculpture commissioned by the city of Madrid in 2003. Antonio Santín lives and works in Berlin.

 

MARC STRAUS
299 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
P: 212-510-7646
F: 212-510-7647

Hours
Wednesday – Sunday: 11:00-6:00
Monday and Tuesday by appointment

http://marcstraus.com

http://www.antoniosantin.com

Bruised – by Thaweesak Srithongdee

Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the art exhibition Bruised with new acrylic paintings on canvas by Thaweesak Srithongdee.

Having previously engineered a spurious race of Adonic, pectoral defined, super-beings that played with perceptions of body image, Thaweesak or Lolay as he is better known, expands his fascination with the human condition to question our existence and ultimate survival. Bruises and scars bear the physical trace of individual fallibility, but they also provoke assumptions as to the history and determiners behind such inflictions.

Thaweesak Srithongdee is 41 years old and one of Thailand’s most internationally recognized artists. He is well known as a painter and illustrator, but has recently also ventured into video and producing sculptures. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in Thailand and abroad, including a residency at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan in 2005, the Fukuoka Triennale, in the 2009 Jakarta Biennale, Indonesia and the 2010 Busan Biennale, Korea.

BRUISED

17 September – 15 October
by Thaweesak Srithongdee (Thailand)

You are kindly invited for the opening of the exhibition on Saturday 17th September 2011 at 17:00 (5 pm) at:

THAVIBU GALLERY
The Silom Galleria Building,
Suite 308, 919/1 Silom Rd.
Bangkok 10500
Tel +66 (0) 266 5454

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16th ART Innsbruck – call for applications

16th ART international fair for contemporary art Innsbruck – ART Innsbruck

NEW for exhibitors – The ART Innsbruck PREMIUM-PACKAGE for perfect luxury!

Try the all-round carefree package for all, who don’t want to care about more extras. Save time and money. All inclusive – all for one price!

All information on our homepage http://www.art-innsbruck.at

Date: 24th – 27th February 2012

Location: Fair hall D (former hall 4), south entry, ing.-etzel-strasse

Presented will be international fine arts of the 20/21st century, mainly after 1960 – paintings, works on paper, original graphics, sculptures, editions, photography, new media

Exhibitors: Galleries and art dealers from 8 – 10 nations

Particular emphasis 2012: paintings, photography after 1960

Curated special exhibitions: Young Art, Russian Art and special exhibition with renown artists

With the ART Innsbruck you’ll find an ideal platform and a precise art-interested public, who is willing to spend their money on a high-class gallery programme.

Info

24th – 27th February 2012; Opening: 23rd February 2012 (preview: 5.30 pm, grand opening: 7.30 pm)

Fine arts from the 20th & 21st century – focus after 1960

3 curated special exhibitions (Young Art, Russian Art and renown artists)

Registration deadline 31st October 2011

Contact

info@art-innsbruck.at
Johanna Penz
Phone: +43 (0) 512 567101
Fax: +43 (0) 512 567233

Address

http://www.art-innsbruck.at
ART Innsbruck
Gutenbergstrasse 3
A 6020 Innsbruck
Austria

Aaron Jasinski – G40 Art Show in Washington DC

Hi there,

Just a quick note. I will be in Washington DC this weekend, May 20-21 for the art exhibition “G40“. I’ll be showing a HUGE 16×8 foot mural as well as various paintings. The mural is the largest thing I’ve ever painted and I think it turned out pretty cool.

If you are in the area you really should check this out. Over 200 artists participating, live music, installations, and more.http://www.artwhino.com/_webapp_3886764/2011_G40

Event Location
vitamin
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2213-2217 14th street NW (the corner of 14th and W NW)

G40 Exhibit Schedule:
Exhibit runs: May 19th-June 17th,  2011
Open Hours: Tuesday & Thursdays: 5 – 10pm,
Fridays & Saturdays: 12pm – 11pm
Sundays: 12pm – 6pm
Mondays: Closed

Aaron Jasinski – Tête à Tête at Screaming Sky Gallery

Aaron Jasinski – Tête à Tête at Screaming Sky Gallery

HI!
Thought you might like to know that all the pieces from my newest solo exhibit are viewable at Screaming Sky Gallery.
The gallery is located in Portland Oregon if you happen to be in the area.

Using humor and pop-cultural references, this series of paintings explores ways that how people interact with each other one on one.

I would be mighty grateful if you would check out the work.

more info at: http://www.screamingskygallery.com

1416 NE Alberta Street  Portland, OR 97211
Tue through Fri 1:30-7  Sat 11-7, Sun 11:30-5pm
(503) 922-1500

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Marie B Cros – Artfloor Gallerie

Chers amis,

J’ai le plaisir de vous présenter mes dernières toiles sélectionnées par la Galerie Artfloor
Pour visionner l’intégralité de la série, rendez vous sur la dernière Newsletter de la Galerie:

http://www.artfloor.com/ebn.ebn?pid=255&rubeve=10

Bien à vous,

Marie B.


Marie B. Cros /// MULTIMEDIA ART & CONCEPT DESIGN
http://mariebcros.free.fr /// http://www.myspace.com/mariebcros

 

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