January 3 | Tomoo Gokita joins Blum & Poe
US galleries continue to snatch representation of important artists, whereas Norway awards its most important art award.
Tomoo Gokita joins Blum & Poe
The US gallery with a Tokyo satellite, has announced that it is now representing the artist, born in 1969. With a background in fashion and music, the artist will have an exhibition at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery in the Spring, as well as a solo show at Blum & Poe’s Los Angeles space in the Autumn.
Also represented by Mary Boone gallery and Taka Ishii, the artist is mostly known for his grey portraits, evoking the different styles of modern painting. Read more via Blum & Poe’s website.
Tomoo Gokita, Scorn, 2011,Acrylic gouache and gesso on canvas, 89 1/2 x 71 5/8 inches
Vibeke Tandberg wins the Lorck Schive Kunstpris 2017
The artist, born in 1967, is the recipient of the 2017 of Norway’s most prestigious prize, endowed with $62,000. Tandberg, who also works with painting, photography and sculpture, won for her installation Candypool. (2017) The jury consisted of Heid Ballet, (curator, Berlin/Brussels) Per Formo (artist, Norway) and Maria Lind. (Curator, writer, Sweden)
Works by the artist and fellow finalists Lars Laumann, Knut Henrik Henriksen and Mattias Härenstam, will be on show at the Trondheim Kunstmuseum through January 28. Read more via ArtDaily.
Roberts & Tilton gallery becomes Roberts Projects
Following the passing of Californian dealer Jack Tilton, gallery associates Julie and Bennett Roberts have announced that the gallery will now be known as Roberts Projects.
The gallery’s first exhibition under its new name will be titled “One way or Another” and will open on January 6, featuring works by Michael Dopp, Egan Frantz, Jeffrey Gibson, James Hayward, Evan Nesbit, Betye Saar, Ed Templeton, Evan Trine, Kehinde Wiley and Zhao Zhao. Read more via the gallery's website.
Michael Dopp with Orr Herz, Magneto, 2016, Ceramic, ink, paper, steel