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Preview: “Streets of the World” @ Opera Gallery (NY)

Tomorrow night (May 11th), if you are in New York, you may want to head over for the public opening of Streets of the World, a rare street art show that includes such diverse and long list of participants. Spanning the globe, the Opera Gallery has chosen forty artists who have made their name with their public art whether it be legally or illegally created. The list includes Banksy (above), Anthony Lister, Rone, Kid Zoom, ROA, Dal East, Blek le Rat, Herakut, How and Nosm, […]
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Preview: Mia Araujo – “Into The Woods” @ Corey Helford

On Saturday night (May 12th), the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City will be welcome Mia Araujo (interviewed) and her paintings into their showspace for her first solo show. Into The Woods will feature an aesthetic from the LA-based artist we have become accustomed to – namely her use of a central character surrounded by a smaller cast in associated vignettes. Like scenes from a great play or movie, certain scenes are expertly weaved into a cohesive narrative, all rendered in lush detail. Take a […]

Teaser: “Wild At Heart” @ Thinkspace

Coming up at the end of the month, the Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting the opening for Wild at Heart, the sequel to 2010’s A Cry for Help show (covered), a massive group exhibition co-curated by Amanda Erlanson and Andrew Hosner with the endangered species of the world in mind. Included in the list of artists who will be creating work to benefit Born Free USA are Wayne White, Andrew Hem, Aron Wiesenfeld, Dabs Myla, Martin Wittfooth, Amy Sol, Aryz, Chet Zar, Esao Andrews, Frank Gonzales, Jasper […]

Maurice Sendak 1928 – 2012

Sadly, word has come of the passing yesterday of Maurice Sendak, one of the most important children’s book artists of the 20th century. He is known in particular for Where the Wild Things Are, which has sold over 19 million copies worldwide and has been the subject of many adaptations, including a live-action 2009 feature-film directed by Spike Jonze. While the American writer and illustrator has contributed to more than 80 books in his lifetime, he has also gained distinction for his work in animation, […]

Update: JR x Jose Parla – “Wrinkles of the City” (Cuba) Part III

By now, you will have seen photos from the intriguing collaboration between JR (featured) and Jose Parla on the walls of Havana. Parla, with his Cuban roots, seems like the perfect partner in crime for the TED winning French artist as calligraphic stylings of the first meld seamlessly with the stark photos of the second. This next phase of JR’s Wrinkles Of The City project will coincide with the 11th Havana Biennial 2012 and feature photos from a previous trip to Cuba that the duo took back in […]
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Frieze Week NYC ’12: Frieze Art Fair – “Highlights” (Part I)

After bringing you an initial walk through of the Frieze Art Fair in New York several days ago, here is another selection of photos for you to peruse. Bringing an expertise that hails from across the Atlantic, the event which first made it’s name in the UK featured a diverse selection of contemporary art as well as associated satellite fairs (more on that later). Discuss Frieze NY here.

Streets: Mars-1 (San Francisco)

For fans of the recent more monochromatic aspects of Mars-1′s (featured) oeuvre, this new mural he painted in San Francisco should get them going. The otherworldly and organic nature of his work has become recognizable as part of the local painter’s signature imagery with certain pieces executed in a more minimalistic fashion – like the one seen here but on a much larger scale. Painted over several days on the side of the Phoenix Hotel and arranged through Wallspace, Mr. Martinez has added another beautiful piece […]

Preview: Dave Kinsey – “Lost For Words” @ FFDG

This Friday, May 18th, is the opening date for Lost For Words, the newest body of work from Dave Kinsey (featured). This exhibition at Fecal Face Dot Gallery will be his first solo in San Francisco since 2000 and certainly not one to miss for his fans in the Bay Area. The showing will consist of a series of mixed media paintings that continue to follow the Los Angeles and Three Rivers based artist on his path towards abstract representation while still referencing the distinctive […]

Preview: Word to Mother – “Can’t Afford to be Broke” @ White Walls

This Saturday, May 12th, Word to Mother (interviewed) will be opening his new show Can’t Afford to be Broke at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco. We can now bring you a look at the the London-based artist’s new body of work which includes his distinctive visual assemblages of figures, patterns and typography painted in mixed media on wooden panels as well as a small run of exclusive ‘zines with hand-pulled screen printed cover. In the photo above, you can see him working on […]
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Preview: Heiko Müller – “Hunting Night and Day” @ Jack Fischer Gallery

On May 16th in San Francisco, the Jack Fischer Gallery will be hosting the opening reception for German painter Heiko Müller where he will be presenting a new collection of work. Hunting Night and Day will be his second exhibition at the gallery and encompasses a selection of new paintings that feature Müller’s continued exploration of the darker side of nature and the hidden machinations of the animal kingdom, all rendered with a surreal touch. Discuss this show here. Discuss Heiko Müller here.