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Upcoming: Erin M. Riley – “18/bi/f/ma” @ Brilliant Champion

On July 1st, Brilliant Champion in Brooklyn will be presenting a collection of new tapestries from Erin M. Riley (interviewed), including some of her largest to date (up to as large as 8 x 8 feet). Not one to shy away from depicting non-traditional imagery with her weavings, the locally-based artist has created a deeply personal new body of work entitled 18/bi/f/ma. Focusing in on her personal memories, Riley touches on “the knickknacks and tokens of her youth and loves lost” as well as her battle with Trichotillomania, a obsessive […]
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Openings: Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters – “Outer Limits” @ Sally Centigrade

A couple of weeks ago, Sally Centigrade in Denver opened up a joint show from Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters entitled Outer Limits. The husband and wife team presented a cluster of original works interspersed with various art toys as well as custom hand-painted items. Take a look at more photos from the opening reception below… Discuss Kathie Olivas here. Discuss Brandt Peters here.
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Recap: Rose Beton Festival (Toulouse)

Curated by Tilt, the second edition of the Rose Beton Festival in Toulouse (FR) paid tribute to the graffiti scene. The festival kicked off with an exhibition at Chateau d’Eau featuring the iconic photographs by Martha Cooper  & Henry Chalfont (interviewed) as well as emerging photographer Sylvain Fargot. The Musee des Abattoirs is then taken over with installations by Boris Tellegen (covered), Mist, and Craig Costello while Tilt brought back his Voyage Retour car installation that he created during his recent residency at Jardin Rouge in Marrakech. Legendary  Futura painted over […]
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Previews: Jim Houser & Jeremy Fish – “New Works” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Tomorrow night (June 25th) in Los Angeles, Thinkspace will be opening a joint show from Jim Houser (work seen above) & Jeremy Fish. Both the Philly-based Houser and SF-based Fish have iconic aesthetics and became the artists they are through their love for drawing, music, and skate culture. And, they have both evolved their work to include dimensionality with Houser adding paraphernalia and installations to further expand his visual language and iconography, while Fish has included sculptural works as well as custom framing. Take a look at […]
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Previews: “La Lune” @ Haven Gallery

Tomorrow night in Northport, New York, Haven Gallery will be opening a new group show entitled La Lune. As you may have now guessed, participants were asked to explore the plethora of mythologies surrounding the moon in their own way. Artists include Sonya Palencia, Chris Mars, Kukula, Scott Fischer, Joseph Weinreb, Zoé Byland, Jacub Gagnon (seen above), Kindra Nikole, Janet Cook, Robert Kraiza, Kane Kokaris, SoCar Myles, Sarah Joncas, Michael C. Hayes, J.A.W. Cooper, Shannon Bonatakis, Tom Bagshaw, Carisa Swenson, Redd Walitzki, Calliope Bridge, Mab Graves, […]
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Streets / Recap: Cities of Hope (Manchester)

After sharing with you what Phlegm painted for Cities of Hope in Manchester, we now have photos from what the other artists contributed to the unique event. Hyuro, Pichiavo, Martin Whatson, C215, Faith47, Nevercrew, Axel Void, and Case also chose a local charity to link up with that battles with social issues while painting a mural to support the cause. Check out the finished pieces as well as in progress photos below which includes a piece by Hyuro (seen above) painted for 42nd Street, a charity that deals with […]
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Previews: Josh Keyes – “Overgrown” @ Archimedes Gallery

On Saturday night (June 25th), Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be opening a joint show with Eva Funderburgh entitled Overgrown. For fans of the his work, the title immediately makes sense and the first few paintings that have been revealed certainly play on this theme. Also, starting at 10 am for those present at the gallery only, Keyes will make two new prints available – Return & L’apres-midi d’un faune (Afternoon of a Faun) – more details here. Discuss Josh Keyes here.
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Openings: Futura – “NEW HORIZONS” @ Library Street Collective

Last weekend, Library Street Collective in Detroit hosting the opening for Futura latest solo show entitled NEW HORIZONS. Along with all new paintings that features some of the graffiti legend’s signature abstract color studies with gyroscopic structures as well as his old school pointman characters, new large-scale pieces were prepared for the outdoor space in BELT Alley for the PUBLIC MATTER series of works. Photo credit:[email protected] & Sal Rodriguez. Discuss Futura here.
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Streets: Pejac (London)

Precisely one month ahead of his upcoming London solo debut, Pejac has revealed his latest series of public interventions around the city. Titled Downside Up, these simple and striking installations are once again proving his ability to create an unexpected twist on common things and reality in general. The new sculptural series consists of old shoes “hanging” from light poles, signs, or other structures in an urban environment. However, Pejac’s shoes defy gravity and hang as if down is up and up is down. Like […]
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Previews: Evah Fan – “Weird View, Weird Few” @ Land Gallery

On June 24th, Land Gallery in Portland will be opening a new show entitled Weird View, Weird Few from Evah Fan. The Oakland based illustrator and artist’s gouache paintings often feature her eclectic cast of human and animal characters in unusual configurations, position, and situations, all rendered in her flat, multicolored style. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Evah Fan here.
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