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Upcoming: Adam Neate – “Dimensionalism” @ Elms Lester

Today in London, the public opening of Adam Neate’s (interviewed) newest solo at Elms Lester will allow fans of the UK-based artist to see the further evolution of his “dimensional” style. His first selling solo in the England since 2012 (covered) will hopefully include more iterations of his head shot portraits as well as development of his textured and almost sculptural full scale works. Dimensionalism will be on view through October 18th so head over for a look yourself if you are in the area. Discuss Adam Neate […]
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Previews: Maya Hayuk – “Alles Klar” @ Die Kunstagentin

Maya Hayuk is currently in Cologne in Germany, where she is working several interesting projects that will be revealed tonight. She will be opening her new solo show at Die Kunstagentin, as well as revealing a new mural and have an official print release with Arty Farty Gallery as an after party. Titled Alles Klar, the new show includes the latest creations she has been working on in her studio in NY. with these pieces, she continues painting her symmetrical compositions, generating intricate patterns by using radiant colors, […]
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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 […]
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Openings: Mehdi Ghadyanloo – “Mirage of Redemption” @ Galleri Geo

Mehdi Ghadyanloo is known to international street art lovers for the murals he has been painting around Tehran. So far, he has created over 100 surrealistic murals around the city, brightening up the streets with his witty concepts that play with depth and perspective. On August 22nd, he opened a debut show at Galleri GEO in Norway titled Mirage of Redemption. For this exhibition, the Iranian artist prepared a 20 piece series that is “inspired by human life, and traverses both history and race.” Similar to his public […]
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Upcoming: “Satan Ceramics” @ Salon94 (Freemans)

On September 7th, the Freemans location of Salon94 in New York will be opening a small group show from Mary Frey, Pat McCarthy, JJ PEET and Tom Sachs (seen above). The artists met in a class taught by PEET at the 92nd Street Y and still meet weekly to make, fire, and glaze. Frey puts it, “Our weekly ritual takes place within the clubhouse where we eat together, share knowledge, discuss, make pots, talk shit and dream.” The creative results of these sessions have been gathered together and […]
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Previews: Jonas Lund – “Studio Practice” @ Boetzelaer|Nispen

Jonas Lund is a young Swedish artist whose work is balancing between social experiments and the classic art process. The artworks he creates, such as paintings, sculpture, photography and websites, often incorporate data from his studies of art world trends and behavior. In such manner, he is currently working on an interesting project titled Studio Practice that will open at Boetzelaer|Nispen in Amsterdam, on the 6th of September. For this unique project, the artist prepared a 300 page book with guidelines about what he wants to be created […]
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Previews: Ian Francis – “Endless Summer” @ The Outsiders (London)

On September 5th, Endless Summer from Ian Francis (featured) will be opening at The Outsiders in London. Featuring a selection of identically sized (24 by 18 inches) intimate studies, the exhibition will be continuation of the line of works last seen in the UK and New York back in 2012 and 2013 respectively. These snapshots of modern life are great examples of the gifted artist’s use of abstract and photorealistic elements leading to a dynamic composition that always leaves the viewer intrigued and wanting to learn more about […]
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Overtime: Aug 25 – Aug 31

More stories from the week that ended Aug 31 (click on bolded words for more information): Images up for New Image Painting exhibition at Shane Campbell Gallery. RIP: Marilena Bonomo, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: 23-year old MoMA intern Cindy Yeh dies after falling off roof during rooftop party. RIP: 29-year old artist and gallery manager Alicia Louise Cipicchio is killed by a bus at Burning Man. James Meyer admits to illegally selling stolen Jasper Johns works. REVOK, REYES and STEEL […]
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Recap: Kelsey Brookes – “Sleep: The Science and The Mystery” @ LSC Gallery

An intriguing show that recently ended in Detroit at the Library Street Collective featured new works from Kelsey Brookes. Collectively entitled Sleep: The Science and the Mystery, the new paintings from the former biochemist are constructed painstakingly with colorful patterns that in an abstract way define chemical and molecular structures. This particular set of mesmerizing works from the San Diego area based artist focused on Acetylcholine, Histamine, Norepinephrine and GABA, four neurotransmitters which help regulate sleep. Photo credit: The gallery and Brian Griffin. Discuss this show […]
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Recap: Cai Guo-Qiang – “The Ninth Wave” @ Power Station of Art (Part III)

Part III of our coverage of Cai Guo-Qiang’s The Ninth Wave exhibition takes us inside the Power Station of Art in Shanghai as walk through the work on display. After an explosive opening ceremony and an initial public showcase of a new piece down the river, the Chinese artist treated fans in his home country to a sampling of his diverse work. Highlights include his famous suspended installation of a pack of swarming wolves, the commissioned gunpowder works we saw him create, as well as the […]