The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, April 24, 2014


Group Exhibition "Shapeshifter" on View at Country Club
Shapeshifter Installation View. Image courtesy of Country Club.
CINCINNATI, OH.- Country Club presents the group exhibition, Shapeshifter. Co-organized with Linda Schwartz, this exhibition features seven artists subtly manipulating concrete and abstract resources. These artists elevate mundane materials or employ traditional or simple processes to create objects that speak to a variety of complex issues.

Beth Campbell’s (New York) organic suspended sculptures exist as 3-dimensional psychological maps, offering a physical “model” of an essentially internal process. Conversely, Chris Radtke (Louisville) uses her physical body as the starting point to address this internal/external push/pull. Beginning with the specific dimensions of her own body, Radtke transforms materials into surrogates for her personal and psychological space.

Anthony Luensman’s (Cincinnati) eclectic investigations into the intersections of the natural and artificial worlds frequently lead him toward objects that suggest solid forms, a presence both elusive and powerful. Letitia Quesenberry (Louisville) presents a series of work that likewise waver between visibility and invisibility. In 2003 Quesenberry used a Polaroid camera to take self-portraits over a period of sixty consecutive days. Beginning in early 2009, she transferred the emulsion from the photographs onto an aluminum surface. This process yields almost otherworldly images, hinting at fragility and transitions. Stephen Irwin (Louisville) uses a reductive process to achieve similarly ethereal images. Irwin’s source material comes from vintage pornographic magazines that, by removing ink and the glossy page surfaces, are transformed into odd minimalist compositions.

Jimmy Baker’s (Cincinnati) source materials are frequently plucked from the Internet. This passage through a digital filter importantly allows Baker to stitch together images from multiple sources. These manipulations produce paintings that are almost imperceptibly “unreal”—landscapes that collide with subtle and spectacular phenomenon. Keith Benjamin (Cincinnati) exhaustively mines his day-to-day environment for unwanted items (cereal boxes, soda pop and beer cartons, newspaper) to create objects that reveal an elastic relationship between work and play/studio and home.

Artists included in Shapeshifter have exhibited at venues that include the Cincinnati Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Center, Speed Museum, 21c Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art as well as museums and galleries in Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Taiwan and Japan.

Country Club | Shapeshifter | Group Exhibition | Beth Campbell | Anthony Luensman | Jimmy Baker |


Today's News

January 30, 2010

Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture Sale at Sotheby's Brings $61.6 Million

Getty Museum Acquires L' Entrée au Jardin Turc by Louis Léopold Boilly

Disputed Da Vinci Portrait Sells for $1.5 Million at Sotheby's

UNESCO's Irina Bokova Calls for Ban in Trade in Haitian Artifacts

Christie's Old Masters & 19th Century Sales Series Achieve $40,858,500

Group Exhibition "Shapeshifter" on View at Country Club

artnet Auctions Launches Special Sale of Modern and Contemporary Art

One of New York's Most Popular Fairs Returns in February

Yvon Lambert Showing New Work by Austrian Artist Markus Schinwald

Jack Becker Named New Joslyn Art Museum Executive Director

National Portrait Gallery Publishes New Book on Later Stuart Portraits 1685 - 1714

Miró/Dubuffet/Basquiat Exhibition Announced at Nassau County Museum

Düsseldorf's Second Quadriennale to Feature a Series of High-Caliber Exhibits

DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art Presents Exhibition by Eija-Liisa Ahtila

First Museum-Based Overview of the Work of Ana Torfs at K21 in Dusseldorf

New P.S. 1 Website Invites Artists and Collectives to Virtually Exhibit their Works

Black Forest Carved Canine Tableau Collars $30,590 Bid in Auctions Neapolitans Sale

Biennial Print Fair Brings Art Galleries and Collectors to Baltimore in March

German Court Says US Man can't Demand Posters' Return

National Portrait Gallery Announces the People's Choice Awards for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Newly discovered Imperial Fabergé Easter egg: A critical note from a Fabergé collector

2.- Tate opens most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Matisse's paper cut-outs

3.- First North American survey of the work of Ai Weiwei opens at Brooklyn Museum

4.- The importance of sky studies in landscape art is the subject of the first exhibition in a new Morgan series

5.- Beautiful Bentleys and a 'Rambo Lambo' amongst highlights for sale at Bonhams

6.- Retrospective is the first to encompass Sigmar Polke's works across all mediums

7.- Exhibition presents 100 top-class masterpieces from the collection of the Albertina

8.- Lost treasure found after almost 100 years: Wartski exhibits missing Fabergé egg

9.- Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles acquires a rare 16th century "Book of Friends"

10.- Exhibition of masterpieces from the Austrian Habsburg dynasty brings imperial splendor to the U.S.

Related Stories



Country Club Presents Another Mise-en-Scène Exhibition Curated by Michael Lowe

Fritz Chesnut Opens Concurrent Exhibitions in Los Angeles and Cincinnati

New Body of Work by James Krone on View at Country Club



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