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POW! WOW! Hawaii ’17 / Showing: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

Showing in associated POW! WOW! Hawaii through the tomorrow at the Honolulu Museum of Art School is the 4th annual Exploring The New Contemporary Movement group exhibition (see 2016 & 2015 & 2014) curated by Thinkspace. Artists were asked to contribute 12 x 12″ pieces leading to a visually conforming display of works. Rounding things out was a showcase for Shok-1 (seen below) and a Homer Simpson x Banksy parody installation by Oak Oak (seen above). Other participants include: Aaron Li-Hill, ABCNT, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Amy Sol, Baghead, Brian M. Viveros, Brian Washburn, Brooks Salzwedel, Bumblebeelovesyou, Carl Ashman, Christopher […]

Previews: Isaac Cordal – “Giza Komedia” @ SC Gallery

Tonight in Bilbao, Isaac Cordal opened a show at SC Gallery entitled Giza Komedia (Basque for The Human Comedy). The new body of work from the Galician artist will feature sculptural selections from his longstanding Cement Eclipses series as well as photograph documentation (as is his practice) of some of these pieces as interventions in the public space of Bilbao. As in the past, Cordal tries to shed light with his dark humor on sociopolitical issues, often through the lens of his little men in suits – either […]

POW! WOW! Hawaii ’17: Walking The Streets (Part 1)

When the call comes from POW! WOW! Hawaii for an artist to join the festivities, oftentimes it doesn’t take long for them to say YES! The annual get together is almost like a reunion of sorts as participants around the world get to see their friends and colleagues again – in an idyllic island setting. The main attraction of the event of course are the plethora of opportunities to catch public art in progress, all centered in the Kakaako district of Honolulu. While walking the streets, we […]

Projects: Escif – “Breath” (Italy)

Spanish artist Escif recently teamed up with Incipit Art to create a unique environmental project to reforest Mount Olivella – BREATH. The idea is to share a huge global consciousness message with the world, written with 5,000 new trees that will be planted on Mount Olivella, rising above the Gulf of Sapri, in Southern Italy. Deforested by the middle of 1700s, with serious consequences such as the hydro geological instability which still causes floods in the surrounding areas, this 1,025 meter high mountain is a symbol of the crisis that […]

Previews: “Welcome to New Jersey” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

After 12 years in New York, Jonathan LeVine Gallery has relocated to Jersey City at Mana Contemporary. Their inaugural show in the new space is entitled Welcome to New Jersey and opens on February 18th. The impressive roster for the group exhibition includes: Adam Wallacavage, AJ Fosik, Alessandro Gallo (seen above), Alex Diamond, Andy Kehoe, Ashley Wood, Augustine Kofie, Beth Cavener, Camille Rose Garcia, Carlos Ramirez, Chloe Early, Cryptik, Dan Witz, Diego Gravinese, Dylan Egon, Eloy Morales, Erik Jones, EVOL, Gary Taxali, Handiedan, Haroshi, Hush, Jeff Soto, Jeremy […]

Previews: Mehdi Ghadyanloo – “Spaces of Hope” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

Howard Griffin Gallery recently announced their upcoming off-site project in the industrial 14,000 square foot Ambika P3 exhibition space in central London. On March 2nd, they will be opening Spaces Of Hope, a three day only solo exhibition of new paintings and installations from Mehdi Ghadyanloo. Two year since his last show with the gallery (covered) and few months after his successful public commission in the United States (covered), the Iranian artist will be presenting a new body of work influenced by the unstable times of modern history. Combining the experiences of […]

Overtime: Feb 6 – Feb 12

More stories from the week that ended Feb 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Petzel’s We need to talk…  show in David Ebony’s list of top 10 New York gallery shows this winter. RIP: Dahlov Ipcar, who passed away at the age of 99. RIP: Arlyn Pillay, who passed away at the age of 35 after being shot by his brother. Fifteen masked men break into Visual Culture Research Center, destroys an exhibition, and steals artworks Manaf Halbouni’s vertical bus installation intended as a monument to […]

KAWS Releasing Remaining Stock Of “BFF” Plush (Black Version)

For those who missed the original blue colorway of KAWS’ BFF plush (covered) in Thailand, there was another chance with the recent slate of black versions that were released in conjunction with his exhibition in Texas (covered). Limited to 3000, these were not easy to come by either but here is another opportunity for fans out there as the Brooklyn-based artist will be re-releasing some leftover stock tomorrow (9 PST) on his website for $200 each. One can only hope there will be another color added when his upcoming […]

Studio Visits: Zio Ziegler

Only six years since his graduation with a BFA in painting from RISD and five years since debut solo show in LA, Zio Ziegler has established himself as an important figure in contemporary and urban art world. Whether through his murals around San Francisco,  Tokyo, Los Angeles, London or Milan, or through paintings shown in galleries and fairs worldwide, he’s been steadily paving his way with prodigious dedication and unmistakable intricately patterned visual language. We recently talked with him about what he is working on these days and what stage his artistic […]

POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Previews: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

This Sunday, POW! WOW! Hawaii (more info here) kicks off with a re-occurring show curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum of Art School entitled Exploring The New Contemporary Movement (see 2016 & 2015 & 2014). As in the past, the format is 12 x 12″ works, leading to a visually congruent display of artworks, some of which were inspired by island life. Oak Oak will also be presenting an installation as part of the exhibition and Shok-1 will be the featured artist. Participating artists this year include: Aaron Li-Hill, ABCNT, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Amy Sol, Baghead, Brian M. Viveros, Brian Washburn, Brooks Salzwedel, […]