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Showing: Rosson Crow – “Madame Psychosis Holds a Séance” @ Honor Fraser Gallery

Currently on display at Honor Fraser Gallery is Rosson Crow’s third solo with the Culver City showspace. Entitled Madame Psychosis Holds a Séance, the new paintings and a short film explores the fictional world of Madame Psychosis, an aging showgirl obsessed with the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The Los Angeles-based artist hopes to shed light on the psychology of national identity shaped around moments of historical significance with the new work and has chosen an event that certainly has been etched into the American cultural consciousness. Discuss Rosson Crow […]
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Previews: Ryan McGinley – “Fall” @ Team Gallery (Los Angeles)

After a look at the new work from Ryan McGinley for a showing at New York’s Team Gallery, it’s time to share what he has prepared at the gallery’s sister location in Venice, California. Collectively entitled Fall, the photographs to be displayed starting on November 15th  are meant to be enjoyed in conjunction with the Winter body of work in NYC. The striking images are a continuation of the New York-based artist’s series of road trip pieces and feature the stark human form juxtaposed against Autumn’s palette. […]
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Previews: Thomas Canto – “Still lifes of space time” @ Wunderkammern

Later this month (November 21st), Wunderkammern in Rome will be presenting new works from Thomas Canto, his first solo in Italy. Not one to be constricted by the confines of the traditional canvas, the French artist’s abstract but precise works often feature nylon strings or wall painting that extend past the frame extending the geometries of his artistic vision. For this exhibition, Canto will be also be creating an site-specific installation inside the gallery space with an interactive video mapping projection. Photo credit: Blind Eye Factory. […]
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Introducing: solidARTy.org

The refugee crisis in Europe is getting bigger by the day and the unsettling images of people walking across the continent in hopes of a new life are putting our humanity to the test. While some artists are producing engaging work commenting on the poor handling of the situation by institutions and certain governments, there are different kind of charities and fundraising projects trying to help the situation. One of the most recent one is solidARTy.org, an online art auction website where street and urban art lovers can […]
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Overtime: Nov 2 – Nov 8

More stories from the week that ended Nov 8 (click on bolded words for more information): Christopher Y. Lew’s essay on Jared Madere, who currently has an exhibition at the Whitney. Tao Hongjing revealed to actually be French man named Alexandre Ouairy, who pretended to be Chinese. Bosch Research and Conservation Project determines two Bosch works may have been painted by imitators. Arts education in Los Angeles public schools severely lacking. Michael Werner accuses Germany of using controversial legislation to generate revenue from cultural industry. Sokari Douglas Camp sculpture […]
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Showing: Rodrigo Branco – “Efígie” @ Homegrown Galeria

We have been following Rodrigo Branco for a while now, and after seeing him paint a lovely portrait mural in the Swiss alps recently (covered), it’s great to see him having a solo show at Homegrown Galeria in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Opened on 8th of October, Efígie (effigy) includes seven signature portrait pieces created for this show using mixed mediums such a acrylic and spray paint on canvas. This series is an ode to times passed when portraits and busts represented the soul of the person. Both expressive and almost abstract […]
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Art Focus: Parasite

Parasite’s series of Black Things paintings utilize found & existing paintings and prints as a canvas where traditional works are over-painted with brutal new geometries. The original context of the source paintings are changed and subverted with distorted volumes and masses of ‘anti-image’ to create a new vocabulary. Portions of the original image are retained by the Poland-based artist as he plays with our sense of perception – depth and dimension present a renewed allegory that emphasizes unfamiliar details within the framing of the existing image. Equally, his outdoor […]
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Upcoming: James Turrell @ Kayne Griffin Corcoran

This Sunday (November 8th, 4-6pm), James Turrell will be opening a new exhibition with Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles, his fifth showing with the gallery. The works slated to be on display from the master of light and space include three large scale Elliptical Glass pieces, mesmerizing apertures of frosted glass that have LEDs behind that are programmed to cycle through different colors over the course of 2.5 hours, and a series of prints that document his installation Aten Reign at the Guggenheim back in 2013. […]
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Previews: “Second Nature” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Hashimoto Contemporary‘s November exhibition looks to be a promising show featuring work from four Bay Area artists Bessma Khalaf, Jacqueline Norheim, Steuart Pittman (pictured above) and Dan Swindel. Second Nature is a departure from some of Hashimoto’s previous programming and looks to be an exciting step for the San Francisco space. Painting, sculpture and photography collide with video installation in this healthy mix of practices, thematically linked by the collective experiences of our surroundings expressed through a variety of media. We’re particularly keen on Swindel’s […]
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Previews: Carl Cashman & Liam Snootle – “Neo Geo” @ Gauntlet Gallery

On the 7th of November, Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco will be opening two geometrically inclined exhibitions curated by their guest curator Sven Davis. Neo Geo is a two-person exhibition featuring Carl Cashman and Liam Snootle in the gallery 1 space, along with BlackThings, is a solo exhibition by Parasite in gallery 2. For this show, Cashman created a new body of work in two parts – one is a further exploration of his geo-based concepts, this time mixing abstract backgrounds and geometrical shapes and patterns, with the other playing with […]