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Upcoming: Patrick Martinez – “The Thrill Of Victory And The Agony Of Defeat” @ New Image Art

Tonight at New Image Art in Los Angeles, the Thrill Of Victory And The Agony Of Defeat: Sports In Contemporary Art group show will be opening. Curated by Patrick Martinez, the exhibition will feature a diverse range of sculpture, drawings, paintings, and photography from him as well as Gregory Bojorquez, Hiro Kurata, Mark Mulroney, Shizu Saldamando, Patrick Martinez, Andrew Schoultz, Vincent Valdez, and Mario Ybarra Jr. The chosen theme highlights parallels between sports and the pursuit of artistic endeavors, such as the drive, talent, and passion needed […]
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Showing: Pedro Matos & Hubert Marot “Where There’s Something Hiding Beneath The Surface” @ Bid Project Gallery

Bid Project Gallery in Milan currently has a two man show on display featuring new works by French artist Hubert Marot and Portuguese artist Pedro Matos. Where There’s Something Hiding Beneath The Surface opened on November 3rd and will include works by the two contemporary artists in two separate spaces of the gallery until November 30th. Marot’s works are the results of various photo development and printing experiments. Transforming the fundamental principles of photography, he plays with shapes, cuts, borrowed prints, fake collages, overlaps, color flows, and more, […]
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Streets: Jen Stark (Los Angeles)

Recently to the delight of her fans in the Los Angeles area, Jen Stark painted some of her signature imagery on the facade of PLATFORM, a retail venue opening next year in Culver City. The psychedelic drips of color that are often seen in her mural painting mirror the geometric colors seen in her papercut sculptures, leading to a cohesive aesthetic seen across the versatile artist’s oeuvre. If you look closely, you can see how Stark even weaved her patterns throughout the open window frames. […]
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Previews: Tony Curanaj – “Echoes and Endeavors” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

After months of teasing his fans with mind-boggling process photos via his Instagram, Tony Curanaj will be opening his solo show with Joshua Liner Gallery on Thursday, November 19. Titled Echoes and Endeavors, the show will feature 18 new works including new oil paintings and works on paper. Known for his impeccable technical skills and dedication to Trompe L’oeil technique, his striking hyper realistic works are literally “deceiving the eye” of the observer. Inspired by traditional still life paintings and portraiture, his works are often paired with personal experiences and appreciation for […]
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Previews: Riusuke Fukahori – “Goldfish Salvation” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Goldfish Salvation, Riusuke Fukahori’s second solo show with the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York will be opening on November 19th. Featuring his favorite subjects made obvious by the title of the show, the Japanese artist has prepared his signature three-dimensional acrylic and resin paintings of goldfish including his largest work-to-date. Through an exhaustive process, each piece is built up layer by layer while observing his fish companions held in dozens of tanks and bowls around his Yokohama studio. Along with these instantly recognizable works, he […]
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Previews: Matzu / Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Somewhere Here” @ Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery

Tomorrow night (November 18th) in Luxembourg at Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) will be unveiling a selection of new paintings and a series of steel sculptures rendered in monochromatic gold and silver. Entitled Somewhere Here, the solo from the Brooklyn-based artist features complex compositions of expressionless figures seen against “Deco-florative” patterns. Seen throughout Matsuyama’s work are artistic influences that mirror his bi-cultural experience of growing up between Japan and America including Japanese art from the Edo and Meiji eras, classical Greek and Roman statuary, French Renaissance painting, post-war contemporary art, and Abstract Expressionist painters […]
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Openings: Zachari Logan & Alessandra Maria & Joe Rudko – “Grotesques” & “Di Minores” & “Broken Image” @ Roq La Rue

Zachari Logan’s work has been seen here and there at Roq La Rue for a few years now, but Grotesques is his first solo show at the Seattle gallery. Using colored pencil and pastels, Logan blends plants and animals to create mutated hybrids of familiar species. While the delicate pencil and mylar pieces are framed, two of the pastel paintings are shown simply pinned to the wall. He explains this absence of protection helps the viewer connect better with the piece. In Di Minores, Alessandra Maria […]
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Previews: Aurel Schmidt – “Blast Furnace of Civilization” @ Half Gallery

Tonight in New York, Aurel Schmidt will be opening a new solo show at Half Gallery from 6-8pm. Blast Furnace of Civilization is the latest installment for the American artist’s ongoing series of works exploring the madness of capitalism. Along with her trusty colored pencil drawings, Schmidt will also be unveiling her first ever painted ceramics in this exhibition. Discuss Aurel Schmidt here.
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Je Suis Paris

In the aftermath of the horrible attacks that happened on Friday 13th in Paris, the art community once again responded with what it does best – transferring the emotions and messages in an original visual form. Whether they are French or not, they all have some sort of special connection with the “capital of the arts.“ From Danish master of paper drawings and folds, Huskmitnavn (top photo), Paris-based Seth Globepainter who painted one of his kid characters writing Parisian motto “Fluctuat nec mergitur (Tossed but not sunk)”, to legendary mastermind behind the Obey […]
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Overtime: Nov 9 – Nov 15

More stories from the week that ended Nov 15 (click on bolded words for more information): Unorthodox show at the Jewish Museum includes work by Park McArthur, Jamian Juliano-Villani, and others. The 2015 Paris Photo fair has closed early due to recent terrorist attacks in the city. RIP: Ernst Fuchs, who died at the age of 85. RIP: Wojciech Fangor, who died at the age of 92. RIP: Cengiz Çekil, who died at the age of 70. Sotheby’s explains why it had to have the Taubman collection and […]