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Upcoming: Matzu // Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Oh Magic Night” @ HOCA Foundation

After a high profile showing at Harbour City Hong Kong in 2014 (covered), Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) will be returning the the Asian city-state for an exhibition with the HOCA Foundation. Oh Magic Night, which sounds like o-maji-nai in Japanese, directly translated as good luck charm, will be a survey of the Brooklyn-based artist’s work expounding on themes of “mythological guardians, fictional tableaux and ornate abstraction.” Hosted at Shop B104 – 305, The Pulse (No. 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong) starting March 19, the show will include over 50 works including […]

Upcoming: POW! WOW! Hawaii 2017

POW! WOW! Hawaii will be making its return for 2017 with a new roster of artists (international and local) as well as fresh new programming and art shows. Running from February 11th to the 18th, the festival will features live painting of public murals and installation mainly in the Kaka’ako neighborhood along with a block party alongside the Honolulu Night Market, an exhibition curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum of Art, a print show with Detroit-based 1xRun, artist talks, Saving Banksy documentary premiere, “Art to the Pitch” […]

Showing: Henry Gunderson – “Shoes Etc.” @ 247365

Currently at 247365 in New York, Henry Gunderson has a show on view entitled Shoes Etc consisting of five new paintings and a sculpture. For his second solo with the gallery, the talented young artist presents his shoe ecosystem paintings as the main attraction, each one centered on a theme or idea. Rounding out the exhibition is a sculpture hanging from the ceiling along with a shoe drive to support Shoes For All, giving visitors a chance to donate footwear to a good cause. Discuss Henry Gunderson here.

Showing: Patrick Martinez – “All Season Portfolio” @ Charlie James Gallery

Currently at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles, Patrick Martinez has a new versatile body of work on display entitled All Season Portfolio. The new pieces presented range from his signature hip hop influenced (now with socially conscious slogans) neon signage to his newer series satirizing Pee Chee Portfolios of our youth, oftentimes replacing the athletes with victims and imagery of police brutality, Take a look at more photos from the exhibition below and visit for yourself before it closes on February 18th. Via ARTnews. Discuss this show here. Discuss Patrick Martinez here.

Overtime: Jan 16 – Jan 22

More stories from the week that ended Jan 22 (click on bolded words for more information): Phaidon writes about Theaster Gates’ show at Regen Projects. RIP: James S. Ackerman, who passed away at the age of 97. RIP: Edward Krasinski, who passed away at the age of 79. RIP: Tony Dunn, who passed away at the age of 57. RIP John Watkiss, who passed away at the age of 55. Pyotr Pavlensky seeks political asylum in France after being accused of sexual assault in Russia. ISIS fighters […]

Previews: “Psychological Realism” @ Booth Gallery

The first exhibition of the 2017 for Booth Gallery will be a group exhibition entitled Psychological Realism. Opening tomorrow night (January 21st), the show will explore the intricacies of identity through the eyes of Sergio Barrale, Daniel Bilodeau, Rune Christensen, Jesse Draxler, Erik Jones, Maria Kreyn, Adam Miller, Jean-Paul Mallozzi, David McLeod, Henrik Uldalen, and Jonathan Viner. Seen above is a something from McLeod as he ups the ante on his paint on glass works by utilizing multiple overlapping planes of glass.

Preview: Carl Krull – “Sediment” @ Format Artspace

On Friday, the 20th of January, Format Artspace in Copenhagen will be opening a new exhibition by Carl Krull. Exclusively focused on five series of hand pulled silk-screen prints, Sediment will include new works that for first time in years include colors. Through his simple and unique visual language, the Danish artist manages to get his images from the two-dimensional surface of the paper. His recognizable line work creates portraits and other imagery in an almost sculptural manner, with finished pieces reminiscent of topographic maps or tree rings. In his newest […]

Previews: Paco Pomet – “Un Breve Fulgor (A Brief Glare)” @ Galería My Name’s Lolita Art

On the 26th of January, Galería My Name’s Lolita Art in Madrid will be opening a new solo by Paco Pomet. It’s been 10 years since his first show with the gallery, and after showing his work more than 15 times, both in Spain and internationally, this will be artist’s 1st return to Madrid after his most recent international successes – back in 2015 Pomet was included in Banksy’s Dismaland project (covered) and last year he was invited to take part in Juxtapoz x Superflat touring museum exhibition (covered). Un Breve […]

Overtime: Jan 9 – Jan 15

More stories from the week that ended Jan 15 (click on bolded words for more information): Aaron Garber-Maikovska’s 2017 exhibition opens at C L E A R I N G New York. Donald Trump’s promise of Reagan-style tax reforms causes alarm with art collectors and institutions. High profile artists and art critics pledge their support to the rapidly growing #J20 Art Strike movement. Some figures criticize the strike. More on how the art world is reacting to the inauguration. How to prepare for the inauguration with […]

Previews: Patrick Martinez – “All Season Portfolio” @ Charlie James Gallery

All Season Portfolio, a new solo show from Patrick Martinez, is set to open on January 14th at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles. The body of work he has prepared includes his signature hip hop inspired neon signage, his newer series of work satirizing Pee Chee Portfolios of our youth by replacing the athletes with victims and imagery of police brutality, and new mixed media stucco paintings. Take a look at more preview images below… Via LA Taco. Discuss this show here. Discuss Patrick Martinez here.