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Openings: Ai Yamaguchi – “Shinchishirin” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

As it had been 12 years since Ai Yamaguchi’s last solo exhibition in New York City, the level of expectation and excitement for her return was understandably high. Even so, Shinchishirin at the Joshua Liner Gallery, which opened May 8th, far exceeds those high expectations, and is arguably one of the artist’s finest bodies of work to date. The imagery in the show is instantly recognizable as Yamaguchi, with her characteristic Edo-era courtesans depicted in a style which is at once based in traditional Japanese […]

Previews: Ai Yamaguchi – “Shinchishirin” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last we heard from Ai Yamaguchi, it was 2012 and she was exhibiting her work in Hong Kong (covered). Come May 8th, the Japanese painter will again be in the spotlight with her first exhibition with the Joshua Liner Gallery and her first New York solo show since 2002. Entitled Shinchishirin, the title is a combination of words taken from ancient Japanese poems that collectively expresses” how the seeds of your heart get planted into the ground and grow into a forest of poetry.” Her depictions […]

Showing: “20 Years Art X Mags Exhibition” @ Giant Robot 2

A couple weeks ago, we visited Giant Robot 2 in West LA to check out the 20 Years Art X Mags Exhibition. Celebrating twenty years as a brand and supporter of Asian art & pop culture, the show features many of the artists that have been featured by GR over its long history including Yoshitomo Nara, Geoff McFetridge, Yoskay Yamamoto, Ai Yamaguchi, Souther Salazar, Rob Sata, Uglydoll, Edwin Ushiro, Kozyndan, Luke Chueh, Jeff Soto, Masakatsu Sashie, Barry McGee (seen above), and more. The show ends today […]
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Openings: Ai Yamaguchi – “Ashita Mata” @ 10 Chancery Lane Gallery

Hong Kong’s 10 Chancery Lane is recently collaborated with Tokyo’s Mizuma Art for the first solo HK exhibition by Ai Yamaguchi. The show, entitled Ashita Mata (Again Tomorrow), consists of a varied body of work including prints, murals and an amazing large-scale installation composed of many individual paintings. Yamaguchi seems to be continually expanding artistically through the use of these different mediums and configurations while all the time remaining true to her longtime imagery of beautiful and young edo-period courtesans.

Ai Yamaguchi – “kumogakure” @ Aki Gallery (Taiwan)

Closing just last weekend, the Aki Gallery in Taiwan hosted Ai Yamaguchi’s new body of work entitled kumagakure or hidden in clouds. The title is taken from a chapter of The Tale of Genji from Japanese literature and along with inspiration from the beauty of Taiwanese nature, Yamaguchi has woven together an exhibition that features a continuation of her custom shaped paintings, a large-scale piece, various art-related products, and a special walk-in art structure. Besides a piece here or there for various art fairs, we don’t […]

Teaser: “Freeflow” @ Roberts & Tilton

Piggybacking perfectly on their well rounded showing during Art Basel last month (covered), Roberts & Tilton is primed to kickoff the new year with a collection of work from their impressive stable of artists. Opening Saturday, January 8th, Freeflow will feature work from Noah Davis, Titus Kaphar, Barry McGee, Adam Pendleton, Ed Templeton, Kehinde Wiley and Ai Yamaguchi, all of which made a successful splash down in South Beach and are now able to flex their creative muscle in Southern California. With the above preview […]

Basel Week Miami ’10: Roberts & Tilton

Another of the many temporary Los Angeles gallery transplants with an impressive booth at Art Basel Miami Beach was Roberts & Tilton (teased). Intriguing work in an array of mediums from Kehinde Wiley, Ed Templeton, Titus Kaphar, Noah Davis, Jimmy Baker, Ai Yamaguchi, Adam Pendleton and Ellen De Meutter were presented in striking fashion. Much like with Ratio 3 (covered), a large chunk of real estate was set aside for Barry McGee to unleash another of his dynamic cluster installations. All told, a solid presentation […]

Teaser: Basel Week Miami ’10 – Roberts & Tilton

Adding to the extensive list of venerable Los Angeles area galleries set to make a mass exodus down to Southern Florida this week, Roberts & Tilton is primed to make waves at Art Basel Miami Beach with their diverse stable of contemporary artists. Exhibiting an impressive selection of primarily new work from Barry McGee, Kehinde Wiley, Ed Templeton, Titus Kaphar, Noah Davis, Jimmy Baker, Ai Yamaguchi, Adam Pendleton and Ellen De Meutter, their cross-country journey will provide the rare opportunity to witness such a large […]
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Armory Week ’10: The Armory Show

Undoubtedly, you all have been waiting for more Armory Week ’10 coverage, and we apologize for the delay, but after nearly a week of visually-overloaded days and late nights, we had to take a break before getting to it. But now, without any further ado… In the end, we hit six fairs, including Pulse, Scope and Volta. The main attraction, of course, was The Armory Show, which was housed on two piers on Manhattan’s West side. Pier 92 focused on modern art (generally, the super […]

Armory Week ’10: First Look at The Armory Show

We had a chance to take a first look at this year’s enormous Armory Show, which officially opened in NYC yesterday. After spending most of the afternoon, we still felt like we had rushed through the contemporary half of the fair shown on Pier 94, and we didn’t even get to Pier 92, the other half which focuses on modern art. We will definitely be going back over the next few days to make sure to give you full coverage. But until then, take a […]
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