More stories from the week that ended Oct 4 (click on bolded words for more information): Mousse looks at Michael Manning’s latest show. RIP: Antonio Ramos, 27, who was shot while working on commissioned mural intended to reduce violence. RIP: Leonid Nikolayev of Voina, who died at the age of 31 in a timber cutting accident. RIP: Alan Moore, who died at the age of 101. RIP: Ionel Talpazan, who died at the age of 60 due to complications of a stroke and advanced diabetes. RIP: Sebastiano Magnanini, art thief […]
Category Archives: Contemporary Art
It’s been seven years since the Goldman family reopened the mural spot that Keith Haring worked his magic at on the corner of Bowery & Houston St. in Manhattan’s Lower East Side/Chinatown area. Since then, an explosion of great art can be seen in street by all who come to the Big Apple. RETNA, Kenny Scharf, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, AIKO, Os Gemeos, JR, Keith Haring, CRASH, Faile, How & NOSM, REVOK/POSE, Swoon, Maya Hayak, and Ron English have all taken aim to arrest motion at the iconic location. The one […]
In what has become an annual tradition, Elms Lester in London will be showing new work from Adam Neate (interviewed) starting later today (October 2). As indicated from the title of the solo exhibition, Dimensionalist Painter, the British artist has been known for his unique three dimensional sculptural painting technique that results in works that engage viewers on multiple levels. The 25 new works feature familiar subjects such as portraiture and self-portraiture, but also experiments with new themes. Discuss Adam Neate here.
On October 2nd, Andenken Gallery in Amsterdam will be showing Terrain, a solo show by Evan Hecox. With this new body of work, the Denver-based artist is experimenting with more abstract forms and imagery as well as different mediums including acrylic paint, ink, gouache, collage to watercolor or colored pencil. The pieces are loosely based on the flags, so the artist is referring to them as such with titles like Community Flag or Desert Flag. By reusing the same geometric elements in multiple works, he is playing with the relationship […]
On October 15th, Brett Amory’s (featured) will be presenting a series of new works at Jonathan Levine Gallery (557C West 23rd Street). This Land is Not For Sale: Forgotten, Past and Foreseeable Futures, in its entirety, is a protest against the gentrification of New York’s Lower East Side. Amory has captured neighborhood landmarks from ABC NO RIO and The Nuyorican Poets Cafe to the headquarters of The Catholic Worker, The Pyramid Club and even Moshe’s Bakery onto his canvas like a real time archeological retrieval. Rounding out the […]
This Saturday, October 3rd from 12 to 2 pm, Aron Wiesenfeld will be opening his first solo in Europe at Galleri Ramfjord in Norway. For art lovers in Oslo, the show will introduce them to the haunting and brooding works of the American artist, full of mystery and rich landscapes. The exhibition will include charcoal works on paper, etchings, and oil paintings, of which some selected preview images can be seen below… Discuss Aron Wiesenfeld here.
One year since his last show with the gallery, Pablo Delgado is back in London with Opens Tomorrow Morning currently showing at Howard Griffin Gallery. For this conceptual show, the Mexican artist created a fictional gallery within the walls of the existing space. In his work, Delgado is often focused on reducing his work to its smallest expression, often employing the use of negative space, light, and shadow, while inviting the viewer to interact with the works. In order to emphasize the engagement of the observer, the concept of this […]
Last week, Soundwall in New York unveiled Resonance, a new immersive installation by Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) made possible by LeBasse Projects. Made from wood, aerosol, primer and acrylic mirror, the piece was inspired by one of the Brooklyn-based artist’s favorite music groups – A Tribe Called Red. Featuring imagery a little different from his usual direction but still created with Li-Hill’s dynamic composition skills, a youngster dancing with hoop was seen, a traditional Native American dance that animates the full circle of life, Along with the installation, a new print featuring the […]
Finally released from a house arrest by the government after 600 days on 22th of July, Ai Weiwei has been very active in the recent months. The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga is currently exhibiting his touring show Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads, which is his first showing in Spain. First introduced at the 29th São Paulo Biennale back in 2010 (then in LA and NYC) the exhibition features 12 bronze sculptures over three meters tall that represent the heads of the animals in […]
On September 11th CULT / Aimee Friberg Exhibitions in San Francisco opened Haptic Render, a solo exhibition of new drawings and installations by Francesco Igory Deiana. With this show, the locally-based artist introduced a new direction in his work, exploring the translation of form between the digital and analog worlds. Over the years Deiana has been creating highly detailed, labor-intensive artwork using ball point pen, spray paint, and photographic prints to combine contemporary and classic techniques. For his newest body of work, he chose graphite as medium […]