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Previews: Katrin Fridriks – “New Wave” @ Circle Culture Gallery

To close a successful year, Katrin Fridriks is about to open a new solo with Circle Culture Gallery at their space in Hamburg on November 6th. From the preview photos and info we just received from the Icelandic artist’s worshop, New Wave looks like a coherent show of exclusively square shaped canvases focused on the law of gravity. These new works continue her Riding Awareness series in which paint is captured on the surface of her canvases while flowing and forming spontaneous and unplanned shapes. Seemingly calmer and […]
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Previews: Katrin Fridriks – “Stendhal Syndrome” @ Circle Culture Gallery

We’ve just received these image previewing the upcoming solo show by Icelandic painter Katrin Fridriks at Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin. Titled Stendhal Syndrome, this is her first solo show with the gallery in three years and its the closing exhibition of the year for the gallery as the works will stay on view all the way until February 14th 2015. The works and installations created for this show are mostly based on and inspired by the Stendhal Syndrome disorder, and are focused on infinite macro aspect of her abstract works. […]
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Openings: Mr Jago – ‘New Co-ordinates’ & Poesia – ‘Reflexive’ @ White Walls & Shooting Gallery

If you have more than a passing interest in abstract graffiti, then White Walls and Shooting Gallery’s August double-header would have peaked your interest. Transcend members Mr Jago (seen above) from Bristol in the UK and local boy Poesia (seen below) opened a pair of solo exhibitions respectively entitled New Co-ordinates and Reflexive. Jago’s organic compositions have an ethereal flow, and whilst Poesia’s angular geometric biased work visually couldn’t be more different, both contain a similar dynamism within their work, forged from their pursuit of abstraction of the work […]

Studio Visit/Preview – Pema Rinzin

We recently had the honor of visiting the studio of Pema Rinzin as he was preparing for his solo exhibition entitled Compassion Transformed, which opens January 27 at the Joshua Liner Gallery. Rinzin is a master of traditional Tibetan Thangka painting and also founder of the New York Tibetan Art Studio, where he passes on his knowledge and skill. However, he came onto AM’s radar last Spring, when a trio of his works on paper stood out from Joshua Liner’s Barnstormers show as some of […]

Showing: Abstract Expressionist New York @ MoMA

Although many art shows are described as “must-see,” perhaps none in recent memory is more deserving of that description than the one now showing at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. “Abstract Expressionist New York” is an awe-inspiring exhibition drawn entirely from the core of MoMA’s collection that highlights the institution’s unparalleled holdings of mid-20th century American art. The show consists of many of the world’s most important works from the post-World War 2 abstract expressionism movement in which New York artists such as Jackson […]

Openings: Liu Ye – “Leave Me in the Dark” @ Sperone Westwater

AM attended the opening of Chinese artist Liu Ye’s latest show “Leave Me in the Dark” at Sperone Westwater Gallery (previewed). Not surprisingly, the online preview images did not do the work justice, as Ye’s minimal compositions and subtle color palette need to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Although the show does not include any paintings of the European children’s book character Miffy often found in Ye’s early work, a few pieces did include primary color blocks – a common reference of […]