Yossi Milo in Galerie Magazine
Galerie featured Yossi Milo Gallery and Kyle Meyer in their article, "Discover 7 Highlights from the 2021 Armory Show’s VIP Preview." For more information, please visit the Galerie website.
Kyle Meyer at Yossi Milo made ARTnews 10 Best Booths at New York's 2021 Armory Show. Displayed was a piece from Meyer's ongoing series, Unidentified. This photo series incentivizes a focus on the queer community in Swaziland, where homosexuality is illegal. Through weaving and obfuscation, Meyer teases forward ongoing tensions of masculinity, identity, and safety. To read more visit the ARTnews website.
Congratulations to Mark Ruwedel, who is shortlisted for the 2021 Prix Pictet, the ninth cycle of the prize with a focus on the theme of "fire." Ruwedel was nominated by the jury for his LA Fires series (2017 - 2020). The final prize winner will be announced on December 15. For more information, please see the Prix Pictet website.
London designer Grace Wales Bonner draws on mid-century Burkina Faso and the portraiture of Sanlé Sory for her Spring-Summer 2022 collection. Bonner, a British-born designer of Jamaican descent, is known for fashion collections based on in-depth research on African diaspora and Black identity. To read more about how Sory's work influences Bonner's work, please see her interview on CNN.
Kyle Meyer: Interwoven is the winner in both book and cover award categories in the 2020 American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) 50 Books | 50 Covers. Jurors commended the book, co-published by Radius Books and Yossi Milo Gallery, for its striking photographic cover and interior design. For more information, please visit the AIGA website.
Pieter Hugo is featured in a solo exhibition, Being Present, at the 2021 edition of Les Rencontres d’Arles, from July 4 – September 26, 2021. This exhibition looks back upon Hugo’s portraiture practice throughout the last two decades, bringing together more than 100 works by the artist. For more information, please see the Rencontres website.
Works by Sarah Anne Johnson are on view in On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT from September 10, 2021 - January 9, 2022. Honoring the 50th anniversary of coeducation at Yale and the 150th anniversary of the first enrollment of women students in the university’s fine arts program, On the Basis of Art is comprised of artworks by women from the Art Gallery’s collection. Other featured artists include Jennifer Bartlett, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Eva Hesse and Maya Lin. For more information, please visit the Yale University website.
Meghann Riepenhoff will be participating in a group exhibition, Songs of the Sky: Photography and the Cloud at the C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany, from December 11, 2021 – March 5, 2022. The exhibition explores the “cloud” as a conceptual bridge between historical photography, with looked to the skies for inspiration, and our current moment, in which the cloud is a more nebulous technology. This show is planned with Les Rencontres d’Arles. For more information, please see the C/O website.
Paintings by Doron Langberg are featured in Queer/Dialogue, a group show at the Grinnell College Museum of Art, on view from September 3 - December 11, 2021. The show, curated by Daniel Strong and Greg Manuel, features seven artists who explore the ever-shifting definitions and limits of “queerness” from across a diverse range of media and identity expression. Other featured artists include Catherine Opie, Jordan King, Jeremy Laing, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Christina Quarles, and Devan Shimoyama. For more information, please visit the museum’s website.
Fotografiska New York hosted a screening of Hassan Hajjaj's A Day In The Life of Karima: A Henna Girl on September 12 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. The film explores Karima, one of Hajjaj's subjects from his photo series Kesh Angels: a collection of photographs following girl biker gangs on the streets of Marrakesh. For more information please visit the Fotografiska website.
Fotografiska NYC hosted an intimate high tea with British-Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj on September 9 from 3:00 - 5:00pm. Inspired by the artist’s tea room in Casablanca, guests were invited to enjoy tea from his brand Jajjah, light bites, and conversation. Included was a discussion of Hajjaj’s diverse practice of portraiture, installation, performance, fashion, and furniture design while immersed in his exhibition.
Yossi Milo Gallery participated in the 2021 edition of The Armory Show at The Javitz Center from September 9-12, 2021, featuring work by Matthew Brandt, Uriel Caspi, Hassan Hajjaj, Asif Hoque, Nash Glynn, John Gill, Sarah Anne Johnson, Pierre Knop, Grace Metzler, Kyle Meyer, Alison Rossiter, Ibrahim Said, Shikeith, and Paolo Serra. For more information, please visit the Armory Show website.
Matthew Brandt’s solo exhibition, Orphic Forest, is on view at the Erarta Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, from August 6 – December 5, 2021. The show focuses on Brandt’s Silver series, where large-scale images of trees are rendered in metallic tones, featuring specially commissioned works of local trees around St. Petersburg. These works will join the museum’s permanent collection after the exhibition. For more information, please see the Erarta website.
Daniel Gordon is featured in a public art installation, Daniel Gordon on The Greenway, at the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, MA, on view through May 2022. Past featured artists in the Rose Kennedy’s Public Art Program include Yinka Shonibare, Juan Travieso, and Andy Li. For more information, please see the Rose Kennedy website.
A solo exhibition of Hassan Hajjaj’s work, VOGUE, The Arab Issue, is presented at Fotografiska New York, from March 19 – November 7, 2021. In his titular series, Hajjaj photographs local women from his home country of Morocco parodying the poses typically found in Western fashion photography. His subjects “model” traditional garments—such as djellabas and hijabs—that the artist has designed to feature counterfeit brand logos, polka dots and leopard prints. Other series to be featured include Dakka Marrakchia, Legs, Handpainted Portraits and Handprints. For more information, please visit Fotografiska’s website.
A solo exhibition featuring Nevet Yitzhak, Re-collection, is now on view through January 2022 at the Wilfrid Israel Museum for Asian Art and Studies, Kibbutz HaZorea, Israel. In light of the museum's 70th anniversary, Yitzhak draws on the kibbutz archives to reassemble the museum's original collection of Asian art, playing with conventional museum categories and notions of provenance, fact, and fiction. For more information, please visit the museum website.
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce representation of artist Ibrahim Said. The gallery will present a solo exhibition of the artist’s work in 2022, after a preliminary showing at the Fall 2021 Armory Show. To read more about the artist's practice, please see the press release.
To celebrate the 25th year of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, the Photographer's Gallery hosted a conversation with Pieter Hugo, Laia Abril and Donovan Wylie moderated by curator Anna Dannemann on July 21, 2021, at 6:30pm. The conversation revolved around the ongoing importance of the medium and the mechanisms of the prize and its role in shaping photographic practice today. To learn more, please see the Photographer's Gallery website.
Angela Dufresne is featured in the group exhibition Omniscient at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art in New York, NY from June 18, 2021 - January 2, 2022. The show will examine intersections between queer identity and contemporary digital image culture through three major themes: popular culture as queer iconography, images in the public sphere and mass media, and representation beyond the body. For more information, please visit the Leslie-Lohman website.
A solo exhibition, Between: Artist Books, Albums, and Portfolios from the Mark Ruwedel Photography Archive at Stanford, is on view from May 27 – September 26, 2021, at Stanford University. The exhibition celebrates the university’s recent acquisition of Ruwedel’s archive. A Zoom event featuring Ruwedel, curators Ann Thomas and Peter Blank, and Emeritus Professor Richard White, took place on May 27. For more information, please see the Stanford University website.
Works by Angela Dufresne and Doron Langberg are included in Any distance between us at the RISD Museum in Providence, RI, from July 17, 2021 – March 13, 2022. The show expands upon co-curator Stephen Truax’s 2018 exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery, Intimacy. Other artists in the exhibition include Louis Fratino, Deana Lawson, Catherine Opie, and Salman Toor. For more information, please see the museum website.
Angela Dufresne is featured in Evocations from April 20 - December 22, 2021, at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS. The exhibition is a celebration of the museum's diverse permanent collection, organized by former Executive Director and Chief Curator Bruce Hartman. To learn more, please visit the Nerman website.
Takuma Nakahira was featured in the MoMA's revamped permanent collection gallery 419: Living for the City. Nakahira's iconic “Circulation: Date, Place, Events” series was featured alongside works by Barbara Brändli, Richard Misrach, and Nalini Malani. Nakahira, a critical theorist and founder of the Tokyo-based Provoke Movement, which, like "Circulation," was a response to the major social and political upheaval of the late 1960s and 1970s. To learn more, please see the MoMA website.
Work by Doron Langberg was on view in Intimacy: New Queer Art from Berlin and Beyond, curated by Peter Rehberg, Andrea Kroksnes and Apostolos Lampropoulos, at the Schwules Museum in Berlin, Germany, from December 3, 2020 - August 30, 2021. Artworks across generations and media, including photography, painting, sculpture, video installations and film, centered on depictions of intimacy in queer relationships, particularly as rendered throughout Berlin in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Other featured artists include AA Bronson, Elijah Burgher, Simon Fujiwara, Nan Goldin, Victor Luque and Paul Sepuya, among others. For more information, please visit the museum’s website.
Shikeith was featured by Artsy's Editorial team in a recent online group show, "8 LGBTQIA+ Artists on Self-Portraiture and Expressions of Pride," alongside words from the artist about his sculpture, Vessel of Possibility (Self Portrait) III. Other artists include Tommy Kha, Laurence Philomene, Chiffon Thomas, and Zachary Drucker. To read the interview and see the full exhibition, please see the Artsy website.
Grace Metzler was featured in a three-person exhibition, Sunsets on Mars are Blue, at the Arts Center at Duck Creek, East Hampton, NY, from June 12 - July 18, 2021. Metzler, alongside painters Kylie Manning and Jay Miriam, finds humor between the lines of abstraction and figuration. To learn more, please see the Center's website.
Work by Alison Rossiter was on view in Controlling the Chaos at Carnegie Museum of Art from November 20, 2020 – July 25, 2021. Exhibited in the museum’s first-ever galleries devoted to photography, the show gathers works from the permanent collection featuring a range of responses to the complexity of contemporary life. For more information, please visit the museum’s website.
Shikeith's film, #blackmendream (2014), was featured in The Criterion Channel’s June 2021 Lineup. In celebration of Pride Month, the film archive hosted an array of queer-themed films on its platform, from documentaries to screwballs. To learn more, please see The Criterion Channel website.
Paintings by Doron Langberg were on view in Breakfast Under the Tree, a group show curated by actor Russell Tovey at Carl Freedman Gallery in Margate, UK from June 4 - August 14, 2021. The exhibition gathered works depicting contemporary social scenes, group portraits and shared spaces from across media by an international group of artists, together illustrating how we live today. For more information, please visit the gallery’s website.
Works by Matthew Brandt, Chris McCaw and Meghann Riepenhoff were on view in Ansel Adams in Our Time at Portland Art Museum, in Oregon, from May 5 – August 1, 2021. The exhibition features Adams’ photographs juxtaposed with those by 19th-century photographers who inspired him and works by contemporary artists influenced by his legacy. The show debuted at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and travelled to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, in Arkansas. For more information, please visit the Portland Art Museum website.
Kohei Yoshiyuki’s The Park is featured in Numéro Magazine by writer Alexis Thibault, who describes the dynamics of voyeurism within these scenes of “nocturnal coitus.” Thibault also looks back at the London Tate Modern's 2010 group exhibition, Exposed - Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera, which included several of Yoshiyuki’s works. To read the full review, please see the magazine website.
Mike Brodie is featured in an interview and article in AnOther Magazine, published May 25, 2021. In this rare interview, Brodie discusses his seminal series A Period of Juvenile Prosperity, how the train subculture has changed a decade later, and his recent return to photography. To read the full conversation, please see the AnOther website.
Hassan Hajjaj’s solo exhibition, VOGUE: The Arab Issue, was featured in Forbes by writer Chadd Scott. “[Hajjaj] embraces a melting pot of influences in his work – from popular culture and street style to hip-hop and haute couture,” Scott writes. “His eclectic confrontation of styles invites viewers to re-examine cultural stereotypes and clichés. To see the full article, please see the Forbes website.
Work from Kyle Meyer’s Interwoven project was on view in New York to New Mexico: New Acquisitions at Montclair Art Museum, in New Jersey, from February 7 – June 13, 2021. The exhibition showcased American and Native American art and objects recently acquired or donated to the museum’s permanent collection. Other featured artists included Alfred Stieglitz, Norman Lewis and Salvatore Mancini. For more information, please visit the museum’s website.
Works from Pieter Hugo's series, There’s a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends, were included a group exhibition at the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean in Marseilles, France, from May 19 – June 28, 2021. The exhibition, “Civilization – The Way We Live Now,” drew together a plural portrait of our contemporary world through the work of more than one hundred photographs across five continents. For more information, please see the museumwebsite.
The New York Times listed Hassan Hajjaj’s My Rockstars exhibition in its article, “4 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now.” Will Heinrich’s review observes how these “explosively joyful color portraits” allow Hajjaj to reclaim representations of his home country. To read the full feature, please visit the Times website.
Hassan Hajjaj presented at the International Center of Photography at 1pm on May 12, 2021, sharing about his industry spanning practice. The talk was part of the ICP’s lecture series featuring photographers who champion social change, expand the form through innovative practices, and critically engage with visual culture today. To learn more, please see the ICP website.
Mark Ruwedel’s work is included in American Geography: Photographs of Land Use from 1840 to the Present, published by Radius Books and SFMOMA. The book draws from the permanent photography collection at SFMOMA, charting different forms and uses of land across the United States. Other artists in the monograph include Dawoud Bey, An-My Lê, Wendy Red Star, Victoria Sambunaris, and Stephen Shore. For more information, please see the Radius website.
The New Yorker featured Hassan Hajjaj’s My Rockstars series and exhibition in its Photo Booth section on May 8, 2021. To see the full feature, “Cardi B. and Other ‘Rockstars,’ Through the Eyes of the Moroccan Artist Hassan Hajjaj,” please visit the New Yorker website.
Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong's History Images series was featured in the Getty's new Google Arts and Culture exhibition, Contemporary Voices in Asian American Photography. In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, the Getty featured six leading photographers from its permanent collection, including Soo Kim, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, and Hiroshi Watanabe.
Sanlé Sory's Les Gentlemen de Cocody (1978) was featured by writer Tim Adams in the Guardian’s weekly photography column, “The Big Picture.” To read the full review, please see the Guardian website.
Shikeith is featured in the “new talent” section of the May/June Art in America issue, edited by Antwaun Sargent. Shikeith discusses concepts and footage included in still waters run deep (2021), a site-specific installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, in Ohio, as part of a group exhibition, “Imagine Otherwise.” For more information, please visit the publication website.
Markus Brunetti was interviewed about his FACADES series by 1814 Magazine in their Spring/Summer 2021 issue. 1814 MAGAZINE is a limited edition, bi-annual publication that focuses on photography, art, design and culture. To learn more, please see the publication website.
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce representation of artist Shikeith. The artist’s premiere exhibition at the gallery will open in 2022. For more information, please visit the gallery's website.
Nevet Yitzhak’s Warcraft installation was on view in Afterlight Afterglow: Video Installation and Their Pioneers at Kunsthaus Baselland, in Basel, Switzerland, from January 23 - May 24, 2021. Curated by Ines Goldbach, the exhibition focused on video work from the 1950s in the present day. Other participating artists include Karl Gertsner, Roy Lichtenstein, Oscar Muñoz, Nam June Paik, and Teresa Serrano. For more information, please visit the museum website.
A photograph by Ezra Stoller was featured as the cover of the New York Magazine on April 26, 2021. This "Yesteryear" issue features stories and photographs of office culture in the past 150 years. Stoller's image is part of his well-known work on the Seagram Building, itself an iconic example of New York City's International Style architecture. To learn more, please see the magazine website.
Sarah Anne Johnson's Woodland exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery was reviewed in the quarterly “painting” issue of Border Crossings Magazine, released in May 2021. Benjamin Klein writes, “Confronting the works in person provides a different experience from seeing them digitally … In the gallery space, the works in the show generate an encompassing physically felt sensation—of being in the landscape and of having the invisible-made-seen." For more information, please visit the Border Crossings website.
Work by Shikeith was included in a group exhibition, This Is the Day, from April 24 – August 16, 2021 at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR. Focusing on the Black church and its role in providing spiritual and political leadership, This Is the Day brought together artistic representations of faith, resilience, and spiritual community across Black communities and history. Other artists in the exhibition included Aaron Turner, Faith Ringgold, and Bruce Davidson. For more information, please see the Crystal Bridges website.
Mark Ruwedel’s work is featured in the Boston Globe, in an article examining works of art that demonstrate the endurance of cities. “Ruwedel shoots straight on, abjuring fanciness, as befits the low-slung, unfancy spaces he documents,” Mark Feeney writes. “The images are almost hypnotically uninflected. Cities generally revel in inflection ... which lends these cityscapes a very suburban look. But that’s a reminder of how much cities can and do differ: Not just defined by diversity, they are themselves diverse.” To read the full article, please see the Globe website.
Matthew Brandt was featured in Musée Magazine as part of their April series, “The Earth." Trevor Bishai writes, “Brandt’s process is not only an innovative way of creating artworks, but is also highly conceptual, as he always strives to link the medium with the subject in art. With photography, he has found many ways to place the photographic process into conversation with what is being photographed.” To read the full article, please see the magazine website.
Loretta Lux was part of a group exhibition, Botticelli: His Time and Our Time, from May 22 – September 26, 2021 at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rovereto (MART). The exhibition considered the influence of Sandro Botticelli upon his Renaissance contemporaries and present day artists. Other artists in the exhibition include Vik Muniz, Juergen Teller, and Fernando Botero. For more information, please see the MART website.
A decade after his death in Libya, Tim Hetherington is remembered by Peter Bergen, CNN’s national security analyst, in a tribute on CNN. “Tim lived and worked in the toughest environments in the world … where he died while chronicling violence in the war-torn city of Misrata. But he was never jaded by those experiences, nor was he a showboat about his many years on the front lines. He was a very gentle man. A gentleman.” To read the full piece, please see the CNN website.
Meghann Riepenhoff presented the Anderman Photography Lecture at the Denver Art Museum in Denver, CO, on May 11, 2021. The quarterly lecture series is sponsored by the museum’s Photography Department, and presents talks by preeminent creators and thinkers in photography today. For more information, please see the museum website.
Work from Sarah Anne Johnson's Woodlands series was featured in the May 2021 issue of Town and Country. Johnson's work, LLB (2021) accompanies reflections by novelist R. O. Kwon on sensations of dizziness and wonder caused by works of art in her essay, "Careful Not to FAINT."
Hassan Hajjaj was interviewed live on television for the “Afrique Hebdo” program of the French national television network, France 24. Hajjaj had a live conversation with leading reporter Valériane Gauthier on his exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery, his international influences, and how he plays with visual Moroccan tropes. To watch the interview, conducted in French, please see the French 24 website.
Daniel Gordon was featured in Musée Magazine as part of their April series, “The Earth,” alongside other photographers such as Ansel Adams and Amanda Musick. “Gordon’s images are exquisitely playful, a cacophony of textures, depths, and colors with a universally engaging appeal to the viewer,” Lara Southern writes. “Each image is a celebration of the old and the new, a testament to Gordon’s mastery of harmonious juxtaposition.” To read the full article, please see the magazine website.
Meghann Riepenhoff was included in a group exhibition, Underexposed: Women Photographers from the Collection, at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA through August 1, 2021. The exhibition charted arenas of the photographic medium where women have significantly contributed and often pioneered the field, from photojournalism to process-based work. For more information, please see the museum website.
Paintings by Asif Hoque and Grace Metzler were included in Contemporary Domesticity, hosted by Taymour Grahne Projects at Noho Studios, in London, UK, from April 14 - 25, 2021. The group exhibition gathered works by international artists exploring modern-day expressions of home and domestic life. Other featured artists included Gina Beavers, Jenna Gribbon, Emily Ludwig–Shaffer and, Michael Stamm. For more information, please visit the gallery’s website.
Blind Magazine’s Sara Rosen reviews Hassan Hajjaj’s concurrent shows, “My Rockstars” at Yossi Milo Gallery and “VOGUE, the Arab Issue” at Fotografiska New York. Rosen also interviews Hajjaj about his career, from his early encounters with photography in the 1960s in northern Morocco, to his first streetwear store in 1980s London. To read the full article, please see the Blind Magazine website.
Doron Langberg was interviewed by T Magazine alongside fellow artist Salmon Toor. In “How Salman Toor and Doron Langberg Inspire Each Other,” Coco Romack interviews both artists about their insights into each other’s respective practices, and their shared interest in queer portraiture. To read the full feature, please see the T Magazine website.
Angela Dufresne was the weekly featured guest at the SOUND & VISION Podcast on April 8, 2021, with host and artist Brian Alfred. The two painters come together in an open discussion about Dufresne’s creative process, growing up in Kansas, thoughts on MFAs, and more. To listen to the full conversation, please see the podcast website.
Work by Shikeith was featured in Feeling the Spirit in the Dark, a solo exhibition on view at The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, PA through June 13, 2021. Incorporating photography, video, sculpture and sound, Shikeith creates a series of environments that explore histories of the Black male body alongside both sacred and secular expressions of ecstasy. For more information, please visit the museum’s website.
Collector Daily’s Loring Knoblauch reviewed My Rockstars, observing that “Hajjaj is expanding the edges of how a 21st century photographic portrait can succeed, looking for unexpected ways to bring together layers of complex individuality that don’t normally fall neatly into line.” To read the full article, please visit the Collector Daily website.
Commissioned work by Shikeith was exhibited in Enunciated Life at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, CA, from March 27 - August 15, 2021. Through video, painting, photography, and installation, the group show explored artists who draw upon sonic and choreographic elements of Black spirituality, making legible different bodily experiences and social issues. For more information, please visit the museum's website.
Sarah Anne Johnson’s Explosions was featured in the Capture Photography Festival in Vancouver, Canada, from March 22 – May 15, 2021. Explosion is part of Johnson’s Arctic Wonderland series, which she developed in 2009 while participating in the Arctic Circle residency. The painted photographic work, presented at the festival as a pubic installation billboard, explores Johnson’s subjective experience of climate change in the Arctic landscape. For more information, please visit the festival website.
Pieter Hugo and Matthew Brandt were part of a group exhibition, TRANSFORMATION at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, Blowing Rock, NC, from March 20 - August 21, 2021. The exhibition explored the transformation of the photographic process across decades, materials, and media. For more information, please see the museum website.
A new site-specific installation by Shikeith commissioned by moCa Cleveland, in Ohio, was on view in Imagine Otherwise February 18 — June 6, 2021. Organized by La Tanya S. Autry, moCa Cleveland’s first on-staff Black curator, the four-person exhibition presented work across media that highlights the ability of Black cultures to persist by always "imagining otherwise." Other featured artists included Imani Dennison, Amber N. Ford, and Antwoine Washington. For more information, please visit moCa Cleveland’s website.
Artforum reviews Long and Short Shots, with writer Colin Edgington describing Dufresne's "flamboyant canvases" as "a vision of a soft but salacious utopia full of unabashed living and endless love." To read the full article, please visit the magazine's website.
In Hyperallergic, John Yau reviews Dufresne's current exhibition at the gallery, writing: “I cannot think of another narrative painter as expansive, surprising, funny, unsettling, tender, wacky, challenging, theatrical, and radically imaginative as Angela Dufresne”. To read the full article, please visit the publication's website.
The New York Times reviews Angela Dufresne’s solo exhibition, Long and Short Shots, with critic Jillian Steinhauer observing how the artist's “series of big, stunning paintings” are “the imaginings of a liberated hand and mind.” To read the full article, please visit the newspaper’s website.
A virtual panel discussion about Angela Dufresne’s exhibition, Long and Short Shots, was hosted via Zoom on February 18. The conversation was moderated by Melissa Ragona, and included Charles Bernstein, Nayland Blake and Dufresne. To watch a recording, please visit the YouTube page.
As part of their Triptych series, Yoffy Press launched new books by Matthew Brandt, Chris McCaw and Meghann Riepenhoff, collectively titled Element. The publication centers on each artist's investigation of the relationship between image and environment, incorporating such elements as sunlight and lake water into their photo-based, process-driven works. The book, which includes an essay by Jon Mooallem, was released in March 2021. For more information, please visit the Yoffy Press website.
In his review of Angela Dufresne's solo exhibition Long and Short Shots for Two Coats of Paint, Andrew Woolbright writes that Dufresne’s “dazzling and spectral” paintings “pose new paths forward from John Currin and Lisa Yuskavage’s discourse on figural strategies.” To read the full article, please visit the publication’s website.
Work by Daniel Gordon was included in Still/Live at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY from March 16 – June 27, 2021. The group exhibition explored how the traditional Still Life genre is being reinvented by contemporary artists employing new technologies across photography, video and new media. For more information, please visit the museum’s website.
Frieze Magazine interviews Shikeith about his solo show at The Mattress Factory, in Pittsburgh, PA. Writer Mia Imani Harrison observes that the museum’s presentation “feels as much like an act of spiritual cleansing as an exhibition.” For more information, please visit the magazine’s website.
Work by Shikeith will be included in Inspirited: Coda at Red Bull Arts Detroit, in Michigan, this Spring 2021. Curated by Taylor Aldridge, the exhibition presents works that draw on visual and performative iconographies of Black spirituality, Pentecostalism and church services to explore complex experiences such as euphoria, vulnerability, faith and longing. Other featured artists include Allie McGhee, Steffani Jemison and Tiona Nekkia McClodden. For more information, please visit the program’s website.
Myoung Ho Lee adapted a photographic work from his Tree series into a large-scale billboard installation for PLATFORM 26, which was on view at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, in Lincoln, MA from July 8, 2020 - June 1, 2021. PLATFORM is a series of one-person commissioned projects by early-and mid-career artists that engages with deCordova’s unique landscape and encourages visitors to experience new approaches to contemporary sculpture. For more information, please visit the institution’s website.
Kyle Meyer’s Unidentified 48 is on view in Connecting Currents at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, through December 31, 2021. Featured in the museum’s new Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, this inaugural show gathers contemporary works from the museum’s permanent collection, including painting, sculpture, craft and design, video and immersive installations. For more information, please visit the museum’s website.
A new monograph by Meghann Riepenhoff, Ice, was launched in Spring 2021. The book features a series of cyanotype prints made in collaboration with freezing landscapes, from Walden Pond to creeks in western Washington, whose unique environmental attributes become physically inscribed into the photographic materials. Ice is co-published by Radius Books and Yossi Milo, with text by Rebecca Solnit. For more information, please visit the Radius Books website.
Paintings by Angela Dufresne were featured in Visionary New England, on view at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA, from October 8, 2020 - March 14, 2021. Visionary New England drew on the region’s longstanding history of visionary and spiritual social practices to offer a vision for future harmony between humanity and the natural world. Other featured artists included Caleb Charland, Anna Craycroft, Josephine Halvorson and Kim Weston. For more information, please visit the deCordova website.
Work by Shikeith was included in The National at Fort Wayne Museum of Art, in Fort Wayne, IN, through January 31, 2021. The annual showcase presents photographic work by artists from across the country, with the intention of gathering the best contemporary photography created or exhibited within the U.S. in the last year. For more information, please visit the museum’s website.
Kyle Meyer at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Woven photographs by Kyle Meyer were featured in Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of The Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach from March 21, 2020 – January 3, 2021. Organized by the Mennello Museum of American Art, the exhibition included work from the collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman by artists engaging with poignant issues of race, sexuality and violence within the discourse of the African and Hispanic Diaspora. Other featured artists included Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Paul Henry Ramirez and Mickalene Thomas. For more information, please visit the museum's website.
Frieze Magazine reviews Sarah Anne Johnson's Woodland, with Joseph R. Wolin writing how "the artist’s interventions…transform the woods into magical glades, each of slightly differing character.” To read the full review, please visit the magazine’s website .
Works by Matthew Brandt were included in On Earth: Imaging, Technology and the Natural World at Le lieu unique in Nantes, France from October 2, 2020 - January 3, 2021. Other featured artists include Thomas Albdorf, Melanie Bonajo, Lucas Foglia, Noémie Goudal, Adam Jeppesen and Maya Watanabe. The exhibition debuted at the 50th edition of the Rencontres d’Arles, before traveling to Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam and Le lieu unique. For more information, please visit Le lieu unique's website.
John Chiara was included in the group exhibition, "Gathering Clouds: Photographs from the Nineteenth Century and Today," at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY, from July 26, 2020 - January 3, 2021. The exhibition explores how cloud photographs have influenced the development of photographic technology and aesthetic debates in the medium. Other artists include Carrie Mae Weems, Vik Muniz, Penelope Umbrico, and Trevor Paglen. For more information, please see the Eastman Museum website.
Shikeith has been named a 2020 recipient of the Art Matters Foundation Grant, awarded annually to artists and collective teams working across contemporary art and performance, with special emphasis given to art focusing on social issues and experimenting with form. For more information, please visit the foundation’s website.
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce partnership with God’s Love We Deliver and Markus Brunetti in the creation of a special fundraising print in support of God’s Love and communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal access to healthy food. For more information about the artwork and campaign, please visit our website.
Matthew Brandt, Chris McCaw, Meghann Riepenhoff and Mark Ruwedel at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Works by Matthew Brandt, Chris McCaw and Meghann Riepenhoff were on view in Ansel Adams in Our Time at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR, from September 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021. The exhibition featured Adams’ photographs juxtaposed with those by 19th-century photographers who inspired him and works by contemporary artists influenced by his legacy. Having debuted at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the show will also travel to Portland Art Museum, in Oregon. For more information, please visit the Crystal Bridges website.
Artforum reviews "Substance of Density 1918-1948", with Jeffrey Kastner writing how “the elegant, conceptually expansive work of Alison Rossiter also conjures extraordinary ordinary presences.” To read the full review, please visit the Artforum website .
Photographs by Chris McCaw and Meghann Riepenhoff were featured in Image + Object, presented from July 10 - November 29, 2020 at New Museum Los Gatos, in Los Gatos, CA. The exhibition features work by four Bay Area artists, each exploring different methods of relating the photographic process and the subject of the image. For more information, please visit the New Museum Los Gatos website.
Photographs by Chris McCaw, Meghann Riepenhoff and Alison Rossiter were on view in Photography to the Test of Abstraction, presented from September 12 – December 6, 2020 at three simultaneous venues across France: FRAC Normandie Rouen, in Rouen; Micro-Onde, Centre d’art contemporain de l’Onde, in Vélizy-Villacoublay; and Centre Photographie D’Île-De-France, in Pontault-Combault. This comprehensive survey exhibition cataloged the diversity of approaches found in contemporary non-figurative photography. For more information, please visit the FRAC Normandie Rouen website.
Large-scale cyanotypes by Meghann Riepenhoff were on view in Women in Photography – Lay of the Land at Informality Gallery in Henley-on-Thames, UK from October 15, 2020 – January 9, 2021. Curated by Informality and Virginia Woods-Jack, the exhibition featured artists from the UK, New Zealand, Australia and North America, whose photo-based works address the interrelationship between themselves and their natural surroundings. For more information, please visit Informality’s website.
Myoung Ho Lee: [drənæna] was on view at GoEun Museum of Photography, in Busan, Korea, presenting a comprehensive survey of Lee’s past two decades of photography, as well as new camera-less works completed in Busan especially for the show. Natural motifs recur throughout Lee’s images, including grass, trees, mirages, fields, flowers, sunbeams, wind, snow, rain and seas, as Lee investigates fundamental questions about process, representation and performance in photography today. On view from September 22 – November 25, 2020. For more information, please visit the museum’s website.
Paintings by Doron Langberg were featured in the group exhibition Warmth and Promise at Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York City, from September 23 – November 7, 2020. The exhibition gathered figurative works by five artists engaged with themes of intimacy, whether through depictions of friends and romantic partners or of objects and personal spaces. The other featured artists were Anne Buckwalter, Clarity Haynes, Oscar yi Hou and Bailey Scieszka. For more information, please visit the gallery’s website.
Works by Meghann Riepenhoff and Mark Ruwedel were on view in Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Photography at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, NE, from February 8 - October 18, 2020. Featuring works ranging from abstract, cameraless and digitally manipulated to ‘straight’ photography, the exhibition’s 20 artists surveyed possibilities for understanding, and undermining, the notion of photographic veracity. Other featured artists include James Casabere, John Divola, Lalla Essaydi, Mickalene Thomas and Carrie Mae Weems. For more information, please visit the Joslyn Art Museum website.
Work by Alison Rossiter was installed at Houston Center for Photography in the group exhibition Keeper of the Hearth: Picturing Roland Barthes’ Unseen Photograph from September 10, 2020 – January 10, 2021. Curated by Odette England, the exhibition gathered images and texts by over two-hundred photo-based writers, critics, curators, and historians invited by England to engage Barthes’ influential Camera Lucida book on its fortieth anniversary. For more information, please visit Houston Center for Photography’s website.
Work by Myoung Ho Lee was presented in the Changwon Sculpture Biennale showcased at Yongji Park and Seongsan Art Hall, in Changwon, South Korea, as well as online, until November 1, 2020. Orchestrated by Artistic Director Sung-Ho Kim, this year’s 10th anniversary edition, Non-Sculpture: Light or Flexible, departs from emphasizing sculpture as volume and mass, to instead present large outdoor installations that suggest how sculpture can be fruitful points of departure for other artistic media. For more information, please visit the biennial’s website.
Golden Showers of Love, 2019, a new mural-sized painting by Angela Dufresne, was on view in Transitional Positions, a virtual exhibition curated by painter Eric Fischl for Galerie St. Etienne, through September 11, 2020. After selecting works from the gallery’s extensive inventory of early twentieth-century Austrian and German artworks by artists such as Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Gustav Klimt, and Egon Schiele, Fischl then invited eleven contemporary women painters to select pieces to pair with one of their own works for the exhibition dealing with similar issues. Other featured artists included Nicole Eisenman, Tracey Emin, Jennifer Packer, Jenny Saville and Joan Semmel, among others. For more information, please visit the exhibition’s website.
Works by Matthew Brandt, Chris McCaw and Kyle Meyer were installed in the exhibition ONE: An Exhibition of Unique Objects at Transformer Station, in Cleveland, OH, from September 18, 2020 – January 3, 2021. The exhibition gathered work by artists subverting the conventional expectations of photography in their production of a one-of-a-kind objects. For more information, please visit the Transformer Station website.
Work by Doron Langberg was included in *Intimate Companions," the inaugural exhibition hosted by the Provincetown Arts Society at the Mary Heaton Vorse House, in Provincetown, MA from July 3 – September 8, 2020. Curated by Joe Sheftel, fifty works were gathered by thirty-six artists that explore representations of the body and intimate personal relationships through a queer lens. Other featured artists included Paul Cadmus, David Hockney, George Platt Lynes, Sam McKinniss, Danielle Orchard, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Robin F. Williams and David Wojnarowicz, among others. For more information, please read the exhibition’s full press release.
A solo exhibition, Hassan Hajjaj: The Path, was on view at Arnolfini, in Bristol, UK from July 30 – November 1, 2020. Curated by writer and broadcaster Ekow Eshun, The Path incorporates work from three of Hajjaj’s primary photographic series and references the artist’s personal journey from his birthplace in Larache, Morocco, to his later experience working in London and all around the globe. For more information, please visit the Arnolfini website.
Yossi Milo Gallery hosted a curbside book signing for Kyle Meyer's debut monograph, Interwoven, on Thursday, September 10, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Co-published by Radius Books and Yossi Milo. For more information about the book signing or to order signed copies in advance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work from Pieter Hugo’s 1994 series was on view in Dancing with the Dead at The Lock-Up in Newcastle, Australia, from June 20 – August 9, 2020. Curated by Grace Partridge, the exhibition presented works by ten contemporary artists to explore what experiences of loss can look and feel like when re-interpreted, re-performed and re-presented across a range of artistic media. For more information, please visit The Lock-Up’s website.
Collector Daily’s Loring Knoblauch reviewed Substance of Density 1918-1948, writing how “it is a body of work that quietly simmers with sophistication, and rewards those willing to give it a deliberate and measured look.” To read the full article, please visit the Collector Daily website.
Yossi Milo Gallery hosted a curbside book signing for Alison Rossiter's new monograph, Compendium 1898-1919, on Wednesday, July 29, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. For more information or to order signed copies, please contact email@example.com. Rossiter's earlier award-winning publication Expired Paper (Radius Books/Yossi Milo, 2017), with text by art critic Leah Ollman, is also available at the gallery.
Recently acquired works by Marco Breuer were on view in Collecting Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK, from October 12, 2018 – September 4, 2020. The inaugural exhibition in the V&A’s new Photography Centre explored photography as a way of ‘collecting the world’. Other featured artists included Anna Atkins, Walker Evans, Edward Steichen, Cindy Sherman and Hiroshi Sugimoto. For more information, please visit the V&A website.
“Joe and Edgar” (2020), a new painting by Doron Langberg, was displayed throughout NYC in Public Art Fund’s multi-platform, city-spanning exhibition Art On the Grid, through September 20, 2020. In partnership with JCDecaux and NYC & Company, spaces typically reserved for advertising and public messaging serve as temporary canvases for 50 artists to showcase works that encourage the public to re-engage with their communities. Other featured artist included Jordan Casteel, Jordan Nassar, Danielle Orchard, GaHee Park, Salman Toor and D’Angelo Lovell Williams, among others. For more information, please visit the Public Art Fund website.
Works by Hassan Hajjaj were featured at Intersect Aspen, an online viewing room and virtual art fair, as part of the exhibition Five Artists, Five Mediums, Five Days, from July 22-26, 2020. Presented by critic and curator Paul Laster, the program featured one artist for each of the five featured mediums, which include drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and film/video, accompanied by a series of online talks. For more information, please visit the Intersect Aspen website.
Kyle Myer: Interwoven features reproductions of the artist’s woven photos combining digital photography and traditional Swazi crafts, lending visibility and empowerment to a silenced LGBTQ minority community in eSwatini. Co-published by Radius Books and Yossi Milo. For more information, please visit the Radius Books website.
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce a multi-media online presentation featuring new work by Sarah Anne Johnson, including images of large-scale, photo-based landscapes and video from the artist’s studio. Powered by the Art Dealers Association of America, in collaboration with Artlogic. To visit our viewing room, please click here.
Harper's Magazine featured the painting Sarah and Lea (2019) by Doron Langberg in the 'Readings" section of the May 2020 issue. To view the reproduced painting, please visit the Harper's website.
Architectural Digest featured Daniel Gordon's unique fusion of sculpture, collage and photography in its May 2020 issue. “At the heart of what I do is photographic transformation,” Gordon explains. To read the full article, please visit the AD website.
Introspective Magazine and art critic Hilarie Sheets review Substance of Density, 1918 – 1948, describing how Rossiter’s assemblages “call to mind paintings by such artists as Robert Ryman, Agnes Martin and Sean Scully.” To read the full article, please visit the Introspective website.
COMPENDIUM: 1898-1919 is comprised of a chronology of twelve assemblages made by Rossiter from the earliest expired photographic papers in her collection. Co-published by Radius Books, the New York Public Library and Yossi Milo. For more information, please visit the Radius Books website.
Benefit Auction for Food Bank For New York City Raises Over A Half-Million Dollars
The Emergency Benefit Auction for Food Bank For New York City, organized by Doron Langberg and facilitated by Yossi Milo Gallery, concluded on May 8th. Through the collective efforts of artists, galleries, and collectors, over a half-million dollars was raised for Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs. For more information, please visit the auction website powered by Artsy.
The Brooklyn Rail reviews Alison Rossiter’s exhibition, Substance of Density 1918-1948. “Much of the work,” writes Zach Ritter, “evokes different moments in the history of painterly and photographic abstraction.” “To read the full article, please visit the Rail website .
Photographs by Pieter Hugo were on view in Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection at Pérez Art Museum in Miami, FL from April 24 - July 26, 2020. Celebrating recent acquisitions to the Jorge M. Pérez permanent collection, Allied with Power underscored issues concerning race, representation, spirituality and more. Other featured artists include Firelei Báez, Elias Sime, Hank Willis Thomas and Kara Walker. For more information, please visit the Pérez Art Museum website.
A new book by Pieter Hugo, La Cucaracha, was released by Editorial RM (Barcelona/Mexico City) in March 2020. The monograph features 54 images taken by Hugo in Mexico in 2018 and 2019, as well as texts by Mario Bellatin and Ashraf Jamal. For more information, please visit the gallery’s Publications page.
A major solo exhibition by Hassan Hajjaj entitled VOGUE: The Arab Issue was on view at Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden, from February 14 – June 7, 2020. Hajjaj’s mixed media works reference issues of cultural identity, stereotypes and appropriation in an increasingly globalized world by intermixing western symbols of high fashion and pop art with Moroccan consumer items. For more information, please visit the Fotografiska website.
New York Times critic Siddhartha Mitter reviewed Pieter Hugo's solo exhibition, La Cucaracha, describing how Hugo “designs his portraits collaboratively with his subjects, and the strong color and crisp shooting mostly honor them, especially the close-up frames that dispense with dreamlike stagings.” To read the full article, please visit the New York Times website.
Hassan Hajjaj's portrait of Cardi B was on view in CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop at the International Center of Photography in New York, NY, from January 25 - May 18, 2020. The show surveyed the evolution of Hip-Hop since its inception four decades ago, exploring the wide cultural and political impacts of the movement and the plethora of iconic images created along the way. Other featured artists include Janette Beckman, Barron Claiborne, Gordon Parks and Jamel Shabazz. For more information, please visit the ICP website.
Photographs by Markus Brunetti and Ezra Stoller were on view in In Focus: New Acquisitions in Photography at the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, VA, from February 8 – April 7, 2020. In Focus presented recent additions to the Muscarelle’s photography collection, emphasizing the institution’s growing interest in diversity of photographic process and subject matter. Other featured artists include Julia Margaret Cameron, Kristin Capp, Duane Michals and Ruth Orkin. For more information, please visit the Muscarelle Museum website.
Yossi Milo Gallery participated in the 2020 edition of The Armory Show on Pier 94 in New York City from March 4 – 8, featuring work by Matthew Brandt, Angela Dufresne, Daniel Gordon, Hassan Hajjaj, Sarah Anne Johnson, Doron Langberg, Chris McCaw, Grace Metzler, Kyle Meyer, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Meghann Riepenhoff and Alison Rossiter. For more information, please visit the Armory Show website.
New commissions by Hassan Hajjaj were included in the Second Lahore Biennale (LB02), Between the Sun and the Moon, across cultural heritage sites in Lahore, Pakistan, through February 29, 2020. Artwork in LB02 explored the issue of climate change and its repercussions, juxtaposing the rich social and cultural history of Lahore with its ancient cosmological understandings of the natural world and self. LB02 featured commissions by more than 20 artists including Madiha Aijaz, Alia Farid, Diana Al-Hadid and Haroon Mirza. For more information, please visit the Lahore Biennale Foundation website.