Sublime, Soft-core Monkey Butts and Scarlett Johannson on Skull Island

10 February - 11 March 2006

Carla Arocha’s sublime, abstract work can be defined as a critical discourse around the ways of differentiating seeing and looking, postulated as a reflection on modern constructions of the gaze. (Kunsthalle Bern press release) Arocha’s solo show Luz at the MUHKA contemporary art museum in Antwerp contiunes through February 12th. 


Dirt, a solo show curated by Jesús Fuenmayor and Philippe Pirotte opens at the Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland on April 28th with a full catalogue.  Currently Arocha is featured along with Dzine at ARCO 06 Madrid at moniquemeloche’s booth in a curated section of the art fair “The under  40s” at the invitation of Peter Doroshenko & Pedro Alonzo.


Robert Davis + Michael Langlois will present 4 new drawings in direct relationship to their current solo show Teenagers from Mars at Changing Role Move Over Gallery in Naples Italy.  With a mix of soft-core lust, punk rock, and American history, the artists offer the following insight:

Bi -Curious 300 Y.O. Native American Sugar Daddy seeks underage M/F to help take back what’s mine. I’m slim and athletic with dark and soft leathery skin. I need a little violence and alien promiscuity in my life.  I need help getting back a little something I lost in the war. Communication skills are a must. Multiple languages, and Islamic calligraphy skills a plus. I like it when you talk dirty in Farsi. Will provide a desolate environment for our encounters.  Let’s trade face pics. You must be drug/disease free, and play safe. Can you handle this B-Film born invasion? Hit me up I’m online now!

Davis + Langlois will be in the March issue of Domino magazine reporting on the PULSE Miami art fair.


Christopher Patch, now fully entrenched in Brooklyn, has sent us a much anticipated selection of new works on paper.  Continuing his fascination with the great outdoors, Patchs’ landscapes are now tinged with a darker, more sinister feel and oscillate from land to sea.  Scary scuba divers, ominious forests, and pirates ship abound!  Patch will be included in the upcoming group show Poets on Painters curated by Katie Geha at the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita in 2007.   Check out some of his latest paintings and drawings on PARTYKA online.


Alison Ruttan is offering us a glimpse into a future video project based on her recent fascination with the over-sexed, and grooming obsessed Bonobo monkey.  Ruttan was the first artist-in-residence at the Wild Animal Park outside San Diego last year, where she was allowed unprecedented access to shoot video in the field.  A new series of drawings (yes drawings) continues her investigation of “why we behave the way we do” with sex and humour always playing a significant role.   A two-person show with Laura Carton Looking for Love in All the Right Places curated by Andrew Harwood opens Feb. 25th at Gallery TPW in Toronto, Canada.