Art In America

William Powhida Announces New Project, Sponsors

On July 27, 2011 Marlborough Chelsea will open a site-specific show titled "Powhida" featuring a new painting and performance by William Powhida. The blue-chip context adds a new layer to the artist's unrelenting quest for recognition. "Look,...

Japan's New Breed: Bye Bye Kitty

"Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art," which opened Mar. 18 at the Japan Society in New York, introduces a new generation of contemporary artists whose work moves past the legacy of Takashi Murakami, while also...

Cordy Ryman

Affecting formal inconsistency while taking hard-edge abstraction to task, Cordy Ryman's small-scale non-serial abstract paintings made of acrylic, enamel, spray paint, staples, foam, Velcro, Floam, glue and Styrofoam are layered, non-referential,...

SWELL

First developed in the late 1940s by mathematician Bob Simmons, surfing rode out of the Cold War as a cavalier contrast, raising the specter of apocalypse as a sport and as a lifestyle. Like Abstract Expressionism, surf culture found importance in a...

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