Currently at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, El Mac: Aerosol Exalted is showing through January 10th. The new pieces in the exhibition highlights El Mac’s signature technique with the fat cap, double line ripples that radiate out from his imagery creating an almost calligraphic effect. Included are some older pieces he finished up that were collaborations with fellow Los Angeles-base artist RETNA. Lucky Colorado residents also have the opportunity to purchase a special print between now and the national release ons October 14th. Discuss El Mac here.
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On October 17th, Black Book Gallery will be presenting new works from Jim Houser (alongside Issac Tin Wei Lin) in their Denver showspace. This particular body of work features some interesting assemblage pieces from Houser that mirror some of the installations he has created in the past but smaller. Still present are the Philadelphia-based artist distinctive visual language featuring selected text and iconographic imagery, but created with a fresh perspective and more personal scale. Discuss Jim Houser here.
Earlier this month, Soey Milk brought her work up north to Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco for a solo entitled PIDA / 피다. The title references a Korean term that means to blossom or to become something else, something that applies to her continued development as an artist and her experimentation with technique. On display were a diverse selection of works including oil paintings and graphite drawings, some with embedded objects incorporated into the pieces. The show will be on view through the 24th for those interested in a visit. Photo credit: Shaun […]
French artists 100TAUR and Hisham Echafaki (featured) are opening their debut exhibition Lusus Naturae in London on the 14th of October. The latin terminology utilized as the show title refers to creatures that can not be classified, or are labelled ‘freaks of nature.’ Curated by Butterfly Art News, the showing explores notions of anthropomorphism, human fascination with oddities or monstrosities, and our fragile relationship with the natural world through a series of paintings, drawings, and three dimensional works. Inspired by mythology and sacred art, 100TAUR illustrates hybrid animals […]
Those who enjoyed the stunning new works from Ian Francis (featured) for a showing earlier this summer (covered) at Lazarides had an opportunity earlier this week to purchase some prints of images seen at the exhibition. The gallery released limited editions (run of 20) featuring the British artist’s masterful melding of photorealistic and abstract imagery through their webstore. Two People Feed A Lion has already soldout but Reflective Encounter (seen above) is still available here. Discuss Ian Francis here.
Earlier this week, Faith47 finished a mural in East Harlem on the corner of 103 Street and Madison Avenue entitled Estamos Todos Los Que Cabemos, a part of MonumentArt, presented by the La Marqueta Retoña initiative. The wall was painted as part of the project focused on the issue of immigration with the imagery of migratory birds chosen for the fact their their patterns ignore human borders on a map. The South African artist further states – “We forget that the dividing lines specifying countries were merely […]
More stories from the week that ended Oct 11 (click on bolded words for more information): Parker Ito part of Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris’s CO-WORKERS – Network as Artist show. RIP: Chantal Akerman, who died unexpectedly at the age of 65. RIP: Olga Hirshhorn, who died at the age of 95. RIP: Akram Raslan, who died of torture-related injuries at the hands of Syrian police. Images and information for Davida Nemeroff and JPW3 – FRYGUY up at Cooper Cole’s site. Helen Molesworth recalls the time she […]
Recently in Poland, Alexis Diaz (seen above), DALeast, and Borondo stopped by to paint some murals in the city of Lodz. Curated by Michał Bieżyński, the new works for Lodz Murals are a continuation of a public arts program for the third largest city in the country. City dwellers and online admirers will now be able to enjoy the detailed patchwork of Diaz, iconic kinetic wave from DAL, and the painterly skills of Borondo. Photo credit: Maciej Stempij.
Opening on October 10th at the Japanese American National Museum is Giant Robot Biennale 4, a group exhibition featuring works from artists curated by Eric Nakamura (interviewed), the man behind the Giant Robot brand. The fourth iteration (see 2009, 2012) of the show looks to be the most ambitious yet featuring artists like James Jean, Jim Lee, Kim Jung Gi, Katsuya Terada, Edwin Ushiro, and Yumi Sakagawa, among others. To give you a taste of what to expect, take a look at what Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) has prepared for his part in the […]
This is the last week The Hole in NYC is hosting Taylor McKimens’ solo show with over 20 paintings of different sizes and shapes, all being portraits of two imaginary people. Closing on October 14th with an official catalog release and signing from 6-8pm, Stoic Youth has been on view for a full month. Six months since his last showing in his hometown (covered), McKimens introduced an exclusive body of work produced especially for this occasion. All the pieces exhibited feature heads of a male and female figure, […]