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Art Focus: Tom McKinley

It’s time for another Art Focus, with this edition introducing the work of Tom McKinley. The San Francisco based artist works in oils, creating paintings of mid-century and modern homes seen typically from outside, often times illuminated by twilight. Rendered in a photo-realistic style, the unoccupied architectural gems filled with art and furniture almost make a viewer feel like a voyeur as well as a little envious of spaces that we may never have. Take a look at more examples of his work below… Via Mashkulture.
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Overtime: March 10 – March 16

More stories from the week that ended March 16 (click on bolded words for more information): Jesse Krimes creates 39-Panel mural made from bedsheets, hair gel and newspapers while in prison. 18 Chinese artists (calligraphers, painters, poets) were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Dodge Gallery in NYC’s Lower East Side will close after four years in business. International Center of Photography set to close its Midtown museum. Elmgreen & Dragset’s Prada Marfa heavily defaced and vandalized. Elmgreen & Dragset respond. Emil Nolde painting stolen from […]
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Streets: Maya Hayuk – Bowery & Houston Mural (Part II)

Last month, AM caught up with Brooklyn based artist Maya Hayuk as she braved the polar vortex conditions that have plagued NYC all winter. Spending more than a week hand painting the entire Bowery and Houston mural with her signature style, she was finally able to completed her visual contribution to the iconic New York street corner. Sadly, a week later some vandals defaced her work, but Maya did return to reverse their damage soon after. Check out more photos of the mural fresh after completion below… […]
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Studio Visits: Swoon – VNA “NYC Takeover 2.0″ @ Supra NYC

During January, our friends at Very Near Almost (VNA) invited us to come along on a visit to Swoon (interviewed) Brooklyn studio while they conducted an intimate photo shoot for their 25th issue. Swoon and her crew graciously opened up their sun-drenched Red Hook space and allowed us to watch them work on some upcoming projects. Typically, Swoon’s creative process involves a multitude of techniques, from hand cut lino blocks to drawings, delicate hand cut patterns to intricately sown finishings. There isn’t a detail that isn’t […]
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Streets: 2501 x Pastel – “Mirrorless” Project (Miami)

Recently, we received final photos & video footage of an independent project that took place in Wynwood, Miami, during Art Basel Week last year. Initiated by the artists 2501 and Pastel, the Mirrorless project involves three crucial subjects – artist, home and people, that are actually the key elements of works through their interaction with the elements of the installation. By creating and installing artworks and mirror surfaces around four different buildings, the Italian-Argentinian art duo played with simple optical illusions that were created. The artists got their inspiration […]
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Streets: GILF! – “Gentrification in Progress” (New York)

Since her performance art/installation piece “Define Progress” (video below) from the Surplus Candy group show a couple months ago, Brooklyn-based artist GILF! continues to raise awareness around the topic of gentrification in New York City. With the recent closing of the graffiti mecca 5Pointz in Long Island City, the murals that once graced the walls of the block long building was white washed as the precursor for demolition. Now the warehouse complex known for graffiti around the world for over two decades will house two high-rise […]
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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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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 […]