Weekly Roundup

Florian Maier-Aichen, Der Spaziergang.

Florian Maier-Aichen, "Der Spaziergang (Red, White and Blue)," 2011. Courtesy the artist and Blum & Poe.

In this week’s roundup, Florian Maier-Aichen’s abstractions, Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Lighting Field, artists’ metal store shutter murals, and more.

  • Florian Maier-Aichen‘s fourth solo presentation with Blum & Poe is also his first in the gallery’s new space at 2727 S. La Cienega (Los Angeles).  Maier-Aichen’s latest artistic explorations takes aim at the characters of abstraction while expanding landscape photography.  The images originate from sources as varied as documentary or textbook photos to escapist landscapes.  This exhibition is on view until May 14.
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto and James Turrell are among several artists from The Pace Gallery who will present major projects during the 54th Venice Biennale opening in Italy this June.  Turrell will show a work at the Arsenale. Turrell will be included in TRA– The Edge of Becoming at the Museo Fortuny. The exhibition will include seven photographs from Sugimoto’s Lighting Field series—works created by applying electrical discharges to photographic dry plates to recreate major discoveries of scientific pioneers.
  • Louise Bourgeois‘s work is in the National Gallery of Canada (NGC).  The Gallery pays tribute to the artist, who is best known in Ottawa for her tall bronze spider, Maman, on the museum’s plaza and whose work the NGC has been collecting for nearly two decades. Louise Bourgeois 1911-2010 presents more than twenty sculptures and drawings by the artist created between 1949 and 2008 and on view in the Contemporary Art galleries B109 and B105 until March 18, 2012.
  • Mary Heilmann and Barry McGee are among a group of artists invited to paint murals on the metal shutters of longtime kitchen supply businesses along Bowery as part of After Hours: Murals on the Bowery.  The Bowery (New York City) will be the spine of the project expanding from Houston to Grand Street.  The event is free to the public and viewing will be after-hours when businesses are closed.  This exhibition ends on July 7.