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Upcoming: Geoff McFetridge – “Around Us & Between Us” @ Ivory & Black

On September 14th, the Ivory & Black Gallery in London will be hosting all new works from the talented Geoff McFetridge. The Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist, who showed earlier this year at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (covered), will be revealing ten new paintings on canvas collectively entitled Around Us & Between Us. McFetridge seems to have a knack for breaking down objects and his characters into their most basic shapes and colors, often from novel angles and viewpoints. Here are a couple of images to pique your […]

Upcoming: Slinkachu – “Global Model Village” @ Andipa Gallery

Coming up at the end of next month (Sept 27th), street sculptor and photographer Slinkachu will be opening a new show at Andipa Gallery in London. Entitled Global Model Village, the exhibition will feature a mix of installations placed in different cities around the world in the course of his travels (like the piece seen above from New York). The show coincides with the launch of his new book also called Global Model Village which comes out the same day in the UK from Boxtree Macmillan and in the USA from Blue Rider Press. […]

Upcoming: “The Art of Chess” @ Saatchi Gallery

Inspired by a quote by Marcel Duchamp – “From my close contact with artists and chess players I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists” – the Saatchi Gallery in London will be hosting a new show opening on September 8th entitled The Art of Chess. These specially commissioned chess sets have been created by some of the giants of the contemporary art world including Maurizio Cattelan, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Oliver Clegg, […]

Showing: Matt Small – “Seen and Heard” @ Blackall Studios

Last week, UK-based painter Matt Small (interviewed) opened a new solo show at  Lackall Studios in London with a new body of work derived from his experiences while working on a youth empowerment project. Entitled Seen and Heard, the exhibition consisted of a series of portraits rendered in Small’s characteristic swirl of colors and attempts to bring a positive light to a subgroup of society that is often viewed negatively. Contact Moniker Projects for those interested in adding a piece to their collection. Photo credit of the show: Ian Cox. Discuss […]

Showing: Candice Tripp – “Petit Mal @ Black Rat Gallery

Last month, London was treated to a new solo showing from Candice Tripp (interviewed) at Black Rat Projects entitled Petit Mal. The new paintings are some of her best and darkest yet, featuring her masked adolescents participating in bizarre scenarios as if from a bad nightmare. This horror-infused imagery is further enhanced with a layer of awkward social interaction from the subjects leading one to wonder what more there is to the story that can only seen through the lens of a moment in time captured by the painting. Rounding out […]

Contests: Skullphone Swag Giveaway

Courtesy of our friends at the Ivory & Black Gallery in London, we have a set of some Skullphone swag to give away to one of our lucky readers. Included as part of the prize pack is a print, shirt, stickers, and socks from the Los Angeles-based street artist, who just recently had his show (covered) at the gallery extended through September 8th. To qualify for the contest, you need to leave a comment below and also like the Ivory & Black Facebook fanpage as […]

Damien Hirst Flag Part Of London Olympics Closing Ceremony

With the Olympics coming to an end, all of London celebrated with a star-studded and rousing closing ceremony featuring some of England’s greatest cultural exports. Damien Hirst was asked to design one of the many renditions of the Union Jack in his signature spin-painting looking motif which was unveiled as part of the event. Check out more photographs of the festivities below… Via Mail Online. Discuss Damien Hirst here.

Teaser: Matt Small – “Seen and Heard” @ Blackall Studios

On August 10th, a new series of works from Matt Small (interviewed) will be on display at Blackall Studios in London. Presented by Moniker Projects, the paintings are collectively entitled Seen and Heard, also the name of the youth empowerment project the UK-based artist has been working on. The portraits which seem to be formed by a kaleidoscopic swirl of colors are of the young people that Small has been putting through his workshops where they are challenged to think of what positive words they would apply to themselves […]

Openings: Skullphone – “London, XX12” @ Ivory & Black

A couple weeks ago, the Ivory & Black in London opened their Skullphone showing entitled London, XX12. Featuring a new body of work created with his special technique utilizing dots and layered clear coats, the continuing series initially looks like digital LEDs from a distance – a reference to the street artist’s claim to fame – his digital billboard takeovers. Also included were some sculptures based on molds of his feet as well as some associated items. Discuss Skullphone here.

Streets: Banksy for the Olympics (UK)

With the Summer Olympics opening this Friday, it was only a matter of time before Banksy put his thoughts on the event out there. Two new images (unknown locations as of yet but presumably in London) were just uploaded to Mr. B’s website – one showing a missile substituted in for the javelin throw and the other stencil placed perfectly next to a a barb wire fence featuring the pole vault. Keep your eyes out for more work from the elusive street artist if you are […]