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Showing: Kid Zoom “Landed” @ Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art

Ian Strage aka Kid Zoom recently introduced his latest installation, Landed, for the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. With its focus on architecture, this large, site-specific sculptural work follows his solo exhibitions last year at the National Gallery of Victoria (covered), and at the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch (covered). For this piece, the Australian artist recreated his childhood home, a typical 1920′s suburban house that appears like it’s been dropped on the forecourt of the Art Gallery of South Australia. With it’s large size and odd positioning, taking […]
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Streets: Faith47 (Capetown)

Faith47 recently took part in the #ANOTHERLIGHTUP project in Capetown, whose goal is to “fund the installation of a street light system into one of Cape Town’s more dangerous neighbourhoods and empower individuals with the potential to be active agents in change.” The Capetown-based artist contributed a new mural & installation entitled Harvest. Using very limited by shiny color palette ranging between gold and gray, she painted an image of an African woman with a round emblem behind her. The contrast between the image and the surrounding is […]
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Openings: Andrew Hem – “Dream But Don’t Sleep” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

On Saturday night, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery opened their doors to an impressive new solo show from Andrew Hem (interviewed). Always willing to experiment with new imagery and to work on new ideas, the fresh paintings are powerful and full of vivid colors, a dream like distillation of his experiences and travels through the years. In addition, he has included a series of works are based on his studio, a theme that also rounds out the show in the form an installation at the entrance of the showspace.  Take […]
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Releases: Josh Keyes x Tiny Showcase – “The Hermit” & “Migratory Soul” Prints

Currently until Tuesday, March 11th, Tiny Showcase will have two prints available for purchase individually or as a set from Josh Keyes (interviewed). Although the originals were painted for different shows, the two pieces seemed destined to end up together due to their synchronous imagery. You can now add both for your collection for $60 or separately for $35 each with $10 from each sale donated to the Ocean Conservancy. Discuss Josh Keyes here.
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Studio Visits / Previews: Hysteria @ Maison Bertaux (London)

Ahead of their upcoming exhibition opening on March 12th at the legendary patisserie and gallery, Maison Bertaux, in Soho, London, we met up with the all girl collective HYSTERIA in their Hastings studio. Made up of Collagism, Aida Wilde and Shuby, the UK based collective creates colourful artworks  featuring eggs, legs, bananas, bunnies, cats, cupcakes, jewellery and bold iconography using mixed media collage and screenprinting techniques. Their new body of work explores their relationship between food, sex, gender and symbolism. Their interpretation of celebrity subversion devours pop culture serving […]
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Overtime: March 3 – March 9

More stories from the week that ended March 9 (click on bolded words for more information): Parker Ito’s show where he gave all of the pieces he created away for free. RIP: Norman Yonemoto, who died at the age of 67 following numerous strokes. Norway has chosen Jonas Dahlberg to create three memorial works for the 2011 Utøya massacre. Israel steps up effort in the search for Nazi looted art. David Toren is first American to file a lawsuit against Germany for return of artwork […]
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Streets: POSE (New York)

With Armory Week in full swing now in New York, be sure to stop by the Jonathan LeVine booth at VOLTA to check out new works from POSE. Also, while you in town, head to 188 Lafayette (Lafayette and Broome) to take in a new mural from the MSK affiliated writer featuring his recognizable style. This piece was painted for The L.I.S.A. Project NYC and is only phase one of the project with plans in place for POSE to paint the rest of the five-story wall later this year. Discuss POSE […]
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Streets: Andrew Schoultz @ SXSW

After attending this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii and completing a large collaborative mural for the event, Andrew Schoultz headed to Austin, Texas for his next project. Juxtapoz & Converse have teamed up to bring the Los Angeles-based artist to SXSW where he painted another big wall, this time with a sweet tank embellishment. Take a look at more photos below… Photos via the artist’s Instagram. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.
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Showing: AkaCorleone – “Find Yourself in Chaos” @ Underdogs Gallery

The Underdogs Gallery is Lisbon is currently showing a solo from a young illustrator, graphic designer, and visual artist, AkaCorleone. Otherwise known as Pedro Campiche, the Portuguese artist began as an active writer in Lisbon’s graffiti underworld, and has since started exhibiting his work in 2010. Find Yourself in Chaos is an excellent overview of his current works and ideas. As a versatile young spirit, AkaCorleone has no limitations when it comes to mediums, techniques or formats. Being “self-confessed obsessive with all things graphic and visual,” he […]
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POW WOW ’14 / Streets: Final Recap

After bringing you extensive coverage of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii, it’s time to recap the rest of murals that we didn’t have time to focus on. Along with local artists, the muralists travelled from all over the world (like Defer &  Norm whose calligraphy made a perfect background to Kamea Hadar’s overlaid face) to beautify the industrial district of Kaka’ako in Honolulu and to share in the aloha spirit. Enjoy the rest of the images below and see you next year! Discuss POW WOW here. Photo credit: […]