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Previews: Scott Hove & Baker’s Son – “Break Bread” @ Think Tank Gallery

After sampling his newest project by showing the Giant Cake Maze at the recent LA Art Fair 2016 (covered), Scott Hove and Think Tank Gallery are about to open Break Bread show on February 13th. Exhibiting back to back with Baker’s Son, this large installation is shaping up to be much more than a two man art show. From February 13th until March 14th, visitors will have the chance to explore six “chambers” filled with everything from tech-based mirror mazes to an ice cream truck, a lounge area with local […]
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Rewind: Dec 23 – Feb 11

Time for another one of our Rewind features as we review recent videos that art lovers may be interested in. Leading things off is some footage of Bernie Mitchell working with an unusual medium – dry wall – to create wall sculptures. Other worthy videos include: Mel Kadel’s work with Adult Swim. Usugrow painting a wall mural for his show in Tokyo. Aryz in Ukraine. Footage of Futura painting his Houston & Bowery mural. Mars-1 sculpture arrives in Nashville. Yok & Sheryo putting in work […]
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New Group Show @ Library Street Collective

On February 27th, the Library Street Collective will be opening a group show at their Detroit space featuring a diverse selection of artists spanning different genres. Included on the roster are Adrian Falkner, AJ Fosik, Cleon Peterson, Faile, Hacer, Kelsey Brookes, Mars-1, POSE, REVOK, Ryan McGinness (seen above), Sam Friedman, Shepard Fairey, and Swoon. Check out some more preview images below… Discuss this show here.
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Upcoming: 2nd Annual “Ema Show” @ Hatos Bar (Tokyo)

Starting on February 13th, a show organized by Hellion Gallery will be showing in Tokyo at the Hatos Bar. It’s appropriate that the 2nd annual Ema Show will start in Japan as the concept was to have artists paint the small wooden plaques on which Shinto worshipers write their prayers or wishes. Each participant was given three of the Ema plaques, so there will be two more left for future shows at Hellion’s Portland space (April  7th) and Galerie Artistik Rezo in Paris (June 21st). The […]
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POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Showing: “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

Over the weekend, POW! WOW! Hawaii kicked off the festivities with a show curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum of Art School entitled Exploring The New Contemporary Movement, something they have done for the last two years before this (see 2015 & 2014). As in the past, artists were asked to contribute works that conform to a certain format, leading to a visually congruent and display of artworks. In addition, an installation from Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) could be seen on one wall, documenting the first major American military presence in Hawaii.   Other participating artists this year include: 1010, […]
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Studio Visits: Michael Kagan – “Lights Out” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

On February 11th, the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York will open a solo exhibition by Michael Kagan. Entitled Lights Out, this new body of work by the Brooklyn-based painter focuses on man’s moments of triumph over nature’s limits. As the name of the exhibition indicates, the Kagan pushes the boundaries of his amped up compositions to include situations in which there are nearly no margin for errors. One mistake/miscalculations would mean a literal end to the participant’s life. Expanding on his awe inspiring first show with the gallery (covered), Kagan […]
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Recap: Alex Katz – “Portraits” @ Galeria Javier Lopez

On February 5th, Galería Javier López in Madrid officially closed their exhibition by the New York artist Alex Katz. Portraits included a selection of works which brought the artist wide recognition, including some of his most recent pieces, both oil on canvas and studies on board. Katz’ unique style that distinguishes him from his contemporaries was the result of the influence of photography, cinema, television and advertising of the sixties. Using a large canvas format as a movie screen and trying to re-create similar aesthetics, his work has always been […]
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Overtime: Feb 1 – Feb 7

More stories from the week that ended Feb 7 (click on bolded words for more information): W Magazine has photographs from the Paramount Ranch art fair. RIP: Yoshiko Kakudo, who passed away as a result of a stroke. Saudi court overturns Ashraf Fayadh’s death sentence, instead gives him eight-year prison term & 800 lashes. Mark Rothko’s son, Christopher Rothko, denies authenticating paintings at Knoedler fraud trial. Artnet covers Stephen Polcari’s testimony during the case. Eleanore De Sole testifies and cries on the stand. NY Times writes about artwork authentication in relation […]
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Upcoming: James Jean – Chinese New Year Installation @ interTrend

With Chinese New Year coming up on Monday, interTrend in Long Beach has teamed up with James Jean (interviewed) for an interactive installation to celebrate the occasion. The project centers around the red envelopes given out around the holidays by families for good luck. In this case, they have been secured to the front of the company’s building (228 E. Broadway), set to be revealed tomorrow morning to be gifted to the public. As the red packets are removed, the imagery of Jean will be slowly revealed in […]
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POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Previews: “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

Tomorrow (February 7th) will mark the third time Thinkspace has curated a show in association with POW! WOW! Hawaii at the Honolulu Museum of Art School (see 2015 & 2014). The event will continue their push to further the art of what they call the “New Contemporary Movement” and will include an installation from Aaron Li-Hill. Other participating artists this year include: 1010, Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Amanda Marie, Andrew Schoultz, Anthony Clarkson, Apex, Baghead, Bec Winnel, Ben Frost, Benjamin Garcia, Brian Mashburn, […]
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