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Projects: Escif – “Breath” (Italy)

Spanish artist Escif recently teamed up with Incipit Art to create a unique environmental project to reforest Mount Olivella – BREATH. The idea is to share a huge global consciousness message with the world, written with 5,000 new trees that will be planted on Mount Olivella, rising above the Gulf of Sapri, in Southern Italy. Deforested by the middle of 1700s, with serious consequences such as the hydro geological instability which still causes floods in the surrounding areas, this 1,025 meter high mountain is a symbol of the crisis that […]

Showing: Paco Pomet – “Un Breve Fulgor (A Brief Glare)” @ Galería My Name’s Lolita Art

As previously announced, Galería My Name’s Lolita Art in Madrid is currently showing a new solo exhibition by Paco Pomet. Opened since the 26th of January, Un Breve Fulgor (A Brief Glare) consists of the latest oil paintings from the Spanish artist and will be on view through March 15th. The show continues Pomet’s series of work that creates alternate history while raising actual questions. Taking vintage photographs as the base for his works, he adds impossible scenarios, digital objects or symbols, as well as an entire spectrum of other unexpected […]

Previews: “Welcome to New Jersey” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

After 12 years in New York, Jonathan LeVine Gallery has relocated to Jersey City at Mana Contemporary. Their inaugural show in the new space is entitled Welcome to New Jersey and opens on February 18th. The impressive roster for the group exhibition includes: Adam Wallacavage, AJ Fosik, Alessandro Gallo (seen above), Alex Diamond, Andy Kehoe, Ashley Wood, Augustine Kofie, Beth Cavener, Camille Rose Garcia, Carlos Ramirez, Chloe Early, Cryptik, Dan Witz, Diego Gravinese, Dylan Egon, Eloy Morales, Erik Jones, EVOL, Gary Taxali, Handiedan, Haroshi, Hush, Jeff Soto, Jeremy […]

Openings: Jeremiah Jenkins – “Everything Must Go” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Earlier this month, Hashimoto Contemporary opened a solo show from Jeremiah Jenkins entitled Everything Must Go. The new body of work includes sculptural works from the local artist that display his signature wit and novel technique of dismantling an item’s original form and recreating it in a way to make the viewer think. The most delightful pieces come from his Trophy series where the ubiquitous golden figures seen on top of the common prizes appear to have taken a lives of their own. Photo credit: Shaun Roberts.

Previews: Mehdi Ghadyanloo – “Spaces of Hope” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

Howard Griffin Gallery recently announced their upcoming off-site project in the industrial 14,000 square foot Ambika P3 exhibition space in central London. On March 2nd, they will be opening Spaces Of Hope, a three day only solo exhibition of new paintings and installations from Mehdi Ghadyanloo. Two year since his last show with the gallery (covered) and few months after his successful public commission in the United States (covered), the Iranian artist will be presenting a new body of work influenced by the unstable times of modern history. Combining the experiences of […]

Overtime: Feb 6 – Feb 12

More stories from the week that ended Feb 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Petzel’s We need to talk…  show in David Ebony’s list of top 10 New York gallery shows this winter. RIP: Dahlov Ipcar, who passed away at the age of 99. RIP: Arlyn Pillay, who passed away at the age of 35 after being shot by his brother. Fifteen masked men break into Visual Culture Research Center, destroys an exhibition, and steals artworks Manaf Halbouni’s vertical bus installation intended as a monument to […]

Upcoming: Erin M. Riley – “Simple” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Coming up on March 4th, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will be hosting a solo show from Erin M. Riley (interviewed) featuring a set of her new weavings. Entitled Simple, the fresh body of work sees the Brooklyn-based artist continue pushing the boundaries of fabric art with her portrayal of nude selfies, drug paraphernalia, car wrecks, porn screenshots, domestic violence, and other nontraditional subject matter for the medium. Although oftentimes provocative, Riley’s work is at the same time deeply personal and honest as she draws inspiration from life experiences and […]

Previews: Sam Friedman – “LOVE SONGS” @ Library Street Collective

Tomorrow night (February 11th) in Detroit, Library Street Collective will be presenting new work from Sam Friedman in a show entitled LOVE SONGS. Continuing his deconstruction of natural landscapes, the New York-based artist has prepared a series of canvases as well as over 30 paintings on paper that revisit his earlier exploration of beach scenes and sunsets. The two different sets of works will allow for a nice contrast in techniques as the canvases use a single type of paint and a freehand technique, while the pieces on […]

KAWS Releasing Remaining Stock Of “BFF” Plush (Black Version)

For those who missed the original blue colorway of KAWS’ BFF plush (covered) in Thailand, there was another chance with the recent slate of black versions that were released in conjunction with his exhibition in Texas (covered). Limited to 3000, these were not easy to come by either but here is another opportunity for fans out there as the Brooklyn-based artist will be re-releasing some leftover stock tomorrow (9 PST) on his website for $200 each. One can only hope there will be another color added when his upcoming […]

Showing: Josh Reames – “Texting While Driving” @ Bill Brady

Showing through the end of this weekend in Miami is Josh Reames’ exhibition at Bill Brady Gallery. Entitled Texting While Driving, the new work features the imagery from the Brooklyn-based artist references the distracted driver with the random streams of information that seen with cursory glances in between giving attention to the cellphone. Also on display in the space are a series of traffic cone sculptures, presented in a variety of colors, heights, and conditions. Discuss Josh Reames here.