CAM'S Spring 2014 Exhibition Season Promises A Full Art House

By Christopher Reilly
In Culture

When the Contemporary Art Museum kicks off their spring 2014 exhibition season tonight, Friday, Jan. 24, the first thing museum-goers will notice is that CAM is continuing its mission to utilize every available space within the building and without. If that means audio art spilling from the bathrooms, so be it. Considering the scope of the spring exhibit, it will need all the space it can get.

Nicole Eisenman, Sloppy Bar Room Kiss, 2011. Oil on canvas, 39 x 48 inches. Collection of Cathy and Jonathan Miller. Courtesy the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Nicole Eisenman, Sloppy Bar Room Kiss, 2011.
Oil on canvas, 39 x 48 inches. Collection of Cathy and Jonathan Miller.
Courtesy the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Major American artists Nicole Eisenman and Joyce Pensato will each have career surveys, Polish artist Tomasz Kowalski will exhibit in the front room, plus Ron Gorchov’s “Entrance” —described as “simultaneously painting, sculpture, and architecture”—will be on display. High on the intrigue scale is an exhibit-within-the-exhibit curated by Nicole Eisenman and A.L. Steiner as the curatorial initiative “Ridykeulous,” which alone features the work of over 40 artists. In addition, the sound art series “Audible Interruptions” returns with new work by St. Louis-based artists Nathan Cook and Andrew James.

Following the dynamic debut of CAM’s Street Views—large-scale video art projected onto the facade of the building—the series continues with Takeshi Murata’s “Melter 2,” in which colorful animation undulates, drips, melts and essentially metamorphoses from one form to another along Washington Boulevard.

For fans of artist talks, winner of the 2013 Carnegie Prize Nicole Eiseman discusses her work on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11am. Eiseman’s work was recently noted by the New Yorker for its images of “pansexual ribaldry and bohemian saloon society.” The event is free and open to the public.

Each exhibit will run until April 13. For more information on the 2014 spring exhibition schedule, please visit the Contemporary Art Museum website.

Recent Posts