Casey Jane Ellison fills many roles: artist, curator, video editor, comedian, and striking young woman. She founded Aboveground Animation , a series of shorts described as a “roving exhibition platform” back in 2008 and has seen its increasing success since
On June 19th (Father’s Day), Ryan Trecartin opens his first large-scale museum exhibition in New York, at MoMA PS1 , Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever . The work is an epic video piece in seven pseudo-linear installments: Trill-ogy Comp contains the three “sections,” K-CoreaINC.K (section a) , Sibling Topics (section a) , and P.opular S.ky (section ish) ; and Re’Search Wait’S comprises four, titled Ready , The Re’Search , Roamie View: History Enhancement , and Temp Stop . Through these films, Trecartin assembles an all-star/no-star cast of Miami locals, artist and friend collaborators, yoga professionals, out of work tween stars from Orlando, and reality TV “performers” to address topics like: “transumerism,” or, consumerism through experience; forgoing the importance of who one is in favor of where; the practicality of hobbyism in the face of careerism; “tween-aged” microcosms; stereotypical international homogenization; and sibling dynamics between quadruplets who reside at different points on the transgender spectrum—among other pressing multi-generational, post-cyber/pre-hotel concerns.
In one of 2011’s most anticipated modern art exhibitions, and already one of the best, Gagosian Gallery in New York opened its thrilling Pablo Picasso exhibition in April to great reviews, titled “Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L’Amour Fou”.
Gayle Wells Mandle and Julia Mandle are presenting a collaborative, mother-and-daughter show at LTMH Gallery, on view through May 20.
Li Songsong Escape, 2010 oil on canvas 55-1/8″ x 9′ 6-3/16″ (140 cm x 290 cm) © 2011 Li Songsong Photo by: Yan Ronghui This spring, celebrated Chinese artist Li Songsong will be presenting his first solo show in the United States.