The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, August 28, 2014


The Whitney Presents First In-Depth Look at Artist Steve Wolfe's Works on Paper
Untitled (Study for Eggplant/Gateway 2000 Cartons), 1996–97. Oil, screenprint, lithography, and modeling paste on two sheets of paper , 28 15/16 x 51 1/8 in. (73.5 x 129.9 cm) framed. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Drawing Committee 98.10.2a b
NEW YORK, NY.- For more than two decades, Steve Wolfe (b. 1955) has created objects and drawings that explore the intersections between material culture, intellectual history, and personal and collective memory. This exhibition, Wolfe’s first solo museum show, comprises thirty works drawn from the artist’s innovative body of works on paper, some purely drawn, but many combining drawing, painting, collage, and printmaking. A collaboration between the Whitney Museum and the Menil Collection, the exhibition is co-organized by Carter Foster, the Whitney’s curator of drawings, and Franklin Sirmans, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Menil. Steve Wolfe on Paper opens September 30 and runs through November 29, 2009, in the Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz Lobby Gallery. The show will then travel to the Menil Collection, Houston, April 2 – October 31, 2010.

Working in the tradition of trompe l’oeil, Wolfe makes pieces that often quite literally fool the eye on inspection. What appear to be tattered books, worn covers, and used vinyl records are in fact objects made from modeling paste, screen printing, graphite, and various other techniques, meticulously produced to convey the mark of time and handling. The tears, creases, and basic wear point to human contact. This exhibition focuses on Wolfe’s works on paper, and “Steve Wolfe on Paper,” the title selected by Wolfe himself, is not only a double entendre referring to both his technique and subject—since Wolfe’s work often depicts paper in the form of books—but also implies Wolfe’s commitment to the material and the handmade in the face of the electronic age and the potential obsolescence of the culture of the book and the written word. Book covers have been the primary subject of Wolfe’s art and his renderings of particular covers relating to moments of his life may be seen as a self-portrait of the artist and of his generation.

As Carter Foster, Whitney curator and co-organizer of the exhibition, explains: “Wolfe invests his creations with both personal history and personal touch: an almost erotic representation of the fact that one can fall in love with that which is ephemeral (ideas, music). Wolfe’s transformation of common objects requires the viewer to re-think what they mean as such.”

Steve Wolfe was born in Pisa, Italy, in 1955 and lives and works in San Francisco, California. A graduate of Virginia Commmonwealth University, Wolfe has been the recipient of American Academy of Arts and Letters Award (2000). Wolfe exhibited most recently at the Whitney as part of 2D→3D (2007).

Whitney Museum | The Menil Collection | Steve Wolfe |


Last Week News

September 29, 2009

Fake Dutch Golden Age Painting at Courtauld Institute Proven to be Genuine

Major Works to Highlight Sotheby's October Contemporary Art Sale

Royal Ontario Museum and Art Gallery of Ontario Unveil Two Star-Studded Exhibitions

MoMA Presents the First New York Exhibition of Paul Sietsema's Latest Work

Modernologies: Contemporary Artists Researching Modernity and Modernism

Van Gogh Museum First Museum on the Continent to Launch iPhone Application

Christie's to Offer an Exceptional Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art in Dubai

Bike Rides: The Exhibition at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Centro Galego de Art Contemporanea Shows Familar Feelings from the Boston School

Serpentine Gallery Shows Major Survey of Work by Influential Artist Gustav Metzger

MoMA Anounces First U.S. Retrospective of Marina Abramovic's Work

Orlan Presents Her Sculptures and Video at the Maubuisson Abbey

Sotheby's 20th Century Italian Art Sale to Include Important Works

Museum of London Shows a Collection of Portraits of Londoners with Polish Roots by photographer Grzegorz Lepiarz

Young Masters Inspired by Old Masters to Exhibit at Cynthia Corbett Gallery

MoMA's Seventh Annual International Festival of Film Preservation Showcases Newly Restored Masterworks

Artek to Launch Fragrance Inspired by 'Second-Cycle' Furniture Exhibition

Time Capsule Captures Snapshot Of Museum

Art and Music Come Together in a New Display at National Museum Cardiff

Classic Photo Booths Still Churn Out Memories

United States Artists Names Rosalba Rolón, Shawn M. Donnelley, and Steven H. Oliver to Board of Directors

Mamounia Hotel Reopens in Marrakech

International Japanese Conceptual Artist Tatzu Nishi Brings 'Home to Art'

Fourteen International Artists Exhibit in Geneva Under the Title Why Painting Now?

This Halloween Idea Generation Opens the Crypt Doors to Launch London's Most Frightening Festival

September 28, 2009

NPG in Australia Unveils Newest Acquisition, a Portrait by Jean Francois Rigaud

Double-Header of Warhol Exhibitions Opening this Fall in Athens

Gap Inc. Co-Founder and Art Collector Donald Fisher Dies

New International Contemporary Art Fair in Los Angeles Announced

First Book on Collecting Chinese Contemporary Art Published in Chinese

The Art of Architecture: Foster + Partners Opens at the Nasher Sculpture Center

Museum Kunst Palast Opens Exhibition by Swiss Artist Caspar Wolf

Historic Nakashima Exhibit at Philadelphia's Moderne Gallery

Exhibition of Ancient Egyptian Artifacts from Brooklyn Museum Explores the Afterlife

Unique Crocker Family Stories Come to Light in Exhibition

Singapore Art Museum Opens Exhibition of Work Spanning Li Chen's Artistic Practice

Kunsthalle Frankfurt Shows Works by Spectacular Chinese Sculptural Group

First Solo Exhibition for Peter Zimmermann in Berlin at Michael Janssen Gallery

IVAM Presents a Selection of Drawings by Vicente Colom at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in New York

Exhibition of Work by Artist Anne-Marie Schneider at Museum Het Domein

Parsons The New School for Design Presents Human Rights and Human Wrongs: Performance and Politics in Guatemala

International Artist Carlos Garaicoa Opens East Central Gallery with an Exhibition on Architecture, Politics and Power

USArtists: American Fine Art Show Comes Home in 2010 to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Nineteenth-Century Photographs of Rome to be Shown at the Clark Art Institute

Martin Sexton's Spectres of Marx Pays Tribute to Wilhelm Reich's Much Discredited Theory of Orgone

New Graduate Program in Interior Design at Moore College of Art & Design to Sponsor Cohousing Symposia

September 27, 2009

Museum Kunst Palast in Dusseldorf Opens Overview of the Works of Per Kirkeby

LACMA Presents First U.S. Exhibition of Luis Meléndez Still Lifes in Twenty-Five Years

MFA Houston Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Man's Landing on the Moon

Guy Hepner Contemporary Presents Heidi Does Hollywood: Photos by Mark Seliger

John and Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Now Online

As a Leading Authority on the Art of Framing, Eli Wilner's Keen Eye is Legendary

New Book Tells How Soldiers Saved Works of Art During World War II

Landscape Treasures Features 50 Paintings from the Parrish Museum's Collection

Jill Magid's First Solo Exhibition at Yvon Lambert New York Opens

Baibakov Art Projects and Paul Pfeiffer Announce Project for Third Moscow Biennale

Quang-Tuan Luong Featured in Ken Burns PBS Series the National Parks

First Caspar David Friedrich Exhibition in Scandinavia to Open at Nationalmuseum

Manhattan Art Company Opens World's First Art Gift Registry

Pinakothek der Moderne Presents Thomas Steffl's Naked Nation

New Missouri Bank Crossroads "Artboards" to Debut First Friday in October

Cornerhouse to Present First Major UK Survey of Polish Artist Artur Zmijewski

Frye Art Museum Exhibition Explores American Modernism

Crocker Art Museum's First Director Receives First Solo Museum Exhibit

Hasted Hunt Kraeutler Announces Exclusive Representation of Edward Burtynsky

'New York Sleeps' Christopher Thomas at Bernheimer Fine Old Masters, Munich

L.A. Marler has Created a Conceptually Brilliant Exhibition with a Purpose

28th Annual Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival will Take Place in October

The Human Eclectic: An Exhibition Curated by Kent Williams at Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Statewide Arts and Cultural Organizations Meet with Governor and Legislative Leaders

Dig Along Upper Hudson Opens Window to Old NY Fort

September 26, 2009

Survey of Anish Kapoor's Career to Date Opens at the Royal Academy of Arts in London

Christie's Host a Week of Exhibitions and Auctions to Celebrate Frieze Week in London

Expanded SFMOMA will Become Home to Gap Founder's Contemporary Art Collection

Jeff Koons to Curate Dakis Joannou Collection Exhibition at the New Museum

Special Exhibition Explores Innovative Techniques in Postwar American Printmaking

President of Brandeis University, Who Recommended Closing Art Museum, to Step Down

André Agassi Foundation Unveils Artwork by Noted Contemporary Artist Romero Britto to be Auctioned

Milwaukee Art Museum Organizes First U.S. Museum Exhibition of Warhol's Late Works

G-20 Spouses Tour Arts School, Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh

Art Gallery of Alberta Appoints Gilles Hébert as New Executive Director

A Few Frames: Photography and the Contact Sheet Opens at the Whitney

Metropolitan Museum Announces a Conversation with Salman Rushdie on Visual Imagary

Rare Survivals and Re-Discoveries Highlight Christie's Americana Sale Next Week

Exhibition at Tacoma Art Museum Merges Modern-day Patterns with Tradition

The Morgan Presents Special, Limited-Run Exhibition of Original Drawings from Children's Classic

Robert Motherwell: An Attitude Toward Reality, Opens at the Block Museum of Art

New Book Presents Most Comprehensive Collection of Projects Built by Jim Olson

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery Presents Photographic Portraits from the American West

Morris & Co Stained Glass Comes Home to Stockport

September 25, 2009

Sotheby's Provides Further Details and Presents Paintings of Lord Attenborough Sale

Michelle Obama Hosts Spouses of World Leaders at Andy Warhol Museum

Thieves Make off with Magritte Painting from a Small Museum in Belgium

UK Triumphs with 4 out of 5 of 2009 Praemium Imperiale Laureates

Exhibition of Rare Du Paquier Porcelain at Metropolitan Museum

Historic Rhode Island Theater Designed by Stanford White to Reopen after Restoration

Largest Hoard of Anglo-Saxon Treasure Found in the United Kingdom

George Segal Papers Donated to Princeton University Shed Light on Life of Artist

Hermitage and Saatchi Gallery to Present Some of the Most Exciting Artists to have Emerged in the UK

Yale Center for British Art Reassembles Horace Walpole's Pioneering Collection

Arkansas Arts Center to Present the Exhibition World of the Pharaohs: The Treasures of Egypt Revealed

Freize Art Fair Announces Call for Entries for The Cartier Award 2010

New American Friends Organization Formed to Support the Danish National Gallery

Kiki Smith to Be Honored at the Brooklyn Museum's Women in the Arts Fundraising Luncheon

'Lion King' Costumes Headed to Smithsonian

Winning Project for the Kunsthaus Zürich Extension Optimized

Dia Presents a New Project by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Egyptian Minister Blames Jews for UNESCO Loss

Miami's Longest Running Contemporary Art Fair Returns to Midtown Miami

Akron Art Museum Names Jon T. Trainor New Director of Development

September 24, 2009

British Museum Presents First Exhibition to Examine the Semi-Mythical Status of Moctezuma

Broad Selection of Modern and Contemporary Works at Sotheby's Prints Sale

Works from the Collection of John Cage and Merce Cunningham to be Sold at Christie's

Guggenheim Museum Announces Nominees for New Artist-Conceived Awards Event

Berliner Liste Offers Platform for Fresh, Contemporary Art

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Acquires Spectacular Installation Piece

Rising Amid Squalor, Senegal Bronze Monument Stirs Anger

Dramatic Installation for the V&A's New Galleries Commissioned with Art Fund Help

Dalí at the Cycling World Championships in Switzerland

Lady Gilbert Gives Exquisite Silverware to Temple Newsam House

A Bouquet of Botanical Delights: The Life and Art of Mary Delany at the Yale Center for British Art

St. Petersburg OKs Skyscraper by Russian Gas Giant

The Vancouver Biennale Installs Public Art Sculpture by Chinese Artist Yue Minjun

Miami Art Museum Announces Group Exhibition that Addresses Space as Medium

The National Gallery of Canada Foundation Announces the Launch of The American Friends of the National Gallery of Canada

Milwaukee Art Museum to Light Iconic Calatrava-Designed Wings Pink

Photography Exhibition at the Art Institute Showcases Three Emerging Talents

American Exhibition Leaves a Lasting Impression in Australia

Famed and Feared Hope Diamond Goes Naked

First Display of Portraits by the Sculptor John Gibbons Opens at the National Portrait Gallery

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Mystery over massive Alexander the Great-era tomb unearthed in northern Greece

2.- An ancient money box containing a large rare hoard of coins found in Israel

3.- Robin Williams' portrait installed today at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

4.- The Baltimore Museum of Art announces three new contemporary exhibitions in fall

5.- New Aspen Art Museum designed by architect Shigeru Ban opens to the public

6.- New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art launches 82nd & Fifth app in 12 languages

7.- MoMA online-only publication features new research on Pablo Picasso and Cubism

8.- Volunteers needed for massive Smithsonian digitization project

9.- Tate Britain welcomes home John Everett Millais's Ophelia and Rossetti’s The Beloved

10.- Bogart estate: Hollywood golden age icon Lauren Bacall dead at 89 in New York

Related Stories



The Whitney Museum of American Art celebrates the topping out of its future home

New role for Curator Scott Rothkopf at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York

Lisson Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new work from Cory Arcangel

The Whitney presents "Real/Surreal", exploring two of the strongest currents in twentieth-century American art

The Whitney presents three Landscapes: A film installation by Roy Lichtenstein

The Whitney Museum of American Art presents David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy

Whitney Museum awarded prestigious grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences

Artist Pat Steir Creates Wall Painting Commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Creates New Management Structure with Promotion of Key Staff

Diminutive Yet Powerfully Resonant Objects by Charles LeDray at the Whitney Museum



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site