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“Disturbing Innocence” at Flag Art Foundation featuring Laurie Simmons opens tonight!

Disturbing Innocence features over 50 historical and contemporary artists whose use of dolls, toys, mannequins, robots, and other surrogates forms a deep and powerfully expressive genre. The exhibition poses profound questions surrounding social constructs of youth, beauty, transformation, violence, sexuality, gender, identity, and loneliness. Inspired by Fischl’s own childhood in suburban Long Island, NY, and his early career as an artist working in New York City in the 1980’s, Disturbing Innocence presents a subversive and escapist world at odds with the values and pretensions of polite society.

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 25th, 6-8PM, 545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor

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 Image: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Kirsten, Star, 1997. Pigment print, 392/5 x 29½ inches. © Inez & Vinoodh / Courtesy Gagosian Gallery 

David Benjamin Sherry on MOCAtv

​David Benjamin Sherry journeys to Joshua Tree National Park, California, to breathe new life into the art historical tradition of landscape photography. Like Ansel Adams and Edward Weston before him, Sherry—a recent transplant to Southern California—hikes into the wilderness carrying a large-format camera, an analog device that captures the landscape in painstaking detail. Yet unlike the naturalists, Sherry sees the rock formations and dramatic vistas through a lens of humanity, perhaps as symbols of what scientists refer to as the anthropocene, or geological age of man. Printed in bright, sensational color, his photographs—part of a series titled Climate Vortex Sutra—are "magical and alchemical," a depiction of the natural world yet unseen.

Jayson Musson Featured on The Art Market Monitor | Frieze 10 Artists to Watch

​Unleashing ‘Hennessy Youngman’ persona on the U.K. in the form of cryptic pseudo-iconographic canvases, (based on comic book perceptions of what ‘modern art looks like’) Musson rewrites pop-culture with his own unique take. He currently has a show at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in his hometown of Philadelphia with Alex Da Corte, and this week brings his humor to the Brits.

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Tradiciones opens at Rockford Art Museum

​Tradiciones  examines thought-provoking cultural traditions that celebrate the beauty in life and death. Featured are paintings, installations and film by a select group of Latino artists, including Carlos Rolon / Dzine! 

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David Benjamin Sherry: Western Romance now on view at FotoFocus Biennial, Cincinatti

​David Benjamin Sherry: Western Romanceproposes a conversation between history and contemporary art, combining in one gallery space recent works by Sherry with masterpieces of American landscape photography. Through selection and thoughtful juxtapositions, the installation also presents a conversation between artist and curator, maker and historian.

Sherry’s photographs attempt to reinvigorate a long tradition of Western landscape photography, taking as their starting point works by the great masters of American photography, such as Carleton Watkins, Timothy O’Sullivan, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Minor White. They also attempt to reinvigorate the experience of being in nature, typically mediated today by photography and other forms of representation. By placing Sherry’s contemporary photographs in dialogue with historic works from Cincinnati private collections, Western Romance explores the ways in which the image of the West has been hewn through photography over time into an iconic landscape — a landscape conveying majesty, adventure and endless natural resources.

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