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Previews: Aurel Schmidt – “Blast Furnace of Civilization” @ Half Gallery

Tonight in New York, Aurel Schmidt will be opening a new solo show at Half Gallery from 6-8pm. Blast Furnace of Civilization is the latest installment for the American artist’s ongoing series of works exploring the madness of capitalism. Along with her trusty colored pencil drawings, Schmidt will also be unveiling her first ever painted ceramics in this exhibition. Discuss Aurel Schmidt here.

Releases: Aurel Schmidt – “Buddha” Print

For those interested, Aurel Schmidt just released a new print though Exhibition A entitled Buddha, an image taken from her recent series of work entitled New Gods. Sized generously at 30.5″ x 27.5″, the edition will be limited to a run of 50 and cost $350. Head over here to add it to your collection and check out a continuation of this series of works in a solo show at Half Gallery this November. Discuss Aurel Schmidt here.

Showing: Aurel Schmidt & Pierre Molinier @ M+B Gallery

Last week, AM stopped by M+B Gallery in Beverly Hills to check out the current show featuring work from Aurel Schmidt and the late Pierre Molinier. The unexpected pairing actually worked out quite nicely thematically combining Schmidt’s exquisite, twisted, and creative drawings of human anatomy with the French artist’s erotic photomontages. Head over before it closes on June 21st to see it yourself if you are in the Los Angeles area – it will be worth your time. Some installation shots via the gallery. Discuss Aurel Schmidt here.
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Openings: Aurel Schmidt – “Fruits” @ 200 Stanton

Last weekend, Aurel Schmidt opened a new showing in New York at 200 Stanton Street that will run through the rest of the month. Entitled Fruits, the body of work on display revisits some of the provocative imagery she is known for with a series of hybrids made from plant and human body parts. With Jeffrey Deitch on hand, attendees took time to wrap their minds around Schmidt’s mutant creations. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Aurel Schmidt here.

Showing: “Apparatus” @ M+B

Showing through the end of the month at M+B in Los Angeles is the Tim Barber curated Apparatus group exhibition. The New York – based photographer brought together an eclectic mix of artworks which all depict the human form in some way. The title of the show can be used to describe the human body and was interpreted by artists including Daniel Arnold, Asger Carlsen, Shayne Ehman, Jeanette Hayes, Jerry Hsu, Sandy Kim, Andrew Kuo, Ryan McGinley,Santiago Mostyn, Jason Nocito, Brad Phillips, Brea Souders, Kate Steciw, Deanna Templeton, Ed Templeton, and Aurel Schmidt – who filled one wall of the space […]

Basel Week Miami ’12: “It Ain’t Fair” / OHWOW

Earlier tonight, the OHWOW Gallery presented the fifth and final edition to their annual It Ain’t Fair group show during Basel Week Miami. It seems they have assembled a long list of artists that have exhibited with them in the past as well as some new names including David Adamo, Diana Al-Hadid, Daniel Arsham, Scott Campbell, Julia Chiang, Dan Colen, Brian DeGraw, Sam Falls, Leo Fitzpatrick, James Franco, Michael Genovese, Luis Gispert, Drew Heitzler, George Herms, KAWS, Harmony Korine, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, Ryan McGinley, Laurel Nakadate, Eddie […]

Showing: “The Art Of The Joke” @ V1 Gallery

Earlier this month, the V1 Gallery in Copenhagen opened a new group exhibition entitled The Art Of The Joke. Curated by Kathy Grayson of The Hole, the show is a condensed version of a larger curatorial project by Kathy that will take shape next year at her showspace in New York. Spurred on by conversations with artists who did standup comedy as well as many artists who integrate humour into their works, the art show next year will turn her gallery into a comedy club. For now, […]

Releases: Aurel Schmidt / Franz Wright – “Reveries Of A Lost Life Mask” Limited Edition Book

Available now for pre-order is Reveries Of A Lost Life Mask, a 68-page book  featuring artwork by Aurel Schmidt and poetry by Franz Wright, a poet she personally contacted to collaborate with on the project.  The drawings consist of Schmidt’s delicate and intricate compositions consisting of cigarettes, insects, flowers, condoms, and other street ephemera. The book is a limited edition of 1,000 and published by London’s Mörel Books.  Known for high quality and careful attention to detail, their highly collectable products sell out quick, so it […]
Presentation of works by Judith Bernstein. The Box, Los Angeles

Frieze Art Fair 2011: Highlights (Part II)

Following our earlier coverage of London’s Frieze Art Fair, AM made a return visit before it closed last weekend to spend a few more hours considering the curation and presentation of exhibitor booths along with the individual works on display. See more commentary and additional photos of what caught our eye after the jump. By way of advance notice, in more traditional working environments, a couple of images (especially in the gallery section) would probably be deemed NSFW. So don’t blame us if a colleague […]

Benefits: RxArt 2011 Gala

AM recently attended the annual RxArt benefit gala. The non-profit organization dedicated to placing original fine art (see Jeff Koons) in patient and examination rooms of hospitals have long garnered the staunch support from some other big names in art such as Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Yoshitomo Nara, Marilyn Minter and Ed Ruscha. This year the silent auction was once again filled with impressive original works from notables such as Nate Lowman, José Parlá, Matthew Brannon, Aurel Schmidt, Terry Richardson, Ed Templeton, Tim Barber, Robert […]
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