Rachel Eulena Williams in Brooklyn Rail

How to Get Free of the Rectangle By Louis Block Absent any punctuation, How to Get Free of the Rectangle reads as a directive. Decades ago, it might have been a longing question, but now painting’s rectangle has been bent, torn, re-sewn, and looped in on itself, so it might be easy to scoff at the premise and how far removed it is from the radical. But this modest survey accomplishes a …
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Sara Cwynar in Ninu Nina

ARTIST SARA CWYNAR By: Leila Antakly In May 2022 artist Sara Cwynar will be the next artist in residence at HORIZON, a new foundation in Los Angeles. Her residency follows HORIZON’s inaugural artist-in-residence Laurie Kang and also comes after Cwynar’s solo exhibition at ICA LA. About Sara Cwynar  Born 1985, Vancouver, BC, Canada. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA.  Sara Cwynar has exhibited at MoMA, MoMA PS1 and Foxy …
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Hangama Amiri Included in 2023 Sharjah Biennial – Art Review

Artists for 2023 Sharjah Biennial revealed The artists who will show at the fifteenth Sharjah Biennial have been announced. The exhibition Thinking Historically in the Present was conceived by Okwui Enwezor before the curator’s death in 2019 and has been implemented by the Sharjah Foundation’s director Hoor Al Qasimi. The work of the 140 artists will be shown in venues across the emirate including a vegetable market, a power station and a …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill in The Guardian

Cyborgs, sirens and a singing murderer: the thrilling, oligarch-free Venice Biennale – review By Adrian Searle Wonders and marvels, the beautiful and the terrible, the celebratory and the morbid all fill the 59th Venice Biennale. Business as usual, you might say, but there are no trillionaire oligarch yachts moored by the Giardini and there is less razzmatazz all round. As well as being the first biennale since the pandemic, this is …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill in Artnet News

In Pictures: Take a Tour of the Venice Biennale’s Giardini Section, Which Is Full of Inventive Abstraction and the Art of Magic By Ben Davis To view the full photo essay visit Artnet News For more information about Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000  

Kate Newby in Wallpaper

Reclaim the Earth, urge artists at Paris’ Palais de Tokyo By Amy Serafin Reclaim the Earth’ is both the title and the rallying cry of a new group exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. It looks beyond the Western model to other ways of existing in the world, where humans are an integral part of the environment rather than a dominating, and often destructive, force. ‘I am convinced …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill in Frieze

The Collective Feminist Agency of ‘The Milk of Dreams’ In a cavernous Central Pavilion, ‘The Milk of Dreams’ reminds us that feminist triumphs and struggles stretch beyond time and geography By Vanessa Peterson Curated by Cecilia Alemani, director of New York’s High Line Art, ‘The Milk of Dreams’ has garnered significant attention – not least for being the first edition of the Venice Biennale to take place for three years, …
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Daniel Rios Rodriguez in Glasstire

Glasstire counts down the top five art events in Texas. 1. Texan: Part 1 VSF Texas (Dallas) April 22 – May 15, 2022 From Various Small Fires: “Various Small Fires is proud to present its inaugural exhibition at VSF Texas, the gallery’s newest location situated in Downtown Dallas. Presented in two parts, Texan celebrates the rich contributions Texas-born artists have made to the landscape of contemporary art and offers a homecoming for …
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Sara Cwynar in CBC News

Look up! At Vancouver’s Capture Photography Festival, images are where you least expect them By Leah Collins The average SkyTrain commuter might not realize it, but for the month of April, a trip on the Canada Line doubles as entry to Vancouver’s Capture Photography Festival. Opening Friday, and running through April 29, the festival celebrates the best in contemporary “lens-based” art, and it’s the largest event of its kind in western …
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Sara Cwynar in The Georgia Straight

Capture Photography Festival will present subtly subversive public art by Sara Cwynar By Charlie Smith Vancouver-born and Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Sara Cwynar has already hit the big time well in advance of her 40th birthday. The Yale graduate’s art is already in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and several other high-profile institutions. And soon, one …
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Jagdeep Raina Reviewed in Artforum

Jagdeep Raina at the Textile Museum of Canada By Charlene K. Lau Softness is power, especially in a world that puts so much faith in unyielding hardness. The works in Jagdeep Raina’s exhibition “Chase” embrace tenderness and the pursuit of dreams through immigrant life. His art—via embroidered tapestries, quilts, drawings, and videos—captures moments from the lives of Kashmiri and Punjabi Sikh communities around the globe. Each piece seeks to highlight …
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Daniel Rios Rodriguez Interviewed in Glasstire

An Interview with Daniel Rios Rodriguez By Colette Copeland I met with Daniel Rios Rodriguez in early January at his studio in south San Antonio. We discussed his connection and commitment to the land, his family, and painting. His work is well known internationally and nationally, but has not received as much attention in his home state of Texas. Over the last three years, he has had solo exhibitions in Dublin, Los …
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Sara Cwynar Reviewed in Variable West

The Importance of Meaningless Things: Sara Cwynar at ICA LA By Sarah Fensom “Oh, this was Barney’s!” a group of Issey Miyake-clad septuagenarian women squealed in recognition. They were sitting on a red, elbow macaroni-shaped bench, watching Glass Life (2021), Sara Cwynar’s six-channel video installation in the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Glass Life features footage of the upscale New York department store in its highly publicized last days. The footage is a …
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“8 Americans” Featuring Jennie Jieun Lee Reviewed in Artforum

8 Americans – Chart By Dawn Chan If you found yourself thinking that the artists included in “8 Americans”—Hyegyeong Choi, Tishan Hsu, Byron Kim, Antonia Kuo, Timothy Lai, Jennie Jieun Lee, Kang Seung Lee, and Jean Shin—had anything in common . . . well, that was on you. And therein lies the question and provocation of this exhibition: What does it mean to mount a show featuring Asian American artists …
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Georgia Dickie in Celine Art Projects

Georgia Dickie at Celine Paris Duphot “SMILE”, 2013 RUBBER, WOOD, ALUMINIUM 10 To view more information visit the Celine Website For more information about Georgia Dickie please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Sami Tsang in The Globe and Mail

Pandemic life has taken away the much-needed element of surprise By Odessa Paloma Parker […] The last time I felt a rush (without the risk, mind you) was in January on the opening day of Toronto art gallery Cooper Cole’s latest exhibition, Separate/Together. While winding my way through the collection of pieces, I was taken aback by a ceramic work by Sami Tsang. Titled Still We Rise, it’s a female figure …
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Separate/Together in Artoronto.ca

Separate/Together at Cooper Cole Gallery By Zhiyi Fang The title of the exhibition at Cooper Cole Gallery, Separate/Together, calls to mind the feeling of being separated but together, a feeling that all of us have experienced during the pandemic lockdown. What happens when separate materials are combined in a new way? Cooper Cole Gallery presents the group exhibition Separate/Together, featuring both Canadian and international aritsts: Gaëlle Choisne, Sharona Franklin, ektor garcia, Maureen Gruben, …
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Rachel Eulena Williams in Culture Type

On View: See Images from ‘Rachel Eulena Williams: Joy and Rain’ Exhibition Features New Sculptural Paintings at Xavier Hufkens Gallery in Brussels To view the full article visit Culture Type For more information about Rachel Eulena Williams please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000  

Scott Treleven in The Guardian

Escape reality: images at the edge, from Kashmir to the cosmos – in pictures A current series of untitled collages. Scott Treleaven creates bipartite constructions from more than two decades’ worth of his own 35mm snapshots, pairing ancient marble statues with abstracted architecture and a milky blue sky with a vase of flowers rendered in black and white. To view the full article visit The Guardian For more information about …
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Brie Ruais Reviewed in Art & Object

Brie Ruais: Inside her Process & Partnership with Clay By Barbara A. MacAdam At 130 pounds, Brie Ruais is equal in weight and material substance to her collaborator: clay. Each work they embark on involves pulling out the partner’s guts and pushing them into a shape. Ruais is generous in ascribing authorship: “I let the body and clay lead,” she has said. Her most recent show, at albertz benda gallery …
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Vikky Alexander in Artnet News

Editors’ Picks: 9 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week 1. “Tuesday Night Talks: Vikky Alexander” at the Audain Art Museum, Whistler, Canada The Audain Art Museum kicks off season three of its virtual Tuesday Night Talks programming with Canada’s Vikky Alexander, whose piece Orange Ceiling (2010) was recently acquired by the institution. The photographer, sculptor, and installation artist will speak with director and chief curator Curtis Collins about her career—including her ties to the …
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Brie Ruais in The Brooklyn Rail

The Proof in the Print By Brie Ruais I used to know an artist who carried a small copper plate in her daily tote bag. It accumulated the scratches and marks made by other objects in her bag as they rubbed against each other with her body’s movement throughout the day. I think of my body as that plate, accumulating all kinds of physical and psychical scratches from floating around …
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Scott Treleaven in Art Basel Highlights

Seven artists redefining photography A pivotal figure of underground cinema and queer zines of the 1990s, Scott Treleaven (presented by Cooper Cole, Toronto) has a practice that spans collage, film, video, drawing, photography, and installation. Most recently, he has translated a text-based cut-up technique popularized by William S. Burroughs into photographic language with an ongoing series of untitled collages. He creates bipartite constructions from more than two decades’ worth of his own 35 …
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Sara Cwynar in Hyperallergic

Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for February 2022 When: February 5–May 29 Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1717 East 7th Street, Downtown, Los Angeles) The ICA LA is simultaneously opening two exciting exhibitions: the first museum survey of Jama Cyrus and a presentation of Sara Cwynar’s most recent video works. Cyrus’s exhibition spans two decades of his work, including sculptures, assemblages, and textiles that mine African American identity, with …
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Sara Cwynar Solo Exhibition at ICA Los Angeles

Sara Cwynar: Apple Red/Grass Green/Sky Blue Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles February 05-May 29, 2022 Sara Cwynar: Apple Red/Grass Green/Sky Blue is the first exhibition of works by New York-based Canadian artist Sara Cwynar (b. 1985, Vancouver, BC) in Los Angeles. Cwynar is known for her photographs and films illustrating how design and popular images work on our psyches and visual strategies infiltrate our consciousness. This presentation focuses on the artist’s recent …
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Brie Ruais in Whitehot Magazine

Brie Ruais: Some Things I Know About Being in a Body at Albertz Benda By Vittoria Benzine This week marks your last opportunity to see Some Things I Know About Being in a Body, the latest solo show by Brooklyn-based sculptor Brie Ruais—her second with Chelsea-based gallery Albertz Benda. The exhibition features fifteen wall-mounted assemblages of glazed stoneware imprinted with the abstract expressions of Ruais’s form, along with three archival prints and two process …
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Brie Ruais Reviewed in Hyperallergic

Using Clay to Concretize the Psychological State of Being Wounded By Daniel Larkin In her clay relief sculptures, Brie Ruais explores the exit wound and its deep psychological implications. For example, in “Exiting Wound, 130 Pounds of Clay,” there is a jagged hole at the center of the relief, with several lines radiating out. Ruais concretizes in clay Ocean Vuong’s metaphor. His 2016 book Night Sky with Exit Wounds suggests many of us bear …
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Rachel Eulena Williams reviewed in Wallpaper Magazine

Rachel Eulena Williams weaves poetry and abstraction in Brussels By Harriet Lloyd-Smith The work of Rachel Eulena Williams is not strictly painting or sculpture. It occupies an intuitive and improvisational middle ground: fragmented compositions that are hand-glued, stitched, knotted and lashed together but also painted, with pigment functioning as both essential structure and embellishment. Despite this layered approach, the Miami-born, New York-based artist always begins with the same humble material: rolls of …
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Sara Cwynar in The International Film Festival Rotterdam

Sara Cwynar’s Glass Life Selected for Ammodo Tiger Short Competition Glass Life is a dynamic configuration of images and video accumulated over the years on the artist’s hard drives. From her studio, the artist uses her computer and various studio set-ups to make sense of her visual archive – and the world outside. Luscious pictures of food, political figures, screen idols, sportswomen, Instagram models, grand artworks, cartoon characters, emojis and self-portraits, …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill in Contemporary Art Issue

Introduction: 7 Emerging Artists To Watch in 2022 1. Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill We start off our list with the Canadian artist Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill. Born in 1979 in Comox, British Columbia, 2021 was the year of Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill. With her solo exhibition Projects at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Hill launched herself to the higher tiers of the art world and is set to be one of …
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Jagdeep Raina Interviewed by the AGO

Chase for More Artist Jagdeep Raina explores the interplay of memory and migration of the Sikh diaspora in his travelling solo exhibition Chase at the Textile Museum of Canada through March 19, 2022. Chase, an intimate exhibition by artist Jagdeep Raina, takes visitors on a journey through an array of personal stories and records of the Sikh diaspora – all drawn from his own lived experience as a community member and those …
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Jennie Jieun Lee in Cultured Magazine

At New York’s Chart Gallery, “8 Americans” Celebrates Asian American Artists By Annabel Keenan Clara Ha, director of Tribeca’s Chart gallery in New York had long wanted to stage an exhibition of multigenerational Asian American artists. In a year marked by shocking, violent crimes against Asian people in the Unites States, the need for such a show became increasingly clear. “As a gallerist and first generation Asian American citizen with …
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Sara Cwynar Reviewed on Femme Art Review

Cant Buy Me Love: A Review of Sara Cwynar’s Source By Madeline Bogoch   “Beauty is a currency system like the gold standard,” claimed writer Naomi Wolf in her 1990 bestseller The Beauty Myth. I hesitate to open with this quote, as much of the book has not aged well, and Wolf’s recent gleeful tirades against vaccination and public health measures have further discredited any cultural authority the text still held. Despite these …
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Eve Tagny and Timothy Yanick Hunter to Participate in Bamako Biennale

Rencontres de Bamako Reveals Artist List for 2022: Roughly 75 artists from Africa and the Global Diaspora have been invited to the next Bamako Encounters, taking place from October to December 2022. Timothy Yanick Hunter: Volcanic Spine, Installation View, Cooper Cole, Toronto The team of Bamako Encounters announces the artists who will be participating in the 13th edition of the singular photographic and lens-based art biennale on the African continent. …
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Fin Simonetti on Cindy Ji Hye Kim – Artforum

THE ARTISTS’ ARTISTS: Twenty-three artists reflect on 2021 […] Exquisitely executed and packed with literary references, ecclesiastical symbols, and goth humor, the works in “Soliloquy for Two” fold into Cindy Ji Hye Kim’s larger world-building project. Central to the show were seven paintings on silk, suspended from the ceiling to form a sort of floating chapel. Pulled across custom-shaped stretcher bars, these double-sided hangings revealed and partially obscured scenes of …
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Rachel Eulena Williams in The New York Times

Best Art Exhibitions of 2021 By Holland Cotter and Roberta Smith […] The very beginning of the year brought signs that excellent debuts might be in the offing. Canada introduced Rachel Eulena Williams’s colorful, irregular wall pieces, which combined discarded pieces of paper and plastic, using string, into collages unhinged and set free (among their predecessors: the shaped paintings of Elizabeth Murray, the attenuated sand and fabric sculptures of Senga Nengudi …
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Brie Ruais in Artnet News

Editors’ Picks: 11 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week By Sarah Cascone 6. “Brie Ruais: Some Things I Know About Being in a Body” at Albertz Benda, New York For the last 10 years, Brie Ruais has made each of her gestural sculptures from 130 pounds of clay, matching her body weight. This past August, she harvested clay from the wild for the first time, collecting hundreds of pounds of …
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Hangama Amiri Receives the MobileCoin Art Prize

NADA Announces Three Recipients of the MobileCoin Art Prize NADA and MobileCoin are pleased to announce three recipients of the inaugural MobileCoin Art Prize, an award that highlights, celebrates, and supports artwork addressing the critical topic of privacy. Writer and curator Andrew Berardini and MobileCoin Art Director and contemporary artist Inga Bard selected three artists and projects that underlined the importance and nuances of the topic of privacy to share the award: …
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Sara Cwynar in Artforum

TEST AND TRACE: On the evanescent poetry of Performa 2021 By Rachel Valinsky […] Starkly different in style was the next piece on view: Sara Cwynar’s Down at the Arcade, which also took attention as its subject, though this time via an ever-growing cache of images, texts, objects, and artifacts that form the expanded imaginary of this kitsch encyclopedist’s maximalist archive. Produced in the former fast-fashion Topshop flagship on Fifth …
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Sara Cwynar in Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist

Sara Cwynar in Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist On the occasion of the exhibition Giosetta Fioroni: Alter Ego at Luxembourg + Co., London, the gallery will host an online Zoom talk between Hans Ulrich Obrist and Sara Cwynar. The conversation will echo themes from both Obrist’s contribution to our latest Fioroni catalogue, and Cwynar’s recent filmic works, Red Film (2018), which will form part of the screening the day before, and Glass Life (2021), which premiered …
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Hangama Amiri Interviewed in Arte East

Artist Spotlight with Hangama Amiri ArteEast: Can you tell us about your work in general and the main themes you return to in your practice? Hangama Amiri: In my art practice I explore a range of personal and collective social experiences that revolve around Afghanistan—my now estranged homeland. On a personal level, I often engage with my childhood memories of growing up in Kabul and Tajikistan. On a larger social level, …
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Jagdeep Raina featured in ArtsEverywhere

Threads of Solidarity: Into the Archives with Jagdeep Raina By Curtis Walker Guelph-based artist Jagdeep Raina’s embroidery could be described as expressive, even though it is meticulously rendered in thousands of precise stitches. His style, a skewed and complex patchwork of colours and forms, was honed in his earlier mixed media works—large, dense charcoal and pastel renderings of friends, family, and community members. Recently, Raina has found inspiration working with …
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Jagdeep Raina in Contemporary Art Daily

Jagdeep Raina at Blaffer Art Museum, Houston To view the full post visit Contemporary Art Daily For more information about Jagdeep Raina please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Sara Cwynar in Brooklyn Rail

Down at the Arcade By Sara Cwynar My work often starts with hundreds of pages of text and thousands of images that get distilled down to a few minutes of something. I do think it comes from some existential impulse to save everything, which is a product of our time—we’re always screenshotting and taking pictures and saving everything, creating our own individual archives that we will never have a chance …
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Hangama Amiri Reviewed in Artoronto.ca

Hangama Amiri at Cooper Cole By Georgia Gardner What is the feeling of “home”? How do we know when we’ve found it? Textile artist Hangama Amiri, in her first exhibition at Cooper Cole gallery, reflects on the aspects of life that make up what home is: the banalities, the human connection, and our relationship to nature. This exhibition entitled Mirrors and Faces is an exploration of the diaspora identity, which includes the deeply …
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Daniel Rios Rodriguez Reviewed in Independent.ie

Capturing the sensation of a season in transition By Niall MacMonagle Daniel Rios Rodriguez grew up in Texas, Germany, California, Virginia, Panama… and back to Germany, where, he says, “I lived in Nürnberg and Bamberg, for all four years of high school.” His Mexican father had enlisted in the US Army in the 1970s, his mother, a Mexican-American with Kiowa Native American ancestry, was from San Antonio, where Rios Rodriguez …
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Artist Talk: Jagdeep Raina at Blaffer Art Museum

Jagdeep Raina talk in conjunction with his exhibition Bonds at Blaffer Art Museum, Houston To learn more about the exhibition visit the Blaffer Art Museum website For more information about Jagdeep Raina please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Jagdeep Raina Reviewed in Artforum

Critic’s Picks: Hardeep Pandhal and Jagdeep Raina at Jhaveri Contemporary By Skye Arundhati Thomas On view as part of the two-artist show “You migrate, we migrate, you displace, we displace,” Jagdeep Raina’s Club Kali, 2020, is a piece of bone-white muslin finished in lilac, silver, and gold phulkari, a Punjabi form of decorative embroidery. Running down the fabric is a delicately stitched poem flanked on either side by figures. Two people kiss …
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Jagdeep Raina Reviewed in Hyperallergic

Faced With a Complex Sense of Home, Jagdeep Raina Turns to Art by Lauren Moya Ford HOUSTON — People and places are the central concerns of Ontario-based artist Jagdeep Raina. The artist’s lyrical drawings, delicate textiles, and meditative films are filled with farmers, families, and lovers who gather at storefronts and gates and on boats. These are the protagonists and thresholds of the modern Kashmiri and Punjabi diasporas to which Raina, who was …
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Fin Simonetti in Conceptual Fine Arts

At the tender edge of violence: Fin Simonetti By Veronica Gisondi There’s a park in Manhattan near Union Square; it’s a beautiful park. There’s a huge spiked fence all the way around it, and a locked gate.” Only those who own an apartment close to it – that is, real estate – “have the key to get in.” Security, safety, comfort and protection, together with the symbols and beliefs that …
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Sara Cwynar in The New York Times

4 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now By Martha Schwendener The Germans have a nice term to describe the tsunami of images that overtook us in the digital revolution of the 1980s and ’90s: Bilderflut, or the “image flood.” Sara Cwynar doesn’t mention this term in her six-channel video “Glass Life” at Foxy Production. (The show’s title comes instead from Shoshana Zuboff’s 2019 book “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” …
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Jagdeep Raina Reviewed in Mid-Day

The Memory of Displacement By Ela Das While Canada-based artist Jagdeep Raina has only visited India once as a teenager in 2005, his family held their roots here for generations, being forced to flee from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in 1947 after facing the trauma of violence during the country’s Independence. And, like every family that was displaced during the unstable political and communal climate at the time, they had to find …
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Sara Cwynar Performance in PERFORMA Biennial 2021

Sara Cwynar’s First Live Performance at New York’s Performa Biennial Performa, the first and only live visual art performance biennial, is pleased to announce details for the ninth edition of its city-wide biennial. Taking place almost entirely outdoors from October 12–31, the program will focus on New York City as it re-emerges from a prolonged traumatic experience that has radically altered our way of life, affecting the larger social infrastructure as …
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Sara Cwynar Featured in Art Forum

Sara Cwynar on finding desire in the world of images I STARTED GLASS LIFE at the very beginning of lockdown. I had just finished a show of Red Film (2018) in London which began to deal with some of these themes: trying to define a self against an endless wash of images and input, and trying to find what is true or real, but not being able to grasp onto anything. During the pandemic, …
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Sara Cwynar Reviewed in Art Agenda

Sara Cwynar’s “Glass Life” By R.H. Lossin Early in T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets (1941), we are told to get out: “Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind / Cannot bear very much reality.” Part of Eliot’s poem makes up a small fraction of the voiceover narration to Sara Cwynar’s six-channel video installation Glass Life (2021), a maximalist meditation on living amongst ever-accumulating and constantly moving images. Glass Life is as dense audially as it …
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Sara Cwynar at the Centre Pompidou

Sara Cwynar in The Image and its Double “L’Image et son double” features some sixty works from the Centre Pompidou collection, by some twenty international artists, including: Pierre Boucher, Man Ray, Raoul Ubac, Constantin Brancusi, Berenice Abbott, Hirofumi Isoya, Miklos Erdely, Timm Ulrichs, Paolo Gioli, Sara Cwynar, Kanji Wakae, Wallace Berman, Bruno Munari, Pati Hill, Eric Rondepierre, Susan Meiselas, and Philipp Goldbach. Several of the works presented are recent acquisitions, …
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Sara Cwynar Reviewed in The New Yorker

Sara Cwynar’s exhibition Glass Life at Foxy Production is reviewed in The New Yorker By Andrea K. Scott The startlingly seductive, earnest, and beautiful six-part video “Glass Life,” by Sara Cwynar (on view at Foxy Production through Oct. 23), is about the frictionless world of scrolling and swiping, in which the past and the future collapse into a tantalizing now that somehow remains just out of reach. (The work’s title phrase is …
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Geoff McFetridge in Hype Art

Geoff McFetridge Presents “Sleeping Shapes” at Half Gallery By Shawn Ghassemitari Half Gallery New York is playing host to a new exhibition by acclaimed Canadian artist, Geoff McFetridge. In “Sleeping Shapes,” McFetridge brings his minimal and colorful aesthetic across a series of paintings that illustrate invisible forces, such as dreams, feelings, and ideas. The Los Angeles-based artist is known globally for his ability to distill complex ideas into simplified shapes and messaging. …
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Jennie Jieun Lee on Contemporary Art Daily

Jennie Jieun Lee: Sowing as the World Ends at Cooper Cole To view the full post visit Contemporary Art Daily For more information about Jennie Jieun Lee please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Sara Cwynar Solo Exhibition at Foxy Production

Sara Cwynar: Glass Life at Foxy Production Sara Cwynar’s latest solo exhibition at Foxy Production is a new six channel film, “Glass Life.” The work is an immersive, multi-voiced meditation on the relationship between images and the self. On differently sized projection screens, the film travels through advertising, art, fashion, design, philosophy, and politics, while three digitized swimmers on monitors act as witnesses and audience members. Contemplating the limits of …
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Scott Treleaven at Tang Teaching Museum

Scott Treleaven included in the exhibition Look After Each Other: Intimacy and Community at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College Scott Treleaven, Look After Each Other, 2013, digital print from oil stick and gouache on paper HIV/AIDS is a medical condition that has lasting social consequences on the afflicted and their communities. Since the epidemic began in the 1980s, some folks with HIV/AIDS have reported feeling socially segregated. In response, …
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Georgia Dickie Reviewed in Artforum

By Dan Adler With characteristic insight, Roland Barthes once expounded on Gustave Flaubert’s treatment of a room belonging to a certain Madame Aubain, going all in when descriptively dwelling upon the sort of inconsequential qualities normally deemed extraneous to the exposition of plot. Such minutiae may possess an incomparable importance if one takes the time to savor them. Resolutely avoiding precious materials, Georgia Dickie has produced a process-oriented project that …
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In Conversation with Jennie Jieun Lee: on her solo exhibition, Sowing as the World Ends

  Jennie Jieun Lee is an artist who challenges the conventions of ceramic sculpture. Embracing the inherent vulnerability of the medium—that is often tamed by its practitioners—Lee fires her works in various states of uprightness and collapse, and pours copious amounts of glaze on them. Disrupting ceramic’s historical association with controlled domesticity, Lee creates busts, vessels, and paintings that oscillate between the deliberate and accidental, and the decorative and distorted. …
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Sara Cwynar’s Glass Life in Hyperallergic

Gleefully Voyeuristic, Sara Cwynar Invites Us to Spy on the Workings of Consumerism By Isabel Ling With the championing of minimalism in the face of environmental disaster, it seems as if consumption has never been more villainized. These attitudes are as much a consequence of the current pace of consumerism as they are a form of retaliation to optimized online shopping platforms and fast fashion conglomerates; the arc of desire …
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Vikky Alexander in Capture Photo Festival

Vikky Alexander: Between Dreaming & Living March 18, 2021 – March 15, 2022 Fraser St & East 15th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Curated by Emmy Lee Wall Since the 1980s, Vikky Alexander’s practice, which includes photography, sculpture, installation, and collage, has examined cultures of desire and utopian ideals. Early in her career, Alexander initiated what turned out to be a long-term interest in the use of appropriated imagery from magazines and other popular media …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill Hosting Panel at MoMA

An Artist Panel on Gifting, In Conjunction with Projects: Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill at MoMA Tuesday August 10, 2021 8:00–9:30 p.m. Online This event is a collaboration between the American Indian Community House and MoMA. Join a conversation exploring concepts of gifts and gifting with artists and musicians Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, Muriel Miguel, Laura Ortman, Skeena Reece, George Stonefish, Tania Willard, and Tracy Williams. The conversation will be moderated by Tailinh …
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Jagdeep Raina in GQ India

4 new art shows in Mumbai to check out By Shikha Sethi Jhaveri Contemporary is on a roll. And its next show promises to hit all the right notes. Pairing two fresh new voices, Canadian-based artist Jagdeep Raina and UK-based artist Hardeep Pandhal, expect boldness, energy, acerbity and playful complexity. Raina’s research-based mixed media works that bring together various strands of pop culture, including album covers, portraiture and phulkari embroidery, …
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Kara Hamilton in Urban Milwaukee

“Curtain Wall” Is Latest Installation For Sculpture Milwaukee By Angeline Terry Eyes are quite literally on the lakefront with artist Kara Hamilton’s installation titled “Curtain Wall,” the latest addition to Sculpture Milwaukee’s 2021/22 show. The piece is being installed on the campus of the Milwaukee Art Museum at 700 N. Art Museum Dr. It will feature two eyes made from recycled Tyndall limestone surrounded by a wall of cream city brick. “Curtain Wall” is named …
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Geoff McFetridge in ArtToronto.ca

By Bronwen Cox In times of isolation, even the most mundane of interactions feels significant and exceptional. Geoff McFetridge’s solo exhibition, Us As A Landscape, Recent Figures for the Film My Blue Suit, displays the artist’s paintings of people in public spaces. In elevating everyday moments as visual art, McFetridge’s figures explore the connectedness and unfamiliarity of strangers. Bringing them to the gallery’s space gives visitors a chance to meet them and …
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Brie Ruais Interviewed by Artnet News

How Brie Ruais Uses Her Own Body to Shape Her Clay Sculptures, and the Desert Sounds That Keep Her Motivated Brie Ruais making her ceramic sculpture. Photo courtesy of the artist and Albertz Benda Gallery, New York. For every work of art that Brie Ruais makes, she starts with her body weight in clay, bringing new meaning to the term “life-size” sculpture. The Brooklyn-based artist pushes, pulls, and scrapes the clay …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill Reviewed in Galleries West

Artist uses tobacco to explore concepts of land, property and history at the Museum of Modern Art By Aruna D’Souza The first thing you encounter when you enter the street-level gallery at the Museum of Modern Art that contains Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill’s first solo show in the United States – even through your mandatory mask – is the musky, sickly sweet aroma of tobacco leaves. The smell emanates from objects …
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Jagdeep Raina Solo Exhibition at Blaffer Art Museum

Jagdeep Raina: Bonds at Blaffer Art Museum June 26—October 24, 2021 Jagdeep Raina illustrates and reimagines stories and scenes from across the Kashmiri and Punjabi diasporas. Through drawings, writings, paintings, weavings, and videos, Raina examines diverse histories of transnational migration and mobility and their effects on contemporary life. The artist often draws upon anecdotal histories as well as personal and public archives as source material for his figurative works—blending familial …
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Sara Cwynar Reviewed in Blind Magazine

Sara Cwynar’s Multilayered Exploration of Beauty and Consumerism By Miss Rosen The Pictures Generation of the 1970s ushered in a new era of photography, one that helped catapult its prominence within the contemporary art world, as artists took up the camera to explore the intersection between identity, iconography, and ideology in American culture. Half a century later, digital technology has democratized the production and proliferation of images, creating a veritable deluge …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill Reviewed in Hyperallergic

Working With Tobacco, Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill Offers Decolonial Possibilities by Daniella Brito Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill’s first US solo museum exhibition inundates the viewer with the tantalizing, musky scent of tobacco. The plant is the principal material in the Métis artist’s show at MoMA, which juxtaposes, across sculpture and drawing, tobacco’s Indigenous history alongside its colonial legacy. Hill recently became the first exhibiting MoMA artist to withdraw from museum programming in solidarity with the …
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Georgia Dickie featured in Soanyway

Georgia Dickie – Jerky Out, Gnar In By Derek Horton Jerky Out, Gnar In was a solo exhibition by the Canadian artist Georgia Dickie at Cooper Cole in Toronto, 6 March – 15 May 2021 ​Although written over thirty years ago, the following observation by the writer and critic John Roberts describes very well an important aspect of Georgia Dickie’s current practice: “By creating the new from the old, by reworking that …
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Georgia Dickie in ARToronto.ca

Georgia Dickie at Cooper Cole Gallery by Olivia Musselwhite The exact moment that an object becomes art is highly subjective and is without a definitive or singular answer. Is it when an object is chosen with artistic purpose in mind? Or is it when the object’s original function is abandoned? Could the final transition be the labeling of the object as ‘sculpture’? And if so, who has the authority to …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill in Frieze Magazine

The Top Shows To See in New York Right Now From Nina Katchadourian’s first survey at Pace Gallery to Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill’s probings of the Indigenous economics of tobacco at the Museum of Modern Art, these are the must-see shows in New York […] 4. Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill: Museum of Modern Art A multitude of flags hangs above a colony of plush bunny-human shapeshifters who recline, tease or kneel like …
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Brie Ruais Featured in Rice University News

Mutual recognition: Brie Ruais moves heaven and earth at the Moody by Katharine Shilcutt Earth in all its forms spreads across the Moody Center for the Arts like nature reclaiming a structure after its inhabitants have left. A long streak of smeared clay beginning on one wall at the entrance leads your eye into the Moody’s main galleries, where artist Brie Ruais’ work has transformed them — both inside and out …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill Reviewed in Frieze Magazine

Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill Counterblasts Tobacco’s Colonial Past By Caitlin Chaisson A multitude of flags hangs above a colony of plush bunny-human shapeshifters who recline, tease or kneel like sentinels on plinths resembling rabbit hutches. Aromas of tobacco waft throughout the space and suffuse the artworks by Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, which are currently on view in the artist’s first US institutional solo at the Museum of Modern Art in Lenapehoking (New …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill in Hyperallergic

Exhibiting MoMA Artist Withdraws From Museum Events in Solidarity With Protesters by Hakim Bishara Artist Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, who currently has a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, has withdrawn from two activities at the museum in solidarity with the Strike MoMA protesters. Hill, a Métis artist and writer who lives and works in Canada, is the first MoMA artist to withdraw from programs at the museum since the weekly …
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Sara Cwynar Interview and Screening with MoMA

Sara Cwynar’s Red Film is included in the Hyundai Card Video Views online screening with MoMA By Lucy Gallun, Associate Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA In her work with both still and moving images, Sara Cwynar examines the ways in which our lives are mediated through whizzing image circulation and the reproduction of cut-up and reassembled images. As she puts it, “We built an idealized image world on top of the real …
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Brie Ruias at Moody Center for the Arts

Brie Ruais: Movement at the Edge of the Land June 5 – August 28, 2021 In the summer of 2021, the Moody Center for the Arts will present Brie Ruais: Movement at the Edge of the Land, the first institutional solo exhibition of the Brooklyn-based sculptor Brie Ruais (b. 1982, Southern California). The artist creates large-scale abstract ceramic pieces, which operate on the scale of an individual body yet dynamically engage the architectural …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill at the Museum of Modern Art

Projects: Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill Opens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York Organized by Lucy Gallun, Associate Curator, Department of Photography. On view through August 15, 2021. Prior to colonization, tobacco was among the most widely exchanged materials in the Americas. Later, it became the first currency in the North American colonies, used by the British settlers to leverage wages, taxes, and fines. However, “in Indigenous economies, tobacco …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill Reviewed in Brooklyn Rail

Projects: Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill By Ann C. Collins The wall text that introduces Projects: Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill at the Museum of Modern Art reminds me that I am standing “on the island of Manhattan in Lenapehoking, not far from where a Lenape village called Sapokanikan, or ‘tobacco field,’ was once located (in today’s Greenwich Village).” Tobacco, it seems, was never far from reach in the centuries preceding colonialism’s spread across the Americas. …
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Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill in Art Forum

Critic’s Picks New York: Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill at the Museum of Modern Art By Christopher Green In 1941, the exhibition “Indian Art of the United States” filled New York’s Museum of Modern Art with Indigenous works in order to transform their status from curios or ethnographic specimens to fine art. Eighty years later, the Métis artist Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill had a double-height wall in MoMA rubbed down with fresh tobacco …
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Paul P. in Border Crossings

Paul P.’s solo exhibition Gamboling Green is reviewed in Border Crossings By: Tatum Dooley When I think of Paul P.’s portraits, I think of a tilt of the head. Slightly off to one side, a gaze cast down or tilted up to the sky—neck outstretched and accessible. How do these postures articulate the space between shame and pride? Performed chasteness, a head down and eyes averted from the camera, works …
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Jagdeep Raina on Art Viewer

Jagdeep Raina’s solo exhibition at Soft Opening is featured on Art Viewer COOPER COLE and Soft Opening are pleased to present Memories Gave Birth to Hope, a solo exhibition of the work of Jagdeep Raina. This exhibition is a continuation of Raina’s installation at Picadilly Station which took place from December 3-January 24, 2021. This exhibition features a series of drawings and textile works by Raina that explore the birth of Bhangra music. Bhangra …
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Paul P. in National Gallery of Canada Magazine

Paul P. is feature Paul P.: Lyrical and Transient By Chris Hampton The subjects of Paul P.’s portraiture all display a kindred presence. The youthful men whom the Toronto-based artist paints and draws wear a range of expressions – ruminative or sullen, coy or ecstatic – but invariably, they appear engaged, active and unposed, as if caught in the middle of a moment. They share a disposition that expresses evanescence. …
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Sara Cwynar in Vanity Fair

14 of This Spring’s Best Art Books Sara Cwynar: Glass Life by Sara Cwynar Essays by Sheila Heti and Legacy Russell From Aperture Canadian artist Sara Cwynar’s images offer a critical exploration of the use of photography to package and sell beauty. From portraits layered behind beauty imagery, panty hoise, phone lines in Cwynar’s traditional style, to starkly contrasting photos of roses, and perfectly aligned postcards, the punchy colors and …
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Kate Newby on Art Viewer

Kate Newby featured on Art Viewer To view the full post visit Art Viewer. For more information about Kate Newby please contact the gallery: info@coopercolegallery.com +1.416.531.8000

Chrysanne Stathacos in BlackFlash Magazine

Chrysanne Stathacos: Calling Cards At the beginning of the pandemic’s first wave, Rhiannon Vogl had the unique opportunity to experience Chrysanne Stathacos’ work “1-900 Mirror Mirror” at Cooper Cole, Toronto. The interactive installation was first exhibited in New York in the 1990s in response to the AIDS crisis and continues to comfort and inspire as we struggle to envisage the future. By Rhiannon Vogl It’s summer 2020. Hot enough for …
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