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Savor that last sip summer. Time for school to start, kiddos. Our international exhibit listings have gathered some highlights. There’s an interesting smattering of 8-bit abstract painting, punk rock aesthetics, and some cartooning. Here’s our picks:
Tomer Aluf at Kansas Gallery, New York
September 6 – October 11, 2014
Tomer Aluf’s solo show at Kansas all use the word “Oi!!” as a point of departure. “Oi!!” has dual meanings–a British greeting and a subgenre of punk. Aluf’s gestural, humorous works deploy a cache of symbols and icons including boots, donkeys, mules, eyes, swastikas, Indian swastikas, dots, “Oi!!,” breasts, and even lobsters.
Wendy White presents “We” at Tivoligarage exterior / Tilburg, The Netherlands
July 29 – September 21, 2014
This is your last chance to see Wendy White’s site-specific project titled “We.” This piece is a send up of consumer sloganeering with references to self-starting and entrepreneurial branding. Works like We Never Close, and We Buy Gold & Silver speak to the Gold Rush, endless services, and even the “rarities” of contemporary art.
Douglas Melini at Eleven Rivington, New York
September 2 – October 5, 2014
If you’re in New York this Fall, head over to the Lower East Side to see Melini’s complex, intricate patterned-based abstractions.
“Shit Like Hair” at White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO
September 6 – October 18, 2014
In light of the current climate, Missouri could use more group shows like this one. Viewers will find funny faces, figurative sculptures, and yes, hair. The show includes work by Math Bass, Michael Bauer, Sebastian Black, Gaylen Gerber, Ann Greene Kelly, Gavin Kenyon, Susan Te Kahurangi King, and John Riepenhoff.
Michael Raedecker’s “Record” at Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
September 13 – October 25, 2014
Raedecker continues to combine sewing and stitching with minimal paint handling in his show at Max Hetzler. His subtle use of thread emphasize the contours of quiet landscapes giving the audience pause.
Amy Feldman’s “High Sign” at Blackston Gallery, New York
September 12 -October 26, 2014
For Feldman’s second solo show at Blackston, she continues to explore greys, this time in abstracted repeating forms. Here, her use of formal doubling acts as a sophisticated form of quoting.
Kaws at Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, California
September 13 – October 31, 2014
If you’re on the West Coast, head over to Honor Fraser Gallery. KAWS returns to LA with a new series of drawings, paintings, and sculptures. These latest works offer up bold gestural abstractions reminiscent of Ab-Ex circa 1950. KAWS’ bright color and 3-D surfaces, result in cartoon-like works that are both fun and satirical.