South African artist Ryan Hewett (interviewed) has returned to London for a new solo show at The Unit London entitled Order featuring a new series of expressive and semi-abstract portraits. Depicted figures include himself as well as Egon Schiele, Marcel Duchamp, Lucien Freud, Samuel Beckett, and Audrey Hepburn. Unlike his 2015 solo show Untitled in which he created deliberately chaotic and semi-abstract portraits of famous figures, the new body of work is more planned and focused with abstract strokes and a textured pasto technique. Photos: Butterfly Art News Discuss […]
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In about a week, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will be presenting a new solo from Seonna Hong (interviewed). Entitled In Our Nature, the new body of work from the Los Angeles-based artist will continue to expand on her expressionistic landscapes, acrylic works on canvas as well as small vignettes on paint chips. The scenes usually involve her human and animal subjects interacting with environments created from abstract and loose elements. The exhibition will be on view from October 8 to the 29th. Discuss this show here. Discuss Seonna Hong here.
Currently at the Library Street Collective’s new branch in Los Angeles, Jordan Nickel aka POSE has a solo show on view entitled FRANKLY. For the gallery’s LA inaugural residency and exhibition, the artist prepared a series of 16 paintings on paper and one on panel that were created in a more stripped down style and with a more muted palette. He further elaborates – “For awhile now, I’ve been making these quick digital sketches with appropriated Bat Masterson comic frames from the 1960s, and they became […]
Tomorrow night (September 30th) in London, the preview for the Jamian Juliano-Villani solo show will be opening at the non-profit gallery Studio Voltaire. The New York-based artist’s work is an bizarre amalgamation of popular culture and appropriated material, reinterpreted through the lens of her warped vision which can oftentimes make the viewer uncomfortable and yet intrigued at the same time. Entitled The World’s Greatest Planet on Earth, the exhibition will be the American artist’s first solo presentation in a public institution outside of the US and will include never before exhibited sculptural installations […]
Tomorrow night (September 30th) in Germany, Jeff Soto (interviewed) will be opening a new solo at Bunsen Goetz Galerie in Nuremberg, a followup to his show there with his friend in 2013 (covered). Entitled Graffiti, the exhibition references the roots of his artistic expression and will include large works on unstretched canvas and smaller stencil based paintings on wood. In the new body of work, the American artist will also presenting some more experimental pieces, a elaboration of the flowers seen in his imagery which take inspiration from […]
On September 29th, Matthew Namour Gallery will be presenting Kevin Cyr’s (interviewed) first solo show in Montreal entitled Homage. The new body of work will be a continuation of the American artist’s case studies of everyday work vehicles – the more imperfections, signs of age, and graffiti – the better. As is his usual practice, Cyr spent time documenting and then painting his subject matter while telling their story through his art. Discuss Kevin Cyr here.
On September 29th, The Goss-Michael Foundation will be presenting the inaugural solo exhibition at their gallery on Wycliff Avenue in Dallas, Texas. Instincts from Jose Parla will feature new series of paintings and sculptures that continue the Cuban-American’s street-inspired calligraphic and textured works that have become his signature. For those who plan to make the trip to catch the Brooklyn-based artist’s work in person, the show will run until November 11th. Discuss Jose Parla here. Discuss this show here.
Currently at Gladstone Gallery in New York at their 21st Street location, a show entitled the sun at 4pm is on view, the latest solo from Ugo Rondinone. The part for the exhibition that may be of interest to our readers are the indoor sculptures that mirror his Seven Magic Mountains installation currently on display on the outskirts of Las Vegas (covered). These vibrant multicolored balanced rock formations from the Swiss artist are what comprises the “mountain” portion of his “mountain, sun, waterfall, and cloud” series of works included in […]
Over the weekend, Ai Weiwei unveiled a provocative new installation on the facade of Palazzo Strozzi in Florence which continues his commentary on the current refugee crisis in Europe. Entitled Reframe, the Chinese artist’s latest public work will features 22 life rafts attached to the historic building’s windows, a striking critique of the handling of the humanitarian crisis. Inside, an exhibition entitled Libero will be Italy’s first major retrospective of the dissident – artist’s work including “key monumental installations, sculptures and objects, as well as videos and photography series […]
More stories from the week that ended Sept 25 (click on bolded words for more information): Karon Davis’ Pain Management at Wilding Cran exhibition images are up on the gallery’s website. RIP: Annie Pootoogook, who passed away at the age of 47. Her death is being investigated. RIP: Jan Statman, who passed away at the age of 81 after being involved in a vehicular accident. RIP: Wilf Roberts, who passed away at the age of 75 following an illness. RIP: Hassan Sharif, who passed away at the age of 65 […]