ArrestedMotion logo
The Latest...

Ryan McGinness – “Black Holes” @ Phillips de Pury (NYC)

New York may be freezing this time of the year, but for the holidays it has some of the coolest displays of public visuals. From Rocafeller Center to the Empire State Building, everything lights up for the hustle and bustle in the streets. This year, Ryan McGinness has created a special treat for the people who happen by Chelsea. Starting tomorrow a special exhibition Black Holes will be open at Phillips de Pury’s 15th St. location (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm). But wait there’s more. If you remember […]

Basel Week Miami ’10 – Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

New York’s highly prestigious Sikkema Jenkins & Co. had many ooohs and aahs by visitors at their Art Basel Miami Beach booth due particularly to the piece above by one of the most talked-about artists recently – Mark Bradford.  The large-scale piece was one of AM’s favorites at the fair and magnificent to look at and stand in front of.  The booth included work by many other acclaimed artists, such as Kara Walker, Vik Muniz, and William Cordova.  It was quality throughout as you will […]

Basel Week Miami ’10 – “Urban Alchemists” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

The Wynwood Walls was a very unique project that brought the arts back to a worn down district of Miami. Along with the already gorgeous mural projects and indoor art cafe, this year brought another aspect to the Wynwood destination – a unique project space where Jonathan LeVine put on his Urban Alchemist group exhibition (previewed). We stopped by to hang out and soak in the works of AJ Fosik, Dan Witz, Doze Green, Invader, James Marshall (Dalek), Jim Houser, Judith Supine, Mario Martinez (Mars-1), […]

Video: Barry McGee “TRANSFER” Footage

You may remember earlier this year, July to be exact, when we shared some photos with you of the traveling museum exhibition TRANSFER when it opened at the Brazilian Cultural Pavilion. Well, Barry McGee, whom we last saw at Art Basel Week, had a part in that exhibition and here is footage to prove it. Take a look at some rare moments captured on video as he painted and prepped for his installation at the museum. Via Known Gallery. Discuss Barry McGee here.

Openings: Cleon Peterson – “Daybreak” @ New Image Art

Revelries of unrestrained passions, secret desires, and violent indulgences invaded the New Image Art Gallery recently with the opening of Cleon Peterson’s newest show – Daybreak (previewed). Drawing inspiration from Nietzsche’s Daybreak: Reflections on Moral Prejudices, Peterson seeks to graphically explore both the light and dark sides of the human condition. As you will see, in addition to his usual action-packed landscapes, there were also some interesting abstract works included in this new body of work. More opening images after the jump…

Preview: James Franco – “The Dangerous Book Four Boys” @ Peres Projects

Peres Projects’ physical space in Los Angeles may be long gone, but it looks like the spirit of Hollywood still lives with the cutting edge gallery in Germany.  No stranger to the entertainment industry (Terence Koh, has been creating pieces for Lady Gaga’s shows and Bruce La Bruce is an accomplished film director), Peres Projects will open a exhibition with work by respected actor James Franco on Feb. 11. The show will be Franco’s first solo and will feature video, paintings, drawings, and photographs.  Though […]

Allison Sommers’ Hand-Painted Book

Inspired by her recent visit to the NY Art Book Fair (where we spied Tauba Auerbach’s upcoming pop-up book), Allison Sommers (interviewed) decided to work on a project of her own. The resulting labor of love was GK:2, a beautiful handpainted and hand-sewn art book put together using watercolor paper and bound by wallpaper scraps. You can read more about her process on her blog, and take a look at more pics after the jump…

Openings: “Atrophic Existence” @ Show & Tell

A couple Saturdays ago, Show & Tell Gallery played host to a cohesive group show from Kevin Cyr (interviewed), Mike Shankman, Jeff Gillette, Joshua Barndt, and Alex Lukas entitled Atrophic Existence. Along with some pretty nice pieces from a group of painters whose work focuses on urban decay and disintegration, Gillette also brought some beautiful sculptural renderings of his shantytown structures and you could not miss the massive central installation from Barndt entitled The World is a Mountain and Everything Gets Buried. More opening pics […]

Openings: Kid Zoom – “This City Will Eat Me Alive” @ Opera (NYC Pop-Up)

AM recently caught the opening night of Kid Zoom’s first ever US solo show This City Will Eat Me Alive. The large pop-up space opened by the Opera Gallery in the the hip meat packing district was a great setting to showcase KZ’s large size paintings. Just as we previewed in our recent studio visit, Kid Zoom utilized his signature spray techniques to create the works that delighted fans who made it out to see this body of work. Catch it all after the jump.

Teaser: Erik Mark Sandberg – “Get Pretty Now” @ Jonathan LeVine

Opening up the new year for Jonathan LeVine on January 22 will be the stylish and furry ladies of Erik Mark Sandberg. Get Pretty Now will feature what used to be the hairy children from the Los Angeles based artist who now appear to be all grown up. Make sure you stop by to check out the mixed media pieces put together through a painstaking process of silkscreen, resin, glitter, oils, acylics, airbrush, and more. Discuss this show here. Discuss Erik Sandberg here.