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Streets: Jen Stark (Los Angeles)

Recently to the delight of her fans in the Los Angeles area, Jen Stark painted some of her signature imagery on the facade of PLATFORM, a retail venue opening next year in Culver City. The psychedelic drips of color that are often seen in her mural painting mirror the geometric colors seen in her papercut sculptures, leading to a cohesive aesthetic seen across the versatile artist’s oeuvre. If you look closely, you can see how Stark even weaved her patterns throughout the open window frames. […]
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Previews: Faith47 – “Aqua Regalia – Chapter Two” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Tomorrow night (November 19th) at the 557C West 23rd Street location of Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Faith47 will be opening a solo entitled Aqua Regalia – Chapter Two. As indicated from the title, the exhibition is a continuation of a series of works from the South African artist’s 2014 London show that deal with the idea of “royal water,” a highly corrosive mixture that has the ability to dissolve one of the most enshrined substances – gold. Related to this is the philosophy behind her work to utilize found objects and to […]

Interviews: David Welker – “Subconscious Narrative” @ Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery

Tomorrow night (November 19th) in New York, the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery will be presenting new works from David Welker that have been a year in the making. Entitled Subconscious Narrative, the new exhibition from the locally-based artist will feature wide surrealistic landscapes, battle scenes in the subconscious as well other as inventive and imaginative scenarios. He talks about this and more in an interview we recently conducted with him. Enjoy the Q&A’s as well as more preview images from the show below… Arrested Motion (AM): Tell us a little about your background […]

Previews: Riusuke Fukahori – “Goldfish Salvation” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Goldfish Salvation, Riusuke Fukahori’s second solo show with the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York will be opening on November 19th. Featuring his favorite subjects made obvious by the title of the show, the Japanese artist has prepared his signature three-dimensional acrylic and resin paintings of goldfish including his largest work-to-date. Through an exhaustive process, each piece is built up layer by layer while observing his fish companions held in dozens of tanks and bowls around his Yokohama studio. Along with these instantly recognizable works, he […]

Openings: Erik Jones – “In Colour” @ Dorothy Circus Gallery

Towards the end of last month, the Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome hosted the opening for the first European solo show by Erik Jones. Entitled In Colour, the vibrant new mixed media paintings feature his formula of female subjects set against abstract forms and geometric shapes that at times seem to reference high-end fashion. The American artist further states – “The narrative behind the work is more about challenging the viewer to see beauty in chaos. The figures are used as an aesthetic anchor, holding the viewer’s attention to a recognizable form, […]

Previews: Matzu / Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Somewhere Here” @ Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery

Tomorrow night (November 18th) in Luxembourg at Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) will be unveiling a selection of new paintings and a series of steel sculptures rendered in monochromatic gold and silver. Entitled Somewhere Here, the solo from the Brooklyn-based artist features complex compositions of expressionless figures seen against “Deco-florative” patterns. Seen throughout Matsuyama’s work are artistic influences that mirror his bi-cultural experience of growing up between Japan and America including Japanese art from the Edo and Meiji eras, classical Greek and Roman statuary, French Renaissance painting, post-war contemporary art, and Abstract Expressionist painters […]

Upcoming: ESPO – “Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull)” @ Brooklyn Museum

On November 20th, Steve “ESPO” Powers (featured) will be unveiling a site-specific installation for the Brooklyn Museum that he’s calling Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull). The immersive environment will transform the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery with signage and paintings styles that are unique to the seaside community and will also feature the works of Justin Green, Matt Wright, Mike Levy, Dan Murphy, Mike Lee, Mimi Gross, Alexis Ross, Sean Barton, Eric Davis, and Tim Curtis. Discuss Steve “ESPO” Powers here.

Previews: Aurel Schmidt – “Blast Furnace of Civilization” @ Half Gallery

Tonight in New York, Aurel Schmidt will be opening a new solo show at Half Gallery from 6-8pm. Blast Furnace of Civilization is the latest installment for the American artist’s ongoing series of works exploring the madness of capitalism. Along with her trusty colored pencil drawings, Schmidt will also be unveiling her first ever painted ceramics in this exhibition. Discuss Aurel Schmidt here.

“Art Awakens” Star Wars Charity Auction

Last week, we shared with you the Art Awakens charity show put on in partnership with Disney, LucasFilm, Bad Robot over the weekend by Gallery1988 (West) featuring artwork inspired by the Star Wars universe. These have all now been put on eBay with the auctions ending in about seven days. With UNICEF Kid Power to benefit from the sales, you do some good and prep for the impending release of The Force Awakens movie by heading over here to bid on some art. Participating artists include: 100% Soft, Aaron Jasinski, Alex Pardee, Andrew Degraff, Andrew […]

Streets: Borondo – “Fer Llenya” (Barcelona)

Last month, Borondo painted a new mural in his native country of Spain for this year’s Open Walls Conference. Situated in Barcelona, the piece entitled Fer Llenya has local significance as it references castells, human towers built traditionally in festivals at many locations within Catalonia. Take a look at more photos of the wall below and if you are lucky enough to be in the area, the location of the mural can be found here. Discuss Borondo here.