Tonight in Los Angeles, Kevin Peterson will be opening his second solo show (see 2012) with Thinkspace Gallery bringing with him a new body of work entitled Remnants. The Houston-based artist’s portraiture sets the innocence of his subjects and their animal companions against oftentimes desolate urban backgrounds. This contrasting overlap of two different worlds places his characters in a narrative where their courage and strength can shine through. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Kevin Peterson here.
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Tonight in Atlanta (6-10 pm), Jose Parla will be presenting new works at the High Museum of Art entitled Segmented Realities in conduction with Imagining New Worlds with Wifredo Lam and Fahamu Pecou. Pescou and Parla will respond to the work of Lam, providing their reactionary work based on his life and artistic Legacy. Especially intriguing are these new sculptural pieces from the Brooklyn-based Parla that take his work into the third dimension. Enjoy more installation shots below… Photo credit: The artist, musuem, and Rey Parla. Discuss […]
This Saturday night (December 13th), the Merry Karnowsky Gallery will be giving fans a look towards the future with a group show entitled Praeteritum Nunc Futurum. Featuring artists who will be doing big things with the Los Angeles showspace, the roster includes Todd Carpenter, devNgosha, Andrew Hem, KMNDZ, Travis Louie, Nathan Ota, Lezley Saar, Jeff Soto, Nicola Verlato, Edward Walton Wilcox, Mark Whalen, William Wray, and as you can see from the photos here – Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured). Take a look at more in-progress shots of The Gobbler painting […]
On December 13th, Soey Milk will be presenting a new body of work at the Corey Helford Gallery featuring oil on canvas as well as pencil and watercolor on paper works. Entitled SINAVRO, which is a pure Korean word translated loosely to mean “to progress slowly, almost imperceptibly,” the name of the show nicely describes the growth of the young artist’s imagery and technique. Take a look at another image below… Discuss Soey Milk here.
While attending this year’s Basel Week Miami, we also walked by a new mural painted by The London Police in the Wynwood district. The crisp linework and iconic LADS characters instantly marked the piece as painted by the famous duo and is a welcome addition to this hotbed of street art activity in Miami. Take a look at more detailed shots of the wall in the photos below… See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss The London Police here.
This Saturday night (December 13th) in Los Angeles at 80 Forty Gallery, Lola will be opening the first solo we have seen from her since 2012 (covered). The new body of work entitled The Younger sounds to be deeply personal for the artist as it explores her childhood memories and documents her mental, physical, and spiritual journey through art and life. Fans will be interested to know that she has added oil painting to her repertoire and also housed each piece in antique, vintage, or hand built […]
Another wall that caught our eyes while around Wynwood Walls during Basel Week Miami was a joint effort from Faith47 and Alexis Diaz, a continuation of the The Art of Collaboration program this year (also see Shep x Cleon Peterson). The mural was stunning in person, mixing South Africa-based Faith47’s female portraiture entwined with the darker illustrative style of the Puerto Rican Diaz. Here are some shots of him putting the finishing touches on the piece as well as a look at the entire image. Full image of the wall via […]
Tomorrow night (December 11th) in New York, the Arcadia Contemporary will be hosting all new works from Brad Kunkle. Featuring his exquisite portraiture utilizing oil paint with gold and silver leaf, The Belonging will also include a video installation centered on one of his paintings playing along with a music he co-composed. Check out the video and more preview images below… Via Hi-Fructose. Discuss Brad Kunkle here.
The UK-based Ben Eine recently released a novel new three-dimensional art object that allows fans to add a unique representation of his typography to their collection. The limited edition cubes come signed and are presented in concrete, metal and wood, measuring 12 x 12 x 12 cm. They are produced by Fragile Ventures in a run of 100 and can be purchased here for £2,500.00. Discuss Ben Eine here.
Another fair we visited while in Miami was the tenth edition of Aqua. Featuring emerging and mid-career artists, the unique setting was a classic South Beach hotel that opened its rooms to collectors and exhibitors for the duration of Basel Week Miami. One of the pleasant surprises we stumbled upon was the piece seen above from Travis Louie (interviewed) that sees him using color for the first time in his signature series of works (exhibited by William Baczek). See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss […]