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Upcoming: EVOL – “Unreal Estate” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

At the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (557C West 23rd Street location), starting June 25th, a new solo show from EVOL entitled “Unreal Estate” will be opening to the public. Known for his use of cardboard to recreate the look of buildings and structures, often times as site specific installations on the streets, the Berlin-based artist will be bringing his architectural illusions indoors. For this exhibition, his second (see 2012) with the New York showspace, he “comments on the ambiguity arising from the transformative stages of post-wall, pre-gentrified East […]
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Showing: Evah Fan – “A Waffle Lot” @ Legion

Currently at Legion in San Francisco, Evah Fan has a series of works on display entitled A Waffle Lot. Curated by Alice Wu, the solo from the Oakland-based artist features gouache paintings on wood panels and paper, new prints, zines, and multiples. Fan’s human or animal subjects are often small when compared to the size of her pieces, which allows them room to wander freely in their environment, often times without standard boundaries. Her eclectic choice of imagery can perhaps be linked to her lifelong addiction to […]
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Showing: Mark Whalen – “Improper Fraction” @ Chalk Horse

Currently at Chalk Horse in Sydney, Mark Whalen (featured) has a new body of work entitled Improper Fraction on display. The new ceramic works included in the exhibition sees the artist otherwise known as Kill Pixie continue explore the “universal perfection of mathematics and geometries” which you can see in the structure seen in his composition. This is countered by the disturbing scenes played out by the artist’s characters that is dark and regimented as well as shows the influence of artists like Hieronymous Bosch and M.C. […]
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Releases: Mark Ryden – “Apis Ectoplasm” Print

Tomorrow, May 29th, at 8 AM PDT, Porterhouse will be releasing a new print from Mark Ryden entitled Apis Ectoplasm. The print was made in collaboration with the Beyond Brookledge event and comes in an edition size of 100 (only 30 are available tomorrow). Sized at 14″ x 11″, adding it to your collection will cost you $1500. Head over here at the appropriate time if interested. Discuss Mark Ryden here.
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Streets: Aaron Li-Hill (New Jersey)

Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) recently completed his piece for the Savage Habbit Murals Project in New Jersey, rendered with his signature sense of motion and kinetic energy. Choosing imagery the referenced the history of Secaucus, the New York-based artist was able to pay homage to revolutionary war patriots while also surrounding them with a flock of Snow Geese, often seen in the area on their yearly migration. He further states in regards to the soldiers – “this symbol connects to the site, history and the broader violent history of […]
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Upcoming: Ryan McGinley – “Photographs 1999-2015″ @ Kade Museum (Netherlands)

Starting on May 30th, the Kade Museum in Amersfoort, Netherlands will be hosting a retrospective of Ryan McGinley entitled simply Photographs 1999-2015. The exhibition will feature 80 works on loan from private collections in the Netherlands, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Austria and Ireland and include works from every series and period of the New York-based photographer’s career. Frequently lauded as the one who was able to capture the essence of his time, what has now been known to be called the ‘hipster’ or ‘indie’ generation, McGinley’s fans in the […]
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Upcoming: Casey Weldon – “Tropefiend” @ Spoke Art

On June 6th, Casey Weldon (featured) will be opening a new show at Spoke Art in San Francisco entitled Tropefiend. Seen above is Snakehold, a new painting from the upcoming exhibition, is a good example of the Seattle-based penchant for unique color palettes and surreal imagery. Also featuring prominently in Weldon’s work are his pop culture references, humor, and even a fascination with memes on occasion. Discuss this show here. Discuss Casey Weldon here.
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Streets: Shepard Fairey (Detroit)

As we reported last week, Shepard Fairey (featured) was well on his way to completing his tallest mural to date standing at 180′ x 60′. Featuring a simple but iconic image and pattern, the massive piece will be Shep’s gift to Detroit along with some smaller murals in the Belt series of permanent pieces for the Library Street Collective, where he has solo currently showing (more on this later). Photo credit: Jon Furlong. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
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Upcoming: Martin Wittfooth @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Coming up in October of this year, Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) will be opening a solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York. The last showing we attended in NY for the locally-based artist was back in 2011 (covered), so we are anxious to see what he has cooked up for an encore. From this glimpse he recently shared with his fans, it will certainly be a special show. Discuss Martin Wittfooth here.
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Yoskay Yamamoto x Unispace (DesignHive DTLA)

Last week in Downtown Los Angeles, Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) completed a new installation for the Unispace office. Curated by Branded Arts as part of the DesignHive DTLA event, the mural and hanging sculptures from the locally-based artist played with the idea of a technology cloud with his raindrop sculptures representing data coming down from the cloud and back to the earth. Take a look at more photos below as well as at more info here if interested… Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
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