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Armory Week ’11: First Look at Pulse New York

Second stop on our whirlwind coverage of Armory Week ’11 is Pulse New York. The well-respected satellite fair always pulls together an impressive selection of galleries showing some of the best emerging contemporary art. Take a first look of images from Pulse NYC, after the jump.

Openings: Ian Francis – “Fireland” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last night, Ian Francis (featured) unveiled his latest body of work Fireland at Joshua Liner Gallery. Exhibiting in his first New York solo, Mr. Francis again knocked it out of park, clearly dazzling the Armory week crowd that attended. Ian’s paintings demonstrated why many around the world draw inspiration from his creations. It was also exciting to see a number of varied mediums he choose to exhibit – ranging from canvas to charcoal to inks on paper. We also noted the further refinement of Ian’s already popular […]

Previews: “Hueless” @ Mallick Williams & Co

Tonight, we get a special group show named Hueless from Malick Williams & Co. As the titled suggests, the goal of the show is the pull the traditional color palettes from everyone’s arsenal and challenge them to create works under a monochromatic direction. The loaded lineup features D Face, Distort, Shepard Fairey, Erik Haze, Curtis Kulig, Marissa Textor, Pete Watts, FAUST, NTEL, Dirk Dzimirsky, Sam Ske, Marco Zamora, Katsu, Nicholas Forker, Michael M. Koehler, Nathan Pickett, Lindsey de Ovies, Lu Gold Russell Young and Skullphone. […]

Previews: LeBasse Projects – Chinatown

LeBasse Projects has been busy setting up a new gallery space at Chung King Road of LA’s Chinatown district, and now everything is set to go as they’ll officially launch the secondary location at the end of the month. The first show will be curated by Christina LeBasse and will showcase a female roster including Seonna Hong, Marci Washington, Kristin Schiele, Hera, Yumiko Kayukawa, Meryl Patak and more. Following this show will be a new solo project by Nate Frizzell’s (interviewed). We’ll keep you in […]
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Benefit: HiArt! “Changing the World Through Art” @ Haunch of Venison NYC

It’s that time of the year again. Haunch of Venison will again play host to the heavy hitting benefit by HiArt! (last year). This year’s event, entitled Changing the World Through Art, is going to be another chance for art fans to catch some of their favorite artists through the silent auction. Over 120 artists including Donald Baechler, Judy Chicago, Hew Locke, Marcel Dzama, Marina Abramovic, Ian Francis, Tomokazu Matsuyam, Dave Kinsey, Even Hecox are slated to be up for grabs.  You can get your tickets […]
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Armory Week ’11: First Look at The Armory Show

New York is a lot of work… especially when the Armory is in town – the busiest week of art in North America after Basel Miami of course. We caught the VIP preview to bring you a detailed first look at the flagship Armory fair. You’ll definitely see many blue chip names, but to our delight we also found many new comers. Check it all after the jump.

Teaser / Setup: Armory Week ’11 – Jim Houser (Jonathan LeVine booth @ VOLTA)

Showing with Jonathan LeVine at the VOLTA satellite fair (also see Mark Jenkins & Richard Colman) at this year’s Armory Week will be Jim Houser. Judging from all the setup action we see, attendees can look forward to very nice installation which is typical for the Philadelphia-based artist (ie last year’s Subliminal Projects show).  AM loves his quilt-like blocks of imagery and look forward to seeing new symbology added to his lexicon.
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Teaser: Kris Lewis @ David B. Smith Gallery

We last talked to Kris Lewis (interviewed) at last year’s Grammy group show which he co-curated and also in 2009 before his show at David B. Smith Gallery. Time flies as he’s scheduled again for a solo exhibition in May at the Colorado showspace with a new body of work; the piece above being the first piece we have seen.  If that is any indication, we are in for a great show.  We’ll have more to follow as the show draws nearer. Discuss Kris Lewis […]

Teaser: Armory Week ’11 – Richard Colman – “Can’t Get There From Here” (V1 booth @ VOLTA)

With Armory Week in New York set to start tomorrow, we wanted to let you know about a couple more artists to look out for.  Take a look at this floor piece for an install Richard Colman (interviewed) has planned for the V1 booth at VOLTA. If you remember, it looks like the same one he used for his immersive show at Guerrero Gallery back in October. Keep it locked on AM of course as we will be bringing you on-site coverage of all the […]

Streets: MOMO in London

Following a brief stint alongside Brad Downey and Vhils in Lisbon, Portugal as part of the ongoing and impressive Crono project (featured here and here), MOMO arranged a short stay in the UK before heading back earlier this week to his latest base in security-challenged New Orleans. For want of a more appropriate euphemism, it was an interesting few days at the AM London residence. The artist’s arrival overlapped with a visit by Christian Coinbergh’s “Gang of Three” from Stockholm – the latter in town […]