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Openings: Paul Wackers – “Of Life” @ Morgan Lehman

On through the end of January at the Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York is a new show from Paul Wackers entitled Of Life. The Brooklyn-based painter has long been a student of 20th century European avant-garde painting and has spent countless hours deciphering and deconstructing the work of artists like Matisse, Braque, and Picasso. Taking what he has learned and reinterpreting it in his own style, Wackers applies his creative output in this new body of work toward interiors while maintaining his bold palette, […]

Showing: Tim Biskup “The Box” Installation @ The Standard (Hollywood)

After returning from Miami and the festivities of Art Basel Week, Tim Biskup (featured) headed over to The Standard Hotel in Hollywood to work on a new project. For his second stint as the designer of the installation at the glass vitrine space (see his first here) behind the front desk, Tim decided to utilize his signature pixelated motif in the background wall and foreground glass as well as some abstract twining hangings scattered about the hotel lobby all centered on the theme of an upside […]

Showing: Patrick Martinez – “Reel Tawlk” @ Loft In Space

Earlier this month, our friends at Loft in Space featured the paintings and fabricated neon work of Patrick Martinez in a solo show entitled Reel Tawlk. The show focuses on the current state of affairs in America – for example Blue Without Green neon piece draws from the current “Occupy Movement” and speaks towards the sentiment of “melancholy without money.” More photos of the opening in Hawaii from Brandon Shigeta after the jump…

James Jarvis @ The Standard (New York)

Last month, we mentioned that James Jarvis (interviewed) would be signing his new book, De Profundis, at The Standard Shop in New York. Now we have some photos of the site-specific painting the British illustrator created on the shop’s windows as well as some of the works he produced for the showing. More after the jump…

Basel Week Miami ’11: Corey Helford Gallery @ Scope

Another booth we took time to enjoy at Scope art fair was Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery. Their enormous booth showcased a spectrum of artwork their diverse and interesting roster. We were shown fresh works from Ron English, Ray Ceasar, D*Face, Nick Walker, RISK, HUSH, Silvia Ji, Amy Sol, Meggs, just to name a few. CHG took full advantage of the Basel Week traffic to spotlight the coming year for the audiences that stopped by this packed booth. More after the jump.

Streets: Risky (Los Angeles) Part I

Coming off an incredible mural unveiled during Miami’s 2011 Art Basel week (coverage), MSK/AWR and 7th Letter graffiti writer Risky is back to conquer yet another large scale mural. This time however he’s working in his backyard of Los Angeles where he is currently painting a wall measuring 120 feet wide and about 60 feet tall. Set up by L.A. Freewalls Project, this wall was previously occupied by Ron English (featured) but this time Risky is adorning the wall, the stairs and even the parking […]

Showing: Jonathan Yeo – “You’re Only Young Twice” @ Lazarides

Earlier this month, Lazarides hosted the opening of Jonathan Yeo’s solo exhibition You’re Only Young Twice. The new paintings focused on the phenomena of plastic surgery with imagery of patients being marked preoperatively, scenes from the operation, as well as before and after comparison shots. Rendered beautifully in photorealistic and abstract techniques, the new body of work once again shows off the technical skills as well as wit of the British artist. Rounding out the showing at Rathbone Place were some of his older work […]

Streets: Blu (Buenos Aires) Part II

After bringing you photos a new political and provocative mural form Blu about a week ago, here is another set of pics of another mural painted by the Italian street savant in Buenos Aires. This time around, the piece on the side of a building depicts an an image of the globe slowing disintegrating like a jigsaw puzzle with the pieces being interconnecting humans. More photos after the jump via Buenos Aires Street Art…

Teaser: Banks Violette @ Blum & Poe

Thanks to Blum & Poe, the Los Angeles art world will be welcoming in the new year with a thunderous bang.  Banks Violette will be showing solo in the City of Angels for the first time ever (he’s shown at a B&P before in a 2006 group show and had a two-person exhibit at Peres Projects in 2004) and given the size and prestige of the gallery, we have a lot to be excited about.  Information, including the name of the exhibition, is not yet […]

Showing: Swoon – “Murmuration” @ Black Rat Projects

Earlier this month, Swoon’s (interviewed) first London solo exhibition opened up at the Black Rat Projects. She has spent three long weeks transforming the gallery space with sculptural paper installations that she collectively entitled Mumuration. The project utilized imagery from much of her previous work including her Art in the Streets install at the MOCA, Thalassa at the NOMA, Anthropocene Extinction at the Boston (ICA). More photos after the jump via Smart Hype.