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Openings: Direct Address @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last week, we attended Joshua Liner’s opening of his new Chelsea gallery with a group exhibition entitled Direct Address. The expansive ground-floor space was filled with a impressive collection of works by The Clayton Brothers, David Ellis,  Evan Hecox, Jean-Pierre Roy, Kris Kuksi (above), Richard Colman, Stephen Powers, SWOON, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Tony Curanaj and others. The event surely heralds great things for the future of the gallery. See all our pics from the opening below.

Releases: Mondo’s “Game of Thrones” Posters

As we mentioned in our coverage of Mondo’s Game of Thrones group exhibition during SXSW, an extended series of limited edition posters were planned in conjunction with the event. Today (March 28th), the last two prints (full details here) will be released at a random time (follow twitter here to get the exact drop time) from artists Richey Beckett (above) and Aaron Horkey (directly below). For your enjoyment, we have also included some of the previous sold out images below…

Openings: Vhils – “Dissolve” @ Skalitzers (Sydney)

Skalitzers Contemporary Art recently presented all new works from Vhils entitled Dissolve at a location in Sydney. For Mr. Farto’s first exhibition in Australia, the versatile street artist has produced works utilizing a a range of materials as you will see in the photos below. Rounding out the exhibition was an mural outside (seen above) featuring Jack Mundey, a distinguished Australian union and environmental activist from the area. Photo credit: Outdoor mural – baddogwhiskas, all others via the gallery. Discuss Vhils here.

Openings: WK Interact – “WK 360” @ Jonathan LeVine (Pop-up)

A little while back, AM attended the opening for WK Interact’s mid-career survey at Jonathan LeVine’s pop-up outpost. Entitled WK 360 (previewed), this all-inclusive exhibition collected artwork from the past 25 years by the notable French-born & New York-based street artist’s storied career. From indoor to outdoor, WK has always fascinated us with two aspects of his art. The first is his ability to capture the kinetic energy through his motion driven works and the the second is his intricate and equally creative street “contraptions” that are […]

Openings: Charming Baker – “Lie Down I Think I Love You” @ Milk Studios (LA)

On March 22, Milk Studios in Hollywood was the site of the VIP opening preview of Charming Baker’s solo exhibition Lie Down I Think I Love You. The artist’s largest show to date explored the unpredictable nature of love through 20 paintings, as well an over-sized sculptural installation of a plastic toy passenger plane, prints, and other sculptures. Big names within the art world came to view the new body of work, including Hammer Museum Board of Trustees member Kevin Wall, Hammer Museum’s David Morehouse, […]

CASIS Mission Patch ARK1 by Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey was recently commissioned by CASIS (the Center of Advancement of Science in Space), set up by Congress to manage the National Laboratory on the International Space Station, to create a mission patch. The piece for ARK1 (Advancing Research Knowledge 1) featured elements of some of Shep’s iconic design elements as well as an abstracted form of the ISS. Take a look at the video below for more information behind the project. Via Designboom. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Streets: Martha Cooper Mural on Bowery & Houston

Little known fact: sometimes between the large scale murals by invited artists, the prominent Bowery & Houston wall also hosts temporary tribute projects in the interim such as the one held for Dash Snow after his passing in 2010 (covered). Prior to the mural Crash created recently (here & here), another tribute came up for legendary photographer Martha Cooper, a woman who has definitely left her mark on the Graffiti & Street Art scene over the past few decades. She’s also been the official photographer for […]

Openings: Erik Parker – “Upswing Dub Project” @ Pace Prints

Erik Parker recently launch an brand new series with Pace Prints. Entitled Upswing Dub Project, the Brooklyn-based painter held his inaugural exhibition with the famed print gallery. Working for months to create this unique body of monoprints at Pace’s Brooklyn studios (featured), Erik fused some old and new concepts for this exhibition, and created some visual gems that kept our eyes constantly amused. From hip-hop and pop amalgamations to still life compositions utilizing black-light reactive inks to compliment his psychedelic painting style, Erik shows us […]

Openings: Olek – “The End Is Far” @ Jonathan Levine

Opening at Jonathan Levine Gallery was Polish-born and New York-based Olek. With a fresh exhibition entitled The End is Far, the artist made her second appearance with the gallery and a return to New York City after touring around the world visiting such places as Brazil, Poland, Washington DC and London. This time, Olek took over the main space with one of her signature crochet installations: a dining room covered wall to wall, including the china, overflowing fruit bowls, wine bottles and goblets. Utilizing this hand […]

Openings: Parra – “Tracy Had a Hard Sunday” @ Jonathan Levine

Dutch artist Piet Janssen, aka Parra, brought a new body of work to Jonathan Levine Gallery for his debut exhibition there. Entitled Tracy Had a Hard Sunday, this series was composed of works on canvas and paper as well as sculptures, and gave the audience a dose of the provocative post-pop visuals that we’ve come to expect from the artist. The show exemplifies Parra’s unique vision and skill with his sexy imagery and signature palette of vibrant reds and blues. The artist took some time to draw […]