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Releases: Pejac – “A FOREST” Print

Released in conjunction with his upcoming exhibition in Paris (covered), A FOREST is a new limited edition from Pejac. The painstakingly hand pulled photopolymer edition (measuring 105 x 75 cm) features a piece from the Spanish artist’s Venice show (covered) of smog-covered industrial chimneys letting out a thick smoke that then form a tree-lined landscape in the sky, typical of Pejac’s focus on environmental issues and clever imagery.  Available through a lottery systems to show visitors, the print (run of 80) will be available for purchase […]

Recap: Brendan Monroe – “Formations” @ Heath Ceramics (Los Angeles)

Continuing his longstanding collaboration with Heath Ceramics (also see 2014 in LA and 2015 in SF), Brendan Monroe (interviewed) recently held a showing at their Los Angeles showroom. Entitled Formations, the focus of the new body of the work was experimenting with Heath tile’s flat clay surface as a new medium for his organic patterns. Rounding out the exhibition was a selection of framed wall hangings, large and small, along with drawings and blob sculptures, some of which can still be viewed in the gallery space. Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta. Discuss Brendan Monroe here.

Previews: “The Cat Art Show 3: The Sequel” @ Think Tank Gallery

Art loving feline fans rejoice, for the third edition of The Cat Art Show is returning to Los Angeles. The biennial exhibition is once again at Think Tank Gallery and will run from June 14 to June 24. This edition of the show will include over 140 works by 100 artists including Mark Ryden (pictured above), Martin Wittfooth, Marion Peck, Scott Hove, Seonna Hong, Ellen Won Unwerth, C215, and many more, each working in a range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, collage and embroidery. […]

Releases: Gary Baseman – “Ahwroo” Figure

Tonight (June 11th) at 10 PM EST, Gary Baseman (interviewed) will be releasing a figure through APPortfolio entitled Ahwroo. The sculptural edition (run of 300) of hand painted polystone measures  21 x 29 x 16.5cm and will cost $340 for those interested. Baseman states – “Ahwroo, my vicious creature, is so hungry for affection, he can draw blood and kill the object of his affection. And he wants YOU!” Head over here at the appropriate time to purchase. Discuss Gary Baseman here.

Releases: James Jean – “Sun Tarot” Print

Tomorrow (June 12th) starting at 8:00 AM PDT, James Jean (interviewed) will be making a new print available for 24 hours only. Entitled Sun Tarot, this time-limited giclee comes with gold foil accents and custom designed embossments and of course will be signed and numbered. Measuring 27″ tall × 19-1/2″ wide (image size 23-3/4 ″ tall × 17″ wide), this edition based on a painting (seen below) from James’ recent show in Japan (covered) will be available here starting at the appropriate time. Discuss James Jean here.

Streets: D*Face // Dictador Art Masters (Columbia)

Recently in Columbia, D*Face (interviewed) participated in the first Dictador Art Masters event along a international roster of street artists. Painting at an old abandoned rum distillery in the rainforest, the British artist had free rein to explore the pipes, tanks, nooks and crannies to search for some interesting “canvas” ideas. Take a look at what some photos below of what he came up with… Photo credit: Dictador Art Masters, Spraying Bricks, and the artist. Discuss D*Face here

Overtime: June 4 – 10

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Anthony Bourdain dead at 61 of apparent suicide. Anthony Bourdain bought this ominous John Lurie painting days before he died. Summer preview: the most promising museum shows and biennials around the world. Must-See Art Guide, Seoul: Featuring Xu Zhen, Jacob Kassay, Joris Laarman, and more. Picasso, Warhol & more iconic artists spotlighted in major Australia exhibit. Australia’s largest contemporary art gallery to be built in Melbourne. The Uffizi Gallery gathers some heavy hitters […]

Releases: JR – “MIGRANTS, MAYRA, PICNIC ACROSS THE BORDER, TECATE, MEXICO – U.S.A., 2017” Print

Last year at the US-Mexico border fence, a large scaffolded installation (covered) from JR (interviewed) was put in place to bring attention to the issue of immigration. If you remember, the he later organized a massive picnic (covered) with his signature eye motif adorning the table, leading to an iconic photo from above. The French artist has now released that image of the event as a print through Social Animals, and entitled it MIGRANTS, MAYRA, PICNIC ACROSS THE BORDER, TECATE, MEXICO – U.S.A., 2017. Sized at 27.5 x 39.5 […]

Previews: Emily Mae Smith – “Feast of Totems” @ Contemporary Fine Arts (Berlin)

Tomorrow night (June 9th), a new exhibition from Emily Mae Smith opens to the public at Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin. Entitled Feast of Totems, the show is well named as it features the re-occurring imagery of fruits, droplets, tongues, lips, and teeth that signal a grotesque consumption running through the new body of work. Also seen in multiple paintings is one of the Brooklyn-based artist’s most recognizable motifs, the totemic broom lady posed in familiar positions that harken back to classic paintings in art history. Utilizing a flat […]

Recap: Anthony Iacono – “Talking to Strangers” @ P·P·O·W

Closing at the end of last month in New York, Anthony Iacono’s show at P·P·O·W intrigued us with his provocative subject matter as well as technique. While many of the New York-based artist’s pieces seem to be referencing BDSM fantasies (some more directly with colorful renderings of kinky scenes and some more subtle by incorporating rope or cords into the compositions), the imagery is tempered by his dark humor and the way he never expands the viewer’s field of vision to take in the entire spectacle. Also of interest […]