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Teaser: “Pens and Needles” @ London Miles

Coming up later this month, February 25th to be exact, the London Miles Gallery will be hosting a group show based thematically on tattoos and their associated paraphernalia. Entitled “Pens and Needles”, the exhibition will feature photographs, original stencils from tattoos, paintings and live tattooing and includes artist (fine art and tattoo artists) Shawn Barber, Estevan Oriol, and Tom Bagshaw. It certainly sounds like a night for good art, especially if you are into the culture.

Update: Josh Keyes – “The Magician’s Garden” @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery

To build the anticipation for The Magicians Garden a little further, here is a snapshot from Josh Keyes’ studio, where he appears to have fully fleshed out the painting that we teased last month in its conceptual phase. Although it’s presumed that this show will be on the smaller side due to the spatial constraints of the gallery, Josh clearly is putting his all into the handful of works that will be exhibited, especially this one which looks to yet again continue the trend of […]

Releases: Nick Walker – ‘TMA New York’ Screenprint

It seems that Nick Walker (interviewed) has an affinity for New York. Following his recent visits to Williamsburg and the Meat Packing district last year, he is set to return later this month for the launch of his new screenprint TMA (The Morning After) New York. Watch for further details of the actual release in the next few days, but we hear that amongst other things Nick will be working on a new mural inside the Cooper Square Hotel, directly next to the Asian Pub […]

Openings: Pema Rinzin – “Compassion Transformed” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last week saw the opening of Tibetan master painter Pema Rinzin’s first New York solo show Compassion Transformed at the Joshua Liner Gallery, and the sizable crowd in attendance couldn’t have been more impressed with what they saw. The entire gallery was filled with a varied yet consistent body of abstract paintings on canvas and paper, each exploding with vibrant colors and detailed patterns that must be experienced in person to be fully appreciated. Rinzin’s work comprised several groups of paintings: from the Peace and […]

Video: Conor Harrington – ‘Crossing Lines’

It’s always a pleasure to see some of Conor Harrington’s (interviewed) outdoor work, and this beautifully produced short film that he recently put together was a real treat to watch. Crossing Lines documents his trip to Palestine and Israel last June, where he collaborated with Know Hope on a series of murals, as well as completed some solo efforts. Check it out. Discuss Conor Harrington here. Discuss Know Hope here.

Teaser: “Printmaking Today” & ROA @ Black Rat Projects

This Thursday night, February 10th, Black Rat Projects will open their first show of the year – Printmaking Today. The exhibition will include past limited editions from their archives, as well as key works from other important artists in the last ten years, including Banksy, Tracey Emin, D*face, Damien Hirst, Nick Walker, Grayson Perry, Shepard Fairey. Also, there will be new prints from Matt Small and Candice Tripp (details here), and their most technically complex project with Swoon to date. As per their tradition (see […]

Openings: “Suggestivism” @ GCAC

Last night, we attended the opening for Suggestivism, curated by Nathan Spoor, at Grand Central Art Center. This ambitious group show of over 50 different works boasts an impressive lineup of artists including Ron English, Todd Schorr and Sandow Birk. The exhibition reads like a collection of loose narratives, and the experience of each piece is like walking into the middle of a story, allowing the imagination to dictate the beginning and end. The artwork is meticulously rendered with an ambiguous, open-ended suggestion, allowing the […]
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Installation / Setup: Retna – “Hallelujah World Tour” (NYC)

After we ran into Retna (featured) at Mallick Williams & CO, he invited us over to hang at his upcoming show – The Hallelujah World Tour. The exhibition thrown by Valmorbida at a huge pop-up location in Manhattan will showcase a fresh body of work from the very busy street artist. Retna and crew were busy diligently prepping the space with floor to wall installations. If you liked his previous show in Miami during Basel Week, you’re going flip after seeing this new series, which […]
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Teaser: Sas & Colin Christian @ Opera Gallery (NY)

Husband and and wife duo, Colin & Sas Christian (interviewed), return to the Opera Gallery in March, this time in New York. After a strong homecoming of sorts last February in London with a show entitled Inner Space (covered), they are again collaboratively creating a new body of work. Take a look at the first fruits of their labor with this piece entitled Eclipse, fashioned from fiberglass and silicone, and measuring four feet tall. Keep your eyes on AM as we’ll have more to follow […]
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Openings: Insa – “More” @ Fifty24SF

Fifty24SF opened its doors to London-based artist Insa’s exhibition last Thursday night in San Francisco. During the week leading up to this event, Insa was busy painting up the town as well as filling up the gallery with paint fumes during the creation of his amazing stop motion video installation. The show included spray paint works on plexiglass (some of which incorporated moving parts and LEDs), prints featuring his signature motif, a sculpture, as well as photography featuring his work with beautiful women. See more […]