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Recap: YESNIK x Jaybo – “For Better or Worse” @ (LA Popup)

Last weekend, YESNIK and Jaybo presented some new works for fans in Los Angeles with a surprisingly cohesive three day pop up show. Presented by F-U (For the Unconventional), For Better or Worse featured totemic nature-inspired works from the San Diego-based YESNIK that had a collage-like feel to the balanced compositions alongside Berlin-based Jaybo Monk’s portrait mashups which were described as “a fractured vision of contemporary society.” Both artists contributed sculptural pieces to exhibition – an eclectic selection of assemblages from Jaybo and some large-scale three dimensional representations of YESNIK’s imagery […]

Previews: Conor Harrington – “The Story of Us and Them” @ HENI Gallery

This Thursday (September 13th), Conor Harrington (interviewed) will be opening a solo show in London entitled The Story of Us and Them. Consisting of 12 new works, the exhibition to be hosted by HENI Gallery sees the Irish artist explore the fine line between tribalism and patriotism. Working with with two combatants wrapped in blue and red flags from a fictional nation state, the UK-based artist uses the pair’s struggles to reference the political climates seen in many parts of the world in these times of strife. […]

Previews: Cinta Vidal – “Viewpoints” @ Thinkspace Gallery

This Saturday night (September 15th), Cinta Vidal will be presenting her new solo show at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled Viewpoints, the exhibition features the Barcelona-based artist’s wonderful gravity-defying and Escher-esque imagery. Spanning complex architectural compositions, the natural world, as well as clusters of people, pets, and furniture, Vidal’s imaginative paintings draw the eye in. The viewer begins to trace the different perspectives that are interconnected in each piece, trying they hardest to resist turning their heads sideways or upside down to match each vantage point. […]

Opening: Tomoo Gokita @ Blum & Poe

Over the weekend, Tomoo Gokita took a step forward to the next stage of his career with his first showing at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles. Created entirely on square canvases, the new body of work continues the Japanese artist’s practice of working in monochrome, creating portraits that take their cue from pop culture or art history. As we have come to expect, Gokita masterfully renders his subjects with varying shades of black, white, and gray, in an alternatively realistic and abstract technique, oftentimes with the faces […]

Previews: “THE 13th ANNUAL BLAB! SHOW” @ Copro Gallery

Hard to believe it has been 13 years already, but tonight (September 8th) at Copro Gallery, the 13th annual BLAB! SHOW will be opening it’s doors. Curated by Monte Beauchamp, the roster once again features many familiar AM favorites as well as some new names… Participants include: Amy Crehore, Banjo Glass, Chris Mars, Joe Sorren, Mark Garro, Adrian Cox, Ana Bagayan, Renee French, Scott Listfield, Brian Smith, Jon Ching, Edith Waddell, Jana Brike, Femke Heimstra, Glenn Barr, Peter Ferguson, Robert Steven Connett, Candice Tripp, Danny Galieote, Nicoletta […]

Upcoming: “COPING MECHANISMS” @ Library Street Collective

A group exhibition entitled COPING MECHANISMS will be opening tomorrow night (September 9th) in Detroit at the Library Street Collective. Curated by Sara Nickleson, the show will include work from artists Greg Bogin, Cali Thornhill-Dewitt, Sam Durant, Greg Fadell, Beverly Fishman, Mark Flood, Thrush Holmes, Paul Kremer, Micah Lexier, Cassi Namoda, Kilee Price, Scott Reeder, Sheida Soleimani, Adam Parker Smith, Willie Wayne Smith, Devin Troy Strother, and Tony Matelli – from whom you can see a piece of above, one of his instantly recognizable and visually discordant sculptures that blend […]

Previews: Daniel Arsham – “3018” @ Perrotin Gallery (New York)

This Saturday night (September 8th), Daniel Arsham takes us 1000 years into the future with an expansive new exhibition entitled 3018. Hosted by Perrotin’s New York location, the locally-based artist’s 15th showing with the gallery includes many examples from his oeuvre – all which challenge the viewer to reconsider their ideas architecture & permanence, and to question their senses. Headlining the new body of work of course are his signature “future archeology” objects with two showstoppers that will evoke some nostalgia – a 1981 Delorean, of Back […]

Previews: Mike Davis – “Fate Of The Union” @ Spoke Art (New York)

After a 10 year break from exhibiting in New York, Mike Davis returns on September 10th for a solo show at Spoke Art’s location in NYC. Entitled Fate Of The Union, the San Francisco-based artist will be exploring themes of social and political dichotomies through his surrealistic paintings that take influence from the work of Flemish Primitives such as Bosch, Bruegel and van Eyck. Steeped in symbolism, Davis’ imagery features reoccurring motifs like keys, ufos, birds, snakes, ladybugs and butterflies which inhabit his bizarre world filled with hybrid creatures and […]

Previews: Felipe Pantone – “Transformable Systems” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Tonight (September 6th), Joshua Liner Gallery will be hosting a solo show from Felipe Pantone entitled Transformable Systems. As a product of growing up in the internet era, the Argentinian artist’s new and ongoing series of work’s are filled with bright gradients of color, grids, optical patterns, QR codes, and other cues from the technological world we live in. Mixing both digital means of production (i.e.: his Subtractive Variability series where he applies UV inks directly onto an aluminum panel using an industrial printer) with human manipulation (moving the panel […]

Releases: Daniel Arsham – “CRACKED BEAR”

CRACKED BEAR is the latest release from Daniel Arsham, a sculptural edition that invites the participation of the collector. Limited to 500, the bear is made from fabric, plaster, and acrylic paint in an aesthetic that is signature to the New York-based artist’s “Future Archeology” series of works. Once in your hands, he invites you to “to put on the gloves provided and break the plaster reinforcement layer to their desired effect.” Whether you can bring yourself to follow the directions, only you will know once you […]
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