World renowned “photograffeur” JR (interviewed) will make a return to UK and premiere a new exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone. Entitled ACTIONS, this exhibition will take place in two parts as the indoor works will focus on the goals accomplished around the globe and will include images from Wrinkles of the City in Berlin (featured), his journey to North Korea and his 2005 Portrait of a Generation. The outdoor portion of the exhibition will have JR continue his Ted Prize pledge of changing the world through art. The artist […]
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Premiering this Saturday at San Francisco’s Guerrero Gallery are two fresh exhibitions. The first is Lucien Shapiro with a show entitled Vessel. This body of work, composed of masks and corresponding vessels, coincides with specific rituals personal to Shapiro’s experiences and reflections in life. Themes such as relating to the daily hustle, the seeking of light, confronting fears, realizing strength, the longing for a partner, and dealings with rejection are all reflected in these creations. The mask created acts like a shield from realities and […]
We recently attended the public unveiling of the new Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) mural created by KAWS we first previewed at night. The new mural location also contains a bike rack specially designed by David Byrne. This sculpture/rack entitled “Bold Wink” is a perfect eye catcher to grab some eyeballs as BAM patrons can see this new project opposite the institution’s Peter Jay Sharp building. This new mural space measures 20×24 foot and is the first in a planned series of murals that will rotate in […]
Brooklyn based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) recently opened a new exhibition in the Reischauer Institute at Harvard University for its 40th anniversary. This sparkling showcase features classic and fresh paintings for those in the Boston area. This great show runs until November 1st and the artist reception with Matsu in attendance on September 26th. Be sure to check it out if you’re lucky enough to be in the area. Discuss Matsu here.
Our friends at Very Nearly Almost (VNA) recently held a release party to celebrate the launch of their latest issue where Brooklyn collective Faile (featured) created a limited edition print by silkscreening their artwork on the cover. Each issue one was also hand signed and featured additional artists such as Morning Breath, Prefab77, Agostino Iacurci, Eelus, Hedof, Michael Sieben, Days, Peque, Vibes to name a few. Held at Reed Space, this packed launch also served as a mini showcase of the artists featured in this issue. Check […]
Ever had a catchy summer song get stuck in your head? Imagine an art show like that. New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery & artist Even Hecox recently curated a show that was hard to forget. Entitled FOLKLORE, this exhibition pulled together a talented group such as Andrew Paynter, Andy Jenkins, Andy Mueller, Benjamin Deberdt, Cody Hudson, Ed Templeton, Evan Hecox, Geoff McFetridge, Jay Nelson, Nathaniel Russell, Nigel Peake, Peter Sutherland, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Stephen “ESPO” Powers, Stevie Gee and Thomas Campbell to showcase their talents. Check out a […]
Edinburgh based Steve More recently opened his solo exhibition entitled Subtraction at Amsterdam’s Unruly Gallery. More’s abstract work in his Syntax series, which has been developing over the last couple of years, takes centre stage for this exhibition of new work, and his creative process of applying and subsequently revealing layers presents a level of chaos in the background of his very controlled reductive technique. The clean geometric lines carved into the surface of the artwork present a beautiful symmetry and the perfect foil to the random nature […]
The artist that took MTV’s Video Music Awards by storm (covered) is back in the streets of Brooklyn! Well, sorta. Before launching himself into the world of fine art and working with prestigious galleries such as Galerie Perrotin (here & here) and Honor Fraser (here & here), KAWS got started in the 90′s leaving his mark on NYC’s urban landscape with his signature graffiti tags and ad interventions. Now, he makes a prominent return outdoors with a fresh new mural coming up in Downtown Brooklyn, across […]
The recent extensive showcase of street art put together by the Wooster Collective for their ten year anniversary exhibition (covered) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery was just the tip of the iceburg. In the streets of Williamsburg & Dumbo, the collective got ahold of some prime wall space for some of the artists involved to work on. We stopped by Brooklyn’s DUMBO district to catch artists such as Shepard Fairey, DALeast, Faith 47, Eltono and MOMO put their signature styles on full display for the community to enjoy. […]
Last weekend, Cleon Peterson took on a large scale mural in downtown Los Angeles. Coming off a great summer exhibition across the pond at London’s The Outsiders’ Soho gallery, Cleon kept his acerbic and raw edge as he composed a hard hitting piece featuring his signature “Brinksmen.” Created over the span of two days, the wall was painted with a bloody looking color scheme making it a fresh eye-catcher for the people of LA. Check out a detailed look below… Photos credit: @zagnutz Discuss Cleon Peterson here.