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Openings: “PDFW” @ Slow Culture

Last month Slow Culture moved from LA’s Highland Park to Chinatown, and on March 4th, they opened the PDFW: Performance. Drawing. Film. Writing. group show by THE DFW crew. Curated by Barry Mcgee and made possible with support from Obey and Vans, the show marks a new phase for the secret international art club that is DFW. Established as an art gallery, Slow Culture’s new space is meant to provide artists with a workspace and studio to help foster new projects, workshops, and installations. With their general idea being to present everything from visual artists to musicians […]

Previews: Will Cotton @ Orlando Museum of Art

This Saturday, March 12th, the Orlando Museum of Art will be opening a show featuring the sugary work of Will Cotton. The exhibition from the American painter known for his subjects adorned with desserts will feature oil paintings, preparatory drawings and sculptures revealing different stages of his creative process. Also on display will be at the New York-based artist’s interest in the printmaking process of stone lithography. Discuss Will Cotton here.

Openings: Kai & Sunny – “Whirlwind Of Time” @ StolenSpace

Last weekend, StolenSpace hosted the opening of Kai & Sunny’s (interviewed) latest solo show – Whirlwind Of Time. Their fourth showing with the gallery in London featured a series of vibrant and complex drawings of nature using their signature ballpoint pens and linear patterns. Along with the originals, they also released a new print edition and a series of four skate decks. Discuss Kai & Sunny here.

Overtime: Feb 29 – March 6

More stories from the week that ended March 6 (click on bolded words for more information): Van Hanos completes his Intercalaris exhibition at Rowhouse Projects. RIP: Panayiotis Tetsis, who passed away at the age of 91. Magnus Renfrew, Bonhams deputy chairman of Asia, fired along with seven other HK-based employees. Henry Wyndham, chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, departs the company. Miety Heiden, Sotheby’s senior vice president and head of contemporary private sales for North America, also leaves. FIAC satellite fair, l’Officielle, to close due to poor sales after being around only two […]

Openings: Tomoo Gokita – “On Paper” @ Bill Brady Gallery / Johnson Trading Gallery

On March 4th, Johnson Trading Gallery in NYC hosted a Bill Brady event – a pop up show by Tomoo Gokita. Coinciding with Armory Week, the show titled On Paper includes smaller works on paper by the renowned Japanese artist. The 12 pieces in the show are all figurative black and white pieces based on vintage portrait images, similar to the ones he presented with the gallery in Miami last December (covered). Using exclusively monochrome colors, Gokita’s works have a strong vintage feel which is further emphasized by the traditional […]

Previews: Reginald Sylvester II – “Reaching For Heaven” @ Pace Prints

Tonight, Pace Prints will be unveiling a new body of work by artist Reginald Sylvester II. Entitled Reaching for Heaven, this series calls on his talent of using oil sticks & acrylic paint to create densely packed abstractions. Through bold colors, black outlines and child-like scribbles, Sylvester builds his visual vocabulary and with it, creates compositions that invoke the perpetual stimulation of today’s digital life style. This exhibition approaches the idea of humanity in an age where identity is synonymous with the selfie.

Previews: Erin M. Riley & Lucien Shapiro – “ANEW” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

On March 3rd, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will be opening a two person show entitled ANEW from Erin M. Riley (interviewed) and Lucien Shapiro. Although the pairing seems odd at first – when you delve a little deeper, you will see that both artists create personally meaningful work though unconventional methods. The Brooklyn-based Riley takes traditional hand-woven tapestries in a unique direction by choosing subjects that are considered taboo, which are often associated with womanhood. She further states – “There is so much about being a […]

Releases: Josh Keyes – “Afternoon of a Faun” Print

Earlier today, Josh Keyes (interviewed) continued his longstanding collaboration with Tiny Showcase by releasing another print. Afternoon of a Faun is a 12″ tall by 18″ wide time limited edition and will be available from March 1st until March 8th (noon Eastern Time). Priced at $55, each sale will contribute $15 to the Nature Conservancy which works toward protecting nature, for people today and future generations. Head over here if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Discuss Josh Keyes here.

Showing: Scott Hove & Baker’s Son – “Break Bread” @ Think Tank Gallery

As we previously reported, Think Tank Gallery is currently has on view a large installation and two man show Break Bread, which Includes new works by Baker’s Son and Scott Hove. The exhibition will stay open until March 14th and is a definite must see if you’re in the area. The show includes a huge mirror maze created with Hove’s frosted elements, giving visitors a chance to walk through one of his familiar “cakes” with this being his biggest and most elaborate to date. Aside from these signature cake monsters, which were included in […]

Releases: KAWS x Mira Mikati Varsity Jackets

For those who missed it, KAWS recently collaborated with designer Mira Mikati on several different varsity jackets. Featuring the cartoon character based imagery from the Brooklyn-based artist, the jackets from Mikati are now available from colette for €1100. Take a look at more photos below… Front image via W Magazine. Discuss KAWS here.