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Upcoming: Eloy Morales – “About Head” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On May 16th, the 529 West 20th Street location of Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be hosting a set of new works from Eloy Morales collectively entitled About Head. The Madrid-based artist’s raw hyper-realistic portraiture is a sight to behold, but even more so in person when the scale is fully appreciated. Morales will be attending the opening so stop by for a chat if you are in the area. Discuss Eloy Morales here.
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KAWS Designs Trophy For SpongeBob SquarePants 400 Nascar Race

Continuing to raise his profile and to familiarize the general public with his signature imagery, KAWS has teamed up with NASCAR to design the trophy for the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 coming up at the Kansas Speedway on May 9th (although it might be delayed due to the weather). With Nickelodeon signed up as the title sponsor for the Sprint Cup race, the renaming of the event opened the door for a perfect partnership with the Brooklyn-based artist whose work re-imagines pop culture with his special aesthetic, with […]
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Recap: artMRKT San Francisco 2015

Last week, the fifth edition of Art Market San Francisco welcomed a record 25,000 visitors to Fort Mason Festival Pavilion over the five days it was open to the public. A wide range of works were on display at premier contemporary and modern art fair in the Bay Area including works from Kevin Earl Taylor (seen above) as well as many familiar and new names to our readers. Take a look at a photo recap below… Photo credit: Ken Harman.
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James Jean: Xenograph Preorder & Fundraiser

James Jean (interviewed) recently announced the preorder for his next book entitled Xenograph. Documenting his work from 2010 to 2014, the monograph will pick up where REBUS left off and also features images of his exquisite pen and ink drawings from his  sketchbook. Funds raised for the first printing will go toward the cost of self-publishing for the first time, giving Jean more control over the process. The special box edition has already sold out but all pre-orders of the standard edition will contain a newly designed bookplate, signed and numbered, made […]
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Previews: Evan Hecox – “Far” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

For his third solo with Joshua Liner Gallery, opening on May 7th, Evan Hecox has prepared a series of works on paper, wood panel, and canvas, employing numerous combinations of acrylic paint, ink, gouache, watercolor, and colored pencil. Entitled Far, the new exhibition continues the Denver-based artist’s documentation of his travels, including inspiration from trips to New York, the remote Mojave Desert, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. Always present in his imagery are geometric shapes, color studies, and typography leading to a cohesive new body of work. […]
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Previews: Katrin Fridriks @ Personal Structures – Crossing Borders (56th International Venice Biennale Arte)

On 9th of May, another edition of the Venice Biennale will be open, staying on view all the way until the 22nd of November. The 56th International Art Exhibition is titled All the World’s Futures, and will feature 90 national participants exhibiting in the historical Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale, and in the city of Venice. Along with the main part of the biennale there are 44 collateral events, and other shows organized in the context of the occasion. We just received this video of […]
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Overtime: April 27 – May 3

More stories from the week that ended May 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for Aaron Garber-Maikovska’s exhibition at Greene Exhibitions. RIP: Sabeen Mahmud after she was murdered by gunmen outside her T2F art space. RIP: Jane Farver, who died at 67 while in Venice working with Joan Jonas on her Biennale presentation. Nepal’s historic cultural landmarks severely damaged or destroyed in devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. New York’s Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) to close for good this summer, after operating for a […]
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Upcoming: Dan Colen – “Viscera” @ Venus Over Los Angeles

This Saturday night (May 2nd), the Upper East Side NY gallery run by Adam Lindemann will be opening a location on the West Coast called Venus Over Los Angeles. The debut show will feature three new series of work from the New York-based Dan Colen: Canopics – sculptures cast from the negative space formed by roadside guardrails mangled by car accidents, Rainbow Paintings – inspired by Disney’s Fantasia, decontextualized backdrops minus the animated characters, and Psychics (Interstellar Medium) – a sound piece of recorded psychic readings with the original […]
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Upcoming: Chiho Aoshima – “Rebirth Of The World” @ Seattle Art Museum

Tomorrow (May 2nd) at the Seattle Art Museum, Rebirth Of The World, a solo show from Chiho Aoshima, will open to a public. The Takashi Murakami protégé from his Kaikai Kiki Collective is known for her fantasy worlds of ghosts, zombies, and teenage girls, oftentimes created with a digital technique. For this exhibition, the Japanese artist has prepared colorful large-scale dreamscapes printed on plexiglass, 35 drawings on paper, and an animation that will be shown in public for the first time. You can also meet Aoshima tomorrow as part of the museum’s Free […]
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Previews: Todd James – “Fantasy Island” @ Lazarides Rathbone

Todd James aka REAS will be opening a new solo show with Lazarides Rathbone on Friday, the 1st of May. Fantasy Island will include a vivid body of hyper colored works that he’s been developing and showing lately worldwide. For this particular exhibition, the forms he is using to explore socio-political affairs are getting more minimal, while the colors are getting brighter and stronger. His favorite themes that include war machinery, the American dream, or Somali pirates, are mixing together, creating a new world that is balancing […]