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Showing: Jaybo Monk – “Traces of Nothing” @ The Boston Button Factory

Currently at The Boston Button Factory, Berlin-based Jaybo Monk has a new show up through July 14th, with an official reception scheduled for June 25th (7-10pm). While in Beantown, the Frenchman has also been busy with various events including an open studio event at SoWa’s First Fridays, live painting at the MFA Summer Gala, and a pop up show at Liquid Art House alongside Augustine Kofie and Todd Mazer. In each instance, fans of the Agents Of Change member’s work have enjoyed his fragmented imagery, taking […]
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Upcoming: Robert Montgomery – “Above The Streets” @ Art Share L.A.

This weekend will kick off a new project from London-based artist Robert Montgomery (featured) on the streets of Los Angeles. Presented by Art Share L.A., the poetic text-based work from Montgomery will be featured on billboards around the City of Angels as well as seen at a gala put on in his honor on June 29th (details & tickets here). Also in association with his visit here, a panel discussion on June 30 (7pm) with MOCAtv and Montgomery will take place on the ACE Hotel Rooftop (details here). […]
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Openings: Kazuki Takamatsu – “Spiral of Emotions” @ CHG Circa

Over the weekend, art fans in Los Angeles saw the return of Kazuki Takamatsu and his gradient map textured portaiture in a new show entitled Spiral of Emotions. Exhibiting at CHG Circa (see 2013 at the sister gallery), the Japanese artist brought with him a new set of glowing paintings featuring ghostly silhouettes of children and adolescents, often intermingled with symbols of death and violence. This apparent contradiction between innocence and darker elements gives the work an added layer of complexity. These paintings are best viewed […]
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Previews: Os Gemeos “A ópera da lua” (The Moon Opera) @ Galpão Fortes Vilaça

On the 29th of June, Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo better known as Os Gemeos, will be opening opening A ópera da lua (The moon opera), the long awaited solo exhibition at Galpão Fortes Vilaça. Eight years since their first solo show in their hometown of São Paulo, the brothers are back at the same gallery introducing a new body of work which they’ve been working on for the last year. The show features about thirty paintings, three sculptures and a 3-D video installation, and as announced, these works will be “presented in an immerse environment, […]
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Previews: Katrin Fridriks – “Flying Awareness” @ Lazarides (Rathbone)

On 27th of June, Icelandic abstract and conceptual artist Katrin Fridriks (featured) is opening her long awaited London solo show. After successfully introducing her work in British capital with solo shows during Art 13 (covered) and Art 14 (covered), as well as participating in the Brutal (covered) and Fresh Paint group shows, Lazarides Rathbone are proudly hosting Flying Awareness. The focus of this elaborate show that will feature some 25 new original works, is raising awareness about the political and social aspect of constant monitoring and surveillance in modern society. In order […]
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Overtime: June 16 – June 22

More stories from the week that ended June 22 (click on bolded words for more information): A review of Franz West’s show at the Hepworth. RIP: Ultra Violet, who died at the age of 78 due to cancer. Heritage sues Christie’s for $60mil. over handbag personnel and trade secrets. Brad Pitt and Peter Capaldi leading efforts to raise £20mil. to restore fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art building. Finnish people unhappy with the possibility and feasibility study of Helsinki Guggenheim. More MOCANoMi drama between the board […]
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Streets: Phlegm (Malmo)

After visiting South hemisphere (covered), Phlegm is back in Europe and back to painting more exceptional murals. Recently he visited Sweden, and took part in the ongoing Artscape festival happening in Malmö. Being up for challenges, London-based artist took on creating a new piece on this tall narrow wall, despite all its architectural elements standing in the way of allowing a clean surface to work on. By cleverly using its form, and these elements, he created this effective piece. Painting only with black and white color, and […]
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Ai Weiwei – “Leg Gun” Meme

Chinese artist & activist Ai Weiwei once again showed his acumen at utilizing social media to get his message across with the recent online craze that has been labeled by some as the “Leg Gun” meme. AWW set things off by posting a photo of himself on his Instagram account using his leg as a gun and has since posted more of himself as well as others mimicking the pose with their own variations and styles. So what is his message? The Guardian pointed out the similarities […]
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Openings: Curiot – “La Creacion de Nirak’tuh” @ Fifty24Mx

As previously announced, Mexican artist Favio Martinez aka Curiot, opened his first solo show in his hometown of Mexico City at Fifty24Mx Gallery on the 14th of June. Titled La Creacion de Nirak’tuh,this show is probably one of the strongest and most elaborate he has worked on. In collaboration with the gallery, the artist painted the entire interior of the space, giving his works a much needed accent and adding to the depth and visual appearance of his work. The strong influence of traditional Central American art in […]
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Anthony Lister – “SKETCHBOOK” Release @ The Standard Hotel (NYC)

Australian artist and urban art vandal, Anthony Lister (filmed) has his feet firmly planted on New York soil in preparation for his upcoming show at Jonathan LevVne Gallery. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves we took a time-out to swing by The Standard Hotel where he took care of his first order of business with the release of his new book appropriately titled SKETCHBOOK, which is a compilation of drawing, random thoughst and conceptual visions of time travel spanning over the last decade. It’s […]