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Previews: Mel Kadel – “Thought Pattern” @ Subliminal Projects

On April 7th, Subliminal Projects will be presenting all new works from Mel Kadel in a show entitled Thought Pattern. Planning for an immersive experience, the locally-based artist has prepared more than 100 new works on paper, which will on display along with installations, murals, and hand-painted Modernica furniture. Painting on her trusty coffee stained paper while utilizing her signature characters, familiar patterns, and floral motifs, Kadel explores – the “internal struggle, resolve, and strength one achieves while weaving through patterns of thought about the past, […]

Streets: Mark Jenkins x CALM – “Project 84” (London)

Starting a few days ago, passerbys of some of London’s ITV buildings were treated to an unsettling sight if their eyes lifted to the sky. What appeared to be 84 men, standing on the edge the rooftops as if about to jump, were installed by Mark Jenkins (interviewed) and collaborator Sandra Fernandez as part of a campaign being run by the Campaign against Living Miserably, or CALM. Dovetailing nicely with the  American street artist’s habit of leaving his signature packing tape works in the public arena for people […]

Upcoming: Aakash Nihalani – “Tilt” @ Wunderkammern (Milan)

Returning to work with Wunderkammern after a showing in their Rome location (covered) back in 2014, Aakash Nihalani (interviewed) is opening his latest solo tonight with the gallery’s space in Milan. Entitled Tilt, the new body of work will include a site-specific installation and a series of small-format works created with ink and paint on paper. Playing with geometric shapes and optical illusion-like effects, the American artist continues to refine the skills he acquired while working with just a roll of tape while making art in the […]

Basel Week HK ’18 / Openings: KAWS @ Galerie Perrotin

After a successful opening (covered) in Tokyo at Perrotin last week, KAWS dropped the second verse of his tour of Asia with a showing at the gallery’s Hong Kong location. The pieces on display played out like part two of a cohesive body of work featuring abstract hints of the beloved cartoon and pop culture characters that the Brooklyn-based artist continues to be fascinated with. Rounding out the exhibition timed to coincide with Basel Week Hong Kong was a large scale bronze version of his recently released pink […]

Basel Week HK ’18 / Openings: Osgemeos – “Deja Vu” @ Lehmann Maupin

One of the highlights of Basel Week Hong Kong for local fans and out of town visiting collectors was a solo from Osgemeos at Lehmann Maupin. Entitled Déjà Vu, the vibrant new body of work features the surreal imagery from the twins that we have grown to love including influences from the golden age of hip hop and their life as vandals. Rounding out the exhibition was a sound installation featuring modified speakers painted to resemble faces and some imaginative use of materials including sequins, cotton balls, […]

Releases: KAWS – “BFF (Pink)” Figure

Starting tomorrow at 10 am (EST), KAWS will be releasing the pink version of his BFF vinyl figure thru his website. Also available at that time will be the black colorway, and for those completists out there, the MoMA design store will have all three colors (blue, black, and pink) at their physical location as well as online starting tomorrow. Discuss KAWS here.

Streets: Aaron Li-Hill (New Delhi)

Recently in India, Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) painted a wall in New Delhi entitled Nature’s Arch and Visions of Altered Landscapes. Created in the Lodhi Arts District, the mural from the Canadian artist speaks to the issues of species extinction and contemplating climate change. With the support of St+art India and Canada in India, Li-Hill posits – “In a world that is losing the grip on its biodiversity how do we quantify something so large in scope? It’s hard to feel empowered when issues feel so grand. I’m not here to […]

Upcoming: Andrew Schoultz – “This Marvelous and Turbulent World” @ FWMoA

Tomorrow night (March 24th) in Indiana at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Andrew Schoultz will unveiling new work in a show entitled This Marvelous and Turbulent World. On view will be a large wall mural, a one sided chess match installation, along with displays of his recent work. He further explains – “Chaos and destruction are reccurring themes in my work because I see these things happening around us constantly. Whether it is the multiple wars being fought all over the world, the natural disasters that seem […]

Upcoming: Marion Peck – “StraVolti” @ Dorothy Circus Gallery (Rome)

Coming up at the end of next month (April 21st), Dorothy Circus in Rome will be opening a new solo from Marion Peck entitled StraVolti. Returning to show in the capital city for the first time in more than a decade, the American artist has prepared 11 oil paintings on canvas that mix her surreal imagery with inspiration from European art and cultural tradition. Pictured here are two portraits from Peck where you can see the influence of Picasso’s work at play. Discuss Marion Peck here.

Openings: KAWS @ Galerie Perrotin (Tokyo)

Last night, AM stopped by the Tokyo branch of Galerie Perrotin to catch the opening of KAWS’ solo show, his first of two in Asia with Hong Kong coming up. Attended by his Japanese admirers (some from his Original-Fake days), international superfans, and the usual cast of locally-based artist friends, the opening showcased the Brooklyn-based artist’s newest pop culture character-based abstractions including a sweet Snoopy airplane shaped painting.Take a look at more photos from the opening reception below… Discuss this show here. Discuss KAWS here.