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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Overtime: Oct 3 – Oct 9

More stories from the week that ended Oct 10 (click on bolded words for more information): The ’90s are alive at Frieze. Artnet’s list of what to see in London during Frieze week. The Art Newspaper  also has five picks of things to see. Artspace chooses five rising stars that are exhibiting work. The fair may benefit from a weak pound. Artnet picks the top 15 booths at the fair. Andrew Goldstein picks ten works from Frieze. Lorena Muñoz-Alonso has a sales report from Frieze. Artnet also […]

Release: Jamian Juliano-Villani – “Is There room for Bruce?” Print

To coincide with her show that just opened at Studio Voltaire in London, Jamian Juliano-Villani has also released a new limited edition entitled Is There room for Bruce? The digital pigment print with embossing is sized at 45.7 x 61 cm and produced in a run of 85. Head over here for the £350 purchase if you are interested. Discuss Jamian Juliano-Villani here.

Releases: KAWS – “ISOLATION TOWER” Print

Tomorrow, October 7th, KAWS will be releasing his latest print from Pace Prints entitled ISOLATION TOWER. The edition size will be small at only 50 with the screen print sized at a generous 60″ x 43″. The sale will be handled by lottery – just email [email protected] on the 7th between 12:00pm and 12:15pm EDT to request a print with your name, phone number, billing and shipping address. Pricing will be tiered and shared via telephone if you are lucky enough to be one of the names […]

Streets: David Shrigley – “Really Good” // Fourth Plinth (London)

At the end of last month, David Shrigley revealed his public art commission standing on the Fourth Plinth at Trafalgar Square. Entitled Really Good, the seven-meter-high bronze piece featuring an extra long thumbs up was sand cast in 50 pieces over 9 months. The British artist hopes that this 11th sculpture for the long running arts program will become a “self-fulfilling prophecy –  that things considered bad, such as the economy, the weather and society will benefit from a change of consensus towards positivity.” Photos via It’s […]

Upcoming: Aron Wiesenfeld – “Unwind The Winding Path” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Teasing his fans with shots of the stunning new body of work he is working on for his next solo show, Aron Wiesenfeld has already revealed a look at a massive drawing in progress (seen above) as well as a cropped shot of a painting he has completed (seen below). Unwind The Winding Path opens on November 19th at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York and will be the San Diego-based artist’s major exhibition for 2016. Discuss Aron Wiesenfeld here.

Overtime: Sept 26 – Oct 2

More stories from the week that ended Oct 2 (click on bolded words for more information): Conceptual Fine Arts discusses Michael Rey’s show at ZERO. RIP: Nils Erik Gjerdevik, who passed away suddenly at the age of 54. RIP: Shirley Jaffe, passes away at the age of 93. Candice Hopkins writes an Elegy for Annie Pootoogook (1969–2016). Render Stetson-Shanahan stabs roommate Carolyn Bush to death. Both artists were recent Bard graduates. Activists in Russia force closure of Jock Sturges’s show over child porn. Police investigating whether Annie Pootoogook’s […]

Openings: Ryan Hewett – ‘Order’ @ Unit London

South African artist Ryan Hewett (interviewed) has returned to London for a new solo show at The Unit London entitled Order featuring a new series of expressive and semi-abstract portraits. Depicted figures include himself as well as Egon Schiele, Marcel Duchamp, Lucien Freud, Samuel Beckett, and Audrey Hepburn. Unlike his 2015 solo show Untitled in which he created deliberately chaotic and semi-abstract portraits of famous figures, the new body of work is more planned and focused with abstract strokes and a textured pasto technique. Photos: Butterfly Art News  Discuss […]

Previews: Seonna Hong – “In Our Nature” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

In about a week, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will be presenting a new solo from Seonna Hong (interviewed). Entitled In Our Nature, the new body of work from the Los Angeles-based artist will continue to expand on her expressionistic landscapes, acrylic works on canvas as well as small vignettes on paint chips. The scenes usually involve her human and animal subjects interacting with environments created from abstract and loose elements. The exhibition will be on view from October 8 to the 29th. Discuss this show here. Discuss Seonna Hong here.

Showing: POSE – “FRANKLY” @ Library Street Collective (Los Angeles)

Currently at the Library Street Collective’s new branch in Los Angeles, Jordan Nickel aka POSE has a solo show on view entitled FRANKLY. For the gallery’s LA inaugural residency and exhibition, the artist prepared a series of 16 paintings on paper and one on panel that were created in a more stripped down style and with a more muted palette. He further elaborates – “For awhile now, I’ve been making these quick digital sketches with appropriated Bat Masterson comic frames from the 1960s, and they became […]

Upcoming: Jamian Juliano-Villani – “The World’s Greatest Planet on Earth” @ Studio Voltaire

Tomorrow night (September 30th) in London, the preview for the Jamian Juliano-Villani solo show will be opening at the non-profit gallery Studio Voltaire. The New York-based artist’s work is an bizarre amalgamation of popular culture and appropriated material, reinterpreted through the lens of her warped vision which can oftentimes make the viewer uncomfortable and yet intrigued at the same time. Entitled The World’s Greatest Planet on Earth, the exhibition will be the American artist’s first solo presentation in a public institution outside of the US and will include never before exhibited sculptural installations […]