DAPPER BRUCE LAFITTE IN

ARTISTS STUDIOS

APRIL 22, 2017

 


DAPPER BRUCE LAFITTE IN

HYPERALLERGIC

APRIL 21, 2017

Drawing on Firsthand Experience to Depict the Horrors of Hurricane Katrina: Dapper Bruce Lafitte’s work records a singular personal trajectory in a grander, historically significant moment. [READ MORE]


DAPPER BRUCE LAFITTE IN

HARPERS

APRIL 2017


CRISTINE BRACHE IN

THE EDITORIAL MAGAZINE

MARCH 6, 2017

Cristine Brache’s new show I Love Me, I Love Me Not, uses sculpture and video as self-portraiture to confront a complicated relationship to the self, identity and history. As a child of immigrant parents from both Cuba and Puerto Rico, Brache describes her experience as a type of “cultural amnesia.” [READ MORE] 


JIMMY WRIGHT IN

ARTREVIEW

MARCH 2017
Ashton Cooper

For those of you looking to assuage the woes of shuttering gay bars and queer assimilation, Jimmy Wirght’s 11 glowing drawings at Fierman are something of a salve. Made between 1974 and 1976, they capture the then-thirty-year-old artist’s firsthand experiences of pre-AIDS New York nightlife at Club 82, the Anvil, Club Baths and Max’s Kansas City, among others. [READ MORE]


CRISTINE BRACHE IN

THE NEW YORKER

MARCH 6, 2017

In this deceptively demure show, the Toronto-based artist reflects on her identity as the Miami-born daughter of parents from Cuba and Puerto Rico, and finds it full of contradictions. A video begins with found fetish porn in which a woman eats insects and ends with Brache’s grandfather telling her that a woman without makeup is like a beautiful house whose garden has gone to waste. Delicate ceramic works—a dunce cap on a stool, a wall clock with no hands—evoke fragility. A curly-maple table displays porcelain playing cards, each one a Queen of Hearts featuring the artist’s profile.


KATHE BURKHART IN

FAST FORWARD: PAINTING FROM THE 1980S

JAN 27–MAY 14, 2017
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s presents a focused look at painting from this decade with works drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection. 
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JIMMY WRIGHT IN

ARTFORUM
FEBRUARY 2017

Johanna Fateman

Painter Jimmy Wright’s “New York Underground,” a collection of voluptuous, ebullient, and funny works on paper between 1974 and 1976, felt especially appropriate to the charming, bare-bones venue, as his casually explicit depictions of gay nightlife—cruising, public sex, and socializing in clubs, bathrooms, and bathhouses, speak to a bygone era of downtown subculture. “This is the world of the Weimar Republic,” the artist has said of the post-Stonewall, preAIDS moment he represents here. “Too rich visually not to record.” [READ MORE - PDF]


MATTHEW KIRK AT

FOUR A.M.

JANUARY 4 - 17, 2017
291 Grand Street in NYC


JIMMY WRIGHT IN

FILTHY DREAMS

Wright’s drawings wove sordid tales of nights at bathhouses, sex clubs and famous Downtown art hangouts. Wright takes viewers on a Crisco-drenched trip through the Anvil, dancing at Club 82 and people watching at Max’s Kansas City. [READ MORE]


JIMMY WRIGHT IN

ARTCRITICAL

Never trust a man who paints nothing but flowers: something else is going on, either in secret, in his past, or perhaps indeed hiding in plain sight in those beautiful damned flowers! With Jimmy Wright one wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be all three. [READ MORE]


KIRSTY ROBERTSON IN 

E-FLUX
Journal #78 - December 2016

Kelly Jazvac
Plastiglomerate

In 2012, geologist Patricia Corcoran and sculptor Kelly Jazvac travelled to Kamilo Beach, following a tip from oceanographer Charles Moore that the beach was covered in a plastic-sand conglomerate. Moore suspected nearby volcanoes were to blame. In fact, the plastic and beach detritus had been combined into a single substance by bonfires. Human action on the beach had created what Corcoran and Jazvac named “plastiglomerate,” a sand-and-plastic conglomerate.  [READ MORE]


JIMMY WRIGHT IN 

OLYMPIA
Carte Blanche to Karma

KARMA - Galerie Patrick Seguin
Paris, from Oct. 17 to Nov. 26, 2016
5 rue des Taillandiers F-75011 | Paris 

This exhibition is the latest in a series of annual shows at Galerie Patrick Seguin entitled Carte Blanche, for which international galleries are invited to organize exhibitions. The exhibition features works from 53 artists, including Rita Ackermann, Tauba Auerbach, Nathaniel Axel, Will Boone, Carol Bove, Joe Bradley, Mathew Cerletty, Matt Connors, William Copley, William Crawford, Robert Crumb, John Currin, Jay DeFeo, Carroll Dunham, Mark Grotjahn, Wade Guyton, Peter Halley, Nolan Hendrickson, Dorothy Iannone, Ray Johnson, Allen Jones, Martin Kippenberger, Aidan Koch, Mike Kuchar, Lee Lozano, Sara Lucas, Calvin Marcus, Jackson Mac Low, Jimm Nutt, Steven Parrino, Nicolas Party, Pablo Picasso, Sigmar Polke, Ken Price, Seth Price, Walter Price, Richard Prince, Christina Ramberg, Ed Ruscha, Borna Sammak, Joan Semmel, Spencer Sweeney, Tom of Finland, Torey Thornton, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Andy Warhol, Andro Wekua, Michael Williams, Stanley Whitney, Jimmy Wright, Duane Zaloudek.