'Surround Audience' – the third New Museum Triennial, curated by Lauren Cornell and Ryan Trecartin – opened at the New Museum, New York, in February 2015. Dan Fox reports on the highlights of the exhibition.
Widely acknowledged as an artist who defined his era, Mike Kelley (1954–2012) created a stunning and protean legacy that encompasses painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, performance, music, video, photography, collaborative works and critical texts. In the largest exhibition of his work ever organized—and the first comprehensive survey attempted since 1993—the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presentation of Mike Kelley will bring together over 200 works, spanning the artist’s 35-year career.
This exhibition is organized by Ann Goldstein (Stedelijk Museum Director), in cooperation with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. Curator of the first exhibition concept is Dr. Eva Meyer-Hermann.
James Kalm accepts an invitation to interview painter Karen Schwartz during her New York debut exhibition "Down the Rabbit Hole" at Bushwick's Life on Mars Gallery. Schwartz, a former Brooklynite who is now based in Atlanta Georgia and on Long Island, has painted for nearly twenty years while also practicing as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Schwartz approaches her paintings as one might a therapy session, with no distinct direction but with an openness to suggested imagery and an enthusiastic receptivity to unconscious manifestations. This mode of expression caries a legacy of classic Abstract Expressionism but with a view infused with an articulate appreciation of contemporary culture. A musical intro in provided by fiddler Matt Heckler recorded under the Arch at Washington Square Park.