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As a response to the ongoing COVD-19 pandemic, galleries have turned to online exhibitions to showcase the work of artists. Here’s what we’re digitally visiting this week.
Harold Ancart: Pools
David Zwirner is showing the work of Belgian sculptor Harold Ancart in online viewing room platform. The artist’s work represents the architectural structures of swimming pools that he made with styrofoam remnants from his studio. He then cast the styrofoam in concrete, and painted it. Ancart started this series in 2017, influenced by artists like Josef Albers, Jo Baer, Richard Diebenkorn, Peter Halley, and David Hockney.
“How Can We Think of Art at a Time Like This?”
Art at a Time Like This
This online exhibition brings together the work of a range of artists asked to respond to the global pandemic. Curators Barbara Pollack and Anne Verhallen got together in mid-March as a reaction to gallery and museum closures across the country. The website currently features the work of 24 artists, including Martha Wilson, Ai Weiwei, Amir H. Fallah, Mickalene Thomas, and Patricia Cronin. The exhibition promises to keep expanding and bringing in new artists according to the progression of the pandemic.
“Hell is a Place on Earth”
The online show presented by PPOW features the films of six artists: Carlos Motta, Guadalupe Maravilla, Carolee Schneemann, Hunter Reynolds, Suzanne Treister, and David Wojnarowicz. Each is unique to the artists’ practice but all confront bodily and societal restriction as well as destruction.
Pace presents an exhibition featuring 11 artists whose practice explores the meaning of materiality and its role in guiding expression and disrupting expectations. Examples of combining, mixing, and transforming, can be seen in work by Lynda Benglis, Arlene Shechet, Richard Tuttle, Lee Ufan, and more. Curated by Andria Hickey in collaboration with Joe Baptista and Danielle Forest, “Material Matters” challenges boundaries and power structures through unique point of views.
One-on-One: Adam Pendleton Untitled (WE ARE NOT)
Through this exhibition, Adam Pendleton explores the meaning of individuality and collectives as well as creative processes. This series of new paintings represents Pendleton’s interest in overlapping and contrasting territories between abstraction and language, control and disorder, minimalism and expressivity.
George Condo: Drawings for Distanced Figures
Hauser & Wirth
Hauser & Wirth presents drawings of George Condo the artist describes as being “composites of various psychological states.” In these works, he represents the current state of isolation and lack of human contact that we are currently all facing during this global pandemic. Condo is finding inspiration and meaning while alone in the studio.
Tom Wudl: The Flowerbank World
“The Flowerbank World” features around two dozen pieces from 2015 to 2020 by Tom Wudl, as well as early paper-punch abstractions from 1973, and an in-progress large-scale work that he started in 2018. Wudl draws inspiration from the Buddhist text, Avatamsaka Sutra (The Flower Ornament Scripture). Through his understanding of this spiritual teaching, Wudl creates colorful paintings, drawings, and prints, that are, however, not meant to be sacred.