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Previews: Matzu // Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Oh Magic Night” @ HOCA Foundation

Starting March 19th, to coincide with Art Basel Hong Kong, the HOCA Foundation will be presenting a new solo from Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) featuring “mythological guardians, fictional tableaux and ornate abstraction.” Entitled Oh Magic Night, the exhibition at Shop 305, The Pulse (No. 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay) will see the Brooklyn-based return to the city-state after an impressive installation at Harbour City Hong Kong in 2014 (covered). The Japanese artist takes a bicultural approach to creating imagery, in techniques chosen, and as well as in selecting the concepts and themes […]

Installation: Banksy’s – “Walled Off Hotel” (Bethlehem)

Earlier today, Banksy revealed his latest project to a select group of journalists, far from where they are usually looking. Back in the West Bank area for the third time, the elusive artist officially opened Walled Off Hotel. After painting the much hated Israeli West Bank wall more than a decade ago, then creating a series of related works only two years ago (covered), the British artist once again brings attention to one of the most turbulent places in the world. Announced as an actual boarding house that will be open for bookings […]

Releases: James Jean – TMNT Villains Figures

Following up on the first phase of his  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collaboration with Good Smile in 2014 (covered), James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing some of the villains from the cartoon series, films, and comic books. The Japanese manufacturer of hobby products is teaming up with Nickelodeon and Jean to design new collectible versions of Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady and Krang. It looks like first up will be their archenemy Shredder (preorder here) and also an offer of a limited edition aluminum art print (seen below) for those that eventually order all four. Tipped off […]

Releases: Luke Chueh – “The Prisoner (Oxycontin)” Figure

This Saturday (February 25th, 5-9pm), Luke Chueh (interviewed) will be releasing the OxyContin 20Mg variant of The Prisoner figure based on one of his paintings. The pink version features one of the Los Angeles-based artist’s signature sad bears sitting entrapped in a pill bottle (just like his Vicodin edition). Those attending can expect drinks, music, food, giveaways, as well as a associated print release. Discuss Luke Chueh here.

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 […]

Releases: Kris Kuksi – “Claudius” Figure

Through Joshua Liner Gallery, Kris Kuksi recently released the first limited edition figure from what will an ongoing series of sculptural editions. Entitled Claudius and produced in a run of 50, each piece shares a central figure but is adorned with unique elements creating something akin to the sculptor’s signature assemblage work. These one of a kind variations will ship in Plexiglas display case and will cost $550. Those interested can contact the gallery (editions@joshualinergallery.com). Discuss Kris Kuksi here.

Openings: Jeremiah Jenkins – “Everything Must Go” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Earlier this month, Hashimoto Contemporary opened a solo show from Jeremiah Jenkins entitled Everything Must Go. The new body of work includes sculptural works from the local artist that display his signature wit and novel technique of dismantling an item’s original form and recreating it in a way to make the viewer think. The most delightful pieces come from his Trophy series where the ubiquitous golden figures seen on top of the common prizes appear to have taken a lives of their own. Photo credit: Shaun Roberts.

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, […]

Recap: LA Art Show 2017

Last month, the LA Art Show retuned to Downtown Los Angeles at the LA Convention Center featuring work from artists, galleries, and institutions all around the world. For the first time they included some on-site programming from eight SoCal art institutions including the Broad, the Getty, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Autry Museum of the American West, the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach and the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center in Anaheim, as well as the UCLA […]
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