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Releases: Ernest Zacharevic – “Norwegian Bubble” Cross-Stiched Pieces

You may remember earlier this year during the NuArt Festival, Ernest Zacharevic painted a mural (seen below) in Stavenger referencing the Norwegian cross-stitch with the twist being the burning house. For this holiday season, he has teamed up with his partner-in-crime, Sheena Liam, to create a series entitled Norwegian Bubble of 12 individual frames that they are making available thru email – [email protected] Each one was used to create an animation that can be viewed here as well. Photo credit: Ian Cox (mural image). Discuss Ernest Zacharevic here.
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Upcoming: “Platinum Blend 2″ @ Modern Eden Gallery

On January 9th, Modern Eden Gallery will be hosting the opening of Platinum Blend 2 as Stephanie Chefas returns to curate another group show for the San Francisco showspace. The lineup this year includes the likes of Fulvio DiPiazza, Victor Castillo, Sarah Louise Davey, Lola Dupre, Adrian Cox, Lola Gil, Jana Brike, Ana Bagayan, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Nicomi Nix Turner, Lauren Marx, Erika Sanada, Kevin Sloan (seen above), Brian Mashburn, Lisa Erikson, Brian Donnelly, Redd Walitzki, Elizabeth Winnel, Stephanie Buer, Erin M Riley, Moneyless, Mark Warren Jacques, […]
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Streets: El Mac (Cambodia)

Those who have been following David Choe’s Instagram no doubt already know about his Igloo Hong Project where artists Aryz, Esao Andrews, James Jean, and El Mac along with Choe spent some time in Cambodia creating public art. The piece seen here entitled Thread of Life was painted by Mac in Phnom Penh of a local Khmer artisan named Moeun Thary, who hand-embroiders traditional Khmer ceremonial garments. He explains that the “mural honors Cambodia’s artists, both contemporary and those lost during the Cambodian genocide of the […]
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Damien Hirst x Connaught Hotel Christmas Tree

For this holiday season, the Connaught Hotel in London commissioned Damien Hirst to create a Christmas tree outside for passerby’s in the posh Mayfair neighborhood to enjoy. The 30 foot Norway Spruce was decorated by the British artist with the power of science and medicine in mind, one of the themes that frequently inspires him. Garnishments include medical instruments, snowmen formed with pills, garlands of pink sausages, as well as traditional white doves. Hirst further explains – “The Christmas tree is a celebration of togetherness, a […]
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Streets: Isaac Cordal (New York)

Last month, Isaac Cordal was invited to participate in the Residency at Vyt (Art Students League of New York) for a month. While there, the Spanish artist continued his series of Cement Eclipses works by creating more sculptures for placement on the streets. Scattered around New York City, the urban interventions are metaphors that reflect on politics, bureaucracy, and power – something to think about during the holidays. Discuss Isaac Cordal here.
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Upcoming: James “Dalek” Marshall – “The Redistribution Of Destruction” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Coming up on January 9th, James “Dalek” Marshall (interviewed) will be opening a new solo at the 529 West 20th Street location of Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Entitled The Redistribution Of Destruction, the fresh batch of work seems to continue his ever more complex abstractions and exploration of geometric patterns. Those who plan to make it to the exhibition will also be able to enjoy new paintings from Interesni Kazki as they will be opening their show on the same night. Discuss this show here. Discuss James […]
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Rewind: Nov 23 – Dec 22

For out latest Rewind feature we are highlighting a video from INSA featuring his work with Pepsi in creating a moving peace sign (formed of painted cars) that can be seen from space. This particular form of art is right down the UK-based street artist’s alley as he has plenty of experience as the inventor of the Gif-iti series of works. Other notable videos include: Jeff Gillette working in the desert. Timelapse of Odeith at work. Daniel Arsham’s Future Relic 04. An online video installation […]
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Openings: “Major Work” @ Chandran Gallery

Earlier this month, Chandran Gallery in San Francisco opened a show curated by Andrew Schoultz entitled Major Work. The locally-based artist carefully selected a roster of participants that included himself, Alicia McCarthy, Aaron Noble, Kelsey Brookes, Revok, James Marshall (Dalek), Sam Friedman, Eric Yahnker, Mark Dean Veca, Saber, Hilary Pecis, Tim Biskup, Eric White, and Allison Schulnik. The premise behind the exhibition was for each artist to contribute a large-scale piece that they felt capture the essence of their work. The resulting show was quite stunning, as evidenced by […]
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Releases: Candice Tripp – “Sally” Masks

Earlier this year, you may have noticed some of the delicate mask sculptures Candice Tripp (interviewed) created for her show in Newcastle. These facial disguises are a reoccurring motif in her imagery and her characters can be seen cavorting around with them on in her dark narratives. Luckily for fans of the UK-based artist who took a liking to these, she has started a timed release for six versions of these masks that can be ordered here until noon on January 21st (GMT). Each piece will be […]
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Art Focus: Mika Nitta

For our latest Art Focus feature, we draw your attention to Japanese artist Mika Nitta and her delicate works. The Nara-based illustrator draws a world where her girl characters and their creature friends live together in harmony in dream like, ethereal settings. She currently has a few pieces in an online show at ondo online if you want to check it out. Discuss Mika Nitta here.