Law Cheuk Yui meet Marilyn Minter

Michael Andrew Law Cheuk Yui meet Marilyn Minter

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Law Cheuk Yui meet Catherine Opie

Catherine Opie B. 1961, SANDUSKY, OHIO Catherine Opie was born in Sandusky, Ohio, in 1961. At an early age, she discovered the work of photographer Lewis Hine, who documented the plight of child laborers at the turn of the 20th century. Inspired by Hine’s photographs, she requested a camera for her ninth birthday, and was…

Michael Andrew Law Meet OSGEMEOS | Os Gemeos

Michael Andrew Law Meet OSGEMEOS | Os Gemeos OSGEMEOS (also known as Os Gemeos or Os Gêmeos, Portuguese for The Twins), born 1974 in São Paulo, Brazil, are graffiti and street artists who are identical twin brothers Otavio Pandolfo and Gustavo Pandolfo. OSGEMEOS started painting graffiti in 1987 and gradually became a main influence in…

Alex Prager and Michael Andrew Law

Alex Prager (American, born 1979), a self-taught photographer, takes her cues from pulp fiction, the cinematic conventions of movie directors such as Douglas Sirk and Alfred Hitchcock, and fashion photography. Resembling movie stills, her unnerving photographs—crisp, boldly colored, shot from unexpected angles, and dramatically lit—feature women disguised in wigs, dramatic makeup, and retro attire. Crowd # 1 (Stan Douglas), one in a series of pictures shot for the November 2010 issue of W magazine, makes its debut here. It draws on Stan Douglas’s Hastings Park, 16 July 1955 (2008), among other sources, but Prager has enlisted a new cast of characters, dressed in 1970s outfits (which she selected), and shot the scene in her own signature style. The exhibition also presents the United States première of Despair (2010), Prager’s first film, starring actress Bryce Dallas Howard. According to the artist, it is a “full-sensory version” of her photographs, an attempt “to show the before, now and after of one of my images.” The four-minute film, with a score by composer Ali Helnwein, is set in Los Angeles. It was inspired by The Red Shoes, a 1948 film about a prima ballerina whose obsession with dance conflicts with her need for love, ultimately leading to her suicide. Focusing on the actress’s face to capture one intense emotion, Prager engages in the construction of images that are intentionally loaded, reflecting her fascination with and understanding of cinematic melodrama.

Michael Andrew Law meets with Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu (b. 1972, Nairobi, Kenya; lives in New York and Nairobi) makes collages, paintings, sculpture, and video that recontextualize the relationships between the body and nature. She is best known for collages of composite forms drawn from folklore, pop culture, and art history. In her most recent body of work, Mutu uses the physical landscape…

Michael Andrew Law Meets with Liza Lou

Liza Lou (b. 1969, New York) has exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Lou’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway; Fundacio Joan Miró, Barcelona; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah; Aspen Art Museum; Bass Museum of Art, Miami; and the Neuberger Museum of Art, New York. Her work has also been featured internationally at the 5th Biennale de Lyon d’art Contemporain, France; Taipei Biennial; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan; and ARS 01, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki. The artist’s work is also in many prominent museum collections, including The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Brant Foundation, The Hammer Museum and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2005, Lou moved to South Africa, where she established a studio with Zulu bead workers. Lou is the recipient of a 2013 Anonymous Was A Woman Award and in 2002 she received the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. The artist is based between Los Angeles and KwaZulu-Natal.

Lou’s work can be interpreted as a meditation on labor and process that welcomes variance and accident to illuminate repetition. For more than two decades, she has worked with glass beads as her primary medium. From working alone on large-scale sculptures to developing unique community strategies, she investigates the beauty of labor, challenges the accepted definitions of art and craft, and addresses the socio-political issues of gender, class, race, and community. For her best-known installation, Kitchen (1991-96), now in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, she worked alone over five years to create a life-sized replica of an American kitchen, complete with brand-name household products, in which every surface was meticulously overlaid with small glass beads. The monumental piece established Lou as a sculptor and solidified her commitment to highlighting the often-invisible labor of women.

Michael Andrew Law meets with Mickalene Thomas

Mickalene Thomas (born Jersey January 28, 1971), is a contemporary African American artist best known for her complex paintings made of rhinestones, acrylic and enamel. Her work draws from Western art history, pop art and visual culture to examine ideas around femininity, beauty, race, sexuality and gender. Mickalene Thomas has been awarded multiple prizes and…