Last weekend, Library Street Collective in Detroit hosting the opening for Futura latest solo show entitled NEW HORIZONS. Along with all new paintings that features some of the graffiti legend’s signature abstract color studies with gyroscopic structures as well as his old school pointman characters, new large-scale pieces were prepared for the outdoor space in BELT Alley for the PUBLIC MATTER series of works. Photo credit:[email protected] & Sal Rodriguez. Discuss Futura here.
Precisely one month ahead of his upcoming London solo debut, Pejac has revealed his latest series of public interventions around the city. Titled Downside Up, these simple and striking installations are once again proving his ability to create an unexpected twist on common things and reality in general. The new sculptural series consists of old shoes “hanging” from light poles, signs, or other structures in an urban environment. However, Pejac’s shoes defy gravity and hang as if down is up and up is down. Like […]
On June 24th, Land Gallery in Portland will be opening a new show entitled Weird View, Weird Few from Evah Fan. The Oakland based illustrator and artist’s gouache paintings often feature her eclectic cast of human and animal characters in unusual configurations, position, and situations, all rendered in her flat, multicolored style. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Evah Fan here.
The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo of Málaga recently opened Miss Van‘s first show at a museum. On 21st of June, the Barcelona-based artist introduced El Viento en Mi Pelo (For The Wind in My Hair), a show overviewing the last three years of her career. Curated by Fernando Francés, the show consists of 39 paintings made in the last three years, some of which are now being shown for the first time. Since starting out with outdoor mural interventions in her hometown of Toulouse two decades ago, the French artist has became […]
Next door to the main hall of Art Basel (covered – part 1, part 2), the Unlimited section was reserved for mostly large site specific installations. Curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer, the idea for this platform was to go beyond the traditional fair booth limitations and allow exhibitors to present large size sculptures, paintings, videos, installations and performances. Featuring 88 projects from around the globe, this sector included large works by such names as Anish Kapoor, Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin, Frank Stella, Paul Mccarthy, James Turrell, […]
The twelfth edition of the Volta Fair in Basel returned to its dome home at Markthalle. As one of the satellite events to the main Art Basel expo (covered – part 1, part 2), the fair featured a selection of galleries and artists that included 68 exhibitors from 20 countries worldwide. Though proudly showing the new and emerging contemporary art names, the venue allowed visitors to also enjoy works by recent Venice Biennale participants or mid-career artists with concurrent or recent major museum solos. We bring your our personal selection […]
The London edition of the Affordable Art Fair is a twice-yearly event alternating between both sides of the River Thames. From 16–19 June, it was held in Hampstead Heath with over 100 galleries exhibiting works priced between £100 and £5,000. AM rarely discovers much it would sacrifice a finger for when visiting the AAF. But as with flea markets and record stores, the real fun is in trawling and sifting, searching for that elusive gem. At cheaper fairs especially, a default curatorial and hanging style […]
Moving closer to its big brother, the Scope Art Show is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in Basel at a new location three blocks away from the main fair (covered – part 1, part 2). The new space at Clarahuus includes three floors divided between 85 international exhibitors and 10 breeder program galleries. The international feel of this year’s edition is confirmed with exhibitors hailing from four continents and over twenty countries including China, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Italy, Iran, Russia, Turkey, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, […]
Last month, nine artist headed to Manchester in the UK to participate in Cities of Hope, a project put together by Vestige, a not for profit social justice organization that uses the arts to inspire action on the social issues. The goal was for each link each artist to a local charity that fights for the lives that are affected on their chosen issue. Phlegm didn’t have to travel far from Sheffield to paint his piece for the event in support of Ancoats Dispensary Trust, a […]
More stories from the week that ended June 19 (click on bolded words for more information): Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Floating Piers opens in Italy on Lake Iseo. RIP: Bill Berkson, who passed away at the age of 76 due to a heart attack. RIP: Gillett Griffin, who passed away due to natural causes at the age of 87. The art world responds to the mass shooting tragedy in Orlando. Casey Nocket pleads guilty to several acts of vandalism in national parks for painting on rock formations. David Nahmad adamant […]