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Previews: Kris Kuksi – “Revival” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last time we saw a large body of work from Kris Kuksi, he was giving his fans in Los Angeles a rare close look at his intricate mixed media assemblages (covered). This time around, he will be returning to the Joshua Liner Gallery for an exhibition entitled Revival tonight (November 21st), his fourth solo with the Chelsea showspace (see 2009 & 2012). Ranging from medium sized to over five feet tall and wide, these ornate sculptures filled with assorted god-like figures, religious iconography, war machines, and […]
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Previews: Kelsey Brookes – “Better Living Through Chemistry” @ Judith Charles Gallery

Continuing with the themes he was exploring for a sold out show in San Diego last year, Kelsey Brookes will be presenting new work tomorrow night (November 21st) at the Judith Charles Gallery. His first solo in New York will feature abstract paintings and musings on molecular structures drawing from his scientific background, especially focusing in on drugs that affect the human consciousness. Take a look inside his studio as he prepared for this exhibition. Photo credit: Chase Cruz. Discuss this show here. Discuss Kelsey Brookes here.
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Openings: Ryan McGinley – “Body Loud” @ Galerie Perrotin

Over the weekend, Galerie Perrotin in Paris presented 20 new works from photographer Ryan McGinley. Entitled Body Loud, the selection of photos are a continuation of the New York-based artist’s signature imagery taken during summer road trips with his friends, staging and posing them in natural settings with his recognizable aesthetic. Take a look at more shots of the exhibition below… Photo credit: Karl Hab. Discuss this show here. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.
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Openings: Word to Mother – “California Coming Home” @ White Walls

A couple weeks ago, Word to Mother (interviewed) returned to San Francisco’s White Walls (see 2012) for a new solo show. Entitled California Coming Home, the London-based artist’s fresh selection of paintings incorporated Cali imagery around his signature character based on his own persona. Referring nostalgically to times past when he visited the Golden State in his childhood, the pieces express these feelings in a dream-like loose composition. He explains – “When I first visited California it was a time in my life when things were much more simple, […]
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Previews: Daniel Arsham – “#FUTUREARCHIVE” @ Galerie Perrotin (Hong Kong)

Wednesday night (November 20th) in Hong Kong, the local Galerie Perrotin will be opening a solo by Daniel Arsham entitled #FUTUREARCHIVE. For the New York-based artist’s first show in China, he has prepared a selection of workS that provide a good overview of the different series he has been exploring. The title of the exhibition refers to the sculptures he creates out of shattered glass and other materials that depict modern day items as they would be seen in the future as relics and Pompeian-like post […]
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Basel Week Miami ’13 / Upcoming: “PISTON HEAD: Artists Engage the Automobile”

As the art world turns their eyes toward the fast approaching Art Basel Week in Miami, we have for you another show you may want to check out. PISTON HEAD: Artists Engage the Automobile held at the top level of 1111 Lincoln Road, the open air parking structure designed by Herzog & de Meuron (see Marco Brambilla party in 2011) and is powered by Ferrari. The exhibition will feature automobiles transformed by a selection artists since the 70s including Ron Arad, Bruce High Quality Foundation, César, Dan […]
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Preview: Riusuke Fukahori – “The Painted Breath” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

One of the artists featured in our Art Focus articles last year will be opening a solo show soon at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. Riusuke Fukahori unique work is creating through a process of painting and within layers of resin leading to a three dimensional marvel that looks very real. The Painted Breath will featuring his signature renderings of  goldfish, a metaphor for his life. “At his lowest point – ready to give up and get a “real job” – he saw his neglected […]
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Openings: Branded Arts x Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica Benefit

Opening tonight at 7 pm (with a The Morning After – Santa Monica print release from Nick Walker) is the Branded Arts x Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica Benefit (1238 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404). Along with a group exhibition for art lovers to enjoy, there will also be a silent auction held at the end of the night of basketballs customized by artists including Kenny Scharf, Nick Walker, Saber, Meggs, Chor Boogie, Mad Steez, Aaron De La Cruz, Hebru Brantley, 0ne0f0ne, Duncan Lemmon, and Charlie Edmiston as well as a DJ […]
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Upcoming: Ryan McGinley – “Body Loud” @ Galerie Perrotin

Tomorrow (November 16) in Paris, the local branch of Galerie Perrotin will be hosting an opening reception for Ryan McGinley’s Body Loud. His first show with the gallery will feature 20 new primarily large format photographs created last summer as part of his ongoing series of works where he takes a crew of friends with him on a road trip and shoot them in natural settings. Arguably the young New York-based photographer and artist’s most famous imagery, the sessions have now evolved into more complex […]
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Streets: Cyrcle – “Rise Above” (Hong Kong)

While in town for their current showing (covered) at the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong, Cyrcle. also found time to get up in a big way. Painting a large mural entitled Rise Above on the side of the Youth Outreach Center climbing wall in Sai Wan Ho while rappelling down the side certainly give them a unique perspective of the metropolis. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Cyrcle. here.