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Streets: Patrick Shearn – “Liquid Shard” (Los Angeles)

Liquid Shard was an installation in downtown LA that was on view for two weeks created by Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics. The undulating piece featuring suspended holographic mylar and monofilament arranged in a long ribbon-like canopy in Pershing Square and measured 15,000 square feet in length. According to Hearn – “The inspiration comes from observing nature and the feeling that we are only aware on a very surface level of what is really going on around us. Unexpected things are revealed in time-lapse or hyper-spectrum photography […]
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Previews: David Lyle – “Formative Years” @ Bale Creek Allen Gallery

On September 2nd, David Lyle will be presenting a new body of work at Bale Creek Allen in Austin, Texas. Formative Years will focus thematically on the childhood years and will continue his series of works inspired by found vintage and vernacular photographs, remixed with his satire and unique artistic vision. Rendered using only black paint and turpentine, Lye’s special technique involves painting and removing paint with a cloth at the same time. Discuss David Lyle here.
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Upcoming: KAWS – “Where The End Starts” @ Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Starting on October 20th, a major survey exhibition of the work of KAWS will be opening at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. A followup to his 2011 show at The Modern (covered), Where The End Starts will feature “key paintings, sculptures, drawings, toys, and street art interventions” that will give a complete review of the Brooklyn-based artist’s 20 year career. To mark the occasion, a comprehensive publication (hardcover edition with more than 150 color reproductions) will be made available that tracks his “early graffiti years to […]
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Studio Visits: Tomoo Gokita

Only few weeks before opening his second solo show with Mary Boone Gallery in New York, Tomoo Gokita gave us a peek inside his Tokyo studio. Among all the new artworks ready to be shipped to the US, we were able to enjoy this stimulating place and all the various bits from which the Japanese artist is getting his inspiration. Out Of Sight will be Gokita’s second show with the gallery since his 2014 show (covered). For this exhibition he prepared a whole new series of monochromatic paintings that evoke a fictional world of vintage starlets […]
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Previews: Chris Johanson – “Imperfect Reality with Figures and Challenging Abstraction” @ The Conversation

Imperfect Reality with Figures and Challenging Abstraction is the title of an installation by Chris Johanson that will open on September 17th at The Conversation. His first Berlin solo show will be hosted by a nomadic cultural project founded by curator and artist Aaron Rose and gallerist Johann Haehling von Lanzenauer. On view through December 3rd, the showing will be comprised of new paintings and works on paper made with recycled materials. Diverse in his output, the LA-based artist works with painting, drawing, sculpture, and music, which often depict […]
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Showing: “The New Vanguard” @ Lancaster Museum of Art and History

Earlier this month, the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) unveiled Made In America, a multi-part exhibition exploring “common themes of American innovation and culture through each artist’s individual interpretation of what it is to be an American existing in contemporary society.” As part of this event, the museum collaborated with Thinkspace Gallery to present murals and installations inside by Alex Yanes, Bumblebeelovesyou, Meggs, and Yoskay Yamamoto (seen above) as well as The New Vanguard, a group exhibition in the South Gallery featuring works from the artists listed below: Aaron Li-Hill, Adam Caldwell, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Amandalynn, Amy Sol, Benjamin Garcia, Brett Amory, Brian Viveros, C215, Carl […]
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Releases: Rod Luff – “Afterglow” Print

The People’s Print Shop recently released a new limited edition from Rod Luff entitled Afterglow. Available in a signed and numbered run of 30, the image from the Sydney-based artist is taken from his piece from the recent Moleskin V group show which he co-curated. Sized at 11″ x 14″ and priced at $34.95, the print is available here for those interested. Discuss Rod Luff here.
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Overtime: Aug 15 – Aug 21

More stories from the week that ended Aug 21 (click on bolded words for more information): David Hockney: The Yosemite Suite show is a pick in Artnet’s Must-See Art Guide: Los Angeles. RIP: John Vaccaro, who passed away at the age of 86 due to complications from surgery. RIP: Jacques Terzian, who passed away at the age of 94. Marina Abramović compares Aborigines to dinosaurs and has other racist thoughts in her upcoming book. The artist responds. Publisher will remove racist passages from book. Dale Chihuly criticized for his […]
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Streets: SHOK-1 (Paris)

Shok-1 was recently invited to Paris by his artist friend Franck Duvall. During his visit, the pioneer of aerosol X-ray art painted a new mural titled Dark Magic. The image depicts hands forming a shadow puppet bunny, with the shadow behind being an anatomically correct X-ray of a rabbit. The clever idea is completed by mixing two different techniques which accent his unique style. The hands are drawn using brush and ink, creating clean lines and a sharp image, while the x-ray part is done using his […]
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Showing: “Character” @ V1 gallery

Copenhagen’s V1 gallery is currently showing a large group show titled Character. Celebrating the use of character in practice and work, the exhibition includes some fantastic works from a vast array artists that the gallery has been working with over the years. The idea behind the show is to showcase artists with a strong visual identity. From emerging ones to well known and established names, the exhibition includes artists that use distinctive characters or characteristic elements frequently in their works. Included are Kaws‘ remix of classic Peanuts […]
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