Hannah Greely: Busy Box @ Parker Gallery In Los Angeles

Hannah Greely is known for her imaginative sculptures of commonplace objects that teeter on the edge of the absurd, the artist’s works are simultaneously imbued with a sense of ambiguity and humor, fantasy and reality. At turns uncanny and surreal, Greely’s subjects are both of and outside of this world. For this exhibition, the artist has created a colorful environment in which distinct works can be read in a loose narrative. Among the works on view are a standalone door, whose knobs, hinges, nails, and accessories are inlaid into the surface, denying the structure its traditional functionality. Elsewhere, suggestions of the home and built environment are echoed in a tabletop vase with flowers and wilted tools. Here, the vase becomes a domestic toolbox in which all elements playfully conform to the logic of plant life. Parker Gallery is open Thursday–Saturday, 12–6pm and by appointment. photographs courtesy of Parker Gallery


Jason Rhoades' 'Untitled' neon and wire sculpture on view at the American Exuberance exhibit in Miami at the The Rubell Family Collection opening November 30 in Miami.

American Exuberance

Stake: Art is Food for Thought and Food Costs Money, 1985

American Exuberance at the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation will include 64 artists and 190 artworks, 40 of which were made in 2011, many specifically for this exhibition. American Exuberance will occupy all 28 galleries in the 45,000 sq. ft. museum, and all works in the exhibition are drawn from the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation. On view from November 30 to July 27, 2012, 95 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL