As we head into the Oh-Nine/Oh-Ten gallery season I'm happy to have some reviews up on ArtSlant. I've covered "Constellations" at the MCA and Michael Ruglio-Mursell at Gallery 400. There's also a "flavor pick" for Gallery 400's ongoing video program.
> CONSTELLATION PRIZES
> PROJECT X II
Garth Weiser • untitled (Red Figure No. 1) • 2008 • acrylic & acrylic gouache on canvas • 235x211cm
Courtesy the artist & Casey Kaplan • via frieze.com, now in the MCA's collection • on view in "Constellations"
There are also a number of artists having shows that are up now or opening this weekend I've recently written on. Here's some critical framework, contextualization or "please read things I've written."
Paul Nudd kicks of Western Exhibitions' season with VOMITROMITON. This is my review of his show, "Dirty," with Casey Wasniewski at the Hyde Park Art Center in the summer of 08.
> DIRTY BOOTS
John Opera, along with Curtis Mann & Stacia Yeapanis, is currently in MP3 II the second installment of exhibitions and catalogs from the Midwest Photographers Project at MOCP. This is my review of Opera's show "Zoar and Other Works" which inaugurated Andrew Rafacz's program last fall.
> BLACK FOREST
Robert Davis / Michael Langlois have the current 12x12 at the MCA, Into the Void, and the inaguaral show, In Our Likeness: Portraits of Illumination at Monique Meloche's new space. Meloche is trying out a new location, Wicker Park, and a different opening scheme, Sat 4 - 7P. This is my review of Rob and Mike's show "House of the Rising Sun" at the Cultural Center from earlier this year.
> AND GOD I KNOW I'M ONE OF THEM
Two Scott Reeder's painting are included in "Constellations" at the MCA. A recent project of the collective Milwaukee International (Nicholas Frank, Scott Reeder, John Riepenhoff, Elysia Borowy-Reeder and Tyson Reeder) was at Rowley Kennerk this past December.
> THERE'S STILL SOME PRESENTS TO OPEN
> PRESENTS TENSE IS GRACE