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Previews: L’Atlas and Tanc -“Substances”@ Vroom &Varossieau

On the 1st of February, Vroom &Varossieau Urban Contemporary Art in Amsterdam will be presenting the first Dutch show of the collaborative works by French artists L’Atlas and Tanc. After working side by side for more than 15 years, Substances will introduce the unique union of color and contrast, and the juxtaposition of Tanc’s expressive visual language against L’Atlas’ strict structures. On view from the 1st of February until the 17th of March, this exhibition is fully focused on the harmony of their distinctive styles within their collaborative works. Giving […]

Showing: Todd James – “Interior” @ Eighteen gallery

Eighteen Gallery in Copenhagen just opened Interior, their first solo show with Todd James, featuring new paintings depicting vibrant indoor spaces. After three exhibitions with the gallery’s “big brother” V1 gallery, the NYC-based artist presented his latest body of work in their clean white cube space in the former meatpacking district, ranging from smaller studies on paper, to massive, billboard size canvases. The entire show developed from earlier where James started incorporating more and more elaborate interior elements around his images. Basing some of the […]

Highlights: London Art Fair 2018

The 30th anniversary edition of the London Art Fair opened to the public on Wednesday with 131 exhibitors participating. Traditionally focused on British Modern and Contemporary Art, the fair’s outlook is becoming increasingly global. AM understands that a quarter of the galleries this year are based outside the UK. This evolution is not too surprising and may be welcomed by many as a breath of fresh air. But it also results in a certain loss of identity or distinctiveness. And in today’s art fair environment, that’s […]

Showing: Andrew Schoultz – “lluminated Opposition” @ Hosfelt Gallery

On view thru this Saturday at Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco is Illuminated Opposition, a new solo exhibition from Andrew Schoultz. The transformative showing from the Los Angeles-based artist continues his socio-political commentary with a series of paintings set among an immersive installation of wall murals and sculptural pieces. Seen are his familiar patterns and motifs including repeating images of eyes, skulls, horses, ships, and other signs of the illuminati. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.

Previews: Todd James – “Interior” @ Eighteen Gallery

On January 19th, Eighteen Gallery in Copenhagen will be opening a solo entitled Interior from Todd James. The new body of work from the American artist, otherwise known to his fans as REAS from his history in the New York graffiti scene, will consist of nine large paintings on canvas and eight works on paper. As referenced by the title of the exhibition, the fresh pieces will focus on the NYC-based artist’s take on the rich tradition of interior paintings through his familiar cartoonish imagery that seems […]

Upcoming: POW! WOW! Hawaii 2018

Returning to its home base after associated events last year in Washington D.C., Israel, California (Long Beach & San Jose), Worcester (Massachusetts), Guam, Seoul, Kobe, and Taiwan, the POW! WOW! crew will be kicking off the new year in Hawaii with the main festival from February 10th to 18th. Anchored by live mural painting in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, the event also will include a block party alongside the Honolulu Night Market, an exhibition curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum of Art, a print show with Detroit-based 1xRun, artist talks, screenings, […]

Releases: David Shrigley – “I am Currently on Fire”

Jealous Gallery in London just released a new limited edition print by David Shrigley titled I am Currently on Fire. Based on one of his original acrylic paint and oil stick works that combine drawing and text, the piece has all the elements of artist’s recognizable satirical approach to creating work. Along with an unusual composition in which an extraordinary large image of the flame dominates as the center point of the piece, the vibrant image also includes the text that has a misspelled I AM CURREN(T)LY […]

Upcoming: Jamian Juliano-Villani – “Ten Pound Hand” @ JTT

On January 11th, Jamian Juliano-Villani will be opening an exhibition in the works for over a year at JTT in New York entitled Ten Pound Hand. As evidenced by her unconventional choice of show title, the New Jersey-raised artist has a dark sense of humor and seemingly has no boundaries her artistic vision. Known for her unsettling amalgamations and appropriation of source materials such as pop culture, movies, and other and art history, Juliano-Villani’s is sure excite her fans with some new surreal compositions on her return to the […]

Previews: Josh Sperling – “Chasing Rainbows” @ Perrotin Paris

On January 10th, Perrotin Paris will be opening a solo show by Josh Sperling titled Chasing Rainbows. With his first international show, the NY-based artist is being added to gallery’s stellar roster along such names as Takashi Murakami, JR, KAWS, Daniel Arsham, Maurizio Cattelan, etc. For this showcase, Sperling produced a new series of signature works that include composites, or shaped canvases and plywood panels, a series of monochrome canvas reliefs and a large-scale installation. From the images that the artist shared on his Instagram, the new works feature […]

Showing: Daniel Richter- “Music for Orgies” @ GRIMM, Amsterdam

GRIMM Gallery in Amsterdam is entering a new year with last few days of the solo exhibition by Daniel Richter, titled Music for Orgies. The third solo show by the German artist opened on November 24th and will stay on view through January 6th. Eight years since his last showing in Amsterdam, Richter finally came back to introduce a new body of work. Even though the work he started developing in the 90s was widely recognized and well accepted, the artist felt it was time […]
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