Jumpstart Your Summer With These 5 Artists That the Artnet Gallery Network Is Watching in June
This month, we're looking at artists with shows in Switzerland, Canada, and beyond.
And just like that, we’re halfway through 2021. If you made a commitment to check out a new set of creative talents this year, it might be time to follow through on that resolution.
Luckily, with the Artnet Gallery Network, you don’t even have to leave the house because we make it our goal to discover new artists each and every month, searching through the thousands of talented artists on our website and selecting a few we find particularly intriguing right now.
Check out what’s in store for June.
Laurent Marthaler, Montreux
Simon Berger’s energetic portraits appear—at a distance— to be drawn in ink. In fact, Berger’s works are made of protection glass, which he hammers with acute precision to create small fractures that come together to form unique faces.
Winchester Galleries, Victoria
Canadian artist Robert Burke did not start painting until after retiring from a long career as a contractor at the age of 53. He was born in Northwest Territories in 1944 to a Métis mother of Dene descent and a Black American father who had been part of a segregated regiment that worked on the Alaska Highway during World War II. Burke’s childhood was difficult. As a young child, he was sent away to a residential school 100 away. His paintings often mine these complex memories and his experiences as a Canadian of indigenous descent, using color as a means of expressing emotion.
JHB Gallery, New York
Estonia-born, New York-based artist Jaanika Peerna works across drawing, performance, and installation art. Working primarily with the semi-translucent material of mylar, Peerna’s drawn lines are altered and sometimes erased by her application of water and ice in a process that involves simultaneous movements with both of the artist’s hands. In her installations, Peerna adds new dimensions to this process by cutting the mylar drawings and twisting them into arrangements that hang wing-like throughout galleries.
Stephen James Harlan
Casanova Venetian Glass & Art, Naples
Stephen James Harlan’s hyper realist paintings depict captivating waterways in luminous shades of blues and purples. These aqueous visions are void of people and possess a kind of otherworldly quality that makes these summery scenes feel as if they’re plucked from a dream.
Se Yoon Park
Carvalho Park, Brooklyn
In Korean artist Se Yoon Park’s first solo New York exhibition, the artist has presented a series of contemplative, even serene sculptures that take inspiration from the shapes of trees. All created during 2020 and 2021, these sculptures range in scale from the intimate to the monumental, and form a kind of forest within the gallery space through which visitors are invited to wander, finding moments of respite and rejuvenation.
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