Migration of the Sign

September 20th, 2016

Swerdlow Art Group, in collaboration with Osel Art Group, is pleased to announce its Fall 2016 exhibition: Migration of the Sign, featuring the works of Sergio Payares and Maximo Caminero. This marks the gallery’s second exhibition of the artists’ works. The opening reception will take place Friday October 7, 2016 from 6-9pm at Røstad Edwards […]

Proteus Mag Artist Interview: Bill Dunlap

July 24th, 2016

Proteus Magazine sits down with Bill Dunlap to discuss the inspiration behind his paintings, his creative process, and why he became an artist in the first place. Can you explain your creative process? “When things are good, I just keep going. Each painting I do gives me ideas for many more, and I feel like […]

Crawl

On the Road with Calen Bennett and his Ed Ruscha–Inspired Photo Series, “The West”

July 12th, 2016

The French word flâneur has no exact translation into English. Charles Baudelaire, for his part, saw the flâneur as a “passionate spectator” who strolled the crowded streets and bustling arcades of 19th-century Paris. Later, in On Photography (1977), Susan Sontag wrote, “Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur finds the world […]

Kansas #79

David Ebony’s Top 10 New York Gallery Shows for May

June 25th, 2016

Carlos Salas received high praise and the number 7 spot on Artnet News’s “Top 10 New York gallery shows during May.” Explore Carlos’s latest solo show “The Heart of The Matter” at WhiteBox New York below. “The Heart of the Matter” a traveling exhibition of abstract paintings, photos, and video, is the striking New York solo debut for Colombian […]

Into the Abyss #2

Peter Wayne Lewis: “There is a Rhythm in my Work”

June 23rd, 2016

Josh Feola of Time Out Beijing sits down with Peter Wayne Lewis to discuss the relationship between and musical improvisation, theoretical physics, art history, and the “synchronicity of design” at play in his abstract painting suites recently shown at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Beijing. “This was a deliberate attempt at creating a work […]

Automatic Model

World Red Eye: A Q&A Gregory Robin: Primordial Vibrations at MOCA

June 17th, 2016

Swerdlow Art Group is pleased to share an interview between World Red Eye and Gregory Robin following his first museum solo show, Primordial Vibrations, at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. “The paintings describe the visual sound of messages using movement, balance, language that creates a rhythm. They move and transition in color with ore-like reflection representing […]

No. 9

Ink & Other: Joshua Hagler

June 17th, 2016

Ink & Other heads to Joshua Hagler’s studio to discuss his series The Adopted, where he discusses the processes and techniques behind the series. Furthermore, he reveals how he drew inspiration for the works by watching Western films “through the lens of colonialism,” while focusing on the dynamics between the whites and the Native Americans. For more […]

The Ambush

Venison Magazine: Joshua Hagler

June 17th, 2016

We are pleased to share Nazish Chunara’s interview with Joshua Hagler, where they discuss his series, The River, and his views on religion, science, and contemporary life in the United States. “The terrain in America is haunted by its history and religious fervor… I’m a product of these things and I want to make work about things […]

From Above the River Presses

Nailed Magazine Artist Feature: Bill Dunlap

June 16th, 2016

Swerdlow Art Group is pleased to share this moving article by Shenya Webb of Nailed Magazine that discusses the powerful imagery of Bill Dunlap’s series, A Cruel Summer. “When Bill Dunlap first shared his paintings with me, I was moved by his fine art documentation of hate crimes. Sure, we see them in the news […]

The Death of Eric Garner

Maja Ruznic: A Conversation with Future Tongue

June 16th, 2016

Britt Harrison of Future Tongue visits Maja Ruznic in her studio to discuss her inspiration and stylistic goals behind her new series Soil as Witness. “I think everyone has their own innate frequency. It’s an accumulation of what they’ve been through, how they’ve grown up, and how they’ve been talked to. That’s what make’s people interesting. I’m acting […]

The Wailing Sisters

In the Magazine: Maja Ruznic

June 16th, 2016

Maja Ruznic sits down with Gabe Scott of Juxtapoz Magazine to discuss her journey to the United States as a refugee of the Bosnian War and how those experiences shaped her artistic practice. “To live life bearing the emotional stress of being forced to flee one’s homeland is a concept many of us can’t comprehend. To […]

The Undoing of Knots

The Miami Herald on Carlos Salas “At MOCA North Miami: The world according to Carlos Salas”

June 14th, 2016

Swerdlow Art Group is pleased to present Carlos Salas and his recent retrospective at MOCA North Miami, which received wonderful praise from George Fishman of the Miami Herald. “The show feels coherent, clearly reflective of Salas’ singular point of view. Whatever his principal palette choices for a given series — golden hues or deep oceanic blue-greens […]

A History for Each Painting #9

Inspired by Westerns, Joshua Hagler Carves into Colonialism with a New Series of Paintings

March 8th, 2016

Joshua Hagler is known for his large-scale paintings depicting psychologically charged scenes centered on human figures, often in states of tension and conflict. Lately, he has been watching a lot of Westerns. These films have troubled and inspired him, leading him to the creation of a new traveling series called “The Adopted.” The dark visions […]

This freedom seemed to reside somewhere in his jaws and an undergrowth of joy burned so fiercely from his throat that it was not easy for the onlookers to bear it. But they steeled themselves, surged around the cage, and wanted never to leave it.

INTERSECTIONS: Trans-Cultural Expressions

December 3rd, 2015

Swerdlow Art Group is pleased to present INTERSECTIONS: Trans-cultural Expressions. Curated in collaboration with Nicholas Swerdlow and Philippe Dodard, whose works we are proud to exhibit in this show. INTERSECTIONS: Trans-Cultural Expressions explores the dialogue between artists and the contemporary world in which we live. Five artists, spanning the globe, from Colombia to Germany will […]

Stars, Stars, and All Eyes

November 29th, 2014

Swerdlow Art Group is pleased to present Stars, Stars, and All Eyes. Curated in collaboration with Nicholas Swerdlow and Bill Dunlap, the artist whose works we are proud to exhibit in his solo show. In this contemporary era, Bill Dunlap offers a provocative representation of the ethos of a complex post- modern world. His body […]