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Previews: Jonas Lund – “Studio Practice” @ Boetzelaer|Nispen

Jonas Lund is a young Swedish artist whose work is balancing between social experiments and the classic art process. The artworks he creates, such as paintings, sculpture, photography and websites, often incorporate data from his studies of art world trends and behavior. In such manner, he is currently working on an interesting project titled Studio Practice that will open at Boetzelaer|Nispen in Amsterdam, on the 6th of September. For this unique project, the artist prepared a 300 page book with guidelines about what he wants to be created […]
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Previews: Ian Francis – “Endless Summer” @ The Outsiders (London)

On September 5th, Endless Summer from Ian Francis (featured) will be opening at The Outsiders in London. Featuring a selection of identically sized (24 by 18 inches) intimate studies, the exhibition will be continuation of the line of works last seen in the UK and New York back in 2012 and 2013 respectively. These snapshots of modern life are great examples of the gifted artist’s use of abstract and photorealistic elements leading to a dynamic composition that always leaves the viewer intrigued and wanting to learn more about […]
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Overtime: Aug 25 – Aug 31

More stories from the week that ended Aug 31 (click on bolded words for more information): Images up for New Image Painting exhibition at Shane Campbell Gallery. RIP: Marilena Bonomo, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: 23-year old MoMA intern Cindy Yeh dies after falling off roof during rooftop party. RIP: 29-year old artist and gallery manager Alicia Louise Cipicchio is killed by a bus at Burning Man. James Meyer admits to illegally selling stolen Jasper Johns works. REVOK, REYES and STEEL […]
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Recap: Kelsey Brookes – “Sleep: The Science and The Mystery” @ LSC Gallery

An intriguing show that recently ended in Detroit at the Library Street Collective featured new works from Kelsey Brookes. Collectively entitled Sleep: The Science and the Mystery, the new paintings from the former biochemist are constructed painstakingly with colorful patterns that in an abstract way define chemical and molecular structures. This particular set of mesmerizing works from the San Diego area based artist focused on Acetylcholine, Histamine, Norepinephrine and GABA, four neurotransmitters which help regulate sleep. Photo credit: The gallery and Brian Griffin. Discuss this show […]
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Recap: Cai Guo-Qiang – “The Ninth Wave” @ Power Station of Art (Part III)

Part III of our coverage of Cai Guo-Qiang’s The Ninth Wave exhibition takes us inside the Power Station of Art in Shanghai as walk through the work on display. After an explosive opening ceremony and an initial public showcase of a new piece down the river, the Chinese artist treated fans in his home country to a sampling of his diverse work. Highlights include his famous suspended installation of a pack of swarming wolves, the commissioned gunpowder works we saw him create, as well as the […]
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Previews: KAWS @ Honor Fraser Gallery

Brian Donelly aka KAWS is returning to Los Angeles for his third exhibition at Honor Fraser Gallery opening on the September 13th. For this show, the NYC-based artist produced a series of new drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Recently, he shared teaser images on his Instagram profile, where it looks like he has moved on somewhat from the familiar renderings of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Lucy, to variations on small details of Charles M. Schulz’s iconic drawings. Also, as seen from the preview shots, he has created a new series of shaped pieces, painted on […]
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Releases: Josh Keyes x Tiny Showcase – “Sleeping Woods” Print

Earlier today, Josh Keyes (interviewed) released a new print through Tiny Showcase continuing their long collaborative history together (2014, 2013, 2012, 2010). Entitled Sleeping Woods, the new edition has an image area of 14″ x 8.4″ and total size of 15″ x 9.5″ including the border. The run size will be determined by orders through Thursday, August 28 at 12pm Eastern Time with $15 of each $50 sale going to benefit Creative Growth. For further interest, check out the photo reference Keyes used for the […]
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Showing: Dale Vn Marshall – “Beauty in the Wound” @ Soze Gallery

On August 23rd, Dale vN Marshall opened Beauty in the Wound (previewed), his second solo show with Soze Gallery. Following his three month museum exhibition, Walls with Wounds, this elaborate show brings the more abstract and heavily textured works that Welsh artist has been developing lately. The show includes several large canvases, smaller pieces, watercolor works on paper, small works on postcards, and some works on Japanese paper. Feeling freed of any creating limitations and at peace with his turbulent past, Marshall further explored the conceptual depth which was he was taught while enrolled in […]
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Showing: Rosson Crow @ Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon

The Regional Museum of Contemporary Art in Sérignan, France is currently showing the nostalgic abstractions of Rosson Crow (featured). Featuring 25 large-scale paintings (old and new) from the American artist, the comprehensive exhibition, her largest ever, gives attendees a good look at the psychedelic modern take on decadent interiors from the past that have become her signature imagery. If you happen to be in the area and are interested in seeing her “American version of Versailles, through its fabricated luxury,” the show is on through November 2nd. […]
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Releases: KAWS x Pharrell – G I R L Fragrance

With the opening of his Los Angeles exhibition scheduled in less than three weeks, KAWS will give the public another high profile look at his imagery with the launch of Pharrell’s fragrance “G I R L” this week. Released by Commes des Garçons online at Dover Street Market on August 28th and in-store in London on September 1st, the signature scent features a design by KAWS and will continue the long standing friendship (collector, curator) between the singer-songwriter and New York-based artist. Photo credit: BeautyMART & FreshnessMag. […]
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