Weekly Roundup

Florian Maier-Aichen. "Untitled," 2013. Courtesy the artist and the Gagosian Gallery.

Florian Maier-Aichen. “Untitled,” 2013. Courtesy the artist and the Gagosian Gallery.

In this week’s roundup Florian Maier-Aichen employs the splatter, Barbara Kruger and Shahzia Sikander discuss their artwork, Matthew Barney presents works on paper, and more.

  • Florian Maier-Aichen is presenting his recent photographic work at the Gagosian Gallery (London). In Florian Maier-Aichen the artist displays his photographic image-making, employing analog and incidental techniques such as the splatter, and op-art that is similarly transformed into a photographic still-life against a studio backdrop. The show closes May 25.
  • Richard Serra has work on view at the Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills, CA). Double Rifts features the artist’s recent drawings, including the use of paintstick on handmade paper. The exhibition runs through June 1.
  • Judy Pfaff has work on view at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. Come What May presents two-dimensional collages and three-dimensional assemblages that incorporate materials like plastics and cardboard, and lighting elements, into organic works. The exhibition closes May 4.
  • Matthew Barney’s works on paper get their first dedicated museum exhibition with next month’s Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney at The Morgan Library and Museum (NYC). The exhibition will feature drawings throughout the artist’s career, from his earliest 1980s work to his current project River of Fundament. This work will be on view May 10 – September 2.
  • Paul McCarthy will present an 80-foot inflatable balloon dog at Frieze New York. The sculpture will complement his two shows at Hauser & Wirth New York that open with the fair. Life Cast will run May 10 – July 26 and Sculptures runs May 10 – June 1. Frieze New York will run May 10 – May 13.


  1. haley delaplaine says:

    I feel like splatter art is a lost art in many ways. As a kid I was always encouraged to finger paint and splatter any time I got the chance. But as I got older teachers and parents started expecting more complicated and detailed work, not necessarily focusing on true feelings. Splatter painting is so much more carefree and shows so much more emotions because for me at least I just let go and let it all out. When people are so focused on getting the exact right brush stroke or detail they focus on the idea of there art not the feeling of the art it self. The splatter piece above is the reason I love splatter paint most, because it is open to interpretation. All depending on ones life experiences and mind set, the meaning of the picture totally changes.

  2. Jason Nye says:

    Splatter can be controlled and offer much more depth to your subject. http://www.facebook.com/jason.nye.35

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