Weekly Roundup

 Jessica Stockholder. "Hollow Places Court in Ash-Tree Wood" installation.

Jessica Stockholder, "Hollow Places Court in Ash-Tree Wood" installation at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 2011. Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.

In this week’s roundup, Jessica Stockholder and James Turrell explore hollow places, Matthew Barney departs to the traditional, Lari Pittman reflects on musicality, and more.

  • Jessica Stockholder collaborated with a cabinet maker and a screenprinter to utilize wood from an ailing 100 year-old tree that was cut down to create a new project that is on view in two galleries at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield, CT).  Hollow Places Court in Ash-Tree Wood connects Stockholder’s continuing interest in ephemeral abstraction with the solidity, continuity of place, and sense of time that trees represent.  This installation is on view through December 31.
  • Trenton Doyle Hancock has work on view at the Sheldon Museum of Art (Lincoln, Nebraska).  Hancock’s Fix portfolio expands the artist’s imaginative world through figures that allegorize the contemporary art market. As the Fix series progresses, viewers witness an initial exhilaration induced by a drug, as well as the subsequent alienation and chaos.  This work is on view through October 23.
  • Matthew Barney is set to debut a new body of sculpture at Gladstone Gallery (NYC).  DJED will offer Barney’s first major works produced from traditional sculptural and industrial metals.  This work relates to the artist’s Ancient Evenings, an ongoing, multipart opera based on a Norman Mailer novel of the same name about Egyptian mythology.  The show will run September 17 – October 22.
  • Lari Pittman will exhibit his latest work at Gladstone Gallery (NYC) soon after the Matthew Barney opening.  Pittman will present both large and small-scale works that reflect upon themes of musicality and time, intimately linking each within an engrossing tableaux of Dutch still-lifes, images of guitars, portraiture and words connoting musical styles. This show will be on view September 23 – October 22.
  • James Turrell designed an oval-shaped crater installation which is the focal point of the Irish Sky Garden at Liss Ard estate in Skibbereen (Ireland).  A series of strategic lights placed at points along a tunnel entrance to the crater and within the cavity will be lit for the public for the first time in 10 years.  This work will be on view to a private audience next week.

  • Carrie Mae Weems‘s traveling retrospective will kick off at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville).  The exhibition composed of approximately 150 photographs, videos, and installations from more than twenty-five works created over three decades.  This will be on view at the Frist September 2012–January 2013 and make stops at Portland Art Museum from February – May 2013; Cleveland Museum of Art June – September 2013; and the Guggenheim Museum September 2013–January 2014.
  • There’s still time to see Bruce Nauman’s Smoke Rings, Ann Hamilton’s swirling silks and Louise Bourgeois’s The Red Room – Child, among several other artists’ past works in Déjà – The Collection on Display at the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal. These works are part of an eclectic mix chosen from 7600 pieces in the museum’s collection, coming from throughout the past century, from Quebec and Canadian greats, the American avant-garde, European modern masters, Asian artists pushing traditional boundaries, and beyond.  The show closes September 4.
  • Charles Atlas will be featured in Luhring Augustine Gallery‘s new venue, the Blue-Chip Chelsea Gallery (Brooklyn).  This will be Atlas’s first solo exhibition in New York in eight years.  This exhibition will consist of a new work and two older installations and will open in March. The pieces will highlight the warehouse’s huge space.