Starting on October 1st, new works collectively entitled Hastemaker will be on display at Roq La Rue from Casey Weldon (featured). For his return to the Seattle showspace (see 2014), the locally-based illustrator and fine artist will be presenting more dreamlike paintings utilizing a hyperchromatic palette, of which the piece above Pixel Perish is a good example. For those planning a visit, the exhibition will be on view all of October. Discuss Casey Weldon here.
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With this year’s NuArt Festival wrapping up last week, we now have some more photos of outdoor works that we may have missed in our earlier coverage. Hitting the streets of Stavenger, the roster of artists left their recognizable marks over the Norwegian city like the piece seen above from Ernest Zacharevic that features stitch work to keep the locals warm in the upcoming winter. Photo credit: Ian Cox. Discuss this year’s NuArt Festival here.
For those of you who liked the massive painting James Jean (interviewed) sent to the Masterworks show in Long Beach (covered) and the monster Adrift piece he created earlier this year, you are in luck. The two images have been reproduced on to the double-sided dustjacket that unfolds from his new book Pareidolia. The 288 page publication (available for preorder now) is bilingual (English – Japanese) and will feature old and new works. Those interested in meeting Jean in person and getting their books signed will […]
Hitting the streets of Los Angeles once again, Anthony Lister (filmed) spent time getting up all over town the last couple weeks leading up to his current show at New Image Art. Showing his versatility with the roller and spraycans, working day and night, the Australian vandal left one of his signature ballerinas at Superchief Gallery as well as his take on police brutality (seen above). Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Anthony Lister here.
Tomorrow night (September 12th), Jonathan LeVine Gallery (529 West 20th Street) will be hosting the opening of Beasts of Arcadia, a new solo from Joel Rea. The predominant imagery from this new body of work features human figures and tigers, placed in environments that are actively hostile to their existence. Interesting, many of these elements are collaged together from photographs that the Australia-based artist takes and then paints in great detail embedded in their surreal surroundings and situation. Stop by for a look yourself if you are in town. You […]
Tomorrow night (September 12th), the newest solo from JR (interviewed) will be opening at the rue de Turenne and impasse Saint-Claude spaces of Galerie Perrotin in Paris. Entitled DECADE, Portrait dune génération, the exhibition will feature a selection of his videos, ink on wood pieces, and recent photographs that has spanned the last 10 years. As you can see from the preview images, his recent work with dancers from the New York City Ballet will play a prominent part of the show. Photo credit: Claire Dome. Discuss JR here.
The colorful sculptures of Troy Coulterman recently caught our eye, mostly humans entwined with abstract and geometric forms that drip or extrude from each figure. He currently has a show at Arch Enemy Arts, a series of works collectively entitled Full Disclosure and on view in Philadelphia through September 27th. He further states – “I chose these basic shapes because they are loaded with symbolism and have various meanings throughout different cultures. A triangle can represent future, truth or intellect, a circle can represent present, perfection […]
With most of the Forest For The Trees murals finished, now’s the time to do the first part of our recap of this year’s event (also see 2013, 2014). The name of the mural festival comes from the phrase “they can’t see the forest for the trees” which signifies the inability to understand the greater picture when you’re too focused solely on what’s in front of you. Organizers Gage Hamilton and Matt Wagner of Hellion Gallery hope that the art will draw Portland’s residents away from their daily routine. Enjoy some photos […]
Tonight in New York, the UNIX Gallery is hosting the opening of a new solo show from Justin Bower entitled The Humiliations. On display will be recognizable fragmented portraits that appear almost digital in some respects but are entirely hand-painted, a technique that further drives home themes of modern life and the influence of technology in our lives. He further states – “The fracturing of the human, doubling of sense organs, opening of the flesh…are all ‘Humiliations’ to the autonomous and free-willed human of the past. […]
With his outdoor installation currently on view in New York (covered), Jose Parla will be offering fans in the Big Apple more opportunities to see his work come September 12th. On Saturday night, he will be opening shows simultaneously at the Bryce Wolkowitz and Mary Boone galleries in Chelsea collectively entitled Surface Body / Action Space. He further states – “The title and concept of Surface Body / Action Space serves as a metaphor for the language of my new paintings and sculptures. The works negotiate two, sometimes four modes of thinking, linking artistic […]