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Previews: Clare Rojas – “The Inexhaustible Middle” @ Alice Gallery

Clare Rojas will be featured soon in a solo entitled The Inexhaustible Middle at Alice Gallery in Brussels starting September 15th. Along with presenting her latest works on canvas and paper, Rojas will perform songs in her “folk-bluegrass” style under the pseudonym of singer-songwriter Peggy Honeywell. With this new body of work, the San Francisco-based artist has been working with patterns while utilizing different compositions and colors. Because she was “letting different visuals reveal themselves, within one work, through variations,” her “main concern was just having the work feel balanced.” Using a limited palette […]

Previews: Conor Harrington – “Watch Your Palace Fall” @ Pace London

From the 15th of September to the 8th of October, Pace London will be showing new work by Conor Harrington (interviewed). Watch Your Palace Fall will include 10 new large oil paintings in which the Irish-born artist combines realistic brushstrokes with the raw energy of abstraction. The new pieces feature signature scenes of fight and conflicts as well as the recurring motif of the golden mask as a metaphor for hiding your true self and creating a new identity. By obscuring the subject, these works address the commonness of social media selves and the […]

Previews: Wayne White – “I’M HAVING A DIALOGUE WITH THE UNIVERSE AND YOU’RE JUST SITTING THERE” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

On September 8th, Joshua Liner Gallery will be opening a new solo from Wayne White entitled I’M HAVING A DIALOGUE WITH THE UNIVERSE AND YOU’RE JUST SITTING THERE. The followup to his show at the New York gallery in 2014 (covered) will again transform the space with his signature vintage word paintings, works on paper, wall murals, wallpaper, and both hanging and kinetic sculpture. There will be a book singing from 5-6pm with the the release of AMMO Books’ mini version of his monograph, MAYBE NOW I’LL […]

Overtime: Aug 29 – Sept 4

More stories from the week that ended Sept 4 (click on bolded words for more information): Blum & Poe exhibits Kanye West’s Famous sculpture. The work is on the market for $4mil. The gallery now claims that the work is not currently for sale. RIP: Jaime Davidovich, who passed away at the age of 79 due to pancreatic cancer. RIP: Nathan Lyons, who passed away at the age of 86 due to complications from pneumonia. Lisa Cooley closes her gallery space after eight years. She speaks about the decision […]

Previews: Jeff Soto – “The Sotofish Society” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Coming up next weekend, Jeff Soto (interviewed) will be returning to Jonathan LeVine Gallery for his fifth solo with the New York showspace. The new exhibition is kind of a nostalgic look back at the imagery that the Southern California-based artist has been sharing with his fans throughout his career – iconic characters like yetis, reapers, robots, walkers, and the Sotofish. Soto further states – “I always feel like an artist’s entire body of work should be fair game to use. My cast of characters and the worlds I create are The Sotofish Society.” […]

Previews: Sebas Velasco – “Permanent Midnight” @ Montana Gallery

On Thursday September 8th, Montana Gallery Barcelona will be opening their new season of shows with an exhibition by Sebas Velasco. Permanent Midnight will be his first solo with the gallery, but not the first time showing in the Catalan capital. The San Sebastian-based artist has been active in graffiti since 2004, but his artistic language was strongly influenced by the degree in Fine Arts at the University of País Vasco and Masters Degree in Painting at UPV/EHU. During years of traveling around Europe, Velasco developed a particular way of […]

Upcoming: “Playboys & Girls” @ Slow Culture

Coming up on September 2nd, Slow Culture in Los Angeles will be opening a group show entitled Playboys & Girls. As the name of the exhibition suggests, the gallery has teamed up with the iconic magazine and brand to present new works that embody the Playboy culture. Participants include: Ben Venom, Brook Power, Chloe Kovska, Cleon Peterson, Ed Templeton, Hellen Jo, Sandy Kim, Jay Howell (seen above), Jean Jullien, Johnny Ryan, Mark Whalen, Matt Furie, Matt McCormick, Stacey Rozich, Mel Kadel, Molly Steele, Nate Walton, Nathan Kostechko, […]

Upcoming: Tristram Lansdowne – “The Living Room” @ Wil Kucey Gallery

On September 1st, recent RISD MFA graduate Tristram Lansdowne (interviewed) will be opening a solo show in Toronto at Wil Kucey Gallery (formerly Le Gallery). Paintings by the Canadian artist for The Living Room were inspired by the modern homes designed by famous architect Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret in their early years. The continued exploration of structures by Lansdowne for this show is accompanied with sound elements – recording of excerpts from texts that were important during the creation of the new body of work. Discuss Tristram […]

Previews: “Suggestivism : Resonance” @ Spoke Art

This Thursday, the first of September, Spoke Art in San Francisco will be hosting the newest iteration of the Suggestivism exhibitions curated by Nathan Spoor. Like previous editions in Orange County (2011) and Rome (2013) and Los Angeles (2014), a impressive roster of artists has been put together for this group show. Participants include: Alex Pardee, Allison Sommers, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Hurd, Boris Pelcer, Charlie Immer, Dan Christofferson, Dan May, Eric Richardson, Esao Andrews, Fulvio Di Piazza, Greg Simkins, Hannah Faith Yata, Heiko Muller, Jana Brike, Jen Lobo, Jenn Simkins, Jeremy Nichols, Jet […]

Upcoming: Ryan Hewett @ Unit London

Only couple of weeks ahead of his long awaited London solo show, Ryan Hewett (featured) and The Unit London shared with us some images of his newest works. Staying true to his abstract portraiture, the South African painter seems to have developed more distinctive and striking visual language since his last solo show with the gallery in April of 2015. Opening towards the end of September, Hewett’s solo show will include a new series of portrait oils created especially for this exhibition. After a great success of the […]