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Overtime: Oct 24 – Oct 30

More stories from the week that ended Oct 30 (click on bolded words for more information): Artspace profiles Nathan Cash Davidson, Torey Thornton, and Avery Singer. (above: Torey Thornton’s Rapport Vroom show at Shane Campbell Gallery). Frieze reviews Jamian Juliano-Villani’s The World’s Greatest Planet on Earth at Studio Voltaire. RIP: Raymond Brown, who passed away during scaffolding accident in Miami while painting a mural. RIP: Tom Doyle, who passed away on Oct 8. RIP: Marwan Kassab-Bachi, who passed away at the age of 82. RIP: Steve Dillon, who passed away […]

Openings: Hajime Sorayama @ Jacob Lewis Gallery

Last night, Jacob Lewis Gallery held the opening reception for their inaugural show with Hajime Sorayama. A few weeks after announcing his representation, the Chelsea-based gallery revealed his newest body of work featuring his signature Sexy Robots. The 10 new acrylic paintings and one sculpture were created around the idea of re-inventing American icons. From Hollywood starlets to pop culture idols (fashion and music stars), the Japanese artist presented his vision of these characters as one of his retro-future pinups. Examples include Kate Moss shown as a bionic Playboy bunny, Elvis Presley as […]

Releases: Chet Zar – “The Meeting” Print

In association with his current DY5TOPIA show at Copro Gallery, Chet Zar (interviewed) has released a new print entitled The Meeting. Based on a painting from the exhibition of the same name, the image shows a group of the Los Angeles-based artist’s creepy characters getting together to discuss some secret objective. Produced in a run of 55, there is an offer to personalize the 19″ x 13″ giclée with a drawing by Zar tomorrow Saturday, October 29, at the gallery if ordered online for $100 before the signing (3-7 pm). […]

Streets: El Mac (Colorado)

Over the summer, El Mac spend some time on a commission mural at the Manitou Art Center, coincidentally also referred to as The MAC in Manitou Springs, Colorado. It was a collaboration (something he often does) with his friend FUSE, who painted some of the graffiti elements for this piece entitled Native Son (This Saint Floyd), a tribute to local artist local artist Floyd Tunson. You can read more about it here if you are interested. Discuss El Mac here.

Previews: 1010 – “Eversion” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Following up on last year’s exhibition (covered) at Hashimoto Contemporary will be another solo from 1010 at the San Francisco gallery starting November 3rd. Eversion continues the Hamburg-based artist’s series of portals, echoing the large-scale works he paints on the streets. The pieces utilizing color theory and perspective are painted on layers of acrylic glass and mounted on aluminum dibond, a technique that augments the illusory effect. Discuss 1010 here.

Previews: Scott Listfield – “Anthropocene” @ Antler Gallery

Tonight in Portland, Antler Gallery will be opening two person show entitled Anthropocene featuring the work of Scott Listfield and Brin Levinson. The title of the exhibition refers to the epoch in Earth’s history where human activity has become the dominant force of change on our planet, something Listfield took to heart as he painted his signature astronaut while thinking about our increasing reliance on technology and decline in the biodiversity on our earth. Discuss Scott Listfield here.

Previews: Hajime Sorayama @ Jacob Lewis Gallery

Starting on October 28th at Jacob Lewis Gallery, the surreal robotic works of Hajime Sorayama will grace the walls of the New York showspace and will open for public consumption. Along with paintings more in line with the Japanese artist’s trademark sexy robot aesthetic like Kate Moss reimagined as an automaton Playboy Bunny, on display will also be popular pop culture icons transformed into their mechanical forms as well as sculptural rendition. Via Juxtapoz. Discuss Hajime Sorayama here.

Streets: Inter|Urban project (Cleveland)

Jasper Wong from POW! WOW! recently joined forces with Fred Bidwell from Transformer Station as curatorial team for the INTER|URBAN public arts program 2016. This original project is working on transforming Cleveland’s public transit rail system into a large-scale public art experience. Through artwork that can be enjoyed on their commute, this program seeks to challenge public transit riders emotionally and intellectually, while making physical and cultural connections to their surroundings. Inspiration for the artworks included is taken directly from the literature of the Anisfield-Wolf Book […]

Previews: Shepard Fairey – “Visual Disobedience” @ HOCA Foundation

Today in Hong Kong (October 27th) the HOCA Foundation will be opening to the public a new exhibition from Shepard Fairey (featured). Visual Disobedience will be the famed American street artist’s first solo in the Chinese city-state which will include an extensive survey including original stencils, rubyliths, canvases, and prints that will encourage “the audience to contemplate one’s relationship with the environment both physically and philosophically, and attempts to stimulate curiosity and reevaluate one’s perception of visual disobedience, simultaneously embedding HOCA’s commitment to promoting awareness and access to […]

Previews: “BAD DADS VII” @ Spoke Art (New York)

In what has become an annual tradition at Spoke Art, an art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson will be opening on October 28th. Just in time for Halloween, BAD DADS VII will open up at their new New York location in the Lower East Side (210 Rivington St) so come decked out in your best costume to win some prizes and of course to enjoy some art (tickets here). Enjoy some preview images here like the sweet piece by Reuben Negron seen above.