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Openings: Larry Gagosian x Jeffrey Deitch – “DESIRE” @ Moore Building

On November 29th, art dealers Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch opened their second collaborative group exhibition for Basel Week Miami. After successful Unrealism show in 2015 (covered), this year’s edition titled Desire, attracted the creme de la creme of the world collectors with its impressive selection of works. Starting with sculptural works at the very entrance of the unique Moore Building in Miami’s Design District, through paintings in different mediums and formats, to photographs, drawings, video installation and even live models, the show explores modern and contemporary approaches to eroticism in art. […]
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Basel Week Miami ’16 / Showing: Ugo Rondinone – “Miami Mountain” @ Collins Park

For those who enjoyed Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Mountains (covered) recent installation on the outskirts of Las Vegas, here is your change to see a miniature version of this during Basel Week Miami. The Bass has acquired “one mountain” so to speak or Miami Mountain to be more exact from the Swiss artist and installed the multicolored sculpture permanently at Collins Park (on the corner of 21st Street and Collins Avenue). Stop by while in town to take in the 42 foot tall tower of brightly colored boulders yourself – […]
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Streets: Mehdi Ghadyanloo – “Spaces of Hope” (Boston)

Mehdi Ghadyanloo was recently invited in by the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston to paint his first mural in America. The prolific Tehran-based artist worked on the large 70 x 76 foot wall in Boston’s Dewey Square Park (also painted by Os Gemeos in 2012) over the course of tree weeks creating a piece he calls Spaces of Hope, featuring some of his signature surrealist imagery. The Iranian artist decided to paint a line of people holding balloons as they climb a helical staircase to the top where […]
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Openings: Stella Im Hultberg – “Hollow Resonance” @ Thinkspace Gallery

A couple of weekends ago, Thinkspace hosted Stella Im Hultberg’s (interviewed) new show in their project room concurrently with Audrey Kawasaki’s solo in the main space. Stella’s new pieces, collectively entitled Hollow Resonance including several acrylic on wood paintings as well as some looser pieces combining ink, watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencils. She explains the deeply personal new body of work – “I’ve had about a year’s worth of meandering thoughts and ideas like stream of consciousness, but they all started with my mom having been in a coma for […]
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Streets: D*Face // The Unexpected 2016 (Fort Smith) – Part II

As a follow up to the Warpaint mural he painted for The Unexpected event in Fort Smith, Arkansas last month, D*Face (interviewed) added a companion installation at the east entrance to downtown. The creation of the five larger than life arrows from repurposed telephone poles was underwritten by the Choctaw Nation, with the Oklahoma-based tribe also giving the British artist some historical context as well as making sure the design of the arrows was authentic. You can learn more about the installation here and you may also want to see the cowboy themed Bad […]
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Openings: Parra – “No Work Today” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last Thursday, Joshua Liner Gallery held an opening reception for the New York showspace’s solo exhibition with Parra. The world recognized artist and designer presented a new series of twelve works on canvas, ink drawings, and sculpture, collectively titled No Work Today. The new body of work the Dutch artist prepared for this showing is a continuation of his minimalist, simplified visual vocabulary, which is almost entering abstraction. By reducing the form and shape of his character to a bare minimum, the new pieces still carry his signature curvaceous line […]
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Openings: Pryce Lee – “Come Fly With Me” @ Castor Gallery

As the last show in their old space on Broome Street in NY, Castor Gallery opened Come Fly With Me last week, a exhibition from Pryce Lee (featured). After including his works in their previous group showing, this is his first solo show with the gallery and second NY solo since his 2014 debut with Anonymous Gallery (covered). For this show, the London-based artist created a series of 14 matching new pieces that work both as a large installation and as individual pieces. Keeping the signature concept of objects crashing into a […]
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Openings: Audrey Kawasaki – “Interlude” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last weekend in Culver City, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) opened her sold out show entitled Interlude at the Thinkspace Gallery featuring a stunning and provocative new body of work. On a evening that featured a beautiful sunset that can only be seen in Los Angeles, the colors from the sky seemed to match the bold palette used by the locally-based artist to delicately render her new series of femme fatales with her signature skill working with oil on wood panel. In addition to these paintings, four drawings were quickly sold to those […]
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ComplexCon ’16: Dabs Myla

After a first look at the inaugural ComplexCon, held at the Long Beach Convention Center, we now will focus in on a few things that caught our eye. Like their recent high profile projects at Times Square in New York, with Modernica in Los Angeles, and for the MTV Movie Awards, the Dabs Myla created an immersive installation for the attendees to enjoy. Featuring sculptural as well as painted elements featuring their signature retro cartoonish characters, the area from the two featured a steady stream of people wandering […]
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Recap: Ron English – “Guernica” @ Allouche Gallery

Last month, Allouche Gallery in New York hosted a solo show from Ron English (featured) in their new Meatpacking District space entitled Guernica. The focus of the new body of work is evident in the title, the masterpiece from Picasso that English has painted hundreds of times (including on the streets). The versions he creates takes a familiar image and imbues it further with satire and dark humor as he makes additions and subtractions to the original like a mad scientist while throwing some of his signature characters into the narrative like his “Temper […]
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