Saim Demircan

  • picks June 06, 2019

    Eileen Quinlan

    Eileen Quinlan’s photographic work, of which this exhibition selects from roughly a ten-year period, shows the artist’s consistent return to material experimentation and clear investment in lens-based processes of imagemaking. Contrary to its title, though, “Wait For It” is impatient to start. Already hung outside the gallery space are twenty unframed black-and-white photographs of yoga mats. With their soft folds paying reference to Judy Chicago’s vaginal abstractions in The Dinner Party, 1974–79, the series “Christina,” 2012, is also where the camera lens meets the texture of vinyl, emphasizing

  • picks April 26, 2016

    Dan Mitchell

    Three tightly organized grids of inked drawings of Diet Coke cans from the series “Alcoholism” (all works 2016) hang on one of the stripped-back walls of the living room that doubles as this artist-run space. Opposite these, above a fireplace, is a large digital print, Alcoscopolism, depicting floating thought bubbles containing sexually suggestive imagery from Coca-Cola’s recent “Taste the Feeling” advertising campaign alongside pictures of Andy Warhol, Martin Kippenberger, and tipsy Helmut Newton models. This arrangement serves as a mood board for Dan Mitchell’s exhibition, collaging marketing