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Streets: DALeast / No Limit Borås (Sweden)

After a successful first event in 2014 (covered), the public arts program No Limit Borås in Sweden is back this year with a stellar list of artist. Chinese artist DALeast (interviewed) was one of the people invited to paint in the city of Borås, an opportunity he took to paint one of his expansive bird murals. Created with his signature kinetic brushstrokes, the piece was painted expertly over multiple separated walls on the same building leading to a unique effect when viewed from different angles. Other participants include Tristan Eaton, […]

Upcoming: Brett Amory – “This Land is Not For Sale: Forgotten, Past and Foreseeable Futures” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On October 15th, Brett Amory’s (featured) will be presenting a series of new works at Jonathan Levine Gallery (557C West 23rd Street). This Land is Not For Sale: Forgotten, Past and Foreseeable Futures, in its entirety, is a protest against the gentrification of New York’s Lower East Side. Amory has captured neighborhood landmarks from ABC NO RIO and The Nuyorican Poets Cafe to the headquarters of The Catholic Worker, The Pyramid Club and even Moshe’s Bakery onto his canvas like a real time archeological retrieval. Rounding out the […]

Previews: Aron Wiesenfeld @ Galleri Ramfjord

This Saturday, October 3rd from 12 to 2 pm, Aron Wiesenfeld will be opening his first solo in Europe at Galleri Ramfjord in Norway. For art lovers in Oslo, the show will introduce them to the haunting and brooding works of the American artist, full of mystery and rich landscapes. The exhibition will include charcoal works on paper, etchings, and oil paintings, of which some selected preview images can be seen below… Discuss Aron Wiesenfeld here.

Streets: Lunar New Year – “The Reflective Black Body” (Newark)

Recently, LNY (Lunar New Year) completed a stunning new mural for the city of Newark’s Model Neighborhood Initiative project at 258 Jelliff Ave. Inspired by what writer Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote to his son in Between the World and Me, the wall is entitled The Reflective Black Body. Coates writes – “I tell you now that the question of how one should live within a black body, within a country lost in the Dream, is the question of my life, and the pursuit of this question, I have found, […]

Openings: Aaron Li-Hill – “Resonance” Installation @ Soundwall

Last week, Soundwall in New York unveiled Resonance, a new immersive installation by Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) made possible by LeBasse Projects. Made from wood, aerosol, primer and acrylic mirror, the piece was inspired by one of the Brooklyn-based artist’s favorite music groups – A Tribe Called Red. Featuring imagery a little different from his usual direction but still created with Li-Hill’s dynamic composition skills, a youngster dancing with hoop was seen, a traditional Native American dance that animates the full circle of life, Along with the installation, a new print featuring the […]

Upcoming: Seonna Hong – “If You Lived Here I’d Be Home By Now” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On October 17th, If You Lived Here I’d Be Home By Now will open at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (529 West 20th Street), a new body of work from Seonna Hong. The exhibition will mark her return to the New York art world after eight long years and will be her debut show with the Chelsea showspace. The new paintings, still featuring her recognizable expressionistic landscapes rendered with swirls and scrapes and inhabited by children at play, looks to the future and what’s to come. She states – […]

Upcoming: EVOL – “Mind the Gap” @ Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale

For the upcoming Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale in Russia, the Berlin-based EVOL has prepared a special installation featuring his signature reproduction of urban structures. The twist on this piece though, entitled Mind the Gap, is the red-tinged separation that runs right down the center of the buildings. The 11th biennale opens in Karsnoyarsk, Siberia at the Krasnoyarsk Museum Center on September 30th. Take a look at more photos of the installation piece below as well as an outdoor work also created for the event by the German street artist (with local skateboarder […]

Streets: JR (Boston)

Returning to Boston for the third and final piece in a series of public works on the tallest building in the city, JR (interviewed) decided place his new work on the 44th to 50th floor. Standing at 150 feet tall and 86 feet wide, the piece is the tallest work ever envisioned by the French photograffeur. Started without much fanfare, the piece at former John Hancock tower developed over several days as residents of Beantown speculated on the artist behind it all. The mysterious figure of the anonymous […]

Upcoming: James Jean – “Zugzwang” @ Hidari Zingaro Gallery

Coming up on November 7th, James Jean (interviewed) will be opening a solo show in Tokyo at the Hidari Zingaro Gallery. Curated by Takashi Murakami, the exhibition will be entitled Zugzwang, a German chess term that describes when you need to move, but you don’t want to because of the terrible conditions and that fact that it might make things worse. For many of the American artist’s Japanese fans, this may be their first opportunity to see his work in person so make plans to be there if you are in the […]

Openings: Geoff McFetridge – “It Looks Like It Says” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last week, It Looks Like It Says opened at Joshua Liner Gallery, the latest solo from Geoff McFetridge. The exhibition consisted of a series of large scale works as well as smaller works on paper arranged together on one wall of the New York showspace. The Los Angeles-based artist’s first solo with the gallery introduced fans in the area to his minimalistic aesthetic, emphasizing basic forms and plays on perspective. Discuss Geoff McFetridge here.
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