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Showing: Sterling Ruby – “VIVIDS” @ Gagosian (Hong Kong)

On view through tomorrow in Hong Kong at the local Gagosian in Central is Sterling Ruby’s show VIVIDS, his first with the gallery. The new series of works created with spray paint with a vibrant red and pink palette was inspired by the beautiful sunrises and sunsets he sees in Los Angeles. He further explains: “I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and my studio is in downtown Los Angeles. My daily routine of driving back and forth is always a contemplative time. […]
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Previews / Setup: “Masterworks: Defining A New Narrative” @ Long Beach Museum of Art

If there is anything that you would call a can’t miss exhibition, tonight’s Masterworks: Defining A New Narrative at the Long Beach Museum of Art would be one of them. Not only is the list of participating artists impressive – Esao Andrews, Sean Cheetham, Natalia Fabia, Alex Gross, James Jean (seen above), Josh Keyes, Mario Martinez, Greg Simkins, Nicola Verlato, Eric White, Aron Wiesenfeld, Martin Wittfooth and Curating Artist and Author Nathan Spoor and Co-curator Jeff McMillan - the fact that they were asked to create or put on display a large scale […]
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Showing: Thomas Canto – “Transparent Landscapes” @ Atelier des Bains

Thomas Canto’s works “transpose his personal vision of his environment on canvas.” Stripping it of any human presence, his lines and dynamic imagery represent unreal architectures of futuristic cities. Giving a lot of attention to the finest detail, and being fond of precision work and pure aesthetics, his work greatly depends on his peculiar technique. With his current solo show at Atelier des Bains in Geneva, the artist is pushing this idea forward, exploring the possibilities of adding another dimension to his work. For the Transparent Landscapes, […]
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Previews: Kent Williams – “How Human of You” @ 101/Exhibit (West Hollywood)

This Saturday night (October 25th) in West Hollywood, 101/EXHIBIT (8920 Melrose Ave) will be presenting new works from gifted painter Kent Williams in his first solo with the gallery. Entitled How Human of You, the new work will feature the lush and rich backgrounds that are settings for his celebration of the human form. In addition, this exhibition will see the locally-based artist take a turn toward abstraction including some works that are totally abstract. For those who want to get there a little early (6 – 7 […]
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Previews: Branded Arts Group Exhibition @ TCL Chinese Theatre

This Saturday night (October 25th, 6:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m), Branded Arts will be putting on their biggest event yet at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Featuring a group exhibition along with a DJ set by Talib Kweli, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services. Tickets ($20) can be purchased here for those interested. Take a look at some preview images of the artwork below… Participating artists include: Saber, Cryptik, Yoskay Yamamoto, Mear One, Dabs Myla, Hebru Brantley, Axis, Andrew Hem, […]
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Openings: Nick Walker – “All I Ever Wanted Was My Name On Fire” (New York Popup)

Last week, British artist Nick Walker (interviewed) unveiled a show in New York City. Entitled All I Ever Wanted Was My Name On Fire, this pop up located at 345 Broome Street was definitely a show that burns brightly. Included in the exhibition was a new series of canvases focusing on the “Vandal” and his adventures in the largest city in the United States. Of course, there were a few surprises, such as a Vandal sculpture and a weekend print & book launch with hand stenciling […]
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Upcoming: “Ducks” @ Greenpoint Terminal Gallery

Christian Rex van Minnen’s oil on panel (seen above) is a painting created for the upcoming group show Ducks, opening on October 24th at Greenpoint Terminal Gallery. Curated by Ryan Travis Christian and featuring a very diverse type of works by over 80 artists, this show is built around this thought – “I hate how you’re just born out of nowhere, forced to go to school and get an education so you can get a job. What if I wanted to be a duck?“ Other participants include John Phillip Abbott, Daniel […]
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Upcoming: Maya Hayuk – “Light Heavy” @ Cinders Gallery

After a successful solo show in Cologne (covered), Maya Hayuk is following that up by opening her first solo show in Manhattan on October 30th. Titled Light Heavy, this will be her third solo with Cinders Gallery, this time at their pop up location at Mulherin NY (124 Forsyth St). The title of the exhibition comes from the feel of the works created for this show – large and textured, the works feel heavy, but the bright colors make them feel light. As seen from a teaser piece […]
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Highlights: Frieze Art Fair (London)

One of the leading international contemporary art fairs, Frieze London, returned to the heart of the UK’s capital, London’s Regent’s Park, for its 12th edition. This year’s event brings together 162 of the world’s top contemporary galleries to the UK and features exhibitors from 25 countries. New York based artist Kaws was heavily present at the Perrotin Gallery, from his giant Companion sculptures to colourful canvases. Artist Carsten Holler transformed the Gagosian booth into a giant and fun playground Kinder Garten, with oversized dice and giant scrabble, where […]
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Overtime: Oct 13 – Oct 19

More stories from the week that ended Oct 19 (click on bolded words for more information): An interview with Kerry James Marshall on occassion of his show at David Zwirner. Inaugural World Wide Art Fair in Los Angeles suffers from lack of attendees. Third edition of Mardin Biennial canceled due to ISIS threat. Paul McCarthy physically attacked in France over butt plug sculpture. Social media reacts to the sculpture. The piece eventually gets deflated by vandals. Davide Perre of How & Nosm arrested and charged […]
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