Beatriz Milhazes et al.
Color & Complexity: 30 Years at Durham Press (group show)
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown
19 January – 3 May 2020
"Color & Complexity" is the first exhibition to celebrate Durham Press’s thirty years of innovative and experimental printmaking. Founded in 1988 by master printer Jean-Paul Russell and co-owned with partner and wife Ann Marshall, the Bucks County, Pennsylvania, workshop and publisher is internationally recognized. In collaborating with artists, Durham Press develops unique methods to suit each project, whether that involves creating hundreds of intricately carved and shaped woodblocks or marking a metal plate with a bulldozer.
This exhibition will not only feature Durham Press’s monoprints, portfolios, and the large-scale masterpieces of printmaking for which they are best known, but will also reveal aspects of the process through the display of blocks and matrixes. "Color & Complexity" highlights an impressive body of work from across Durham Press’s history, including prints by some of today’s most groundbreaking artists, such as Hurvin Anderson, Polly Apfelbaum, Chitra Ganesh, John Giorno, Jacob Hashimoto, Michael Heizer, Emil Lukas, Beatriz Milhazes, and Mickalene Thomas. Many of these artists have been returning to Durham Press for years and even decades, noting that the supportiveness and experimental nature of their experience often influences the development of their artwork in other media. This exhibition will feature an accompanying catalogue.
Allentown Art Museum
Aquarium (public artwork)
Fondation Cartier Hudson Yards, New York
15 August – 23 November 2019
Ten years ago, Beatriz Milhazes created “Aquarium” for the Cartier project “Artist Meets Artisan” – curated by The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain that invited contemporary artists to work in collaboration with the Ateliers Cartier, utilizing unused stones to create unique art pieces.
“Aquarium” is an installation composed of elements in suspension and decorative motifs. Made up of 15 strands, it is a richly ornamented mobile of monumental dimensions, which was realized in 2010 by the Ateliers Cartier. This mobile, inspired by the patterns and colors of her paintings and collages, was created with the greatest attention to detail. Beatriz Milhazes chose precious and semi-precious stones, along with beads, as if she were choosing the tints of her painter’s palette. Rosettes, floral and abstract ornaments, geometric shapes, rhythmic motifs, and arabesques are combined with unexpected materials, creating a fantastical, theatrical work that is refined and surprising.
"Aquarium" was shown at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Paris, 2012) and will be in the Cartier Hudson Yards in New York City until November 2019.
Cartier Hudson Yards, New York
Yellow Flower Dream (public artwork)
Inaugurated 1 November 2018. Official opening: 26 April 2019
New artwork unveiled at Inujima "Art House Project"
Yellow Flower Dream, a work by Beatriz Milhazes has opened in Japan on November 1st, 2018, at Inujima Island for the "Art House Project - A-Art House”, and also will be joining Setouchi Triennale 2019 starting from April 26th, 2019.
Based on the artist's perception of the architecture of A-Art House as a "sculpture uniting the surrounding community and nature", this work represents, through the use of colors overflowing with energy, a virtual landscape depicting the vitality of the geometry and daily life unfolding in Inujima's nature.
Inujima Art House Project was launched with the objective of inspiring the local community of Inujima, allowing them to experience the beautiful landscapes of everyday life and the familiar natural environments that extend beyond the artworks. This project was developed by artistic director Yuko Hasegawa and architect Kazuyo Sejima for the village on Inujima.
The Inujima “Art House Project” is a part of art-related activities, Benesse Art Site Naoshima, conducted by Benesse Holdings, Inc. and Fukutake Foundation on the islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima to create significant spaces in resonance with the pristine nature of the Seto Inland Sea region.
Benesse Art Site Naoshima