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Openings: Josh Keyes & Neil M. Perry – “Entwined” @ Antler Gallery

Last month, the the Antler Gallery in Portland opened a joint exhibition between Josh Keyes (interviewed) and Neil M. Perry entitled Entwined. The showing highlighted how both artists were in tune with nature with their work, focusing on the interplay between species and the surrounding environment, often rendered with surreal elements. The two locally-based painters also found time to collaborate on a piece together (seen above). Take a look at more photos from the opening below… Photos via the gallery. Discuss Josh Keyes here. Discuss this show here.
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Basel Week HK ’14 / Previews: Ryan McGinley @ Galerie Perrotin (Hong Kong)

Timed to coincide with the week of Art Basel Hong Kong, the local branch of Galerie Perrotin will be exhibiting new works from Ryan McGinley. Vertical Color of Sound will open on May 13th and feature twelve large-scale photographs taken in his annual summer road trip with his friends and crew, where he shoots the models nude in natural settings. Rounding out the body of work on display for the New York-based artist’s first solo in Hong Kong will also be some of his well received firework photos […]
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Album Covers: James Jean x Linkin Park – “The Hunting Party”

With the release scheduled for next month (June 17th), it’s time to tell you about James Jean’s (interviewed) latest project – working on Linkin Park ‘s new album artwork. If you remember, he also created Taleb Kweli’s cover art back in 2012. The latest effort from Jean sees the American rock band working off the sublime sketches (seen below) from the artist, currently on sabbatical somewhere in Asia, and utilizing 3D modeling to create the images seen in promotion as well as on the cover […]
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Previews: “Space//Squared” @ White Walls Gallery

Tomorrow night (May 10th) in San Francisco, the White Walls Gallery will be opening a new group exhibition curated by Sven Davis entitled Space//Squared. Following up on a show last year in Portland (covered), artists are again asked to contribute artwork in a 10″ x 10″ inch format, allowing us to see how each responds to the same prescribed guidelines. Along with pieces from over 100 artists (list seen below), Adam Friedman and Robert Minervini will create a site-specific installation (see video below) featuring a series of […]
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Upcoming: D*Face – “Honestly Dishonest” @ Above Second

On May 16th, Coates & Scarry will be presenting new works from D*Face (interviewed) at the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong. Set to open during the week of Art Basel, Honestly Dishonest will feature 18 new pieces from the UK-based street artist which speak to society’s increasing appetite for information. Assembling imagery that mimics the snippets of commercial output that barrages our minds every day, the reconstructed pieces form something new. Discuss D*Face here.
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Openings: “Landmark” by L’Art Projects

Several weeks ago, L’Art Projects held their inaugural group show in the unique setting of a private home in the Hollywood Hills. Entitled Landmark, the exhibition featured thirteen artists including Meryl Pataky, Chris Hanke, Michelle Blade, Sarah Jones, Pierre Auroux, Marissa Textor, Brian Rea, Elaine Asada, Thomas Doyle, Flora Kao, Briana Sophia Horne, Ching Ching Cheng, and Yoskay Yamamoto. Seeing the diverse selection of work spanning photography, painting, installations, sculpture, neon, light projection in this setting really gave attendees a good idea of how the art […]
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Previews: Case – “Power of Movement” @ Galerie m|u|c|a

Saturday night, May 3rd, m|u|c|a (Munich Urban and Contemporary Art) will be presenting a new show from Case. Entitled Power of Movement, the exhibition features two repeating motifs – hands & pigeons, also often seen in the German street artist’s public works. As a master of the spray can and a member of the Maclaim crew, known for their photorealistic technique, you can expect some great pieces from Case that deal with how his chosen symbols for this exhibition relate to freedom, power, and politics. Discuss Case […]
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Previews / Videos: Mark Ryden – “The Gay 90s: West” @ Kohn Gallery

This Saturday, May 3rd, Kohn Gallery’s amazing new space will be hosting Mark Ryden’s long awaited West Coast continuation of his Gay 90s series of works that started back in 2010 in New York (covered). Along with his largest work to date, the masterful Los Angeles-based painter will be presenting new works and it appears (as seen in the installation shots below) some important older work as well. Rounding out the show will be something that will prove to be quite popular, an intricate motorized diorama […]
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Previews: Martin Wittfooth & Jean Labourdette – “De Anima” @ Roq La Rue

Tomorrow night, the first of May, the Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle will be hosting a new showing from Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) and Jean Labourdette entitled De Anima. The exhibition features the duo exploring the environmental, social, and spiritual impact of our technological advances. Fans will be in for a treat as both artists’ works are a joy to see in person – Martin’s oil paintings featuring animal characters rendered in his signature rusty palette (seen above) and Labourdette’s whimsical paintings on custom shaped surfaces. Discuss this […]
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Previews: Ai Yamaguchi – “Shinchishirin” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last we heard from Ai Yamaguchi, it was 2012 and she was exhibiting her work in Hong Kong (covered). Come May 8th, the Japanese painter will again be in the spotlight with her first exhibition with the Joshua Liner Gallery and her first New York solo show since 2002. Entitled Shinchishirin, the title is a combination of words taken from ancient Japanese poems that collectively expresses” how the seeds of your heart get planted into the ground and grow into a forest of poetry.” Her depictions […]