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Overtime: July 11 – July 17

More stories from the week that ended July 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Patrick Jackson’s Drawings and Reliefs at Ghebaly Gallery is an Artforum Critic’s Pick. RIP: Alan Vega, who passed away at the age of 78. RIP: Bill Jones, who passed away at the age of 81. RIP: Gabrielle “Gabby” Tillman, who passed away at the age of 23 after taking her own life. RIP: Harold E. “Hank” Muma, who died at the age of 94 due to respiratory failure Boyle Heights Alliance Against Artwashing and […]
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Recap: Seth – “Range Ta Chabre” @ Teatro India (999 Contemporary)

As previously reported, on the 7th of July, after two months of participating in 999 Foundation’s Artist Resistance Residency in Rome, Seth aka Julien Malland opened his solo show entitled Range Ta Chambre (Clean Up Your Room). Placed in an abandoned soap factory, the exhibition turned out to be quite an experience. Without any canvases being on display, the event was focused on exploring the abandoned factory in effort to revitalize it as a future social and creative hub. The entry and “only” room included an incomplete installation created with colorful waste from around […]
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Streets: Nychos (Rhode Island)

This week in Providence, Nychos continued his hectic schedule with a snow leopard mural for the INFLUX public art festival put on by The Avenue Concept. The nonprofit organization working to bring sustainable public art to Rhode Island welcomed in the Austrian artist (with the help of INOPERAbLE) to paint his distinctive cartoonish dissected imagery for the project concentrated in two locations – downtown Providence and the “Cultural Corridor” between Classical and Central High Schools. Take a look at more photos of the piece below… Photo […]
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Scott Campbell x Hennessy – VS Cognac Bottle

This week, we saw the release of Hennessy’s annual artist designed VS cognac bottle, tapping contemporary & tattoo artist Scott Campbell for the new look. Long an AM favorite, the New York-based artist brings a unique visual aesthetic which fuses his eye for the human “exterior” design with his use creative mediums (such as re-imagining the use of uncut US currency or creating graphite drawings on the interior of an eggshell) to reinterpret the iconic VS cognac bottle. Joining a notable list of peers who have worked on […]
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Releases: Dabs Myla x Vans Collection

Continuing their design work, Dabs Myla recently collaborated with Vans on a footwear and apparel collection for women featuring the duo’s imagery. Included in the set are the classic Sk8-Hi Sli, Authentic and Classic Slip-Ons shoes as well as a T-shirt, hoodie, tee dress, backpack, trucker hat, and canoodle socks. Influenced by their work on the streets, mid century aesthetic, and theatrical cartoons from the Golden Age of Animation, it looks like the Aussie husband and wife team have chosen some distinctive graphics to accent the selected items. Head […]
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Showing: Taylor McKimens – “Swapping Paint” @ Dio Horia

Athens’ Dio Horia gallery recently hosted Taylor McKimens in their one month long residency program where he created a whole new series of paintings that are currently on view. Swapping Paint continues his recent Stoic Youth show (covered), which also explored his take on Hellenistic art. Utilizing the figurative part of his imagery as a repeating theme, the NY-based artist focused instead on the background, colorways, patterns, and the surrounding abstract elements. Combining old and the new in technique, medium, and style, the work on display break the boundaries of collage, painting and drawing. Wanting authentic […]
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Streets: Sebas Velasco (Kiev)

Week after week, new murals are being painted all around Kiev as a part of the ongoing ArtUnitedUs festival curated by Geo Leros, Iryna Kanishcheva and Waone Interesni Kazki. Sebas Velasco was one of the artists that recently visited the Ukrainian capital and left his mark on its urban landscape. For this piece, Spanish artist picked a selection of his personal photographs showing different images of the city featuring night lights, graffiti, typography and architecture, as well as a portrait of a friendly local that invited […]
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Releases: Franco “Jaz” Fasoli – “Untitled” Bronze Sculpture

Last month, Francisco “Jaz” Fasoli revealed the first piece in a series of upcoming bronze sculpture editions. Sculpted by the artist himself, the untitled sculpt was produced in Barcelona in a limited edition of only 8 pieces. Although well known for his large figurative murals depicting hybrid creatures, this is the first time the Argentina-born artist has created a 3D piece. In his recognizable large-scale murals that are somewhat influenced by the political graffiti from the urban landscape of Buenos Aires, Fasoli often paints part man, part beast characters in […]
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Updates: Alex Gross Cabinet Card Paintings

Fans of Alex Gross (interviewed) will no doubt know about his special interest in cabinet cards, a style of mounted photography widely used for photographic portraiture after 1870, with the latest produced up to the 1920s. From the dates, you can probably guess that these are collectibles, of which the Los Angeles-based painter has been acquiring for a while now. Gross shared some of his collection with us when we visited his studio back in 2014, so it’s always fascinating for us to see when he paints over […]
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Previews: Camille Rose Garcia – “Phantasmacabre” @ Corey Helford Gallery (Part 2)

Along with surreal new paintings for her upcoming solo at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, Camille Rose Garcia will also be presenting some Snow White water color and ink works on paper. With her work strongly influenced by fairy tales, especially the darker non-mainstream original versions of the stories, fans will remember that she has gone back to the source in the past to illustrate some of her favorites like Alice in the Wonderland as well as Snow White. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Camille Rose Garcia here.