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Katie Stout and the Subversion of American Craft

In her latest solo exhibition at Nina Johnson Gallery in Miami, called Sour Tasting Liquid, Katie Stout focuses her experiments exclusively in ceramics, exploring processes like slab-building, mosaic, pinching, kintsugi, and more to make a body of work that is at once figurative and abstract, logical and absurd.
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This Barcelona Studio Asked a Painter to Choose the Colors of Its New Chair

When Gerrit Rietveld designed his famed Red and Blue Chair in 1917, it wasn't red and blue at all, but plain, unstained beech wood. Only six years later, after his De Stijl collaborator Bart van der Leck suggested he add bright colors, did Rietveld create the version that went on to make history. The same is true, in a way, of the Barcelona studio AOO's Chair 8, whose colors were envisioned by painter Claudia Valsells for a recent collaborative exhibition in Spain.
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Jagged, Glacier-Inspired Glass By a California Icon, On View at Hauser + Wirth

Larry Bell's latest exhibition at Hauser + Wirth, on view until April 11, might be the California Light & Space artist's largest presentation of work in New York yet. Called Still Standing, the title refers both to the octogenarian's practice, which shows no signs of slowing, and to what Bell calls his "standing walls" — aka the architecturally-scaled crystalline forms that result from Bell deconstructing his signature colored glass cubes.
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Two Berlin Artists, On View at a Café Where Brunch Meets Brutalism

The definition of gallery keeps expanding, and perhaps our favorite new entry is the mezzanine of the year-old café Baldon, located inside architect Arno Brandlhuber’s terraced, brutalist Lobe Block building in the Wedding neighborhood of Berlin. On view until the end of the month is a show that combines two artists of recent interest — Kim Bartelt, whose home and studio we featured here earlier this fall, and Yellow Nose, a Berlin-based studio founded in 2017 by two Taiwanese architects, Hsin-Ying Ho and Kai-Ming Tung.
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A Mint Green, Foam-Encrusted Desk Suite is the Highlight of This French Painter’s New Exhibition

In the materials list for one of the new works by Paris-born artist Côme Clérino — on view now at Galerie Chloe Salgado — you might find MDF, plaster, acrylic resin, fiberglass, paraffin, fabric, thermoplastic glue, tile seal, ceramic, watercolor, felt pen, and colored pencil. But paint? Hardly, despite the fact that Clérino considers himself foremost a painter.
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Nina Cho’s New Mirror Series Asks You to Contemplate Infinity, NBD

“Even though a mirror is two-dimensional, it feels three-dimensional to me,” explains Detroit-based designer Nina Cho, who has been putting reflective surfaces at the center of her work since her debut collection back in 2015. For her latest exhibition, developed by Colony Consult, Cho created a series of geometric, two- and three-toned mirrors called Maung Maung.
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A New Jose Dávila Exhibition in A Stunning Brutalist Church

If you've ever visited König Galerie in Berlin, which is housed in a renovated 1967 Brutalist church with a skylit concrete nave, you'll know that there are only a few places in the world to experience contemporary art in such a breathtaking setting. There are also only a few artists whose work would be quite so at home in that nave as Jose Dávila, the Mexican sculptor who trained as an architect and is known for his focus on space, balance, and proportion.
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