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The Art Scene, 09.30.21

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 12:04
"Gold Waves," a six-channel continuous video loop, can be seen at Pace Gallery in East Hampton.
teamLab/Pace Gallery

Immersive Video
“Life Survives by the Power of Life,” an exhibition of work by teamLab, an international art collective, will open Thursday at the Pace Gallery in East Hampton and remain on view through Oct. 31.

Founded in 2001, teamLab consists of artists, programmers, engineers, 3-D animators, mathematicians, and architects whose aim is to explore the relationship between the self and the world, and create new perceptions through art.

The exhibition consists of five video works in various scales that focus on the ways viewers become immersed within the worlds of the artworks they see. The immersive works relate to the “flat” spatial theory prevalent in pre-modern East Asian picture scrolls, according to the gallery.

Going Bicoastal
The Harper’s Gallery empire will expand significantly Friday with the opening of its new Los Angeles space at 8115 Melrose Avenue. “Melrose,” the inaugural exhibition, will feature the work of 42 artists, many of whom have shown at the gallery’s East Coast locations.

Referring to the exhibiting artists, Harper Levine, the founder and owner of Harper’s, said, “We are honored to continue our collaboration with this talented group, now on both coasts. Our hope is to contribute to the vital arts community in Los Angeles, and impart a bit of our New York sensibility to Melrose, an iconic cultural destination.”

A reception will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., and the show will continue through Nov. 6.

Artists Alliance at Ashawagh
“Autumn’s Blaze,” an exhibition of work by 45 members of the Artists Alliance of East Hampton, will be on view at Ashawagh Hall in Springs from Friday through Sunday. A reception will be held Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. The show includes paintings, sculpture, photography, and works on paper.

Dennis in Setauket
“Moving Through Land: Recent Work by Jeremy Dennis” opens Thursday at Gallery North in Setauket and will continue through Nov. 7. The exhibition features a selection of photographs from four of the artist’s recent series, which explore post-colonial narratives in film and media, with a particular focus on stereotypes such as the “noble savage.”

A member of the Shinnecock Nation, Mr. Dennis creates staged supernatural photographic images to explore indigenous identity, culture, mythology, and assimilation.

A reception will take place on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Joan Mitchell Retro
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is presenting a retrospective of over 80 works by the abstract painter Joan Mitchell, whose career spanned more than four decades. On view through Jan. 17, 2022, the show includes rarely seen early paintings and drawings that established the artist’s career, as well as large-scale multi-panel paintings from her later years.

Mitchell, who was one of the few women invited to participate in the Club, the predominantly male bastion of Abstract Expressionism, spent time in East Hampton during the 1950s before settling permanently in France in 1959.

The exhibition was co-organized with the Baltimore Museum of Art, where it will travel in March 2022.

Kruger's Second City
“Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You,” a career-spanning exhibition of work by Barbara Kruger, is on view at the Art Institute of Chicago through Jan. 24, 2022. The show ranges from early and rarely seen works that used manual cutting and pasting to physically arrange the contents of a page, to the digital productions of the last two decades.

Ms. Kruger, who has had a house in Springs since 1988, combines images with provocative text to expose the power dynamics of identity, desire, and consumerism.

Happy Calendar
In 1980, Stephanie Brody-Lederman began making calendars and sending them to friends and collectors. Her wall calendar for the year 1989, “Happy Days Are Here Again: Bronx Linoleum Floor,” which belongs to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, is now on view there through Feb. 13, 2022, in the exhibition “Jon Gray of Ghetto Gastro Selects.”

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