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Preview: “Hammer Projects: Maya Hayuk” @ Hammer Museum

After showing her works in a couple of solo and group shows in the US and Europe recently, working on some huge public murals, releasing a sold out edition with Pictures On Walls, and releasing a line of swimsuits and bikinis with Billabong, American artist Maya Hayuk is opening her first solo museum show stateside at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Known for her symmetrical compositions, bright, lush, and often transparent colors, drips and woven patterns, Hayuk’s work is a perfect blend of traditional Ukrainian crafts […]

Francesco Igory Deiana Installation at RVCA (SF)

Francesco Igory Deiana (featured) recently finished an installation in the window of RVCA on Haight St in SF. Using wood and spray paint, he built a structure using his recognizable geo elements painted with bright neon red and orange color with dark cloudy stains over them. With a such distinctive setup, the San Francisco-based artist definitely managed to get the store window more noticeable on this famous, already very bright and colorful street. Due to the size of the installation and the time limitations, Deiana couldn’t work […]

Preview: Bumblebee’s Lemonade Stand Installation and “Morning Air” Print Release

For those fortunate enough to be in Southern California this time of year, Bumblebee will be presenting a one day pop-up installation this Sunday, August 11th on the world-famous Venice Beach Boardwalk. Bumblebee’s Lemonade Stand will not be serving citrus beverages, but instead will have artwork for sale (see preview images below) and also an exclusive print release. The exact location has not yet been locked down due to changes in available spots on the boardwalk, so please follow @bumblebeelovesyou on Instagram for updates regarding […]

Openings: Push – “Adaptation” @ Known Gallery

For those who missed the three day only showing from PUSH at the Known Gallery, our friends at LA Taco have some photos of the event. Presented by Simple Mobile, Adaptation featured a setup from the LA-based graffiti artist that cleverly brought his signature patterns indoors, which at the same time transformed his usual 2D work into a three-dimensional interactive walkthrough installation. More photos below… Photo credit: LA Taco. Discuss PUSH here.

55th Venice Biennale – Highlights

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the 55th Venice Biennale, you have till November 24th to experience the cacophony of visual styles. This year, the Biennale features an Encyclopedic Palace, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, 88 national pavilions, 47 collateral shows, a series of lectures, performances, debates and events, François Pinault’s two exhibition spaces and the Fondazione Prada. The words “art fatigue” do not begin to describe how you’ll feel at the end of a week spent hopping on and off vaporetti and crossing […]

Showing: Crimes of Minds 2013 (Brest)

During 3 years the Crimes of Minds project invited local and international artists to create 21 murals across the city of Brest (France), transforming the city into an urban art museum (see previous coverage here).  To celebrate the end of the project and launch of a book documenting the process, a retrospective exhibition has been organized within 22 000 sq meters former warehouse, a perfect opportunity for artists to display artworks but also perform some  live painting. Featuring Liliwenn (FR),  Jef Aerosol (FR), Guy Denning (UK), […]

Showing: ROA – “PAN-ROA’S Box” @ INOPERAbLE

You may remember street nomad ROA’s successful show at INOPERAbLE back in 2011 (covered). With a schedule that includes traveling more often than not, the in-demand street muralist only recently stopped by his home country for an exhibition (covered), before he headed out to Vienna again for PAN-ROA’S Box. Featuring a signature mix of found objects and interactive paintings of his dissected animal characters, the exhibition is a worthy destination for those in the area through August 31st. Photo credit: INOPERAbLE. Discuss this show here. Discuss ROA here.

FriendsWithYou Installation For Hyundai

Last time FriendsWithYou gifted Asia with an installation, it was in Hong Kong (2012) with an inflatable bouncing creation featuring some of their signature happy-go-lucky characters. This time around, Happy Gift was a 25-feet wide piece, commissioned by the Hyundai, which was publicly exhibited during the month of May at the Hyundai Department Gardens in Seoul. As you can see, it was a big hit for all who were able to interact with the duo’s work. Discuss FriendsWithYou here.

Brett Amory – “Twenty-Four in New York” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Last month, AM attended the opening of Brett Amory’s (featured) new solo show entitled Twenty-Four in New York. For his second showing at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (alongside POSE & REVOK), the SF-based artist continued his series of works documenting various locations in selected cities, all in one hour increments. Rounding out the paintings, were the display of found objects at the spots he featured as well as a site-specific installation which incorporated a magazine stand with structural components. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Brett Amory here.

Daniel Arsham for Fashion Outlets of Chicago

Scheduled to open next month, the new Fashion Outlets of Chicago may be somewhere art fans in the area should plan a visit for. Artists (see full list here) like Daniel Arsham, FriendsWithYou, and Jen Stark were commissioned to create installation pieces for the new venue (arranged by The Arts Initiative & Primary Projects). We’re looking forward to seeing the final product, but for now, take a look at Arsham in action as he works on getting his part of the project just right. Discuss […]