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Previews: Michael Lau – “COLLECT THEM ALL!” @ Christie’s (Hong Kong)

Starting on April 11th, Christie’s in Hong Kong will be showing a series of new works from Michael Lau entitled COLLECT THEM ALL! The selling exhibition from what many consider to be the godfather of the art toy figures will features paintings as well as sculptures, most of them with his familiar characters as the central focus. Take a look at more preview images below and head over here for more info.

Overtime: March 26 – April 1

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Hong Kong’s Most Important Gallery District Is in a Brand New 26-Story Skyscraper. How Art Basel Hong Kong Became an Essential Stop on the Global Fair Circuit. 10 of the Most Eye-Opening Artworks at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018. Another Look Inside KAWS’ Galerie Perrotin Exhibition in Hong Kong. A Look Inside Wolfgang Tillmans’ Exhibition in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, Team Gallery’s Jose Freire Says Goodbye to Art Fairs—What He’s Going […]

Previews: Miles Johnston – “Interoception” @ Last Rites Gallery

Tonight (March 31st) in New York, Last Rites Gallery will be opening the debut solo show from the Sweden-based Miles Johnston entitled Interoception. Combining a fascination for Escher-like visual illusions and a darker grotesque sensibility, the instructor at the Swedish Academy of Realist Art will be presenting an intriguing collection of oil on linen paintings and graphite on paper drawings. Johnston’s works tell “stories of transformative moments in the lives of all of us, moments that can stand as turning points or lessons of life.” Discuss Miles […]

Previews: Mel Kadel – “Thought Pattern” @ Subliminal Projects

On April 7th, Subliminal Projects will be presenting all new works from Mel Kadel in a show entitled Thought Pattern. Planning for an immersive experience, the locally-based artist has prepared more than 100 new works on paper, which will on display along with installations, murals, and hand-painted Modernica furniture. Painting on her trusty coffee stained paper while utilizing her signature characters, familiar patterns, and floral motifs, Kadel explores – the “internal struggle, resolve, and strength one achieves while weaving through patterns of thought about the past, […]

Basel Week HK ’18 / Showing: Art Basel (Part 1)

Today, the 29th of March, the Convention & Exhibition Centre will be once again opening its doors for the annual edition of Art Basel Hong Kong. We’ve in the city for few days already and had the chance to look at the both floors of the fair during the private viewing days and capture a glimpse of the glamour, beauty and madness that is taking place. Featuring 248 premiere galleries from 32 countries, half of them having exhibition spaces in Asia and the Asia-Pacific, Art Basel […]

Overtime: March 19 – 25

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Major street art & graffiti retrospective Beyond the Streets is coming to LA. Hong Kong’s most important Gallery District is in a brand new 26-story skyscraper. Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art is the first museum certified by W.A.G.E. London’s leading museums face growing scrutiny over donations linked to the opioid crisis. This Activist Group Thinks Your Met Ticket Price Should Depend on Your Tax Bracket. Rio de Janeiro’s Modern Art Museum selling prized […]

Upcoming: Marion Peck – “StraVolti” @ Dorothy Circus Gallery (Rome)

Coming up at the end of next month (April 21st), Dorothy Circus in Rome will be opening a new solo from Marion Peck entitled StraVolti. Returning to show in the capital city for the first time in more than a decade, the American artist has prepared 11 oil paintings on canvas that mix her surreal imagery with inspiration from European art and cultural tradition. Pictured here are two portraits from Peck where you can see the influence of Picasso’s work at play. Discuss Marion Peck here.

Previews: “ON THE MOVE” @ KIRK Gallery

ON THE MOVE, a new group show opened tonight at KIRK Gallery in Denmark featuring the work of Fintan Mcgee, Joram Roukes, Robert Proch, Christian Verginer, Telmo Miel (seen above), Wiley Wallace, James Bullough, Ratur & Sckaro and Wes21. The gallery in Aalborg is responsible for the Out in the Open project that has brought many muralists to the area including some who are included in this exhibition. Take a look at more preview image below…

Recap: John Jacobsmeyer – “Great Feats and Defeats” @ Jonathan LeVine Projects

Jonathan LeVine Projects recently closed a showing by John Jacobsmeyer, his debut solo with the Jersey City gallery. Entitled Great Feats and Defeats, the oil paintings from the New York-based artist depict a world of impossible mazes created from plywood, full struggling competitors. The pieces created on aluminum are strangely influenced by both Jacobsmeyer’s fascination with wood since childhood and from his love for gaming cultures. He explains – “If time were reversed and analog followed digital, if plywood clubhouses were made in order to […]

Openings: Amy Sol – “Bird of Flux” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Earlier this month, Thinkspace in Los Angeles presented all new works from Amy Sol (interviewed) entitled Bird of Flux. Working with a more muted palette and a predominately twilight setting, the Nevada-based artist was able to achieve a more introspective and melancholic feel to the show. Some of her elegant female characters were stylistically more elongated which carried over to her first exploration of sculptural forms. Take a look at the entire body of work here. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Amy Sol here.
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