Tomorrow (February 7th) will mark the third time Thinkspace has curated a show in association with POW! WOW! Hawaii at the¬†Honolulu Museum of Art School (see 2015 & 2014). The event will continue their push to further the art of what they call the “New Contemporary Movement” and will include an installation from Aaron Li-Hill. Other participating¬†artists this year include: 1010, Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Amanda Marie, Andrew Schoultz, Anthony Clarkson, Apex, Baghead, Bec Winnel, Ben Frost, Benjamin Garcia, Brian Mashburn, […]
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Today at the¬†Hudson River Museum, sculptor Thomas Doyle is opening a new show entitled¬†If The Creek Don’t Rise. The first museum solo for the¬†Westchester County-based artist will feature more of his signature miniatures that center on the suburban home and the families that occupy them,¬†often threatened by chaos and calamity – known and unknown. Along with smaller scale works, the showstopper will¬†a swollen riverbed that crosses the gallery space double dammed up by paraphernalia in two directions with a house in between. Discuss Thomas Doyle […]
Last month, the¬†Thinkspace Gallery¬†in Culver City kicked off the new art year with¬†Linnea Strid¬†as one of the featured artists.¬†Love Me When I‚Äôm Gone¬†filled the project room space with the Swedish artist’s hyperrealistic paintings, portraiture accented by the subjects interaction with water whether that be submerged or enjoying a shower. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit:¬†Birdman Photos. Discuss this show¬†here.¬†Discuss Linnea Strid¬†here.
The disturbing photo of the Syrian child Alan Kurdi laying drowned on the beach has become an a rallying point for those concerned about the¬†refugee crisis. Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei¬†recently posed as the boy for a photograph¬†shot by Rohit Chawla for an upcoming issue of one of India’s largest news publications – India Today. AWW has spent much time visiting the refugee camps and has been bringing attention to the situation in many other ways including recently canceling an exhibition in Copenhagen after […]
Last weekend in Tokyo, renowned creator of the “sexy robot” Hajime Sorayama opened a solo show at NANZUKA Gallery. Along with a couple sculptural representations of his erotic automatons, the Japanese artist also introduced a new series of works inspired by Marilyn Monroe and her famous quote – “An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine.” Take a look at more photos from the exhibition below… Artwork:¬†¬©Hajime Sorayama (courtesy of NANZUKA). Photo credit: Intelligence¬†& NANZUKA¬†(installation shots). Discuss Hajime Sorayama here.
Tonight in Antwerp, Cleon Peterson¬†will be presenting a new exhibition at PLUS ONE entitled The Judgement. The showing will feature, for the first time in Europe, a large scale sculpture from the provocative American artist – a three dimensional representation of the chaotic and brutal imagery seen in his work. Curated by Case Studyo, who have collaborated with him on sculptures and editions in the past, the solo show will also feature his¬†violent paintings filled with clashing figures, tormentors and victims, made all the more […]
On February 20th, Rime¬†(otherwise know as Jersey Joe) will be opening his debut show with¬†Jonathan LeVine Gallery at their¬†529 West 20th Street location in New York. Conclusions will feature a future turn towards figurative abstraction from the MSK-affiliated graffiti artist making use of bold colors and energetic compositions. Take a look at the image above, a detailed crop of one of the works the Brooklyn-based writer will be putting on display at the Chelsea showspace and make plans to be at the opening (6-8 pm). […]
Tomorrow night (February 4th), a new solo show¬†will open at Roq La Rue¬†from Jonathan Viner. Strange Math features eight new paintings from the Brooklyn-based artist that continues his nostalgic look back at his youth with his subjects dressed the part while utilizing an era-appropriate palette. His oil on canvas pieces which focus on the¬†the stylish men and glamourous women of the time almost seem like snapshots from period movies with its cinematic compositions. Discuss Jonathan Viner¬†here.
Those who followed our coverage of Baby Tattooville last year probably remember one of the prized possessions attendees received during the event – a plate designed by Mark Ryden¬†(interviewed). Featuring his iconic imagery, the “Surrealist Plate” was used during the special dinner prepared for the Surrealistic Ball (covered) he hosted with Marion Peck on the final night. Porterhouse has now made this collectible plate available starting on 8 am on February 12th for $250. Details can be found here. Discuss Mark Ryden here.
Coming up in March, the HOCA Foundation will be presenting new works from Vhils¬†(filmed), his¬†first solo exhibition in Hong Kong (more info here). Towards the end of last year, the Portuguese street artist, whose real name is Alexandro Farto, had already created several public works (seen below) in the Chinese city-state with various techniques. For Debris, he will introducing another urban¬†intervention, this time on one of the city‚Äôs iconic trams. At the same time, he will be holding an exhibition at Pier 4 where he […]