Cai Guo-Qiang gathers 99 wild animals, Bruce Nauman explores optical illusions, Jessica Stockholder exhibits new assemblages, and more in this week’s roundup.
- Cai Guo-Qiang has a solo exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane, Australia). Falling Back To Earth consists of four large-scale installation works, two of which were directly inspired by the artist’s visit to South East Queensland in 2011. The centerpiece of the exhibition features 99 replicas of animals from around the world, gathered together to drink from a blue lake surrounded by white sand. Closes May 11, 2014.
- Bruce Nauman: Some Illusions: Videos and Drawings is at Sperone Westwater (New York, NY). The exhibition includes new videos and related drawings. According to the curators, Nauman’s new videos “transform seemingly simple actions and signs into ambiguities, absurdities, and in some cases optical illusions.” Closes December 21.
- Jessica Stockholder’s new sculptures and works on paper are on view at Barbara Edwards Contemporary Calgary (Toronto, ON). Jessica Stockholder explores the “emotive capacity of ordinary objects and materials through colour, form, and composition.” Rubber balls, carpet, household plastics, and other materials are incorporated into her vibrant, abstract assemblages. Closes February 1, 2014.
- Arturo Herrera has installed a new public artwork in San Antonio, TX. Adam is, at 2,500 square feet, the largest wall painting created by an American artist. Made possible by the Linda Pace Foundation, Adam is on view through December 2016.