newsletter                             august 18, 2016 

Jia Steve Turner

"Free Function
," Installation view, Steve Turner, July 2016
On View:
Must See Summer Shows in Los Angeles

As the lazy days of summer wind down, art ltd. highlights a selection of must-see shows at
LA galleries hosting out-of-town artists hailing from across the country and across the pond.

Jia & Lamothe | Hockney | Stashkevetch | Graham | Sandström
News Briefs
Image: Kein Paradiso, 2016, Adam Linder, "Made in LA 2016: a, the , though, only,"
Performance Documentation at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, June 12 - August 28, 2016.
Image: Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Shahryar Nashat.

Hammer Museum
announces recipients of the 2016 Mohn Award  (8/16)

The Contemporary Austin has announced the inaugural exhibition for the expanded Jones Center and four installations in Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria (8/15)
San Jose Museum of Art announces gift of 12 works from J. Michael Bewley Collection (8/14)
Joseph Rose appointed director and CEO of Seattle Frye Art Museum (8/12)
Rice University  announces opening date for new Moody Center for the Arts and names inaugural first artist in residence (8/11)
FRONT Exhibition Company has announced a new international art triennial, titled FRONT International: Cleveland Exhibition for Contemporary Art to launch in 2018. (8/04)

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Canopy Tower, 2015, John Grade, Ipe wood, rope, steel, and wire, 15'9" x 15' diameter
Photo: Brian Fitzsimmons, courtesy the artist and Cynthia Reeves

John Grade
Eschewing notions of permanence, the prolific Seattle sculptor looks to nature for his works' forms and inspiration, often leaving them to decay in their outdoor settings.
by amanda manitach

John Grade's large-scale, site-specific pieces are peripatetic. They are carried on the backs of humans, cast into the sea, left to decompose on mountaintops. Each work realizes an exhibition and life cycle that crisscrosses both the buttoned-up spaces of institutions and the elements of the wilderness, often ending that premeditated cycle relinquished to nature and gradual decay. Based on his current roster of projects, it's hard to place many other artists  ...
coming in the Sept/Oct issue of art ltd.
  Chicago Artists: Simpson, Rossi & Bramson 
  "Made in LA 2016:" Artists to Watch
Appreciation: Claire Falkenstein
Plus Exhibition Reviews featuring Kerry James Marshall at MCA Chicago
Reports from Italy, San Francisco, Reno; Profile: Robert Hardgrave, News, Pulse and more

Special Houston Focus:
Pulp Surrealist: Trenton Doyle Hancock
Dialogue: Houston Curators on the Contemporary Art Scene
Critic's Picks of Upcoming Fall Shows 
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