Lynda Benglis in the UK, Gabriel Orozco in Tokyo, Trenton Doyle Hancock in Indianapolis, and more work by ART21-featured artists on view throughout the world in this week’s roundup.
Gallery presents artist’s largest UK exhibit
Work by Lynda Benglis is on view at The Hepworth Wakefield (West Yorkshire, UK) from February 6 through July 1. The self-titled exhibition features approximately 50 works that will span the entirety of her prolific career to date. This includes Benglis’ “radical re-envisioning of sculpture and painting through her early works using wax and poured latex,” as well works dealing with feminist politics and self-image.
Artist transforms discarded and mundane objects
Gabriel Orozco–Inner Circles is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan). For the show, Gabriel Orozco finds discarded objects and beautiful shapes in mundane contexts and, by slightly altering them, transforms them into art. The results are “reminiscent of the Japanese garden’s use of rocks and sand to evoke flowing water” and offer viewers the enjoyment of pondering and deciphering his works. On view through May 10.
Exhibition explores the experience of time
How to Construct a Time Machine is on view at MK Gallery (Milton Keynes, UK) through March 22. This exhibition, with artwork by Ellen Gallagher and Edgar Cleijne, presents over twenty-five historical and contemporary works that explore how artists play with media in innovative ways to transform our experience of time. The show takes its inspiration from the idea of the time machine, time travel, and “perhaps even time itself as an instance of ‘the science of imaginary solutions’.”
Engaging an endless battle with mythical beings
Mound At Large, and exhibtion of work by Trenton Doyle Hancock, is on view at Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (Indianapolis, IN) through March 20. This mini-retrospective, the second show at iMOCA’s new CityWay location, includes a selection of prints, drawings, collaged felt paintings and site-specific installations.
Artist helps community recreate family album
Yinka Shonibare MBE presents site-specific work at the William Morris Gallery (London, UK) from February 7 through June 7. For The William Morris Family Album, Shonibare invites Waltham Forest residents to help recreate photographs of Morris’s family, he encourages viewers to reflect on the realities of equality in both Morris’s time and our own.
Videos showcase Florida sunsets
A solo exhibition of work by Charles Atlas opens this week at Luhring Augustine (New York, NY). The Waning of Justice includes all new work, including several autonomous video works “synchronized by imagery, duration, and soundtrack to create one dynamic visual experience.” These videos feature sunsets shot by Atlas in Florida that are interwoven with found footage, graphic effects, and other elements. On view February 7–March 14.
Artists draw on museum objects in Knoxville
Drawn from the McClung Museum features work by 28 artists—including Mark Dion, who produced original prints based on objects from the permanent collections of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture (Knoxville, TN). The show “examines how art, science and culture are perceived and interpreted in museums.” On view through May 24.
Visitors invited to participate in actions with artists
Work by Mary Mattingly is included in a group show at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (Winston-Salem, NC). Collective Actions imagines and activates new forms of collectivity through arts and community action. Making a Biosphere will allow visitors to help Mattingly build a geodesic dome that will become a living island and float for six months. On view through March 22.
Artwork on the verge of collapse
Blockbuster is an exhibition of sculpture and drawing by Arlene Shechet at Lora Reynolds Gallery (Austin, TX). Shechet says about the work, “The things that I build…grow over months because I might be able to add only one inch of material in a day. I’m extending forms and I’m challenging balance and gravity in such a way that they always want to collapse or tip over….” On view through March 21.