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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’10: Sanrio 50th Anniversary Show

Fresh off the clamoring success of Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary bash in Southern California, Small Gift Los Angeles (covered), the art exhibition and pop-up store tag team celebration will be traveling down to South Beach next week to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach. As the cornerstone of the touring event, 50 internationally-recognized artists were selected by curator R. Rock Enterprises to create original works in their signature medium, showcasing their favorite Sanrio characters within an 8,000 square foot custom space in the Wynwood Arts District. […]

Teaser: Basel Week Miami ’10 – Ryan McGinness “Women: The Blacklight Paintings” @ Club Madonna

In what will serve as phase one of a broad-arcing project from the famed contemporary artist, Ryan McGinness will be debuting the first paintings from a new body of work, entitled Women: The Blacklight Paintings, during the epic week of art and fun about to ensue in Miami, thanks to a collaborative effort from Cincinnati-based gallery Country Club, art-centric boutique hotel The Standard Miami and gentleman’s hotspot Club Madonna. With eventual travel plans for New York and Los Angeles, the suggestive series of work – […]

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’10 – Matthew Palladino @ Baer Ridgway Exhibitions

To coincide with this years Art Basel Miami Beach, San Francisco-based Baer Ridgway Exhibitions will be showing a new body of work from enigmatic contemporary artist Matthew Palladino during the New Art Dealers Alliances (NADA) Art Fair. Earlier this year, Palladino made waves with his groundbreaking sold-out solo exhibition, Wonder Box (covered), which showcased the artist’s wonderfully warped visual language executed with near surgeon-like technical precision. With an aesthetic that loosely pays homage to the Bay Area’s Mission School movement, yet in a decidedly more […]

Openings: Erik Parker – “Endless Anytime” @ Honor Fraser

Currently on view at Honor Fraser in Culver City is New York-based artist Erik Parker’s Endless Anytime – a exhibition of new paintings that marks a shift in the artist’s subject matter. While his recognizable bright, vibrant, and saturated colors are still represented on each canvas, the show features nudes, still lifes, and landscapes in place of psychedelic amorphous figures. While classical in the tradition of such artists as Picasso and Matisse, the paintings have a contemporary edge to them and have the unmistakable feel […]
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Preview: Basel Week Miami ’10 – Gregory Euclide @ David B. Smith Gallery

Further adding weight to the significance and diversity of Art Basel Miami Beach, David B. Smith Gallery will bring a solo exhibition of new work from mixed-media sculptor Gregory Euclide to the venerable PULSE Art Fair. Marking the sixth edition for the well-known contemporary art event, the new body of work will be exhibited as part of the IMPULSE section of the fair, where a single emerging artist will be awarded the PULSE Prize for their excellence. Euclide’s unique brand of assemblage-based sculpting utilizes an […]

Overtime: Nov. 13 -19

The Absolut art collection is moving back to the motherland. Will Pop Art market turn into a similar market as Sub-Prime Mortgages? Comedic actor Jim Carrey – now a serious painter? Dog bowls by Ed Ruscha, Kenny Scharf, Robert Longo and more. Jay Z talks about his art collection. Family matters: Guy Wildenstein’s step-mother dies; sues him from beyond the grave Larry Gagosian – Los Angeles resident.  Consider him an Angeleno, folks. Happy 90th birthday to living legend Wayne Thiebaud.  SFMOMA celebrated with coffee & […]

Openings: Frieze Art Fair 2010 – Part II

We saw a lot at Frieze and we have to note that every fair we’ve been to Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin never fails to make in impact with their bold exhibits. Amongst the bustle we caught impressive works by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Aya Takano, Tracy Emin, David La Chapelle and even a surprise appearance by Faile.

Teaser: Basel Week Miami ’10 – Ian Francis/Kris Kuksi/Tony Curanaj @ Joshua Liner Gallery

In what is shaping up to be one of the more dynamic and intriguing groups of artists to be assembled in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach, Joshua Liner will be exhibiting a talented trio with his booth at the SCOPE Art Fair, one of the most popular venues in the international art fair circuit. Marking it’s ten-year anniversary this winter, SCOPE is known for it’s cutting-edge slant, perfect for this trifecta of eclectic artists all at the forefront of their respective games. Abstract figurative/landscape […]

Preview: Cleon Peterson – ‘Daybreak’ @ New Image Art

The art of Cleon Peterson has never been for the fainthearted. Like Pieter Bruegel the Elder‘s painting The Triumph of Death, his unapologetic, graphic depictions of acts of brutality are both disquieting and strangely captivating. Daybreak is the artist’s latest solo show opening this Saturday, November 20th at New Image Art Gallery. The exhibition, which draws inspiration and its title from Nietzsche’s Daybreak: Reflections on Moral Prejudices, marks Peterson’s powerful return with another morally ambiguous and beautifully composed orgy of violence. See our preview of […]
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Teaser: Basel Week Miami ’10 – “Urban Alchemists” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

With Art Basel Miami Beach swiftly approaching more and more details are beginning to surface from galleries involved in the new contemporary and street art movements. To coincide with this years event, Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be taking over a cavernous 2,200 square-foot space in the Wynwood Walls section, which last year was a successful inaugural run at an outdoor mural space within the fair conceived of by legendary Jeffrey Deitch and which will now become a permanent fixture for street artists to showcase their […]