Amanda Ross-Ho in West by Midwest, MCA, Chicago, IL

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West by Midwest

November 17, 2018 - January 27, 2019

Western art history is often viewed as a neat succession of individual artists and their singular masterpieces. This narrative runs parallel to the American story of westward expansion, propelled by the idea of individualism and independence. West by Midwest offers a messier alternative—one that illuminates the ways that contemporary art practices spread and develop by tracing the intersecting lives of artists who have migrated from the American Midwest to the West Coast since the mid-20th century.

Museum Of Contemporary Art
Chicago, IL

Jonas Wood in One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art, MoCA, Los Angeles

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One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art 

October 14, 2018 - March 11, 2019

Curated by Helen Molesworth

One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art features approximately thirty artists and more than 100 works of painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, and sound dating from the 1950s to the present. The exhibition is conceived as a cross between a monographic exhibition and a group show—an experiment in exhibition-making in the spirit of Farber’s call for an art of “both observing and being in the world.” 

Los Angeles, CA

Ann Craven in Painting the Night, Centre Pompidou, Metz, France

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Painting the Night

October 13, 2018 - April 15, 2019

The topic of night has infiltrated current debates concerning society (should we open shops at night or preserve that time for sleep?), the environment (how can we limit night light pollution which prevents us from seeing the stars and impacts natural life?), politics (the French “Nuit Debout” movement, clandestine nightly border crossings), science (we are constantly furthering our knowledge of the phenomenon).

The event groups about a hundred artists and historical figures (Winslow Homer, Francis Bacon, Anna-Eva Bergman, Louise Bourgeois, Brassaï, Helen Frankenthaler, Paul Klee, Lee Krasner, Henri Michaux, Joan Mitchell, Amédée Ozenfant, etc.) and contemporary artists (Etel Adnan, Charbel-joseph H. Boutros, Ann Craven, Peter Doig, Jennifer Douzenel, Rodney Graham, Martin Kippenberger, Paul Kneale, Olaf Nicolai, Gerhard Richter, etc.) as well as a number of spectacular installations, some of which were created especially for the project (Harold Ancart, Raphaël Dallaporta, Spencer Finch, Daisuke Yokota, Navid Nuur, etc.)

Centre Pompidou
Metz, France

Alex Olson at Park View / Paul Soto, Los Angeles, CA

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Alex Olson

September 30 - November 24, 2018

These paintings are an argument for complexity. They each consist of the same motif: a circle centered in the middle of the canvas. This circle acts as a portrait or a planet—an entity or a location in which things happen—or both. Neither is entirely knowable. Events in the form of peels/layers/sections/screens interrupt/highlight/contradict/hide the circle. These events could be considered lenses or filters through which one views this motif, like looking through a telescope or a microscope. Sometimes they present clarity or insight, and sometimes they lead in other directions. Rarely does the circle appear in full, but its presence is always suggested. In total there are seven small paintings of the same scale, and they orbit around a larger, central sun-like painting with a suggestion of an imminent change in weather. –AO

Park View / Paul Soto
Los Angeles, CA