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Showing: Jessica Harrison – “Flash” @ Galerie LJ

Earlier this month, Jessica Harrison presented her first solo show in Paris at Galerie L.J. entitled Flash, a reference to tattoos which ties her new body of work together thematically. On display were a series that the Scottish artist is perhaps best known for, her play on classic porcelain figurines. For this particular group of sculptures, she has added body ink to the bodies of these ceramic ladies, surprising the viewer by altering something that is familiar. Rounding out the exhibition are also a series of three […]
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Previews: Jacub Gagnon – “World’s Collide” @ Thinkspace

Looking ahead to June, one of the exhibitions we will be looking forward to comes from Jacub Gagnon’s (interviewed) return (see 2012) to Thinkspace. The new show entitled World’s Collide will feature vivid & surreal portraits of the natural world, interacting in unique ways with objects and other creatures, often in clever associations or with plays of proportion. Head over for the opening at the Culver City gallery on June 21st if you are in town – also showing will be Brian Mashburn and Erica Rose […]
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Interviews: Lori Earley – “The Devil’s Pantomime” @ Opera Gallery (New York)

The Opera Gallery in New York is set to open a solo show from Lori Earley on June 7th marking her successful return after a long hiatus. Entitled The Devil’s Pantomime, her largest exhibition to date featuring 34 new paintings comprises of surreal portraits of her characteristic females. We talk to her about a reason why her women may look the way they do, her struggles with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and more in the interview below. Check out the Q&A’s as well as preview images and make plans to […]
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Openings: “Art Truancy – Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

The year was 1994, Pulp Fiction was ruling the box office, The Beastie Boys were blasting Sabotage and a group of artists out in sunny California were brainstorming on how to start a Kustom Kulture magazine, that (unbeknownst to them) would eventually go on to be the most widely distributed and influential art magazine in the world. Famed painter Robert Williams (originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico) was riding a California wave, while collaborator, Fausto Vitello, was ripping with his Thrasher Magazine success, and with some key […]
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Events/Releases: FriendsWithYou – “We Are FriendsWithYou” Book Signing @ MOCA

FriendsWithYou’s We Are FriendsWithYou has been released by publisher Rizzoli, and to celebrate, the duo of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III will be signing books and providing fans with an interactive experiential installation in MOCA’s Grand Ave courtyard. Sure to be a delight, participants will also be treated to a musical environment by Money Mark and have the opportunity to purchase limited edition products. The monograph includes contributions by Pharrell Williams, Alejandro Jodorowksy and Peter Doroshenko and is FWY’s first comprehensive book. All the […]
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Overtime: May 19 – May 25

More stories from the week that ended May 25 (click on bolded words for more information): Damien Hirst’s Gone But Not Forgotten sculpture raises $15mil. at Amfar fundraiser. RIP: Lynne Cohen, who died at the age of 69 following extended battle with lung cancer. Big fire breaks out at the Glasgow School of Art building. Lee Wen claims that he was attacked and left unconscious in bathroom at Hong Kong’s City University. Egypt has looting problem with its antiquities and is fighting it with spacecraft […]
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Project M/4 (Berlin) – Part II

We recently brought you a look at artists at work on the Urban Nation’s Project M/4 in Berlin, curated by Thinkspace. Participants including Andrew Schoultz, C215, Curiot, Fernando Chamarelli, Glenn Barr, Joao Ruas, Low Bros, Nosego, Word To Mother, Alexis Diaz (aka La Pandilla), Karl Addison, and Dabs Myla were asked to create large window murals as well as working on the facade of the building. Some of these artist along with many others were also asked to participate in a group exhibition (more on this […]
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Previews: Ana Bagayan – “Children of the Sun” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Tomorrow night in Los Angeles, the Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting the opening of Ana Bagayan’s (interviewed) newest solo show. Children of the Sun features paintings and drawings that are inspired by her fascination with our sun and the worlds around it with the title of the show referring to Ancient Armenia, before the introduction of Christianity. Based on the preview images, we think attendees will appreciate the mysterious and otherworldly feel of these new works. Discuss this show here. Discuss Ana Bagayan here.  
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Recap: artMRKT San Francisco

Last week, Bay Area art fans saw the annual Art Market San Francisco come through town. The international art fair held at the Festival Pavilion – Fort Mason Center had galleries, artists, and collectors alike taking advantage of the one week of the year where art was in especially in focus in SF. We have for you a small sample of what was on display for those who missed it, including the work or Joel Daniel Phillips (above) seen at the Hashimoto Contemporary booth. Photo credit: Ken Harman.
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Showing: Christian Rex van Minnen – “Glazed and Confused” @ Gallery Poulsen

The unique works of Christian Rex van Minnen are being introduced to Danish art lovers through his current exhibition titled Glazed and Confused at Gallery Poulen in Copenhagen. Opened since the 9th of May, the show includes a new series of van Minnen’s oils on canvas and panel, as well as entire new series of monotype unique works. The work of the Brooklyn-based artist is influenced by the old masters and their familiar techniques and styles. After mastering the traditional technique of oil painting, matching […]