On April 11th, the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia will be opening a three person show starring Barry McGee, Dan Murphy (part of Steve Powers’ ICY Signs), and Isaac T. Lin (DFW zines). Entitled Department of Neighborhood Services, the exhibition will reunite the three friends who all have an interest in graffiti and all who have shown together before. Learn a little more about their history here and make sure you attend the opening if you are in the area. Via Vandalog. Discuss Barry McGee here.
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This Saturday night, March 8th, the Last Rites in New York will be presenting a group exhibition where 40 artists were asked to interpret the gallery’s namesake. The ancient ritual which dates back centuries in Catholicism continues to be practiced in modern times on those about to die and has been a concept seen in the work of many artists in the past. Appropriately, this show will inaugurate a new location for the showspace (325 W 38th St #1 NYC 10018) so add it to your list of […]
Currently on view through January 19th in Taiwan is an exhibition featuring the surreal sculptures of Johnson Tsang. Entitled Living Clay, the exhibition sees the Hong Kong-based ceramic artist present a full repertoire of works at the Yingge Ceramics Museum including his whimsical takes on functional objects with characters in fluid play with the forms. Along with these fun pieces, Tsang also tackles social political issues like war, violence, and the influence of media in our children. Take a look at more photos below… Via Colassal.
For those who missed Art Basel Week in Miami, Vernissage TV provides some good footage of some of the exhibitions & fairs. Their film crew stopped by the Piston Head exhibition, NADA, Art Basel Miami Public, Perez Art Museum Miami, Art Basel, Design Miami, and the Untitled Art Fair. Check out some of the videos below… Discuss Art Basel Week Miami here.
On the 22nd of November, The Outsiders in Newcastle opened a solo by Chinese born artist DALeast (interviewed). For this show, the South Africa-based painter created six large canvases, as well as six matching pen on paper studies, a video installation, and an exclusive limited edition etching created at gallery’s print studio. The title of the show, REDOK, is the phonetic English spelling for a Tibetan expression of hope and fear, two emotions that rule lives. Stepping away from his previous practice of painting dynamic movement scenes, DAL instead presented […]
For our latest Art Focus feature, we bring you the somber oil paintings of Taiwanese artist Lo Chen Pang. Represented by Aki Gallery, the painter has already been awarded the Union Culture & Art Foundation Young Artist Award, The Chi-Mei Art Cultivation Award, and the first prize from the Kaohsiung Awards. Known for his dark portraits, like the work from his Ashen Face series, his subjects look almost zombie like in their pose and gaze and are often fully explored at different angles and with surreal effects. […]
Last month, we shared with you photos of a mural that Kenny Scharf (interviewed) painted in Los Angeles on the Davis Brothers’ Tire Pros building in Culver City. Recently, the New York street legend revisited the location and blessed the north wall of the structure with more of his signature imagery. As you can see in the photos above of the project (arranged by Branded Arts), he also posed one of the cars in front that he has been painting for his fans bi-coastally in an ongoing project. Photo credit: Branded Arts. […]
It looks like Chinese artist Liu Bolin was back in New York again recently since the last time he was in the Big Apple when we hung out with him and JR as they worked on an interesting collaborative project together. While in town for his current exhibition at Eli Klein Fine Art, site of his show in 2012 (covered), the photographer and painter decided to stop by 5Pointz Aerosol Arts Center, in an area of Queens which has heavy graffiti presence. The walls there will soon be replaced […]
If you remember, Australian artist Meggs was in town for a solo exhibition currently showing in Los Angeles at the Thinkspace Gallery (covered). While here, he also was asked to paint a mural at The Hundreds warehouse complex (also see Stephen Harrington). The piece features a skull in hand rendered in his signature comic-inspired style. Check out more photos below… Photo credit: Warren Brand. Discuss Meggs here.
Another wall that was shared during POW WOW this year was the side of Fresh Cafe & Loft In Space, center of much of the activity surrounding the event. Getting up at this location were the LA-based artists Shark Toof and Angry Woebots with their signature characters (sharks and pandas) looking fierce. Take a more detailed look in the photos below and keep it locked here on AM as we have more completed murals to share with you soon. Discuss POW WOW here.