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Showing: Daniel Arsham – “Reach Ruin” @ Fabric Workshop and Museum

Daniel Arsham’s exhibition, Reach Ruin, recently opened at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia where he was the artist-in-residence. Arsham, who is also one-half of design studio Snarkitecture (a partnership with Alex Mustonen) was inspired by his experiences with Hurricane Andrew as a youngster (the show’s title is an anagram for the word hurricane) to create a series of works that speak to the fragility of architecture in the face of the destructive power of nature. In addition to the sculptures, a performance entitled Study for Occupant will be seen […]

Openings: Chaz Bojorquez – “End of the World” @ Plaza De La Raza / Boathouse Gallery

Last week, the architect of LA “cholo” style graffiti and Art In The Streets alum, Chaz Bojorquez, opened up a show at the Plaza De La Raza / Boathouse Gallery. Entitled appropriately although now with hindsight misnamed End of the World, the exhibition which opened on December 21st featured Chicano artist’s signature script glorifying the strength and beauty of the East Los Angeles graffiti lettering styles. Along with paintings, the body of work on display also included hand painted skate boards and the night also saw […]

Showing: Tom Sachs – “Nautical challenge and other voodoo” @ Baldwin Gallery

For those currently in Aspen, Colorado – perhaps on a winter vacation – you may want to add a visit to the Baldwin Gallery to your itinerary. Tom Sachs recently opened a show entitled Nautical challenge and other voodoo at the showspace located in the historic Brand Building in downtown, which should be familiar to the NY-based sculptor as he’s had multiple successful exhibitions there in the past. On display will be many intriguing items and installations created through his bricolage technique of creating unique […]

Streets: Aakash Nihalani – “Sum Times” Series

After sharing with you something we quite liked from Aakash Nihalani that he did for the Nuart Festival earlier this year, we were pleased to see that he has expanded on that piece in a series of works. Entitled Sum Times, the carefully executed pieces take advantage of existing urban elements and creatively applies the concepts of mathematics to them. Continuing to push the limits of the geometric forms that grew from the street placement of his original medium of choice – tape – Nihalani has introduced a new exciting facet in […]

Streets: Metlac Bridge Graffiti (Mexico)

Taking risks is certainly part of every graffiti artist’s job description, but here is an example that even some seasoned writers may have a problem with – especially if they have a fear of heights. Braving a narrow ledge on the side of highest railroad bridge in North America (430 feet high), some young guns have recently tagged the Metlac Bridge in Veracruz, Mexico to make their names known. If these photos are enough or if you have questions about their authenticity, head over here to […]

Basel Week Miami ’12: Holton Rower Performance @ Fresh Basel

While bringing you a look at the Fresh Basel exhibition (curated by The Hole / Kathy Grayson) held at the the historic 1920’s waterfront Villa Vecchia estate during Basel Week Miami, we mentioned that there would be special live performances held throughout the showing. One of artists included was Holton Rower, known for his pour paintings, which he ably demonstrated with a session that included a model as his canvas (sponsored by Playboy which totally makes sense). Take a look at the rest of the photos below… […]

Openings: Sarah Joncas – “Taking Over” @ Last Rites Gallery

Earlier this month, the Last Rites Gallery in New York hosted the opening reception welcoming all new works from Sarah Joncas (interviewed). Entitled Taking Over, the new paintings see her semi-autobiographical portraits embrace a darker side with dangerous creatures, eerie transformations, and morbid scenes added to her imagery, which is not surprising seeing the setting (and their penchant for the dark arts) in which they are being displayed. Check out some photos below as well as video interview… Discuss Sarah Joncas here.

Openings: Paul Insect – “Out of Chaos” @ Opera Gallery (NYC)

United Kingdom’s Paul Insect (featured) recently crossed the pond to New York’s Opera Gallery to present a new body of work entitled Out of Chaos. This expansive new show featured a cornucopia for the eyes as Mr. Insect showed viewers the extent of his true talents with numerous mediums on display – from paintings & sculptures to silkscreens & stencils. Even after our recent studio visit to Insect’s temporary studio space in Brooklyn, he managed to surprise us with even more gems at the opening. Check out […]

Videos: Takashi Murakami – “Jellyfish Eyes” Trailer

It looks like the details to the new film Jellyfish Eyes from Takashi Murakami are slowly being fleshed out with the recent appearance of a teaser video. Scheduled for a release on April 26th, 2013 in Japan, the live-action feature film, the origins of which Murakami dreamt up over 10 years ago, appears to have some major players in the industry on board. Catch a glimpse of the movie below as well some the synopsis and some footage of the Mr. Superflat talking about the […]

Openings: Dave Kinsey – “Everything At Once” @ Joshua Liner

Last week, Dave Kinsey unveiled a new body of work at New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery. Entitled Everything At Once, this large series is another step forward in the LA-based artist’s magnetic style of painting. Using his abstract techniques and unique color palate, the paintings convey a world gone mad, with media, perpetual conflict and the struggles between the urban and natural worlds. Also for this show, the works landed on both ends of the size scale – some of his largest to date alongside a […]