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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Releases / Teasers: Josh Keyes – “Scorch I” @ Sink or Swim Benefit Show (San Francisco)

After almost three years of tireless wishful thinking and outspoken groveling amongst diehard Josh Keyes collectors, Scorch I will finally see a print release this coming weekend. Originally exhibited at SCOPE NY in 2009, the painting, along with another now iconic work, really turned heads at the fair and marked a fairly sizable conceptual and technical leap forward, converting casual observers into permanent admirers of Josh’s work. Adding to the lore of it all, the paintings were released on a first-come, first-serve basis by David B […]
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Openings: Lindsey Carr – “Homage to Canton” @ Thinkspace

Last week, alongside Nagel, Ramirez, and Nehrbass in the main gallery, Lindsey Carr’s newest work graced the walls the Thinkspace’s project room. Entitled Homage to Canton, the new paintings resembled classic botanical illustrations, but for the unnatural yet interesting ways the Scotland-based artist melded fauna and flora. More opening photos after the jump…

Showing: Dzine – “The Beautiful Struggle” @ Gestalten Space

Several days ago, Gestalten Space played host to the opening of the first solo exhibition in Berlin by Carlos Rolon, better known as Dzine. The multi-talented Chicago-based artist presented a diverse body of work including photos, screen prints, as well one of his signature blinged-out bicycles of which this exhibition utilized as its centerpiece. Entitled Voodoo, the installation was inspired and partially created during his residency at the Instituto Bena Bista, the Curacao Center for Contemporary Art. With this custom piece, he captures the spirit […]

Overtime: Sept 12 – Sept 18

Anthony Kiedis takes Ed Ruscha on a ride down Sunset Blvd. Former art dealer accused of selling forged paintings said to be by Monet, Rothko, and others. Renoir piece stolen in Houston. Roman Abramovich’s new art museum in St Petersburg will include a giant outdoor hot tub. Don’t miss the final week of foster + partners – the art of architecture in Hong Kong. Jenny Saville paints pregnant women for her Gagosian show. The place to go for artists to get material for their sculptures. […]
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Previews: PULSE Los Angeles ’11 – Dave Kinsey / Kris Kuksi / Greg Lamarche @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Joshua Liner Gallery has an impressive trio of artist on tap for the inaugural PULSE Los Angeles. Rising to prominence in Miami and New York, the event has become a mainstay on the contemporary fair circuit, known for it’s cutting-edge curating. The New York-based gallery made waves at PULSE NY back in March, when David Ellis’ animatronic installation True Value (Paint Fukette) won the coveted 2011 Pulse Prize. To kick things off proper at the fair debut in LA, work from Dave Kinsey, Kris Kuksi, and […]
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Openings: Aaron Nagel, Jeff Ramirez, and Jennifer Nehrbass @ Thinkspace

A couple weeks ago, the Thinkspace Gallery hosted a trio of artists known for their realistic renderings and a new perspective on portraiture. Aaron Nagel brought his edgy nudes, Jeff Ramirez presented some paintings from unique angles as well as some masked characters, and Jennifer Nehrbass contributed some of her narrative-based works. Take a look at a photo set from Carlos Gonzalez after the jump…

Previews / Installations: Greg Lamarche – “I Can See For Miles” @ Known Gallery

In a decidedly busy summer, Greg Lamarche (interviewed) and his artwork were all over the place, from a full showing in Toronto alongside Dalek, as well as group shows in New York and San Francisco. Now, as summer formerly came to a close a couple weeks back, Lamarche keeps cutting and pasting for a show with Known Gallery. Opening this weekend alongside Eric Haze’s New Mathematics (teased), I Can See For Miles brings former graffiti writer SP ONE’s unique typographic and abstract paper collages to Los […]

Openings: José Parlá – “Character Gestures” @ OHWOW (Part II)

First we brought you the opening night action from Los Angeles where José Parlá presented his latest body of work at OHWOW gallery. Now as promised, we give you a more intimate look at the works from the series entitled Character Gestures. As previously mentioned, José created works that exemplified the dynamic range of his talents. From his classic paintings to newer mediums such as mono-transfers, bundles and “concrete” installations, this exhibition clearly demonstrates Mr. Parlá’s skills and dedication to evolution when it comes to his art […]

Openings: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “East Weets Mest” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last week was the start of another art season in NYC, and Joshua Liner Gallery started it if off with a bang with East Weets Mest, the second full-gallery solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based, Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed). Being great admirers of Matsu’s work and having seen some of the pieces during our recent studio visit, our expectations for this show were high, and we were not at all let down. Matsu put together an exciting collection of paintings and sculptures, diverse yet cohesive, which […]

Openings: Alex Lukas @ Guerrero Gallery

Last week in San Francisco, Alex Lukas brought his post-apocalyptic visions to the Guerrero Gallery, featuring submerged metropolis, overgrown skyscrapers, and derelict cities. Utilizing a complex technique on paper that includes ink, acrylic, watercolor, gouache and silk screen, the Philadelphia based artist paints a desolate future where humans may play no part, focusing on the fragility of our modern society. One piece in particular was the highlight of the show – a large panoramic piece that could be viewed in almost 360 degrees. This and […]