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Recap: Josh Sperling & Sam Friedman – “From the Cradle to the Grave” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

In January, Joshua Liner Gallery hosted a great dual exhibition from New York artists Josh Sperling & Sam Friedman. Entitled From the Cradle to the Grave, this showcase put together two lifelong friends with roots spanning to their youthful days. Evoking influences of postwar masters Frank Stella and Ellsworth Kelly, both Friedman and Sperling’s works explore the impacts of visual perception and movement. As seen in their contrasting styles, both artists push the boundaries with bold color combinations, high contrast, and structure. For Sperling, we were intrigued by the structured canvases […]

Previews: Michael Bevilacqua – “The Owls a Re Not What they. s EE m” @ Jacob Lewis Gallery

This Friday (February 26th), Jacob Lewis Gallery will unveil a new body of work from Michael Bevilacqua. Entitled The Owls a Re Not What they. s EE m, this exhibition borrows its title from David Lynch’s iconic television serial drama Twin Peaks, drawing inspiration from its mysterious and enigmatic dissemination of symbols. For this series of paintings, Bevilaqua takes on the role of a collector of culture, fusing layers of visual currency – from the 3D concert graphics of German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk to traditional West African […]

Openings: Nick Walker @ The Quin Hotel

AM recently attended the opening of Nick Walker’s (interviewed) exhibition at the Quin Hotel in Midtown New York City. Marking the kick off of the first ever artist in residence for the hotel, the famed UK artist pulled out some great stencil compositions to deck out his paintings. We noticed a few NYC specific artworks and of course a few works featuring Walker’s iconic Vandal character. Curated by the Quin’s DK Johnston, a diverse selection of mediums such as canvas, paper and editions were all on display […]

Studio Visits: Michael Kagan – “Lights Out” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

On February 11th, the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York will open a solo exhibition by Michael Kagan. Entitled Lights Out, this new body of work by the Brooklyn-based painter focuses on man’s moments of triumph over nature’s limits. As the name of the exhibition indicates, the Kagan pushes the boundaries of his amped up compositions to include situations in which there are nearly no margin for errors. One mistake/miscalculations would mean a literal end to the participant’s life. Expanding on his awe inspiring first show with the gallery (covered), Kagan […]

Openings: Tauba Auerbach – “Projective Instrument” @ Paula Cooper Gallery

On January 9th, Tauba Auerbach returned to Paula Cooper Gallery in New York for a brand new exhibition. Entitled Projective Instrument, the show plays off the 1915 treatise Projective Ornament by the American architect & theosopher Claude Bragdon in which the author outlines a system for drawing four-dimensional ornament on a two-dimensional plane. Building upon this century old thesis, Auerbach further empowers projective geometry and recasts the “Ornament” as “Instrument,” thereby rendering it an active tool rather than mere representation. This results in a diverse series of works that includes paintings, sculptures and music […]

Basel Week Miami ’15: “No Commission” – Curated by Swizz Beatz x The Dean Collection

During Basel Week Miami, one of the hottest and most talked about event was an exhibition/art fair curated by celebrity collector and art patron Swizz Beatz. Over the past few years Swizz has amassed an astonishing collection of works by many notable artists around the globe. Shared on Instagram under the account & hashtag #TheDeanCollection, viewers are able to get a glimpse of his taste in art. For Miami, Swizz took it to another level by putting on a large scale exhibition with no strings attached – […]

Openings: Erik Parker – “Undertow” @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

A couple weeks ago, the 297 Tenth Avenue location of Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York hosted the opening reception for Undertow, Erik Parker’s new solo show. Drawing from a wide range of influences, the locally-based artist arranges these elements into complex compositions that become greater than the sum of its parts. The highly saturated palette as well as shaped canvases further accent his imagery, a commentary on the “world’s current political, social, and economic landscapes.” Discuss Erik Parker here.

Basel Week Miami ’15: Art Basel (Part 2)

Contrary to popular belief, Basel Week Miami isn’t just about walking around buying art from your favorite gallery or dealer. It is also a time for the general public to find inspiration from the vast assortment of quality art being displayed. Every year, the main Art Basel Miami Beach fair does a great job of serving as a “pop-up” museum for the week as over 70,000 people walk through the fair to catch legends of the past and legends in the making for the art world. It doesn’t matter […]

Basel Week Miami ’15: Art Basel (Part 1)

During the start of Basel Week Miami, we gave you an early first look during the VIP session of the Art Basel Miami Beach fair. The first day (as in years past) was the proverbial “running of the bulls” for many of the world’s elite collectors as they stormed the ginormous floor of the Miami convention center in search of artwork to add to their collections. Blue-chip galleries displayed 2015’s treasures by artists such as Andy Warhol, Kaws, Alex Israel, Tal R, Alex Katz, Josh Smith, Yoshitomo Nara, Ai […]

Basel Week Miami ’15: Art Basel – First Look

On December 2nd at 11am, the 2015 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach opened its doors for their most important guests. Collectors, critics, curators and art lovers from around the world quickly found their way through the maze of gallery booths, looking for the their favorite artists. Over 250 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, are showing and offering work from the masters of modern and contemporary art, as well a new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works by […]
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