May 2013 Newsletter

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Yigal Ozeri / Studio view / 2013
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Yigal Ozeri / Untitled; Zuzana (Triptych) (Detail images) / 2013 / Oil on paper mounted on wood / 12 x 55 inches

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Triads

Galerie Brandt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Opening today, May 22, 2013

In this new series of hyper-realistically painted triptychs, Ozeri lifts his art to a higher plane. In Triads, each triptych displays subtle progressions of movement, like movie stills, frozen in time. Instilling temporal, fleeting qualities, which challenge Ozeri’s ritualistic translation of the perfect trinity into perfectly balanced triptych composition.

Photorealism Revisited: The Louis & Susan Meisel Collection

The Butler Institute of American Art, Howland Township, Ohio
On View Through September 29, 2013
Highlighting NY gallerist Louis Meisel as the premier arts dealer of photorealism, and for coining the term in 1969, this exhibition includes works by Richard Estes, Chuck Close, Peter Maier, and Yigal Ozeri.

Painted Illustions: Hyperrealism 1967-2012

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

On view Through June 30, 2013

This is the first exhibition in Spain to trace Hyperrealism’s development from its beginnings to the present. Encompassing three generations of artists, the show introduces the most important and striking works by leading figures, from Hyperrealism’s outset in the 1960s to the contemporary practitioners who work with digital techniques.
Obsession
MANA Contemporary Fine Arts (Jersey City, NJ)
Currently On View
The Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation presents Obsession, exploring the collections and fervor of five passionate art enthusiasts. Alluding to Eileen’s own passion for the process and vision of Yigal Ozeri, her immense collection includes over 80 Ozeri paintings, drawings, and multi-media works.

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Kim Dorland / 2013 / New York, NY
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Ghosts of You and Me

Currently On View

Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

Open Through June 8, 2013

Two weeks remain in Kim Dorland’s Ghosts of You and Me, here at Mike Weiss Gallery. Read press on the exhibition below, and make sure to see it up before June 8!
"A Forest of Ghosts" – NYC Art Parasites

"Kim Dorland" – modernnyc.com

"Kim Dorland: Night of the Living Ghosts" – ARTEFUSE

Video Review by James Kalm

"Is that the forest pressing in, or The Group of 7?" – The Globe and Mail

"Kim Dorland, Painter" – Studio Beat

"Beautiful Stuff" by Tim Powis – Canadian Art

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Cameron Gray / I Thought You’d Always Be Mine / 2013 / Poster, monitor, media player / 34 x 22 1/2 inches
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PULSE NY 2013 Recap

Mike Weiss Gallery recently participated in this year’s 2013 PULSE NY, which opened to record attendance and rave reviews. Read recent press below!
"Art Attack at PULSE NY" – Société Perrier

Video by BLOUIN ArtInfo

"PULSE NEW YORK 2013 Opens With Strong Sales and Record Attendance" – Absolute Arts

"Pulse Draws More Visitors" – Art F City

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Hermann Nitsch / 60.Painting Action // 60.Malaktion / Installation view / Mike Weiss Gallery, NY / 2011

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Senses and Being-Retro

Retrospective & 75th Birthday Celebration

Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, Austria

Through Summer 2014

Mike Weiss Galley is proud to have represented world-renowned Viennese action painter Hermann Nitsch for the last 10 years. Pushing the line between video, performance, music, installation, and painting with each exhibition, Nitsch’s concept of total art ("Gesamtkunstwerk") has transformed contemporary practices. Exploring existentialism, the intersection of violence and culture, and religious ritual and sacrifice, Nitsch’s oeuvre sits at the vanguard of experimental and multimedia modes, and he is considered as one of his generation’s greatest artists.

On his 75th birthday, we congratulate him and highlight some of his achievements over the last few years. Happy Birthday from all of us here at Mike Weiss Gallery.
135th Action at the 11th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba (2012)

Herman Nitsch Structuren, Vienna Leopold Museum, Austria (2011)
60.Painting Action // 60.Malaktion, Mike Weiss Gallery, NY (2011)

Bloodlines: Paintings by Hermann Nitsch, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, CO (2011)
Saint François D’Assise, Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Germany (2011)
Richard Massey Foundation, New York, NY (2011)
A Bigger Splash: Painting After Performance, Tate Modern, London (2011)

Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2011)

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Michael Brown / Studio View / 2013
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Mike Weiss Gallery is now formally representing artist Michael Brown, whose inaugural exhibition at the gallery will take place September 2013.

Infusing each object with formal qualities of design and delicate minimalism, Brown weaves together science, nature, architecture, industry, and history into harmonious byproduct, producing forms in the vein of arte povera. In his new series of steel and copper sculptures, found objects combine with industrial materials, intuitively forming architectural and model-like sculptures of hollow skeletal forms, each simultaneously mechanistic and organic, abstract but evocative of representation.

At age 31, Michael Brown has already been widely exhibited around the world, including New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Ontario, and Belgium. He began to show with galleries Yvon Lambert and Marc Straus in his 20s, and his work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, and TimeOut New York. Brown is included in prominent public and private collections including the the Beth Rudin deWoody Permanent Collection; the collection of Sherry and Joel Mallin, New York, NY; and the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, Jersey City, NJ.

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Liao Yibai / 2011
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Hot Pot: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art

The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT

March 16 – June 23, 2013

Liao Yibai’s chair is highlighted among other works of his in this diverse show of leading contemporary Chinese artists. Here, the hot pot meal serves as a metaphor for the art of China today in all its complexity and variety, for Chinese artists’ experiences and perceptions of the world, and for their individual and collective memories. Click here for more details – and click here to download an amazing review of the show by Artscope Magazine.

Other News:

Liao Yibai’s giant stainless steel sculpture Fake Leica is featured in Focus Magazine, with Leica President Andreas Kaufmann.

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Christian Vincent / The Space Between / 2012 / Oil on canvas / 90 x 100 inches
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Art News also recently published an article covering the exhibition – which can be downloaded here.

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Will Kurtz / Another Sh*t Show / Installation view / 2013
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Recent Press from Another Sh*t Show at Mike Weiss Gallery:

March 21 – April 27, 2013

Picture This: Will Kurtz & His Dog Days at Mike Weiss Gallery – ARTEFUSE

"Will Kurtz: Another Shit Show" – ArtBeat

"One Line Reviews" – ARTINFO

"Art: Will Kurtz" – Sick of the Radio

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