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Showing: Maya Hayuk – “Alles Klar” @ Die Kunstagentin

On the 4th of September, Die Kunstagentin gallery introduced Maya Hayuk’s latest body of work titled Alles Klar, as well as a large mural at their entrance. The new works further explore her signature technique of woven brush strokes. With her straight, strict lines of thick paint,  the NYC-based artist creates trippy colorful patterns which seem to be getting more elaborate. Along with these geometric pieces, Hayuk created several more organic expressive works as well as couple of new, purposely asymmetric, off balance pieces. While in Cologne, she painted also painted another elaborate indoor […]
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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 from Alex Becerra exhibition at LTD Projects. RIP: Emilio Botín, who died of a heart attack at the age of 79. Man sues after fiancée dies when portion of a stone gargoyle falls from church’s façade, hitting and killing her. Arnold Schwarzenegger has image of Maria Shriver painted over in his portrait by Gottfried Helnwein. Arnold L. Lehman plans to retire next year from his position as director […]
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Previews: Kehinde Wiley – “The World Stage: Haiti” @ Roberts & Tilton

Later tonight, Culver City will see the return of portrait painter Kehinde Wiley when he opens The World Stage: Haiti at Roberts & Tilton. Continuing his series of paintings of disadvantaged youth from different international locales (Jamaica, Israel, France, India, Brazil, Lagos, Dakar, China, and Sri Lanka) posed as if in classical paintings, the new works will now take the viewer to the troubled Caribbean nation. For his fifth solo with the gallery, Wiley will be presenting 12 new paintings sourced from the the streets of […]
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Showing: Todd James -“Afternoon Delight” @ Aisho Nanazuka

On the 12th of September, Aisho Nanzuka gallery opened Todd Jame’s first solo show in Hong Kong. Afternoon Delight includes 15 new paintings on canvas and several paper pieces, continuing his series of colorful works that parody the images and information from everyday TV and newspapers. Somali pirates shown as fashion models, voluptuous naked blondes as glamurous pinups, or war machines as cartoon-like characters, this is Todd James’ colorful vision of our reality. Known for his use of “innocent lines and forms along with colorful palate recalling […]
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Recap / Streets: Forest For The Trees 2014

After bringing you photos last month of the impressive collaborative mural from Brendan Monroe (interviewed) and Souther Salazar, we now have a recap  for the rest of the Forest For The Trees (FFTT) event. Most of the artists for this year have already left their mark in Portland for the nonprofit public mural project including Mary Iverson (seen above). Take a look at the rest of the walls below as well as some videos…
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Openings: Ian Francis – “Endless Summer” @ Outsiders

Following his exhibition 10,000 Years From Now at Lazarides Rathbone (covered here) back in 2012, the Bristol-based Ian Francis (featured) has returning to London for a solo exhibition Endless Summer at The Outsiders. Blending photorealism with abstract landscapes, the new body of work features a series of same sized intimate studies that encapsulate a collection of multiple narratives and disparate moments in time. Take a look at more photos from the opening below. Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss this show here. Discuss Ian Francis here.
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Structures: Anish Kapoor / 56 Leonard by Herzog & de Meuron

The New York art collectors who can afford the added cost of a commissioned Anish Kapoor sculpture to their living situation may want to consider 56 Leonard by Herzog & de Meuron. The Swiss architecture firm has collaborated with many artists and been associated with many art related projects in the past, and these new luxury condos currently in construction are no less stunning. When completed, the oft delayed building will featured a “compressed” site specific stainless steel sculpture by Kapoor at the very bottom. Via Designboom. Discuss […]
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Previews: David Choong Lee – “Cosmic Dust” @ Luna Rienne Gallery

On September 16th, the Luna Rienne Gallery in San Francisco will play host to the opening for Cosmic Dust, a solo from David Choong Lee. The new body of work will be somewhat of a departure for the locally based artist as he moves away from including portraiture in his imagery. The wholly abstract paintings will feature patterns and organic components that seem to reference alien worlds. No word yet whether there will be installations like the amazing two-story assemblages he created for the Grand Hyatt SF in Union […]
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Openings: Adam Neate – “Dimensionalism” @ Elms Lester

After two years, UK-based artist Adam Neate’s (interviewed) has returned to London with a new solo Dimensionalism at Elms Lester (showing until the 18th of October). Playing with perspective, painted shadows, space and sculptural form, the artist is pushing further his exploration of 3D paintings. As a result, the featured artworks seem to interact with the public when shifting the viewing angle. Take a look at more photos from the opening below… Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss this show here. Discuss Adam Neate here.
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Previews: Dave Kinsey – “Cushion of Memory” @ Library Street Collective

Continuing to bring great art to Detroit, the Library Street Collective will be welcoming in Dave Kinsey (featured) for a showing opening on September 27th entitled Cushion of Memory. His work has become more abstract of late and certainly, the influences of living near the Sequoia National Park can be seen more and more from the wider vantage point and landscape views of his composition. Pulling textures, tones, and patterns from the surrounding environment (trees, plants, rocks, the sky), Kinsey’s imagery in this new body […]