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Showing: Bäst – “SEAFOAM” @ Eric Firestone Gallery

Currently showing at the Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton through July 2nd is a new exhibition from Bäst. SEAFOAM features the NY-based street artist’s gritty paintings, mixed-media, and sculptural works, many of which use found materials from his home shores of Coney Island. The pieces for this solo feature his characteristic use of layering and collaging (with bits and pieces of advertisements and magazines) as well as display his re-occuring predilection for the use of many eyes in his portraiture. Take a look at more photos we took below, including […]

James Turrell – “Akhob” @ Loius Vuitton City Center (Las Vegas)

James Turrell, who just opened his first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 over the weekend at the Guggenheim, also has an interesting project in Las Vegas. The American artist, whose work deals with light, color, and space, has created a permanent installation, Akhob, at the Louis Vuitton at City Center, (on the fourth floor which can be seen by appointment only). Reviving a longstanding collaborative relationship with the fashion house, the room floods your retina with high pigment fields of light. Via Hyperallergic.

Upcoming: Mark Dean Veca for “California-Pacific Triennial” @ OCMA

At the end of the month (June 30th), the Orange County Musuem of Art will be opening their 2013 California-Pacific Triennial. This survey of contemporary art draws from a cross-section of countries from throughout the Pacific Rim and will include a diverse list of artists this year including the locally-based Mark Dean Veca (interviewed). As you can see, he is already on site working on a sweet installation featuring his modern Toile de Jouy aesthetic. You can follow his progress on his Instagram here. Discuss Mark Dean Veca here.

Showing: “Work In Progress” (Presented by Swire Properties) – Hong Kong

With the public opening scheduled for today (10am – 7pm daily), here is a look at the final murals and installations for the Work In Progress show in Hong Kong. Curated by Above Second Gallery, the show will be held in the soon to be demolished Somerset House (13th Floor, Taikoo Place, Island East) provided by Swire Properties and will feature the work of Vhils, Cyrcle, Meggs, Rone, Cannonball Press, Victor Ash, and Beastman. Check out a photo of some of the participants and organizers above as well as an extensive look […]

Upcoming: “Work In Progress” @ Above Second (Pop-Up)

Coming later this week, the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong will be curating a group exhibition featuring Vhils, Cyrcle, Meggs, Rone, Cannonball Press, Victor Ash, and Beastman. With some artists already in town doing their part (see Vhils above and below) and more artists scheduled to arrive soon, the show hosted in an empty building owned by Swire Properties (13th Floor, Somerset House, Taikoo Place, Island East) is taking shape as we speak, which speaks to its title – Work In Progress. It will be […]

Installations: Herbert Baglione “Obituary” @ FIFTY24MX

Brazilian artist Herbert Baglione recently visited Mexico City for the opening of his newest solo show “Obituary” @ Fifty24Mx gallery. The new show  includes new paintings and installations by the artist. It is part of his continuing body of work he started at Contemporary Art Museum of Bogota in August of 2012, strongly inspired by death, human imperfection, and spiritual rebirth. The exhibition integrates photography, installation, drawing, and painting made ​​with Baglione’s own blood. This radical method of creating art is actually turning his work process into […]

Showing: Letha Wilson – Landmarks and Monuments @ Art in General

NYC nonprofit art space Art in General currently has an excellent exhibition by Letha Wilson, entitled Landmarks and Monuments. The show consists mostly of Wilson’s photo-based sculptures—many of which were created and installed specifically for the site. In the center of the gallery, a floor-to-ceiling photograph of a moonrise curves around one of the space’s support columns. On one side of the room, an image of a tree is pressed into the drywall with a two-by-four. And across, a Southwestern landscape is installed over a window, […]

Showing: “Extraction” @ The Hole

The Hole gallery in New York continues it’s run of great shows. This one is a group exhibition titled Extraction and it’s focus on new approaches in abstract painting. This showcase features an expansive list of artists such as Ara Peterson, Chris Johanson, Cory Arcangel, Gerhard Richter, Kadar Brock, Mark Flood, Peter Sutherland, Sam Moyer, Wade Guyton, Xylor Jane to name a few and aims to show how this current generation of artists’ take on conveying the non-figurative. Check out this excellent show below.

Openings: Tracey Emin – “I Followed You To The Sun” @ Lehmann Maupin (26th Street))

Tracey Emin recently revealed a duo gallery show at New York’s Lehmann Maupin. Entitled I Followed You To The Sun, this massive show featuring 100 works of art was displayed at both it’s 26th Street and Chrystie Street gallery locations. We had the pleasure of visiting the 26th St. location to view a diverse selection of mediums which the YBA (Young British Artist) alumnus created for this showcase, including paintings, drawings and of course her signature neon installation. At the center of this exhibition is seven […]

Videos: Berndnaut Smilde – “Making Clouds”

Berndnaut Smilde‘s work is defined by the temporary and the ephemeral. It lives for a few seconds and disappears, without a trace that it was ever there, documented only through photographs and video. The Avant/Garde Diaries recently recorded one of his clouds in the Green Room of the Veterans Building in downtown San Francisco. A small crowd was there to witness a smoke machine create billowing smoke forming a luscious, cotton candy-like shape in the middle of the Beaux-Arts chamber before it vaporized into haze, […]