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Previews: Tristram Lansdowne, Erin Murray, and Greg Eason @ Breeze Block Gallery

Tonight (February 6th), the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland will be presenting new work from Canadian artist Tristram Lansdowne (interviewed), along with Erin Murray in a two-person show. Entitled Order Of Operations, the exhibition will highlight Lansdowne’s architectural forms that appear to be in harmony with the natural landscapes they are found in as well as Murray’s buildings and structures rendered on shaped panels. The second gallery space will host exquisite graphite works (seen above) from the London-based Greg Eason, who we featured in 2011 in one of our Art […]
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POW! WOW! ’14 / Previews: “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum Of Art School

As part of the POW! WOW! event this year, things will kick off with a group show curated by the Thinkspace Gallery this Saturday, February 8th, at the Honolulu Museum Of Art School (111 Victoria Street). Entitled Exploring The New Contemporary Movement, the exhibition includes artists Adam Caldwell, Alexis Diaz (aka La Pandilla), Andrew Hem, Andrew Schoultz, Angry Woebots. BASK, Becca, Bezt (Etam Cru), Brendan Monroe, Brian Mashburn, Buff Monster, Bumblebee, C215, Carl Cashman, Cryptik, Curiot, Dabs Myla, David Cooley, Ekundayo, Esao Andrews, Fernando Chamarelli, Gaia, […]
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Openings: Allison Schulnik – “Eager” @ ZieherSmith

Last month, AM stopped by ZieherSmith in New York to take in the grotesque yet beautiful work of Allison Schulnik. Entitled Eager, the name of her newest stop-motion claymation film (which premiered on opening night), the exhibition featured paintings and sculptural works related to the film. Take a look at the video below as well as photos from the show and make plans to stop by if you are in NYC before it closes on February 22nd. http://vimeo.com/83390470 Discuss Allison Schulnik here.
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Showing: Seth / Pascal Vilcollet @ Galerie Géraldine Zberro

On Thursday, 30th of  January, Galerie Géraldine Zberro in Paris opened a two men show by French artists Julien “Seth” Malland and Pascal Vilcollet. While significantly different in their work practice, background, technique, medium, and imagery, both artists are strongly focused on showing emotions and their view of the world surrounding them –  Seth through his playful, colorful imagery and Vilcollet through his striking realistic portraits and paintings. Strongly influenced by his travels and street work he created all over the globe, Seth has built a recognizable style and […]
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Openings: JR x New York City Ballet (Part II)

As seen in our previous feature, artist JR worked both the inside and out of the New York City Ballet’s (NYCB) Lincoln Center home. Now, we give you and detailed look into the main lobby of the storied theater where the French photographer and street artist did what he does best and created an intricate yet massive photographic installation of his famous eye motif. Bringing together the performers of the ballet troupe, JR conducted a intimate photo shoot with the dancers as they worked their malleable bodies […]
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Openings: Tessar Lo – “oh, ou, ohh, o” @ Cooper Cole Gallery

Tessar Lo’s (featured) newest series oh, ou, ohh, o opened last Friday at Toronto’s Cooper Cole Gallery. If you remember, we visited with Lo in his studio a couple months ago as he was preparing these new works so it was nice to see them completed and hanging together on the walls. Fans of the Toronto-based artist will note this show includes a lot of expansion for the artist including  new techniques, new themes and use of new materials. More photos below… Photo credit: Paddy Leung and Antonius Lo. Discuss Tessar […]
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Opening: Jim Houser – “A Position On a Map” @ Patricia Armocida

Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan recently opened A Position On a Map, a new solo show by Jim Houser (previewed). This is American artist’s second solo show with the gallery, and after three and half years, he is back with  20 new works that he shared with local art lovers. Working with a wide range of mediums that include acrylic, collage, but also found objects and some sculptural works, the entire exhibition is shown and installed in a way so the pieces complement each other. The show will be on view […]
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Overtime: Jan 27 – Feb 2

More stories from the week that ended Feb 2 (click on bolded words for more information): Roger Ballen’s releases book based on photographs with Die Antwoord. RIP Rene Ricard, who died of cancer. Salzburg’s Haus der Natur seeking to return natural-history artifacts looted by founder. Cornelius Gurlitt signals readiness to discuss restitution of looted works. Task force assembly complete with the addition of thirteen experts. Philippine government attempting to locate and seize over 150 paintings formerly owned by Imelda Marcos. Ralph O. Esmerian’s folk art […]
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Openings: Li Hongbo – “Tools Of Study” @ Klein Sun Gallery

We recently stopped by the Klein Sun Gallery in New York to admire new works from Li Hongbo in a show entitled Tools Of Study. The Chinese artist and former book editor has taken his obsession with paper to new levels with flexible sculptures that bend our perceptions of reality. The faux marble sculptures are made from the unlikely medium and open up like slinkies when stretched. Take a look at more photos from the show below… Discuss Li Hongbo here.
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Openings: JR x New York City Ballet (Part I)

Last week, AM attended the New York City Ballet (NYCB) to catch the premiere of the next exhibition in their artist series, this time featuring JR. The French “photograffeur” took the opportunity to transform the Lincoln Center with his imagery both inside and out. Utilizing numerous photo sessions with NYCB’s dancers, JR was able to add a new wrinkle to the storied performance troupe’s performances. First, JR wheatpasted the large glass front facade of the building with the graceful feet of the ballet. Once inside, an exhibition of his […]