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George Condo: Mental States / New Museum, New York

George Condo: Mental States” at the New Museum is an exhibition, which the artist calls a “conceptual survey” of his work. The show presents paintings and sculptures that George Condo created over the past thirty years. “Mental States” is divided into four sections each of which examines a particular theme or genre central to his work. Most of George Condo’s work has been portraiture, not of living individuals, but of invented characters. George Condo was born in New Hampshire in 1957. He studied art history and music theory at the University of Massachusetts in Lovell. His first solo exhibition was in Los Angeles in 1983. Since then, he has exhibited extensively in both the U.S. and in Europe. George Condo: Mental States. New Museum, New York. March 3, 2011

William Leavitt: Theater Objects at MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

With “William Leavitt: Theater Objects” the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles presents the first solo museum exhibition of the work of Los Angeles-based artist William Leavitt. The retrospective at MOCA Grand Avenue surveys William Leavitt’s 40-year career and includes paintings, photographs, works on paper, performances, and installations from the late 1960s to the present. The works in the individual galleries are arranged around key mixed-media installations: Forest Sound (1970), Red Velvet Flame (1974), California Patio (1972), Manta Ray (1981), Planetarium Projector (1987), Warp Engines (2009), and Cutaway View (2008). William Leavitt was born in Washington, D.C., in 1941. He is considered as an important figure among the first generation of Conceptual artists – including Bas Jan Ader, Michael Asher, John BaldessariBruce Nauman, Allen Ruppersberg, Edward Ruscha, and William Wegman – that emerged in Los Angeles during the late 1960s and 1970s. “A key figure associat…

Group Show "Banquet of the Black Jackal" at The Luckman Gallery, Cal State Los Angeles

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BANQUET OF THE BLACK JACKAL
January 22 - March 19, 2011


What happens when mankind ends? How will history, cultural objects, and relationships between the elements be remembered or reinterpreted? The artists in this exhibition tackle the notion of history--be it personal, cultural or philosophic--in their multimedia installations. The questions at play in this exhibition are informed by the writings of Hegelian philosopher Alexandre Koj√®ve and contemporary science fiction. Participating artists: Liz Craft, Eduardo Consuegra, Matthew Greene, Shio Kusaka, Adam D. Miller, Ruby Neri, Devon Oder, and Amanda Ross-Ho. 

The Luckman Fine Arts Complex
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8116http://www.luckmanarts.org/gallery/Open Monday - Thursday, Saturday 12 - 5 pm (Closed Fridays and Sundays)























Tara Donovan: Untitled (Mylar), 2011 at The Pace Gallery, New York

Currently, The Pace Gallery in New York has two exhibitions with works by Tara Donovan: Drawings (Pins) at their space at 25th Street, and Untitled (Mylar), 2011 at 22nd Street.

Tara Donovan’s Untitled (Mylar), 2011 is a large-scale installation for which she uses sheets of Mylar. The Mylar sheets with their metallic surfaces are bent into blooming balls and arranged into organic structures of varying heights. The installation relates to Untitled (Mylar) 2010, a work that was part of her 2010 exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Tara Donovan is known for her landscape-like installations made from common everyday materials such as pencils, cut electrical cable, and plastic cups. (See also VernissageTV’s original coverage of her installation Untitled (Plastic Cups) in 2006 and the re-edited version in HD as part of our VernissageTV Classics r3 series.

Tara Donovan: Drawings (Pins) runs until March 19, 2011, Untitled (Mylar) until April 9, 2011. From March 16 through June 6, 20…

Group Show "Black Swan" at Regan Projects, West Hollywood, California

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BLACK SWAN: An exhibition inspired by the film curated by Dominic Sidhu
February 25th – April 16, 2011
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, February 25th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Regan Projects recently opened a group exhibition inspired by the Academy Award(c) nominated film "Black Swan." Curated by Dominic Sdhu, "Black Swan" explores the gothic and dark underbelly of creativity. The show includes works by Matthew Barney, Walead Beshty, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Katharina Fritsch, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Wade Guyton, Pierre Huyghe, Sergej Jensen, Anish Kapoor, Karen Kilimnik, Rachel Kneebone, Glenn Ligon, Nick Mauss, Richard Phillips, Richard Prince, Ugo Rondinone, Wolfgang Tillmans, Banks Violette, and Christopher Wool.
Dominic Sidhu curated a series of contemporary artworks that appear within the sets of the film Black Swan. In the film, the artworks exist in a subliminal character state and underscore the protagonist's transf…