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Inka Essenhigh Lewis AM 14

Recap: Inka Essenhigh – “Comet Dust & Crystal Shards” @ Jacob Lewis Gallery

Jacob Lewis Gallery recently held it’s inaugural exhibition with New York artist Inka Essenhigh. Entitled Comet Dust & Crystal Shards, this new body of work was created over the span of a calendar year with the focus of seasons as inspiration of each composition. With her surreal touch and unique creative process of blending external and internal influences, Essenhigh again takes our breath away with a stunning series of magical paintings. Check out images from the show below.
George Condo skarstedt AM 26

Openings: George Condo – “Double Heads / Black Paintings / Abstractions” @ Skarstedt

AM was in attendance for New York-based painter George Condo’s much-anticipated recent opening at Chelsea’s Skarstedt Gallery— his first show in NYC since his amazing retrospective at the New Museum (featured). Entitled Double Heads and Black Paintings/Abstractions, this fresh exhibition focuses in on Condo’s exploration of portraiture and “action painting.” Utilizing layering techniques, erasure and composition, the artist pushes his already impressive abstraction style to another level. This impressive show runs until December 20th, so stop by if you’re lucky enough to be in New York City while […]
Takashi Murakami Gagosian NYC Rainbow AM 29

First Look: Takashi Murakami – “In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow” @ Gagosian

Incense filled the air as we visited the Takashi Murakami exhibition at Gagosian Gallery. This is the site of the artist’s first major exhibition in New York City since his monumental retrospective held at the Brooklyn Museum (covered) in 2007. Entitled In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow, this great showcase took full advantage of the grand space of Gagosian’s 24th street location in Chelsea. Utilizing various signature techniques he’s accrued on his way to becoming a key international […]
Tiffany Bozic Liner AM 10

Openings: Tiffany Bozic – “Qualia” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last month, AM attended the opening of Tiffany Bozic’s latest showing with Joshua Liner Gallery, her third (also see 2010 & 2012). The striking new works, nine in total, explores how creatures experience the world and the fact the no two species or persons  have the same subjective consciousness. Qualia runs through November 15th, so head by if you are in New York to check out these surreal amalgamations of the natural world for yourself. Discuss Tiffany Bozic here.
Alfred Steiner Liner AM00

Openings: Alfred Steiner – “Likelihood of Confusion” @ Joshua Liner

New York based artist Alfred Steiner recently opened a slammin’ exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery. Entitled Likelihood of Confusion, this show encompassed several cornerstone techniques that the artist has been focusing on of late. The new body of work included his realistic watercolors in which he assembles iconic symbols using eye catching free associated images, oil painted shaped fiberboards, and the jaw dropping 3M based reflective artwork with the Louis Vuitton Don and his run in with the papparazi that we first previewed with a studio visit. Check […]
Alex Gross Levine AM 25

Openings: Alex Gross – “Future Tense” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Earlier this month, Alex Gross (interviewed) presented a new body of work at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York, site of his last showing in the Big Apple in 2012 (covered). As we saw in our studio visit with the Los Angeles-based painter last month, much of the new work continued to delve into mankind’s present course in history as we have become inundated with advertising, propaganda, and new technology. As has often been seen in his work before, the beautifully rendered portraiture often featured layers of repeating motifs like Candy Crush […]
WK Act 4 book NYC AM 37

Openings: WK Interact – “WK/Act 4″ (Pop-Up)

WK Interact recently launched his latest publication entitled WK/Act 4. This book houses works from 1989 to the present day and spans 25 years of the French born/Brooklyn based artist’s storied career. To mark this occasion, WK worked in partnership with KLINIK for a pop up exhibition at The Garage in New York City. On exhibit were a wide range of works from his motion-based artwork to multi media installation to photography, ensuring a diverse selection of key works for all to enjoy. Check more photos […]
Nick Walker NYC Name Fire AM 32

Openings: Nick Walker – “All I Ever Wanted Was My Name On Fire” (New York Popup)

Last week, British artist Nick Walker (interviewed) unveiled a show in New York City. Entitled All I Ever Wanted Was My Name On Fire, this pop up located at 345 Broome Street was definitely a show that burns brightly. Included in the exhibition was a new series of canvases focusing on the “Vandal” and his adventures in the largest city in the United States. Of course, there were a few surprises, such as a Vandal sculpture and a weekend print & book launch with hand stenciling […]
Alfred Steiner studio Joshua Liner AM 18

Studio Visits: Alfred Steiner – “Likelihood of Confusion” @ Joshua Liner

Set to open his first solo exhibition tomorrow with Joshua Liner Gallery, Alfred Steiner welcomed us into his laboratory in Chelsea. The American artist has long been on our radar with his amazingly realistic watercolors and creative approach to assembling iconic symbols & images based on the long standing Freudian technique of free association. On every piece he creates, the viewer will likely find something memorable and thought provoking. Entitled Likelihood of Confusion, this new body of work will not only include his signature watercolors, but also two oil fiberboards that […]
Inka Essenhigh Jacob Lewis Gallery AM 8

Setup: Inka Essenhigh – “Comet Dust & Crystal Shards” @ Jacob Lewis Gallery

There’s a fresh player in the gallery ranks of New York City and it’s Jacob Lewis Gallery. AM visited the newly minted space in Chelsea as they prepared for their inaugural exhibition featuring the dreamy touches of Inka Essenhigh. Entitled Comet Dust & Crystal Shards, these new paintings have been in the works for over a year as the locally-based artist utilized the changing seasons around her as part inspiration for her surreal imagery. Melding external influences with her unique creative process, Essenhigh effortlessly blends imagination & mystery with the tangible […]
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