“To maintain the lively exhibition schedule at his eponymous gallery, David B. Smith travels the country, checking out cutting-edge artists in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, even Boulder. He’s always looking for new talent for his aesthetically tight exhibitions, and his current offering, Range, is proof of that. New Yorker Penelope Umbrico uses iPhone apps to riff on the history of landscape photography as inspired by the work of the masters of that medium. The resulting digital photos infuse the original black-and-white views of the mountains made with film with colors from computer codes, in the form of shooting stripes or bars in toned-up shades, running right through the scenery. This show is part of the Month of Photography; at other times on the exhibition calendar, you might encounter interactive installations, or paintings that rise a foot off their surfaces, or sculptures that light up, or any number of imaginative takes on contemporary conceptual art.”
The gallery is proud to announce the Getty Museum’s acquisition of Christopher Russell’s Explosion XXXI for its permanent collection. Russell will also be included in a group exhibition at the Getty’s Center for Photographs from February to May 2018 featuring the work of six contemporary artists who interaction with paper is an integral part of their practice. Other artists in the exhibition include Thomas Demand, Matt Lipps, Daniel Gordon, Soo Kim and Christiane Feser.
The Warhol presents the seventh iteration of the Exposures series: Remains by Adam Milner. Remains, a new work made expressly for The Warhol, presents an installation of fragmented bodies made up of casts, mementos, and detritus from our everyday lives. Working within a social and performance practice, Milner creates collections and archives that blur boundaries between private and public, the intimate and detached. This Exposures project is incorporated in the museum galleries, and Milner excavates both his personal life as well as the museum archives collection to assemble site-specific works that reveal a deep desire to understand where a body begins and ends, who has control of it, and how we can better empathize with non-human bodies. Comprised of numerous small objects—a wisdom tooth from an ex-boyfriend cast in silver, objects from Andy Warhol’s personal archive and life, fingernails from a stranger—the artifacts add up to bodies, in the way an archaeologist might reconstruct a figure with excavated bones and fossils. Milner’s work, while deeply personal, ultimately deals with broader notions of exchange and desire. His installation is exhibited on the 3rd floor near the museum archives collection and Time Capsules.
In conjunction with his exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum, Remains, Adam Milner was recently profiled by The Glassblock. This artist talk not only highlighted his most recent exhibition and the act of choosing mementos from his and Andy Warhol’s lives for this exhibition, but also delved more deeply into his artistic practice and process of collecting. The article and video of his talk can be found here.
Milner was also invited to contribute to The Warhol Blog. In his entry, Milner recalls his process of selection and personal connections to the archival artifacts included in Remains. Full blog post can be read here.
Exposures artist Adam Milner discusses his installation Remains with Jessica Beck, The Warhol’s associate curator of art. Milner’s installation juxtaposes found mementos and detritus from our daily lives alongside unusual objects mined from the permanent collection. Displayed in archival vitrines, Milner’s work highlights the seemingly arbitrary nature of Warhol’s collecting habits and the challenges and failures of the archive to accurately represent the life of the artist. Milner discusses the development of his practice and his work in various media including paintings, drawings, and archival installations. Remains is on view on the museum’s third floor near the archives collection from November 2, 2016 – January 15, 2017.
The gallery had a successful installation at UNTITLED, Miami Beach 2016, showing works by Bart Exposito, John Knuth, and David McDonald. Many thanks to all who visited our booth at the fair.
More images of the works on display are here.
Solo exhibition micro/macro from Michael Theodore at the Galleries of Contemporary Art in Colorado Springs, September 9 through November 19, 2016. Artist lecture will be held Thursday, November 3, 6:30 pm. And the performance, Psychoangelo, with Glen Whitehead & Michael Theodore will be Thursday, November 6, 7:30 pm.
More information on the exhibition and these events can be found here.
Jason Middlebrook’s solo exhibition Drawing Time received reviews from both Westword Magazine’s Michael Paglia and Interview Magazine’s Armchair Traveler.
Michael Paglia’s review “Jason Middlebrook’s Drawing Time Dazzles at David B. Smith,” can be read here.
Also included in Interview Magazine’s weekly Armchair Traveler, Drawing Time was listed as an international ‘must see.’ The exhibition was included alongside three great exhibitions including Claudia Comte at Musée Cantonal Des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland, Frank Stella at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden, and Tal Streeter at Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York. The featured article, Armchair Traveler: Zig Zag, can be found here.
In March 2016, Adam Milner was included in a group exhibition, Fung Wah Biennial, at Flux Factory, New York City. He was also included in reviews of the Fung Wah Biennial in Art in America, Hyperallergic, and The Gothamist.
Milner recently completed a two-month residency at Casa Maauad in Mexico City. His resultant solo exhibition, A History of Man, his first international solo show, opened August 18, 2016. Images of the exhibition can be seen here.
Joel Swanson’s work is included in the collection of Denver’s newly opened Halcyon Hotel in Cherry Creek North. Sincerely is installed in the foyer area of the hotel and can be seen in situ in The Denver Post article featuring the hotel. The full article and slideshow of the hotel’s interior can be seen here.
In August, Swanson also completed a commission for Twitter.
Sarah McKenzie solo exhibition White Walls at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, June 3 through July 30, 2016.
Argentinian artist, Guido Ignatti will have a solo exhibition at the MCA Denver (July 1 – Sept. 11, 2016), which will run in conjunction with his solo exhibition at the gallery (opening June 30, 2016). The exhibition is curated by Patrick Greaney. The MCA will produce an illustrated pdf catalog which will feature essays by Andrea Guinta and Patrick Greaney.