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Previews: Marion Peck – “StraVolti” @ Dorothy Circus Gallery (Rome)

On Saturday night (April 21st) in Rome, Marion Peck will be unveiling her newest body of work entitled StraVolti at Dorothy Circus. Influenced by Picasso and Cubism, the Pacific Northwest-based artist has created a new series of surreal portraits that redefines the definition of beauty. Currently in the gallery’s London location, Peck also has a show on view featuring some of her older works and drawings. Take a look some images of more paintings from her Italian exhibition below… Discuss Marion Peck here.

Showing: Michael Lau – “COLLECT THEM ALL!” @ Christie’s (Hong Kong)

Earlier this week, Christie’s in Hong Kong put on display a selling exhibition from Michael Lau entitled COLLECT THEM ALL! Featuring the Chinese artist’s figurative work, whether that be in a painting or whether that be in sculptural form, they all feature the signature aesthetic that has come to be associated with what many consider to be the pioneer in popularizing the art toy or vinyl figure. Take a look at more images from the show below… Photo credit: Oscar Law (via Hypebeast).

Upcoming: Peanuts Global Artist Collective

Lovers of Snoopy and the Gang should rejoice with the impending launch of the Peanuts Global Artist Collective on April 16th. Starting in New York with the unveiling of public art murals in Hudson Square and then moving on to a special installation at the Snoopy Museum in Tokyo, artists Mr. A, Nina Chanel Abney, AVAF, FriendsWithYou, Kenny Scharf, Tomokazu Matsuyama (seen above), and Rob Pruitt will be remixing classic Peanuts imagery with their own artistic vision. Head over here for more info as there are plans to […]

Upcoming: Tim Biskup – “SPRING COLLECTION” @ FACE GUTS

On April 7th (6-10pm), Tim Biskup (featured) will be opening his SPRING COLLECTION show at FACE GUTS. Held at the Los Angeles-based artist’s gallery, workshop, and project space (4136 1/2 Verdugo Road), the exhibition will feature new paintings, tote bags, sweatshirts, handmade risograph zines, among other things. Head over to enjoy live music, food & drink, and to hang out if you are free. Discuss Tim Biskup here.

Previews: James Jean – “Azimuth” @ Kaikai Kiki Gallery

After an earlier peek at the exquisite stain glass works for James Jean’s (interviewed) solo opening tomorrow night (April 6th) in Tokyo at Kaikai Kiki Gallery, here are some more tantalizing looks at the new body of work entitled Azimuth. Seen above is one of the pieces from the show, Schrödinger’s Kitten Rescue, which will also be offered in a corresponding print release tomorrow. Also check out the video below from the gallery owner Takashi Murakami as he reveals more pieces already installed on the walls. Images via @kurmanix & the […]

Previews: Michael Lau – “COLLECT THEM ALL!” @ Christie’s (Hong Kong)

Starting on April 11th, Christie’s in Hong Kong will be showing a series of new works from Michael Lau entitled COLLECT THEM ALL! The selling exhibition from what many consider to be the godfather of the art toy figures will features paintings as well as sculptures, most of them with his familiar characters as the central focus. Take a look at more preview images below and head over here for more info.

Previews: Miles Johnston – “Interoception” @ Last Rites Gallery

Tonight (March 31st) in New York, Last Rites Gallery will be opening the debut solo show from the Sweden-based Miles Johnston entitled Interoception. Combining a fascination for Escher-like visual illusions and a darker grotesque sensibility, the instructor at the Swedish Academy of Realist Art will be presenting an intriguing collection of oil on linen paintings and graphite on paper drawings. Johnston’s works tell “stories of transformative moments in the lives of all of us, moments that can stand as turning points or lessons of life.” Discuss Miles […]

Previews: Mel Kadel – “Thought Pattern” @ Subliminal Projects

On April 7th, Subliminal Projects will be presenting all new works from Mel Kadel in a show entitled Thought Pattern. Planning for an immersive experience, the locally-based artist has prepared more than 100 new works on paper, which will on display along with installations, murals, and hand-painted Modernica furniture. Painting on her trusty coffee stained paper while utilizing her signature characters, familiar patterns, and floral motifs, Kadel explores – the “internal struggle, resolve, and strength one achieves while weaving through patterns of thought about the past, […]

Basel Week HK ’18 / Showing: Art Basel (Part 1)

Today, the 29th of March, the Convention & Exhibition Centre will be once again opening its doors for the annual edition of Art Basel Hong Kong. We’ve in the city for few days already and had the chance to look at the both floors of the fair during the private viewing days and capture a glimpse of the glamour, beauty and madness that is taking place. Featuring 248 premiere galleries from 32 countries, half of them having exhibition spaces in Asia and the Asia-Pacific, Art Basel […]

Overtime: March 19 – 25

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Major street art & graffiti retrospective Beyond the Streets is coming to LA. Hong Kong’s most important Gallery District is in a brand new 26-story skyscraper. Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art is the first museum certified by W.A.G.E. London’s leading museums face growing scrutiny over donations linked to the opioid crisis. This Activist Group Thinks Your Met Ticket Price Should Depend on Your Tax Bracket. Rio de Janeiro’s Modern Art Museum selling prized […]