George Herms

Consumerist society's refuge becomes art in the artist's second solo show at NYC's Susan Inglett Gallery

As one of the most unique artists to emerge from the anti-establishment movement of the 1960s, George Herms creates unconventional assemblages from a range of refuse materials. By rescuing civilization’s discards to make art, Herms creates two- and three-dimensional works that prove the point of cause and effect—and, more light-heartedly, that old adage about trash and treasure. Back in NYC for his second solo show …

Fictitious Topographies

A Brazilian artist's solo exhibition re-imagines the urban landscape

Daniel Escobar will ring in 2012 with “Fictitious Topographies,” his first solo exhibition in the United States. Inspired by the ubiquitous influence of the urban landscape, the Brazilian artist has decided to remake aspects of real cities into creative works of art born from maps and printed promotional materials. By destroying and resurrecting the physical world, Escobar finds new possibilities in the everyday. The exhibition …

Dream the End

An online gallery streamlines the interaction between users and content

Hastening to bridge the gap between traditional media’s tendency to over-curate and the Internet’s overflow of content, Melissa Jones has relaunched Dream the End, an online space for art, music, poetry and film. With a homepage curated by guest editors, the site will update regularly as new virtual “editions” are released. The content comes from a mix of emerging artists and lesser-known figures from the …