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Inside The Home Of Brian “KAWS” Donnelly

It’s always interesting to take a peek into the home of one of your favorite artists (also see the Rydens and Shepard Fairey), especially if they are collectors themselves. Architectural Digest recently stopped by the home of Brian Donnelly, better know as KAWS, and his wife and artist Julia Chiang to give us an intriguing look at their Brooklyn abode. The converted triangle-shaped industrial building features both living space as well as administrative offices and art storage, something Donnelly certainly needs judging by his art collection. Just from […]

Previews: Chris Johanson – “Imperfect Reality with Figures and Challenging Abstraction” @ The Conversation

Imperfect Reality with Figures and Challenging Abstraction is the title of an installation by Chris Johanson that will open on September 17th at The Conversation. His first Berlin solo show will be hosted by a nomadic cultural project founded by curator and artist Aaron Rose and gallerist Johann Haehling von Lanzenauer. On view through December 3rd, the showing will be comprised of new paintings and works on paper made with recycled materials. Diverse in his output, the LA-based artist works with painting, drawing, sculpture, and music, which often depict […]

Showing: “Positivilly Marvillainous” @ Eric Firestone Gallery

Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton is currently hosting the Positivilly Marvillainous group show, a title borrowed from the smart word play of George Herriman, the creator of the Krazy Kat comic. The power of comics and cartoons, and the way they represent characters and tell the story is the main theme of the show. The idea that “still, simple and sophisticated characters tell our stories better than a complicated plot,” resulted in an exhibition that champion the character itself. The show features works by established and up and […]

Showing: “The Back Room” @ Luggage Store Gallery

The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco is currently showing a visual art exhibition entitled The Back Room featuring works by the artists who exhibited with the artist run multidisciplinary arts organization in the past. Curated by Rich Fonseca Daigle, the list of artists include mostly bay area artists such as Thomas Campbell, Bill Daniels, Cheryl Dunn, Date Farmers, Margaret Kilgallen, Chris Johanson, Ari Marcopolous, Ace Morgan, NeckFace, Stephan Powers, Dave Schubert, Ed Templeton, Robyn Twomey and Tobin Yelland. Including photographs, objects, paintings, drawings and products that use the artworks of […]

Rewind: Aug 12 – Aug 18

This week’s Rewind feature is headlined by the trailer for a new film coming out later this year called The Monuments Men. The movie stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, and others as a group of museum directors, curators, and historians going behind enemy lines in Nazi Germany to rescue artworks. Take a look at the trailer below… Other worthy videos include: Jim Houser creating an installation for the Black Book Gallery. A video of Shepard Fairey when he was in Denver for a group […]

Showing: “Extraction” @ The Hole

The Hole gallery in New York continues it’s run of great shows. This one is a group exhibition titled Extraction and it’s focus on new approaches in abstract painting. This showcase features an expansive list of artists such as Ara Peterson, Chris Johanson, Cory Arcangel, Gerhard Richter, Kadar Brock, Mark Flood, Peter Sutherland, Sam Moyer, Wade Guyton, Xylor Jane to name a few and aims to show how this current generation of artists’ take on conveying the non-figurative. Check out this excellent show below.

Showing: “The Art Of The Joke” @ V1 Gallery

Earlier this month, the V1 Gallery in Copenhagen opened a new group exhibition entitled The Art Of The Joke. Curated by Kathy Grayson of The Hole, the show is a condensed version of a larger curatorial project by Kathy that will take shape next year at her showspace in New York. Spurred on by conversations with artists who did standup comedy as well as many artists who integrate humour into their works, the art show next year will turn her gallery into a comedy club. For now, […]

Openings: Chris Johanson – “Windows” @ Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Chris Johanson has always been known for his bold use of raw materials and exuberant color pallet. Well ladies and gentleman, he has done it again with his latest show titled Windows now showing at Mitchell-Innes & Nash.  This latest show is a slight departure from Johanson’s usual work with less incorporation of figurative illustration and more emphasis on the meditative qualities of art making. Johanson approached this body of work as not only art and sculpture in the literal sense, but with the metaphysical in mind […]

Teaser: 2012 White Columns Benefit Exhibition + Auction

Currently on auction at White Columns are works from over 80 artists to benefit the not-for-profit gallery near the border of West Village and the Meat Packing District in New York. Since 1970, hundreds of artists have benefited from their early exposure and support so head over to view the works on display, which are now available for bidding in a silent auction. A live auction for select lots will be held on the evening of May 12 with tickets on sale now. Artists include […]

Rewind: Feb 6 – Feb 12

As with our weekly Overtime and Streets World Roundup articles, this new feature (video-oriented) is intended to summarize notable stories that we didn’t get an opportunity to highlight. Leading off our inaugural Rewind is this trailer of the new Andy X movie, billed as “a cinematic seance on the life and death of Andy Warhol online” with release scheduled for February 22nd. Other notable videos include – Ron English’s The Detroit Project, where he and his family leave New York, travel to Detroit, and visit […]
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