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POW! WOW! Long Beach ’18 / Previews: “Vitality and Verve III” @ LBMA

Tomorrow (June 30th), Vitality and Verve III will open to the public (private gala tonight) at the Long Beach Museum of Art, presented in curatorial collaboration with Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Projects and the support of POW! WOW! Long Beach. The third iteration of the group exhibition highlighting artists from the “New Contemporary Art Movement” features an excellent roster including Sergio Garcia and Saber who collaborated on a cool installation featuring Garcia’s sculpture of Saber’s hand in mid spray with the graffiti artist providing his tag. […]

Previews: Alvaro Naddeo – “AmeriCan’t” @ Thinkspace

Tomorrow night (June 30th) in Los Angeles, Thinkspace Gallery will be presenting new works from Alvaro Naddeo in their project room. Continuing the locally-based artist’s focus on the ideas of waste, overconsumption and social inequality, AmeriCan’t includes a selection of watercolor on paper works that create impossible structures from urban detritus and discarded items. Born in Brazil, Naddeo has also lived in Lima, New York, and now LA, experiences that shape what he paints along with influences from his time working in advertising.

Showing: Nicolas Romero – “Empathy/a” @ The Diogenes Club

Nicolas Romero, also known by his alias Ever/Siempre, currently has a solo show on view at The Diogenes Club in LA. The space for experimental art projects in Los Angeles’ Frog Town neighborhood is hosting his latest series of works titled Empathy/a. Continuing projects with a strong conceptual note, the exhibition addresses the relationships we have with objects, a subject that the Argentinian artist has been touching on of late. The works represent allegorical presentations of our feelings through objects that reveal these internal aspects of individuals. Starting with […]

Previews: “Suggestivism: Resonance 2018” @ Spoke Art (New York)

On July 7th, Spoke Art’s New York location will be hosting the Suggestivism: Resonance 2018 group exhibition. The long running series of shows are the brainchild of artist Nathan Spoor, who is curating the roster as well as contributing a piece to the show. Combining the talents of over 50 artists, the plan is to showcase “both emerging and established artists, the exhibition encapsulates the Suggestivist art movement, incorporating elements of narrative storytelling, figurative works and imagined universes.” Participating Artists: Esao Andrews | Jana Brike | […]

Streets: Ernest Zacharevic (New York)

A couple of days ago, Ernest Zacharevic made this new playful yet emotive intervention on the streets of NYC. Titled Human Flow, the piece was directly inspired by Ai Weiwei’s documentary from which the artist borrowed the title, feeling the urge to produce a work that passes along its important message. The image features a group of little kids floating on safety rings accompanied by picture-book like birds. Painted likely on cutout wood panels, the piece was installed on a color matching blue facade on Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn, and […]

Showing: Laura Berger – “The Sun Is Between Us” @ Andenken gallery

Andeken Gallery in Amsterdam is currently hosting the European debut solo exhibition from Laura Berger titled The Sun Is Between Us. For this showcase, the Chicago-based artist created a series of new acrylics on cradled wood panels along with ceramic sculptures from her Lapis Sculptura series. Using the female figure as the focus subject in her work, Berger creates simple flat imagery using a limited color palette of clay-like hues. Through simple shapes depicted with thin outlines, she constructs elegant figures that are interacting with each other and […]

Showing: Javier Calleja – “I hope you don’t mind” @ Yusto/Giner Gallery

Earlier this month, Yusto/Giner in Spain opened a solo show from Javier Calleja entitled I hope you don’t mind. Filling the gallery space of his hometown of Malaga, the new body of work features cartoonish portraits of his doe-eyed children mixed in with text like “Hero”, “I Hope You Don’t Mind”, and “Here And Now.” Rounding out the rest of exhibition from the Nara protege is a 3D figure as well as an emphatic “Done” painted on the walls next to one of his works. Discuss Javier Calleja here. […]

Releases: Glenn Barr – “Otaku Print Set”

Currently available through July 10th, an “Otaku Print Set” featuring the work of Glenn Barr is available at 1xRUN. Compiling four 11 x 13″ prints together (Used Heroes, Godzilla’s Ghost, Astro Defiance, Monster Zero), the Detroit-based artist has created images that fanboys will instantly notice with characters like Astroboy, Ultraman, and Godzilla populating his surreal world. The signed and numbered examples of Barr’s retro-futuristic style can be had for $50 and can be purchased here for those interested. Discuss Glenn Barr here.

Interviews: Gary Stranger

Art historian Hector Campbell recently sat down with British artist Gary Stranger to discuss his background in graffiti, artistic and commercial collaboration, the evolution of his gallery work, and his experiences with curation. Gary also recently teamed up with art collective Fluorescent Smogg to release a new limited edition sculpture and print set (seen above), available here. Enjoy the questions and answers below… Hector Campbell (HC): Hailing from a graffiti background, as part of the MSK crew, you have a long history of painting on the […]

Recap: Pejac – “Waterline” (Paris)

For a just a few days leading up and through the last weekend, Pejac held a special showing of his work inside an old ‘péniche’ boat moored right next to Notre-Dame. Entitled Waterline, the exhibition consisted of around 30 drawings and studies on paper as well as a couple clever installations. Evident in the work displayed were some elements of the Spanish artist’s work that make him special including commentary on environmental and socio-political issues, art history references, technical skill, and his dark humor. Photo credit: @SashaBogojev. Discuss Pejac here.
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