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Upcoming: “They Sicken Of The Calm Who Know The Storm” @ Fridman Gallery

Starting January 16th, the Fridman Gallery in New York will have works on display from a group exhibition entitled They Sicken Of The Calm Who Know The Storm. Curated by Maureen Sullivan, the show will feature works from Greta Alfaro, Julia Chiang, Richard Garet, Naama Tsabar, Dustin Yellin, and Pryce Lee (seen above) with his shattered mirror work. The ideas and emotions evoked by the six artist’s work are described as “beautiful danger, living life to the extreme, broken dreams and endless cycles of incurable […]
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Previews: Tomoo Gokita @ Mary Boone Gallery (Chelsea)

This Saturday night at Mary Boone Gallery’s Chelsea location (541 West 24 Street), Tomoo Gokita will be opening his new solo show. Featuring portraits done in his classic deconstructive style in black, white, and gray, the new body of work features an interesting array of titles like Showgirl, Geisha Girl, A Bathing Beauty, Cocktail Pianist from Acapulco, Daughter of a Fraudster, A Female Spy, Replicant Marilyn (seen above) belying the Japanese artist’s interest in portraying his visions of characters from “pulp fiction, Hollywood rags, and film […]
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Interviews: Bill McRight – “Willing To Lose” @ Breeze Block Gallery

This Friday night, January 9th, the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland will be opening a solo show by Bill McRight along with Alex Lukas (whom we interviewed here). Entitled Willing To Lose, the exhibition will feature McRight’s signature homemade shanks, engraved stainless steel camping mirrors, drawings as well as some surprises. He talks about this and a lot more in an interview conducted for us by his good friend Sage Vaughn. Take a look at the questions and answers below… Sage Vaughn (SV): Did you go to art school? […]
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Previews: Third Annual “Supersonic Invitational” @ Spoke Art

Is it that time already? Curator Zach Tutor from the highly addictive and widely read Supersonic Electronic blog has assembled another great line-up of new-contemporary artists for his Third Annual Supersonic Invitational. Boasting an ever growing line up each year, the annual show contains a diverse mix of 41 artists for 2014. Brett Amory, Glenn Arthur, Tom Bagshaw, Oliver Barrett, David Bray, Hsiao Ron Cheng, Dan Christofferson, Kristina Collantes, Seamus Conley, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Jason Edmiston, Jeremy Enecio, Cam Floyd, Ken Garduno, Stella Im Hultberg, […]
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Recap: Maurice van Tellingen – “Heimlich” @ Ron Mandos, Amsterdam

Ron Mandos Gallery in Amsterdam entered the new year with, Heimlich, a solo show by the Dutch artist Maurice van Tellingen. For this exhibition, he created new sculptural works in his familiar style, where his pieces “resemble reality just like reality resembles itself”. The works show a detached detail of an interior or exterior space, by creating and showing all the elements that come along with it – from human presence, realistic texture and details, signs of deterioration, to creating a false source of light. While previous works […]
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Overtime: Dec 30 – Jan 5

More stories from the week that ended Jan 5 (click on bolded words for more information): Kendrick Lamar music vid features Eddie Peake & his work, conceptualized and directed by Darren Romanelli. 96 artifacts disappears from the Aswan Museum’s storehouse. Theft likely a inside job. Contrary to American Hustle’s claim, Worcester Art Museum’s Rembrandt is authentic. A exhibition about prestigious and famous forgeries. Knoedler fakes are still out there with unknown whereabouts as more victims sue the gallery. Banksy street pieces vandalized and damaged in Utah. […]
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Showing: Kelsey Brookes – “Better Living Through Chemistry” @ Judith Charles Gallery

We stopped by Kelsey Brookes‘ first solo exhibition recently in New York at Judith Charles Gallery. Entitled Better Living Through Chemistry, this show features a large body of work focusing in on his abstract paintings and musings via eye catching molecular structures. This style is also based on his scientific background and delves further into drugs and its effect on the human consciousness. The paintings, large and small in scale, filled the two floor gallery space and is pretty psychedelic to experience in person. This show runs […]
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Paintings: Yayoi Kusama – “I Who Have Arrived In Heaven” @ David Zwirner Gallery

By now, you’ve all heard the monumental buzz that this Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition I Who Have Arrived In Heaven has created with lines that exponentially grew from 30-45 mins to 4-6 hours in the course of less than a month. Mind you, art lovers endured near freezing NYC weather to take in the one minute zen experience of being one on one with Kusama’s Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (experienced here) infinity room installation. What many may not have known is that powerhouse gallery David Zwirner gave […]
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Update: James Jean

James Jean (interviewed) recently shared the first painting for 2014 that he has been working on. Fans of the talented artist have probably noticed that he has been on a sabbatical recently and anxiously await his return to the gallery scene – hopefully this will be the year. In the meantime, 2013 saw the release of his iBook, the revival of his Instagram, a new tumblr site showcasing new and old works.  Discuss James Jean here.
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Basel Week Miami ’13: Daniel Arsham – “Future Relic”

One of the launch events during Art Basel Week was Future Relic by Daniel Arsham (seen above with artist DRx Romanelli). Presented by OHWOW Gallery, this event served to debut a collaborative film starring Daniel with fashion designer Richard Chai and features Ben Louis Nicholas as the director of photography and music created by Swiss Beats. This mysterious film draws visual language cues from Lawrence of Arabia and part one (seen below) sets up a journey where Arsham’s “future relics” are found. More parts of the film will […]