This Saturday night, May 6th, Spoke Art in San Francisco will be opening a new group show entitled TONDO. As the name of the exhibition suggests, over 50 artists were asked to contribute works that were round with creative license to use their own style and imagery. Take a look at examples of the works below (and above from Amy Sol) and make plans to hit the opening if you are in the Bay Area this weekend.
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On May 6th, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will be hosting a group show curated by Kirsten Anderson (owner of the recently closed Roq La Rue). One of her ongoing series of shows, Lush Life, will be brought to life again with contributions from Lauren Levato Coyne, Peter Ferguson, Laurie Hogin (seen above), Jeff Jacobson, Redd Walitzki, John Brophy, Tyler Thrasher, Travis Louie, and Laurie Lee Brom. Take a look at more preview images below…
Recently in Culver City, California, Kenny Scharf (interviewed) was able to paint some of his signature characters on the sides of a building overlaid over a colorful background of drips. It looks like while there, he also took time to continue his series of what he calls Karbombz where he paints the outside of a lucky fan’s automobile. Take a look at more photos as well as a video below… Photo and video credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Kenny Scharf here.
Continuing his long time collaboration (see 2012, 2013, 2014) with Spoke Art, Tim Doyle will be opening a new solo show on May 6th at their New York location for the first time. UnReal Estate V sees the artist based in Austin, Texas return to subject matter he and his fans know well – creating his versions of “locations from cinema and televisions’s most popular cult classics, re-imagining their locales in his signature illustrative style.” As you can see from the preview images here, he […]
More stories from the week that ended April 30 (click on bolded words for more information): RIP: Vito Acconci, who passed away at the age of 77. Jerry Saltz writes about the artist. RIP: Chris Oh, who passed away at the age of 35. RIP: Bill Fisher, who passed away at the age of 59. Doubts over whether Berlin can afford a MoMA of its own. Metropolitan Museum of Art considering charging a mandatory admission fee to tourists. Tate criticized for soliciting donations from staff towards Nicholas […]
Nanzuka Gallery in Tokyo recently opened the long awaited solo by local artist Haroshi (featured). After many successful shows worldwide, Guzo is the first major exhibition for the artist in his hometown. For this showing, the Japanese artist worked on a new concept and created a series of over 20 figurines carved from salvaged skate decks. After trying several different techniques of repurposing old skateboards over the years, Haroshi went back to the original concept of compressing multiple boards together and then using the resulting solid wooden slab as carving material. Through […]
More stories from that week that ended April 23 (click on bolded words for more information): The Art Newspaper previews Awol Erizku’s upcoming show at Ben Brown Fine Arts. RIP: Barkley L. Hendricks, who passed away at the age of 72. RIP: Cyrus James Tilton, who passed away at the age of 39. RIP: Magdalena Abakanowicz, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: Mervyn ‘Skip’ Williamson, who passed away at the age of 72. Animal rights campaigners calling for cancellation of a performance in Australia by Hermann Nitsch. May […]
After a showing at The Hole in New York last year (covered), Eric Yahnker will again be the gallery’s focus when Art Brussels opens tomorrow. As evidenced by the work that will be on display, the Los Angeles-based artist has not lost his sense of humor as he continues to navigate political issues, pop culture, and memes with ease (sometimes his best paintings are a combination of these themes). Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Eric Yahnker here.
On May 6th, Eric Joyner (interviewed) will be returning to Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles for another solo show. Entitled Tarsus Bondon Dot, the new body of work continues the San Francisco-based artist’s penchant for painting robots and donuts. Joyner visits some familiar scenarios for his automatons like his riff on Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots as well as silly scenes where his fried desserts make an appearance. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Eric Joyner here.
Along with the much anticipated Robert Williams’ exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, there will also be a group show on view starting April 21st curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery, Gary Pressman of Copro Gallery, and Adjunct Curator of the museum, Josef Zimmerman. Entitled Juxtapozed, the roster put together to celebrate Juxtapoz Magazine’s impact on this genre of art includes 1010, Aaron Nagel, Alex Garant, Allison Sommers, Amy Sol, Bec Winnel, Benjamin Garcia, Brian Viveros, Chris Mars, Cinta Vidal, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, […]