On September 11th CULT / Aimee Friberg Exhibitions in San Francisco opened Haptic Render, a solo exhibition of new drawings and installations by Francesco Igory Deiana. With this show, the locally-based artist introduced a new direction in his work, exploring the translation of form between the digital and analog worlds. Over the years Deiana has been creating highly detailed, labor-intensive artwork using ball point pen, spray paint, and photographic prints to combine contemporary and classic techniques. For his newest body of work, he chose graphite as medium […]
Three years since her last official print release, Katrin Fridriks last week released her latest edition Royal Gene&Ethics with Lazarides Editions. Being a perfectionist on all levels of her production, this print was over a year in the making and the final result looks truly impressive. Using eight screen printed colors, the edition is based on one of her explosive black and white pieces from the Gene&Ethics series, one of which is currently on view at the Venice Biennale (covered). Known for mostly large size canvases and installations, the Icelandic […]
Intricate, detailed, and elegant, Tahiti Pherson’s hand-cut monochromatic works on paper are currently on exhibition at Joseph Gross Gallery in NY’s Chelsea gallery district. Fans and admirers received a up-close and personal look at the fascinating pieces that the artist has made both in two and three-dimensions. The labor of love is on full display, as Pherson devotes an average of 100 hours for each of his works. See them for yourself in the images below and visit the gallery before the show ends on Oct 3.
Returning to Boston for the third and final piece in a series of public works on the tallest building in the city, JR (interviewed) decided place his new work on the 44th to 50th floor. Standing at 150 feet tall and 86 feet wide, the piece is the tallest work ever envisioned by the French photograffeur. Started without much fanfare, the piece at former John Hancock tower developed over several days as residents of Beantown speculated on the artist behind it all. The mysterious figure of the anonymous […]
Coming up on November 7th, James Jean (interviewed) will be opening a solo show in Tokyo at the Hidari Zingaro Gallery. Curated by Takashi Murakami, the exhibition will be entitled Zugzwang, a German chess term that describes when you need to move, but you don’t want to because of the terrible conditions and that fact that it might make things worse. For many of the American artist’s Japanese fans, this may be their first opportunity to see his work in person so make plans to be there if you are in the […]
More stories from the week that ended Sep 27 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for Derek Paul Boyle – Roleplay exhibition at Smart Objects. RIP: Brian Sewell, who died at the age of 84 after being diagnosed last year with cancer. Anish Kapoor forced by French court to remove anti-semitic vandalism from his Versailles sculpture. The artist will perform an artistic intervention on the piece. He is appeals the decision and discusses more about the vandalism. Kapoor decides to cover […]
Last week, It Looks Like It Says opened at Joshua Liner Gallery, the latest solo from Geoff McFetridge. The exhibition consisted of a series of large scale works as well as smaller works on paper arranged together on one wall of the New York showspace. The Los Angeles-based artist’s first solo with the gallery introduced fans in the area to his minimalistic aesthetic, emphasizing basic forms and plays on perspective. Discuss Geoff McFetridge here.
Following up on a show at EVOKE Contemporary back in 2013 (covered), Kent Williams will be opening another solo tonight (September 25th) at the New Mexico showpace. Entitled Bones With Flesh, the new body of work includes some exquisite oil painting as well as some looser studies on paper. The subject matter centers on the Los Angeles-based artist’s mastery of the human form but also superimposed over these skills are more abstract elements throughout the composition. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Kent Williams here.
Another artist participating in this year’s Murals In The Market in Detroit has released a print in association with the event. Luke Chueh’s (interviewed) contribution through 1xRUN is entitled Graffiti, a tongue-in-cheek image based on a painting from 2008 entitled Graffiti (I Don’t Do…). We’ll have more about the wall the Los Angeles-based artist painted soon for you but for now, head over here to pick up this print if you are interested. Discuss Luke Chueh here.
After a summer series of works in his hometown of Paris, Invader has moved on to Italy to put up his next batch of work. The central Italian city of Ravenna is known for its superb Byzantine mosaics, so it is only natural that the French artist has chosen to increase his street activity there. This second invasion featured 15 new pieces with inspiration that ranged from the architecture, culture, and sights of the area. Discuss Invader here.