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James Jean Prints // David Choe’s Mangchi Final Tour

As with many things in life, it pays to know the right people. With what is promised to be the final tour kicking off soon for David Choe’s band Mangchi, they will be giving out free prints featuring the artwork behind the group to attendees. As you may well know, some of the artwork for the band is from Choe’s friend James Jean (interviewed), so if you want a shot at something unique for your walls that won’t come up for sale, you may consider buying tickets to […]

Overtime: Oct 10 – Oct 16

More stories from the week that ended Oct 16 (click on bolded words for more information): David Hockney’s SUMO book is coming. RIP: Klaus Kertess, who passed away at the age of 76. RIP: Elizabeth F. Rohatyn, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: David Antin, who passed away at the age of 84. RIP: Michiyo Yasuda, who passed away at the age of 77. Vikram Chatwal accused of attempting to set Sean Kelley’s dogs on fire in unprovoked attack. Mike Weiss Gallery in Chelsea, NY to […]

Upcoming: Audrey Kawasaki – “Interlude” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Fans of Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) may want to plan ahead to her next solo show coming up soon in Los Angeles. Opening on November 12th (alongside Stella Im Hultberg) at Thinkspace Gallery, her new body of work will be entitled Interlude, sure to feature her beautifully rendered sensual women with expert use of the wood grains in the painting surface. Photo credit: Jordana Sheara. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here. Discuss this show here.

Showing: Alex Garant – “Reborn In Flesh” @ Supersonic Art Gallery

Popular art blog SupersonicArt recently expanded their activity by launching SupersonicArtGallery.com, as an experimental online space of showcasing new contemporary artists in mini-exhibitions. For their inaugural show, they chose Alex Garant and her five piece series of new paintings titled Reborn in Flesh. After creating and showing colorful creations for about a year (covered) “this transitional mini-series is a display of (her) creative cocoon, a contemplative self-acceptance and the wellspring of a new, more instinctive, era in (her) artwork.” Keeping her well-known “double-eyed” signature look, the new pieces successfully mix clean, white […]

Previews: “Why I Want to Fuck Donald Trump” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

On October 13th, Joshua Liner Gallery will be opening a group show entitled Why I Want to Fuck Donald Trump, a title inspired by JG Ballard’s 1967 essay Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan. Curated by Alfred Steiner (who himself contributed grotesque portraits of the candidates created from pornographic images of male and female genitalia in his typical piecemeal style), the exhibition will be sort of a visual discussion of the historic satirical essay but applied to the 2016 presidential election. Exhibiting artists include Aaron Johnson, Alfred […]

Previews: “Force of Nature” @ beinArt Gallery

On October 15th, beinArt Gallery in Brunswick, Australia will be hosting a three person show entitled Force of Nature. The exhibition will feature the oil paintings of Chris Leib’s featuring a strangely pleasing combination of chimpanzees and infantile astronauts, Rachel Bess‘ modern day furies, and Stuart Amos’ hybrids of humans and nature. Take a look at more preview images below…

Upcoming: Chris Berens – “Moonrise” @ Megumi Ogita Gallery

On October 14th, Megumi Ogita Gallery in Tokyo will be hosting a new solo from Chris Berens entitled Moonrise. The Dutch artist’s work, influenced by manga & anime, has always appealed to his Japanese fans due to the surreal imagery like it was taken from the latest Final Fantasy montage. Add to that Berens’ special technique of painting on and collaging multiple pieces of photograph paper which lends almost a digital appearance to the pieces and you can see the commonality with local culture that develops. Discuss Chris […]

Overtime: Oct 3 – Oct 9

More stories from the week that ended Oct 10 (click on bolded words for more information): The ’90s are alive at Frieze. Artnet’s list of what to see in London during Frieze week. The Art Newspaper  also has five picks of things to see. Artspace chooses five rising stars that are exhibiting work. The fair may benefit from a weak pound. Artnet picks the top 15 booths at the fair. Andrew Goldstein picks ten works from Frieze. Lorena Muñoz-Alonso has a sales report from Frieze. Artnet also […]

Previews: Masakatsu Sashie – “External Effect” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Showing concurrently with Glenn Barr’s upcoming solo at Jonathan LeVine Gallery starting October 15th will be an exhibition from Masakatsu Sashie entitled External Effect. The Japanese artist’s work is influenced by the concept of “the balanced aquarium,” described by Nobel Prize winner Konrad Lorenz in his book King Solomon’s Ring: New Light on Animal Ways. Sashie sees parallels between the self-sustaining environment of the fish tank with the world we live in now where we are struggling to maintain stability in our lives while surrounded by consumerism, globalism and environmentalism. These […]

Previews: Glenn Barr – “Invisible World” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On October 15th, Glenn Barr will be opening a new solo show with Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York. The new body of work features paintings that look like stills from old movies created with the Detroit-based artist’s signature pulp art aesthetic. Continuing to explore some of his favorite subjects like retro space travelers and hauntingly beautiful women inspired from cult films of the 1960s and 70s, Barr has prepared compositions on paper and wood for the exhibition.  Barr further states – “Fiction. Written on the page or visualized […]