October 17, 2014: UK Strike Affects National Institutions, Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial Gets the Green Light, and Walter De Maria Estate Lands at Gagosian
Opening this Weekend
Today, Friday, Oct. 17th:
In New York … “Alain Bonnefoit: NUDES” opens at Galleria Ca’ d’Oro, in their new Chelsea location; “Nick Doyle: Steven” opens at Invisible-Exports; “David Scher: Suspended Interruption” opens at Pierogi; “Inka Essenhigh: Comet Dust and Crystal Shards” opens at Jacob Lewis Gallery; “Nayda Collazo-Llorens: DIS/CONNECT” opens at LMAKprojects; and “Jean-Luc Mylane: Chaos” opens at Gladstone Gallery.
In Los Angeles …
Tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 18th:
In New York … “Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground” opens at MoMA;“From Here: Drawings by Edwin Schlossberg” opens at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts; “El Anatsui: Trains of Thought” and “Kay Hassan: Everyday People” open at Jack Shainman Gallery.
In Los Angeles …
“Robin Eley: Prism” opens at 101 / Exhibit; “Clare Grill: Mary Mary” and “Ray Anthony Barrett: Word is Bond” open at Diane Rosenstein; “Lizzie Fitch / Ryan Trecartin” opens at Regen Projects; and “Mark Dean Veca: Everlast” and “Jessica Wimbley: The Belle Series” opens at Western Project.
Today’s Notable News
Frank Gehry’s design for the Eisenhower Memorial has been approved after a two-year revision process; construction will begin next year on the Washington Mall in D.C. (via The New York Times)
Gagosian has secured representation of the late Walter De Maria’s estate, and has announced plans to exhibit some of the prolific artist’s sculptures and works on paper, as well as to establish a foundation dedicated to his work. (via The Art Newspaper)
Yesterday’s strike of some 250,000 members of the U.K. Public and Commercial Services union affected the operations of institutions across the country, including the National Gallery in London, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the National Museums in Liverpool, Wales, and Scotland. (via Hyperallergic)
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Artist of the Day
Acclaimed for his achievement of a solo exhibition at New York’s Whitney Museum at the ripe age of 26, photographer Ryan McGinley was born on this day in 1977. His early portraits of young, often naked but desexualized subjects gave him a high-speed launch to the top of the downtown New York scene.
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