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Art Focus: Stephen Fox

Fascinated by the play of light within the nighttime landscape ever since he was a young boy, Stephen Fox has taken that interest and translated it into a career of painting. In particular, we were drawn to the Brooklyn-based artist’s The Drive-Ins series of works that depict various nostalgic scenes of outdoor theaters steeped with an air of mystery. Interestingly enough, a good number of these pieces seem to have made it into the hands of producers, which makes sense due to the subject matter, including Larry Mark (producer […]

Streets: D*Face – “Turn Coat” (Paris)

While in town last week for the opening of his show (covered) at Galerie Itinerrance, D*Face (interviewed) was able to get up with a massive mural in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. For those keeping score, this is the second piece (also see 2017) the British street artist has painted for “Street Art 13” project organized by the gallery. Entitled Turn Coat, the new work features some of D’s signature imagery and touches like the Lichtenstein inspired look and the wings. Photo credit: Spraying Bricks. Discuss D*Face here.

Previews: Katrin Fridriks – “WASTE” @ Circle Culture (Berlin)

Continuing her ongoing efforts to create conceptual works that reflect her firm beliefs regarding the relationship between humans and nature, Katrin Fridriks will be opening a new solo show titled WASTE on the 26th of April at Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin. The event will be part of Icelandic embassy’s program on the 100th anniversary of sovereignty, and will be inaugurated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland: Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson. Taking a step away from her vibrant abstract canvases, Fridriks is nowadays using her recognizable visual […]

Overtime: April 16 – 22

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Max Hollein and Julian Schnabel open monumental show in San Francisco. New York’s Burning in Water Gallery to open San Francisco space. Los Angeles’s CB1 Gallery accused of not paying its artists. CB1 Gallery in the DTLA Arts District to close after artists allege nonpayment. Collector sues Gagosian Gallery, Jeff Koons Studio for ‘non-delivery’ of three sculptures. Juliette Dumas’s large-scale whale paintings evoke the giant mammals’ suffering and scarring. Jerry Saltz Pulitzer […]

Upcoming: Daniel Arsham – “Character Study” @ Morán Morán Gallery

Tonight in Los Angeles, Morán Morán Gallery will be opening a solo show from Daniel Arsham entitled Character Study. The title likely references the first part of the New York-based artist’s new body of work, the large scale recreations of his childhood collection of cartoon character patches that adorned his backpack. Created with plaster and in white, as is the formerly color-blind artist’s practice, the pieces which amazingly look to have the texture of cloth, are dusted with pigment chiaroscuro style. Arsham explains – “When I began delving into […]

Previews: Takashi Murakami – “HEADS↔HEADS” @ Galerie Perrotin (New York)

Coming up on April 28th, Galerie Perrotin’s New York location will be hosting the opening of HEADS↔HEADS, the latest solo from Takashi Murakami. Spanning three floors of the space, the exhibition from the Japanese artist will include a new series of paintings inspired by the work of Francis Bacon as well as Transcendent Attacking a Whirlwind, a 33 feet long piece adorned with gold and platinum leaf that is a homage to Japanese artist Soga Shohaku. Take a look at more preview images below… Top image: Portrait of […]

Upcoming: D*Face – “FORNEVER” @ Galerie Itinerrance

Earlier tonight, Galerie Itinerrance in Paris opened up a new show from D*Face (interviewed) entitled FORNEVER. For his first solo in France, the British artist presented a diverse mix of paintings on canvas, sculptures, installations, HPMs, serigraphs, and some fresh assemblages (seen here). The new imagery deals with how nothing is forever, with the old replaced with the new and the tensions that come with it. Of course, D also took time to paint a large mural for his fans in the City of Love (more on that later). […]

Upcoming: Josh Keyes @ Talon Gallery

Coming up on May 4th, Talon Gallery in Portland will be presenting a new body of work from Josh Keyes (interviewed). He recently posted up a photo a powerful new piece on social media that will certainly get his fans excited about the new show. He explains – “For me this hints at an exaggerated end of the ‘human’ world if it continues to follow current trends. I chose the horse tamer statue from the Austrian parliament partly because the new rise of the right in Austria, […]

Upcoming: Lydia Fong, Todd James, Steve Powers, Alicia McCarthy @ Muddguts

Tomorrow night (April 20th) in Brooklyn, Lydia Fong, Todd James, Steve Powers, and Alicia McCarthy will be putting on a show at Muddguts. For those in the know, as well as from the artwork used to promote the exhibition, it looks like Fong (aka Barry McGee) will be joining his Street Market buddies James and Powers and has invited his Mission School art movement colleague McCarthy to the party as well. Head over between 6-8 pm (427 Graham Ave) if you want to enjoy the festivities. […]

Streets: Sainer // The Crystal Ship (Belgium)

Earlier this month in Belgium, the third iteration of the The Crystal Ship art festival (also see 2016 & 2017) welcomed in an international roster of artists to create murals and art installations in the coastal city of Ostend. One of the standout walls comes from Sainer (featured) of the Etam Cru entitled Podkarpacie, a painterly piece which appears to be named after a province in Poland. The stunning mural highlights Sainer’s skills when playing with soft focus and perspective, while working with a muted palette. We’ll have a recap […]