Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Crap Aggregate Crap Aggregate

Crap Aggregate

Kristin Cammermeyer

Brittany Vallejo, California, USA January 18, 2020 – March 14, 2020

“…the image of dead or thoroughly instrumentalized matter feeds human hubris and our earth-destroying fantasies of conquest and consumption. It does so by preventing us from detecting (seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, feeling) a fuller range of the nonhuman powers circulating around and within human bodies. These material powers, which can aid or destroy, enrich or

Kristin Cammermeyer, Crap Aggregate (2020). Installation view. Image courtesy of Brittany Kristin Cammermeyer, Crap Aggregate (2020). Installation view. Image courtesy of Brittany Kristin Cammermeyer, Crap Aggregate (2020). Installation view. Image courtesy of Brittany “…the image of dead or thoroughly instrumentalized matter feeds human hubris and our earth-destroying fantasies of conquest and consumption. It does so

Wanaawna, Rio Hondo and Other Spirits Wanaawna, Rio Hondo and Other Spirits

Wanaawna, Rio Hondo and Other Spirits

Carolina Caycedo

Orange County Museum of Art Santa Ana, California, USA September 21, 2019 – March 22, 2020

The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) presents six new exhibitions of works by artists from the Pacific Rim, all of which consider the complexities of our relationship to the natural world. The exhibitions showcase a diverse group of artists—Carolina Caycedo (United States/Colombia), Daniel Duford (United States), Ximena Garrido-Lecca (Peru), Mulyana (Indonesia), Robert Zhao Renhui

Multiple Clitoris, 2016. Photograph printed on cotton canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Instituto de Visión, Bogotá Carolina Caycedo, Wanaawna, Rio Hondo and Other Spirits (2020). Installation view Wanaawna, 2019. Photograph printed on cotton canvas. Courtesy of the artist, commissioned by OCMA The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) presents six new exhibitions of works

Sharing

Sharing

Marisa Takal

Del Vaz Projects Los Angeles, California, USA February 1, 2020 – March 8, 2020

I think about generosity and how we relate to one another. I think about how hard it can be to communicate with each other. I like to share, but sometimes I don’t. I like when others share. Do you? I want you to hold these boxes and look inside of them. In these boxes, I’m

Marisa Takal, Dick is Over, it’s a Baby (2017-2020). Acrylic, paper, packing tape, marker, colored pencil, pen on coffee grinder box. Image courtesy of Jay Ezra Nayssan Marisa Takal, Self, Understanding, Focus, Patience, Routine, Friendship, Expectations, A Window (2020). Paper, pencil, acrylic, adhesive paper, packing tape on tea box. Image courtesy of Jay Ezra Nayssan

CHIRON CHIRON

CHIRON

Adelita Husni Bey

REDCAT Los Angeles, California, USA September 21, 2019 – January 26, 2020

The Gallery at REDCAT presents Adelita Husni Bey: CHIRON, an exhibition that includes the West Coast premiere of Husni Bey’s most recent film and installation Chiron (2019), commissioned and premiered by the New Museum in January 2019. Postcards from the Desert Island (2011) and 2265 (2015), two of Husni Bey’s most important past works are shown alongside this presentation. These works explore

Adelita Husni Bey, CHIRON (2019). Installation view at REDCAT, Los Angeles. Photo: Brica Wilcox Adelita Husni Bey, CHIRON (2019). Installation view at REDCAT, Los Angeles. Photo: Brica Wilcox Adelita Husni Bey, CHIRON (2019). Installation view at REDCAT, Los Angeles. Photo: Brica Wilcox The Gallery at REDCAT presents Adelita Husni Bey: CHIRON, an exhibition that includes the

Bureau of Aesthetics

Bureau of Aesthetics

Native Art Department International, curated by Mercer Union

KADIST San Francisco, California, USA October 12, 2019 – January 25, 2020

KADIST has invited Mercer Union, a non-profit artist-run center in Toronto, Canada for an Art-Space Residency and exhibition in San Francisco. Mercer Union has conceived the residency as an incubator to consider the approach to institutions working small-scale. Together, both organizations take up a series of questions around collaboration with Native Art Department International (NADI),

Native Art Department International, Double Shift (2018), Painted canvas. Image courtesy of KADIST  Native Art Department International, Drink Bar for Two (2016), Sculpture, wood, paint. Image courtesy of KADIST  Native Art Department International, Bureau of Aesthetics. Installation View, curated by Mercer Union. October 12, 2019 to January 25, 2020. KADIST San Francisco. Photo by Jeff Warrin KADIST has invited

Mud Mud

Mud

Sarah McMenimen

Garden Los Angeles, California, USA November 9, 2019 – January 11, 2020

Garden presents Mud, an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Sarah McMenimen. In these sculptures and reliefs, McMenimen forges accretions and erosions of sand, stone, dirt, and resin, or reused post-industrial alloy metals. Formed with the indices of non-human matter and traces, including shells, plants, and animal prints, McMenimen here explores the rich

Sarah McMenimen, Mud (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of the artist and Garden. Photo by Marten Elder Sarah McMenimen, Mud (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of the artist and Garden. Photo by Marten Elder Sarah McMenimen, Full Moon Moth (2019). Cast, carved, and welded aluminum. Image courtesy of the artist and Garden. Photo by Marten Elder Garden presents

Privé Privé

Privé

Anna Uddenberg

Marciano Art Foundation Los Angeles, California, USA July 25, 2019 – December 22, 2019

Anna Uddenberg explores social conventions and norms that are the product of consumer culture. She challenges ingrained ways of thinking and seeing as well as ideas of mental and physical mobility. Through the lens of the feedback loop that is social media, she analyzes systems of representation, the performativity of femme expressions and its cross-connection

Installation view of Anna Uddenberg: Privé, 2019. Courtesy of the artist, Marciano Art Foundation and House of Gaga, Mexico City and Los Angeles. Photo: Jeff Mclane Installation view of Anna Uddenberg: Privé, 2019. Courtesy of the artist, Marciano Art Foundation and House of Gaga, Mexico City and Los Angeles. Photo: Jeff Mclane Installation view of

Brave New Worlds: Explorations of Space

Brave New Worlds: Explorations of Space

Curated by Mara Gladstone

Palm Springs Art Museum Palm Springs, California, USA June 1, 2019 – December 15, 2019

Palm Springs Art Museum presents Brave New Worlds: Explorations of Space. Curated by Mara Gladstone, Associate Curator, the exhibition features five women artists, Kelly Akashi, Gisela Colon, Victoria Fu, Karen Lofgren, and Adee Roberson, who work sculpturally to represent their unique understandings of the body’s connection to the external world. Brave New Worlds occupies a series

Kelly Akashi, Feel Me (Cranberry), 2018, bronze, glass. Courtesy the artist and François Ghebaly, Los Angeles Gisela Colon, Untitled (15-Foot Parabolic Monolith Iridium), 2017, engineered carbon fiber. Courtesy of GAVLAK Gallery, Los Angeles and Palm Beach, and the artist Adee Roberson, Yam Spirit and Neon Sunrise, 2019, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist Palm

marrow marrow

marrow

Catalina Ouyang

Make Room Los Angeles, California, USA September 27, 2019 – November 30, 2019

Make Room is pleased to present marrow, the gallery’s second solo show of new works by Catalina Ouyang. The exhibition includes sculptures that integrate abandoned chairs with heads made of carved stone, plaster, and bacterial skin; a soapstone figure looking into a mirror; alabaster sculptures; and a single-channel video installed on the ceiling of an

Catalina Ouyang, marrow (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Make Room Los Angeles and the artist. Photo by Yubo Dong and Make Room Los Angeles Catalina Ouyang, marrow (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Make Room Los Angeles and the artist. Photo by Yubo Dong and Make Room Los Angeles Catalina Ouyang, marrow (2019). Installation

B.A.T. State III

B.A.T. State III

Curated by Anita Bunn and Francesco X. Siqueiros

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum Long Beach, California, USA September 9, 2019 – November 14, 2019

B.A.T. State III presented a diverse body of prints by women artists from the archives of El Nopal Press in Los Angeles. Co-curators Anita Bunn and Francesco X. Siqueiros engage themes of artistic representation and political activism while they examine how the evolution of printmaking is influenced by the cultural and geographic border between California

B.A.T. State III (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum B.A.T. State III (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum B.A.T. State III (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum B.A.T. State III presented a diverse body of prints by women artists from