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Openings: Alex Lukas @ Guerrero Gallery

Last week in San Francisco, Alex Lukas brought his post-apocalyptic visions to the Guerrero Gallery, featuring submerged metropolis, overgrown skyscrapers, and derelict cities. Utilizing a complex technique on paper that includes ink, acrylic, watercolor, gouache and silk screen, the Philadelphia based artist paints a desolate future where humans may play no part, focusing on the fragility of our modern society. One piece in particular was the highlight of the show – a large panoramic piece that could be viewed in almost 360 degrees. This and […]

Streets: Jeff Soto (France)

Jeff Soto (interviewed) is currently in Lyon, France prepping for the  Les Enfants TERRIBLES satellite exhibition during Lyon Biennale week. While there, he is continuing to exercise his renewed love for mural work with this feline piece in a nearby park, which was inspired by a local chat (cat) that was hanging out as well as something for the local kids. More photos after the jump as well as a video preview of the group exhibition…
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Teaser: Matthew Palladino @ Texas Contemporary Art Fair

With a successful NYC exhibition back in June that saw strong institutional interest, the ever-dynamic Matthew Palladino (interviewed) looks to continue exploiting his near never-ending supply of creative juices with his most recent painting. Destined for the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, the hypnotic painting executed in his color rich, isometric perspective (or “fake” perspective, as Matthew originally self-ascribed), producing that uniquely flat, two dimensional aesthetic of a three-dimensional environment, will be on display at the Eli Ridgway booth (formerly Baer Ridgway, with co-owner Kent Baer […]
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Openings: Chris Johanson – “Alright Alright” @ Malmö Konsthall

This past weekend, Chris Johanson opened his massive retrospective at Malmö Konsthall in Sweden. Organized by Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Alright Alright (previewed) presents an extensive collection of large scale paintings, smaller works on paper, and mixed-media sculptures from the Portland-based artist, collectively exploring such existential issues as “self-delusion, alienation, deceit, and monotony”. The installation of the work was particular unique, displayed on rustic easels within the open layout of the venue for attendees to weave in and out of and interact with on a more intimate […]
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Studio Visits / Previews: Eric White – “Automatic” @ Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea

On Thursday, September 15th, Eric White (interviewed) travels to Italy to exhibit his latest body of work Automatic at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea. We had the pleasure of visiting his studio several times through the course of this year to observe the talented and meticulous painter getting ready for this overseas show. The constant themes in this series are automobiles and classic movies and by applying his unique vision and technique, Eric is able to bring us his version of the magic of Hollywood and […]

Openings: Mark Whalen – “Anomaly” @ Merry Karnowsky

This past Saturday, Mark Whalen debuted his new work, entitled Anomaly, at the Merry Karnowksy Gallery.  The Australian and former graffiti artist showed work which combined an interesting style of characters, design, and colors. As seen during our previous studio and installation visits with the artist, one of the key components with his artwork is the way in which he’s able to fuse certain elements ranging from Eastern culture to themes of a controlled environment. As part of the exhibit, a video installation produced by […]

Openings: Moby – “Destroyed” @ Kopeikin Gallery

During this past weekend, the Kopeikin Gallery hosted a show which featured music artist and electronic pioneer Moby. The event was actually a book signing also that displayed a collection of the artist’s photography taken during his travels and concerts around the world. The book, titled Destroyed, is a companion piece to his most recent album of the same name and a portion of the photography included point of view shots taken during various concerts. It’s always interesting to see an artist take a different […]
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Preview: Damien Hirst – “Legend” & “Myth” @ Chatsworth House

Currently on view at the Chatsworth House grounds in the UK through October 31st is the annual Sotheby’s Beyond Limits sculpture exhibition. Included in this year’s showing are two new works from Damien Hirst entitled Legend and Myth, which are his dissected portrayals of a winged horse and a unicorn. This new series of work appears to be an extension of his signature formaldehyde animals, with a focus now on mythical creatures. The sculptures are up for sale and range from the 1930s to the […]

Releases: David Shrigley – “WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?” @ WORD Bookstore

On Thursday, September 22nd, David Shrigley will be at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY to celebrate the launch of WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING? The evening will include a talk, book signing and sharpie tattoos by the Glasgow-based artist. East River Tattoo will also be on hand to permanently ink Shrigley drawings onto his most serious fans, a ballsy act amongst diehard fans last seen during the Frieze 2010 Art Fair. There will also be a raffle, sponsored by Anton Kern Gallery, for the […]

Openings: KAWS – “Hold The Line” @ Honor Fraser (Part II)

Last Saturday night, Honor Fraser unveiled KAWS’ latest exhibit named Hold The Line to large crowds and fans of the New York-based artist. In our previous article, we brought you an in-depth look at the paintings and sculptural work from the street turned contemporary artist. For the second part of our coverage, take a look at the actual opening where KAWS greeted and talked to collectors, friends, and admires alike, even taking time to sign and sketch in some books. More photos after the jump […]