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Openings: Israel Lund – “Israel Lund” @ David Lewis Gallery

AM recently attended the much anticipated opening for Israel Lund at Lower East Side’s David Lewis Gallery. The eponymously named solo includes both his signature silkscreened canvas paintings along with a new series of sculptures which center around one of his core tools – the silkscreen. As the title suggests, this is Israel Lund presenting his take on Israel Lund, but unlike self-titled shows that we’ve experienced in the past, this exhibition seems to be the artist conducting an impression of himself. From his enlarged silkscreens […]
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Upcoming: Robert Montgomery – “Above The Streets” @ Art Share L.A.

This weekend will kick off a new project from London-based artist Robert Montgomery (featured) on the streets of Los Angeles. Presented by Art Share L.A., the poetic text-based work from Montgomery will be featured on billboards around the City of Angels as well as seen at a gala put on in his honor on June 29th (details & tickets here). Also in association with his visit here, a panel discussion on June 30 (7pm) with MOCAtv and Montgomery will take place on the ACE Hotel Rooftop (details here). […]
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Previews: Os Gemeos “A ópera da lua” (The Moon Opera) @ Galpão Fortes Vilaça

On the 29th of June, Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo better known as Os Gemeos, will be opening opening A ópera da lua (The moon opera), the long awaited solo exhibition at Galpão Fortes Vilaça. Eight years since their first solo show in their hometown of São Paulo, the brothers are back at the same gallery introducing a new body of work which they’ve been working on for the last year. The show features about thirty paintings, three sculptures and a 3-D video installation, and as announced, these works will be “presented in an immerse environment, […]
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Previews: Katrin Fridriks – “Flying Awareness” @ Lazarides (Rathbone)

On 27th of June, Icelandic abstract and conceptual artist Katrin Fridriks (featured) is opening her long awaited London solo show. After successfully introducing her work in British capital with solo shows during Art 13 (covered) and Art 14 (covered), as well as participating in the Brutal (covered) and Fresh Paint group shows, Lazarides Rathbone are proudly hosting Flying Awareness. The focus of this elaborate show that will feature some 25 new original works, is raising awareness about the political and social aspect of constant monitoring and surveillance in modern society. In order […]
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Overtime: June 16 – June 22

More stories from the week that ended June 22 (click on bolded words for more information): A review of Franz West’s show at the Hepworth. RIP: Ultra Violet, who died at the age of 78 due to cancer. Heritage sues Christie’s for $60mil. over handbag personnel and trade secrets. Brad Pitt & Peter Capaldi lead efforts to raise £20mil. to restore fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art building. Finnish people unhappy with the possibility and feasibility study of Helsinki Guggenheim. More MOCANoMi drama between the board […]
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Ai Weiwei – “Leg Gun” Meme

Chinese artist & activist Ai Weiwei once again showed his acumen at utilizing social media to get his message across with the recent online craze that has been labeled by some as the “Leg Gun” meme. AWW set things off by posting a photo of himself on his Instagram account using his leg as a gun and has since posted more of himself as well as others mimicking the pose with their own variations and styles. So what is his message? The Guardian pointed out the similarities […]
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Setup: Jeff Koons – “Split-Rocker” @ Rockefeller Center

Later this month, Jeff Koons will be unveiling a retrospective at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art and there are plenty of events to coincide with this key exhibition. One of these will feature his famous outdoor flowered sculpture entitled Split-Rocker at the center of Rockefeller Center. Playing off Koons’ fascination with dichotomy and the in-between, this sculpture melds two notable children rocking toys – the horse and the dinosaur. Its right side is a horse and its left side is a dinosaur. Currently, the enormous sculptural piece […]
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Openings: Thomas Campbell – “Ampersand” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last Thursday saw the opening of Thomas Campbell’s first solo exhibition with the Joshua Liner Gallery, entitled Ampersand. The show’s title is apt given Campbell’s wide range of practice:  paintings & drawings & prints & quilts & gourds & bronzes… In addition, all of the works explode with colors & patterns & textures & characters & words. And although displaying such a diverse grouping of mediums and works together could have easily felt fragmented or visually overwhelming, Campbell is able to unite them all by […]
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Rewind: Jun 2 – Jun 15

We have gathered another prime selection of art related video for you to enjoy in this newest edition of our Rewind feature. Topping the list is a new Guest Artist Series feature from Stussy that focuses on Japanese artist and illustrator Hajime Sorayama. Take a look at the footage below as they take a rare look at him on tape as he talks about various aspects of his work and career. Other notable videos include: Harmony Korine’s Addict fragrance film for Dior. (via Slamxhype). Explore […]
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Previews: Michael Carson @ Arcadia Contemporary

This Thursday night (June 19th), Arcadia Contemporary in New York will be hosting the opening for Michael Carson’s new exhibition. For his first solo with the gallery, the Phoenix-based painter drew references for his chic women and impeccably dressed men by his observations of people on the streets. This love for fashion is evident in Carson’s work as well as the use of repeated patterns and motifs that add another layer of complexity to his work. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this […]