More stories from the week that ended April 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Hammer Museum’s A Shape That Stands Up exhibition is among the critics picks chosen by Frieze for LA. RIP: Zaha Hadid, who passed away at the age of 65 after having a heart attack. Six of her milestone buildings. NY Times has its pick of her seven best designs. Artnet shares the architect’s unfinished designs. 12 of her memorable quotes. Louise Blouin remembers Hadid. Tributes flow in for Hadid. Inspection of Palmyra […]
Tag Archives: Contemporary Art
On April 7th, the fifth edition of the moleskin group show will be opening at Spoke Art in San Francisco. Moleskin V is curated by gallery owner Ken Harman and Sydney-based artist Rod Luff and features artworks created directly onto the ubiquitous moleskin sketchbooks that are commonly used by artists around the world. Participating artists include: Bagger43, Brandon Boyd, Lindsey Carr, Kim Cogan, J.A.W. Cooper, Camilla D’Errico, Nicolas Delort, Cannon Dill, Hollis Dunlap, Jeremy Enecio, Valentin Fischer, Jayde Fish, Vanessa Foley, Reinier Gamboa, Greg Gandy, Alex Garant, […]
James Jean (interviewed) recently released woodblock print that he created at the Adachi Institute in Tokyo. The limited edition (run of 50) features a young woman using the red color dripping from a pomegranate as makeup, a beautiful example of the Japan-based artist’s artistic vision and craftsmanship. Head over here for more details and to purchase if you are interested… Discuss James Jean here.
On Saturday night (April 2nd), Arcadia Contemporary will be opening their inaugural exhibition at its new home in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station Arts Complex after 16 years in New York. The group show entitled Made in California will feature work from their artists that reside in the “Golden State” including John Brosio (seen above), Michael Chapman, Jeremy Lipking, Julio Reyes, John Wentz, Aron Wiesenfeld, and Vincent Xeus.
From 11th of March until 16th of April, BQ gallery in Berlin will be showing a solo exhibition by David Shrigley. Song For The Rat includes a series of signature drawings, as well as a single neon work, similar to the ones he did before for his two prior shows with the gallery. Primarily known to a wider public for his newspaper cartoons, books and animations, Shrigley created an array of pencil on paper drawings for the show. Depicting absurd situations of everyday life and taking banal objects for subjects of artworks, the pieces are easy […]
Less than one year after their debut show SWIM 1 (covered), curators Yarrow Slaps from San Francisco and Auguste Somers of Los Angeles opened the next edition of their successful group show on March 18th. Hawaii SWIM 5.0 will be staying on view at New Image Art until April 9th. This showcase includes paintings, drawings and photos from a diverse lineup of 33 vibrant contemporary artists. From small works of savaged material to elaborate oil works, the show aims to show the wide range of interest of young contemporary creatives. Mostly relating to […]
Castor Gallery in New York is currently running the last week of a solo show by Gregory Thielker. Between Here and Now features eight original hyperrealist works and a video installation showing examples of his Under the Unminding Sky or “windshield paintings” series that he’s been working on for the last decade or so. The body of work includes large oil works and several pencil drawings/studies illustrating different environments seen through a rain covered windshield. While hyperrealist at their core, the paintings feel almost abstract due to the unusual subject […]
Currently in Beers London, new paintings collectively entitled Turning The Tide from Jenny Morgan are on view through April 23rd. The exhibition is the Brooklyn-based artist’s first solo in the UK and introduces her vivid portraits featuring her signature saturated color choices, paired with toned-down grays. The contrast between the two palettes mirror the duality of the human psyche, a paradox of opposites – light and dark, good and evil, confident and vulnerable. This inner struggle is rendered beautifully in the faces of her subjects and is also referenced […]
More stories from the week that ended March 27 (click on bolded words for more information): Keith J Varadi reviews Ajay Kurian’s show at JOAN. Museums, as well as other institutions and transport in Brussels, on lockdown following terrorist attacks. Bozar later opens with increased security. Syria antiquities chief Maamoun Abdelkarim vows to rebuild Palmyra temples razed by IS. El Sexto arrested during protest in Havana. Censorship growing in Turkey as museums seek to help those affected by legal action. Monts 14 group launches final […]
Coming up on April 9th, Kelsey Brookes will be opening a new show in Malibu, California at Compound Project. The exhibition will feature a new series of works that feature his psychedelic abstract patterns and interest in scientific matters. Created in proportion to the growth of the Fibonacci sequence onto a surface shaped in proportion to the golden ratio, the new paintings look to take things to the next level. Discuss Kelsey Brookes here.