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Openings: “Three The Hard Way” @ Breeze Block Gallery

Earlier this month, the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland played host to a three-man show entitled Three The Hard Way. The three artists, Christopher Derek Bruno (interviewed), Augustine Kofie (featured), and Jerry ‘Joker’ Inscoe are all members of the Transcend Collective and have evolved their individual aesthetics while drawing from their graffiti background. Take a look at more photos of the opening and installation below… Discuss this show here.
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Upcoming: Todd “REAS” James – “Swords & Sorcery” @ The Newsstand

Tomorrow (November 23, 3-9pm) in New York, Todd James will be releasing a zine at The Newsstand in Brooklyn (inside the Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St. stop on the G and L trains). Those attending the event will see a Sword & Sorcery themed installation based on the dungeons and dragons type pieces he has been posting onto his Instagram (some more of which are seen below) recently. Discuss Todd James here.
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Basel Week Miami ’13 / Upcoming: FriendsWithYou – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” @ The Mondrian

FriendsWithYou makes a return to Miami next month for a special project at The Mondrian for Art Basel Week. The showing entitled Somewhere Over the Rainbow will explore the full color spectrum and how they relate to emotions spanning from the combination of colors (white), representing life, to the absence of color (black), representing death. The immersive installation will feature the collective’s signature geometric characters through the creation of inflatables, often seen in their large-scale projects (see The High Line & Hyundai). Starting December 5th, through […]
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Basel Week Miami ’13 / Previews: Faile & Bast – Deluxx Fluxx

For those street art fan traveling to Miami for Art Basel Week, you will probably want to stop by the new iteration of the Faile and Bast Deluxx Fluxx Arcade. With all new videogame programs and pinball machines featuring the Brooklyn-based artists’ iconic images, the interactive mixed-media installation will be an immersive experience, just the like the previous two showings in 2010 (London & New York). Sponsored by Perrier, head over (1604 Washington Blvd in Miami Beach) between December 3rd through 7th (3pm til late) to see this […]
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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 […]