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Releases / Signings: James Jean – “Pareidolia” Book

For those of you who liked the massive painting James Jean (interviewed) sent to the Masterworks show in Long Beach (covered) and the monster Adrift piece he created earlier this year, you are in luck. The two images have been reproduced on to the double-sided dustjacket that unfolds from his new book Pareidolia. The 288 page publication (available for preorder now) is bilingual (English – Japanese) and will feature old and new works. Those interested in meeting Jean in person and getting their books signed will […]
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Overtime: Sept 8 – Sept 14

More stories from the week that ended Sept 14 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and info for Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Nudge the Judge at Tanya Leighton up on gallery’s website. RIP: Dahlia Yehia, 25, who was beaten to death after traveling to Nepal to assist in earthquake relief efforts. RIP: John Perreault, who died at the age of 78 from complications resulting from gastrointestinal surgery. Someone spray-painting “NO MORE CHINESE” graffiti around multiple locations in San Francisco. Anish Kapoor refuses to remove anti-semitic graffiti from his Versailles sculpture after […]
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Showing: Meguru Yamaguchi – “All is Flux, Nothing Stays Still” @ +81 Gallery

From August 13th until September 27th, the Plus 81 Gallery in NYC is hosting a solo exhibition by Meguru Yamaguchi (featured). The show includes the most recent works from his “Cut & Paste” series of robust abstract pieces. Born and raised in Shibuya, Tokyo’s epicenter of youth culture, the Japanese artist is now working and living in Brooklyn, NY. This mixture of experiences surely influenced his work that combines traditional brush stroke painting with new techniques. The pieces feel very dynamic due to their unusual shapes and untamed […]
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Upcoming: Tahiti Pherson- “Pareidolia” @ Joseph Gross Gallery

Fresh off his recent artist residency at Facebook’s headquarters in California, Tahiti Pherson now has plans to bring his intricate hand-cut paper works to New York. Known for his lace-like works on paper, Tahiti pushes the boundaries of human precision and focus with large-scale installations and interesting monochromatic designs. On September 10th, Joseph Gross Gallery will unveil a solo exhibition by Tahiti. Entitled Pareidolia, this new body of work showcases what 1000 exacto blades and infinite patience can create.
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Previews: José Parlá – “Surface Body / Action Space” @ Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery / Mary Boone Gallery

With his outdoor installation currently on view in New York (covered), Jose Parla will be offering fans in the Big Apple more opportunities to see his work come September 12th. On Saturday night, he will be opening shows simultaneously at the Bryce Wolkowitz and Mary Boone galleries in Chelsea collectively entitled Surface Body / Action Space. He further states – “The title and concept of Surface Body / Action Space serves as a metaphor for the language of my new paintings and sculptures. The works negotiate two, sometimes four modes of thinking, linking artistic […]
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Previews: Javier Calleja – “No Art Here” @ Castor Gallery

Castor Gallery is back from summer holidays with a solo show of new paintings and installations by Javier Calleja opening on September 10th in New York. For this No Art Here, the Malaga-based artist created a new body of work that combines his meticulous technique and childlike sense of humor. Curated by the gallery’s Justin Dedemko and @WillNYC, the exhibition includes works of various sizes that play with scale and proportion. Presenting works that depict “the secret life” of post it notes or a notebook pages, the artist […]
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Liu Bolin – United Nations Global Goals Campaign

Last week, Liu Bolin unveiled a new project he has been working on with the United Nations for the Global Goals Campaign. On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. Per his usual technique, the Chinese artist camouflaged himself against a background of all 193 flags. He further explains – “The name of this new work is called ‘the future’. […]
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Showing: KAWS – “Clean Slate” @ LA NAVE (Ibiza)

Currently in Ibiza, some works from KAWS are on display at LA NAVE, a new 8,000 sq. ft. exhibition space on the island launched by New York-based gallerist and art collector Lio Malca. Anchored by the seven-metre-tall Clean Slate companion sculpture, the exhibition also includes some originals and prints on display in the transformed old salt warehouse overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The show is open through October 10th with the space scheduled to rotate in more of Malca’s and his family’s art collection in the future. Via Hypebeast & BLOUIN […]
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Previews: Zaria Forman – “SLIP” @ Winston Wachter Fine Art (New York)

With the opening reception set for this Thursday night (September 10th), SLIP at Winston Wachter Fine Art will introduce new works from Zaria Forman to her fans in New York. Known for her photorealistic pastel drawings inspired by the problem of climate change as well as childhood experiences, the Brooklyn-based artist has traveled the world photographing, then rendering what she has seen on the front lines. Included in the exhibition will be pieces that range from the melting icebergs in Greenland to the rising sea levels that threaten the […]
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Overtime: Aug 31 – Sept 6

More stories from the week that ended Sept 6 (click on bolded words for more information): RIP: Noah Davis, who died at the age of 32 from complications of a rare cancer. NY Times also writes about his death. Papillion remembers him. Polaroid image above by Quam Odunsi. RIP: Nelson Shanks, who died at the age of 77. RIP: The Pizz, who died at the age of 57 after killing himself. Jacob Antonio Weiss is the fourth suspect sought in the stabbing of man who tried to stop […]