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Previews: “Lil SWIM” group show @ The Luggage Store

The SWIM team will be opening on May 12th their most ambitious exhibition to date at The Luggage Store in San Francisco. Lil SWIM will be the continuation of their efforts to bring artists and other creative people together to connect, collaborate and showcase their work. Since their beginnings in 2013, SWIM team curators Yarrow Slaps and Auguste Somers have organized two successful group shows in 2015 (covered) and 2016 (covered). This year’s edition will feature 68 artists, including well established names such as Retna, Swoon, Os Gemeos, and Lydia Fong, showing alongside younger emerging artists such […]

Previews: “Flourish” @ Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

On May 12th, the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum will be opening Flourish, a group show curated by Thinkspace Gallery. Continuing to promote what they call the New Contemporary Art Movement, the exhibition features work from 1010, Aaron Nagel, Alex Garant, Alexis Diaz, Allison Sommers, Amy Sol, Bec Winnel, Benjamin Garcia, Cinta Vidal, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Curiot, Daniel Bilodeau, David Cooley, David Rice, Derek Gores, Dulk, Erik Siador, Ernest Zacharevic, Fernando Chamarelli, Frank Gonzales, Ian Francis (seen above), Icy and Sot, James Bullough, Joel Daniel Phillips, Jolene […]

Fashion: James Jean x Prada 2018 Resort Collection

Following up on his work with Prada in 2008 and other projects through the years, James Jean (interviewed) has collaborated with the Italian fashion house on part of their 2018 resort collection. Staged for the first time at the Fondazione Prada Osservatorio in Milan, the runway show featured the illustrator and visual artist’s imagery prominently on parkas, a pantsuit, dresses as well as many of the handbags. Take a look at more images as well as a video of the collection below… Discuss James Jean here.

Films: “BURDEN”

Just released (May 5) in limited New York theaters is BURDEN, a feature-length documentary on Chris Burden. The film, by Timothy Marrinan & Richard Dewey, provides an overview of the artist’s fascinating and controversial life through archival and original footage. It follows his career from architect, to sculptor, to legendary performance artist, and beyond. Famous and familiar faces appear throughout the film, including Ed Ruscha, Larry Gagosian, Larry Bell, and even food critic Jonathan Gold. This documentary is a must-see for anyone interested in art history and […]

Previews: Florian Eymann – “Psyche-Soma” @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery

On May 12th, Lawrence Alkin Gallery will be opening the first London solo show by Florian Eymann featuring  23 original artworks in oil, watercolor and charcoal on paper, and canvas. Psyche-Soma is titled after the brain’s mechanism that is allows thought processing and links within our psyche, and will include an all new body of work created exclusively for this showcase. Eymann has built his reputation on alluring portraiture inspired by the masters, full of purposeful distortions and expressive sections of intense brush strokes and areas of thick impasto. Through such an approach, the […]

Overtime: May 1 – May 7

More stories from the week that ended May 7 (click on bolded words for more information): Matthew Marks Gallery exhibiting the last paintings Ellsworth Kelly made before he died. RIP: A. R. Penck, who passed away at the age of 77. RIP: Jordan Vaughn, aka Tead, who passed away at the age of 34. RIP: Stephen McKenna, who passed away in his home in Co Carlow. Matt Furie kills off Pepe the Frog. Man with a knife slashes Christopher Wool painting at Opera Gallery in Aspen. Visions Gallery […]

Previews: KAWS – “FAR FAR DOWN” @ Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Today at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, KAWS will be continuing his bevy of museum exhibitions with a new showing entitled FAR FAR DOWN. The Brooklyn-based artist has prepared a mural of his snoopy inspired black & white abstractions on CAM’s 60-foot long Project Wall, with the the work serving as a backdrop for three new paintings. Also on view in the courtyard will be a pair of bronze companions sculptures in an embrace collectively entitled TOGETHER. Photo credit: KAWS, CAM, and Honor Fraser. Discuss KAWS here.

Showing: Mike Lee – “Rebound” @ Giant Robot

From April 29th until May 18th, Giant Robot 2 welcomes back Mike Lee with another show of his unmistakable oils on paper, mylar and canvas. Rebound continues the body of work from his previous solo with the Los Angeles-based gallery, Repose, and is in particular focused on love. Using the softness of oil as a major feature, his monochromatic images feature faceless and featureless characters in various settings. For this particular exhibition, Lee focused on feelings of ambiguity, reliance, longing, and hope, as a reaction to his personal experiences in the past […]

Previews: “TONDO” @ Spoke Art (SF)

This Saturday night, May 6th, Spoke Art in San Francisco will be opening a new group show entitled TONDO. As the name of the exhibition suggests, over 50 artists were asked to contribute works that were round with creative license to use their own style and imagery. Take a look at examples of the works below (and above from Amy Sol) and make plans to hit the opening if you are in the Bay Area this weekend.        

Showing: Rosson Crow – “The Happiest People on Earth” @ Honor Fraser Gallery

Currently at Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles, Rosson Crow has on display a series of new paintings in a show entitled The Happiest People on Earth. The new mixed-media works (acrylic, spray-paint, photo transfer, oil, and enamel on canvas) sees the locally-based artist step away from the surreal interiors she is known, moving in a new direction featuring “desert landscapes set in a future overwhelmed by the refuse of the paranoid present.” Created in the leadup to the 2016 presidential election and influenced by the post-apocalyptic mood […]