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Upcoming: Aaron Horkey & Esao Andrews & Joao Ruas – “The Gilded Age” @ Thinkspace Gallery

On September 12th, the Thinkspace Gallery will be welcoming Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, and Joao Ruas in for a joint show entitled The Gilded Age. We have already seen firsthand the magic Horkey & Andrews can create together and are anxious to see what Ruas can bring to the mix. Each artist is a master of setting a scene with mood and atmosphere as well as rendering their artistic vision in a distinctive way. Take a look at the amazing effort from Horkey on the typography and showcard […]
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Releases: Pharrell Williams x Todd “REAS” James x Mr. x Zaha Hadid x Cass Bird adidas Originals Supershell Collection

American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer Pharrell Williams once again has collaborated with adidas Originals on a soon to be released collection with the Supershell. Williams teamed up with Todd “REAS” James, Mr., architect Zaha Hadid, and photographer Cass Bird on a series of sneakers that features a different graphic or sculpt to the shelltoe. Six were designed by Williams himself which in total comprised the 10 different designs, which will be offered in black or white colorways starting next month. Via Hypebeast.
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Upcoming: “Lush Life 5 : Reverie” @ Roq La Rue

Opening on August 6th, Lush Life 5 : Reverie at Roq La Rue is the fifth incarnation of their popular group show. The theme this year is “Reverie – meant to evoke the languid, sexy, ripe days and nights of late summer.” Artists invited this year include Marco Mazzoni, Jonathan Viner (seen above), Amanda Manitach, Kazuki Takamatsu. Peter Ferguson, Christian Van Minnen, Jeff Soto, Casey Welson, Tyna Onko, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Lauren Marx, Esao Andrews, Eric Wert, Laurie Lee Brom, Erin Kendig, Lowell Poisson, Ashley Eliza Williams, Ryan Heshka, […]
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Showing: “The Art of Toys: A Left Coast Retrospective of Designer Toys” @ Lancaster MOAH

Currently at the Lancaster Museum of Art & History, The Art of Toys: A Left Coast Retrospective of Designer Toys has the main gallery filled with art toys from over 80 artists, stores, and manufacturers. Curated by Julie B. from Pretty in Plastic and Heidi Johnson of Hijinx Artist Management & PR, the exhibition has selected figures from artists as well as some schematics, drawings, molds, sculpts, and prototypes on display. Artists include: Anthony Ausgang, Gary Baseman, Luke Chueh (seen above), Tristan Eaton, Frank Kozik, Joe Ledbetter, […]
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Upcoming: Joel Rea – “Beasts of Arcadia” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On September 12th, Joel Rea will be opening a new show at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery entitled Beasts of Arcadia. The Australia-based painter is known for his grand imagery and mastery over building tension with his compositions feature humans and predatory creatures. We are sure you are looking forward to seeing the completed pieces at the opening but for now, enjoy some process shots of Rea prepping for the exhibition. Discuss Joel Rea.
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Setup: EVOL – “Unreal Estate” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Counting down to the last days of the EVOL exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, here is a look back at the Berlin-based artist setting up for the show. Specializing in the reproduction of urban structures in the miniature on the streets, his work is intrinsically suited for the transition into the indoor setting. For Unreal Estate, his cardboard & stenciled constructions are commenting on the current state of the real estate market and comparing it to the post-wall, pre-gentrified East Berlin. He further states – “Society is constantly […]
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Streets: Invader (Paris)

Last time we heard from Invader, he was in Hong Kong opening a massive show (covered) back in May of this year. Recently, the French artist has returned back to his home base of Paris to continue propagating his imagery on the streets. Taking from a diverse set of pop culture and video game imagery, he always delights his fans with new surprises like the Cheshire Cat (seen above) as well as some classic pieces. Photo credit: Alexandre Feuvrier (via StreetArtNews). Discuss Invader here.
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Releases: Martin Wittfooth – “The Aviary” Print

If you remember, we first shared with you this massive painting from Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) back in 2013. The impressive piece featuring the powerful imagery of a leopard stretched above a view of TriBeCa was eventually seen at a showing with the Long Beach Museum of Art back in 2014 (covered). Now, the image is available as a print here if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Sized at 30″ x 21″, the limited edition will be produced in a run of 50 and cost […]
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Upcoming: “Art Collector Starter Kit 3″ @ Corey Helford Gallery

A favorite show every year among young collectors is the annual Art Collector Starter Kit group show at Corey Helford Gallery. Feature modest 12″ x 12″ pieces from artists like Andrew Brandou, Beau Stanton, Brandi Milne, Caia Koopman, Camilla d’Errico, Carlos Ramos, Eric Joyner, Fuco Ueda, Hannah Yata, Hikari Shimoda, Hirabayashi Takahiro, Kisung Koh, HUSH, Joey Remmers, Korin Faught, Liz McGrath, Lori Nelson, Lu Cong, Luke Chueh, Melissa Forman, Naoto Hattori, Natalia Fabia, Nicomi Nix Turner, Plasticgod, Richard J. Oliver, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Rodrigo Luff, Sarah Folkman, Sas Christian […]
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Previews: Dave Kinsey – “The Modern Condition” @ FFDG

Continuing his exploration of a new series first seen in Cologne & Detroit for a show in San Francisco, Dave Kinsey (featured) has prepared a new body of work entitled The Modern Condition. Comprising of nine works on canvas created with collage and acrylic paints, the new pieces from the Los Angeles-based artist features semi-abstracted figures surrounded with textures and colors from the natural world. Drop by FFDG on August 14th for the opening reception if you are in the area, you won’t be disappointed. Discuss Dave Kinsey here.
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