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Previews: KAWS – “Where The End Starts” @ Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

As we previously mentioned, on October 20th, a major survey of the work of KAWS will be opening at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, following up on his 2011 show at the same institution (covered). Organized by The Modern’s curator Andrea Karnes in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue explore the development of the artist’s career from the 1990s to the present. With approximately 100 works on view, this large show will give an overview of his formal, conceptual, and collaborative developments. Including key examples of KAWS’ paintings, […]

Upcoming: Anarchic Adjustment – “The Future Is Not What It Used To Be” @ Seventh Letter Gallery

Anarchic Adjustment, a fashion clothing company originally founded in London and then popularized in San Francisco, is celebrating their 30 year anniversary revival at the Seventh Letter Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled The Future Is Not What It Used To Be, the exhibition will be featuring mainly sculptural works dealing with the “uncompromising satire of mass distraction, narcissism and the hidden machine.” For those interested, the show opens on October 20th.
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Releases: Damien Hirst – “Myth And Legend”

Those who follow Damien Hirst may remember the Myth & Legend sculptures that he had on display at Chatsworth House grounds in the UK in 2013 (covered). The British artist now has released porcelain replicas of the two partially dissected imaginary creatures (unicorn – myth, pegasus – legend) as a set currently through Outer Criteria in an edition of 20 for £67,000. He explains – “In a way, science brings religion down to earth and to cut open mythical creatures and expose them as no different to mortal horses is somehow still […]

Overtime: Oct 10 – Oct 16

More stories from the week that ended Oct 16 (click on bolded words for more information): David Hockney’s SUMO book is coming. RIP: Klaus Kertess, who passed away at the age of 76. RIP: Elizabeth F. Rohatyn, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: David Antin, who passed away at the age of 84. RIP: Michiyo Yasuda, who passed away at the age of 77. Vikram Chatwal accused of attempting to set Sean Kelley’s dogs on fire in unprovoked attack. Mike Weiss Gallery in Chelsea, NY to […]

Previews: “Urban Dawn II” @ The Factory Lofts (Beirut)

On October 15th, the Urban Dawn II exhibition organized by curator19.90 will get underway in Beirut, Lebanon. The selection of artists is unusual for the region with the goal being to “help break the cycle of negative media attention in Lebanon via an exhibition that celebrates the country through arts and culture.” You can see a selection of preview images here with the full roster to include Alex Diamond, Alex Sastoque, Anton Savitsky, Andrew Schoultz, Ashekman, Base23, Camille Adra, Chad Muska, Dalek, Danno, Dan Witz (seen above), Dem189, […]

Streets: Sage Vaughn (Los Angeles)

Recently in Los Angeles, on the border of Tarzana and Reseda, Sage Vaughn painted a mural on a side of a new structure on Ventura Blvd. The wall features a large-scale rendition of the locally-based artist’s instantly recognizable Wildflowers imagery, sprinkled with some mushrooms and other wildlife. Take a look at more photos and a video below for a more details. Photo & video credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Sage Vaughn here.
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Showing: Dessie Jackson – “Flavored Water” at Treason Gallery

Pennsylvania native and California transplant, Dessie Jackson, recently brought her latest collection of new works to Seattle’s Treason Gallery. The exhibition, titled Flavored Water, features a dozen large portraits that could find themselves on the cover of the latest fashion magazines. However, these beauty shots have been augmented in slightly different ways, asking the viewer to determine what the true meaning of beauty really is.

Previews: Revok – “SYSTEMS” @ Library Street Collective (Los Angeles)

After a popup show (covered) with Library Street Collective last year in Los Angeles (surprisingly his first solo in the city where he made his name), Revok will be returning for another exhibition at a more permanent location for the gallery in LA. Entitled SYSTEMS, the new body of work will see the graffiti artist continue to push the boundaries of his work with more conceptual and experimental pieces while staying true to his artistic roots. An example of this utilizes one of his self-made mark-making […]

Openings: Seonna Hong – “In Our Nature” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Last weekend, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco held the opening reception for a solo exhibition from Seonna Hong (interviewed). Entitled In Our Nature, the new body of work from the Los Angeles-based artist continued her landscape works featuring her human and animal companions surrounding by minimalistic environments created from abstract and loose elements. Included in the show were a series of small and medium sized canvases as well as some even smaller pieces painted on paint chips. Photo credit: Shaun Roberts. Discuss this show here. Discuss Seonna Hong here.

Previews: Emily Mae Smith – “Tesla Girls” @ Rodolphe Janssen

On October 13th, Rodolphe Janssen in Brussels will be showing for the first time the works of American artist Emily Mae Smith. The concept of Tesla Girls was inspired by Christopher Priest’s 1995 novel The Prestige and the idea of a faulty teleportation machine that creates nonidentical duplicates of a person. With this idea in mind, Smith is continuing her signature series of female portraits recognizable by round glasses, sharp hairstyles and lack of distinguishable features. These images render the female body as a blank canvas, open for interpretation. With the […]
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