Monday, February 8, 2010

openings this week

New Works by Olafur Eliasson
Feb 11 - March 20, 2010
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Opening Reception on Thursday, Feb 11, 6-8pm

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery is very pleased to present an exhibition of new works by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (B. 1967). Eliasson's sixth solo show at the gallery continues his exploration of and experimentation with modes of perception and the experience of space and time. Focusing on movement, color, and light - and the interplay between the three phenomena - the exhibition involves the viewer in a collaborative creative process.

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El Anatsui
Feb 10 - March 13, 2010
Jack Shainman Gallery

Opening Reception on Wednesday, Feb 10, 6-8pm

Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of large-scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist El Anatsui. Several monumental wall sculptures made from thousands of discarded bottle tops, will be on view. Anatsui transforms simple materials into large shimmering forms by assembling elements into vibrant patterns with a unique visual impact. An astute observer, he composes his sculptures with meticulous orchestration, masterfully managing material and color.

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Theresa Chong: New Work
Feb 12- March 13, 2010
Danese Gallery

Opening Reception on Thursday, Feb 11, 6-8pm

Chong’s pencil and gouache drawings revel in detail and the exploration of line, form and gesture. Abstract images – minute squared punctuations seamed together by skeins of delicate lines – cluster upon the rich surface of the paper in a haze of plotted points. These purposeful and intricate markings, quietly articulated in gray on off-white rice paper, or with crisp whites on hand-dyed indigo Japanese paper, appear at once ordered and spontaneous. Connecting one geometric dot to the next, Chong infuses the work with a sense of lyrical rhythm, expanse and calm, tranquility in movement, improvisation. This intimation of music is in part derived from Chong’s accomplishments as a cellist and also her admiration for the work of John Cage.

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Emilio Perez: Breakfast by the Light of the Moon

Feb 11-March 13, 2010
Galerie Lelong

Opening Reception on Thursday, Feb 11, 6-8pm

In Breakfast by the Light of the Moon, Emilio Perez shifts towards a more elusive approach and darker palette than seen in his previous abstract paintings while still maintaining his signature practice—juxtaposing freeform movement with meticulous, measured actions. Breakfast by the Light of the Moon is Perez's second solo exhibition at Galerie Lelong and will open to the public on Thursday, February 11 from 6 to 8 pm. The artist will be present.

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