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Streets: Nychos (San Francisco)

Austrian street muralist Nychos has made a return to San Francisco after painting a massive wall in the city last year. This time around, he worked on a ground level dissection in Haight-Ashbury (arranged by Wallspace SF) for his fans in the Bay Area, many of whom will be making it out to the opening of his solo show, entitled Street Anatomy, on April 18th at Fifty24SF. Photo credit: Upper Playground. Discuss Nychos here.
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Aaron Li-Hill – “Here Now” @ Portsmouth Museum of Art

A couple weekends ago, the Portsmouth Museum of Art hosted a two day only event entitled Here Now. The showcase featured the work of Aaron Li-Hill and Judith Ann Braun, who both produced site specific installations. For his part, the New York-based Li-Hill created one of his kinetic fencer murals, augmented by a loosely constructed scaffold of material. Taking advantage of the space currently being renovated, the kinetic installation with the reflecting water produced a striking image. Photos via artist except portrait by Bear Kirkpatrick. Discuss Aaron […]
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Openings: Peter Ferguson – “Fire In The Map Room!” @ Roq la Rue

Last Friday, opening alongside CRG (covered) at Roq La Rue in Seattle was Peter Ferguson’s Fire In The Map Room! Dimly lit interiors and the moments right before dusk are exquisitely detailed in a muted color palette, with a style honed from his many years illustrating children’s books. The imaginative beasts inhabit Peter’s worlds nonchalantly, and while the human characters seemed intrigued at times, others seem bored or annoyed, like it’s an everyday occurrence. With backgrounds just as detailed as the main subject, one could spend […]
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Releases: El Mac – “The Humble and Sublime” Print

Next Tuesday, April 15th (at a random time between 11 am and 1 pm EDT), El Mac will be releasing a new five color screenprint through Yves Laroche entitled The Humble and Sublime. The image is based on a painting from 2010, and will come in a run of 40, be sized at 29 x 21 inches, and cost $350. Read more about the print below from the artist: “This print is based on an image I painted in 2010 titled The Humble and Sublime. I’m very proud of this […]
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Upcoming: “SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot” @ Oakland Museum of California

From our recent coverage of a showing at GR2, you already know that this is the 20 year anniversary of art and culture magazine Giant Robot. SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot at the Oakland Museum of California, opening on April 19th, continues the celebration with a group show featuring artists Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, Luke Chueh, Hamburger Eyes, Andrew Hem, James Jean, kozyndan, Masakatsu Sashie, Shizu Saldamando, Rob Sato, Amy Sol, Deth P Sun, Adrian Tomine, and David Choe, seen above painting a large mural. Other artist working on walls include Sean Chao and Andrew Hem. Rounding out the exhibition […]
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Previews: Naoto Hattori – “Nothing But Perception” @ Dorothy Circus Gallery

On April 12th, Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome will be hosting a new solo show from Naoto Hattori. Nothing But Perception will be the second exhibition with the gallery and will feature 11 brand new artworks from the Japanese artist. Rendered beautifully in amazing detail, the surreal portraits and psychedelic imagery is sure to delight Hattori’s fans in Italy. Discuss Naoto Hattori here.
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Releases: Jeff Soto – “Seeker Friends Elements: Life” Print

Earlier this year, we introduced you to the Seeker Friends Elements series from Jeff Soto (interviewed). A continuation of his Seeker Friends prints, the set of nine total timed editions will have a new addition, Life, on Thursday at noon PST, and will be available for 24 hours until noon PST on Friday after which no more will be sold. Sized at 6″ x 6″ on sustainable plywood, the new print will be available for $30 at the aforementioned time at Prints On Wood. Discuss Jeff Soto here.
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Rewind: Dec 23 – Mar 7

It’s been a while since our last Rewind feature so it’s time we introduce some videos to you. You may remember last month when we shared the #WithSyria campaign that launched on March 13, the third year anniversary of the conflict and resulting death & destruction in the country. If you remember, Banksy lent his famous “Girl With Red Balloon” iamge to the cause, but there was also a video produced that can be seen below as well as on the #WithSyria website. Other worthy […]
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Upcoming: Thinkspace – “LAX / TXL” & Project M/4 (Berlin)

Coming up on May 17th, a group show curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace will open in Berlin as part of Project M/4 (also see M/3) with Urban Nation. Entitled LAX / TXL,  the exhibition (located at Buelowstrasse 97) will feature a diverse lineup of artists including Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Alexis Diaz (aka La Pandilla), Allison Sommers, Amy Sol, Andrew Hem, Andrew Schoultz, Anthony Clarkson, Ariel DeAndrea, Bec Winnel, Brendan Monroe, Brett Amory, Brian Mashburn, Brian M. Viveros, Bumblebee, C215, Camilla d’Errico, Carl Cashman, Christine Wu, […]
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Tracey Emin’s Work On Display At The Cosmopolitan Hotel (Las Vegas)

Like last year in New York City’s Time Square, Tracey Emin’s work is currently on display in another high profile location. The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, a hotel known for its commitment to the arts, are displaying images of the UK artist’s neon love notes on its giant LED sign outside as well as on other indoor and outdoor marquees. The animated glowing letters appear for about three minutes every hour which Emin hopes will “gives viewers a moment to reflect on love amid the hustle and bustle […]
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