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Upcoming: “A Study Of Hair” @ Backwoods Gallery

After two shows featuring the study of hands and eyes the last two years in what will be a decade long project, the  series continues with A Study Of Hair at the Backwoods Gallery starting on September 26th. This year’s roster includes C215, Dave Kinsey, Faith47, Inkie, Jonathan Guthmann, Mark Bode, Merda, Miso, ROA (seen above), Stephen Ives, Shohei Otomo, TwoOne, Usugrow, Yusk Imai and Alexander Mitchell, who will each contribute a piece with their unique interpretation of the theme. Make plans to stop by if you […]
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Previews: “Kubrick – An Art Show Tribute” @ Spoke Art

For those intrigued by a look at the provocative print we shared with you earlier from Bartosz Kosowski leading up to the Kubrick, An Art Show Tribute, here is a look at more preview images. With the opening scheduled for September 6th (RSVP here) at Spoke Art in San Francisco, fans of the late legendary director should make plans to revisit some of their favorite movies through the imagery of a roster of artists put together by the gallery. The participants also include Aaron Jasinski, Akira Beard, Alex Kirzhener, Anarkitty, […]
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Previews: Maya Hayuk – “Alles Klar” @ Die Kunstagentin

Maya Hayuk is currently in Cologne in Germany, where she is working several interesting projects that will be revealed tonight. She will be opening her new solo show at Die Kunstagentin, as well as revealing a new mural and have an official print release with Arty Farty Gallery as an after party. Titled Alles Klar, the new show includes the latest creations she has been working on in her studio in NY. with these pieces, she continues painting her symmetrical compositions, generating intricate patterns by using radiant colors, […]
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Openings: Mr Jago – ‘New Co-ordinates’ & Poesia – ‘Reflexive’ @ White Walls & Shooting Gallery

If you have more than a passing interest in abstract graffiti, then White Walls and Shooting Gallery’s August double-header would have peaked your interest. Transcend members Mr Jago (seen above) from Bristol in the UK and local boy Poesia (seen below) opened a pair of solo exhibitions respectively entitled New Co-ordinates and Reflexive. Jago’s organic compositions have an ethereal flow, and whilst Poesia’s angular geometric biased work visually couldn’t be more different, both contain a similar dynamism within their work, forged from their pursuit of abstraction of the work […]
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Openings: Mehdi Ghadyanloo – “Mirage of Redemption” @ Galleri Geo

Mehdi Ghadyanloo is known to international street art lovers for the murals he has been painting around Tehran. So far, he has created over 100 surrealistic murals around the city, brightening up the streets with his witty concepts that play with depth and perspective. On August 22nd, he opened a debut show at Galleri GEO in Norway titled Mirage of Redemption. For this exhibition, the Iranian artist prepared a 20 piece series that is “inspired by human life, and traverses both history and race.” Similar to his public […]
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Upcoming: “Small Indignities” @ Red Truck Gallery

Coming up on September 13th, the Red Truck Gallery in New Orleans will be hosting a group exhibition entitled Small Indignities. Curated by Noah Antieau & Alix Sloan, the show features a fine list of artists including Jessicka Addams, Dan Barry, Ian Berry, Jana Brike, Bryan Cunningham, Jason D’Aquino, Camille Rose Garcia, Tom Haney, Bosko Hrnjak, Marion Peck, Ransom & Mitchell, Chris Roberts-Antieau, Mark Ryden (seen above), Mike Stilkey, Ben Venom, Casey Weldon and John Whipple. Via Hi-Fructose.
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Upcoming: D*Face – “Scars & Stripes” (Los Angeles)

After hitting up Los Angeles in 2011 and earlier this year, British artist D*Face (interviewed) will be bringing his imagery back to Hollywood later this month. Scars & Stripes will open on September 27th at a popup location (315 S. Robertson Blvd) and will feature 30 large scale portraits, sculptures, and installations both inside and outside the gallery space along with two new murals in LA and limited edition prints. The new work will speak to fragility of life and the stereotypes of the “American […]
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Upcoming: “Satan Ceramics” @ Salon94 (Freemans)

On September 7th, the Freemans location of Salon94 in New York will be opening a small group show from Mary Frey, Pat McCarthy, JJ PEET and Tom Sachs (seen above). The artists met in a class taught by PEET at the 92nd Street Y and still meet weekly to make, fire, and glaze. Frey puts it, “Our weekly ritual takes place within the clubhouse where we eat together, share knowledge, discuss, make pots, talk shit and dream.” The creative results of these sessions have been gathered together and […]
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Streets: Aryz, Escif, Kenor for WE AArt (Part I)

Here is a first look at the WE AArt festival going down in Aalborg, Denmark, a public arts event featuring the work of some artists you may be be familiar with. Along with a look at the completed pieces from Aryz (seen above), Escif, and Kenor, we will have photos from the others involved soon – Alexis Diaz, Liqen, Interesni Kazki, Jaz, Fintan Magee, and Don John. This is just the start for the project in one of the larger Danish cities as the plan […]
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Upcoming: “Masterworks: Defining A New Narrative” @ Long Beach Museum of Art

Coming up at the end of the next month, the Long Beach Museum of Art will be hosting an interesting group exhibition where 14 accomplished artists are asked to contribute one large scale painting from their careers which they deem as being pivotal. Because of this premise, most of the work included, we would imagine, will be taken on loan from collectors. The list of participants includes Esao Andrews, Sean Cheetham, Natalia Fabia, Alex Gross, James Jean, Josh Keyes, Mario Martinez, Greg Simkins, Nicola Verlato, Eric […]