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Gallery Hopping on Thursdays:
October 10, 2013

Now, more than ever, raw and industrial materials are being repurposed to produce art. Artists often trade in the traditional canvas for unconventional and malleable materials because they more easily lend themselves to conceptual aesthetics. The artwork in the exhibitions we are looking at this week in New York City and Paris exemplify this trend.

Donald Sultan 'Echos' will be on view on October 10 at 4 rue Jacques Callot 75006 Paris, France.

Donald Sultan, Lantern Flowers Grey and White Aug 23, 2012, 2012, enamel, spackle, oil, and tile over Masonite, Galerie Piece Unique, Paris, France

A decade after his last show in Paris, Donald Sultan (American, b.1951) introduces viewers to Echoes, a multifaceted exhibition of recent works at Galerie Piece Unique. Sultan has become a prominent figure in the Contemporary Art world, known for his unique method of constructing abstract still-life paintings using Masonite and vinyl, among other industrial materials. The white-washed floral pattern of the large-scale painting, Lantern Flowers Grey and White Aug 23 2012, 2012, follows suit with his inimitable iconography of simplified organic forms. With Echoes, Sultan resumes his study of plasticity and its transient quality, as well as how it relates to temporal structures.

Hiroyuki Hamada will be on view on October 10 at 138 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10001.

Hiroyuki Hamada, #73, 2011–2013, painted resin, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

In New York, Lori Bookstein Fine Art will be hosting the second solo exhibition by artist Hiroyuki Hamada (Japanese, b.1968) with a selection of complex sculptures completed between 2011 and 2013. The varied abstract shapes are pieced together using plaster, resin, and waxes, and are incised with intricate patterns that denote systematic units and seemingly congruous relationships. In #73, 2011–2013, blocks of painted resin, akin to the components of architecture, are amassed to form a volumetric shape. The sober, asymmetrical pieces convey the artist’s interest in equilibrium as it relates to shifts in society.

Browse openings by city to see where art can be found in your town!

Athens, Greece
Marisa Merz at Bernier/Eliades Gallery
October 10–November 14, 2013
11 Eptachalkou Street, 11851 Athens, Greece

Cheonan, Korea (South)
Byoungho Kim: Garden in the garden at Arario Gallery
October 10–December 8, 2013
#354-1 Shinbu-dong, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungnam, South Korea

New York, NY
Jocelyn Hobbie: New Paintings at Fredericks & Freiser
October 10–November 9, 2013
536 W. 25th Street, New York, NY 10011

Oslo, Norway
Kjell Nupen at Galleri Brandstrup
October 10–27, 2013
Tjuvholmen allé 5, 0252 Oslo, Norway

Paris, France
Pier Paolo Pitacco 'Digital Polaroid project' at Visionairs Gallery
October 10–November 15, 2013
14, rue de Carmes, 75005 Paris, France

San Francisco, CA
SIGHT / VISION: The Urban Milieu at Gallery Paule Anglim
October 10–November 9, 2013
14 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Vienna, Austria
Curated by Vienna: Why Painting Now? at Galerie Charim Wien
October 10–November 14, 2013
Dorotheergasse 12/1, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Commodious Thoughts from Outer Space (Vienna) at Krobath
October 11–November 14, 2013
Eschenbachgasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria

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