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Showing: Marcel Dzama & Raymond Pettibon – “Forgetting the Hand” @ David Zwirner Gallery

Currently at the 533 West 19th Street location of David Zwirner in New York, collaborative works collectively entitled Forgetting the Hand by Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon are on display. This is the first time the two locally-based artists have worked together and their modified exquisite corpse technique of swapping a series of drawings to work on where part of what the other person did is concealed leads to some interesting results. Discuss Marcel Dzama here. Discuss Raymond Pettibon here.

Releases: James Jean – “Year of the Monkey” Print

On January 26th, James Jean (interviewed) will be celebrating Chinese New Year a little early with the release of the Year of the Monkey print. The signed and numbered time-limited edition will be available available for one hour only, starting at 8:00 AM PST. The price will be $200 and for those interested, you can head over here to Jean’s webstore for more details. Discuss James Jean here.

Upcoming: Erik Jones @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

After a showing at the end of last year in Italy (covered), Erik Jones has already started to work on a new series of paintings. The new batch of originals are destined for an exhibition closer to home for the Brooklyn-based artist at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in April, his first with the Chelsea showspace. As you can see, he will be presenting more of his vibrant portraiture, infused with abstract forms that could be said to represent geometric high-end fashion. Discuss Erik Jones here.

Previews: KAWS @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Three weeks before the official opening on the 6th of February, the historically designed landscape of Yorkshire Sculpture Park turned into sort of a construction site last weekend. With large trucks, cranes and other heavy machinery in place, the setup of the first UK museum exhibition by KAWS has begun. Different body parts, Mickey-like gloves and shoes with signature X’s on them were carefully assembled by the team that was installing the showing from the NY-based artist. A series of wooden Companion sculptures, such as the 10 meter high Small Lie (2013), […]

Openings: Tauba Auerbach – “Projective Instrument” @ Paula Cooper Gallery

On January 9th, Tauba Auerbach returned to Paula Cooper Gallery in New York for a brand new exhibition. Entitled Projective Instrument, the show plays off the 1915 treatise Projective Ornament by the American architect & theosopher Claude Bragdon in which the author outlines a system for drawing four-dimensional ornament on a two-dimensional plane. Building upon this century old thesis, Auerbach further empowers projective geometry and recasts the “Ornament” as “Instrument,” thereby rendering it an active tool rather than mere representation. This results in a diverse series of works that includes paintings, sculptures and music […]

Boris Tellegen x Maurer United Architect – “Lucy Nomad Pavilion”

The abstractions of Boris Tellegen, or DELTA from his graffiti days, have always had an architectural feel to it, especially those that he has taken in a sculptural direction. This can be perhaps attributed to the Dutch artist’s industrial design engineering background and in fact, he has taken on projects before that have utilized his aesthetic to create something concrete in the form of real world structures. On that note, this latest venture sees him teaming up with Maurer United Architects to design a bed and breakfast pavilion in cooperation for Lucy […]

Overtime: Jan 11 – Jan 17

More stories from the week that ended Jan 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Vice writes about Awol Erizku’s show at Duchamp Detox Clinic. W Magazine also looks at the exhibition. RIP: David Bowie, who passed away at the age of 69 due to cancer. Bowie’s influence on contemporary art. A look at his art collection. Artnet throws it back to when Bowie chatted with Tracey Emin in 2001. The art world pays tribute to Bowie via Instagram. The time he was involved in […]

Showing: Lumiere London Festival 2016

During four evenings from the 14th-17th of January, experience installations from the world’s most exciting artists working with light at across 30 locations in the UK capital for the Lumiere London Festival. Architectural landmarks are being coloured with 3D projections like Westminster Abbey by Patrice Warrener. Trafalgar Square fountains are transformed into Plastic Islands’\ by activist group Luzinterruptus. In  shop windows, shimmering dresses by Taegon KIM change colours with their fibre-optic LEDs, giving them a Cinderella-esque touch. Within the famous pedestrian Carnaby Street, passers-by can enjoy the newly permanent installation […]

Previews: “Brink” @ Antler Gallery

Tonight in Portland, Antler Gallery will be opening a group show to benefit the National Audubon Society. Artists including Scott Listfield (seen above), Laura Ball, Jacub Gagnon, Vanessa Foley, Brin Levinson, Natalie Erickson, David Rice, Scott Musgrove, Mark Rogers, Christina Mrozik, Nick Sheehy, Miranda Meeks, Adam Batchelor, Sabrina Jackson, Susannah Kelly, Jon MacNair, Zoe Keller, Neil M. Perry, Audrey Pongracz, and Chris Valkov were asked to focus on either an extinct or an endangered species. More preview images below… Via Hi-Fructose.

Previews: “Champagne Life” @ Saatchi Gallery (London)

Coinciding with its thirtieth birthday, Saatchi Gallery in London is opening on the 13th of January an all female show entitled Champagne Life featuring a cast of emerging international artists including Julia Wachtel, Mequitta Ahuja, Virgile Ittah, Marie Angeletti, Julia Dault, Alice Anderson, Jelena Bulajic, Mia Feuer, Sigrid Holmwood, Seung Ah Paik, Maha Malluh, Suzanne McClelland, Stephanie Quayle, and Soheila Sokhanvari. The exhibition title is based on one of the artworks from participating artist – Wachtel. Her canvas represents an inverted image of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian […]