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Releases: Katrin Fridriks “Royal Gene&Ethics” Print

Three years since her last official print release, Katrin Fridriks last week released her latest edition Royal Gene&Ethics with Lazarides Editions. Being a perfectionist on all levels of her production, this print was over a year in the making and the final result looks truly impressive. Using eight screen printed colors, the edition is based on one of her explosive black and white pieces from the Gene&Ethics series, one of which is currently on view at the Venice Biennale (covered). Known for mostly large size canvases and installations, the Icelandic […]
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Openings: Tahiti Pherson – “Pareidolia” @ Joseph Gross Gallery

Intricate, detailed, and elegant, Tahiti Pherson’s hand-cut monochromatic works on paper are currently on exhibition at Joseph Gross Gallery in NY’s Chelsea gallery district. Fans and admirers received a up-close and personal look at the fascinating pieces that the artist has made both in two and three-dimensions. The labor of love is on full display, as Pherson devotes an average of 100 hours for each of his works. See them for yourself in the images below and visit the gallery before the show ends on Oct 3.
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Upcoming: James Jean – “Zugzwang” @ Hidari Zingaro Gallery

Coming up on November 7th, James Jean (interviewed) will be opening a solo show in Tokyo at the Hidari Zingaro Gallery. Curated by Takashi Murakami, the exhibition will be entitled Zugzwang, a German chess term that describes when you need to move, but you don’t want to because of the terrible conditions and that fact that it might make things worse. For many of the American artist’s Japanese fans, this may be their first opportunity to see his work in person so make plans to be there if you are in the […]
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Overtime: Sep 21 – Sep 27

More stories from the week that ended Sep 27 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for Derek Paul Boyle – Roleplay exhibition at Smart Objects. RIP: Brian Sewell, who died at the age of 84 after being diagnosed last year with cancer. Anish Kapoor forced by French court to remove anti-semitic vandalism from his Versailles sculpture. The artist will perform an artistic intervention on the piece. He is appeals the decision and discusses more about the vandalism. Kapoor decides to cover […]
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Openings: Geoff McFetridge – “It Looks Like It Says” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last week, It Looks Like It Says opened at Joshua Liner Gallery, the latest solo from Geoff McFetridge. The exhibition consisted of a series of large scale works as well as smaller works on paper arranged together on one wall of the New York showspace. The Los Angeles-based artist’s first solo with the gallery introduced fans in the area to his minimalistic aesthetic, emphasizing basic forms and plays on perspective. Discuss Geoff McFetridge here.
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Previews: Kent Williams – “Bones With Flesh” @ EVOKE Contemporary

Following up on a show at EVOKE Contemporary back in 2013 (covered), Kent Williams will be opening another solo tonight (September 25th) at the New Mexico showpace. Entitled Bones With Flesh, the new body of work includes some exquisite oil painting as well as some looser studies on paper. The subject matter centers on the Los Angeles-based artist’s mastery of the human form but also superimposed over these skills are more abstract elements throughout the composition. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Kent Williams here.
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Previews: Soey Milk – “PIDA” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Starting from opening night on October 1st, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will have new works from Soey Milk on display, oil paintings and graphite drawings. The Korean term “PIDA / 피다” (also the title of her show) means to blossom or to become something else, something that applies to the Los Angeles-based painter’s continued development in technique and artistic vision. Also new in the last year has been her experimentation with adding embedded objects into her art like crushed flower pedals or earth to go along […]
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Studio Visit: Pryce Lee – “Ceasefire” @ The Garage

During our recent travels abroad to catch the opening of Banksy’s Dismaland, we also made a few stops to see friends of ours across the pond. One was a visit to Pryce Lee’s massive Birmingham compound that serves as both his lair and studio as he prepped for his upcoming show at Amsterdam’s The Garage. The exhibition entitled Ceasefire is a step up to another level for the bi-continental artist. Utilizing more than just his signature bullets, Pryce’s fresh works reaches into his arsenal for additional ammo to […]
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Upcoming: Daniel Arsham @ YoungArts (Miami)

Tomorrow (September 24), as part of YoungArts Awareness Day, sculptor Daniel Arsham has prepared a special interactive event in Miami. Similar to his current exhibition in Hong Kong (covered), the Brooklyn-based artist will have an installation of his “future relics” on display, with nearly 2,000 objects made of chalk that visitors can use to draw or write their impressions of the future. More info about the event and an opportunity to purchase tickets here. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.
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Releases: Jen Stark – “Drip Cascade” Print

On Thursday, September 24th, Jen Stark will be releasing a new good-sized print entitled Drip Cascade. The imagery used is easily recognizable as one from a series of works from the Los Angeles-based artist playing with psychedelic colors and patterns. Produced in an edition of 200 (with 9 AP’s), it measures 24″ x 30″, and will cost $550. Head over here at 4 pm Eastern Time if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Discuss Jen Stark here.