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Openings: Julia Chiang – “Security Is Mostly A Superstition” @ Half Gallery

Last week Julia Chiang opened her latest show in New York’s Half Gallery. This exhibition Security Is Mostly A Superstition featured a room size installation of hand crafted ceramic white chains measuring in length from five to thirty feet. The idea is to play with the notion that the laid out chains could be perceived to protect or restrain the sacred environment created by Julia. The show runs through May 2nd, so stop by if you can. Also, if you loved Julia’s One Of A […]

Showing: Ryan McGinley – “Somewhere Place” @ Galerie Gabriel Rolt

Last weekend, Ryan McGinley’s new exhibition, Somewhere Place (previewed), with Galerie Gabriel Rolt opened in Amsterdam. For the New York artist’s second showing in The Netherlands, the importance of “living in the moment”, arguably the most meaningful thread running throughout his work, was strikingly reinforced through a new series of his artfully directed “happenings”. In a recent interview speaking about the new body of work, he stated the work is “even more cinematic now” and “is a bit darker than before”, as well as talked […]
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Openings: Kehinde Wiley – “The World Stage: Israel” @ Roberts & Tilton

Just this Saturday night, Roberts & Tilton packed the house for the latest installment of Kehinde Wiley’s The World Stage series (teased). Taking his signature brand of portraiture to Israel and the surrounding region, rife with tumultuous conflict and historical context, was a natural next step for the New York-based painter, as he continues his exploration of power and politics. Mostly large scale paintings from urban anthropologist and artist filled the spacious gallery and its multiple rooms with richly detailed works featuring youths assuming the […]

Overtime: April 4 – April 10

Andy Warhol self-portrait bought for $1,600 could sell for $30 Million at Christie’s. Woman’s criticism of Gauguin painting escalated as she attacked it physically. Jerry Saltz receives third honorary doctorate degree. Vice interviews Russian art collective Voina. Buzz kill?  MOCA Taipei gives out free drugs that turn out to be fake. Ai WeiWei has been in the news all this week.  He is in TIME’s list of top 10 persecuted artists. A scarf collection is being designed based on George Condo’s art on Kayne West’s […]

Preview: Kris Kuksi – “Pneumatic” @ Roq La Rue

Master mixed media cut chemist, Kris Kuski, is set to reveal a new body of work in Seattle tonight, the first since showing at Art Basel Miami (covered) last December. Opening at Roq La Rue, Pneumatic will exhibit the Kansas-based artist’s talents through his signature remixing of found objects and model components (thousands in most cases!) into his self-dubbed “post industrial rocco” sculptural assemblages. These insanely intricate works should juxtapose nicely against the soft, eerie collection of paintings from Travis Louie (featured), entitled The Creature […]
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Openings: Josh Keyes – “The Magician’s Garden” @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery

Tonight, things kind of came full circle as Josh Keyes (interviewed) returned to one of the first galleries / websites to support him out there – Fecal Face Dot Gallery. The intriguing new body of work was entitled The Magician’s Garden (previewed) and dealt with issues relating to “genetically enhanced and modified plants and organisms”, as discussed in a recent interview, and was comprised of four paintings and six works in graphite (first time drawings were included in a show for Josh with more to […]
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Previews: ‘Family Shirt’ @ Krets, Malmö. Curated by Matthew Feyld

Matthew Feyld seems to be a regular on flights between Canada and Sweden of late. After two solo exhibitions and a residency at Krets in Malmö, and a solo and residency at Neon in Brösarp last year, Feyld is taking on the curation of the forthcoming group exhibition at Krets – Family Shirt. The exhibition opens on April 9th, and is to feature a selection of Canadian artists across the mediums of painting, drawing, sculpture and sound. Feyld’s work is featured alongside The Royal Art […]
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Showing: Gabriel Orozco @ Tate Modern

The Gabriel Orozco exhibition at London’s Tate Modern has been on since mid-January. AM is a fan of both the artist and this diverse yet cohesive show, curated by Jessica Morgan and Iria Candela. We’ve already been to visit three times. The works and installations, often consisting of common and familiar objects that have been altered or simply recontextualised, combine playfulness, subtlety and wit. It’s a thought-provoking display, one that we see as an exploration and celebration of beauty — beauty in symmetry, simplicity, the […]
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Video: Tim Barber Interview with Camerabag.tv

Focal point of OHWOW’s hugely successful, and immensely compelling, exhibition last fall, Untitled Photographs (covered), Tim Barber recently sat down with Camerabag.tv for a insightful interview. Shedding some light on his background and inspiration, the New York-based photographer spoke about how his parents served as the impetus for his interest in photography, his fond memories traveling the world with good friend Ryan McGinley, the historical origins of the tinyvices online gallery he founded, and his affinity for rudimentary point and shoot cameras over expensive DSLRs […]

Releases: Robert Longo Supreme Decks

Robert Longo, whose stunning new exhibition God Machines just opened in Paris (covered), also has another project that is nearing completion.  Continuing their illustrious line of collaborative artist skatedecks (also see John Baldessari, Damien Hirst, Christopher Wool), Supreme will be be releasing three versions with some of Longo’s iconic imagery. The decks will be available in-store and online April 7th and available in Japan on April 9th. More looks at the decks after the jump…