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Openings: Nick Walker – “Entropy” @ Above Second (Hong Kong)

Last week, Nick Walker (interviewed) opened his new show at Above Second Gallery entitled Entropy. If in September, we brought you a look while the Bristol-based street artist was creating new body of work in his studio, so we come full circle now with a look at the artwork hanging in the Hong Kong showspace. Included are his new series of number pieces as well as stencils inspired by the local urban landscape. Discuss Nick Walker here.
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Showing: Karla Ortiz – “Omens” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Opening alongside The Gilded Age, Thinkspace brings us Karla Ortiz’s Omens in the gallery’s Project Room. The San Francisco illustrator has delivered several new graphite drawings, each a miniature view into the life of their subject. With a hint of shamanism, the renders provide plenty of mystery and wonder, despite their size. Omens will be on view until October 3rd.
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Openings: Daniel Arsham – “Fictional Archeology” @ Galerie Perrotin (Hong Kong)

Last week in Hong Kong, Daniel Arsham opened a new solo show entitled Fictional Archeology at Galerie Perrotin. Included were eroded sculptures featuring the human form inspired by the mummified remains from the volcanic eruption in Pompeii in 79 A.D, a contemporary look at how we may appear in the event of a similar disaster to future archeologists. Rounding out the show was a smaller version the installation seen last year in Miami (covered), a “future archaeological dig site” of modern day items like shoes, cameras, musical instruments, and phones made from chalk. […]
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Openings: Aaron Horkey & Esao Andrews & João Ruas – “The Gilded Age” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Over the weekend, Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles opened the doors to The Gilded Age featuring new works by Aaron Horkey, Esao Andrews, and João Ruas. Co-curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace and Horkey himself, the duo set out to put together a “dream-team” exhibition, giving it a title that harkened back to the late 19th century and the industrial revolution.  Horkey ended up handpicking Andrews and Ruas to accompany him and the results are truly outstanding. Horkey even hand-drew the titles for each piece directly […]
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Openings: Zaria Forman – “SLIP” @ Winston Wächter Fine Art

Last week, Winston Wachter Fine Art in New York hosted the opening of Zaria Forman’s exhibition entitled SLIP. Infused with climate change awareness, the pastel drawings from the Brooklyn-based artist documents subjects that range from the melting icebergs in Greenland to the rising sea levels that threaten the Maldives. Despite the rainy weather, fans braved the deluge to check out the her new work including her largest piece to date. Head over to The Hundeds for more photos if interested… Photo credit: Bobby Hundreds. Discuss Zaria Forman here.
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Openings: Mark Jenkins – “Still Life” @ Fabien Castanier Gallery

Over the weekend, a solo from Mark Jenkins (interviewed) opened at the Fabien Castanier Gallery in Los Angeles entitled Still Life. Aptly named, the exhibition featured mostly the American artist’s satirical and clever use of human forms as his form of art. Mirroring his street works, viewers can often time be taken unawares when thinking that his installations are actual people. Also seen are three-dimensional canvases as well as some of the tape sculptures that were his original claim to fame. Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.
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NuArt ’15 / Openings: Nuart Exhibition @ Tou Scene

After short speeches by festival organizers and benefactors, as well as the town’s mayor, the 2015 NuArt exhibition officially opened Saturday night at Tou Scene in Stavanger, Norway. The various tunnels of the sprawling arts complex of Tou Scene, a former brewery, provided the perfect venue for Nuart’s roster of artists to show off their creativity, style and imagination beyond what they are able to do on the streets. Together, the artists transformed the space with installations, murals, and photo and video projection to create […]
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Openings: Dan Quintana – “Diffused” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Over the weekend, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco hosted the opening of Dan Quintana’s lastest solo show. Entitled Diffused, the exhibition featured a dozen new oil paintings and several charcoal drawings on paper from the Los-Angeles based artist centered mainly around his ghostly portraiture, beautiful female characters surrounded by an aura of abstract elements. Rounding out the show was a large one off rug designed by Quintana with his imagery in mind. Photo credit: Odell Hussey. Discuss this show here. Discuss Dan Quintana here.
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Openings: Cleon Peterson – “Poison” @ Library Street Collective

Over the weekend, the Library Street Collective hosted the opening for a new show from Cleon Peterson in Detroit. Poison features new paintings featuring nightmarish scenes of violence and gore, nothing new to fans of the former assistant to Shepard Fairey. What is new though are the sculptural editions that Peterson has included in the new body of work, a natural next step to bringing his provocative imagery to life. Photo credit: Sal Rodriguez. Discuss this show here. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.
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Openings: Banksy – “Dismaland” (Day View)

After the exclusive press preview held on the 20th of August (covered), the 21st was day zero for Banksy’s newest and biggest show to date. From the early morning, locals started lining up for “locals only day,” the artist’s own initiative that offered 1,000 North Somerset people the chance to see and experience the it completely free – before its official opening. The evening (more on this later) of the same day was reserved for guests with invites that escalated into a huge party with music, live drummers […]