We are proud to announce the J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired Christopher Russell’s handmade book GRFALWKV for their Permanent Collection. The J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA) houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and photography. To fulfill its mission, the Getty Museum continues to build its collections through purchase and gifts and develops programs of exhibitions, publications, scholarly research, public education, and the performing arts that engage their diverse local and international audiences. Congratulations, Christopher!
LA><ART and the city of West Hollywood are hosting John Knuth collaboration with Andy Featherston, titled Whitesnake. The video will run on Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood through June, 2016
John Knuth at Torrance Art Museum
John Knuth’s work is included in Doppelgänger at the Torrance Art Museum. Curated by Dr. Julia-Constance Dissel, Ichiro Irie, Sandra Mann and Max Presneill, the exhibition includes artists Martin Durazo, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Augusta Wood, Eric Yahnker, and others. The exhibition runs April 2 through May 28, 2016.
Michael Theodore’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, Supraliminal, received a terrific review in The Denver Post. Rinaldi states “Theodore’s work is contemplative, but his high-tech edge makes the offerings a product of their time.”
Joel Swanson’s solo exhibition, POLYSEMIC, opens October 10, at the Museum of Outdoor Arts (Englewood, Colorado.) The exhibition will be on view through February 27, 2016. More about the exhibition here.
Ray Mark Rinaldi reviews POLYSEMIC for The Denver Post. Read the review here. Michael Paglia review POLYSEMIC for The Westord. Read the review here.
Constructed Histories, curated by William Morrow, is called “as good as any contemporary show you might see at the Denver Art Museum these days. Maybe even better…” The exhibition includes work by Sanford Biggers, Jeremy Dean, Tania Dibbs, Teresa Diehl, Christoph Draeger, Glenn Kaino, Dinh Q. Lé, McCallum Tarry, and Aaron Skolnick.
Rinaldi states “There is plenty of questioning of American identity and presumption in ‘Constructed Histories’… there’s an opening for galleries like David B. Smith to emerge as distinct voices with an important role in keeping Denver interesting, actually upping the culture here. And for fans of contemporary art, to explore new places eager to bring them art that is relevant to our era. They can start right now at David B. Smith.”