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Preview: Adam Wallacavage – “Shiny Monsters” @ Philadelphia Art Alliance

On May 17th, the Philadelphia Art Alliance will host the opening reception for Adam Wallacavage’s (interviewed) Shiny Monsters. By hanging several new chandeliers within each gallery of the craft and design showspace, the eclectic sculptor will be introducing his hometown to his gothic-surreal lighting ornamentation. This will be his first solo exhibition in Philly. More preview looks after the jump…

Rewind: April 30 – May 6

We start this week’s summary of videos with a timelapse from Colin M. Day of German duo Herakut in action. Watch as Jasmin & Falk aka Hera & Akut get their paint on for a piece in their Loving the Exiled showing in San Francisco (covered). Other worthy videos include: Christie’s is auctioning Yves Klein’s legendary Fire-Color Painting FC 1. A closer look at Tim Biskup’s part of the Emoticon Project. A chance to win a Thomas Campbell flower courtesy of HUCK Magazine. Talking to […]

Streets: World Round (April 30 – May 6)

For our streets roundup this week, we’ll start with this interesting new piece in Detroit. The mural painted by SEVER was taken from the Instagram feed of SABER (interviewed) and looks to be a tribute piece to some of the greats in the street art scene like Barry McGee, Os Gemeos, Kaws, Futura, and Shepard Fairey. Other walls you should take notice of include pieces from Chris Stain (Baltimore), Kid Zoom & Reka (Australia), Tellas & Moneyless (Poland), Jon Burgerman (Canada), Phlegm (UK), Jaz (Baltimore), Otto […]

Teaser: Tauba Auerbach – “Float” @ Paula Cooper

Tonight in New York, the Paula Cooper Gallery will be hosting Tauba Auerbach’s first one-person exhibition at the gallery entitled Float. The NY-based artist will be unveiling new Fold paintings alongside a new series of Weave paintings, presented for the first time in the United States. Also on display will be new photographs and sculptural objects, including Onyx, a deconstructed material volume printed and bound in book form. A nice touch was the special invite above that certain fans were lucky enough to receive. Discuss Tauba Auerbach here.

Art Focus: Eduardo Kobra

Brazilian street muralist Eduardo Kobra is the chosen artist for this week’s Art Focus. The Sao Paulo-born painter’s public art is sometimes politically motivated with messages on pollution, global warming, deforestation, war, and more although much of his work is nostalgic with the purpose to simply beautify the urban environment. He has also worked on projects with major corporations such as Coca Cola, Nestlé, Chevrolet, Ford, Roche, Johnnie Walker, just to name a few. More photos of his work after the jump…

Preview: Dabs Myla – “Break Night Lovers” @ Known Gallery

Tomorrow night (May 5th), Known Gallery will be the place to be if you are interested in seeing the newest solo show from Dabs Myla. Break Night Lovers will feature the duo from down under’s cartoonish stylings executed in the form of new paintings, drawings, and installations. From what we have seen in preview photos, there will be a good amount of customized three-dimensional pieces as well. More pics after the jump…

Showing: Michael Page – “Elan Vital” @ Shooting Gallery

Showing through tomorrow in San Francisco at the White Walls Gallery is Michael Page’s (interviewed) solo show Élan Vital. Tackling issues of evolution, the development of organisms, spirituality, and the infinite variations of consciousness, the locally-based painter has created a collection of works that bring viewers into his dream world featuring an explosion of colors and a melding of protoplasmic energies. More photos from the show taken by John Casey after the jump…

Streets: Conor Harrington (Ireland)

Last we saw of Conor Harrington (interviewed), he was hitting London with an impressive new collection of paintings at Lazarides (covered) of which you can see the some of the photoshoot and photoreferences here by the way. While the successful showing was no doubt satisfying, it did not quench his thirst for outdoor work. On a recent trip back to his home country, he painted this new quickie mural outside of Lurgan, Ireland. Discuss Conor Harrington here.

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

As we mentioned back in March along with set of photos from JR (featured) taken during a trip to Cuba, the French photograffeur was prepping for the next phase of his The Wrinkles Of The City project. It looks like that project has been started already as a collaboration with Jose Parla in Havana as evidenced by a glimpse of the action in the pic above. We’ll bring you more news soon but for now, enjoy more photos from Cuba after the jump…

Releases: Tyler Stout – “Avengers” Poster

At a random time today, Mondo will be releasing a new Avengers poster from Tyler Stout on their website. Coinciding with the opening of the movie that brings together some of Marvel’s most iconic superheroes, the new image features representation of the entire team as well as the villain Loki. The 24″ x 36″ nine color screenprint has an edition of 750, and will cost $60 while the variant has been produced in a run of 350 and will cost $110. On a related note, […]