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Streets: Patrick Shearn – “Liquid Shard” (Los Angeles)

Liquid Shard was an installation in downtown LA that was on view for two weeks created by Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics. The undulating piece featuring suspended holographic mylar and monofilament arranged in a long ribbon-like canopy in Pershing Square and measured 15,000 square feet in length. According to Hearn – “The inspiration comes from observing nature and the feeling that we are only aware on a very surface level of what is really going on around us. Unexpected things are revealed in time-lapse or hyper-spectrum photography […]
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Previews: David Lyle – “Formative Years” @ Bale Creek Allen Gallery

On September 2nd, David Lyle will be presenting a new body of work at Bale Creek Allen in Austin, Texas. Formative Years will focus thematically on the childhood years and will continue his series of works inspired by found vintage and vernacular photographs, remixed with his satire and unique artistic vision. Rendered using only black paint and turpentine, Lye’s special technique involves painting and removing paint with a cloth at the same time. Discuss David Lyle here.
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Upcoming: KAWS – “Where The End Starts” @ Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Starting on October 20th, a major survey exhibition of the work of KAWS will be opening at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. A followup to his 2011 show at The Modern (covered), Where The End Starts will feature “key paintings, sculptures, drawings, toys, and street art interventions” that will give a complete review of the Brooklyn-based artist’s 20 year career. To mark the occasion, a comprehensive publication (hardcover edition with more than 150 color reproductions) will be made available that tracks his “early graffiti years to […]
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Showing: “The New Vanguard” @ Lancaster Museum of Art and History

Earlier this month, the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) unveiled Made In America, a multi-part exhibition exploring “common themes of American innovation and culture through each artist’s individual interpretation of what it is to be an American existing in contemporary society.” As part of this event, the museum collaborated with Thinkspace Gallery to present murals and installations inside by Alex Yanes, Bumblebeelovesyou, Meggs, and Yoskay Yamamoto (seen above) as well as The New Vanguard, a group exhibition in the South Gallery featuring works from the artists listed below: Aaron Li-Hill, Adam Caldwell, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Amandalynn, Amy Sol, Benjamin Garcia, Brett Amory, Brian Viveros, C215, Carl […]
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Releases: Rod Luff – “Afterglow” Print

The People’s Print Shop recently released a new limited edition from Rod Luff entitled Afterglow. Available in a signed and numbered run of 30, the image from the Sydney-based artist is taken from his piece from the recent Moleskin V group show which he co-curated. Sized at 11″ x 14″ and priced at $34.95, the print is available here for those interested. Discuss Rod Luff here.
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Upcoming: “Non Non Violence” @ Guerrero Gallery

Tonight in San Francisco, Guerrero Gallery will be opening a group show in their new space entitled Non Non Violence. The exhibition is “response to how it feels to persist amidst an increasingly volatile and oppressive climate of hatred and mistrust–some of us persisting at much greater risk due to pigmentation, bodily inscription, economic standing, or otherwise.” You can read more about it here. Participants include: Andrew Schoultz (seen above), Bayete Ross Smith, Cate White, Cheryl Pope, Diedrick Brackens, Kenneth P. Green Sr., Libby Black, […]
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Streets: AEC (Interesni Kazki) // Bloop Festival (Ibiza)

Earlier this month, AEC from Interesni Kazki (interviewed) traveled to Ibiza for the latest Bloop Festival. The mural was painted as part of the OpenAir.Gallery project, the festival’s long term plan to convert the island into a true gallery under the skies, open all year round. Entitled The Revolution, and located Sant Antoni de Portmany, the piece features his signature surrealistic and symbolic style. Discuss Interesni Kazki here.
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Inside the Home of Mark Ryden & Marion Peck

For those curious what the home of someone with the imagination of Mark Ryden looks like, Curbed LA recently paid a visit to the house in Eagle Rock that he shares with his wife and artist Marion Peck. In situations like this, sometimes the artist’s home is completely normal like anyone else’s home, but sometimes, the home is just as fantastic as fans of the artist’s work may have expected. We now know that Ryden falls into the second category with his art and sculptural […]
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Upcoming: Yoskay Yamamoto – “In Between The Dreams” @ Giant Robot 2

Following up on a solo there in 2014 (covered), Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) will be opening a showing at Giant Robot 2 this Saturday, August 20th. Entitled In Between The Dreams, the exhibition looks to feature more of the locally-based artist’s recent work including sculptural pieces his iconic faces, as well his sunset inspired paintings and drawings. Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
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Openings: “Juxtapoz x Superflat” @ Pivot Art

Earlier this month, the Juxtapoz x Superflat group show opened at Pivot Art, giving art enthusiasts in Seattle a chance to see work from a stellar roster of artists. Showing at the same time as the Seattle Art Fair, the exhibition was co-curated by the arts & culture magazine and Takashi Murakami. Participants included Chiho Aoshima, Urs Fischer, Kazunori Hamana, James Jean, JH Kagaku, Friedrich Kunath, Takashi Murakami, Kazumi Nakamura, Otani Workshop, Mark Ryden, David Shrigley, Katsuya Terada, a selection from Toilet Paper Magazine, Yuji Ueda, He Xiang Yu, Zoer & Velvet, Trenton Doyle […]
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