Photo Cecelia L. Stucker
Photo Juliana Balestin
"Cellblock is organized into parts I and II. The first section is a spare hanging of works, setting up a series of similarities and differences in relation to the cellblock theme, while the second fleshes out this theme by presenting a far greater range of cellblock types, illuminated with diagrams, with the full knowledge that any such showing can only be representative, never inclusive."
Cellblock I and II features work by artists such as Robert Motherwell, Robert Smithson, Kelley Wlaker, Peter Halley, Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci, Jean Genet and Donald Judd. On view through February 2nd, 2013 at Andrea Rosen Gallery, 525 and 544 west 24th street, New York. Text by Robert Hobbs, the curator, photo Alexis Dahan
Photo Marta Galli
Glenn Ligon's first solo exhibition with Luhring Augustine Gallery features his renowned text-based neons. The show follows up Ligon's recent mid-career retrospective at the Whitney Museum of New York. The small to medium format works build upon the modern and contemporary history of neon with noted references to Bruce Nauman. Ligon's new rendition of his famed America neon reveals the artist's continued interest in repurposing existing imagery and text in a way that feels especially timely and fresh. Neon is on view through December 8th 2012 at Luhring Augustine, 531 West 24th Street, New York. Photo and text Juliana Balestin