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Previews: Florian Eymann – “Psyche-Soma” @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery

On May 12th, Lawrence Alkin Gallery will be opening the first London solo show by Florian Eymann featuring  23 original artworks in oil, watercolor and charcoal on paper, and canvas. Psyche-Soma is titled after the brain’s mechanism that is allows thought processing and links within our psyche, and will include an all new body of work created exclusively for this showcase. Eymann has built his reputation on alluring portraiture inspired by the masters, full of purposeful distortions and expressive sections of intense brush strokes and areas of thick impasto. Through such an approach, the […]

Overtime: May 1 – May 7

More stories from the week that ended May 7 (click on bolded words for more information): Matthew Marks Gallery exhibiting the last paintings Ellsworth Kelly made before he died. RIP: A. R. Penck, who passed away at the age of 77. RIP: Jordan Vaughn, aka Tead, who passed away at the age of 34. RIP: Stephen McKenna, who passed away in his home in Co Carlow. Matt Furie kills off Pepe the Frog. Man with a knife slashes Christopher Wool painting at Opera Gallery in Aspen. Visions Gallery […]

Previews: KAWS – “FAR FAR DOWN” @ Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Today at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, KAWS will be continuing his bevy of museum exhibitions with a new showing entitled FAR FAR DOWN. The Brooklyn-based artist has prepared a mural of his snoopy inspired black & white abstractions on CAM’s 60-foot long Project Wall, with the the work serving as a backdrop for three new paintings. Also on view in the courtyard will be a pair of bronze companions sculptures in an embrace collectively entitled TOGETHER. Photo credit: KAWS, CAM, and Honor Fraser. Discuss KAWS here.

Showing: Mike Lee – “Rebound” @ Giant Robot

From April 29th until May 18th, Giant Robot 2 welcomes back Mike Lee with another show of his unmistakable oils on paper, mylar and canvas. Rebound continues the body of work from his previous solo with the Los Angeles-based gallery, Repose, and is in particular focused on love. Using the softness of oil as a major feature, his monochromatic images feature faceless and featureless characters in various settings. For this particular exhibition, Lee focused on feelings of ambiguity, reliance, longing, and hope, as a reaction to his personal experiences in the past […]

Showing: Addam Yekutieli (Know Hope) – “It Took Me Till Now to Find You” @ Lazarides

Last month, Lazarides Gallery opened a brand new show by Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope. It Took Me Till Now to Find You is the Israeli artist’s second solo with the gallery, four years following his successful debut (covered). Taking a turn from his previous work, this exhibition is the result of a large project that he has been working on for the last several months. After years of creating a recognizable visual language that universally speaks of real-life situations and human struggle, this particular body of work is more personal and […]

Showing: Rosson Crow – “The Happiest People on Earth” @ Honor Fraser Gallery

Currently at Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles, Rosson Crow has on display a series of new paintings in a show entitled The Happiest People on Earth. The new mixed-media works (acrylic, spray-paint, photo transfer, oil, and enamel on canvas) sees the locally-based artist step away from the surreal interiors she is known, moving in a new direction featuring “desert landscapes set in a future overwhelmed by the refuse of the paranoid present.” Created in the leadup to the 2016 presidential election and influenced by the post-apocalyptic mood […]

Previews: Javier Calleja – “Hi” @ AishoNanzuka gallery

After being introduced at Nanzuka Gallery’s booth at the recent Art Basel in Hong Kong, Javier Calleja will be opening a solo show with AishoNanzuka Gallery on the 13th of May (also in Hong Kong). Hi will be the official Asian debut by the Spanish artist and will include a large body of work created especially for this occasion. Over the years, Calleja has been playing with formats and mediums, creating work that is surprising and humorous. Though pretty simple at first, his newest drawings and paintings pay a lot of […]

Previews: Nathaniel Mary Quinn – “On That Faithful Day” @ Half Gallery

On May 2nd, Half Gallery will be opening long time coming NYC solo debut by Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Conceived as an ode to his mom, On That Faithful Day consists of nine works on paper and one painting on linen canvas, all portraying the artist’s late mother and himself. Following his body of work that heavily references his childhood and experiences, this very personal showcase is focused on the most important person in the American artist’s life. Using individual memories, experiences and narratives, Quinn paints his subjects from […]

Overtime: April 24 – April 30

More stories from the week that ended April 30 (click on bolded words for more information): RIP: Vito Acconci, who passed away at the age of 77. Jerry Saltz writes about the artist. RIP: Chris Oh, who passed away at the age of 35. RIP: Bill Fisher, who passed away at the age of 59. Doubts over whether Berlin can afford a MoMA of its own. Metropolitan Museum of Art considering charging a mandatory admission fee to tourists. Tate criticized for soliciting donations from staff towards Nicholas […]

Previews: Gehard Demetz – “Introjection” @ Jack Shainman Gallery

Tonight (April 27th) at 524 West 24th Street location of Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, Gehard Demetz will be opening a new solo show entitled Introjection. The new sculptures from the Northern Italy-based artist are created in his signature fashion of assembling the works from small modular units of wood, kind of like building blocks. Inspired by the title of the show, a psychoanalytic term for when a person unconsciously takes on behaviors or attributes of other people or of the surrounding world, Demetz has created a intriguing selection […]