A couple weekends ago, the HOCA Foundation in Hong Kong hosted an opening reception for a new showing from Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) entitled Oh Magic Night. Taking full advantage of the 11,000 exhibition space, the Brooklyn-based artist presented 45 paintings and 10 sculptural works that have been a year in the making. The rich, vibrant, and complex compositions draw from experiences in America as well as from his Japanese ancestry both in subject matter and techniques, some quite impressive in scale. For those in town, go check it out for yourself before April 9th at Shop […]
More stories from the week that ended March 26 (click on bolded words for more information): Dana Schutz’s painting of Emmett Till in Whitney Biennial sparks protests calling for its removal and destruction. NY Times also covers the issue, as does The Fader, The Independent, Art Forum, and The Daily Beast. Two Coats of Paint looks at it from a censorship perspective. Christina Sharpe speaks on the controversy. Aruna D’Souza discusses the issue for CNN. The New Republic’s case against Dana Schutz. Protester Parker Bright […]
On Monday, April 3rd, the Brooklyn Museum will host the seventh annual Brooklyn Artists Ball. This year’s event will honor Brooklyn Museum trustee and music producer Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and artist and activist Alicia Keys for their outstanding commitment to art in all its forms. This year’s event will be full of artist collaborations, transformative décor brought to life by David Stark Designs, and special surprise performances. The fundraiser will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the museum’s lobby at 6:30 pm before shifting […]
On April 1st, Hashimoto Contemporary will present a new body or work from Casey Gray in their San Francisco space. Entitled Double Knotted, this will the first solo at the gallery by the locally-based artist featuring his special form of still life utilizing spray paint and hand-cut masking techniques. Take a look at the video below in his studio as he prepares for the show. Photo and video credit: Shaun Roberts. Discuss Casey Gray here.
Though the end of this week, Alex Gross’ (interviewed) solo Antisocial Network will be on view at the Corey Helford Gallery featuring the locally-based artist’s look at the paradoxical effects of social media in our lives. His series of oil paintings along with some preparatory drawings feature his characters indulging in technology leading to a distanced state, showing how these networking apps pull us apart instead of bring us closer together. Rounding out the exhibition are a new set of his signature vintage cabinet card paintings, with the subjects modified oftentimes to […]
First introduced in China during the Back To School mural project in September 2016, than recreated at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, for his Wall Drawings exhibition, Seth will be releasing his In My Head image as a limited edition lithograph. Available from March 30th via agencesixpm.com this will be an inaugural edition for the new Paris-based art agency. Produced at Idem Paris, this fine art edition required 4 technicians, 6 hours of hand cutting, and 56 hours of printing to be completed. The result is a […]
Although we’ve barely warmed up to KAWS’ latest product (covered), he surprises us with even more news via Instagram. “I’m happy to finally be able to announce a new project releasing this April with Uniqlo…” Like his previous Uniqlo project, there will be KAWS x Peanuts apparel as well as some plush toys apparently this go around (see below). Discuss KAWS here. UNIQLO ''UT'' KAWS×PEANUTS plush toys. A post shared by NIGO® (@nigo) on Mar 22, 2017 at 9:26pm PDT
Josh Keyes (interviewed) just released an open edition entitled I’ll Melt With You. The image is taken from a 2016 acrylic painting and displays his concern with humankind’s effect on our environment and future. The edition will be open/unsigned and the image dimensions are 12 x16 inches (30.48 x 40.64 cm). Total print dimensions, including border: 16 x 20 inches (40.64 x 50.8 cm). The print is now available here from The Colossal Shop and is priced at $60. Discuss Josh Keyes here.
Following the initial news on the KAWS x Air Jordan 4 (covered), we now not only have an official release date for the collaboration, but also a great preview of the apparel that will be released alongside the shoes. The Jordan X KAWS capsule collection is highlighted by the Air Jordan IV designed with the Brooklyn-based artist and will include an apparel collection made up of a coach’s jacket, hoodie, t-shirt and five-panel cap. The launch is set for March 28 in Greater China and on March […]
Fresh from the opening of his Lisbon solo show, Felipe Pantone spent several days in Napa Valley working on his latest mural for the RAD Napa project (curated by Thinkspace). Following on the heels of the Bezt x Natalia Rak piece from few weeks ago (covered), the wall from the Argentinian-born artist is the second addition to the upcoming art district in the area. Known for his digital-based imagery filled with strict geo objects, bright colors and monochromatic elements, Pantone created another public piece that appears as a […]