GOOD TASTE is a collaborative project, curated by Paige Silveria, presenting an intimate take on the current state of arts and culture in our society. It blends various disciplines of contemporary art into the format of a group exhibition. GOOD TASTE simultaneously exists in the mainstream yet provokes and predicts the mainstream. Artists featured include Philip Ashley, Soft Baroque, Lisa Boalt, Ganna Bogdan, Erik Brunetti, Cali Thornhill DeWitt, DRx, Erik Foss, Taj François, Lukas Gansterer, Joe Garvey, Jan Gatewood, Julian Klincewicz, Alex Knost, Stephen McClintock, Jason Nocito, Hassan Rahim, Shay Semple, B. Thom Stevenson, Nick Stewart, Devin Troy Strother, Peter Sutherland and Stephen Zerbe. GOOD TASTE was on view from August 22-28 at 801 Mateo Street in The Arts District of DTLA.
Quid est veritas?, a multi-generational group exhibition exploring the concept of philosophical truth, is now on view at Annka Kultys Gallery. Through works by AES+F, Morehshin Allahyari, Imre Bak, crocodilePOWER, Simon Denny, Eva and Franco Mattes, Joseph Kosuth, Olia Lialina, Signe Pierce, Timur Si-Qin, and Theo Triantafyllidis, curator Anton Svyatsky scrutinizes the cognitive mechanisms by which humans operate the label of truth. The concept of truth has been and remains a central subject of philosophy, and yet its definition has proved elusive for thousands of years. In a time of universal deceit, propaganda, political truth-bending, and outright condemnation of truth, it becomes imperative to examine our relationship with it. With the dawning of the information age came unprecedented access to knowledge, and with that access, doubt has engulfed humanity. It can be said that doubt is the herald of enquiry and thus the harbinger of truth. Without doubt, no progress towards truth can be made. Each work in Quid est veritas? is intended as a provocation to self-examination, as well as invite the spectator to doubt their belief system by inquiring into their own process of belief formation.
Quid est veritas? is on view through August 3 at Annka Kultys Gallery 472 Hackney Road, London. photographs courtesy of the artists and Annka Kultys Gallery
Charles White was a prolific painter, printmaker, muralist, draftsman, and photographer whose career spanned more than half a century. His portrayals of black subjects, life, and history were extensive and his emotional works struck a particular chord with his viewers. Plumb Line features contemporary artists whose work resonates with White’s profound and continuing influence. From abstraction to figuration, the artists of this exhibition find conversation with White through their expressive renderings of black skin and black community, as well as the treatment of black past and presence in both epic and intimate ways.
Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary is on view through August 25 at the California African American Museum 600 State Dr, Los Angeles, CA. photographs courtesy of the California African American Museum
L’IM_MAGE_N is a group exhibition curated by Timothy Hull, featuring Graham Anderson, Gina Beavers, Mathew Cerletty, Gregory Edwards, Anya Kielar, and Chason Matthams. The show’s title plays on the word image, folding it into different linguistic aspects yet allowing for the stability of decipherment. One could look at this through the rhetoric of the pop image, denoting a distillation or simplification into something symbolically new. While elements may be re-arranged, the image can still be read and understood—if not intellectually, then psychically. Although the image is passed through a sieve, its meaning contains vestiges of its origin. L’IM_MAGE_N is on view through August 4 at ASHES/ASHES 56 Eldridge Street New York, NY. photographs courtesy the artists and ASHES/ASHES, New York
Soft Pretzel features works that investigate sculptural forms and perceived tactility. Evaluating our ability to anticipate sensory experiences as they are conveyed through visual cues, each work explores implied softness, rigidity, dimension, weight and movement. The exhibition includes works by Tanya Brodsky, Rives Granade, Nasim Hantehzadeh, Lilian Martinez, Daniel McKee, Erin Morrison, Claudia Parducci, Ben Sanders and James Seward. Soft Pretzel is on view through October 28 @ Vacation Gallery, 24A Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002. images courtesy of Ochi Projects