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Overtime: Feb 2 – Feb 8

More stories from the week that ended Feb 8 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for Israel Lund’s exhibition at The Power Station. RIP: Walter Liedtke, who died at the age of 69 after he was killed in the Metro-North train crash. RIP: Carl Djerassi, who died at 91. He was the inventor of the birth control pill and a avid art collector. Islamic State burns and destroys historic collections on science, culture, poetry and children’s books in Mosul. Several […]
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Upcoming: Nicola Verlato – “Conquest of the West” @ KP Projects / MKG

Later tonight at the newly branded KP Projects / MKG (Merry Karnowsky Gallery),  Nicola Verlato (featured) will be opening his own solo along with KMNDZ. Following up on a successful showing there in 2013 (covered), the Italian artist will be presenting a new body of work collectively entitled Conquest of the West. Painted with inspiration from old masterworks yet with contemporary references, Verlato’s imagery is an intriguing mix of the familiar with a new twist. Discuss Nicola Verlato here.
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POW! WOW! ’15 / Previews: Thinkspace – “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum Of Art School

Continuing their involvement with POW! WOW! Hawaii, Thinkspace will be curating a second edition (see 2014) of their Exploring The New Contemporary Movement group exhibition for this year’s event. Artists were asked to contribute a 12 x 12″ piece for the show opening on February 7th at the Honolulu Museum Of Art School (111 Victoria Street). Participants include: 123Klan, Aaron Horkey, Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Alexis Diaz, Allison Sommers, Amanda Marie, Amanda Lynn, Anders Gjennestag, Andrew Schoultz, Angry Woebots, Ariel DeAndrea, Brendan Monroe, Brett Amory, Brian […]
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Releases: Candice Tripp – “I’m Coming Back Tomorrow To Look For More” Print

On February 5th (11 am GMT), Candice Tripp (interviewed) will be releasing a new print entitled I’m Coming Back Tomorrow To Look For More. Her first intaglio etching will be released in an edition of 25 through Black Rat Projects, come sized at 64.5 x 70 cm and cost £250. The UK-based artist further states – working on this etching has been my most challenging and enjoyable print to date. It felt a whole lot like looking for sweets in the dark.” Head over here for more details… Discuss […]
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Studio Visit / Interviews: Sandra Chevrier

With Sandra Chevrier’s schedule for 2015 fully packed with group shows everywhere from POW! WOW! in Hawaii to Castor Gallery in NYC, art fair showings, and finally a big solo show with Jonathan LeVine Gallery, we thought we would catch up with Montreal-based artist. We had a peek inside her studio, talked about her distinctive technique and its origin, meaning behind her work, her past, present and future, and learnt about how women are superheroes of everyday life. Arrested Motion (AM): What influences your work? Sandra Chevrier […]
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Previews: Chris Berens – “Nethermoor” @ Roq La Rue

This Thursday night, February 5th, Seattle’s Roq La Rue will be presenting new works from Chris Berens, his first solo stateside in the last four years. Entitled Nethermoor, the new paintings from the Dutch painter once again will mystify viewers with his nonconventional techniques that lead to distorted, hazy, and glazed imagery. Berens explains the new work – “There is a place where stories come from and where stories go once they’re told. All creatures and their fortune and fate, their destiny and history reside […]
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Overtime: Jan 26 – Feb 2

More stories from the last week (click on bolded words for more information): Parker Ito – A Lil Taste of Cheeto in the Night opens at Chateau Shatto’s off-site exhibition space. RIP: Phyllis Diebenkorn, who died at the age of 93 in San Francisco. Man with large knives shot dead by police outside of Groninger Museum Victoria & Albert museum removes a depiction of Prophet Mohamed from its website due to security concerns. Why censorship of art is wrong. Artists share how “Shoah” has inspired […]
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Interviews: Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez – “I’d Rather Love You” @ KP Projects / MKG

This Saturday night, February 7th, the newly branded KP Projects / MKG (Merry Karnowsky Gallery) will be presenting a new solo show from Johnny Rodriguez (aka KMNDZ) entitled I’d Rather Love You. Only recently informed that he will be showing in their main gallery space, the Los Angeles-based painter is up to the challenge and has never felt in more of an artistic groove as now. Hear about his thoughts on the show and more in our question and answer session below… Arrested Motion (AM): Can you tell us […]
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Previews: Erin M. Riley – “Something Precious” @ Soze Gallery

On February 21st, Soze Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening a new show from Erin M. Riley  (interviewed) featuring her unconventional tapestry works. Entitled Something Previous, the body of work on display consists of some pieces from her signature series of weavings documenting selfie and sexting culture, the intimate snaps that often make their way onto the internet, inadvertent or not. Riley further states – “Consuming and sending images is a daily practice in most of our lives. We see, narrate, and covet. Our relationship […]
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Art Focus: Atsuko Goto

Continuing our Art Focus series of articles, we now turn your attention to the work of Atsuko Goto. Working with a soft and ethereal touch, the Tokyo-born artist’s imagery draws inspiration from the Shinto religion where divinity manifests itself in multiple forms: rocks, trees, rivers, animals, places, and even people. Created with glue, pigments, gum arabic, Lapis-lazuli on cotton, the hazy and dreamlike nature of her work can be partially attributed to her choice of mediums. Via Hi Fructose. Discuss Atsuko Goto here.