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Openings: Shepard Fairey x Hennessy – VS Cognac Bottle Launch (NYC)

Last week, we shared some photos with our readers of Shepard Fairey’s (featured) new mural in NYC for the L.I.S.A. Project. During his time in New York, he also hosted the official NYC launch of his signature design for this year’s Hennessy V.S Limited Edition artist bottle at ARENA. While there, Fairey was happy to share a drink with the Big Apple and drop some hotness as he spun a set along with DJ Mick. Take a look at more photos from the event below… Discuss Shepard […]
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Previews: David Choong Lee – “Cosmic Dust” @ Luna Rienne Gallery

On September 16th, the Luna Rienne Gallery in San Francisco will play host to the opening for Cosmic Dust, a solo from David Choong Lee. The new body of work will be somewhat of a departure for the locally based artist as he moves away from including portraiture in his imagery. The wholly abstract paintings will feature patterns and organic components that seem to reference alien worlds. No word yet whether there will be installations like the amazing two-story assemblages he created for the Grand Hyatt SF in Union […]
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Previews: Dave Kinsey – “Cushion of Memory” @ Library Street Collective

Continuing to bring great art to Detroit, the Library Street Collective will be welcoming in Dave Kinsey (featured) for a showing opening on September 27th entitled Cushion of Memory. His work has become more abstract of late and certainly, the influences of living near the Sequoia National Park can be seen more and more from the wider vantage point and landscape views of his composition. Pulling textures, tones, and patterns from the surrounding environment (trees, plants, rocks, the sky), Kinsey’s imagery in this new body […]
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Rewind: Aug 25 – Sept 7

For our latest Rewind feature, we draw your attention to a video interview with the Brooklyn-based Zaria Forman. Watch footage from her studio as she works as well as talk about balance between showing the beauty of the ocean balanced with the negative effects of climate change, the influence of her mother, and other subjects. Other notable videos include: Vogue Taiwan puts together a film featuring Gary Baseman’s exhibition at MOCA Taipei. Hippopothames by Florentijn Hofman. Exhibition walk-through of Gagosian Gallery’s CLEAR exhibition. Mona Kuhn […]
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Previews: Kelly Vivanco – “Peculiar Tides” @ Thinkspace Gallery

On September 13th, Thinkspace Gallery will be presenting new works from Kelly Vivanco in an exhibition entitled Peculiar Tides. As the title indicates, the Southern California-based painter will be taking her cast of characters and creature companions to new seaside and underwater locales. Vivanco will be at the opening if you want to meet her and  learn more about her whimsical narrative and fairy-tale like worlds. Discuss Kelly Vivanco here.
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Upcoming: Adam Neate – “Dimensionalism” @ Elms Lester

Today in London, the public opening of Adam Neate’s (interviewed) newest solo at Elms Lester will allow fans of the UK-based artist to see the further evolution of his “dimensional” style. His first selling solo in the England since 2012 (covered) will hopefully include more iterations of his head shot portraits as well as development of his textured and almost sculptural full scale works. Dimensionalism will be on view through October 18th so head over for a look yourself if you are in the area. Discuss Adam Neate […]
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Releases: David Choe – “Snowman Monkey BBQ” Book

Tomorrow (September 5th) at 3:00 pm PST, David Choe (featured) will be releasing a new hardcover book entitled Snowman Monkey BBQ, the same name as his museum show in Mexico last year (covered). Filled with colorful watercolors like those seen at the exhibition, the 266 page book will be released in several packages outlined below. Head over HERE tomorrow to cop yours if you are interested in adding it to your collection or wait for the $60 regular edition book to be released later this […]
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Upcoming: “A Study Of Hair” @ Backwoods Gallery

After two shows featuring the study of hands and eyes the last two years in what will be a decade long project, the  series continues with A Study Of Hair at the Backwoods Gallery starting on September 26th. This year’s roster includes C215, Dave Kinsey, Faith47, Inkie, Jonathan Guthmann, Mark Bode, Merda, Miso, ROA (seen above), Stephen Ives, Shohei Otomo, TwoOne, Usugrow, Yusk Imai and Alexander Mitchell, who will each contribute a piece with their unique interpretation of the theme. Make plans to stop by if you […]
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Previews: “Kubrick – An Art Show Tribute” @ Spoke Art

For those intrigued by a look at the provocative print we shared with you earlier from Bartosz Kosowski leading up to the Kubrick, An Art Show Tribute, here is a look at more preview images. With the opening scheduled for September 6th (RSVP here) at Spoke Art in San Francisco, fans of the late legendary director should make plans to revisit some of their favorite movies through the imagery of a roster of artists put together by the gallery. The participants also include Aaron Jasinski, Akira Beard, Alex Kirzhener, Anarkitty, […]
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Upcoming: “Small Indignities” @ Red Truck Gallery

Coming up on September 13th, the Red Truck Gallery in New Orleans will be hosting a group exhibition entitled Small Indignities. Curated by Noah Antieau & Alix Sloan, the show features a fine list of artists including Jessicka Addams, Dan Barry, Ian Berry, Jana Brike, Bryan Cunningham, Jason D’Aquino, Camille Rose Garcia, Tom Haney, Bosko Hrnjak, Marion Peck, Ransom & Mitchell, Chris Roberts-Antieau, Mark Ryden (seen above), Mike Stilkey, Ben Venom, Casey Weldon and John Whipple. Via Hi-Fructose.