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Releases: Aaron Horkey’s Retrospective Series Suite 2

Dropping in just a few days (October 25th to be exact) is the next installment in the ongoing Aaron Horkey / Deadarts Publishing Retrospective Series. A set of gorgeous letterpress prints, Horkey’s first suite (which was released a few months back) aimed to impress with every meticulous aspect of the release accounted for and the attention to detail going far above and beyond. Included in the previous suite was such finery as silkscreened COAs (almost a beautiful as the prints themselves), wax seals, embossing, gocco […]

Beyond Eden ’10: Overview

For those of you who missed it, we have a photo summary of this year’s Beyond Eden Art Fair. We’ve highlighted certain aspects of the event already, but this will give you an overview of the type of art that was seen this year (like the Dabs Myla piece seen above). Over three thousand people attended the second annual fair that is the only one of it’s kind highlighting the so-called New Contemporary art movement, and hopefully next year, it will continue to grow and […]
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Showing: Ai Weiwei – “Sunflower Seeds” Installation @ Tate Modern

Last week, we had the pleasure of making the journey out to the Tate Modern in London to experience Ai Weiwei’s latest installation. The contemporary artist from China worked with the village of Jingdezhen to individually mold and hand paint over 100 million ceramic “Sunflower Seeds” which lined the entry hall adjacent to main doors of the museum. Every person was invited to partake and interact with the “land of seeds”. It was a romp for many who jumped, ran, played, and even laid down […]

Showing: Richard Colman – “Something Better” @ Guerrero Gallery

This past weekend, Richard Colman (interviewed) opened his solo show “Something Better” at the Guerrero Gallery. Fans of the Bay Area artist were delighted to see not one, but two immersive installation pieces filling the spacious showroom. As you can see from part of the installation above, Richard has started exploring pieces with different geometrical patterns in with a more metallic palette. You will see that many of the standalone pieces featured this new direction in the photos after the jump…

Openings: Augustine Kofie – “Retrofitted & Other Forms of Vintage Futurism” @ White Walls SF

Last Saturday, Kofie’One / Augustine Kofie (featured) introduced his first solo show to the Bay Area with “Retrofitted and Other Forms of Vintage Futurism” at White Walls in SF. Many of the canvases as well as triangular sculptures you saw in our studio visit earlier this month were transported to the gallery, but also Kofie added a beautiful installation of his workspace so that attendees could see where his creative process plays out. Take a look at some opening pics after the jump where his […]

Overtime: October 10 – October 16

Barbara Kruger provides artwork for the Nov. issue of W Magazine. Peregine Honig, from Bravo’s Work of Art S1, recently opened Loser @ Dwight Hacket Projects. Demi Moore has made some pretty smart art investing decisions. Wayne Coyne, lead singer of The Flaming Lips, screenprints using own blood. Simpsons executive producer, Al Jean, talks about infamous Banksy opening sequence. $300 Million “Michaelangelo Painting” found behind sofa in Bufallo, NY. David Choe talks about “what is hell“… Steve Powers (ESPO) talks with Butterfly about the Moniker […]

Showing: Dan McCarthy – “The World We Live In” @ Gallery 1988 (SF)

Currently showing at Gallery 1988 in SF through the end of this month is a fantastic new body of work from Dan McCarthy (interviewed). The Massachusetts artist’s paintings are definitely informed by his surroundings as he continues to develop imagery of forests, nature, seasons, light, and the general smallness of man in this world. The show entitled “The World We Live In” features mostly originals, ink drawings, screenprints, and a sweet series of screenprints finished with watercolor to capture a scene gradually as the setting […]
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Openings: Fred Tomaselli @ The Brooklyn Museum

Last week, the Brooklyn Museum opened a mid-career survey of the work of Brooklyn-based artist Fred Tomaselli. Tomaselli—who grew up in Southern California, but has been working in Williamsburg since the ’80s—is known for his exciting mixed-media paintings, created by collaging figures and patterns from images of plants, birds and body parts clipped from nature field guides and magazines. Tomaselli also incorporates actual pharmaceutical pills into his works, before covering them in clear resin and then painting over top. The result is totally unique, combining […]
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Preview: Joe Sorren – “Interruption” @ Grand Central Art Center

Last month, we brought you a look at some of the amazing sculptural work that will be exhibited during Joe Sorren’s (featured) “Interruption” retrospective. As the November opening continues to gets closer, it’s now time to take a look at the some of the paintings that will be featured at the California State University Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) show. As we noted before, Joe’s first museum show will not only feature past seminal and famous works from the master painter’s illustrious career thus […]

Overtime: October 3 – October 9

Maurizio Cattelan’s newest sculpture – L.O.V.E. is unveiled in front of the Italian stock exchange building. Save the arts in the UK!  And, watch this David Shrigley vid. Google celebrates its 12th birthday with a Wayne Thiebaud cake. Hernan Bas opened “The Hallucinations of Poets,” his third solo show with Victoria Miro on Oct. 7. A look inside Richard Colman’s and Kelsey Brookes’ studios. A new print from Scott Musgrove. Jose Parla and Faith47 interviewed. Zilda & Ro collabo in Paris, Roa in Spain, and […]