While in town for his show at Vertical Gallery, Colin van der Sluijs painted a large mural in Chicago’s south loop. The nine-story wall (1006 S Michigan Avenue) features a yellow-headed blackbird (now no longer in the area) & red-headed woodpecker (in need of conservation) amongst bursting foliage and is part of the Wabash Arts Corridor. The Dutch artist’s debut USA solo exhibition Luctor Et Emerge will be on view through May 28. Via Colossal. Discuss Colin van der Sluijs here.
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Mary Mary Gallery in Glasgow is currently showing Honest Espionage, a solo show by Emily Mae Smith. Opened on April 8th and staying on view through May 28th, this is probably most important presentation by the Brooklyn-based artist since her last solo in NYC or being included in Unrealism, organized by Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian during Basel Week Miami 2015 (covered). The exhibition consists of a new oils on linen featuring Smith’s mix of divergent styles and visual elements. Though initially captivating due to their clean, graphic feel, it’s the variety […]
After a first look at the latest Igloo Hong funded project from David Choe (featured) in Morocco, we now have some more photos to share with you from the the trip. Granted creative freedom, El Mac, Andrew Hem, Mars-1, Aaron Horkey, and DVS-1 all did their best work getting up on whatever walls they could find, whether it be solo or with a collaborative effort. Take a look at more shots below of the action… Discuss David Choe here.
More stories from the week that ended May 15 (click on bolded words for more information): Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains goes up in the Las Vegas desert. Reno Gazette Journal covers the public art installation. RIP: Martin Friedman, who passed away at the age of 90. RIP: François Morellet, who passed away at the age of 90. Dom Sebastiao statue in Lisbon destroyed after man attempts to take a selfie with it. Peter Gant and Mohamed Aman Siddique found guilty of selling forged Brett Whiteley paintings. Street Children in custody of Egyptian […]
Icelandic conceptual artist and abstract painter Katrin Fridriks (covered) returns to Lazarides Rathbone in London for a new solo exhibition entitled Macrocosm. Along with the 2014 installation Perception of the Stendhal Syndrome – Gene&Ethics Master Prism with a giant magnifying glass, the exhibition features a whole new body of works, with canvases bursting with vibrant and swirling energetic coloured shapes of splashing paint. The role of the magnifying glass is to enhance the intensity of the experience of being overwhelmed by the artwork, evoking a phenomenon that is […]
After showing at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center (covered), El Mac: Aerosol Exalted will be moving to the Main Gallery of the Mesa Arts Center where it will open for public on May 13th. The exhibition was announced with a large 35-foot tall mural few weeks ago (covered), and it presents El Mac’s latest body of work, including large collaborative canvases with RETNA. Featuring 18 original works from artist’s own collection, this show is an exclusive opportunity to experience his unique style transferred into the indoor setting. The Los Angeles-based artist’s photo realistic portraits are […]
For a recent mural in Manhattan, D*Face (interviewed) decided to go with one of his iconic Lichtenstein-inspired women holding two of his signature D-dogs. Sponsored by The L.I.S.A Project, the piece span several stories high in Soho while leaving some existing graffiti that the British artist remember from 20 year’s past. D further elaborates on what he left intact on the wall – “I kept the small ‘throw up’ of the clown(?) in the bottom left corner of the wall, I first saw this on a trip […]
On May 7th, Athen B. Gallery opened a solo show by Axel Void at their pop-up location (222 Broadway St.) in Downtown Oakland. As a tribute to regular people, paying homage to mundanity and the everyday life, Nobody is built around the life story of Alvie Morris. Alejandro Hugo Dorda Meys aka Axel Void has been known for painting large murals of anonymous people by taking random photos from the Internet as a reference. A couple of years ago, he created a mural with an image of a young boy with glasses in Atlanta and few […]
Returning to Jonathan LeVine Gallery after a successful showing there in 2013 (covered), Mike Leavitt (interviewed) will be presenting a new body of work come May 14th. Entitled King Cuts, the new sculptures focus on renowned directors, molded in a way that recalls some of their most famous movies. Carved from a single block of wood, the new pieces measure 18 inches tall at one quarter inch scale. The Seattle-based artist further explains – “I love movies and I love art. The magic overwhelms me. Moviemakers are consumed by […]
After a look at what Saner painted for the Jidar Urban Art Festival in Morocco, we now turn our attention to the contribution by DEIH. The wall in Rabat was transformed by the Spanish street artist in his typical comic-inspired style and can be found in in Jacob Mansoir for those in the area. Take a look at more detailed photos below… Discuss DEIH here.