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Showing: Pedro Matos – “Less Than Objects” @ Underdogs

Currently at Underdogs in Lisbon, a show from Pedro Matos is on view through April 2nd. Less Than Objects continues a line of work that the Portuguese artist last exhibited at the end of last year in Milan (covered) that are rendered mostly on linen canvases. Some of the abstract textures painted by the Matos seem to mimic the beautiful decay and imperfections seen in urban settings, not surprising when taking into account his time spent on the streets as a young artist. Discuss Pedro Matos here.
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Previews: Anton Henning @ Galeria Javier Lopez

German artist Anton Henning is opening his first solo show in Spain on February 22nd at Galeria Javier Lopez in Madrid. For this occasion, the artist has conceived a special project, transforming the exhibition space into an unique installation that integrates his painting and sculpture. Henning is a self-taught, versatile artist that’s been actively creating art since the mid-1980s in Berlin, London and New York. Through direct contact with other artists and the opportunity to pursue his vision of the classic art, he created his own […]
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Overtime: Feb 15 – Feb 21

More stories from the week that ended Feb 21 (click on bolded words for more information): Orion Martin’s Eczema Song exhibition opens at Bodega. Work and installation images and info are up. RIP: Charles Garabedian, who passed away at the age of 92 due to prostate cancer. RIP: Kikuo Saito, who passed away at the age of 77. Investigation prompted after 12 fake Lee Ufan paintings discovered in South Korea. Spain’s National Court rules that Jesus Angel Bergantinos Diaz could be extradited to US as part of Knoedler […]
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Upcoming: Tiffany Bozic – “The Animal In Us” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Along with putting in time promoting Apple’s new iPencil and iPad Pro, Tiffany Bozic has also been hard at work on her next exhibition. The Animal In Us opens on March 17 at Joshua Liner Gallery, marking the San Francisco-based painter’s fourth solo with the New York showspace. The new body of work will once again explore the intricacies of nature and the cycle of life that exists with the imagery at times straying into the surreal, all rendered in beautiful detail and color. Bozic further explains – “In […]
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Previews: “A Material Legacy” @ Nasher Museum of Art

Tomorrow (February 18th) in Durham, North Carolina, the Nasher Museum of Art will be opening A Material Legacy, a group exhibition featuring selections from the collection of Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger. The daughter and son-in-law of the original benefactors of the museum located in Duke University will be putting on display art almost exclusively made in the last 10 years including the work of David Altmejd, Huma Bhabha, Anthony Caro, Tony Cragg, Edmund de Waal, Mark di Suvero, Teresita Fernández, Liam Gillick, Wayne Gonzales, Katharina Grosse, […]
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Previews: Ryan McGinley – “The Four Seasons” @ GAMeC

Following up on his recent Fall show in Los Angeles and Winter show in New York, Ryan McGinley will be opening a more comprehensive exhibition tomorrow (February 18th) in Italy. Hosted by the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo (GAMeC) in Lombardy, The Four Seasons will be the first solo by the American artist at an Italian institution and the first one that the museum has devoted to a young photographer on the international scene. Comprising of over forty medium and large format works, the selected photographs are divided […]
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Openings: Jonathan Viner – Strange Math @ Roq la Rue

Earlier this month, Roq la Rue hosted it’s first opening of 2016 with Jonathan Viner’s Strange Math.  This marks a new less-is-more approach for the Seattle gallery, focusing on one artist a month, with a couple group exhibitions during the year. The show from the Brooklyn-based artist provided a great start to the new year with the large paintings filling the main floor of the gallery. Bright neon-like colors have infiltrated Viner’s usual muted color pallet, giving the paintings their own glow.  Provocative subject matter and […]
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Overtime: Feb 8 – Feb 14

More stories from the week that ended Feb 14 (click on bolded words for more information): ARTnews interviews Keith J Varadi on occasion of his show at Night Gallery. Install shots and info from Free Wi-Fi, Comedy are also up. Pyotr Pavlensky forcibly sent to psychiatric clinic for evaluation. Eric Spoutz donated six works to the Smithsonian and there are questions now over whether they are fake. Domenico and Eleanore De Sole settle out of court in their lawsuit against Ann Freedman. The case was likely settled […]
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Openings: “Still Here, A Decade of Lazarides” (London)

Until 24th March 2016, Lazarides is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a group exhibition Still Here – A Decade of Lazarides in London. Celebrated and pioneering artists who have helped shape the gallery are taking over the three floors of the Rathbone space. The illustrious roster included 3D, Aiko, Anthony Lister, Antony Micallef, Banksy, Brett Amory, Chloe Early, David Choe, Doug Foster, Faile, Frank Laws, Gary Taxali, Herbert Baglione, Hush, Ian Francis, Invader, Joe Rush, Jonathan Yeo, JR, Karim Zeriahen, Katrin Fridriks, Know Hope / Addam Y, […]
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Upcoming: Jen Stark Pots @ Rob Pruitt Flea Market

Tomorrow (February 14th) from noon-5pm, Jen Stark will be selling some customized pots at the Rob Pruitt Flea Market. The market event from Pruitt has had many iterations in the past with the latest being Sunday in Downtown LA (1019 E 4th Place). Along with other artists friends, Stark will be peddling her wares – some of her iconic colorful and psychedelic patterns painted on plant holders. Discuss Jen Stark here.