#Repost @xtraartjournal with @repostapp ・・・ Neha Choksi at Commonwealth & Council. Closes April 29. __ "The rock sculptures, “The Weight of the Cave,” demonstrate Choksi’s exploration of human energy galvanizing matter. The artist makes pigment from the extracted rubble and reapplies it as handprints on the same rock, marking the spot she would normally grasp to lift the rock. These painted sculptures are markers of effort with manufactured indentations and handprints of the artist channeling the rock from its source to a symbolic physicality." __ In the exhibition "Liberty Matter” Neha uses the mountain as both surface, pigment, and subject matter. #NehaChoksi @commonwealthandcouncil #CommonwealthandCouncil #Project88Mumbai #ContemporaryArt #Project88 #Art #🎨
Launching Kang Seung Lee: Absence without leave 👥on Saturday 5-8pm at Commonwealth and Council in LA! This 8.5x11 in. monograph features graphite drawings of iconic photographs of male bodies in both public and domestic settings, altered to leave only a trace and an inkling. 🌫 preorders available on smingsming.com #KangSeungLee #absencewithoutleave #commonwealthandcouncil #monograph #artbooks #smingsmingbooks #smallpress
I wish I could have spent more time at the #CommonwealthandCouncil / #SkibumMcArthur booth at #NADA this weekend. It's great to see great LA work in NY - show them how to be political! #LaRevolucionEsLaSolucion #KangSLee @kangseunglee @commonwealthandcouncil @kibumk @newartdealers
Thanks to so many people who came to see my show @commonwealthandcouncil "absence without leave" runs through March 4th. Above is the beautiful and intimate image Alvin Baltrop created in the late 70s that made me start this body of work. #absencewithoutleave #commonwealthandcouncil #alvinbaltrop
Kang Seung Lee newest show "Absence without leave" @commonwealthandcouncil challengers how bodies (marked by difference) are represented in moments of pandemic and social unrest. It's a must-see // . . . . . . . #art #artwork #painting #artist #commonwealthandcouncil #kangseunglee #la #losangeles #laartgallery #photograph #installation #drawing #mural #california #artists #artgallery #artcollector
beautiful show by kang seung lee at commonwealth & council 🕺🏻💭 #kangseunglee #commonwealthandcouncil “Absence without leave” begins with a selection of iconic representations of male bodies in public and domestic spaces documented by photographers. In some photographs, the bodies remain anonymous (work by Alvin Baltrop, Leonard Fink, and William Yang); others profess an intimacy with their subject (portrait of David Wojnarowicz by Peter Hujar and Martin Wong by Peter Bellamy) or are examples of the artist’s oeuvre (Isaac Julien’s film noir staircase and Robert Mapplethorpe’s self-portrait). Installed in the front room of the gallery, Lee’s work employs various display methods: scanned and enlarged photographs of drawings, printed fabric draped in the form of a chair, a framed drawing hung on a mural. Each image conjures the departed through absence, alluding to the interstitiality of presence.
Back in September I collaborated with artist Elana Mann @elanamamma to do the leatherwork on her unique pieces for her show. You can still view her installation @commonwealthandcouncil until November 5th. It's truly wonderful to see these beautiful pieces in person that incorporate sight, touch, and sound. #o_mleather #elanamann #collaboration #commonwealthandcouncil #talktothehand #leather #handcrafted
Last chance to see Olga Koumondouros: The Soul at Work: Phoning it In (through September 10) @commonwealthandcouncil #olgakoumoundouros #commonwealthandcouncil #macarthurpark #ForYourArt . Image: Olga Koumoundouros. Background: Sunshine (final version), 2016, sheep skins, epoxy clay, acrylic paint, display mounts, 21 ½ x 101 x 7 ½ inches. Foreground: A Venus, 2016, sun umbrella, burlap, paper mache, Brooks Brothers shirt, suede, Bill Blass tie, acrylic medium, paint, brass lamp, plywood, 71 ½ x 94 x 67 inches. Courtesy the artist and Commonwealth and Council. Photo: Ruben Diaz.