Weekly Roundup

Mike Kelley. "Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites, 1991-1999." Photo courtesy of the Perry Rubenstein Gallery.

Mike Kelley. “Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites, 1991-1999.” Photo courtesy Perry Rubenstein Gallery.

In this week’s roundup Sarah Sze to be honored, Robert Adams depicts seabirds, Hiroshi Sugimoto with Mark Rothko, Mike Kelley’s plush sculptures are on display, and more.

  • Sarah Sze will be honored by the American Federation of Arts (AFA) on October 24, 2012, at the Metropolitan Club (NYC). This will take place at AFA’s 2012 Gala & Cultural Leadership Award event. This AFA award is presented annually to artists, museum leaders, and philanthropists in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the art and museum community. Sze will be introduced by Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 and a Chief Curator at Large at the Museum of Modern Art.
  • Robert Adams: On Any Given Day in Spring & Light Balances is now on view at Matthew Marks Gallery (NYC). Light Balances refers to a group of photographs made between 2005 and 2011 in a protected forest around the Columbia River estuary near the town of Astoria, Oregon where Robert Adams has lived since 1997. The 30 photographs in the show depict flocks of seabirds on the North Beach Peninsula in Washington State. The exhibition runs through November 3. You can view a video walkthrough of the exhibition here.
  •  Carrie Mae Weems‘s new book is featured at Time LightBox. Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video highlights over 200 of the artist’s most important works. Accompanying essays by leading scholars explore Weems’s interest in folklore, her focus on the spoken and written word, the performative aspect of her constructed tableaux, and her expressions of black beauty. The book will be released on October 3. A retrospective exhibition is also on view at the Frist Center in Nashville through January 13, 2013.
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto‘s photographs will be juxtaposed with Mark Rothko paintings to inaugurate the Pace Gallery’s new London location. Rothko/Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes aims to explore the philosophical kinship between the artists and their quest to explore space and emotion through a limited color range. The exhibition will run October 4 – November 17.
  • Josiah McElheny and Rodney Graham have work on view at the Donald Young Gallery (Chicago) as part of the series In the Spirit of Walser. McElheny presents two works based on a short story by Robert Walser, A Painterʼs Life (1916), both of which recall McElheny’s work on mirrors and more recently his exploration of the potential of color. The show closes November 1.
  • Mike Kelley‘s Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites will soon be on display at the Perry Rubenstein Gallery (Los Angeles). This marks the first time the work has been presented in a museum or gallery since 1999, as well as its first-ever fully realized exhibition in the United States. The installation consists of a thirteen-part hanging plush sculpture, surrounded by slick geometric wall reliefs which fill the room with a subtle chemical pine scent. The exhibition will run November 2 – December 15.