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Releases: Saber – “Chrome Whips” Hand Painted Series

After painting a sublime mural (covered here) at POW! WOW! Hawaii with his friend Kevin Ancell, SABER (interviewed) went right back to work when he returned to Los Angeles. This new series of originals that he made available on his website is entitled Chrome Whips, created with his reduction style using scratch tools and rags. Created in an edition of 10, sized at 24″ x 34.5″, with each unique – adding this to your collection will cost you $500. Saber further states – “This reductive process is perfect for my […]
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Previews: “Japanese Human Sensors” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

This Saturday night, April 4th, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (529 West 20th Street), a new group exhibition will be opening concurrently with ROA’s solo. Curated by Tokyo’s Gallery Kogure, Japanese Human Sensors will feature work from Fuco Ueda (seen above), Takahiro Hirabayashi, Takato Yamamoto, and Yuko Soi. Take a look at some more examples of the other artist’s work below…
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Releases: New Faile Book Covers

We can’t help but be enamored by the book covers that Faile (featured) releases every now and then. Well, the time has come for another opportunity for fans to pick up some relatively affordable works from the Brooklyn-based duo. On Thursday, April 2nd, Noon (NYC Time), they will be making available a special series featuring hand cut vintage papers and silkscreen on found book covers (all unique and framed). Head over here at the appropriate time to add one to your collection. Discuss Faile here.
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Upcoming: Dan Quintana – “Spectres in Grey” @ Galerie Wolfsen

On April 11th, Galerie Wolfsen in Aalborg will be opening a solo show from Dan Quintana entitled Spectres in Grey. Judging from the few preview images show here, fans in Denmark will be in for a treat as the Los Angeles-based artist has created some beautifully rendered portraits steeped in the surreal. The palette he has chosen perfectly sets off the imagery as well. Discuss Dan Quintana here.
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Auctions: No Longer Empty 5 Year Anniversary Benefit

With the conclusion of the auction set to end tonight at 9 pm (EST), now would be a good time to take a look at what is up for bid in support of No Longer Empty on Paddle8. The conclusion of the auction for the organization whose mission is to activate public engagement with contemporary art through curated, community-responsive exhibitions and educational programs that revive underutilized sites in New York City coincides with the their 5 year anniversary. Many of the artists presented in their past 18 major exhibitions […]
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Previews: “Moleskin Project IV” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

This Saturday night (April 4th), Hashimoto Contemporary will be opening the fourth edition of their Moleskin Project group show. Co-curated by Sydney-based artist Rod Luff and gallery director Ken Harman, the annual exhibition sees invited artists producing artwork on Moleskin sketchbooks, the weapon of choice for many of them for the initial stages of their creative process. In the words of Luff, “The ubiquitous sketchbook is a common ground through which a visual dialogue is exchanged from page to page, forming a colorful language of […]
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Interviews / Studio Visits: ROA – “Metazoa” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

After spending some time with the Belgium-based ROA in Hawaii last month (covered), we followed up recently with a visit inside his studio as he was busy preparing for his solo with Jonathan LeVine Gallery entitled Metazoa at their 529 West 20th Street location. The work for the show was being created during a residency at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City with plans also to paint a mural at a Mana-owned building located near the approach to the Holland Tunnel (more on this later). Along with shots of […]
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Upcoming: Seth Armstrong – “The Air is Thick” @ Thinkspace

Tonight (March 28th) in Culver City, Seth Armstrong will be presenting new paintings in the main gallery at Thinkspace (concurrently with Erik Jones in the project room). Entitled The Air is Thick, the fresh works are a good example of the Los Angeles-based artist cinematic eye with scenes framed perfectly in mid-action leaving the viewer curious about the narrative. Also, included are pieces from a cool series of connected paintings where Armstrong takes a view from the distance of a residential building and then renders with […]
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Openings: Vhils – “Dissonance’ @ Lazarides (London)

After showing at Lisbon’s Electricity Museum / EDP Foundation (covered) and in Paris (covered) over the last year, multidisciplinary Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils returned to London for a new solo entitled Dissonance at Lazarides Rathbone. Running until April 23rd, the exhibition reflects on how various factors in the contemporary urbanized world shapes its inhabitants, while personal identities are vanishing under the visual noise and surrounding clutter. Reflecting this, the subjects being portrayed in the pieces disappear through multiple layering of billboards and stratification on metal and wood. Check out images from the opening below. Photo credit: Butterfly. […]
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POW! WOW! / SXSW ’15: Recap

Constantly expanding their brand of street art inspired fun based in Hawaii, POW! WOW!’s latest adventure takes them to a satellite event at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. Local artists like Mouf, Truth, Ana Maria and Lucas Aoki alongside international talents like Rone, Yoskay Yamamoto, Meggs, Ron English, Kamea Hadar, Jasper Wong, Jeffrey Gess, Tatiana Saurez and Risk transformed the walls on Red River Street, Barton Springs Road, Ceasar Chavez Street and Fruth Street during a six day painting process (with help from SprATX, Flexfit, Knockaround, […]