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POW! WOW! ’15 / Previews: 1xRun Print Exhibition

Along with mural painting that started off today and a museum show with Thinkspace Gallery (covered), one of the central events of POW! WOW! Hawaii is the print exhibition organized in collaboration with 1xRun.com. For their 3rd annual show they scheduled 30+ limited edition print releases featuring most of the artists from this year POW! WOW! roster, which will be exhibiting at the Fresh Cafe in Kaka’ako. The releases started online daily at 1xRun.com on the 4th of February, and will continue until the end of the […]
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Showing: Isaac Cordal – “Moments de solitude” @ Spacejunk

Last week, Spacejunk in Bayonne, France presented new works from Isaac Cordal in an exhibition entitled Moments de solitude. For this showing, the Brussel-based artist created installations for the indoor space that mirror the pieces he usually leaves in the streets. These sculptural interventions, which he calls Cement Eclipses, consist of tiny middle-aged men in suits who navigate dreary, oppressive environments pointing out the how we are slaves to consumerism, funded by lives of drudgery. Discuss Isaac Cordal here.
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Openings / Setup: CUT IT OUT! @ Urban Nation

A couple weekends ago, Urban Nation continued their ongoing arts program in Berlin with a new show curated by Henrik Haven & Olly Walker entitled CUT IT OUT!. Focusing on the artistic merit of the stencil, the group exhibition brought together some well known street artists skilled with the technique. Participants included Above, Adam 5100, Aiko, Alessio-B, Artist Ouvrier, B-Toy, C215, Canvaz, Don John, Eins92, Eelus, EismannArts, Epsylon Point, Fin Dac, Icy & Sot, Jana & Js, Jef Aerosol, Joe Iurato, Kurar, Logan Hicks, M-City, Mobstr, Monkey […]
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Showing: Titus Kaphar – “Drawing The Blinds” @ Jack Shainman Gallery

Jack Shainman Gallery is currently showing a two part solo debut with the gallery, by recognized Titus Kaphar. Drawing The Blinds is a survey of new, mostly large size paintings that are painted and than manipulated with American artist’s recognizable interventions. Through his process, the artist is moving his seemingly classical oils to a sculptural and conceptual sphere. By cutting out characters or parts of the paintings, slicing or shredding the canvas, using it as a curtain to cover or show another image, he is showing […]
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POW! WOW! ’15 / Openings: Thinkspace – “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum Of Art School

Last night, POW! WOW! Hawaii kicked things off with a group show curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum Of Art School (111 Victoria Street). Entitled Exploring The New Contemporary Movement, the exhibition featured an impressive and diverse roster or artists, each contributing a 12 x 12″ piece. Participants include: 123Klan, Aaron Horkey, Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Alexis Diaz, Allison Sommers, Amanda Marie, Amanda Lynn, Anders Gjennestag, Andrew Schoultz, Angry Woebots, Ariel DeAndrea, Brendan Monroe, Brett Amory, Brian Mashburn, Carl Cashman, Case, Casey Weldon, Chad Hasegawa, Chie Yoshii, Christine Wu, […]
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Overtime: Feb 2 – Feb 8

More stories from the week that ended Feb 8 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for Israel Lund’s exhibition at The Power Station. RIP: Walter Liedtke, who died at the age of 69 after he was killed in the Metro-North train crash. RIP: Carl Djerassi, who died at 91. He was the inventor of the birth control pill and a avid art collector. Islamic State burns and destroys historic collections on science, culture, poetry and children’s books in Mosul. Several […]
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Upcoming: Nicola Verlato – “Conquest of the West” @ KP Projects / MKG

Later tonight at the newly branded KP Projects / MKG (Merry Karnowsky Gallery),  Nicola Verlato (featured) will be opening his own solo along with KMNDZ. Following up on a successful showing there in 2013 (covered), the Italian artist will be presenting a new body of work collectively entitled Conquest of the West. Painted with inspiration from old masterworks yet with contemporary references, Verlato’s imagery is an intriguing mix of the familiar with a new twist. Discuss Nicola Verlato here.
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Showing: Jiri Georg Dokoupil – “New Paintings” @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

Paul Kasmin Gallery is currently showing a series of new paintings by Jiri Georg Dokoupil with his first NYC solo show in two decades. Consisting of large scale works from his Soap Bubble Paintings series, this installation is represents his ongoing experimentation with non-traditional mediums and chemical processes. The Czech-born artist started producing these kind of works back in the 90s, after mixing a color pigment and soap. After years of perfecting his technique, the result are striking works that freeze the moment and capture […]
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Streets: Aaron Li-Hill (Los Angeles)

Tomorrow night (February 7th) in Los Angeles, Aaron Li-Hill will be presenting a new body of work at the C.A.V.E. Gallery in Los Angeles entitled Carbon. Focusing this time on his series portraying themes of man versus nature, in particular habitats threatened by the effects of industrialization, he has mirrored the new paintings with an impressive new mural. Take a look at more shots below… Discuss Aaron Li-Hill here.
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Previews: Boris “Delta” Tellegen – “Current” @ Backslash

On February 12th, Boris “Delta” Tellegen will be unveiling a new body of work at Backslash in Paris entitled Current. His second solo with the gallery will see him further expand on his post-graffiti abstraction with a collection of works inspired by the electrical current, it’s movement and unbroken activity. Described by the Dutch artist as a synthesis of the various artistic periods in his career to date, the series will feature large assemblages of wood as well as smaller glued works on paper. Discuss […]