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Showing: Alex Gross – “Antisocial Network” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Though the end of this week, Alex Gross’ (interviewed) solo Antisocial Network will be on view at the Corey Helford Gallery featuring the locally-based artist’s look at the paradoxical effects of social media in our lives. His series of oil paintings along with some preparatory drawings feature his characters indulging in technology leading to a distanced state, showing how these networking apps pull us apart instead of bring us closer together. Rounding out the exhibition are a new set of his signature vintage cabinet card paintings, with the subjects modified oftentimes to […]

Releases: Josh Keyes – “I’ll Melt With You” Print

Josh Keyes (interviewed) just released an open edition entitled I’ll Melt With You. The image is taken from a 2016 acrylic painting and displays his concern with humankind’s effect on our environment and future. The edition will be open/unsigned and the image dimensions are 12 x16 inches (30.48 x 40.64 cm). Total print dimensions, including border: 16 x 20 inches (40.64 x 50.8 cm). The print is now available here from The Colossal Shop and is priced at $60. Discuss Josh Keyes here.

Overtime: March 13 – March 19

More stories from the week that ended March 19 (click on bolded words for more information): Artnet provides the first glimpse to the Whitney Biennial. New York Times’ initial impressions. Hyperallergic’s first look. Ben Davis reviews the show. Jerry Saltz reviews the Biennial. Paddy Johnson also has a take. Christian Viveros-Fauné writes about painting in the show. A look at what Puppies Puppies is exhibiting and selling during the Whitney Biennial. RIP: Christopher Gray, who passed away at the age of 66. RIP: Alf Lechner, who passed […]

Showing: Aya Takano – “The Jelly Civilization Chronicle” @ Galerie Perrotin (Paris)

This weekend, Galerie Perrotin in Paris hosted the opening of a new show from Aya Takano entitled The Jelly Civilization Chronicle. The ethereal and dreamy 26 paintings and drawings on display are the preparatory studies for a 186-page manga of the same name from the Japanese artist. Expanding her fantastical storytelling skills from her imagination to artwork and now to manga, Takano is finally able to more fully share her vision – in this instance – the adventures of Naki and Minaka in a journey from […]

Releases: Audrey Kawasaki – “As I Fall” Print

This weekend, until Sunday, March 19th at 11:59pm PST, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) will be releasing a new print entitled As I Fall. The 48 hour time limited edition is a reproduction of one of the paintings from the Los Angeles-based artist’s solo show from last year (covered), a painting influenced by the smoggy sunsets of LA. Head over here for more details and to add it to your collection (and perhaps you will be one of the lucky ones to get one of four original drawings from Kawasaki added […]

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

Starting March 19th, to coincide with Art Basel Hong Kong, the HOCA Foundation will be presenting a new solo from Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) featuring “mythological guardians, fictional tableaux and ornate abstraction.” Entitled Oh Magic Night, the exhibition at Shop B104 – 305, The Pulse (No. 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay) will see the Brooklyn-based artist return to the city-state after an impressive installation at Harbour City Hong Kong in 2014 (covered). The Japanese artist takes a bicultural approach to creating imagery, in techniques chosen, and as well as in selecting the […]

Overtime: March 6 – March 12

More stories from the week that ended March 12 (click on bolded words for more information): RIP: Howard Hodgkin, who passed away at the age of 84. RIP: Bill Leak, who passed away at the age of 61. Visitor attacks and smashes bottle over security guard’s head at Met Museum. Chaos during Louvre’s current Vermeer exhibition as large crowds and threat of strikes by security staff ensue. Anti-oil activists stage protest performance at Louvre, calling for museum to drop sponsorship deal with Total. German police raid […]

Overtime: Feb 27 – March 5

More stories from the week that ended March 5 (click on bolded words for more information): Vogue Italia visits Terence Koh’s show at Moran Bondaroff. RIP: Leigh Markopoulos, who passed away at the age of 48. RIP: Gustav Metzger, who passed away at the age of 90. Bomb threats to Jewish museums and community centers forces evacuations in US, UK, and Australia. Juan Garcia Mosqueda detained, questioned, and denied entry into US last week after a trip to Buenos Aires. Parkett to cease print magazine after publishing them for 33 […]

Previews: Atsuko Goto – “The Silence of Idols” @ Thinkspace Gallery

On March 4th, Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting a solo show from Atsuko Goto in their project room. Entitled The Silence of Idols, the works from the Japanese artist features faces cloaked in flora & fauna and inspired by the Shinto belief that “nature is animated by divinity and sacred spirits harbored in every living and inanimate thing.” The haunting images are creating with a unique selection of diluted pigments made from lapis lazuli, ink, and gum arabic applied to cotton. Discuss Atsuko Goto here.

Releases: Jeff Soto – “The Magic Message” Print

Jeff Soto (interviewed) just released a new giclée print through Pangeaseed entitled The Magic Message. Hand embellished and featuring deckled edges, the 18 x 18″ edition was produced in a run of 50, costs $100, and will come signed and numbered. The image highlights the Atlantic Goliath Grouper classified as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Soto further states – “My love and respect for nature was instilled in me at a young age. My parents enjoyed the outdoors and took us camping as often as they could. As […]