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Upcoming: Jamian Juliano-Villani – “The World’s Greatest Planet on Earth” @ Studio Voltaire

Tomorrow night (September 30th) in London, the preview for the Jamian Juliano-Villani solo show will be opening at the non-profit gallery Studio Voltaire. The New York-based artist’s work is an bizarre amalgamation of popular culture and appropriated material, reinterpreted through the lens of her warped vision which can oftentimes make the viewer uncomfortable and yet intrigued at the same time. Entitled The World’s Greatest Planet on Earth, the exhibition will be the American artist’s first solo presentation in a public institution outside of the US and will include never before exhibited sculptural installations […]

Previews: Deth P. Sun – “Hocus Pocus” @ Giant Robot 2

This Saturday, October 1st, Giant Robot 2 will be opening a new show from Deth P. Sun entitled Hocus Pocus. On view through October 19th will be more of his acrylic on wood paintings featuring his beloved cat adventurer. Along with vivid colors and renderings of lush flora, the whimsical pieces from Sun feature his character shrunk down in size in comparison to his surroundings while on its explorations. Discuss Deth P. Sun here.

Previews: Jeff Soto – “Graffiti” @ Bunsen Goetz Galerie

Tomorrow night (September 30th) in Germany, Jeff Soto (interviewed) will be opening a new solo at Bunsen Goetz Galerie in Nuremberg, a followup to his show there with his friend in 2013 (covered). Entitled Graffiti, the exhibition references the roots of his artistic expression and will include large works on unstretched canvas and smaller stencil based paintings on wood. In the new body of work, the American artist will also presenting some more experimental pieces, a elaboration of the flowers seen in his imagery which take inspiration from […]

Upcoming: Kevin Cyr – “Hommage” @ Matthew Namour Gallery

On September 29th, Matthew Namour Gallery will be presenting Kevin Cyr’s (interviewed) first solo show in Montreal entitled Homage. The new body of work will be a continuation of the American artist’s case studies of everyday work vehicles – the more imperfections, signs of age, and graffiti – the better. As is his usual practice, Cyr spent time documenting and then painting his subject matter while telling their story through his art. Discuss Kevin Cyr here.

Streets: Cleon Peterson // Nuit Blanche Paris @ Eiffel Tower

Following in the footsteps of Shepard Fairey (featured) of creating art at the Eiffel Tower (covered), Cleon Peterson has done something Mr. Obey has never had the opportunity to do – painting the first mural ever directly below the famed monument. Created for this year’s Nuit Blanche in Paris (organized by Palais de Tokyo), the piece is entitled Endless Sleep, a reference to the famous late-night cultural festival. The circular piece features the Los Angeles-based artist’s signature figures inspired by Greco-Roman frescos sans the usual provocative imagery. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.

Upcoming: Jose Parla – “Instincts” @ The Goss-Michael Foundation

On September 29th, The Goss-Michael Foundation will be presenting the inaugural solo exhibition at their gallery on Wycliff Avenue in Dallas, Texas. Instincts from Jose Parla will feature new series of paintings and sculptures that continue the Cuban-American’s street-inspired calligraphic and textured works that have become his signature. For those who plan to make the trip to catch the Brooklyn-based artist’s work in person, the show will run until November 11th. Discuss Jose Parla here. Discuss this show here.

Streets: Liqen (Kiev)

Recently in Kiev, Liqen painted a stunning large-scale mural on the side of a residential building on Bratislavskaya Street. Originally asked by the curators of the event to paint imagery that opposed the war, the Spanish artist had planned something a little more provocative but ultimately scaled things back to this just as amazing portrait of a titan. Interestingly, the figure with a with a pot for a head holds a hybrid woman-plant in his arms – you can read more explanation here as well as look […]

Showing: Ugo Rondinone – “the sun at 4pm” @ Gladstone Gallery

Currently at Gladstone Gallery in New York at their 21st Street location, a show entitled the sun at 4pm is on view, the latest solo from Ugo Rondinone. The part for the exhibition that may be of interest to our readers are the indoor sculptures that mirror his Seven Magic Mountains installation currently on display on the outskirts of Las Vegas (covered). These vibrant multicolored balanced rock formations from the Swiss artist are what comprises the “mountain” portion of his “mountain, sun, waterfall, and cloud” series of works included in […]

Streets: Ai Weiwei – “Reframe” @ Palazzo Strozzi (Florence)

Over the weekend, Ai Weiwei unveiled a provocative new installation on the facade of Palazzo Strozzi in Florence which continues his commentary on the current refugee crisis in Europe. Entitled Reframe, the Chinese artist’s latest public work will features 22 life rafts attached to the historic building’s windows, a striking critique of the handling of the humanitarian crisis. Inside, an exhibition entitled Libero will be Italy’s first major retrospective of the dissident – artist’s work including “key monumental installations, sculptures and objects, as well as videos and photography series […]

Previews: Martin Wittfooth – “Archaic Revival” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On the 1st of October, Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening a new solo from Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) entitled Archaic Revival. The new series of paintings, some large-scale, continue to examine humans and their impact on the environment thru the lens of his majestic animal subjects. Also included in the exhibition from the New York-based artist will be his first sculptures in bronze, limited edition versions of his unique artistic vision. In discussing his new work, Wittfooth states title of the show is  “borrowed from late […]