Last month, Thinkspace Gallery hosted an exhibition from Fuco Ueda entitled Odd-Eye, her second solo (see 2014) with the Culver City showspace. The beautifully rendered new works from the Japanese artist are mainly created on canvas with a few smaller pieces on paper, all featuring her characteristic lush imagery and palette. Surrounded by reoccurring motifs and symbols of death (such as chrysanthemum flowers & skeletal elements) as well as disquieting creatures, her flushed girls seem to be trapped in some sort of lurid dream world. […]
Category Archives: Low Brow & Pop Surrealism
More stories from the week that ended Jan 1 (click on bolded words for more information): The New York Times catches up with and profiles Raymond Pettibon. RIP: Kenneth Snelson, who passed away at the age of 89 due to prostate cancer. Michel Draguet, director of Royal MFA of Belgium, accuses Elke Sleurs and René Delcourt of harassment. David Chipperfield’s renovation plan for Haus der Kunst to its original Nazi-era state provokes outrage. Yoshitomo Nara sued by cosmetics company W.Lab over authorship of design artwork. Tanja Grunert loses lawsuit […]
More stories from the week that ended Dec 25 (click on bolded words for more information): Second Avenue Subway art installation includes works by Chuck Close (above), Sarah Sze, and others. RIP: Jean-Paul Barbier-Mueller, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: Rachel Owen, who passed away at the age of 48. RIP: Tim Pitsiulak, who passed away at the age of 49. RIP: Doug Ross, who passed away at the age of 55. Russian ambassador to Turkey killed at opening of Russia Through Turks’ Eyes […]
On January 7th, Spoke Art’s New York location will be hosting the 6th Annual Supersonic Invitational, curated by Zach Tutor. As with previous shows, he will be drawing on the list of artists who have been featured on his website in the past. Participating artists for this year’s event includes Rebecca Mason Adams, Brett Amory, Tom Bagshaw, Kelsey Beckett, Syd Bee, Lauren Brevner, Peter Chan, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Haunted Euth, Alex Garant, Andrew Hem, Michael Howard, Allan Innman, Sarah Joncas, Erik Jones, Steve Kim, Kit King, So Youn […]
Last week, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC Malaga) in Spain hosted the first museum retrospective from Mark Ryden (interviewed) entitled Cámara de las Maryville. For those who have seen the exhibition, it certainly has been a House of Wonders with the plethora of small and large-format canvases, drawings, dioramas and sculptures on display for all to enjoy. The show will be on view until the 5th of March so head over for a look yourself if you are in the area, or enjoy more photos below… Discuss Mark […]
On January 7th, Fulvio Di Piazza will be opening a solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York entitled Entangled. The Italian artist is known for his anthropomorphized landscapes where mountains and forests come together to form surreal shapes of things like human faces, whales, and other creatures. These images are often accented by the smoke and fire of volcanic activity, giving his oil paintings a dark dystopian atmosphere. Discuss Fulvio Di Piazza here.
More stories from the week that ended Dec 18 (click on bolded words for more information): Aperture writes about Matthew Brandt’s new works. Palmyra attacked and recaptured by Isil militants and fears are growing over its fate. PULSE cancels New York edition of its far and launches new year-round programming. Heritage auction house sues Christie’s and Collectrium over alleged data theft. Henry Rollins thinks that burning punk rock artifacts and memorabilia is not punk. American Institute of Architects posthumously awards Paul Revere Williams its highest honor. […]
Tonight in Los Angeles, Nucleus Gallery will be hosting a new exhibition from Junko Mizuno entitled Takarabune. The solo from the Japanese artist continues her exploration of the pop culture and the spiritual aspects of her country with an emphasis on the Seven Lucky Gods, as referenced by the title of her show. A collection of hand-made head dresses and accessories inspired by Mizuno’s paintings by artist Alston Stephanus will also be on display during the opening. Discus Junko Mizuno here.
Just in time for Christmas, Jeff Soto (interviewed) has designed some ornaments based on his flower and seeker imagery. Released through Plywerk, each one is $26 each or can be purchased in a set like the flower bundle where each bloom represents a month of the year. Check out all the available options here. Discuss Jeff Soto here.
Double-sized Overtime this week. More stories from the week that ended Dec 4 (click on bolded words for more information): Artinfo visits Danny Fox’s A Spoon With The Bread Knife at V1 Gallery. RIP: Chen Shaoxiong, who passed away at the age of 54. RIP: Ousmane Sow, who passed away at the age of 81. At least 33 die in fire at Oakland Ghost Ship artists’ collective space. LA Times looks at who the victims were. Paper Magazine writes about media coverage of the tragic fire. […]