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Overtime: April 11 – April 17

More stories from the week that ended April 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Greg Parma Smith’s show at David Lewis is a Artforum Critic’s Pick. RIP: Malick Sidibé, who passed away at the age of 80. RIP: Julie Becker, who passed away at the age of 44. Siyuan Zhao, who stabbed a Art Basel Miami Beach fairgoer, pleads guilty to attempted murder. Swiss prosecutors raid storage facility in Geneva in search of disputed Modigliani painting. Bloomberg reveals that the painting has been confiscated. Institut Restellini identifies […]
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Releases: Luke Chueh – “Boba Fett” Figure @ FLABSLAB

On November 21st, Luke Chueh (featured) will be releasing a figure based on his popular Boba Fett image, his ingenious combination of a popular Chinese drink and the fortuitously similarly named Star Wars character. The threeB event (boba, bears, and bounty hunters) will take place at FLABSLAB in Singapore where he will be available to meet and greet fans. In addition to the new resin art toy, attendees will also have a chance to buy the Los Angeles-based artist’s tote bags, prints and paintings for sale. […]
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Showing: “Egregore” @ Galerie d’art Yves Laroche

As their closing exhibition for the year, Galerie d’art Yves Laroche in Montreal opened a huge group show titled Égrégore.  Presenting works by 50 mostly lowbrow & pop surrealism artists, the gallery opened the show on October 30 and will keep it on view all the way until December 20th. The term Égrégore symbolizes a collective consciousness, a result of powerful emotional desires, and in this particular case, it’s a reflection of how powerful the sum of various parts can be. In other words, the gallery owner and curator, Yves Laroche, […]
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Studio Visits: Alfred Steiner – “Likelihood of Confusion” @ Joshua Liner

Set to open his first solo exhibition tomorrow with Joshua Liner Gallery, Alfred Steiner welcomed us into his laboratory in Chelsea. The American artist has long been on our radar with his amazingly realistic watercolors and creative approach to assembling iconic symbols & images based on the long standing Freudian technique of free association. On every piece he creates, the viewer will likely find something memorable and thought provoking. Entitled Likelihood of Confusion, this new body of work will not only include his signature watercolors, but also two oil fiberboards that […]
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Studio Visits / Previews: 100taur – “Monsters In My Closet” @ Artoyz

Following his group shows in the US and recent installation at the Toulouse Museum in France, we visited the cabinet of curiosities of lowbrow artist 100taur in Toulouse ahead of his upcoming solo show ‘Monsters in my closet’ at the Artoyz gallery in Paris. The French artist’s work is multidisciplinary and his creativity expands from graffiti, paintings, drawings, engraving to sculpture, installations and taxidermy. His sources of inspiration come from Greek mythology, hybrid creatures like Chiron, known for his kindness, knowledge and skills with medicine, but also Japanese […]
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Overtime: Aug 18 – Aug 24

More stories form the week that ended Aug 24 (click on bolded words for more information): Olafur Eliasson puts riverbed installation in his Louisiana Museum of Modern Art show in Denmark. RIP: Ger van Elk, who died at the age of 73. Paul Yore pleads not guilty to creating & possessing child exploitation material in creation of an art installation. Judge hears court challenge to Cooper Union’s tuition plan. Ron Perelman subpoena demands Gagosian and the Mugrabis provide info about all transactions since 2010. Louise […]
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Showing: Artist Anonymous – “Old Game New” @ Jonathan LeVine

Jonathan LeVine Gallery recently christened its second space in Chelsea (located on the ground floor of 557 West 23rd Street) with a show by the collective Artist Anonymous. Entitled Old Game New, this exhibition contains new works new works and a site-specific installation by the collective based in London & Berlin. Using multimedia work, painting, sculpture and photography, AA is focused on taking the viewer deeper into Alice’s Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. AA’s unique process involves an unusual technique of painting realistic subjects with […]
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Showing: Dylan Egon – “American Holy Relics” @ Jonathan LeVine

Opening alongside Dan Witz (covered) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery was Jersey City based artist Dylan Egon. The show entitled  American Holy Relics explores themes such as American values, biotechnology, conspicuous consumption, and the shifting line between art & commerce. Dylan marries art and design with an appreciation for American culture and craftsmanship. Many components that we’ve seen in our studio visit with Egon were on display. The exhibition includes mixed media works on panel, ready-made sculptures, sound installations and unique object creations. One in particular that caught […]
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Openings: Dan Witz – “NY Hardcore” @ Jonathan LeVine

Brooklyn-based artist Dan Witz recently opened a show consisting of a fresh series of paintings at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Entitled NY Hardcore, this exhibition featured a new body of work that utilized his skills of old master painting techniques depicting hyper-realistic subjects. We experienced a healthy mix of portraiture and his high-energy mosh pit paintings that have been long enjoyed. This long-standing series is inspired by his experience in the early 80s, performing in post-punk noise bands during the downtown NY scene. The mosh pit paintings […]
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Recap: Joe Sorren – “Knock Three Times” @ AFA Gallery

For those who missed the Joe Sorren (featured) exhibition which just closed at AFA in New York, here are some photos you can peruse from when we stopped by last month. Returning to the gallery that showed him in NYC a year ago (covered), the gifted painter presented twelve new oil paintings collectively entitled Knock Three Times. Seeing Sorren’s expressive paintings in person certainly reminds one of how emotive the gestures of his characters are and how his delicate brushstrokes can create such fantastic dream-like imagery. Discuss Joe Sorren here.
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