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Brooklyn Museum Gala Artists Ball AM 12

Benefits: Brooklyn Museum’s Gala – “The Brooklyn Artist’s Ball”

The Brooklyn Museum recently held its annual benefit gala to raise funds for the institution’s programming. This year, the theme was The Brooklyn Artist’s Ball and 18 Brooklyn-based artists were invited to install their vision and transform a 40-foot-long table into a specially created work of art that will be on view for one night only at the exclusive dinner and after party. The esteemed list of artists that included Njideka Akunyili, Daniel Arsham, Jules de Balincourt, FAILE, Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw, Joey Frank, […]
Japan Society Matsu Aiko AM 12

Aiko & Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Edo Pop” @ Japan Society

New York’s Japan Society recently hosted an exhibition looking at the graphic impact of Japanese prints on art in the contemporary age. Entitled Edo Pop, this showcase playfully juxtaposed traditional ukiyo-e woodblock prints from such masters as Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige with current New York contemporary artists, such as Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) and Aiko. This was a rare opportunity for people to experience the traditional woodblock artwork created as early as the 1700’s. In addition, Aiko applied her unique stencil technique to an entire room, where […]
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Openings: Yoshitomo Nara @ Pace Gallery

During Frieze Week, Pace Gallery held the much anticipated opening for Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara. The solo exhibition is Nara’s first with the blue chip gallery since joining its esteemed roster in 2011. For his first return to New York City after his comprehensive retrospective at the Asia Society, the Nara pulled no stops and displayed a well-rounded series that included works on canvas, bronze, and paper. Also this body of work included pieces that made it from his Japanese museum exhibitions at the  Yokohama […]
Ian Francis Joshua Liner New York AM 46

Openings: Ian Francis – “Season 1 Episode 0″ @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last week, Bristol based painter Ian Francis (featured) returned to New York for a solo exhibition with Joshua Liner Gallery. Entitled Season 1 Episode 0, this new body of work dives deeper into Francis’ fascination with contemporary television, exploring both the reality and unreality of the storylines that captivate legions of fans around the world. Long known for his ability to combine elements of abstract & figurative in both paintings & drawing, Ian shows another level of dreamy dimensions in the artwork created for this […]
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Openings: Andrew Kuo – “You Say Tomato” @ Marlborough Gallery

New York artist Andrew Kuo recently made his debut solo exhibition with Chelsea’s Marlborough Gallery. Entitled You Say Tomato, the new body of work features a combination of beautifully rendered geometric abstractions with the empirical precision of an x-y graph. Mr. Kuo not only gives the viewers visually engaging paintings, but also tugs at their heart strings with a chart system of emotions that one goes through while engaging in everyday past times such as watching TV, listening to music, or taking a road trip. […]
Rostarr Opera Gallery NYC AM 38

Openings: Rostarr @ Opera Gallery (NYC)

Opening alongside SABER (covered) a couple weeks ago was the New York-based artist Rostarr (featured). Premiering an entirely fresh body of work for his solo debut with the gallery, the Brooklyn native wowed the packed opening night crowd at the NY Opera Gallery. Utilizing his unique graphically charged visuals, Ro gave us a look at his new direction which held both metallic and oxidized textures, which paired nicely with his tribal-esqe repetitious optical vocabulary. It ended up being a very energizing showcase that exemplified the range and […]
Saber Opera Gallery NYC AM 23

Openings: Saber @ Opera Gallery (NYC)

West coast graffiti legend SABER (interviewed) recently stopped by the Big Apple to showcase a new body of work at Opera Gallery. Taking another step in his abstraction style, the street titan created a series that was quite moving with paintings that blurred the boundaries between sharp & tactical and smooth & strategic. Certain pieces focused on the razor sharp corners coming off exquisite line-work whereas other works drew you in with their muted and buffed textures hinting gently at a subtle vision that lies beneath. […]
Futura Beats SOLO Headphones AM 30

Releases: Futura x Beats by Dre Solo HD Headphones

Over the past few decades, graffiti and fine artist Futura has long been successful at fusing his art form with influential brands by carefully selecting partners and products that form a meaningful synergy. His most recent collaboration is with iconic headphone makers Beats by Dre. AM attended the packed launch event at the Beats’ flagship store in SOHO to catch the premiere of their next artists series featuring the New York legend. Utilizing a blue and white base, Futura lines the Solo HD model with a […]
Tauba Auerbach Mesh Moire Etching Paulson Bott AM 1

Releases: Tauba Auerbach x Paulson Bott Press – “MESH / MOIRE” Print

This past winter, Tauba Auerbach returned to her hometown of San Francisco and visited the studios of master printers Paulson Bott Press to create an exceptional fine art edition. Entitled Mesh / Moire, this new project stems from the innovative synergy of PBP’s wide array of tools & printing expertise and  Tauba’s seemingly limitless creativity with color theory & visual awareness. Drawing on a simple theory of stretching mesh, Ms. Auerbach warps the symmetrical squares into non-conforming geometric shapes, eventually bending the very pattern which she started […]
Ian Francis Joshua Liner AM 01

Previews: Ian Francis – “Season 1 Episode 0″ @ Joshua Liner Gallery

This Thursday, British Painter Ian Francis (featured) makes a return to New York City’s Joshua Liner Gallery for a new exhibition. Entitled Season 1 Episode 0, this fresh selection of paintings explores the reality and unreality of contemporary TV – from the made up world of characters and storylines, to the digital manipulation of locations and visual effects, to the myriad of platforms that exist today for production, delivery, and global consumption. As you can see from our exclusive preview below, this latest series is another step […]