Last week, Soundwall in New York unveiled Resonance, a new immersive installation by Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) made possible by LeBasse Projects. Made from wood, aerosol, primer and acrylic mirror, the piece was inspired by one of the Brooklyn-based artist’s favorite music groups – A Tribe Called Red. Featuring imagery a little different from his usual direction but still created with Li-Hill’s dynamic composition skills, a youngster dancing with hoop was seen, a traditional Native American dance that animates the full circle of life, Along with the installation, a new print featuring the […]
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On October 17th, If You Lived Here I’d Be Home By Now will open at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (529 West 20th Street), a new body of work from Seonna Hong. The exhibition will mark her return to the New York art world after eight long years and will be her debut show with the Chelsea showspace. The new paintings, still featuring her recognizable expressionistic landscapes rendered with swirls and scrapes and inhabited by children at play, looks to the future and what’s to come. She states – […]
For the upcoming Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale in Russia, the Berlin-based EVOL has prepared a special installation featuring his signature reproduction of urban structures. The twist on this piece though, entitled Mind the Gap, is the red-tinged separation that runs right down the center of the buildings. The 11th biennale opens in Karsnoyarsk, Siberia at the Krasnoyarsk Museum Center on September 30th. Take a look at more photos of the installation piece below as well as an outdoor work also created for the event by the German street artist (with local skateboarder […]
Returning to Boston for the third and final piece in a series of public works on the tallest building in the city, JR (interviewed) decided place his new work on the 44th to 50th floor. Standing at 150 feet tall and 86 feet wide, the piece is the tallest work ever envisioned by the French photograffeur. Started without much fanfare, the piece at former John Hancock tower developed over several days as residents of Beantown speculated on the artist behind it all. The mysterious figure of the anonymous […]
Coming up on November 7th, James Jean (interviewed) will be opening a solo show in Tokyo at the Hidari Zingaro Gallery. Curated by Takashi Murakami, the exhibition will be entitled Zugzwang, a German chess term that describes when you need to move, but you don’t want to because of the terrible conditions and that fact that it might make things worse. For many of the American artist’s Japanese fans, this may be their first opportunity to see his work in person so make plans to be there if you are in the […]
Last week, It Looks Like It Says opened at Joshua Liner Gallery, the latest solo from Geoff McFetridge. The exhibition consisted of a series of large scale works as well as smaller works on paper arranged together on one wall of the New York showspace. The Los Angeles-based artist’s first solo with the gallery introduced fans in the area to his minimalistic aesthetic, emphasizing basic forms and plays on perspective. Discuss Geoff McFetridge here.
Following up on a show at EVOKE Contemporary back in 2013 (covered), Kent Williams will be opening another solo tonight (September 25th) at the New Mexico showpace. Entitled Bones With Flesh, the new body of work includes some exquisite oil painting as well as some looser studies on paper. The subject matter centers on the Los Angeles-based artist’s mastery of the human form but also superimposed over these skills are more abstract elements throughout the composition. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Kent Williams here.
Another artist participating in this year’s Murals In The Market in Detroit has released a print in association with the event. Luke Chueh’s (interviewed) contribution through 1xRUN is entitled Graffiti, a tongue-in-cheek image based on a painting from 2008 entitled Graffiti (I Don’t Do…). We’ll have more about the wall the Los Angeles-based artist painted soon for you but for now, head over here to pick up this print if you are interested. Discuss Luke Chueh here.
After a summer series of works in his hometown of Paris, Invader has moved on to Italy to put up his next batch of work. The central Italian city of Ravenna is known for its superb Byzantine mosaics, so it is only natural that the French artist has chosen to increase his street activity there. This second invasion featured 15 new pieces with inspiration that ranged from the architecture, culture, and sights of the area. Discuss Invader here.
Like Maya Hayuk earlier this year, Joseph Tierney aka Rime has also filed suit for copyright infringement. The Brooklyn-based graffiti artist alleges that Moschino and its designer Jeremy Scott imitated a graffiti tag that he painted on a Detroit building for Katy Perry’s Met Gala dress. Not only did they allegedly take the VandalsEYES imagery and his signature without his permission but they also added the Moschino and Jeremy Scott brand names in a spray-paint style as if part of the original work. You be the judge. Discuss Rime […]