Recent Articles
Celeste Dupuy-Spencer on her new Artspace edition
Artist to Watch
'I was really trying to paint what it feels like to be living in the fall of human civilization' - Celeste Dupuy-Spencer on her powerful new Artspace edition
William Eric Brown on the latest Artspace auction
Meet the Artist
‘I’m most comfortable in that state of unknowing - is it real or imagined?’ - William Eric Brown
TM Davy on his benefit auction contribution
Meet the Artist
'Unhappy and happy flow back and forth like a tide making art. I’m working to be OK with that' – TM Davy
Anthony Goicolea on his new Artspace Edition
Meet the Artist
'I am most inspired by those weird transitional moments or in-between states where things undergo metamorphosis' - Anthony Goicolea
Jerry The Marble Faun on the latest Artspace Auction
Meet the Artist
‘It takes a lot of energy to tap into whatever is trapped inside the material - the process is like a releasing a spirit’ – Jerry The Marble Faun
Garrett Chingery on the latest Artspace auction
Meet the Artist
‘My interests include the relationship of one’s self to the world, surrealism and mystery’ - Garrett Chingery
Glennda Testone on the latest Artspace auction
Q&A
"We have an opportunity to not just 'return to normal' but to create a new normal" – Glennda Testone
Maxi Cohen on A Movement in Water
Meet the Artist
Maxi Cohen - "I find being in water - lakes, rivers, ocean, hot springs - is where I am most creative, where I sink into deep connection with myself"
Our pick of Phaidon's new art and photography books for fall 2021
The Hot List
Our pick of Phaidon's new art and photography books for fall 2021
Catherine Opie on her new limited edition prints
Meet the Artist
Catherine Opie - 'With these photos, I'm asking us to contemplate, quite honestly, what’s happening to our world'
Devin Troy Strother on his new Artspace and Free Arts NYC edition
Meet the Artist
Devin Troy Strother describes his new Artspace and Free Arts NYC edition - ‘It’s similar to just growing as a black person; gotta code switch, and juggle all type situations’
Free Arts NYC founder Liz Hopfan talks about her work
Q&A
Free Arts NYC founder Liz Hopfan talks about her work and the new Artspace edition with Devin Troy Strother
MOCA LA's Klaus Biesenbach on the new Artspace Editions
Q&A
MOCA LA Director Klaus Biesenbach on his hit Zoom studio visits and the Artspace artist editions that resulted from them
Huma Bhabha describes her new Artspace and MOCA LA print
Meet the Artist
Huma Bhabha describes her new Artspace and MOCA LA print and explains how classical statuary, sci-fi and taxidermy all inform her art
Jade Montserrat - Why I Draw
Meet the Artist
Jade Montserrat - Why I Draw

Artist to Watch

6 Artists To Watch: December 2019

By

6 Artists To Watch: December 2019
Fin Simonetti's work via The Editorial Magazine

Here are the artists we have our eye on this month:

 

ALEXANDER HARRISON
Fisher Parrish, November 1 - December 15, 2019
Brooklyn, NY

Alexander Harrison in studio via Fisher Parrish Gallery 

Harrison’s subtle, active acrylics convey a low-humming longing for idylls that may or may not exist, using the leitmotif of windows, portals, or frames to invoke the viewer’s own unmoored nostalgia. Harrison deploys luscious swathes of paint and clandestine visual coding to ruminate on race and its intersection with personal and popular notions of home; the title of his current solo exhibition at New York’s Fisher Parrish, “Sundown Town,” refers to the post-Reconstruction practice of terrorizing black visitors to predominantly white districts, thereby ensuring off-the-record segregation. His discomfiting subject matter (a dark, fleshy watermelon, a veiled policeman) is belied by a distinctive pictorial relationship with time; his hazy horizon-lines and technicolor skies connote the movie backdrops of old, but also speak to slow-creeping twilight, the threat of an unjust darkness. Harrison, who is based in New York and will be featured in a solo booth at NADA Miami with Fisher Parrish, originally hails from South Carolina and locates much of his content in the legacy of those roots. He received his BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2017, and has shown his work in New York, California, and throughout the Southeast. 




KYUNG-ME & HARRY GOULD HARVEY IV
Bureau, November 15 - January 19th, 2020
New York, New York

Harvey's work installed at Bureau, Inc. 

Artists Kyung-Me and Harry Gould Harvey are currently featured side-by-side in a two-person show at Bureau Inc. Gallery in the Lower East Side. The exhibition, "Coniunctio," unites both artists' shared interest in the communicative potentiality of drawing, a linear landscape they navigate in distinct but correlated ways. Yale graduate Kyung-Me's devotional, meticulous pen pieces map fantasy interiors rendered with Italiante one-point perspective and dedicated to a phantasmagoric, distinctly Modernist view of selfhood through accural; her tableauxs often include Rothkos, Bellmers, or references to Frank Lloyd Wright. Her works are paeans not just to the fetish of design, but also the externalized curation of taste—furtive figures linger in the wings, begging the question, are we responsible for our own aesthetic entrapment? Harvey's gothic ruminations build on the contrast between the architectural opulence and economic blight of his his native Fall River, MA, sourcing the scaffolding for his works from felled oak trees on Prudence Island. Venerative, spooky, and distinctly reminiscent of the 20th century Occultist fad, Harvey's work entices through affectual ambiguity, beckoning the viewer forth while holding transparency at arm's length. Kyung-Me has worked both as an illustrator and fine artist; her pieces have been featured by the New York Times and Bomb Magazine, and she's exhibited her work throughout the east coast, including 17 Essex Gallery in New York and Hotel Art Pavilion in Brooklyn. Harvey, who lives and works in Trenton, RI, is the co-founder of the curatorial project Pretty Days, and has shown at a variety of prestigious venues like Atlanta Contemporary and Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles.

 

FIN SIMONETTI
Cooper Cole, October 25 - December 7 2019
New York, NY

Simonetti via ArtNews

Simonetti's strange and beautiful stained glass creations locate the decorative in savagery, oscillating between artisanal elegance and cruel futility. Her current solo turn at Cooper Cole, entitled Head Gussett, pushes that dichotomy to the forefront, as her clever, plaintive bear-traps, wrought in a material that's delicacy precludes its horrifying purpose. Hers is a cycling lexis of anxiety and anxiety prevention, urging viewers to consider the biases inherent in their aesthetic and philosophical allegiances. Canadian-born Simonetti received her BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design University, and has exhibited internationally at Doris McCarthy Gallery in Toronto, Helena Anrather in New York, Lock Up International in Mexico City, and Galerie Pact in Brussels, Belgium. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. 

 

ANDRE FILIPEK MAGANA
NADA Miami Beach December 5-8, 2019

Magana via Twitter 

Brooklyn-based artist Magana utilizes digital fabrication and traditional ceramic techniques to create totems to day-to-day Mexican and Mexican-American experience, animating consumables with the spiritual energy of reliquaries or rosaries. These contemplative sculptural vessels bear not only the weight of history, but personal narrative, calcifying into elegant, rounded monuments to love, loss, and community. California-born Magana, who is currently presenting work at NADA Miami Beach with Magenta Plains, has shown internationally, including Sorbus Gallery in Helsinki, Finland, Amor Tlalpan in Mexico City, and American Medium in New York. 

 

JEFFREY JOYAL
David Lewis Gallery, November 8 - December 22, 2019
New York, NY

Joyal via Cultured Mag 

 Joyal's throwback, self-effacing inquiries towards masculinity and its attendant cultural signifiers feel at once anarchic and introspective as they trace the aesthetic legacy of protest in limp, waning neoliberal hegemony. Consisting of found and bought objects charged by spare spatial intervention, Joyal's installations search for resolution and beauty with a touching earnestness, eschewing cynicism for a more tender exploration of what is and is not truly transgressive. Joyal, who was recently profiled by Cultured Mag for their 30 under 35 2020 issue, hails from Boston, and received his BFA from Bard College in 2011. His work is currently on view at David Lewis Gallery in his solo exhibition "Deepfake," and he has shown at numerous other high-profile venues, like the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Perez Art Museum in Miami. 

 

RELATED ARTICLES: 

7 Artists to Watch: September 2019

6 Artists To Watch: November 2019

DISCOVER

a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.

LEARN

through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.

BUY

authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.

CONNECT

with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.

INSIDER ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST ART

Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.

  • COLLECT FROM 300+ GALLERIES & MUSEUMS