The Oakland Museum of California is currently showing Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California, which is an exhibition focused on the “histories and social forces that changed the face of art in—and beyond—the Golden State.” The show includes early influnces by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in San Francisco in the 1930s, all the way to the vibrant new Mission scene from the 1990s through the present, including Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, and Amy Franceschini. The outdoor installations are organized by artist Ruby Neri, and they feature an emerging […]
Category Archives: Sculpture
Laboratório de Actividades Criativas in Lagos, Portgual, is currently has an group exhibition on view which resulted after their ARTURb 2014 project. For the 4th consecutive year, this art organization invited urban artists from Europe and around, for an artistic residency at their headquarters in an old prison facility with the current edition including Sepe from Poland, Mario Belem from Portugal, Borondo from Spain, Dome from Germany, Aryz from Spain and Pipsqueak from The Netherlands. Each of the artists created public murals in town, as well […]
Along with the launch of Frieze Art Week in London was the opening of the Frieze Sculpture Park, curated by Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Located in the beautiful surroundings of the English Garden, the display of work features contemporary sculptures alongside historical pieces, with new works by both established and emerging artists represented by Frieze London and Frieze Masters exhibitors. This year’s participating artists included Caroline Achaintre, Reza Aramesh, George Condo, Michael Craig-Martin, Martin Creed, Gabriele De Santis, Matt Johnson, KAWS (seen above), […]
Last week, just prior to the opening of the Frieze Art Fair in London, the Paul Stolper Gallery hosted the opening for a new solo from Damien Hirst. Consisting of sculptural works and screen prints of medical paraphernalia including medicine bottles, pharmaceutical boxes, ampoules, syringes, a scalpel, and drug packaging all blown up to larger scale, fans can see how this body of work entitled SCHIZOPHRENOGENESIS is an extension of his pill cabinet installations. Hirst further states – “Pills are a brilliant little form, better than any minimalist art. […]
In another collaboration (see McFetridge here) that makes sense for both parties, Heath Ceramics in Los Angeles will be presenting a show from Brendan Monroe (interviewed) early next month. Blobography will feature organic sculptural forms from the Bay Area-based artist, which have always been an extension of his science-influenced imagery. Tickets to the opening reception on November 1st are available here. Discuss Brendan Monroe here.
As a followup to his stained glass watchtower in 2012 (covered), Tom Fruin created a new installation last month at the Brooklyn Bridge Park for the Dumbo Arts Festival. Entitled Kolonihavehus, the house created from plexiglass was a hit with visitors during the day and at night, although it was particularly stunning lit up once the sun went down. Temporarily inhabited by duo CoreAct, attendees of the event were able to see the art structure enhanced by a collaborative physical performance. Via Colossal.
On September 11th, AM attended the solo from Los Angeles-based artist Wayne White at New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery. Entitled Invisible Ruler, the new body of work includes his signature word paintings showing alongside a series on paper he created during a residency at the Rauschenberg Foundation. Completing the exhibition was a group of 15 foot kinetic sculptures, hand constructed from cardboard, highlighting his talents from a time back when he worked on production design for Pee-wee’s Playhouse from which he has won three Emmy Awards. […]
Currently showing in London at Victorio Miro, Pumpkins from Yayoi Kusuma is an exhibition that features one of her most famous motifs. The celebration of the fruit in question was approached from different angles by Kusama, utilizing her various skill sets – paintings, large mosaic sculptures inside the gallery, and bronzes in the water garden. Despite the familiarity of the iconic subject matter for the Japanese artist, the bronzes do represent the first time she has worked in that medium on such a large scale and they alone are […]
Tomorrow, September 19th, Pryce Lee will unveil a brand new exhibition in Mexico City’s Anonymous Gallery. Entitled Fish in a Barrel, this fresh body of work continues his exploration of the fragility & violence that is part of human society with his signature bullet embedded sculptures. This show also serves as the inaugural exhibition for Anonymous Gallery’s new space in Mexico. This fascinating show is a must see if you’re in the region and will be up until October 26th. Lee actually has travelled to Mexico to work in […]
Right on the heals of a successful opening of his solo in Los Angeles (covered), KAWS has returned for a second engagement at Harbour City in Hong Kong. The star of the event was a new sculptural installation featuring a cluster of his signature companion figures entitled Clean Slate, situated in the Ocean Terminal forecourt where his previous massive Passing Through companion could be seen back in 2010 (covered). Complementing this was the New York-based artist’s imagery all along the corridor leading into the shopping complex […]