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Previews: José Parlá – “Surface Body / Action Space” @ Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery / Mary Boone Gallery

With his outdoor installation currently on view in New York (covered), Jose Parla will be offering fans in the Big Apple more opportunities to see his work come September 12th. On Saturday night, he will be opening shows simultaneously at the Bryce Wolkowitz and Mary Boone galleries in Chelsea collectively entitled Surface Body / Action Space. He further states – “The title and concept of Surface Body / Action Space serves as a metaphor for the language of my new paintings and sculptures. The works negotiate two, sometimes four modes of thinking, linking artistic […]
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Previews: Javier Calleja – “No Art Here” @ Castor Gallery

Castor Gallery is back from summer holidays with a solo show of new paintings and installations by Javier Calleja opening on September 10th in New York. For this No Art Here, the Malaga-based artist created a new body of work that combines his meticulous technique and childlike sense of humor. Curated by the gallery’s Justin Dedemko and @WillNYC, the exhibition includes works of various sizes that play with scale and proportion. Presenting works that depict “the secret life” of post it notes or a notebook pages, the artist […]
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Liu Bolin – United Nations Global Goals Campaign

Last week, Liu Bolin unveiled a new project he has been working on with the United Nations for the Global Goals Campaign. On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. Per his usual technique, the Chinese artist camouflaged himself against a background of all 193 flags. He further explains – “The name of this new work is called ‘the future’. […]
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Showing: KAWS – “Clean Slate” @ LA NAVE (Ibiza)

Currently in Ibiza, some works from KAWS are on display at LA NAVE, a new 8,000 sq. ft. exhibition space on the island launched by New York-based gallerist and art collector Lio Malca. Anchored by the seven-metre-tall Clean Slate companion sculpture, the exhibition also includes some originals and prints on display in the transformed old salt warehouse overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The show is open through October 10th with the space scheduled to rotate in more of Malca’s and his family’s art collection in the future. Via Hypebeast & BLOUIN […]
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Previews: Zaria Forman – “SLIP” @ Winston Wachter Fine Art (New York)

With the opening reception set for this Thursday night (September 10th), SLIP at Winston Wachter Fine Art will introduce new works from Zaria Forman to her fans in New York. Known for her photorealistic pastel drawings inspired by the problem of climate change as well as childhood experiences, the Brooklyn-based artist has traveled the world photographing, then rendering what she has seen on the front lines. Included in the exhibition will be pieces that range from the melting icebergs in Greenland to the rising sea levels that threaten the […]
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Overtime: Aug 31 – Sept 6

More stories from the week that ended Sept 6 (click on bolded words for more information): RIP: Noah Davis, who died at the age of 32 from complications of a rare cancer. NY Times also writes about his death. Papillion remembers him. Polaroid image above by Quam Odunsi. RIP: Nelson Shanks, who died at the age of 77. RIP: The Pizz, who died at the age of 57 after killing himself. Jacob Antonio Weiss is the fourth suspect sought in the stabbing of man who tried to stop […]
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Upcoming: “The Collection” @ Gregorio Escalante Gallery

Have you ever wondered what the collection from the co-founder of Juxtapoz would look like? You have an opportunity to find out tonight when the Gregorio Escalante Gallery opens their first show in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. Curated by C. R. Stecyk, III, the exhibition puts a selection of work on display from Escalante’s private collection including pieces from Robert Williams, Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Shepard Fairey, Jeff Soto (seen above) and more. Learn more here. Discuss this show here.
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Upcoming: Pryce Lee – “Ceasefire” @ The Garage

After seeing Pryce Lee unveil a diverse body of work in Italy earlier this year (covered), we look in anticipation at his upcoming exhibition Ceasefire at The Garage. Situated in a 17th century carriage house in the canals of Amsterdam, the gallery will kick off their their new season of shows, “The Salon Sessions,” with new pieces from the UK-based artist including his iconic mirror-based works. For those in the area and interested, the show opens September 25th. Discuss Pryce Lee here.
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Upcoming: “Something Over El Arco Iris: Chicano Landscapes; 1971 – 2015″ @ Museum of Latin American Art

Starting on September 19th, the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach will be opening their doors on Something Over El Arco Iris: Chicano Landscapes; 1971 – 2015, an exhibition that features work from Southern California-based Chicano artists. The roster includes a selection of paintings, drawings, photographs, mixed media works and rare studies from Carlos Almaraz, Yolanda González, Gronk, Wayne Alaniz Healy, Ramses Noriega, Frank Romero, Jamex and Einar de la Torre, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, Shizu Saldamando, Roberto Gutíerrez, Jose Ramirez, and Ana Serrano. In addition, […]
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Releases: Aurel Schmidt – “Buddha” Print

For those interested, Aurel Schmidt just released a new print though Exhibition A entitled Buddha, an image taken from her recent series of work entitled New Gods. Sized generously at 30.5″ x 27.5″, the edition will be limited to a run of 50 and cost $350. Head over here to add it to your collection and check out a continuation of this series of works in a solo show at Half Gallery this November. Discuss Aurel Schmidt here.