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Yossi Milo Gallery Announces Representation of Jeremy Jaspers

Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce the representation of German painter Jeremy Jaspers. The artist's intimate portraits of anonymous subjects offer covert glimpses into the private longings of contemporary queer men. In his work, Jaspers reexamines the repressive attitudes towards sexuality from eras past, tracing their development and persistence into the 21st century. The artist's painterly, figurative tableaux simultaneously exude queer erotic potential and the anxiety of alienation in the digital age. Jaspers' first solo show in New York City will open at the gallery this October.

Shikeith in i-D

Shikeith's solo exhibition grace comes violently is reviewed in i-D Magazine by Miss Rosen. The author writes, "Continuing in the traditions of Black queer icons … Shikeith's practice is rooted in a need to disentangle the specters of racism and homophobia that haunt queer Black men. With 'grace comes violently', Shikeith reminds us that transcendence does not emerge from peace but from an unstoppable will to confront pain, sorrow and loss in order to overcome oppression against all odds." Read the full article here.

Linus Borgo in Artsy

Linus Borgo is interviewed by Osman Can Yerebakan in "7 Artists on the Resilience of Depicting Queer Intimacy in Public" for Artsy. Of his work, Borgo says "at the very heart of my work there is this idea of totally radical vulnerability, where there is a sense of intimacy created between the viewer and my body." Read the full article here.

Artist Walkthrough: Shikeith | grace comes violently

Yossi Milo Gallery and Shikeith hosted a virtual artist walkthrough of grace comes violently on Thursday, July 16. The artist presented and gave background for the work in the show and offered insight into his multidisciplinary practice. Following the talk, audience members had the chance to participate in a Q&A session with Shikeith. The walkthrough can be viewed in its entirety here.

Shikeith in The New York Times

Shikeith’s solo exhibition grace comes violently is reviewed for The New York Times by Will Heinrich. He writes, “It’s the evocative but never overly revealing way Shikeith portions out all this information, his combination of intimacy and inaccessibility, that makes the overall show so memorable. His practice may not yet be fully rooted — I don’t know whether “grace comes violently” is a photo show with sculptures, a sculpture show with photos or a single installation — but I’m excited to see where it goes.” Read the full article here.

Pieter Hugo at The Fotomuseum

Pieter Hugo’s photograph, Lize and Gideon Hugo (2009), was featured in Parents, a group exhibition at the Fotomuseum in The Hague, The Netherlands. The exhibition brought together more than thirty photographers who have captured their own parents on camera. Lize and Gideon Hugo presents a portrait of the Hugo’s parents in the intimate yet stoic setting of their home bedroom. The work is part of the artist’s series, Kin, dedicated to portraits of diverse subjects from Hugo’s home country of South Africa. For more details, please visit the museum's website.

Linus Borgo Receives Betty Lee Stern Prize for Artists

Linus Borgo is the inaugural recipient of Columbia University’s Betty Lee Stern Prize for Artists. The grant is awarded to only one graduating MFA student annually. A selection committee member noted that Borgo’s painting is “monumental and complex” and that he is “a highly skilled painter with powerful imagery that works on many levels, taking the self-portrait into the allegorical.”

Shikeith Reviewed in Artforum

Shikeith's debut solo exhibition in New York City, grace comes violently, was reviewed by Zoë Hopkins for Artforum. Hopkins writes, "...for his debut exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery, multidisciplinary artist Shikeith warns us via the show’s title that for Black queer people, “grace comes violently.” The gentle yet tense photographs, sculptures, and five-channel video-cum-sculpture work here redefine this quality of ease and divinity with remarkable power." To read the full article, please visit the Artforum website.

Yossi Milo Gallery Announces Representation of Linus Borgo

Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce the representation of New York-based painter Linus Borgo. Highly figurative in nature, his paintings oscillate between sublime depictions of the aftermath of trauma and quotidian moments of daily life in the city. His compositions are marked by their elegant arrangement of bodies, vibrant color palette, and incorporation of spiritual themes. The artist’s first solo show in New York City will open at the gallery in 2023.

New Monograph by Shikeith

Shikeith's first monograph, Notes towards Becoming a Spill, published by Aperture, presents a selection of photographic portraits of Black men as they negotiate states of meditation, prayer, and ecstasy. Featured alongside the photographs are texts by Shikeith and Ashon T. Crawley. A limited number of signed copies are available at the gallery. For more information, please visit the Aperture websitehttps://aperture.org/books/shikeith-notes-towards-becoming-a-spill/.

Cameron Welch in The New York Times

Cameron Welch's solo exhibition RUINS was reviewed in The New York Times by Roberta Smith. The author writes, "Cameron Welch’s solo show, “Ruins,” at Yossi Milo is a knockout — in almost the physical sense. It is full of large, ambitious, brilliantly executed mosaics full of so many disparate cultural references, snarling faces and masks and intimations of violence..." Read the full article here.

Matthew Brandt at Forest Lawn Museum

Light & Matter: The Art of Matthew Brandt, an expansive survey of the artist's career, opens April 21 at Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale, California. Determined to constantly deconstruct and reinvent photography as a medium, Brandt produces work as conceptually layered as it is visually dazzling, much of which is featured in this mid-career retrospective. The exhibition will remain on view through September 4, 2022. For more information, please visit the museum website.