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POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Streets: Recap (Part 1)

With this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii winding down over the weekend, it’s now time to take look at some of the finished murals for the annual event. Along with collaborations like the one seen above (Andrew Hem & Ekundayo), there were also artists that unveiled their imagery alone on the streets of Kaka’ako in Oahu. Take a look at part one of our coverage below and head back here later on in the week to see some of the other public works created for street art fans […]
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Previews: “A Material Legacy” @ Nasher Museum of Art

Tomorrow (February 18th) in Durham, North Carolina, the Nasher Museum of Art will be opening A Material Legacy, a group exhibition featuring selections from the collection of Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger. The daughter and son-in-law of the original benefactors of the museum located in Duke University will be putting on display art almost exclusively made in the last 10 years including the work of David Altmejd, Huma Bhabha, Anthony Caro, Tony Cragg, Edmund de Waal, Mark di Suvero, Teresita Fernández, Liam Gillick, Wayne Gonzales, Katharina Grosse, […]
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Previews: Ryan McGinley – “The Four Seasons” @ GAMeC

Following up on his recent Fall show in Los Angeles and Winter show in New York, Ryan McGinley will be opening a more comprehensive exhibition tomorrow (February 18th) in Italy. Hosted by the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo (GAMeC) in Lombardy, The Four Seasons will be the first solo by the American artist at an Italian institution and the first one that the museum has devoted to a young photographer on the international scene. Comprising of over forty medium and large format works, the selected photographs are divided […]
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Installation / Videos: Pejac – “Heavy Sea”

We’ve seen Pejac paint large indoor murals, small street pieces, window drawings, install sculptural works in public, create visual illusions on facades and walls, but we never seen him turn his paintings into reality. Until now. The Spanish artist just shared his latest project, Heavy Sea, titled after his watercolor painting from a few years ago depicting a lifesaving ring on top a tire dump. Recently, he came across a location that looked pretty much exactly like the one he drew, so he decided to re-create the image in […]
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Upcoming: “Winter Invitational” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On February 20th, a group show including Alex Gardner, Ashley Wood, Ben Sack, DALeast, Fulvio di Piazza, Jamie Adams, Jansson Stegner, João Ruas, Kevin Peterson, Lawrence Berzon, Mear One, Sam Wolfe Connolly and Soey Milk (seen above) will open at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (529 West 20th Street). The diverse list of artists are part of the gallery’s annual Winter Invitational and may portend future collaborations.
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Upcoming: Rime – “Conclusions” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

This Saturday night (February 20th), Conlusions from Rime (otherwise know as Jersey Joe) will be opening at Jonathan LeVine Gallery at their 529 West 20th Street location in New York. This debut show with the gallery from the MSK-affiliated graffiti artist will feature his mischievous cartoon characters that are commonly seen on the streets combined with a more abstract art direction. The locally-based artist further states – “starting with an empty space to paint, each stroke is thrown down unapologetically; influencing what follows. Beginning with aggressive and abstracted compositions that most often […]
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Openings: Jonathan Viner – Strange Math @ Roq la Rue

Earlier this month, Roq la Rue hosted it’s first opening of 2016 with Jonathan Viner’s Strange Math.  This marks a new less-is-more approach for the Seattle gallery, focusing on one artist a month, with a couple group exhibitions during the year. The show from the Brooklyn-based artist provided a great start to the new year with the large paintings filling the main floor of the gallery. Bright neon-like colors have infiltrated Viner’s usual muted color pallet, giving the paintings their own glow.  Provocative subject matter and […]
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Installations: Ai Weiwei (Berlin, Prague)

Ever since Ai Weiwei moved to Berlin after Chinese authorities returned his passport in 2015, he’s been actively working towards raising awareness about the refugee crisis that is hitting Europe. After reporting from and opening a studio on the Greek island of Lesbos, closing down his exhibition in Copenhagen in protest at a new law that allows Danish authorities to seize valuables from asylum seekers, China’s most acclaimed contemporary artist got the world’s attention once again with his recent interventions. He recently opened his world touring Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads […]
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Overtime: Feb 8 – Feb 14

More stories from the week that ended Feb 14 (click on bolded words for more information): ARTnews interviews Keith J Varadi on occasion of his show at Night Gallery. Install shots and info from Free Wi-Fi, Comedy are also up. Pyotr Pavlensky forcibly sent to psychiatric clinic for evaluation. Eric Spoutz donated six works to the Smithsonian and there are questions now over whether they are fake. Domenico and Eleanore De Sole settle out of court in their lawsuit against Ann Freedman. The case was likely settled […]
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Openings: “Still Here, A Decade of Lazarides” (London)

Until 24th March 2016, Lazarides is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a group exhibition Still Here – A Decade of Lazarides in London. Celebrated and pioneering artists who have helped shape the gallery are taking over the three floors of the Rathbone space. The illustrious roster included 3D, Aiko, Anthony Lister, Antony Micallef, Banksy, Brett Amory, Chloe Early, David Choe, Doug Foster, Faile, Frank Laws, Gary Taxali, Herbert Baglione, Hush, Ian Francis, Invader, Joe Rush, Jonathan Yeo, JR, Karim Zeriahen, Katrin Fridriks, Know Hope / Addam Y, […]