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Previews: Jim Houser & Jeremy Fish – “New Works” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Tomorrow night (June 25th) in Los Angeles, Thinkspace will be opening a joint show from Jim Houser (work seen above) & Jeremy Fish. Both the Philly-based Houser and SF-based Fish have iconic aesthetics and became the artists they are through their love for drawing, music, and skate culture. And, they have both evolved their work to include dimensionality with Houser adding paraphernalia and installations to further expand his visual language and iconography, while Fish has included sculptural works as well as custom framing. Take a look at […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’16 / Recap: Unlimited

Next door to the main hall of Art Basel (covered – part 1, part 2), the Unlimited section was reserved for mostly large site specific installations. Curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer, the idea for this platform was to go beyond the traditional fair booth limitations and allow exhibitors to present large size sculptures, paintings, videos, installations and performances. Featuring 88 projects from around the globe, this sector included large works by such names as Anish Kapoor, Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin, Frank Stella, Paul Mccarthy, James Turrell, […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’16 / Volta 12

The twelfth edition of the Volta Fair in Basel returned to its dome home at Markthalle. As one of the satellite events to the main Art Basel expo (covered – part 1, part 2), the fair featured a selection of galleries and artists that included 68 exhibitors from 20 countries worldwide. Though proudly showing the new and emerging contemporary art names, the venue allowed visitors to also enjoy works by recent Venice Biennale participants or mid-career artists with concurrent or recent major museum solos. We bring your our personal selection […]

Highlights: Affordable Art Fair (Hampstead, London)

The London edition of the Affordable Art Fair is a twice-yearly event alternating between both sides of the River Thames. From 16–19 June, it was held in Hampstead Heath with over 100 galleries exhibiting works priced between £100 and £5,000. AM rarely discovers much it would sacrifice a finger for when visiting the AAF. But as with flea markets and record stores, the real fun is in trawling and sifting, searching for that elusive gem. At cheaper fairs especially, a default curatorial and hanging style […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’16 / Recap: Scope Art Show

Moving closer to its big brother, the Scope Art Show is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in Basel at a new location three blocks away from the main fair (covered – part 1, part 2). The new space at Clarahuus includes three floors divided between 85 international exhibitors and 10 breeder program galleries. The international feel of this year’s edition is confirmed with exhibitors hailing from four continents and over twenty countries including China, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Italy, Iran, Russia, Turkey, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, […]

Overtime: June 13 – June 19

More stories from the week that ended June 19 (click on bolded words for more information): Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Floating Piers opens in Italy on Lake Iseo. RIP: Bill Berkson, who passed away at the age of 76 due to a heart attack. RIP: Gillett Griffin, who passed away due to natural causes at the age of 87. The art world responds to the mass shooting tragedy in Orlando. Casey Nocket pleads guilty to several acts of vandalism in national parks for painting on rock formations. David Nahmad adamant […]

Showing: KAWS : GISWIL @ More Gallery

Coinciding with the start of Basel Week Switzerland, an exclusive opening night on June 12th was held for KAWS’ latest solo showing. Three years since his debut show with the gallery (covered), the New York-based artist is back in Giswil for another exclusive showcase with More Gallery. This time around, the American artist again used the unique industrial setting indoors to present his large scale works. The picturesque mountain area seemed like the perfect setting to introduce his latest work from his series of large wooden sculptures titled Together. Featuring two of […]

Showing: Tom Sachs – “Tea Ceremony” @ Noguchi Museum

Tom Sachs’ current exhibition (through July 24) is unprecedented in the 30 year history of the Noguchi Museum in that he is the first artist to be awarded a solo at the institution other than the original founder. The collection of works are the American artist’s homage to the ancient Japanese tradition of chanoyu, the ceremonial preparation and presentation of tea. Created in his signature bricolage technique, the objects Sachs has engineered together from novel materials include a tea garden (complete with bonsai tree & koi pond), tea room, and the […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’16 / Highlights: Art Basel (Part II)

After our initial overview from the main fair for Basel Week Switzerland, we’re bringing you the second part of our highlights from this year’s Art Basel – from bustling booths of world’s biggest galleries to sneak peeks from their back rooms. While the first part of our coverage was mostly from the ground level, the second part includes mostly works on view on the first floor of the Switzerland’s largest exhibition site. With the event bringing quality artworks from every part of the globe, the general public patiently queued […]

Showing: Peter Gronquist – “Refuge” @ Joseph Gross Gallery

Currently on view at Joseph Gross Gallery in Chelsea, NY is Refuge, a solo exhibition featuring thirteen works by Peter Gronquist. The show includes all-new pieces that combine creative uses of material, such as LED lights, shaped frames, and silk flowers, with traditional painting techniques. The pieces interact with the viewer both spatially, with paintings that appear to be falling on top as they look up, such as with Master Cleanse, and visually, with its pleasant rich blue gradient. Glitch 1 and 2 appear to allude […]