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Exhibitions & Openings for the Week of May 16

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This week in Art Weekly we are traveling to two gallery openings each in London and NYC, and one in the ever-lovely Paris! Enjoy!

Tim Bavington — “New Paintings” — New York, NY 

Tim Bavington’s color-saturated, minimal paintings are truly a feast for the eyes! Using music as his inspiration and starting point, Bavington creates a challenging and riveting visual experience. This set of paintings uses The Who’s operatic album as a starting point and plays with a variety of neons and pastels to form an optical journey never to be forgotten. Wow!

Jack Shainman Gallery

May 16 – June 29, 2013

Opening: Thursday, May 16th


Joe Bradley — “Lotus Beaters” — New York, NY

Born in the Maine, Bradley has a very unique aesthetic. His paintings resemble human forms and figures and are cobbled together from assembled canvasses creating a dynamic patchwork effect. His references include, Color Field painting, Minimalism, and collage.

Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

May 17 — June 29, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, May 17 6-8 PM


Harzoon Mirza — “/O/O/O/O/” — London, UK

The title of this show is a reflection of the oddly creative perspective of Haroon Mirza. The above image itself fascinates as he creates a half moon psuedo-diptych out of fractured records. Mirza never fails to confuse, mystify and astound and I cannot wait to see what he has in store for Lisson Gallery.

Lisson Gallery

May 17 – Jun 29, 2013

Opening: Friday, May 17th


Rodney Graham — “Rodney Graham” — London, UK

Vancouver born conceptual artist Rodney Graham emerged out of Vancouver’s photoconceptual tradition in the 1970’s and has been creating stunning work ever since. His work is informed by historical and popular references and always tends to bridge that mystifying temporal gap between modern and contemporary art.

Lisson Gallery

May 17 – Jun 29, 2013

Opening: Friday, May 17th 2013

Rodney Graham

Kasper Sonne — “Kasper Sonne” — Paris, France

Yes, this photo is supposed to look exactly as it does. Kasper Sonne has a fascinating perspective and my favorite series, as showcased above, involves a series of trees photographed upside down. Some of the trees are barren, some are lush with fruit and leaves, but all look like the growing down from the sky and forces the viewer to contemplate complex themes of nature, our planet and the gift of life itself. This is a show not to be missed.

Galerie Olivier Robert

May 18 – Jun 29, 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18th at 4pm