Last Chance: Tara Donovan's untitled exhibitions in both New York and Menlo Park are on view through August 15 and 23, respectively. In celebration of these much-Instagrammed shows, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite visitor photos of the exhibitions. Tara Donovan takes simple, mass-produced objects and combines them on a stunning scale to create seemingly organic structures. Don’t miss the final weeks of the shows, and continue sharing your snaps with the hashtag #TaraDonovan.
Opening Soon: Past/Present, an exhibition of works by Brooklyn-based artist Nathaniel Mary Quinn opens September 5 at Pace London, 6-10 Lexington Street. Quinn’s work draws on his personal history, exploring the complex construction of identity and the challenges of his childhood. Quinn combines varied media to create visceral, instinctive works made without restriction or planning.
Images: Slim (2014), black charcoal, oil-pastel, oil-paint, paint-stick, gouache on Lenox Paper. Motorcycle Pig (2014), black charcoal, oil-pastel, oil-paint, paint-stick, gouache on Lenox Paper.
Throwback Thursday: Paul Graham's 2012 Pace exhibition The Present displayed his large-scale diptychs at nearly ground level, providing an immersive viewing experience. Graham’s upcoming exhibition Does Yellow Run Forever? will open on September 5 at 510 West 25th Street. The show will continue his exploration of the ephemeral and quotidian things we all seek: love, wealth, happiness and beauty.
Art Everywhere: The Art Everywhere U.S. initiative launched this week. The project seeks to publicly celebrate great American art by exhibiting images on thousands of advertising displays across the country, including billboards, bus shelters and subway shelters. Included in the project is Chuck Close’s portrait Phil (1969), seen here on display in Times Square, New York. Find displays near you by visiting arteverywhereus.org/map.
Collection Lambert: Works by Kiki Smith, Vik Muniz, Adam Pendleton and Loris Gréaud are featured in The Disappearance of the Fireflies, a compelling exhibition staged in the Sainte-Anne Prison in Avignon, France. Smith’s Girl with Globe (1998) is among the highlights of the Collection Lambert exhibition. The show seeks to explore concepts of imprisonment, love, the passage of time and solitude.
Pace Hong Kong: Summer Group Show at Pace Hong Kong includes this work by Alfred Jensen, which depicts a traditional Chinese numerical system from the Lo Shu Era. The painting can be seen alongside works by Agnes Martin, Zhang Huan, Li Songsong, and others. The show is on view through September 4.
Image: Alfred Jensen, The River Diagram: Lo Shu (1971), oil on canvas.
Pace Chesa Büsin: A retrospective of works by Zhang Huan is now on view at Pace’s gallery space at Chesa Büsin in Zuoz, Switzerland. Encompassing the artist’s diverse career, the exhibition features paintings in oil and ash, sculpture, photography, and more.
Images: [center, right] Spring Poppy Fields No. 28 (2013) oil on linen. Installation views at Chesa Büsin.
Last Chance: Prabhavathi Meppayil’s solo exhibition nine seventeen is in its final week at Pace London. Don’t miss the artist’s transcendental abstract works, which take inspiration from traditional crafts that value minimalist form, color and shape, calling to mind the pared-down visual languages of Agnes Martin and Sol LeWitt. The exhibition is located at 6-10 Lexington Street, London, and continues through this Saturday, August 2.
Opening Soon: Today’s Specials features works that explore the representation and consumption of food in modern society. Including works by Yto Barrada, Keith Coventry, Vik Muniz, Song Dong, and others, the exhibition opens tomorrow at Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens and will remain on view through September 6. Image: Roe Ethridge, Bonne Maman Jar (2013), C-print.
Tech Tuesday: Carsten Nicolai’s sound installation Particle Noise uses Geiger counters to measure radiation flow inside the exhibition, distributing them in space via a four-channel sound system. True to the artist’s form, the work is another example of otherwise unnoticeable phenomena shifting to become an audible soundtrack of our surrounding environment.
Museum Monday: The New York Times features artists Robert Irwin and James Turrell on the occasion of their small but powerful exhibition at the Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza in Varese, Italy. The exhibition includes James Turrell’s new immersive installation Sight Unseen, which produces the feeling of floating inside a cloud, as well as Robert Irwin’s Varese Portal Room, which evokes his fascination with perception and reality. The exhibition, entitled Aisthesis: The Origin of Sensations, takes its cue from the ancient Greek word for “feeling” and continues through November 2.
Zhang Xiaogang: A retrospective of Zhang Xiaogang’s work is currently on view at the Daegu Art Museum in Korea. Although the works on display appear quiet and tranquil, their subject matter is harrowing: the paintings explore the chaos of the Cultural Revolution of 1996-7 and the Tiananmen Incident of 1989. This exhibition, entitled Memory + ing, is the artist’s first retrospective in Korea and continues through September 10.
Artist Award: James Turrell will be among twelve honorees awarded with the National Medal of the Arts, the U.S. government’s highest award for artists and art patrons. Turrell’s groundbreaking visual art captures the powers of light and space, challenging our perceptions of art and reality. Presented by President Barack Obama, the ceremony can be streamed live at 3PM on Monday, July 28: whitehouse.gov/live.
Now on view: Pace is pleased to present In the Round, a group exhibition featuring works by Agnes Martin, Michal Rovner, Kenneth Noland, Robert Rauschenberg and others. The exhibition is on view at 32 East 57th Street through August 15.
Art Everywhere UK: David Hockney’s My Parents (1977) will be displayed across 30,000 billboards and outdoor sites throughout the UK as part of Art Everywhere UK’s public art initiative. Of the 25 artists included in the project, Hockney’s work was voted the “nation’s favorite” in an online Facebook poll.