Catch these events in August and September
Edited by Meghan Edwards -- Interior Design, 7/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
Slot Canyon, one of the pieces selected for "The Painterly Photographs of Carlos Esguerra" at New York's Tama Gallery, beautifully illustrates this artist's vivid use of shape, line, and color. His images capture the natural world with extreme precision—before turning to the camera, he spent 36 years as a computer consultant. September 4-22; 212-566-7030; tamagallery.biz.
Exploring a continuum from Josef Albers to Liam Gillick, "Minimalism and Applied: Minimalism in Art and Design From 1920 to Today" comes to DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, a nonprofit gallery in Berlin. Vincent Szarek made Moving Stereo, 2006, from urethane, fiberglass, and automotive audio equipment. September 21–January 7; 49-30-259-41-42-0; sammlung.daimlerchrysler.com.
Cross-cultural collisions abound in the Des Moines Art Center's "Enrique Chagoya: Borderlandia." The Mexican native offers a rich fusion of contemporary Western iconography, including political prints, and ancient Aztec influence. When Paradise Arrived, a drawing in charcoal and pastel, is one example of his fantastical narratives. September 21–January 6; 515-277-4405; desmoinesartcenter.org.
Summer couldn't be brighter in Finland as top designers convene for the fifth international Alvar Aalto Design seminar at the University of Jyväskylä. One of two accompanying exhibitions, "It's a Beautiful Day!" at the nearby Museum of Central Finland, showcases designs by the event's six keynote speakers. Louise Campbell's cobweblike Retreat Funnel, a steel-thread chair wrapped in white angora wool, hints at the seminar's focal question: Can integrating nature and technology change the future? August 31–September 30; 358-14-624-809; alvaraalto.fi.
Robin Rhode transforms two-dimensional drawings into three-dimensional reality through digital animation, photographs, film, and performance—for example, sketching a guitar and amplifier on a wall, then pulling them into his own active space by filming himself playing. A still from the digital animation Color Chart prefigures his new series for "Robin Rhode: Walk Off" at Munich's Haus der Kunst. September 16–January 6; 49-89-21127-113; hausderkunst.de.
"Material Culture: Contemporary American Design"
Through September 1
Max Lang Gallery, New York; 212-980-2400; maxlanggallery.com.
"The Mark of the Volcano"
Through September 6
Aedes Galerie, Berlin; 49-30-282-70-15; aedes-galerie.de.
"Journey: Paintings by Shingo Honda"
Through September 25
Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; 808-526-1322; tcmhi.org.
"Il Lee: Ballpoint Drawings"
Through September 30
Queens Museum of Art, New York; 718-592-9700; queensmuseum.org.
"John Marshall: Silver and Basalt Sculpture"
August 3–September 2
William Traver Gallery, Seattle; 206-587-6501; travergallery.com.
"With Love From Zyg: Zygmund Jankowski"
August 9–September 1
Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston; 617-437-1518; judirotenberg.com.
August 16–October 13
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; 312-663-5554; mocp.org.
"SoCal: Southern California Art of the 1960's and '70's From LACMA's Collection"
August 19–March 30
Los Angeles County Museum of Art; 323-857-6000; lacma.org.
"Fiber: Nancy Middlebrook"
August 21–September 29
Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia; 215-238-9576; snyderman-works.com.
American Craft Exposition
Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, Evanston, Illinois; 847-570-5096; americancraftexpo.org.
Messe Frankfurt; 49-69-75-75-20-04; tendence-lifestyle.messefrankfurt.com.
"Jem Southam: Upton Pyne"
August 28–December 30
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven; 203-432-2800; yale.edu/ycba.
Shanghai Exhibition Center; 39-051-282848; shcontemporary.info.
Maison & Objet
Parc des Expos, Paris-Nord Villepinte; 212-957-0932; maison-objet.com.
Decosit & DecoContract
Brussels Expo; 32-92-43-84-50; decosit.com.
Udine Fiere, Italy; promosedia.it.
"Shy Boy, She Devil, and Isis: The Art of Conceptual Craft"
September 10–January 6
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; 617-267-9300; mfa.org.
"Beyond/In Western New York"
September 14–December 9
Multiple venues, New York; 716-882-8700; albrightknox.org.
Miami Beach Convention Center; 508-743-8502; hdboutique.com.
Earls Court, London; 44-20-8910-7881; 100percentdesign.co.uk.
Abitare Il Tempo
Fiera di Verona, Italy; 39-051-864310; abitareiltempo.com.
"E-Art: New Technologies and Contemporary Art"
September 20–December 9
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal; 514-285-2000; mmfa.qc.ca.
"The Healing Instruments of the Gentle Wind Project"
September 26–October 27
Feature, New York;212-675-7772; featureinc.com.
Toronto National Trade Centre; 416-944-3350; iidexneocon.com.