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Streets: Swoon (Cincinnati)

While in town for her exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Swoon (interviewed) took some time yesterday to make her mark on the streets. As per her usual practice, the Brooklyn-based artist wheat paste some cut paper pieces in the alley right next to The Findlay Market and in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Chris Breeden. Discuss Swoon here.

Streets: Jen Stark – “Chromatic Cascade” (Los Angeles)

It looks like Jen Stark recently completed a mural in the downtown LA arts district (1828 Conway Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90065), her largest to date. Entitled Chromatic Cascade, the impressive piece spans two walls on the facade of a building and measures 27 x 200 ft. Featuring bold colors and intricate patterning, the wall painting is a classic example of Stark’s psychedelic drippy imagery, one of the reoccurring motifs in her work. Discuss Jen Stark here.

Showing: Emily Mae Smith – “The Sphinx or The Caress” @ Simone Subal Gallery

A solo from Emily Mae Smith will be showing through the most of this month in New York at Simone Subal Gallery. Entitled The Sphinx or The Carress, the new body of work sees the locally-based artist continue to pull together disparate sources of inspiration to go along with some of her recognizable characters like the “broom lady” and spectacled figures. Rendered at times in a flat perspective and at times photorealistic, her imagery spans riffs on classic paintings (this time Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’ Oedipus and the […]

Openings: D*Face – “Happy Never Ending” @ Corey Helford Gallery

A couple weekends ago, D*Face (interviewed) headed to Los Angeles to present his newest body of work at Corey Helford Gallery. Entitled Happy Never Ending, the exhibition featured paintings, sculptures, hand painted multiples, various limited editions, hand-painted book covers, a tombstone installation, as well as associated street murals. He further explains – “For me this work is about the tragedy of losing someone you love. Not just in the physical sense of death but also in the metaphorical way that romance has become such an artificial thing in recent years. […]

Showing: Zaria Forman – “Antartica” @ Winston Wächter (Seattle)

Antartica is the new show from Zaria Forman at Winston Wachter Fine Art in Seattle featuring her most recent body of work. The new large pastel on paper drawings are inspired from her four-week residency aboard the National Geographic Explorer to the earth’s southernmost continent and continues her work to bring attention to climate change through her art. Take a look at more photos from the gallery and images of her pieces below… Discuss Zaria Forman here.

Releases: Ai Weiwei x Public Art Fund – Sculptural & Print Edition

Later this month, Ai Weiwei will be opening an ambitious project in New York where he will be creating site specific works as well as a series of 200 banners that will be placed on lampposts in all five boroughs. Working with Public Art Fund, the Chinese artist will be bringing attention to the international migration crisis with the new work, drawing empathy from his own experiences of displacement in his youth. To support this large-scale exhibition entitled Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, he will […]

Recap: YESNIK EVAD – “MOJAVE” Pop Up (Los Angeles)

Recently in Los Angeles, a popup exhibition from YESNIK EVAD aka Dave Kinsey was on view featuring a series of paintings and sculptures. MOJAVE was put on in conjunction with the launch of F-U (For the Unconventional) and continues the Kinsey’s foray into abstraction. He further explains – “With this series, I’m pulling from the shapes and totem-esque nature of the plants and rock formations I was drawn to during my time in Mojave. When I began to create the sculptures, I freestyled the shapes with the jigsaw which […]

Releases: Okuda x Flamingo – Sunglasses

Spanish artist Okuda recently collaborated with Flamingo to design a pair of sunglasses featuring his distinctive aesthetic. The shaded spectacles (available here for 95.00€) feature the prolific street artist’s signature colors & patterns on the frames. As an added bonus, it comes with unique packaging that includes hard case and microfiber pouch among other things. Take look at more photos and video below… Discuss Okuda here.

Moniker ’17 / Previews: Kevin Peterson @ Thinkspace Gallery

Another artist showing with Thinkspace at the Moniker Art Fair (which opened today) in London was Kevin Peterson. Joining Brian Viveros (previewed), Audrey Kawasaki (previewed), Cinta Vidal, David Cooley, Dulk, and Telmo Miel with solo booths, the Houston-based artist contributed more of his signature paintings with children and their animal companions in urban environments, with a crown being the common denominator that draws this new body of work together. Discuss Kevin Peterson here.

Moniker ’17 / Previews: Audrey Kawasaki @ Thinkspace Gallery

Those attending the Moniker Art Fair (which opened today) in London, should head over to the multiple booths that Thinkspace is curating as they will be hosting solos from Brian Viveros (previewed), Cinta Vidal, David Cooley, Dulk, Kevin Peterson, Telmo Miel, and Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed), whose pieces for the event we will share with you here. The new paintings from the Los Angeles-based artist sees her exploring a new style that brings to mind old advertisements posters for circus performers (including some text), while still maintaining her skill […]