Monday, April 27, 2009

Walead Beshty and a review of Altermodern – Tate Triennial 2009 is three other artists who really steal the show, largely because they don’t rely too much on relationally aesthetic mannerisms but wilfully re-examine modernist debates from other angles. Walead Beshty’s shattered glass cubes are, in simple terms, the record of their own international transportation. Glass cubes of the same dimensions are packed in FedEx boxes and shipped to the gallery in which the artist is due to exhibit. Inevitably damaged in transport, they are then displayed on the cases in which they were packed. As the material record of their own journey from A to B, they are in a certain sense as modernist as a Jackson Pollock. Yet they can equally be read as an allegory of the transnational ‘FedEx’ culture of the contemporary art world. The idea of the ‘artist as international traveller’ is achieved with more subtlety in this piece than elsewhere in the exhibition.

Link to the complete review:

Exhibition Dates: Feburary 3 to April 26, 2009
Altermodern – Tate Triennial 2009 @ Tate Britain
London SW1P 4RG

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Artnet on Art Cologne and Rob Thom

April 23, 2009

Coverage of Art Cologne 2009 and Rob Thom from Artnet Magazine's German edition.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

UPCOMING: China Art Objects '09 Summer Projects

May 7 to May 23, 2009
Jedediah Caesar and Kate Costello
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7th. 6 to 9pm

May 28 to June 20, 2009
Alex Hubbard, Charlemagne Palestine, Anthony Pearson, and Jon Pestoni
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 28th. 6 to 9pm

June 27 to July 18, 2009
Michael Rashkow
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27th. 6 to 9pm

July 23 to August 15, 2009
Will Fowler and Lisa Lapinski
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 23th. 6 to 9pm

All at China Art Objects Galleries
933 Chung King Rd. LA, CA 90012

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

China Art Objects at OPEN SPACE Art Cologne 2009

The 43rd ART COLOGNE will take place in Cologne, Germany from 22nd to 26th April 2009

China Art Objects Galleries will be participating in OPEN SPACE at Art Cologne 2009
We will be featuring new drawings by Rob Thom attached below.

Vernissage: April 21, 2009 from 5pm to 9pm Opening Times: Daily from 12pm to 8pm

All works by Rob Thom, TBD, 2009, graphite on Duralene, dimensions variable

1999: 10 year Anniversary Show

1999 at China Art Objects and Cottage Home, LA, CA
March 21 to April 18, 2009
Opening Reception: March 21st 6-9 pm

1999 celebrates 10 years for China Art Objects Galleries. All works in the show are priced at $1,999 or lower.
Please note the handful of remaining images are coming soon.

Installation images of 1999 from China Art Objects, LA, CA

Installation view of 1999 at Cottage Home, LA, CA

Ry Rocklen
Tired, but bouncy, 2009
13 x 16 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Parker Jones, LA, CA

Matt Chambers
as an informant, 2009
unique silkscreen pencil and ink on paper
54 x 42 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Tom Allen
Eldena, 2004
Oil on linen
13 9/16 x 19 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Richard Telles Fine Art, LA, CA

Paul Cherwick
Shits and Giggles, 2009
Mixed media
30 x 20 x 20 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Andreas Hofer
Top to Bottom: The day I decided to become an artist, 2009 & The Young Andy Hope arriving in Hollywood, 2009
Felt-tip pen on paper
each 21 x 15 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Guido Baudach, Berlin

Sean Daley
Untitled (Mafia series), 2008
Pencil, pen, acrylic, collage on panel
12 x 8 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Michelle O'Mara
Revolutionary Button Set
, 2008
Pins, paper, cotton webbing and spray paint
Multiple of 25
Courtesy of the artist and Sister Gallery, LA, CA

Richard Louderbach
The Original Fly, 2008
Oil on birch panel
16 x 12 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Natascha Snellman
Untitled, 2009
Wood, Light Bulb, Photograph
Courtesy of the artist

Drew Hietlzer
Untitled (La Brea) - Doheny's Oil Workers, Edward Hoheny, and Rabbit Stew, 2008
Archival inkjet print on paper
each 11 x 8 1/2 inches
Ed 1 of 2
Courtesy of the artist and Redling Fine Art, LA, CA

Sharon Lockhart
Untitled Study (re-photographed snapshot #12), 2008
Framed chromogenic print
15 x 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches
Ed 3 of 6
Courtesy of the artist and Blum and Poe, LA, CA

Matt Saunders
Top to Bottom: Hertha Thiele (stripes), 2008 & Hertha Thiele (Anna and Elizabeth), 2008
Black & White photograph (contact print with drawn negative)
9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY

John Knuth
Painting, 2005-8
Water, color, and fly acid on canvas
42 x 54 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Chris Johanson
Untitled, 2008-9 & Untitled 2008-9
Watercolor on paper
Top to Bottom: 15 x 13 inches 12 x 9 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Adrian Williams
Untitled, 2008
32 x 24 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Dave Muller,
White Rabbit, 2009
Ink on paper
9 3/4 x 158 1/2 inches framed
Courtesy of the artist and Blum and Poe, LA, CA

Shannon Ebner
Untitled, 2009
4 x 5 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Mario Correa
Untitled, 2009
Enamel, oil and chalk on paper in OSD frame
15 x 17 x 1 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Redling Fine Art, LA, CA

Mason Cooley
Mark von Schlegell, 2009
Mixed media

Tif Sigfrids,
Untitled, 2009
Photographs and paper
each 11 x 14 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Nathan Mabry
Top to Bottom:
Domestic Abstraction (test print 1), 2008 & Domestic Abstraction (test print 1), 2008
C-print on metallic paper
13 1/2 x 13 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Cherry and Martin, LA, CA

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ruby Neri
Reclining Figure, 2009
Acrylic and feathers on paper
24 1/2 x 19 inches framed
Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky, LA, CA

Dennis Hollingsworth
Untitled, 2009
Paint and viewing dome
8 x 3 3/4 diameter
Courtesy of the artist

Thomas Helbig
L to R:
Untitled, 2009 & Untitled, 2009
each 12 x 10 inches