Channel 1: Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan At Ratio 3

Channel 1
Patrick Bresnan and Ivete Lucas Hunters with White Pit Bull Enter the Burn, 2017 Archival inkjet print 24 x 36 inches

Channel, is an extended exhibition surveying three video art practices. During each five-week phase of the exhibition, Channel features multiple video works by a different artist or collaborative. Channel 1, the first of the exhibition’s three phases, features recent short films by Austin-based duo Patrick Bresnan and Ivete Lucas. Without imposing narration or directing their subjects, Bresnan and Lucas document uniquely American landscapes and cultures.

The Send-Off (2016) captures a charismatic group of students preparing for their high school prom. Filmed over a single day, The Send-Off builds from languid shots of a sugarcane mill town, through the students’ preparations, to an exuberant photoshoot, culminating in the traditional dance party.

The Rabbit Hunt (2017) follows a teenage protagonist from the same cohort featured in The Send-Off as he, his family, and peers hunt for rabbits in the industrial sugarcane farms of the Florida Everglades. The film records a tradition by which migrant farmworkers have been hunting and preparing rabbits since the early 1900s, and which has since come to be a rite of passage for the region’s young men.

Roadside Attraction (2017) documents the spectacle that has recently developed around Air Force One, the aircraft that transports the sitting President of the United States. Frequently parked at Palm Beach International Airport near Mar-a-Lago, the plane has become a photo opportunity for a myriad of travelers on the thoroughfare.

Ivete Lucas was born in Brazil, began her career as a filmmaker in Mexico and now lives in the United States. Patrick Bresnan was born in New York City and has been photographing and filming in central Florida for the past decade. Lucas and Bresnan began working collaboratively in 2008.

Channel 1: Ivete Lucas & Patrick Bresnan
Exhibition Dates: March 23 – April 26, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, March 23, 2018; 6pm – 8pm

Ratio 3
2831A Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Gallery hours: 11am – 6pm, Tuesday – Saturday

Image: Provided by Ratio 3.

Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar At The National Portrait Gallery

Ken Gonzales-Day
Ken Gonzales-Day, Untitled (Henry Weekes, Bust of an African Woman [based on a photographic image of Mary Seacole]; and Jean-Baptiste Picalle, Bust of Mm. Adélaïde Julie Mirleau de Neuville, née Garnier d’Isle. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles), 2008, archival ink on rag paper, 32 x 61 in / 81.2 x 155 cm, edition of 5.

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles has announced “UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light: Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar” at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

As the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery marks its 50th anniversary, it will not only honor the past with special exhibitions but also shape the museum’s next chapter. The first contemporary exhibition of the museum’s anniversary season, “UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light: Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar” examines how people of color are missing in historical portraiture, and how their contributions to the nation’s past were rendered equally invisible. Focused around two contemporary artists, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar, the exhibition brings to the forefront African Americans, Native Americans and Latino Americans to amend America’s historical narrative. Reworking traditional art presentations, Gonzales-Day and Kaphar aim to expose mainstream cultural biases and social constructions of race.

“The history of early American portraiture favored white men who owned land, and it defined American identity in ways that excluded women and people of color from our nation’s visual record,” said National Portrait Gallery Director Kim Sajet. “UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light” presents the perspectives of two leading contemporary artists who create powerful works of art that reframe history.”

This exhibition continues the National Portrait Gallery’s Portraiture Now series and is curated by the museum’s Curator of Latino Art and History Taína Caragol and Curator of Prints, Drawing and Media Arts Asma Naeem.

Exhibition Dates: March 23, 2018 – January 5, 2019

Image courtesy of the artist and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001

Trevor Paglen At Altman Siegel

Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen: Impossible Objects opens at Altman Siegel and is on view through May 5, 2018.

Presenting new sculptures, photographs and works on paper, Impossible Objects offers multiple takes on the history of spaceflight, from the utopian visions of late 19th Century Russian “Cosmists,” to present-day military and surveillance apparatuses. In his investigation of the role images play in structuring geography and power, Paglen draws attention to our surrounding landscape, offering a reconsideration of our fraught relationship to the environment and technology.

On Friday, March 16, Trevor Paglen will lecture at Minnesota Street Project in the atrium of 1275 Minnesota Street, 7-9 pm

Trevor Paglen: Impossible Objects
Exhibition Dates: March 15 through May 5, 2018
Opening: March 15, 2018 from 6pm – 8pm

1150 25TH Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Quayola At Galerie Charlot

Quayola, Remains (series)
2017 Scan 3D, tirage imprimé sur papier Baryta, contrecollé aluminium, cadre 80 x 120 cm Pièce unique

Quayola’s first solo show in France features a series of photographic prints from 3D scans, «Remains», and the video «Jardins d’ été #2», which pays homage to French Impressionism. Both works have the gardens of the Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire (France) as their main subject.

Quayola develops a new practice in the tradition of the representation of landscape, which brings the artist’s sensibility in dialogue with the disinterested and objective gaze of the machine.
The digital matter the spectator is confronted with, it is the astonishing result of the impossible encounter between a very complex natural geometry and the inability of the machine to record this incommensurability.

What does this imperfection reveal about the relationship of the subject with the nature ? What about the sublime at the time of the Anthropocene?

Quayola was born in Rome in 1982. He lives and works in London.

The artist investigates dialogues and the unpredictable collisions, tensions and equilibriums between the real and artificial, the figurative and abstract, the old and new. His work explores photography, geometry, time-based digital sculptures and immersive audiovisual installations and performances.

Opening: Thursday March 22, 2018 from 6pm onwards
Exhibition Dates: March 23 to May 12, 2018

Galerie Charlot Paris
47 rue Charlot
75003 Paris

The artist’s works will also be presented on Galerie Charlot’s booth at Art Paris Art Fair (Grand Palais, 5-8 April 2018, B16)

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Quayola développe une nouvelle pratique en lien avec la tradition de la représentation du paysage, dans laquelle la sensibilité de l’artiste dialogue avec le regard désintéressé et objectif de la machine.

La matière numérique à laquelle le spectateur est confronté est le résultat étonnant de la rencontre impossible entre une géométrie naturelle très complexe et l’incapacité de ses outils sophistiqués à enregistrer cette incommensurabilité.

Que révèle cette imperfection sur le rapport du sujet à la nature ? Qu’en est-il du sublime au temps de l’Anthropocène?

Quayola est né en 1982 à Rome. Il vit et travaille à Londres.

Il s’intéresse aux dialogues et aux collisions, tensions et équilibres imprévisibles entre le réel et l’artificiel, le figuratif et l’abstrait, l’ancien et le nouveau. Son travail explore la photographie, la géométrie, les sculptures digitales basée sur des paramètres temporels, ainsi que des installations et performances audiovisuelles immersives.

VERNISSAGE le jeudi 22 Mars à partir de 18h
Exposition du 23 Mars au 12 Mai, 2018

Galerie Charlot Paris
47 rue Charlot
75003 Paris

Les oeuvres de l’artiste seront également présentées sur le stand de la Galerie Charlot à Art Paris Art Fair (Grand Palais, 5-8 Avril 2018, B26).

Urban/Rural at STUDIO Gallery

John Musgrove
“Headlands View” by John Musgrove

This year’s version of Urban/Rural has work from 40 local artists, who chose to depict everything from downtown skyscrapers to empty country roads. The beaches of Pescadero appear several times in the show, and there are lots of palm trees, along with playgrounds, suburban streets and some terrific views.

Urban/Rural: Views of California
Date Exhibitions: March 15 – April 16, 2018
Opening Reception: Sunday, Mar 18, 3pm – 6pm

STUDIO Gallery
1641 Pacific Avenue
Between Polk & Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94109