Continuing with the themes he was exploring for a sold out show in San Diego last year, Kelsey Brookes will be presenting new work tomorrow night (November 21st) at the Judith Charles Gallery. His first solo in New York will feature abstract paintings and musings on molecular structures drawing from his scientific background, especially focusing in on drugs that affect the human consciousness. Take a look inside his studio as he prepared for this exhibition. Photo credit: Chase Cruz. Discuss this show here. Discuss Kelsey Brookes here.
Hailing from New York, Julia Chiang immerses the Midwest this fall with her work via Kansas City’s Bill Brady Gallery. Upon entry to the showspace, you are welcomed by several large “burst” paintings (seen in our studio visit) drawing you directly into the voided spaces within them. Chiang also shows off some new pieces consisting of large scale “fence” paintings alongside her more familiar glazed ceramic “drops” surrounding the space like altars. Julia keeps your attention and eyes confused with “A Word, Your Word #1,2” where she […]
Over the weekend, Galerie Perrotin in Paris presented 20 new works from photographer Ryan McGinley. Entitled Body Loud, the selection of photos are a continuation of the New York-based artist’s signature imagery taken during summer road trips with his friends, staging and posing them in natural settings with his recognizable aesthetic. Take a look at more shots of the exhibition below… Photo credit: Karl Hab. Discuss this show here. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.
A couple weeks ago, Word to Mother (interviewed) returned to San Francisco’s White Walls (see 2012) for a new solo show. Entitled California Coming Home, the London-based artist’s fresh selection of paintings incorporated Cali imagery around his signature character based on his own persona. Referring nostalgically to times past when he visited the Golden State in his childhood, the pieces express these feelings in a dream-like loose composition. He explains – “When I first visited California it was a time in my life when things were much more simple, […]
Danish artist, graffiti writer and illustrator, HuskMitNavn (RememberMyName in Danish), recently released a book of drawings – Offline. The title of the book is the artist’s response to the trend of our life moving into the online realm, with help of virtual communication and social networks. A book release was held on the 15th November at Schaefer Grafisk in Copenhagen where 92 original drawings featured in a book were exhibited and available. HuskMitNavn spent most of 2013 working on these drawings using heliography aka a direct copy technique with […]
There is an old saying that the window to your soul is through the eyes. Marco Mazonni has capatilized on this, by excluding them from his brilliant color pencil drawings. The exclusion mystifies and intrigues, while the surrounding plants, flowers, and familiar animals try to ease our reactions. Naturama features three larger works and a bounty of smaller pieces on moleskin paper, giving us a detailed look into Mazzoni’s animal kingdom. Several of the smaller pieces feature a monotone palette, with a ball-point pen replacing the usual colored pencils. Mimicking portraits […]
Wednesday night (November 20th) in Hong Kong, the local Galerie Perrotin will be opening a solo by Daniel Arsham entitled #FUTUREARCHIVE. For the New York-based artist’s first show in China, he has prepared a selection of workS that provide a good overview of the different series he has been exploring. The title of the exhibition refers to the sculptures he creates out of shattered glass and other materials that depict modern day items as they would be seen in the future as relics and Pompeian-like post […]
AM recently visited Mary Iverson in her studio leading up to the open of her Sunk exhibition. With the work complete, it was time to take it to the masses at Davidson Galleries in Seattle. The large landscapes filled the space with nature, but the veil of over-population and consumerism permeated the scenes as etched lines and shipping containers. There are also some smaller mixed media pieces which tackled the climate change topic and the inevitable rise of the worlds oceans. To cap it off, […]
One year since his last solo show at Ruttkowski;68 in Germany, Brazilian artist Finok aka Raphael Sagarra will be presenting his solo show at Smith Galleria in his hometown of Sao Paolo. Opening on the 23rd of November, and on view until 21st of December, Despacho is shaping up to be Finok’s strongest show to date. For this show, the young artist created a complex body of work, including 17 original pieces ranging from canvases, wood panels, installations, Brazilian kites and various objects. Working with different mediums from paper, to canvas, wood panels, scrap wood, […]
As the art world turns their eyes toward the fast approaching Art Basel Week in Miami, we have for you another show you may want to check out. PISTON HEAD: Artists Engage the Automobile held at the top level of 1111 Lincoln Road, the open air parking structure designed by Herzog & de Meuron (see Marco Brambilla party in 2011) and is powered by Ferrari. The exhibition will feature automobiles transformed by a selection artists since the 70s including Ron Arad, Bruce High Quality Foundation, César, Dan […]