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Streets: Andreas Englund for Wall\Therapy (Rochester)

Back in 2011, we did Art Focus feature on Andreas Englund, introducing our readers to his imagery of the everyday life of superheroes and the comedy that ensues when dealing with common situations that happen to us mortals. Fast forward five years and we can see that he just completed a mural for the Wall\Therapy event in Rochester, New York, only his second public wall painted ever. Transferring his character to the large scale, the Swedish artist handles the dimensionality of the piece perfectly. Give […]
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Upcoming: Laura Ball @ David B. Smith Gallery

After enjoying a pretty amazing show from Laura Ball in the past at David B. Smith Gallery, we are pleased to hear she will be back in October for another solo show at the Denver showspace. Continuing to work on her watercolor amalgamations of creatures upon creatures forming more creatures, the San Diego-based painter will be introducing some of her new creations soon as you can see… Discuss Laura Ball here.
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Tran Nguyen Smithsonian Magazine Cover

Tran Nguyen, whose work we last enjoyed in person up in Seattle (covered), recently worked on a cover for Smithsonian Magazine. The current issue, which we took a snap of at our local Barnes & Noble, features the artist’s illustration for the story of the fall and rise and fall of Pompeii, referencing the fact of how the archeological treasures are falling into a state of scandalous decline. Discuss Tran Nguyen here.
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Openings: Nosego – “Along Infinite River” @ Thinkspace Gallery

A couple weekends ago, Along Infinite River opened at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles, a testament to the hard work and imagination of Yis Goodwin. Otherwise known as Nosego, especially for his work on the streets, the Philadelphia-base artist unveiled a collection of new vibrant paintings that put his surreal hybrids of different creatures and landscapes on display. Along with these works, he also painted a wall mural for his fans to enjoy. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Nosego […]
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Openings: Spazuk – “Smoking Guns and Feathers” @ Reed Projects

Currently at Reed Projects Gallery, a show entitled Smoking Guns and Feathers from Steven Spazuk is on display, highlighting his unique technique of “fumage.” The Canada-based artist was also on hand on opening night to show delighted fans his skills in person with the flame of a candle, creating imagery with marks of smoke and soot. Referenced in the title is his theme of environmental awareness and the effect of humans on our Earth’s ecosystem as well as a nod towards his way of mark-making. Discuss Spazuk here.
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Openings: “Shapeshifters & Sharpshooters” @ 886 Geary Gallery

Showing through today, Shapeshifters & Sharpshooters (curated by Sven Davis) at the 886 Geary Gallery features work from an international cast of artists. Coming from a diverse background from traditional art school teaching practices to graffiti writing, the participants all take abstract art-making in their own unique direction. Included in the San Francisco exhibition are works from Chris Mendoza, Christopher Derek Bruno, Clemens Behr, Drew Tyndell, Eltono, Jerry Inscoe, Liam Snootle, Matthew Chavarria, Michael Bennett, Nawer, Poesia, Richard Caldicott, Sean Newport, St Monci, and Will Sears. Discuss this show […]
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Upcoming: Jose Parla – “Segmented Realities” @ The Standard, High Line

Starting on this Thursday, the Standard Hotel on The High Line will be be hosting new work from Jose Parla. Segmented Realities will be the Brooklyn-based artist’s first outdoor installation in New York and will consist of three two sided sculptural paintings that mirror the crumbling, graffiti covered walls that he sees and often documents on his travels. A similar selection of works was displayed in Cuba recently (seen above and below) and at the High Museum of Art last year (covered). For those interested, if you […]
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Upcoming: Aaron Horkey & Esao Andrews & Joao Ruas – “The Gilded Age” @ Thinkspace Gallery

On September 12th, the Thinkspace Gallery will be welcoming Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, and Joao Ruas in for a joint show entitled The Gilded Age. We have already seen firsthand the magic Horkey & Andrews can create together and are anxious to see what Ruas can bring to the mix. Each artist is a master of setting a scene with mood and atmosphere as well as rendering their artistic vision in a distinctive way. Take a look at the amazing effort from Horkey on the typography and showcard […]
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Releases: Pharrell Williams x Todd “REAS” James x Mr. x Zaha Hadid x Cass Bird adidas Originals Supershell Collection

American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer Pharrell Williams once again has collaborated with adidas Originals on a soon to be released collection with the Supershell. Williams teamed up with Todd “REAS” James, Mr., architect Zaha Hadid, and photographer Cass Bird on a series of sneakers that features a different graphic or sculpt to the shelltoe. Six were designed by Williams himself which in total comprised the 10 different designs, which will be offered in black or white colorways starting next month. Via Hypebeast.
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Upcoming: “Lush Life 5 : Reverie” @ Roq La Rue

Opening on August 6th, Lush Life 5 : Reverie at Roq La Rue is the fifth incarnation of their popular group show. The theme this year is “Reverie – meant to evoke the languid, sexy, ripe days and nights of late summer.” Artists invited this year include Marco Mazzoni, Jonathan Viner (seen above), Amanda Manitach, Kazuki Takamatsu. Peter Ferguson, Christian Van Minnen, Jeff Soto, Casey Welson, Tyna Onko, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Lauren Marx, Esao Andrews, Eric Wert, Laurie Lee Brom, Erin Kendig, Lowell Poisson, Ashley Eliza Williams, Ryan Heshka, […]
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