Arrested Motion http://arrestedmotion.com "the aim of every artist is to arrest motion..." -Faulkner Fri, 29 May 2015 06:48:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Upcoming: EVOL – “Unreal Estate” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/upcoming-evol-unreal-estate-jonathan-levine-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/upcoming-evol-unreal-estate-jonathan-levine-gallery/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 06:46:32 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=277116 98a8a5b2eddec31df32138a9_620x448

At the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (557C West 23rd Street location), starting June 25th, a new solo show from EVOL entitled "Unreal Estate" will be opening to the public. Known for his use of cardboard to recreate the look of buildings and structures, often times as site specific installations on the streets, the Berlin-based artist will be bringing his architectural illusions indoors. For this exhibition, his second (see 2012) with the New York showspace, he "comments on the ambiguity arising from the transformative stages of post-wall, pre-gentrified East Berlin to the new accomplishments of the burgeoning real estate market." He further states: "Society is constantly being pulled into an ever-expanding circuit of consumption. Fast real estate profits in city centers only target an exclusive and wealthy demographic, causing simple housing in traditional working class neighborhoods to also get the "luxury treatment." These homes are often just dumbed in yellow paint and fake wood floods to achieve a certain standard, just enough to multiply the rent. The old dirty fuzz is replaced with something new and shiny, artificial and impersonal. Like a non-place, the traces of existing life, past history and their creators are erased. I see my pieces as portraits of areas within this stage of transition and I search for details and remnants that tell me a neighborhood is still alive." Discuss Evol here.]]>
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At the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (557C West 23rd Street location), starting June 25th, a new solo show from EVOL entitled "Unreal Estate" will be opening to the public. Known for his use of cardboard to recreate the look of buildings and structures, often times as site specific installations on the streets, the Berlin-based artist will be bringing his architectural illusions indoors. For this exhibition, his second (see 2012) with the New York showspace, he "comments on the ambiguity arising from the transformative stages of post-wall, pre-gentrified East Berlin to the new accomplishments of the burgeoning real estate market." He further states: "Society is constantly being pulled into an ever-expanding circuit of consumption. Fast real estate profits in city centers only target an exclusive and wealthy demographic, causing simple housing in traditional working class neighborhoods to also get the "luxury treatment." These homes are often just dumbed in yellow paint and fake wood floods to achieve a certain standard, just enough to multiply the rent. The old dirty fuzz is replaced with something new and shiny, artificial and impersonal. Like a non-place, the traces of existing life, past history and their creators are erased. I see my pieces as portraits of areas within this stage of transition and I search for details and remnants that tell me a neighborhood is still alive." Discuss Evol here.]]>
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Showing: Evah Fan – “A Waffle Lot” @ Legion http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/showing-evah-fan-a-waffle-lot-legion/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/showing-evah-fan-a-waffle-lot-legion/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 06:33:02 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=277036 06_petgrasss_closeup

Currently at Legion in San Francisco, Evah Fan has a series of works on display entitled A Waffle Lot. Curated by Alice Wu, the solo from the Oakland-based artist features gouache paintings on wood panels and paper, new prints, zines, and multiples. Fan's human or animal subjects are often small when compared to the size of her pieces, which allows them room to wander freely in their environment, often times without standard boundaries. Her eclectic choice of imagery can perhaps be linked to her lifelong addiction to Mad Libs, and the free association it requires. Take a look at more photos below and stop by for a look yourself through June 25th.
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Currently at Legion in San Francisco, Evah Fan has a series of works on display entitled A Waffle Lot. Curated by Alice Wu, the solo from the Oakland-based artist features gouache paintings on wood panels and paper, new prints, zines, and multiples. Fan's human or animal subjects are often small when compared to the size of her pieces, which allows them room to wander freely in their environment, often times without standard boundaries. Her eclectic choice of imagery can perhaps be linked to her lifelong addiction to Mad Libs, and the free association it requires. Take a look at more photos below and stop by for a look yourself through June 25th.
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Showing: Mark Whalen – “Improper Fraction” @ Chalk Horse http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/showing-mark-whalen-improper-fraction-chalk-horse/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/showing-mark-whalen-improper-fraction-chalk-horse/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 00:19:26 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=277031 9_low

Currently at Chalk Horse in Sydney, Mark Whalen (featured) has a new body of work entitled Improper Fraction on display. The new ceramic works included in the exhibition sees the artist otherwise known as Kill Pixie continue explore the "universal perfection of mathematics and geometries" which you can see in the structure seen in his composition. This is countered by the disturbing scenes played out by the artist's characters that is dark and regimented as well as shows the influence of artists like Hieronymous Bosch and M.C. Escher. Discuss Mark Whalen here.]]>
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Currently at Chalk Horse in Sydney, Mark Whalen (featured) has a new body of work entitled Improper Fraction on display. The new ceramic works included in the exhibition sees the artist otherwise known as Kill Pixie continue explore the "universal perfection of mathematics and geometries" which you can see in the structure seen in his composition. This is countered by the disturbing scenes played out by the artist's characters that is dark and regimented as well as shows the influence of artists like Hieronymous Bosch and M.C. Escher. Discuss Mark Whalen here.]]>
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Releases: Mark Ryden – “Apis Ectoplasm” Print http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/releases-mark-ryden-apis-ectoplasm-print/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/releases-mark-ryden-apis-ectoplasm-print/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 19:16:48 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=277020 ectoplasm

Tomorrow, May 29th, at 8 AM PDT, Porterhouse will be releasing a new print from Mark Ryden entitled Apis Ectoplasm. The print was made in collaboration with the Beyond Brookledge event and comes in an edition size of 100 (only 30 are available tomorrow). Sized at 14" x 11", adding it to your collection will cost you $1500. Head over here at the appropriate time if interested. Discuss Mark Ryden here.]]>
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Tomorrow, May 29th, at 8 AM PDT, Porterhouse will be releasing a new print from Mark Ryden entitled Apis Ectoplasm. The print was made in collaboration with the Beyond Brookledge event and comes in an edition size of 100 (only 30 are available tomorrow). Sized at 14" x 11", adding it to your collection will cost you $1500. Head over here at the appropriate time if interested. Discuss Mark Ryden here.]]>
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Streets: Aaron Li-Hill (New Jersey) http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/streets-aaron-li-hill-new-jersey-2/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/streets-aaron-li-hill-new-jersey-2/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 06:03:00 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=277001 17978116678_8f2ef52f26_k

Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) recently completed his piece for the Savage Habbit Murals Project in New Jersey, rendered with his signature sense of motion and kinetic energy. Choosing imagery the referenced the history of Secaucus, the New York-based artist was able to pay homage to revolutionary war patriots while also surrounding them with a flock of Snow Geese, often seen in the area on their yearly migration. He further states in regards to the soldiers - "this symbol connects to the site, history and the broader violent history of the colonization and independence of America, allud[ing] to this violent and dark history through the posture and expressions of the Patriots." Photo credit: Bernadette Marciniak (via Savage Habit). Discuss Aaron Li-Hill here.]]>
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Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) recently completed his piece for the Savage Habbit Murals Project in New Jersey, rendered with his signature sense of motion and kinetic energy. Choosing imagery the referenced the history of Secaucus, the New York-based artist was able to pay homage to revolutionary war patriots while also surrounding them with a flock of Snow Geese, often seen in the area on their yearly migration. He further states in regards to the soldiers - "this symbol connects to the site, history and the broader violent history of the colonization and independence of America, allud[ing] to this violent and dark history through the posture and expressions of the Patriots." Photo credit: Bernadette Marciniak (via Savage Habit). Discuss Aaron Li-Hill here.]]>
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Upcoming: Ryan McGinley – “Photographs 1999-2015″ @ Kade Museum (Netherlands) http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/upcoming-ryan-mcginley-photographs-1999-2015-kade-museum-netherlands/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/upcoming-ryan-mcginley-photographs-1999-2015-kade-museum-netherlands/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 01:01:09 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=276992 mcginley_front

Starting on May 30th, the Kade Museum in Amersfoort, Netherlands will be hosting a retrospective of Ryan McGinley entitled simply Photographs 1999-2015. The exhibition will feature 80 works on loan from private collections in the Netherlands, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Austria and Ireland and include works from every series and period of the New York-based photographer's career. Frequently lauded as the one who was able to capture the essence of his time, what has now been known to be called the ‘hipster’ or ‘indie’ generation, McGinley's fans in the area will do well to stop by for a look themselves. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.]]>
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Starting on May 30th, the Kade Museum in Amersfoort, Netherlands will be hosting a retrospective of Ryan McGinley entitled simply Photographs 1999-2015. The exhibition will feature 80 works on loan from private collections in the Netherlands, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Austria and Ireland and include works from every series and period of the New York-based photographer's career. Frequently lauded as the one who was able to capture the essence of his time, what has now been known to be called the ‘hipster’ or ‘indie’ generation, McGinley's fans in the area will do well to stop by for a look themselves. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.]]>
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Previews: ‘Ambiguity’ @ Zimmerling & Jungfleisch http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/previews-ambiguity-group-exhibition-zimmerling-jungfleisch/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/previews-ambiguity-group-exhibition-zimmerling-jungfleisch/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 00:20:11 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=276973 IMG_0671

This weekend, Galerie Zimmerling & Jungfleisch brings a well balanced combination of graffiti roots and contemporary abstract art to Saarbrücken in Germany in the guise of group exhibition Ambiguity. Concentrating on four key proponents of the Graffuturism movement; Poesia, Augustine Kofie, Remi Rough and LX One - whose dimensional work is pictured above - the exhibition looks full of promise from some of the hardest working artists in their field. Repping the USA and Europe in equal measure, these four innovators use a dialect that has helped establish a worldwide movement over the last decade. The exhibition is interestingly named, as the four artists represented have very different individual styles and aesthetics, but are a congruent assembly and share common roots which stretch back to their graffiti heritage and more recently the Transcend and Agents of Change collectives they are part of. Enjoy these preview pictures courtesy of the gallery if you can't make the show in person. The exhibition opens Saturday May 28th and runs through July 18th.]]>
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This weekend, Galerie Zimmerling & Jungfleisch brings a well balanced combination of graffiti roots and contemporary abstract art to Saarbrücken in Germany in the guise of group exhibition Ambiguity. Concentrating on four key proponents of the Graffuturism movement; Poesia, Augustine Kofie, Remi Rough and LX One - whose dimensional work is pictured above - the exhibition looks full of promise from some of the hardest working artists in their field. Repping the USA and Europe in equal measure, these four innovators use a dialect that has helped establish a worldwide movement over the last decade. The exhibition is interestingly named, as the four artists represented have very different individual styles and aesthetics, but are a congruent assembly and share common roots which stretch back to their graffiti heritage and more recently the Transcend and Agents of Change collectives they are part of. Enjoy these preview pictures courtesy of the gallery if you can't make the show in person. The exhibition opens Saturday May 28th and runs through July 18th.]]>
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Upcoming: Casey Weldon – “Tropefiend” @ Spoke Art http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/upcoming-casey-weldon-tropefiend-spoke-art/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/upcoming-casey-weldon-tropefiend-spoke-art/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 18:36:33 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=276928 11160569_10205662445573152_6058193281842004607_n

On June 6th, Casey Weldon (featured) will be opening a new show at Spoke Art in San Francisco entitled Tropefiend. Seen above is Snakehold, a new painting from the upcoming exhibition, is a good example of the Seattle-based penchant for unique color palettes and surreal imagery. Also featuring prominently in Weldon's work are his pop culture references, humor, and even a fascination with memes on occasion. Discuss this show here. Discuss Casey Weldon here.]]>
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On June 6th, Casey Weldon (featured) will be opening a new show at Spoke Art in San Francisco entitled Tropefiend. Seen above is Snakehold, a new painting from the upcoming exhibition, is a good example of the Seattle-based penchant for unique color palettes and surreal imagery. Also featuring prominently in Weldon's work are his pop culture references, humor, and even a fascination with memes on occasion. Discuss this show here. Discuss Casey Weldon here.]]>
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Showing: Daniel Arsham – “Future Relic 3″ @ Cannes Film Festival http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/showing-daniel-arsham-future-relic-3-cannes-film-festival/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/05/showing-daniel-arsham-future-relic-3-cannes-film-festival/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 14:13:04 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=276934 Arsham 12

American artist Daniel Arsham is presenting the third installment of his Future Relics series at the 68th Film Festival in Cannes. The short film features actress Juliette Lewis. In parallel to the screening, an exhibition entitled Future Relic 3 on display at the Club Albane at the Marriott, presenting relic items from the film industry era including film camera, microphones to videotapes all recreated in Arsham's signature technique. Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss Daniel Arsham here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWvnC0mGOGk]]>
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American artist Daniel Arsham is presenting the third installment of his Future Relics series at the 68th Film Festival in Cannes. The short film features actress Juliette Lewis. In parallel to the screening, an exhibition entitled Future Relic 3 on display at the Club Albane at the Marriott, presenting relic items from the film industry era including film camera, microphones to videotapes all recreated in Arsham's signature technique. Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss Daniel Arsham here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWvnC0mGOGk]]>
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