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Openings: Aaron Nagel, Jeff Ramirez, and Jennifer Nehrbass @ Thinkspace

A couple weeks ago, the Thinkspace Gallery hosted a trio of artists known for their realistic renderings and a new perspective on portraiture. Aaron Nagel brought his edgy nudes, Jeff Ramirez presented some paintings from unique angles as well as some masked characters, and Jennifer Nehrbass contributed some of her narrative-based works. Take a look at a photo set from Carlos Gonzalez after the jump…

Previews / Installations: Greg Lamarche – “I Can See For Miles” @ Known Gallery

In a decidedly busy summer, Greg Lamarche (interviewed) and his artwork were all over the place, from a full showing in Toronto alongside Dalek, as well as group shows in New York and San Francisco. Now, as summer formerly came to a close a couple weeks back, Lamarche keeps cutting and pasting for a show with Known Gallery. Opening this weekend alongside Eric Haze’s New Mathematics (teased), I Can See For Miles brings former graffiti writer SP ONE’s unique typographic and abstract paper collages to Los […]

Openings: José Parlá – “Character Gestures” @ OHWOW (Part II)

First we brought you the opening night action from Los Angeles where José Parlá presented his latest body of work at OHWOW gallery. Now as promised, we give you a more intimate look at the works from the series entitled Character Gestures. As previously mentioned, José created works that exemplified the dynamic range of his talents. From his classic paintings to newer mediums such as mono-transfers, bundles and “concrete” installations, this exhibition clearly demonstrates Mr. Parlá’s skills and dedication to evolution when it comes to his art […]

Openings: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “East Weets Mest” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last week was the start of another art season in NYC, and Joshua Liner Gallery started it if off with a bang with East Weets Mest, the second full-gallery solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based, Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed). Being great admirers of Matsu’s work and having seen some of the pieces during our recent studio visit, our expectations for this show were high, and we were not at all let down. Matsu put together an exciting collection of paintings and sculptures, diverse yet cohesive, which […]

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 […]