Category: Press

December 08, 2022 Artists, Events, Press

Sheida Soleimani: With ‘Eyes on Iran,’ Artists Bring Protests to Roosevelt Island

With ‘Eyes on Iran,’ Artists Bring Protests to Roosevelt Island   At the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park, across from the United Nations, an exhibition has an undeniable mood of urgency.   Sheida Soleimani, “Mahsa” (2022) at “Eyes on Iran” at Roosevelt Island, part of an artists’ response to the death of Mahsa Amini in Tehran in police custody in September.Credit…Austin Paz/for Freedoms   By Will Heinrich Published Dec. 8, 2022Updated Dec. 9, 2022   A hand holds a burning white…Read More

December 02, 2022 Events, Press

Eyes On Iran – Art Activation Faces the UN in New York City

Artist Sheida Soleimani   The world must keep our eyes on the brave citizens of Iran and open to the possibility of justice. We have our #EyesonIran and stand in solidarity with the movement to remove the Islamic Republic of Iran from the Commission for the Status of Women. Sign the petition at    EYES ON IRAN ART ACTIVATION FACES THE UN IN NEW YORK CITY November 28, 2022 Speakers: Hilary Rodham Clinton, Gissou Nia, Sheida Soleimani, Shirin Neshat…Read More

October 24, 2022 Artists, Press

Paula Wilson On Kolaj

Imago   Earth Angel by Paula Wilson 155″x155″; acrylic and oil on muslin and canvas (relief, silk screen, monotype, and lithography print), wooden and beaded jewelry made in collaboration with Mike Lagg; 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Denny Dimin Gallery, New York. COLLAGE ON VIEW   Paula Wilson: Imago at Denny Dimin Gallery in New York, New York, USA 9 September-29 October 2022 “Imago” is an exhibition of new work by multimedia artist Paula Wilson. With the scope of…Read More

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October 21, 2022 Artists, Press

Paula Wilson in the Albuquerque Journal

Three exhibits at Albuquerque Museum are inspired by Thomas Cole by Kathaleen Roberts / Journal Staff Writer Oct 21, 2022   Thomas Cole, “Dream of Arcadia,” ca.1838, oil on canvas, 38-5/8-by-62-3/4 inches. (Courtesy of the Denver Art Museum)   The Hudson River painter Thomas Cole captured the raw beauty of the land, imbuing his canvases with the power and awe of nature. Cole’s massive “Dream of Arcadia,” on loan from the Denver Art Museum, began greeting visitors to the Albuquerque…Read More

October 21, 2022 Press

Amir H. Fallah in The Los Angeles Times Image

“The Value of Destruction Is Worth More Than the Value of Construction,” 2022 acrylic on canvas 5’x5′ courtesy of the artist and Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, (Yubo Dong/For The Times)   BY AMIR H. FALLAH OCT. 19, 2022 7 AM PT   All of my art starts from a very personal place. In a lot of ways, the work is autobiographical, dealing with me coming to terms with being an immigrant in America, being a refugee in America and straddling two…Read More

October 20, 2022 Press

Jeremy Couillard in The Game Developer

Inside Overcoming Necessary Obstacles — an introspective games exhibition   A screenshot from Studio Oleomingus’s Folds of a Separation Upon entering the Project Space at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, the first installation that jumps out to the eye is an anachronistic set-up in the center of the room. Colorful, glowing LED keyboards that look like they came from a Twitch streamer’s set up are attached to monitors that look like they belong in the early 2000s. This is…Read More

October 20, 2022 Press

Michael Mandiberg in The Brooklyn Rail

Art and Technology Glitching Time and Time-Based Media By Charlotte Kent   Michael Mandiberg, Still from Postmodern Times, 2017. Video commissioned from online workers on TRT 87:00. Courtesy Michael Mandiberg and Denny Dimin Gallery.   Michael Mandiberg appropriated Chaplin’s classic by hiring gig workers from Fiverr to reproduce scenes for Postmodern Times (2017). Mandiberg’s new media work makes a kind of Allan Sekula-like move to position art and its practices within a social and technological history attached to labor relations….Read More

October 19, 2022 Artists, Press

Jeremy Couillard Reviewed in The New York Times

What to See in N.Y.C. Galleries Right Now By John Vincler, Jillian Steinhauer, Max Lakin, Martha Schwendener and Travis Diehl Oct. 13, 2022 Want to see new art in New York this weekend? Start on the Upper East Side to catch Issy Wood’s pleasingly discomfiting paintings at Michael Werner. Then head to Chelsea for Zoe Leonard’s photographs of the Rio Grande at Hauser & Wirth. And don’t miss Jennie Jieun Lee’s wildly colored ceramics at Martos in TriBeCa.   Newly…Read More

October 13, 2022 Artists, Press

IV Chan featured in Curated Par

IV Chan is a Hong Kong-based artist and costume designer whose multidisciplinary practice incorporates sculpture, installation and performance. IV’s artistic interests are rooted in the complexity of the human body and the mind. Through her eerie yet childlike sculptural works and installations, she reflects upon her own problematic bodily experiences while exploring themes such as mythology, religion and psychoanalysis. IV’s latest work deals with the “death” of childhood and the detachment of the parent and is presented as part of…Read More

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September 30, 2022 Artists, Press

Paula Wilson: Imago Reviewed in The New Yorker


September 28, 2022 Artists, Press

Paula Wilson On Yale University Radio

The Lives of the Artists: Paula Wilson By Brainard Carey, September 28, 2022 Hosted by Praxis on Yale University Radio Listen to the Podcast Paula Wilson received an MFA from Columbia and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Alongside her current exhibition at Denny Dimin Gallery, she is currently exhibiting within a group exhibition Plein Air at MOCA Tucson and has an upcoming solo exhibition Toward the Sky’s Back Door at The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and…Read More

September 22, 2022 Press

Future Retrieval Acquired by the Cincinnati Art Museum

After Kandler, Yellow Tureen (2020) by Future Retrieval was acquired by the Cincinnati Art Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio, following their expansive exhibition Close Parallel in 2021.

September 22, 2022 Press

Paula Wilson Acquired by the Colby College Museum of Art

Creatures of the Fire (2020) by Paula Wilson was acquired by the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine, in anticipation of her upcoming two-person exhibition Ashley Bryan | Paula Wilson: Take the World Into Your Arms in 2023.

September 07, 2022 Artists, Events, Press

Paula Wilson featured in Artnet Editors’ Picks

13 Buzzy Back-to-School Gallery Shows to See During Armory Week, From a Red-Hot Group Show to Rick Lowe’s Gagosian Debut It’s “back to school” for the art world—here’s a guide to the best openings on tap this week. Sarah Cascone, September 6, 2022   Paula Wilson with Mike Lagg, Earth Angel (2022). Courtesy of Denny Dimin Gallery, New York.   “Paula Wilson: Imago” at Denny Dimin Gallery Mixed-media artist Paula Wilson will transform Denny Dimin Gallery with her large-scale collages, tromp l’oeil assemblages,…Read More

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September 02, 2022 Artists, Press

Natalie Lo Lai Lai Interviewed by Hayley Wu Courtesy the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association

Natalie Lo Lai Lai (b. 1983, Hong Kong) has a distinct practice, using video installation as a means to interact with nature. She is a member of Sangwoodgoon, a farming collective started in 2010 by activists in Hong Kong who opposed the construction of a high-speed railway which would displace villagers and farmland. Lo’s practice is at once deeply connected to Sangwoodgoon while working beyond its context, using farming to think through alternatives to repressive governance and the relationships between…Read More

August 29, 2022 Artists, Events, Press

Paula Wilson featured in Hyperallergic

Plein Air Is a Sobering Reminder of Human Impact on the Environment From borderlands and elevations to ecology and isolation, curator Aurora Tang brings together artists who work deeply in their regional geographies.   by Thao Votang   Installation view of Plein Air at MOCA Tucson, 2022 (photo by Julius Schlosburg, courtesy MOCA Tucson)   TUCSON — By noon on a July day in Tucson, Arizona, it’s already 100 degrees and still climbing. Going to see an exhibition at the…Read More

August 16, 2022 Events, Press

Dana Sherwood in The Days

Wild kingdom: Dana Sherwood’s Old Lyme show explores “Animal Appetites and Other Encounters in Wildness” August 16, 2022 12:38 pm By Kristina Dorsey Artist Dana Sherwood on the film set The Artists’ Bedroom Bestiary in Old Lyme in 2021. (Photo by Paul Mutino, Courtesy of the artist)   The bedroom sits on a lawn, as if torn away from a house, only two walls still standing. It looks like a film set, and it is. The green wallpaper is emblazoned…Read More

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August 10, 2022 Press

Sheida Soleimani in T-Magazine

Sheida Soleimani’s Art Is for the Birds The artist’s home and studio in Providence, R.I., is, among other things, a wildlife clinic. By Marisa Mazria-Katz Aug. 9, 2022 Sheida Soleimani speaks the language of birds, deftly contorting her lips and breath to recite lilting sounds with distinct avian fluency. As far as the Iranian American artist is concerned, it’s her second language after Farsi. “Before I could speak English, I used to listen to bird sounds on tape,” says Soleimani,…Read More

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August 03, 2022 Events, Press

Sean Fader in Los Angeles Review of Books

The Sublime Danielle Steel: For the Love of Supermarket Schlock August 3, 2022 By Dan Sinykin   Sean Fader, Sugar Daddy IN 1978, BILL GROSE, editor-in-chief at Dell, decided to make a star of a young author from San Francisco. Grose was a thumper of novelizations from popular film and television, a fan of media tie-ins, a man with his finger in the air to feel the direction of the wind. Dell, a mass-market house, had recently been acquired by…Read More

July 08, 2022 Artists, Events, Press

Ann Shelton featured in The Art Paper

Ann Shelton, selfie (pale green rose), 2021, pigment print, 117 x 89 cm (framed), edition of 6 + 2 AP. Courtesy of the artist and Two Rooms   Ann Shelton: A flower, a maverick By Jo Bragg Purchase the Magazine Online.   The word “technology” is elastic, at times mean-ing an artefact an obdurate object—at others, an activity or process. This slippage of application presents opportunities to rethink contemporary and seemingly concrete historical categories. Wild and intangible, the flower, as…Read More

July 07, 2022 Artists, Press

Dana Sherwood On Yale University Radio

The Lives of the Artists: Dana Sherwood By Brainard Carey, July 7, 2022 Hosted by Praxis on Yale University Radio Listen to the Podcast   Dana Sherwood received her BFA from the University of Maine, Farmington. In 2022, Sherwood installed her first solo museum exhibition at Florence Griswold Museum, CT. Sherwood has exhibited in dOCUMENTA 13, Mass MoCA, Storm King Art Center, Nassau County Museum of Art, FluxFactory, Socrates Sculpture Park, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, and Marianne Boesky Gallery. Sherwood has…Read More

June 20, 2022 Artists, Events, Press

Michael Mandiberg on Camera Austria

By Duncan Forbes Purchase the Magazine Online.   In their film Postmodern Times (2017), Michael Mandiberg recre-ates Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times (1936) shot by shot using free-lancers employed via the digital labor platform Fiverr. Filmed in more than twenty-five countries and involving 182 actors, the result is a discordant and strangely compelling transformation of the orig-inal. The Tramp and his numerous global impersonators waddle in and out of the frame, bringing today’s digital factory into critical dialogue with the most famous…Read More

June 12, 2022 Artists, Press

Paula Wilson Reviewed in the Southwest Contemporary

Plein Air Challenges Assumptions and Aesthetics at MOCA Tucson By Lynn Trimble Lynn Trimble (she/her) is an award-winning writer based in Arizona whose work for regional and national publications ranges from arts reporting to arts criticism.   In Plein Air at MOCA Tucson, artists challenge norms in paintings, installations, and video works that confront the white gaze that privileges colonizer culture and systems of oppression.   Plein Air, installation view, 2022, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson. Photo: Julius Schlosburg. Courtesy Museum…Read More

June 01, 2022 Events, Press

Home Truths: Sheida Soleimani’s Trenchant Tableaus

By Dr. Jordan Amirkhani   Portrait of Sheida Soleimani during the installation of her solo exhibition at Providence College Galleries as part of the “On The Wall” series. Photo by Mel Taing for Boston Art Review.   “The exile knows that in a secular and contingent world, homes are always provisional.[…] Seeing ‘the entire world as a foreign land’ makes possible originality of vision. Most people are principally aware of one culture, one setting, one home; exiles are aware of…Read More

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