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Previews: Handiedan & Eric Basstein – “The Fourth Dimension: Time” & “Made to Stay” @ Jonathan LeVine

On October 14th Jonathan LeVine Projects in New Jersey will be presenting two solo show by two Dutch artists – Handiedan and Eric Basstein. Both showing with the gallery for the first time, they will present their significantly different styles that are somewhat based on a similar production concept. Handiedan well known for working with mixed-media by creating collage based reliefs of classic female pin-ups. Using both digitally created and found components, she is deeply influenced by scientific and spiritual interests – from Quantum Physics, Cosmology and Numerology to Sacred Geometries, Metaphysics […]

Previews/interview: Haroshi – “Gallery Show” @ Arsham/Fieg Gallery

NYC-based artist Daniel Arsham along with footwear & clothing designer and owner-operator of Kith, Ronnie Fieg, recently teamed up for their newest project that will open doors on October 11th. Arsham/Fieg Gallery will launch with a solo show by Haroshi (featured) who will introduce his newest series of Guzo figurines which were introduced earlier this year at Nanzuka Gallery in Tokyo (covered). With his exceptional work process and skilled craftsmanship, the Japanese artist is a perfect match for a debut show in a gallery operated by the likes of Arsham […]

Showing: Emily Mae Smith – “The Sphinx or The Caress” @ Simone Subal Gallery

A solo from Emily Mae Smith will be showing through the most of this month in New York at Simone Subal Gallery. Entitled The Sphinx or The Carress, the new body of work sees the locally-based artist continue to pull together disparate sources of inspiration to go along with some of her recognizable characters like the “broom lady” and spectacled figures. Rendered at times in a flat perspective and at times photorealistic, her imagery spans riffs on classic paintings (this time Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’ Oedipus and the […]

Overtime: Oct 2 – Oct 8

More stories from the week that ended Oct 2 (click on bolded words for more information): Whitney Museum unveils plans for David Hammons public artwork in the Hudson. RIP: S.I. Newhouse Jr., who passed away at the age of 89. Artnet has a remembrance. RIP: Vern Blosum, who passed away at the age of 81. RIP: Robert Delpire, who passed away at the age of 91. Court to determine if US victims in Jerusalem can seize antiquities on loan to US museum as recompense. Car jumps pavement and hits […]

Showing: Zaria Forman – “Antartica” @ Winston Wächter (Seattle)

Antartica is the new show from Zaria Forman at Winston Wachter Fine Art in Seattle featuring her most recent body of work. The new large pastel on paper drawings are inspired from her four-week residency aboard the National Geographic Explorer to the earth’s southernmost continent and continues her work to bring attention to climate change through her art. Take a look at more photos from the gallery and images of her pieces below… Discuss Zaria Forman here.

Releases: Ai Weiwei x Public Art Fund – Sculptural & Print Edition

Later this month, Ai Weiwei will be opening an ambitious project in New York where he will be creating site specific works as well as a series of 200 banners that will be placed on lampposts in all five boroughs. Working with Public Art Fund, the Chinese artist will be bringing attention to the international migration crisis with the new work, drawing empathy from his own experiences of displacement in his youth. To support this large-scale exhibition entitled Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, he will […]

Recap: YESNIK EVAD – “MOJAVE” Pop Up (Los Angeles)

Recently in Los Angeles, a popup exhibition from YESNIK EVAD aka Dave Kinsey was on view featuring a series of paintings and sculptures. MOJAVE was put on in conjunction with the launch of F-U (For the Unconventional) and continues the Kinsey’s foray into abstraction. He further explains – “With this series, I’m pulling from the shapes and totem-esque nature of the plants and rock formations I was drawn to during my time in Mojave. When I began to create the sculptures, I freestyled the shapes with the jigsaw which […]

Previews: Kevin E. Taylor – “Dead Evidence” @ Cordesa Fine Art

This Saturday night (October 7th) in Los Angeles, Cordessa Fine Art will be presenting a new body of work from Kevin E. Taylor. Entitled Dead Evidence, the recently produced paintings are loosely adapted from Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel’s photo series Evidence. Continuing his exploration of intriguing imagery that brings surreal elements into museum or gallery settings, the San Francisco-based artist deals with themes such as how “humankind’s urgent march toward technological advancement accelerates, yet our mortality constantly grounds us.” Discuss Kevin E. Taylor here.

Frieze Week London ’17 / Previews: KAWS @ Perrotin Gallery

One booth you don’t want to miss while in London for Frieze Week will be the Perrotin booth as they have dedicated their entire space to KAWS. Continuing to push the boundaries of his aesthetic, the Brooklyn-based artist explores different palettes as well as incorporates more of his “scribbles” in the new work. Rounding out the showing is one of the American artist’s father and son companion sculptural duos as well as a larger piece in the Frieze Sculpture Park. Take a look at more preview […]

Showing: Jonathan Chapline – “House Work” @ Victori + Mo

Victori + Mo gallery in New York is currently showing House Work, a solo exhibition and installation of new works by Jonathan Chapline. On view until October 22th, the show includes a series of paintings and sculptures, a result of his ongoing investigation of digital aesthetics. Trained as a painter, Chapline uses traditional technique along with rendering software, balancing between the analogue and digital modes of production. Particularly interested in exploring how technological developments impact the ways we mediate, his works carry aesthetics of early computer generated […]