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Setup: EVOL – “Unreal Estate” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Counting down to the last days of the EVOL exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, here is a look back at the Berlin-based artist setting up for the show. Specializing in the reproduction of urban structures in the miniature on the streets, his work is intrinsically suited for the transition into the indoor setting. For Unreal Estate, his cardboard & stenciled constructions are commenting on the current state of the real estate market and comparing it to the post-wall, pre-gentrified East Berlin. He further states – “Society is constantly […]
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Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s Food Face Portraits As Sculptures By Philip Haas

Currently (thru October 18th) at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Philip Haas has installed his larger than life sculptures that take Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s famous face portraits (made from fruits, vegetables, flowers) into the third dimension. Taking inspiration from the Renaissance painter’s The Four Seasons set of paintings, Haas has impressively recreated the characters in 360 degrees and at fifteen feet high and placed them on the south lawn of the museum. Make sure you head inside to check out the smaller scale models as well if you plan to visit. […]
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Previews: Yoskay Yamamoto x Sunny Side Up Studio – “Pothead” @ GR2 Gallery

This Sunday, July 19th, from 2 – 5 PM, Sunny Side Up Studio will be holding a pre-release event at GR2 Gallery for their Pothead line of products designed by co-founder Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed). Featuring the signature facial features seen in sculptural pieces from the Los Angeles-based artist, the hand-made plant holder comes in two colors – white and yellow – and are priced at $80 each. Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
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Showing: Thierry Noir – “Jazz” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

After setting up Thierry Noir’s London retrospective (covered) and a Los Angeles show (covered), Howard Griffin Gallery invited the legendary Berlin wall artist to put together another solo show that celebrates his second biggest love – music. Jazz was planned as a synthesis between the worlds of art and music through the colorful and playful filter of Noir’s practice, and it resulted in an overwhelming sensory experience from the floor to the ceiling of the gallery. While living in vibrant Berlin in the 80s, the French-born artist was constantly influenced […]
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Update: Kate MccGwire

Known of her undulating sculptural creations through the unconventional use of feathers, Kate MccGwire currently has some works on display at various locales. Some of her pieces are at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol alongside work from Peter Randall-Page (through September 10th) – you can read more about it here. Also, she has joined the ranks the prestigious Glasstress 2015 Gotika at the 56th Venice Biennale (through November 22nd) with a large floor installation using Berengo black glass and crow feathers entitled Siren (seen above). Lastly, she currently is […]
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Previews / Setup: Faile – “Savage/Sacred Young Minds” @ Brooklyn Museum

With the opening fast approaching at the end of next week, Faile (featured) has ramped up their setup for their solo at the Brooklyn Museum. Entitled Savage/Sacred Young Minds, the exhibition from the locally-based artistic duo will features a diverse selection of works from their oeuvre including multimedia installations, large-scale paintings, and sculptures as well as a revival of the Deluxx Fluxx Arcade with their long time collaborator Bast. As you can see above, the Patricks will also be installing their Temple project that first made its appearance for PortugalArte ‘10. See you on July 10th. […]
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Showing: Jan Kalab – “Extra” @ Villa Pelle

On the 29th of June, Jan Kalab (featured) opened his ninth solo show at the Villa Pelle in Prague, showing pieces created exclusively for this event. After introducing his art at fairs worldwide, this was an opportunity to put his work on display in his homeland. The Czech artist uses a lot of geometry elements and pure, bright colors in creating his pieces, which often blur the distinction between art and design. His minimalist visual language has been affected by his graffiti work, when minimalism was a necessity. […]
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Recap: Art Basel ’15 (Part II)

Last week, AM visited Basel Week Switzerland, with the highlight being the main fair – Art Basel. After the first part of our coverage earlier this week, we now have a second set of photos for you to enjoy fro the 46th edition of the fair. Take a look at what you missed (including the Galerie Perrotin booth above with Jean-Michel Othoniel & KAWS), as well as some shot from other satellite fairs (click here for shots of SCOPE and VOLTA). Photo credit: @gamma888 for Arrested Motion.
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Recap: Art Basel ’15 (Part I)

After sharing photos from the SCOPE and VOLTA fairs we visited during Basel Week Switzerland, we now turn our attention to the main fair. Art Basel’s 46th edition included booths from 284 leading galleries from 33 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, presenting the work of more than 4,000 artists. As the preeminent blue chip art event in the world, dealers presented the best of the best from their roster. Take a look at Part I of our coverage starting with the famous […]
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Openings: Brusk – ‘Ad Vitam Eternam’ @ Galerie Itinerrance

Member of the Da Mental Vaporz crew, Brusk, is one of the more versatile street artist in France through the mastering of techniques in graffiti, but also lightgraff, sculpture, installation and 3D animation. For his first Parisian show AD VITAM ETERNAM? at Galerie Itinerrance, he concentrated more than twenty years of exceptional practice on a series of paintings and sculptures. All his imagery is there: ripped icons, symbols of polluted consumerism, children drawings made out of acid colors, ironic references to the masters. Also, he chose to revisit Magritte’s Red […]