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Showing: “Invisible College” @ Fort Wayne Museum of Art

With this being the last week of the Invisible College group exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, now would be a good time for a recap. Co-curated by Andrew and Shawn Hosner of Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery and Josef Zimmerman from the museum, the title references the fact that many of the artists on the roster didn’t take a traditional art education path to where their careers are now. The show will featured murals and installations from Andrew Schoultz, Brett Amory, Cyrcle, Mark Dean Veca, and Troy Lovegates as well as original works from Adam Caldwell, Adrian Falkner, Alex Yanes, Allison Sommers, Amanda Joseph, Andrew Hem, Brian M. […]
Here There and Everywhere

Previews: Stella Im Hultberg – “Stranger” @ Spoke Art

On October 1st, Spoke Art in San Francisco will be hosting the opening of Stranger, Stella Im Hultberg’s (interviewed) first solo in four years after spending some time to become a mother. The new oil paintings, loosely rendered watercolor, and india ink sketches are an exploration into the female identity, something she has been thinking about as of late. She further explains – “There was a lot of ‘heaviness of love’ that I felt since becoming a parent, a very heavy-feeling blessing. I’m sure many parents would agree. Maybe […]

Previews: Richard Colman – “Faces, Figures, Places and Things.” @ Chandran Gallery

For its inaugural exhibition opening on September 25th, Chandran Gallery has chosen to show all new works from Richard Colman collectively entitled Faces, Figures, Places and Things. Along with new works featuring his recognizable imagery that explores “narratives on human sexuality, strategy and societal hierarchy,” the locally-based artist has been at the San Francisco showspace working on an ambitious installation that will cover the entire ground floor of the gallery. We must admit, these preview images have piqued our interest and we hope this is true for you as […]

Overtime: Sept 14 – Sept 20

More stories from the week that ended Sept 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Bloomberg provides a tour of the Broad museum. KPCC gives a behind the scenes tour. Christopher Knight reviews the inaugural show at the Broad. Holland Cotter of the NY Times also reviews the museum. LA Times reveals the opening festivities. Artnet writes about why The Broad one of the best museums in North America. How the Broad hires and trains its staff. Image above by Iwan Baan. RIP: Phoebe Fairweather, who died […]

Showing: Steven Harrington – “Wavy Days” @ Colette

At the end of last month, colette in Paris opened a show from Steven Harrington entitled Wavy Days. The selection of recent paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture were a therapeutic means for the American artist to deal with his struggles with anxiety, a channelling of that worrisome energy into playful cartoons and humor. Harrington also painted a mural at the store of two interlocking palm trees, a motif that can be seen throughout the new body of work. Discuss Steven Harrington here.

Streets: Mark Dean Veca – “Pony Show” / SiTE:LAB

As one of the selected artists for the Rumsey St. Project, Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) was recently invited into Michigan to create a site-specific installation. Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has offered SiTE:LAB the use of nearly three acres of land in Grand Rapids’ Roosevelt Park neighborhood where they invited local and international artists in to create works in response to the vacant land and structures. For his part, MDV decided to build a shrine to the American Car, especially those that came out of Detroit in the 1960s. Entitled Pony […]

Upcoming: Martin Wittfooth – “Offering” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On October 17th, Offering from Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) will be opening at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York (529 West 20th Street). The exhibition will feature all new paintings, including this 73″ x 100″ beast of piece seen above entitled Rainsong. We love the new burst of color seen in this new imagery and can’t wait to see what else he has planned. But for now, check out the Woodstock-based artist putting the finishing touches on another piece seen below… Discuss Martin Wittfooth here.

Releases / Upcoming: Jeff Soto – “Owl Of Infinite Knowledge” Print / Murals In The Market

Jeff Soto (interviewed) has just teamed up with 1xRUN for a print release entitled Owl Of Infinite Knowledge. This newest offering from the Riverside-based artist featuring the nocturnal bird of prey is part of the Murals In The Market Featured Artist Print Series, corresponding with the Murals In the Market festival opening later this week. The event organized by 1xRUN and Eastern Market Corporation, will see nearly 50 murals go up over 9 days in Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market along with a group exhibition opening at Inner State Gallery. Featured artists […]
Art Imitates life

Previews: David Lyle – “Damaged Goods” @ 111 Minna

On October 2nd, David Lyle will be opening a new show at 111 Minna in San Francisco featuring a series of works collectively entitled Damaged Goods. The New York-based artist takes inspiration from found vintage photos which he recreates with a twist, seeding each image with unexpected modern day references. He further states – “These paintings are American moments for our psyches to reflect upon and yet they are personal satirical commentaries of events going on in  and around my life.” Discuss David Lye here.
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Openings: Aaron Horkey & Esao Andrews & João Ruas – “The Gilded Age” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Over the weekend, Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles opened the doors to The Gilded Age featuring new works by Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, and João Ruas. Co-curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace and Horkey himself, the duo set out to put together a “dream-team” exhibition, giving it a title that harkened back to the late 19th century and the industrial revolution.  Horkey ended up handpicking Andrews and Ruas to accompany him and the results are truly outstanding. Horkey even hand-drew the titles for each piece directly […]
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