DENK Gallery opens an exhibition of works by self-taught artist Donnie Molls

DENK gallery is presenting new works by Los Angeles-based artist Donnie Molls in Nation of Consumption. A Southern California native, Molls' labor-intensive practice combines photo-based chemical processes with painting. Merging fine art materials with industrial and automotive ones, Molls engages the Californian art histories of both Finish Fetish and Light and Space while investigating the legacies of Americana and its origins in consumer culture. In Nation of Consumption, Molls examines the legacy of the consumer castaway and the life of the object once it has outlived its use. A self-taught artist, Molls has developed a mixed-media technique using one of the oldest chemical photo developing processes available. Washing silver gelatin bromide onto panel and canvas to develop negatives directly onto their surfaces, the artist then

mumok puts on permanent show several works by Friedrich Kiesler

In January 2017 the collectors, and husband and wife, Gertraud and Dieter Bogner gave a very special gift to mumok—approximately thirty works by the Austrian-American architect, artist, stage designer, designer, and theorist Friedrich Kiesler. One of Kiesler’s major works, Endless House (1950), has gone on permanent show at mumok, along with a number of further works. Endless House is a work that perfectly typifies the art and theory of Friedrich Kiesler. The most conspicuous feature of this biomorphous architectural vision is the fact that space is continuously in flow. The body of this unusual architectural model is somehow spherical and yet irregular. The floor, walls and ceilings seem to be made of endless loops. Kiesler made only two full models of Endless House, one of which is held in the New York Whitney Museum. Gertraud

Hollis Taggart opens an exhibition of works by Jeffery C. Becton

Jeffery C. Becton is among the leading artists using digital technologies within photography practice. Nearly a decade prior to the advent of personal computers that employed a graphic user interface, Becton was already experimenting with early software applications for formatting type digitally at the Yale School of Art’s computer lab. This early engagement with digital tools primed him for the depth of formal and conceptual possibilities that new technologies of the 1980s would bring to artistic production. Since 1990, Becton has worked in a genre that he refers to as digital montage, combining elements of photography with painting, drawing, and the collaging of other scanned materials. This fusion of multiple formal vocabularies gives rise to ambiguities of time, space, and location within his images, creating alternative realities that are rich with

Monumental works by RETNA, Mr. Brainwash lead Heritage Auctions’ Urban Art Auction

Heritage Auctions’ Urban Art Auction Dec. 4-5 includes such a comprehensive range among its 443 lots that the sale is being broken into four sessions. The live session will be at 11 a.m. (Central Time) Dec. 4, while internet sessions will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 4 and at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 5. The auction will begin with a curated live session featuring the top 50 lots from a variety of disciplines, including: RETNA Conversation Piece, 2012 (estimate: $60,000-80,000), created in acrylic, enamel and crystalline on canvas, is a powerful piece that reflects the artist’s origin as a graffiti artist, including his constructed script derived from Blackletter, Egyptian hieroglyphics, Arabic, Native American and Hebrew calligraphy. The 96-by-80-inch painting is the largest, most important and highest-estimated work by the artist ever offered at auction. “RETNA

2003 U.S. $25 Gold Eagle coin brings a record $4,688 at Bruneau & Co.

An adorable circa 1920 Tiffany & Co. platinum repeater pocket watch sold for $12,500 and a 2003 U.S. $25 Liberty Eagle gold coin climbed to a record $4,688 at an Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction held Thanksgiving weekend, November 24th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the Bruneau & Co. gallery located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. Offered were about 500 lots of fine jewelry, sterling silver, original artworks, furniture, art glass, sculpture, folk art, Asian objects and more. Online bidding was via bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com, and by downloading the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes and GooglePlay. Telephone and absentee bids were also accepted. “It was a great feeling to start the auction with excitement seven lots in, hammering down the Tiffany

Hoor Al Qasimi appointed Curator of Lahore Biennale 2020

Hoor Al Qasimi, President and Founding Director of Sharjah Art Foundation, has been appointed Curator of the second Lahore Biennale (LB02), opening in early 2020 and on view across the city of Lahore, Pakistan. Director of the internationally-respected Sharjah Biennial since 2002 and President of the International Biennial Association, Al Qasimi will bring her extensive expertise to LB02, which will feature new commissions, large-scale installations, and discursive programming. The inaugural Lahore Biennale (LB01), held in March 2018, showcased over 100 artworks in some of Lahore’s major venues and saw the participation of various artists and scholars from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. For LB02, the Biennial will extend its regional scope to West Asia and the Middle East. Chairman of the Board of the Lahore Biennale Foundation

Major exhibition of American impressionist painter Emil Carlsen opens at Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Emil Carlsen (1848-1932) is counted among an important group of American painters who flourished in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Carlsen’s lush and painterly approach took French Impressionism and later Tonalists’ work a step further in the direction of serenity and quiet sensory beauty. His work reflects the American tendency to appreciate concrete form and clear meaning in subject matter. Carlsen, a master colorist, possessed a sophisticated sense of design and an ability to find subtle beauty in the everyday subject. The exhibition was organized by the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana, and has also traveled to the Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington, West Virginia. Emil Carlsen’s Quiet Harmonies will be on view at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum from December 1, 2018 through

The Mint Museum opens its first exhibition to focus on collage

Drawing together nearly 100 works from the museum’s Modern & Contemporary Collection, Under Construction: Collage from The Mint Museum is the museum’s first exhibition to focus on this dynamic, engaging medium. This technique, in which materials from different sources are cut, torn, and layered to create new meanings and narratives, experienced a renaissance after World War II, due in large part to Charlotte native Romare Bearden, whose work plays a special role in this exhibition. Bearden has long had a special place at The Mint Museum, which maintains a gallery dedicated to his work at Mint Museum Uptown. In this special exhibition, he and his work serve as a point of departure to explore the medium for which he is best known. “It was great fun pulling together Under Construction,” noted Dr. Jonathan Stuhlman,

First Canadian solo exhibition of Mickalene Thomas features 25 new and recent works

Internationally acclaimed for her powerful portraits of Black women, Brooklyn-based artist Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971) comes to the Art Gallery of Ontario this fall with a remarkable exhibition that sparks urgent questions about race and sexuality and how we see the Black female body. Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires, which explores Black celebrity culture and Western art history through a queer feminist lens, includes paintings, video montages, silkscreens, photographs and several immersive living room tableaux. Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires is Thomas’s first large scale solo exhibition in Canada and has taken over Level 5 of the AGO’s David & Vivian Campbell Centre for Contemporary Art. A unique international partnership between the AGO and the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CACNO), the exhibition opened in Toronto on Nov. 29,