Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
The Toad The Toad

The Toad

Bucky Miller

Jonathan Hopson Houston, Texas, USA 03/11/2018 – 04/22/2018

I do not know the Toad, even though it has lived in a crack outside my apartment since I moved to Texas. On warm nights it crawls up and sits on a step, completely still, waiting. When I come home in the evening I crouch and say, “hello Toad,” before I go indoors. Sometimes I’ll

Installation view: (to the left) Goblin, 2016. Air-hardening clay. 2”x1.5”x1.5”; (to the right) Janitor, 2018. Pigment print (framed). 4”x2.6”. Image courtesy of Jonathan Hopson Gallery Installation view: Bucky Miller, The Toad at Jonathan Hopson Gallery. Image courtesy of Jonathan Hopson Gallery Installation view: (to the left) Tennis, 2017. Pigment print (framed). 10 x 8”; (to

Prussian Blue Prussian Blue

Prussian Blue

Yishai Jusidman

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) San Francisco, California, USA 12/01/2017 – 03/25/2018

The Los Angeles–based Mexican painter Yishai Jusidman has an uncanny gift for conjuring naturalistic depictions that probe visual perception and the ethics of representation. YBCA showcases for the first time in the United States the acclaimed exhibition Yishai Jusidman: Prussian Blue, originally organized by the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City. The featured paintings

Yishai Jusidman: Prussian Blue, installation view, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2017. Courtesy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Photographs by Charlie Villyard Yishai Jusidman: Prussian Blue, installation view, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2017. Courtesy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Photographs by Charlie Villyard Yishai Jusidman: Prussian

THREE-PEAT THREE-PEAT

THREE-PEAT

Esmaa Mohamoud

ltd los angeles Los Angeles, California, USA 02/16/2018 – 03/24/2018

ltd los angeles presents THREE-PEAT, Toronto-based Esmaa Mohamoud’s first solo gallery exhibition. For her debut, Mohamoud further develops her large-scale installation recently featured at The Art Gallery of Ontario, through her continued investigation into binaries and aesthetics of sports culture as it relates to race and gender, through industrial sculpture, text, and printed photographs on varying

Esmaa Mohamoud. Installation view of THREE-PEAT at ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2018. Courtesy of ltd los angeles Esmaa Mohamoud. Installation view of THREE-PEAT at ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2018. Courtesy of ltd los angeles Esmaa Mohamoud. Installation view of THREE-PEAT at ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2018.

Contraband Contraband

Contraband

Curated by Rodrigo Carazas

Washington Project for the Arts Washington, USA 01/03/2018 – 03/03/2018

How are marginalized cultures dealing from the shadow of the western world? Reflecting on mainstream media, commerce, and its cultural impact; Contraband is a project dealing with the influence “developed” countries have on the rest of the world. Introducing artists born outside those privileged geographies, this show proposes an examination—if not a response, to predominant

Vista Machu Picchu instalación de Rodrigo Carazas Portal Vista de sala, pieza de Emilio Vargas, paco de cocaína con la cara de Antonio Banderas dentro de un marco blanco y detalle de obra de Aaron Lopez, Como se camufla la coca, pero en este caso el elemento camuflado es residuo de óleo Instalación de chukwumaa.

Endless Nights

Endless Nights

Guadalupe Rosales and Eddie Ruvalcaba

Commonwealth and Council Los Angeles, California 01/20/2018 – 03/03/2018

At the intersection of art and archival work, Guadalupe Rosales seizes social media as a radical opportunity: a generous platform to engage and develop multiple modes of discourse. Her ongoing projects Veteranas and Rucas (@veteranas_and_rucas) and Map Pointz (@map-pointz) broach the importance of self-representation and self-historicization, showing how lived experiences and memories find potent revival

Guadalupe Rosales and Eddie Ruvalcaba. Installation view of Endless Nights, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, USA, 2018. Courtesy the artists and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles. Photo: Ruben Diaz Guadalupe Rosales and Eddie Ruvalcaba. Installation view of Endless Nights, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, USA, 2018. Courtesy the artists and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles.

Pasado mañana Pasado mañana

Pasado mañana

Beatriz Cortez and Rafa Esparza

Commonwealth and Council Los Angeles, USA 01/20/2018 – 03/03/2018

Commonwealth and Council presents Pasado mañana, an exhibition of new work by Beatriz Cortez and Rafa Esparza. Together, they posit immigrant labor as a foundation for building a future in which multiple imaginaries of gender, race, class, and culture become possible. “Pasado mañana,” Spanish for “the day after tomorrow,” translates literally as “when tomorrow has

Beatriz Cortez and Rafa Esparza. Exhibition view of Pasado mañana at Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2018. Courtesy of the artists and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles. Photo: Ruben Diaz Beatriz Cortez and Rafa Esparza. Exhibition view of Pasado mañana at Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2018. Courtesy of the artists

good evening beautiful blue good evening beautiful blue

good evening beautiful blue

Ugo Rondinone

The Bass Miami, Florida, USA 10/29/2017 – 03/25/2018

Spanning the entirety of the museum’s newly designed second floor, good evening beautiful blue by Ugo Rondinone was a part of a major multi-institution retrospective comprising works that span three decades of the artist’s practice, from the late 1990s to the present. From poetic installations in public spaces to life-size drawings, Rondinone’s work balances on the edge of

Installation view. Photography by Zachary Balber, courtesy of the artist and The Bass, Miami Beach. Installation view. Photography by Zachary Balber, courtesy of the artist and The Bass, Miami Beach. Installation view. Photography by Stefan Altenburger, courtesy of the artist and The Bass, Miami Beach. Spanning the entirety of the museum’s newly designed second floor,

Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, at Bemis Center, Omaha, Nebraska Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, at Bemis Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, at Bemis Center, Omaha, Nebraska

By Melinda Kozel Omaha, Nebraska, USA 12/07/2017 – 02/24/2018

The Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts debuted Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly this last winter in Omaha, Nebraska. The exhibit, curated by Risa Puleo—the first to hold title as Curator-in-Residence at the Bemis Center—seeks to address the contemporary result of a long and woven history of movement, as

Salvador Jimenez-Flores, Nopales híbridos: An Imaginary World of a Rascuache-Futurism, 2017. Terra-cotta, porcelain, underglazes, gold luster and terra-cotta slip. 96 x 96 x 96 inches. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Colin Conces El Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Bemis inauguró el invierno pasado en Omaha, Nebraska, Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the

The Third Muslim The Third Muslim

The Third Muslim

Co-curated by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Yas Ahmed

SOMArts Cultural Center San Francisco, California USA 01/25/2018 – 02/22/2018

SOMArts Cultural Center presents The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans* Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience co-curated by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Yas Ahmed. The second exhibition in the 2017–2018 season of the SOMArts Curatorial Residency, this group exhibition centers artists whose identities as queer, trans*, gender non-conforming and Muslim have consistently pushed them to the margins of

Group show. Exhibition view of The Third Muslim, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, 2018. Photo Credit: Chani Bockwinkel. Courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center Group show. Exhibition view of The Third Muslim, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, 2018. Photo Credit: Chani Bockwinkel. Courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center Group show. Exhibition view of The Third Muslim, SOMArts

Nearly Contemporary Nearly Contemporary

Nearly Contemporary

Odalis Valdivieso

ArtCenter/South Florida's Windows @ Walgreens Miami, Florida, USA 11/25/2017 – 02/18/2018

Nearly Contemporary is an exhibition featuring a new series of works on paper and wood panel by Miami-based artist Odalis Valdivieso. The project is part of ArtCenter/South Florida’s Windows @ Walgreens program. Fragments of internal dialogues about the exhibition Odalis Valdivieso … On the exhibition Odalis Valdivieso To me, an exhibition is specifically defined as

Odalis Valdivieso. Installation view of Nearly Contemporary, ArtCenter/South Florida’s Windows @ Walgreens program, 2017-2018. Courtesy of ArtCenter/South Florida Odalis Valdivieso. Installation view of Nearly Contemporary, ArtCenter/South Florida’s Windows @ Walgreens program, 2017-2018. Courtesy of ArtCenter/South Florida Odalis Valdivieso. Installation view of Nearly Contemporary, ArtCenter/South Florida’s Windows @ Walgreens program, 2017-2018. Courtesy of ArtCenter/South Florida Nearly