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Recap: Inka Essenhigh – “Comet Dust & Crystal Shards” @ Jacob Lewis Gallery

Jacob Lewis Gallery recently held it’s inaugural exhibition with New York artist Inka Essenhigh. Entitled Comet Dust & Crystal Shards, this new body of work was created over the span of a calendar year with the focus of seasons as inspiration of each composition. With her surreal touch and unique creative process of blending external and internal influences, Essenhigh again takes our breath away with a stunning series of magical paintings. Check out images from the show below.
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Openings: George Condo – “Double Heads / Black Paintings / Abstractions” @ Skarstedt

AM was in attendance for New York-based painter George Condo’s much-anticipated recent opening at Chelsea’s Skarstedt Gallery— his first show in NYC since his amazing retrospective at the New Museum (featured). Entitled Double Heads and Black Paintings/Abstractions, this fresh exhibition focuses in on Condo’s exploration of portraiture and “action painting.” Utilizing layering techniques, erasure and composition, the artist pushes his already impressive abstraction style to another level. This impressive show runs until December 20th, so stop by if you’re lucky enough to be in New York City while […]
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Overtime: Nov 10 – Nov 16

More stories from the week that ended Nov 16 (click on bolded words for more information): Blair Thurman’s first solo exhibition with Gagosian Gallery. RIP: Richard Duardo, who died at the age of 62 in his sleep. RIP: Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani, who died at the age of 48. More about his collecting habits and the sale of the most expensive watch in the world. Artnet lists the top 10 Al-Thani family acquisitions. Ryder Ripps’ ART WHORE project at the Ace Hotel in New […]
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Openings: Mars-1, Oliver Vernon, Damon Soule – “Momentum” @ Space Gallery

Arrested Motion was on hand for the Saturday, November 8th opening of “Momentum”, the three person show featuring Mars-1, Oliver Vernon and Damon Soule  at Space Gallery in Denver, Colorado.  The highlight of the exhibition was a 10′ by 23′ piece that was a collaboration of all three artists (called The Furtherrr Collective when assembled), a piece so large and powerful in texture, color, and size that it feels as if a riff has opened up and the wall has become a worm hole into […]
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Releases: Jorge Rodriguez Gerada “Out of Many, One” Print

Acclaimed Cuban-American artist, Jorge Rodriguez Gerada has released a truly historic hand finished etching print (limited to 200) based on his iconic Terrestrial Portrait, Out of Many, One, that took The National Mall by storm this past October. The original work commissioned by The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery was a land portrait composed of dozens of American men (of many nationalities) constructed on Americas most treasured plot of land. The original piece is now gone, leaving only it’s memory of historical proportions. But the print is permanent, so check […]
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First Look: Takashi Murakami – “In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow” @ Gagosian

Incense filled the air as we visited the Takashi Murakami exhibition at Gagosian Gallery. This is the site of the artist’s first major exhibition in New York City since his monumental retrospective held at the Brooklyn Museum (covered) in 2007. Entitled In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow, this great showcase took full advantage of the grand space of Gagosian’s 24th street location in Chelsea. Utilizing various signature techniques he’s accrued on his way to becoming a key international […]
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Releases: James Jean – “Seasons” Print

On November 18th, next Tuesday, starting at 8:00 AM PST, James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing another timed edition. Entitled Seasons, it will have an image size of 22.25 x 37″ and paper size of 24 x 40″, and will cost $200. Anyone ordering it 24 hours after the start time will get one (never to be released again) with the run determined by demand. Head over here at the appropriate time to add it to your collection. Discuss James Jean here.
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Showing: Barry McGee / Clare Rojas @ Alessandra Bonomo Gallery

Artist couple Barry McGee and Clare Rojas are currently having a joint show at Alessandra Bonomo gallery in Rome. The exhibition consists of a variety of new works created and installed exclusively for the gallery’s space, including paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptural objects. Rojas continues to transform her figurative imagery, often inspired by Eastern European, Amish or Native American tradition, into a series of sharp geometrical forms. For his part, McGee presents his usual scope of styles, ranging from minimalist interventions on found objects to sculptures […]
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Overtime: Nov 3 – Nov 9

More stories from the week that ended Nov 9 (click on bolded words for more information): Installation image from Dominic Samsworth exhibition at SWG3 Gallery. Leonardo di Vinci self-portrait drawing was removed from Turin during WWII so Hitler would not gain magic powers. Natali Cohen Vaxberg placed under house arrest for defecating on Israeli flag. Diane Ducruet’s images from her Mother & Daughter series censored in France. Protests continue at Guggenheim in NY over alleged Abu Dhabi Museum labor abuse. Tony Shafrazi’s landlord trying to […]
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Previews: Mars-1, Damon Soule, Oliver Vernon – “Momentum” @ Space Gallery

After dipping their feet into the waters of the Denver art community with a mural a few months back (covered),  Mars-1, Damon Soule, and Oliver Vernon return tonight with a full plunge. Momentum at Space Gallery features the Furtherrr Collective together again (see 2012, 2013, 2013) with a showing that highlights how well their imagery go together – whether it is in collaborative pieces or collectively when their individual works are seen side by side. Head over tonight for the opening if you still can or plan a visit through December 2nd. Photo credit: The […]