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Basel Week Miami ’16: Juxtapoz Clubhouse

One of the venues jam-packed with goodness during Basel Week Miami was the Juxtapoz Clubhouse, a special project in conjunction between the magazine and Mana Urban Arts Project. The immersive artist retreat and exhibition space in the Wynwood District features collaborations with different artists, galleries and creatives. Encompassing two large spaces with all exclusive art on view, the event will run until December 4th. Included is a popup show by Jonathan LeVine Gallery, a pop-up store by Detroit-based printers 1xRun, the Whole Glory event from Scott Campbell and MILK Studios, a large mural by […]
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Streets: Lonac (West Palm Beach)

Finally getting to paint in the US for the very first time, Lonac recently finished his largest mural to date. His newest piece I lost my shoe when I saw you is now adorning a four story building in centerl West Palm Beach as the biggest mural produced for the Canvas Festival. Given a facade with a couple of unfortunate architectural elements, the Croatian-artist worked his way around these using them to his advantage. With a line of windows splitting the surface in two parts, he […]
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Openings: Greg Bogin, Tony Matelli & Erik Parker – “Fountain Of Youth” @ Bill Brady Gallery

After hosting a solo show by Tomoo Gokita last year (covered), Bill Brady picked three artists for a small group showing during this year’s Basel Week Miami. Fountain Of Youth includes very different but exciting works by Greg Bogin, Tony Matelli & Erik Parker and opened on November 29th. With their diverse artistic expressions and the eclectic mix of mediums and techniques used, the artists are showing the beauty and strength of contemporary art. Parker’s large paintings mix collage and painting, creating almost psychedelic images that work both […]
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Openings: Larry Gagosian x Jeffrey Deitch – “DESIRE” @ Moore Building

On November 29th, art dealers Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch opened their second collaborative group exhibition for Basel Week Miami. After successful Unrealism show in 2015 (covered), this year’s edition titled Desire, attracted the creme de la creme of the world collectors with its impressive selection of works. Starting with sculptural works at the very entrance of the unique Moore Building in Miami’s Design District, through paintings in different mediums and formats, to photographs, drawings, video installation and even live models, the show explores modern and contemporary approaches to eroticism in art. […]
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Openings: Marcus Harvey – “Shipbuilding” @ Alex Daniels – Reflex Amsterdam

Back in the Dutch capital for his second solo exhibition with the gallery, Marcus Harvey officially opened Shipbuilding on November 26th at Alex Daniels – Reflex Amsterdam. After showing a separate series of glass paintings a few years ago, he is back to continue his ongoing work that observes on the social, economical and political situation around him. The new body of work consists of large oil canvases, several smaller pieces painted on newspaper as well as his impressive sculptural work in bronze and plaster-like resin. Focused around […]
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Releases: Ludo “Victory” lithography

Coinciding with having his work as a part of  Jonathan LeVine Gallery’s A Conversation Between Friends (covered) at the Juxtapoz Clubhouse during Basel Week Miami, Ludo (interviewed) just announced his upcoming print release. Scheduled for Wednesday, November 30th, at 6pm (Parisian time, GMT+1) via his website EnjoyTheViolence.com, Victory is actually one of his works featured in the show. The image depicts the infamous Winged Victory of Samothrac or Nike of Samothrace upgraded with a recognizable twist by the French artist. His version of the iconic marble Hellenistic sculpture of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory), has […]
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Releases: Os Gemeos – “Efêmero” Book

Pirelli HangarBicocca recently released a new book documenting the creation of Os Gemeos’ intervention for their Outside the Cube project (covered). Efêmero includes exclusive photo documentation of the project along with text by project curator Cedar Lewisohn as well as an overview of the duo’s most important artworks. The large mural that was painted over the course of only several days (back in April of 2016) was dedicated to the mother of the famous Brazilian art twins. Depicting a vandal climbing the front of a subway train, it’s a monument to […]
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Openings: Parra – “No Work Today” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last Thursday, Joshua Liner Gallery held an opening reception for the New York showspace’s solo exhibition with Parra. The world recognized artist and designer presented a new series of twelve works on canvas, ink drawings, and sculpture, collectively titled No Work Today. The new body of work the Dutch artist prepared for this showing is a continuation of his minimalist, simplified visual vocabulary, which is almost entering abstraction. By reducing the form and shape of his character to a bare minimum, the new pieces still carry his signature curvaceous line […]
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Openings: Pryce Lee – “Come Fly With Me” @ Castor Gallery

As the last show in their old space on Broome Street in NY, Castor Gallery opened Come Fly With Me last week, a exhibition from Pryce Lee (featured). After including his works in their previous group showing, this is his first solo show with the gallery and second NY solo since his 2014 debut with Anonymous Gallery (covered). For this show, the London-based artist created a series of 14 matching new pieces that work both as a large installation and as individual pieces. Keeping the signature concept of objects crashing into a […]
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Introducing: The Liberia Project // Apartial

Apartial is an Dublin-based platform with a mission to bring creativity to everyone and encourage people to join the creative community by hosting projects. With this in mind they recently organized The Liberia Project together with a team of local surfers in West Africa. After enduring an 11-year civil war and the recent Ebola crisis, the Liberian people needed a new start, a chance to begin a new chapter. The Apartial team thought of a project with a premise that art could be the catalyst to help […]
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