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Apple Commissions Geoff McFetridge Artwork For WWDC 2017

Yesterday, Apple announced its 28th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will kick off on June 5 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. Art lovers who were paying attention would have seen some familiar imagery used for this year’s event – the work of Geoff McFetridge. Surrounding the details of the conference are the renderings of the Canadian artist in his signature minimalistic approach to portraying people and bird-eye view perspective. Quoted along with the invite was – “Technology alone is not enough. Technology must intersect with the […]
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Previews: Isaac Cordal – “Giza Komedia” @ SC Gallery

Tonight in Bilbao, Isaac Cordal opened a show at SC Gallery entitled Giza Komedia (Basque for The Human Comedy). The new body of work from the Galician artist will feature sculptural selections from his longstanding Cement Eclipses series as well as photograph documentation (as is his practice) of some of these pieces as interventions in the public space of Bilbao. As in the past, Cordal tries to shed light with his dark humor on sociopolitical issues, often through the lens of his little men in suits – either […]
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POW! WOW! Hawaii ’17: Walking The Streets (Part 1)

When the call comes from POW! WOW! Hawaii for an artist to join the festivities, oftentimes it doesn’t take long for them to say YES! The annual get together is almost like a reunion of sorts as participants around the world get to see their friends and colleagues again – in an idyllic island setting. The main attraction of the event of course are the plethora of opportunities to catch public art in progress, all centered in the Kakaako district of Honolulu. While walking the streets, we […]
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Releases: Kris Kuksi – “Claudius” Figure

Through Joshua Liner Gallery, Kris Kuksi recently released the first limited edition figure from what will an ongoing series of sculptural editions. Entitled Claudius and produced in a run of 50, each piece shares a central figure but is adorned with unique elements creating something akin to the sculptor’s signature assemblage work. These one of a kind variations will ship in Plexiglas display case and will cost $550. Those interested can contact the gallery ([email protected]). Discuss Kris Kuksi here.
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Nicola Verlato x Gatorade Messi Painting

Nicola Verlato (featured) recently reminded his fans of a commercial project he worked on a year ago centered on the incomparable Lionel Messi. The painting for Gatorade’s Don’t Go Down campaign features the superhero-like Argentine soccer player breaking free from a pack of defenders. The Italian artist’s paintings oftentimes features action shots of bodies suspended in moments of time so this seemed to be a perfect pairing of concept and artist. Recalling his month working with the agency on the project as a real struggle, Verlato now sees the positives when […]
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Previews: “Welcome to New Jersey” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

After 12 years in New York, Jonathan LeVine Gallery has relocated to Jersey City at Mana Contemporary. Their inaugural show in the new space is entitled Welcome to New Jersey and opens on February 18th. The impressive roster for the group exhibition includes: Adam Wallacavage, AJ Fosik, Alessandro Gallo (seen above), Alex Diamond, Andy Kehoe, Ashley Wood, Augustine Kofie, Beth Cavener, Camille Rose Garcia, Carlos Ramirez, Chloe Early, Cryptik, Dan Witz, Diego Gravinese, Dylan Egon, Eloy Morales, Erik Jones, EVOL, Gary Taxali, Handiedan, Haroshi, Hush, Jeff Soto, Jeremy […]
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Openings: Jeremiah Jenkins – “Everything Must Go” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Earlier this month, Hashimoto Contemporary opened a solo show from Jeremiah Jenkins entitled Everything Must Go. The new body of work includes sculptural works from the local artist that display his signature wit and novel technique of dismantling an item’s original form and recreating it in a way to make the viewer think. The most delightful pieces come from his Trophy series where the ubiquitous golden figures seen on top of the common prizes appear to have taken a lives of their own. Photo credit: Shaun Roberts.
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Upcoming: Erin M. Riley – “Simple” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Coming up on March 4th, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will be hosting a solo show from Erin M. Riley (interviewed) featuring a set of her new weavings. Entitled Simple, the fresh body of work sees the Brooklyn-based artist continue pushing the boundaries of fabric art with her portrayal of nude selfies, drug paraphernalia, car wrecks, porn screenshots, domestic violence, and other nontraditional subject matter for the medium. Although oftentimes provocative, Riley’s work is at the same time deeply personal and honest as she draws inspiration from life experiences and […]
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Previews: Sam Friedman – “LOVE SONGS” @ Library Street Collective

Tomorrow night (February 11th) in Detroit, Library Street Collective will be presenting new work from Sam Friedman in a show entitled LOVE SONGS. Continuing his deconstruction of natural landscapes, the New York-based artist has prepared a series of canvases as well as over 30 paintings on paper that revisit his earlier exploration of beach scenes and sunsets. The two different sets of works will allow for a nice contrast in techniques as the canvases use a single type of paint and a freehand technique, while the pieces on […]
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KAWS Releasing Remaining Stock Of “BFF” Plush (Black Version)

For those who missed the original blue colorway of KAWS’ BFF plush (covered) in Thailand, there was another chance with the recent slate of black versions that were released in conjunction with his exhibition in Texas (covered). Limited to 3000, these were not easy to come by either but here is another opportunity for fans out there as the Brooklyn-based artist will be re-releasing some leftover stock tomorrow (9 PST) on his website for $200 each. One can only hope there will be another color added when his upcoming […]
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