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Previews: “TONDO” @ Spoke Art (SF)

This Saturday night, May 6th, Spoke Art in San Francisco will be opening a new group show entitled TONDO. As the name of the exhibition suggests, over 50 artists were asked to contribute works that were round with creative license to use their own style and imagery. Take a look at examples of the works below (and above from Amy Sol) and make plans to hit the opening if you are in the Bay Area this weekend.        

Showing: Addam Yekutieli (Know Hope) – “It Took Me Till Now to Find You” @ Lazarides

Last month, Lazarides Gallery opened a brand new show by Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope. It Took Me Till Now to Find You is the Israeli artist’s second solo with the gallery, four years following his successful debut (covered). Taking a turn from his previous work, this exhibition is the result of a large project that he has been working on for the last several months. After years of creating a recognizable visual language that universally speaks of real-life situations and human struggle, this particular body of work is more personal and […]

Showing: Rosson Crow – “The Happiest People on Earth” @ Honor Fraser Gallery

Currently at Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles, Rosson Crow has on display a series of new paintings in a show entitled The Happiest People on Earth. The new mixed-media works (acrylic, spray-paint, photo transfer, oil, and enamel on canvas) sees the locally-based artist step away from the surreal interiors she is known, moving in a new direction featuring “desert landscapes set in a future overwhelmed by the refuse of the paranoid present.” Created in the leadup to the 2016 presidential election and influenced by the post-apocalyptic mood […]

Streets: Aryz // Jidar Festival (Morocco)

Recently in Rabat, Aryz had the opportunity to return to Morocco for another mural and to drink “avocado juice.” Painted on the side of a six story building, the beautiful new piece features one of the Spanish artist’s reoccurring still life images. Invited in by the good people of the Jidar Festival, he left a wall covered in his recognizable smooth style and pastel palette that the locals will not soon forget. Discuss Aryz here.

Previews: “Lush Life” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

On May 6th, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will be hosting a group show curated by Kirsten Anderson (owner of the recently closed Roq La Rue). One of her ongoing series of shows, Lush Life, will be brought to life again with contributions from Lauren Levato Coyne, Peter Ferguson, Laurie Hogin (seen above), Jeff Jacobson, Redd Walitzki, John Brophy, Tyler Thrasher, Travis Louie, and Laurie Lee Brom. Take a look at more preview images below…

Previews: Javier Calleja – “Hi” @ AishoNanzuka gallery

After being introduced at Nanzuka Gallery’s booth at the recent Art Basel in Hong Kong, Javier Calleja will be opening a solo show with AishoNanzuka Gallery on the 13th of May (also in Hong Kong). Hi will be the official Asian debut by the Spanish artist and will include a large body of work created especially for this occasion. Over the years, Calleja has been playing with formats and mediums, creating work that is surprising and humorous. Though pretty simple at first, his newest drawings and paintings pay a lot of […]

Streets: Kenny Scharf (Los Angeles)

Recently in Culver City, California, Kenny Scharf (interviewed) was able to paint some of his signature characters on the sides of a building overlaid over a colorful background of drips. It looks like while there, he also took time to continue his series of what he calls Karbombz where he paints the outside of a lucky fan’s automobile. Take a look at more photos as well as a video below… Photo and video credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Kenny Scharf here.

Previews: Tim Doyle – “UnReal Estate V” @ Spoke Art (New York)

Continuing his long time collaboration (see 2012, 2013, 2014) with Spoke Art, Tim Doyle will be opening a new solo show on May 6th at their New York location for the first time. UnReal Estate V sees the artist based in Austin, Texas return to subject matter he and his fans know well – creating his versions of “locations from cinema and televisions’s most popular cult classics, re-imagining their locales in his signature illustrative style.” As you can see from the preview images here, he […]

Previews: Nathaniel Mary Quinn – “On That Faithful Day” @ Half Gallery

On May 2nd, Half Gallery will be opening long time coming NYC solo debut by Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Conceived as an ode to his mom, On That Faithful Day consists of nine works on paper and one painting on linen canvas, all portraying the artist’s late mother and himself. Following his body of work that heavily references his childhood and experiences, this very personal showcase is focused on the most important person in the American artist’s life. Using individual memories, experiences and narratives, Quinn paints his subjects from […]

Overtime: April 24 – April 30

More stories from the week that ended April 30 (click on bolded words for more information): RIP: Vito Acconci, who passed away at the age of 77. Jerry Saltz writes about the artist. RIP: Chris Oh, who passed away at the age of 35. RIP: Bill Fisher, who passed away at the age of 59. Doubts over whether Berlin can afford a MoMA of its own. Metropolitan Museum of Art considering charging a mandatory admission fee to tourists. Tate criticized for soliciting donations from staff towards Nicholas […]