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Previews: Faith47 – “Aqua Regalia – Chapter Two” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Tomorrow night (November 19th) at the 557C West 23rd Street location of Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Faith47 will be opening a solo entitled Aqua Regalia – Chapter Two. As indicated from the title, the exhibition is a continuation of a series of works from the South African artist’s 2014 London show that deal with the idea of “royal water,” a highly corrosive mixture that has the ability to dissolve one of the most enshrined substances – gold. Related to this is the philosophy behind her work to utilize found objects and to […]

Interviews: David Welker – “Subconscious Narrative” @ Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery

Tomorrow night (November 19th) in New York, the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery will be presenting new works from David Welker that have been a year in the making. Entitled Subconscious Narrative, the new exhibition from the locally-based artist will feature wide surrealistic landscapes, battle scenes in the subconscious as well other as inventive and imaginative scenarios. He talks about this and more in an interview we recently conducted with him. Enjoy the Q&A’s as well as more preview images from the show below… Arrested Motion (AM): Tell us a little about your background […]

Previews: Tony Curanaj – “Echoes and Endeavors” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

After months of teasing his fans with mind-boggling process photos via his Instagram, Tony Curanaj will be opening his solo show with Joshua Liner Gallery on Thursday, November 19. Titled Echoes and Endeavors, the show will feature 18 new works including new oil paintings and works on paper. Known for his impeccable technical skills and dedication to Trompe L’oeil technique, his striking hyper realistic works are literally “deceiving the eye” of the observer. Inspired by traditional still life paintings and portraiture, his works are often paired with personal experiences and appreciation for […]

Previews: Riusuke Fukahori – “Goldfish Salvation” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Goldfish Salvation, Riusuke Fukahori’s second solo show with the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York will be opening on November 19th. Featuring his favorite subjects made obvious by the title of the show, the Japanese artist has prepared his signature three-dimensional acrylic and resin paintings of goldfish including his largest work-to-date. Through an exhaustive process, each piece is built up layer by layer while observing his fish companions held in dozens of tanks and bowls around his Yokohama studio. Along with these instantly recognizable works, he […]

Openings: Erik Jones – “In Colour” @ Dorothy Circus Gallery

Towards the end of last month, the Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome hosted the opening for the first European solo show by Erik Jones. Entitled In Colour, the vibrant new mixed media paintings feature his formula of female subjects set against abstract forms and geometric shapes that at times seem to reference high-end fashion. The American artist further states – “The narrative behind the work is more about challenging the viewer to see beauty in chaos. The figures are used as an aesthetic anchor, holding the viewer’s attention to a recognizable form, […]

Previews: Matzu / Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Somewhere Here” @ Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery

Tomorrow night (November 18th) in Luxembourg at Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) will be unveiling a selection of new paintings and a series of steel sculptures rendered in monochromatic gold and silver. Entitled Somewhere Here, the solo from the Brooklyn-based artist features complex compositions of expressionless figures seen against “Deco-florative” patterns. Seen throughout Matsuyama’s work are artistic influences that mirror his bi-cultural experience of growing up between Japan and America including Japanese art from the Edo and Meiji eras, classical Greek and Roman statuary, French Renaissance painting, post-war contemporary art, and Abstract Expressionist painters […]

Streets: 2Alas & Herakut & Pastel // Canvas Outdoor Museum Show (Florida)

With Miami Art Basel 2015 being just around the corner, the eyes of art community are all moving towards sunny Florida, making it a perfect spot for art events. West Palm Beach is currently hosting the Canvas Outdoor Museum Show, a public art show with featuring the works of 20 artists between November 8th and 22nd, including such names as 2Alas, Bik-ismo Case Maclaim, Cheryl Maeder, Greg Mike, Katja Loher, Kobra, Pastel, Sean Yoro aka Hula, Zeus, etc. Filled with industrial spaces, new high rises, bridges and […]
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Openings: Zachari Logan & Alessandra Maria & Joe Rudko – “Grotesques” & “Di Minores” & “Broken Image” @ Roq La Rue

Zachari Logan’s work has been seen here and there at Roq La Rue for a few years now, but Grotesques is his first solo show at the Seattle gallery. Using colored pencil and pastels, Logan blends plants and animals to create mutated hybrids of familiar species. While the delicate pencil and mylar pieces are framed, two of the pastel paintings are shown simply pinned to the wall. He explains this absence of protection helps the viewer connect better with the piece. In Di Minores, Alessandra Maria […]

Upcoming: ESPO – “Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull)” @ Brooklyn Museum

On November 20th, Steve “ESPO” Powers (featured) will be unveiling a site-specific installation for the Brooklyn Museum that he’s calling Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull). The immersive environment will transform the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery with signage and paintings styles that are unique to the seaside community and will also feature the works of Justin Green, Matt Wright, Mike Levy, Dan Murphy, Mike Lee, Mimi Gross, Alexis Ross, Sean Barton, Eric Davis, and Tim Curtis. Discuss Steve “ESPO” Powers here.

Previews: Aurel Schmidt – “Blast Furnace of Civilization” @ Half Gallery

Tonight in New York, Aurel Schmidt will be opening a new solo show at Half Gallery from 6-8pm. Blast Furnace of Civilization is the latest installment for the American artist’s ongoing series of works exploring the madness of capitalism. Along with her trusty colored pencil drawings, Schmidt will also be unveiling her first ever painted ceramics in this exhibition. Discuss Aurel Schmidt here.
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