Last Thursday, Brooklyn-based conceptual and activist artist Ann Lewis also known as GILF! hosted an unusual event in DUMBO entitled Shattering. She invited guests into a private space in the gallery and gave them the opportunity to individually shatter glasses and dishes that she provided. She will be using the ceramic remnants to create artwork for an upcoming show at Joseph Gross Gallery in Chelsea this spring. The piece will become part of a public works project that will benefit neighborhoods such as Brownsville and East New York. When […]
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Back in Fall, David Choe (featured) announced the release of his latest book Snowman Monkey BBQ. This 266 page hard cover compiles numerous artwork including his gorgeous signature watercolors. Mr. Choe recently held a signing with the good folks at The Hundreds to reward his New York fans. Hundreds of people braved the cold weather to geek out with the Los Angeles-based artist for a little face time and they were definitely rewarded as he arrived in costume and took time to speak to each attendee and draw in their […]
Prior to traveling down to Basel Week Miami, Ron English (featured) unveiled a unique installation at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. Entitled Evolutionary Alternatives, this showcase curated by Natalie Kates Projects focused on Ron’s camouflage animal motif and brought it to life in the main concourse of the hotel with life sized sculptures of the deers painted to blend in with the foliage in the lobby. It was a great take on nature’s evolutionary defense mechanism cross pollinated with visual design. A special Dinogrenade edition was also released at the event […]
Last month, UK-based artist Nick Walker metaphorically set his name on fire with his solo exhibition in New York City. That excellent show featured a new body of work that impressed visitors indoors at a Soho pop-up gallery space. To follow that up, Mr. Walker made sure the good folks of NYC also got a taste of his work outdoors with his iconic Love Vandal (covered) character. This large mural, which was located off 17th street & 6th avenue in a parking lot, caught the […]
As we gear up for the coming festivities of Art Basel Miami 2014, let’s look back at one of the impressive exhibitions held at the M Building by Galerie Eva Presenhuber during last year’s week of art madness. Artist Sam Falls had an excellent solo exhibition in which he showcased his multifaceted talents, ranging from his rope dye paintings and sculptures to his large scale lattice works that spanned the entire length of the M Building’s double height ceilings. It was an awesome display of […]
Shepard Fairey (featured) took his talents on a global tour this year with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philly, New York, Berlin, Tokyo and South Africa, to name a few. One of his more notable stops was in South Africa, which has long been a focal point of political dissent. Given this situation, it’s fitting that Mr. Fairey paid his first-ever visit to Johannesburg to build an eight story mural of their recently passed icon Nelson Mandela. Mandela was a key anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served […]
Pace Prints recently unveiled an exhibition of fresh works by New York legend Kenny Scharf. The self-titled show consisted of unique silkscreen prints on which his signature cartoon-like faces were depicted three-dimensionally from painted and sculpted paper pulp. This new technique brings to life another aspect of his classic characters, who already exhibit vivid colors and wild emotions. And to add a little bling to the works, Scharf adorned each with Swarovski crystals in the smiles and eyes. An excellent direction to see from Mr. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]