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Openings: Tessar Lo – “The Dying Wishes,” @ Jaski Gallery

Last weekend, the Jaski Gallery provided the walls for Tessar Lo as he presented a whole new collection of a paintings for fans in Amsterdam. Entitled The Dying Wishes, the new work built on an abstracted style that the Toronto-based artist has been developing for a while now. The continued refinement and practice certainly seems to have paid off as the resulting pieces on display were rich in palette, balanced in composition, and visually lush. Take a look at more opening photos after the jump courtesy of Erratic Phenomena […]

Overtime: Oct 24 – Oct 30

Video: Banks Violette talks about his new show at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris. Laurel Nakadate and James Franco create three-part project based around Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie for their Performa Commission. Ai Weiwei curates show at Taipei Fine Arts Museum called Ai Weiwei is Absent. Preparations well underway for Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. Small group of artists occupy Artists Space.  Gets evicted. There could be a Louvre Museum branch opening in Abu Dhabi in 2013. Artist delivers her baby in a gallery […]

Streets: World Roundup Oct 24 – 30

It’s the end of the week again and time to summarize some of the recent walls in our Streets World Roundup. We start of with this strong collaborative work from DAL & Faith47 during the 15th Biennial of Young Artists in Greece and the move on to other notable pieces after the jump including Ludo (France), Shok1 (UK), Ever (Buenos Aires), Sepe / Chazme / Lump (Poland), Jaz (Spain), RIPO (Spain), Sten and Lex (Italy), Liqen (Mexico), and ROA (Australia) Check out all the photos after […]

Openings: TIN – “Internal Clock” @ Last Rites

Earlier this month, alongside Laurie Lipton, another solo entitled Internal Clock was put on display from painter Tin (interviewed) This second showing with the New York gallery featured his world of human and animal subjects whose bodies have been intermingled with machinery creating bionic hybrids, although it looks as though half of the paintings don’t touch on this theme. While maintaining the sensual pin-up influence from his first career as a pinup artist, Tin continues to further explore his imagination with these newest pastel renderings. […]

Art Focus: Matthew Cox

This week, our Art Focus is on Philadelphia-based Matthew Cox, whose series of medical x-rays and embroidery recently caught our eyes. The Parsons and Otis trained artist has taken radiographs and stitched back in his imagined content partially over the skeletal elements leading to an intriguing new mesh of reality and the imaginary. For those interested, Embroidered X-Rays will be showing at the Packer/Schopf Gallery (Booth E-407) this year at PULSE in Miami, part of Art Basel Week. This particular series of works is just one […]

Openings: AJ Fosik – “Time Kills All Gods” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Opening along side Josh Keyes at Jonathan Levine was sculptural artist AJ Fosik. The show entitled Time Kills All Gods is a tour de force as AJ brings the hammer with this latest endeavor. We’ve long been impressed at his creative wood and metal workings that depict unique animals, but this time he ups the ante with a serious boost of imaginative mythical creatures while tackling the ideas of religion and the worship of false idols. More photos after the jump…

Videos: Invader x VNA – “Paris 2011”

You may remember the special Invader screenprinted edition of the VNA magazine that we gave away here on AM a while back. Apparently, the Very Nearly Almost crew also produced a video while visiting with street artist in Paris where he gives them a little tour of what he has been working on as well as talks on camera on various things. Enjoy. Discuss Invader here.

Openings: Glenn Barr – “Faces & Small Epics” @ MondoPop

After showing at La Luz de Jesus in June, Glenn Barr has opened his next show, this time in Italy. Held at MondoPop in Rome, Faces & Small Epics is billed as the Detroit-based painter’s first European solo. From the looks of things, Barr brought with him some new paintings, drawings, and prints for this exhibition and you certainly want to stop by if you are in the area to check it out before it closes on December 3rd. More photos after the jump via […]

Previews: Max Snow – “Lock, Stock and Teardrops” @ DUVE Berlin

Opening tomorrow, October 29th, Max Snow will present a new body of work revolving around the theme of pain at DUVE Berlin in Germany. In a two-person exhibition alongside Ali Kepenek, Lock, Stock and Teardops focuses on portraits of individuals laden with scars, both literal and figurative. The New York-based artist’s signature black-and-white photographs, intimate and melancholic, are at times as uncomfortable as they are sublime. The exhibition runs through Saturday, December 10th. Check out a preview of some of the work after the jump.

Releases: “Ai Weiwei: New York 1983 – 1993” Book

Released in conjunction with Ai Weiwei’s photographic exhibition, currently running from October 15th 2011 to March 18th 2012 at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, Ai Weiwei: New York 1983-1993 chronicles the ten year period spent by the then unknown Chinese immigrant living in a tiny apartment in the East Village. Capturing the essence of New York through the lens of a youth enjoying freedom for the first time, more than 10,000 photos emerged during this period. Personally curated by Ai himself, the 220 photos selected offer an […]