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Teaser: Ryan McGinness – “Geometric Primitives” @ Pace Primitive

On Friday night, March 30th, Pace Primitive in New York will be hosting the opening of Ryan McGinness’ newest solo show entitled Geometric Primitives. The title of the show plays off a term used in computer graphics, which is part of NYC-based artist’s process, that refer the smallest and irreducible geometric elements that the system can handle such as lines, circles, curves, and polygons. Continuing on this theme, McGinness has taken advantage of Pace Primitive’s inventory of African art, which has historically featured schematic reductions of […]

Showing: Armsrock – “Stedfortrædere” @ MOHS Exhibit

A couple weeks ago, AM dropped by MOHS Exhibit in Copenhagen to take a look at a new collection of work from Armsrock (interviewed) for his latest show. After previewing some of the paintings in his studio recently, it was nice to see his artistic vision realized on the walls of the space alongside work from Sif Itona Westerberg in their joint show entitled Stedfortrædere (translated to Delegates). The exhibition ends April 21st, so you still have plenty of time to check it out yourself if […]

Preview: Tessar Lo – “Past, Present, Past-Present” @ Cooper Cole

For those in Toronto, Tessar Lo’s solo show titled Past, Present, Past-Present will be opening this Friday, March 30th at the Cooper Cole Gallery. For his home city, the thoughtful painter has assembled a collection of works that continues to build off what we saw from him during his last show (covered) at the renamed showspace. The new paintings, which feature his signature abstract dream-like imagery which reference his Asian heritage look to be lush and colorful. Also, available will be a sculptural edition, don’t […]

Teaser: Morgan Spurlock Curated “New Blood” @ Thinkspace

Acclaimed filmmaker and art collector Morgan Spurlock will be curating a group exhibition next month entitled New Blood. Featuring a roster of artists hand-picked by Spurlock, the showing will open April 28th at the Thinkspace Gallery and include a diverse lineup of Camille Rose Garcia, Travis Lampe, The Date Farmers, Albert Reyes, Dzine, Jesus Bubu Negron, Elizabeth McGrath, Morgan Slade, Gary Baseman, Jesse Dickenson, Gary Taxali, Adrian Forrow, Jonathan Yeo, Charlie Gouldsborough, Mark Jenkins, Sandra Fernandez, Nicola Verlato, Marco Mazzoni, Ron English, Kid Zoom, Saber, […]

Openings: “Love & Hate” @ StolenSpace

Last month, the StolenSpace Gallery in London hosted a show that opened around Valentine’s Day appropriate to the theme entitled Love & Hate. For the group exhibition, most artists created two works, one for each of the strong emotions that often seems linked hand in hand depending on the situation. Because of the concept behind the showing, the pieces that were presented had an interesting dichotomy that made the exhibition well worth seeing. More photos after the jump by Henrik Haven…

Openings: Andrew Schoultz & Richard Colman – “To Be Announced” @ V1 Gallery

Several days ago, the V1 Gallery in Copenhagen played host to two talented artists from the US, Andrew Schoultz and Richard Colman, finally fulfilling their longstanding wish to exhibit together in a joint show. To Be Announced presents bodies of work where both San Francisco-based artists venture into new territory together with experimentations in fresh artistic styles (for some of their pieces). Schoultz continues his exploration of the imagery of the American flag, spurred by his discovery when purchasing this symbol of his home country, […]

Preview: “International Women” @ Warrington Museum

With the opening scheduled for March 29th, the Warrington Museum in UK gets ready to host International Women, a group show featuring 15 artists from 10 countries. Curated by Frankie Shea & Tina Ziegler, the lineup includes Catalina Estrada, Elizabeth Mcgrath, Faith 47, Hera, Holly Thoburn, Kukula, Mel Kadel, Miss Van, Pam Glew, Sarah Joncas, Stella Im Hultberg, Swoon, Tara Mcpherson and Xue Wang. A peek at a couple more pieces in the show after the jump…

Rewind: March 19 – March 25

The Guggenheim in New York is currently showing a can’t miss retrospective from the late John Chamberlain. The renowned American sculptor, known as the artist who successfully translated Abstract Expressionism into three dimensions, is perhaps most most famous for his crushed car pieces, which are despite the materials – collages. Watch the video above as curator Susan Davidson talks about the exhibition. See more videos (via Artlog) about the Chamberlain showing after the jump as well as other notable videos we collected for you this week […]

Overtime: March 19 – March 25

Nudes in famous paintings re-imagined for today’s model-skinny “standards.” Kevin Costner sued by Peggy Detmers over breach of contract regarding display of her artwork. Van Gogh painting discovered and confirmed and there may be another one underneath it. Two men arrested for handling stolen LS Lowry paintings. 10 die in Egypt while illegally digging for ancient treasures. Chinese farmer gets 13 years in jail for stealing works of art & jewels from the Forbidden City. Stanley Tucci addresses Congress to advocate for a 6% increase […]

Openings: Brendan Monroe – “Observations of Light & Matter” @ Cooper Cole

Earlier this month, the Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto opened up an exhibition showcasing a new body of work from Brendan Monroe (interviewed). Along with an artist talk the following day, the Bay Area-based artist introduced his science-inspired imagery to his fans up further North. From his interest in the microscopic to the vast cosmos, Monroe has put together a collection of paintings and sculptures that express his continued search to understand the physics in nature all around us. Tomorrow is last day of the […]