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Previews: Simon Shepherd – “†unsubscribed” (London)

From July 20th – 23rd at 15 Bateman Street in London W1D 3AQ, Simon Shepherd will be showcasing his latest sculptural and two dimensional works. †unsubscribed is a followup of his 2015 London debut and features of two distinct bodies of new work. The main idea of the exhibition is to explore decay in an perfection and upgrade obsessed world. Shown both through pieces that represent the idea of creating the “perfect” body or perfect image, as well as pieces that symbolize emotions that follow such actions, †unsubscribed questions the relationship between progress […]

Overtime: July 10 – July 16

More stories from the week that ended July 16 (click on bolded words for more information): Dallas Museum of Art acquires Yayoi Kusama’s All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins installation. RIP: Lala Rukh, who passed away at the age of 69. RIP: Daniel LaRue Johnson (1938-2017). Salvador Dalí’s body to be exhumed next week to help resolve paternity battle. Vika Gazinskaya steals Brad Troemel’s artwork for its clothing designs. NY-based graffiti artists suing Vince Camuto for alleged misappropriation and infringement of their mural work. Four, including […]

Previews/Interviews: Vhils // Festival Iminente (London)

Festival Iminente will be bringing a taste of Portuguese culture to East London at the end of the month. The event is being curated by Vhils and the Underdogs Gallery which he established in 2013. The festival debuted in Lisbon’s Oeiras district last autumn and this latest iteration carries a particularly contemporary theme with the subtitle Art Before Brexit. The participating artists’ individual contributions address some of the specific issues which dominated the public conversation around Brexit. For example, Mais Menos’ installation is concerned with […]

Album Covers: Eric White x Tyler, The Creator – “Scum Fuck Flower Boy”

After working with Mark Ryden (interviewed) on an album cover back in 2013 (covered), Tyler, The Creator recently unveiled information about a new LP with the imagery of Eric White. Scum Fuck Flower Boy won’t the the first time White has worked with musicians as he has done covers for acts like Korn, Frank Zappa, Incubus and The Meices in the past. Head over here to read more about the how the process between the LA and NY-based artist and Tyler evolved on this project. Discuss Eric White here.

Releases: Pejac – “Scattercrow” Print

Pejac will be releasing a new limited edition on Friday 14th at 6PM CEST (12PM EDT) via his official website. Scattercrow is a lithograph featuring one of his earlier images (first painted back in 2010). For this release, the Barcelona-based artist picked the old-fashioned process of lithograph stone printing in order to achieve an as direct and as unchanged of a image reproduction. Painting directly on a limestone block, using traditional tools and chemicals, he once again created the image of a scarecrow that is dissolving into […]

Previews: Erik Olson – “L.A. Paintings” @ Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

On July 15th, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles will be opening L.A. Paintings, solo show by Erik Olson. With this exhibition, Düsseldorf-based artist will be introducing his ongoing project that includes exploration and experimentation with portraiture. Marking the culmination of the series of works that peaked during his recent art residency at The La Brea Residency, the selected pieces portray friends, colleagues as well as people that he has had an interest in. Through these expressive renderings that sometimes only suggest the traditional head and shoulders format, Olsen […]

Overtime: July 3 – July 9

More stories from the week that ended July 9 (click on bolded words for more information): 1000 GESTALTEN performance takes place during G20 Summit. RIP: Jan Fontein, who passed away at the age of 89. RIP: Xavier Douroux, who passed away at the age of 61. America Meredith on Why It Matters That Jimmie Durham Is Not a Cherokee. New cybersecurity law goes into effect in China, causing greater self-censorship by artists. Hobby Lobby accused of buying up Iraqi war loot in quest to amass biblical artifacts for museum. $3.9mil. in […]

Previews: “Sea Sick in Paradise” @ Depart Foundation Malibu Village

Few things remind us of summer in America more than surfing and Southern California, specifically, Malibu. When you combine those two things with art, you have a fantastic timely mix for a warm weather exhibition. DEPART Foundation presents Sea Sick in Paradise, a group show curated by Amy Yao.  The exhibition features works in a variety of media by 44 artists (including Barry McGee and Margaret Kilgallen), many of whom are surfers themselves or inspired by surfing, the ocean, and coastal culture. Showing in context with these visual artists’ works are […]

Releases: Andrew Schoultz – “Life & Death” Print

Life & Death is a new print just released from Andrew Schoultz featuring some of the repeating motifs and patterns often seen in his work. Released through Print Them All, the 3 color lithograph (33.67 x 25.20 inches) costs £340.00 and will be produced in an edition of 99. Schoultz further explains – “There is a skull representing “Death” and then the birds flying with the clouds representing “Life”.  There is also the all seeing eye…. keeping watch and recording history as it happens…. In history you […]

Previews: Edwin Ushiro – “A Survey” @ Giant Robot 2

On July 8th, Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles will be opening a new solo from Edwin Ushiro (interviewed) entitled A Survey. Like his showing with the gallery back in 2015 (covered), the locally-based artist delves deep into his youth with nostalgic scenes from his experiences growing up in Hawaii. Created through his unique process and novel technique, the paintings seem to glow with a luminous light  like a memory extracted from Ushiro’s Pensieve. Ushiro further explains – “Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafacdio Hearn is […]
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