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Upcoming: Tristram Lansdowne – “The Living Room” @ Wil Kucey Gallery

On September 1st, recent RISD MFA graduate Tristram Lansdowne (interviewed) will be opening a solo show in Toronto at Wil Kucey Gallery (formerly Le Gallery). Paintings by the Canadian artist for The Living Room were inspired by the modern homes designed by famous architect Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret in their early years. The continued exploration of structures by Lansdowne for this show is accompanied with sound elements – recording of excerpts from texts that were important during the creation of the new body of work. Discuss Tristram […]
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Previews: “Suggestivism : Resonance” @ Spoke Art

This Thursday, the first of September, Spoke Art in San Francisco will be hosting the newest iteration of the Suggestivism exhibitions curated by Nathan Spoor. Like previous editions in Orange County (2011) and Rome (2013) and Los Angeles (2014), a impressive roster of artists has been put together for this group show. Participants include: Alex Pardee, Allison Sommers, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Hurd, Boris Pelcer, Charlie Immer, Dan Christofferson, Dan May, Eric Richardson, Esao Andrews, Fulvio Di Piazza, Greg Simkins, Hannah Faith Yata, Heiko Muller, Jana Brike, Jen Lobo, Jenn Simkins, Jeremy Nichols, Jet […]
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Upcoming: Ryan Hewett @ Unit London

Only couple of weeks ahead of his long awaited London solo show, Ryan Hewett (featured) and The Unit London shared with us some images of his newest works. Staying true to his abstract portraiture, the South African painter seems to have developed more distinctive and striking visual language since his last solo show with the gallery in April of 2015. Opening towards the end of September, Hewett’s solo show will include a new series of portrait oils created especially for this exhibition. After a great success of the […]
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Overtime: Aug 22 – Aug 28

More stories from the week that ended Aug 28 (click on bolded words for more information): Carolina A. Miranda gives us a tour of Glenstone. Above: pair of reflecting pools by Felix Gonzalez-Torres. The demise of Qatar’s art scene. Experts fear many historic buildings might have been damaged as a consequence of the earthquake in Italy. Italian museums to donate ticket sales on Sunday to earthquake rescue efforts. Paris terrorist attacks and flooding cause 20% drop in attendance at the Louvre. Ai Weiwei says his work was […]
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Upcoming: Seonna Hong – “In Our Nature” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

On October 8th, Seonna Hong (interviewed) will be opening a new exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary entitled In Our Nature. The Los Angeles-based artist looks to be continuing her series of works that feature her girl characters and their animal companions as they explore roughly painted landscapes and geometric shapes. We don’t remember the last time she has had a solo show in the San Francisco, so if you are a fan, make sure to add this to your calendar. Discuss this show here. Discuss Seonna Hong here.
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Upcoming: Eddie Peake – “Head” @ Deitch Projects

On September 8th, Jeffrey Deitch will be re-opening his Wooster Street gallery with three nights of performances from Eddie Peake. By reputation, attendees to the RSVP only ([email protected]) events will be seeing the human body on display with live music and original compositions. Inspired by after seeing ENDYMION, the London-born artist’s performance for Performa 13, Deitch decided to inaugurate his return to the NY art scene with Peake’s explorations of voyeurism, sexuality and gender. Discuss Eddie Peake here.
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Releases: Jim Houser – “Sidewalk Hymn” Print

Sidewalk Hymn is a new print released by Jim Houser through 1xRUN. The standard edition comes in a run of 40 and costs $65 whereas the hand-embellished edition comes in a run of 15 and costs $150. Measuring 24 x 18 inches, the prints are signed and numbered, have a COA included, and having framing as an option. The Philly-based artist further explains the image – “The idea comes from walking around my neighborhood and seeing these small vigil spots on the sidewalk at the location of […]
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Previews: Kai & Sunny – “My Eye On You” @ Colette

On August 29th, Colette will be presenting My Eye On You, a new solo from Kai & Sunny. Using their usual technique of ballpoint pens on paper to build complex geometric forms, the UK-based duo have used the shifting flow of time as the foundation for each piece. Also included in the show will be collaboration with Toydrum on a limited edition vinyl record box set and show booklet. “Friends and peers have been asked to re-envision their music in whatever way they see fit. Some artists […]
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Previews: “10 Year Anniversary Exhibition” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Has it been 10 years already? With established galleries in the scene closing and rumored others in trouble, Corey Helford Gallery has stood strong for a decade and recently opened up a beautiful new space in Downtown LA. The massive group show will feature artists from their growing roster allowing collectors and fans to see some of their favorite imagery in the same place and at the same time. Participants include: Adam Wallacavage, Adrian Cox, Alessia Iannetti, Amandine Urruty, Amy Fry, Andrew Brandou, Annie Owens, Beau Stanton, Ben Frost, […]
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Upcoming: Madsaki – “HICKORY DICKORY DOCK” @ Hidari Zingaro

On August 27th, Madsaki will be opening a show entitled HICKORY DICKORY DOCK at Hidari Zingaro in Tokyo. Along with his signature works that feature portraits of people that have their faces replaced with drippy smiley faces, the Osaki-born writer will also be presenting his own remix on the iconic flower paintings from the owner of the gallery – Takashi Murakami.
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