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Overtime: Feb 6 – Feb 12

More stories from the week that ended Feb 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Petzel’s We need to talk…  show in David Ebony’s list of top 10 New York gallery shows this winter. RIP: Dahlov Ipcar, who passed away at the age of 99. RIP: Arlyn Pillay, who passed away at the age of 35 after being shot by his brother. Fifteen masked men break into Visual Culture Research Center, destroys an exhibition, and steals artworks Manaf Halbouni’s vertical bus installation intended as a monument to […]

Upcoming: Erin M. Riley – “Simple” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Coming up on March 4th, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will be hosting a solo show from Erin M. Riley (interviewed) featuring a set of her new weavings. Entitled Simple, the fresh body of work sees the Brooklyn-based artist continue pushing the boundaries of fabric art with her portrayal of nude selfies, drug paraphernalia, car wrecks, porn screenshots, domestic violence, and other nontraditional subject matter for the medium. Although oftentimes provocative, Riley’s work is at the same time deeply personal and honest as she draws inspiration from life experiences and […]

POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Previews: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

This Sunday, POW! WOW! Hawaii (more info here) kicks off with a re-occurring show curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum of Art School entitled Exploring The New Contemporary Movement (see 2016 & 2015 & 2014). As in the past, the format is 12 x 12″ works, leading to a visually congruent display of artworks, some of which were inspired by island life. Oak Oak will also be presenting an installation as part of the exhibition and Shok-1 will be the featured artist. Participating artists this year include: Aaron Li-Hill, ABCNT, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Amy Sol, Baghead, Brian M. Viveros, Brian Washburn, Brooks Salzwedel, […]

Releases: James Jean – “Lapins d’Amour” Print

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, James Jean (interviewed) will be offering up a new print entitled Lapins d’Amour. The signed and numbered time-limited edition will be available for 24 hours starting at 8:00 AM PST on Tuesday, February 14th and ending at 7:59 AM PST on Wednesday, February 15th and then never sold again. Featuring a holographic finish in the rabbits’ ears and on the embossment, the print has an image size of 10″ x 15-15/16″ and paper size of 13-7/16″ x 18-15/16″. The image was originally created for AIDES, the […]

Recap: LA Art Show 2017

Last month, the LA Art Show retuned to Downtown Los Angeles at the LA Convention Center featuring work from artists, galleries, and institutions all around the world. For the first time they included some on-site programming from eight SoCal art institutions including the Broad, the Getty, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Autry Museum of the American West, the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach and the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center in Anaheim, as well as the UCLA […]

Upcoming: Mark Ryden x American Ballet Theatre – “Whipped Cream”

With his major retrospective still showing in Spain (covered), Mark Ryden (interviewed) has unveiled a side project he has been working on for quite some time. For the past year, the American artist has been busy designing the costumes and sets for a new ballet called Whipped Cream by renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky for the American Ballet Theater. The two-act show featuring a “young boy who overindulges at a Vienna pastry shop and falls into a surreal delirium” will premiere on March 15th at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts […]

Overtime: Jan 30 – Feb 5

More stories from the week that ended Feb 5 (click on bolded words for more information): Alex Becerra’s first solo show at Shane Campbell Gallery opens. RIP: Saloua Raouda Choucair, who passed away at the age of 100. RIP: Dore Ashton, who passed away at the age of 88. Louvre Museum evacuated and closed after man attacked a patrolling soldier near the museum’s entrance. Vjeran Tomic, aka Spider-Man, goes on trial for his heist of Modern Art Museum in Paris in May 2010. Court testimony reveals more about […]

Previews: Sarah Joncas – “Suburban Surreal” @ Modern Eden

Tonight (February 3rd) in San Francisco, Modern Eden will be unveiling a new body of work from Sarah Joncas entitled Surburban Surreal. Consisting of 17 new drawings and paintings from the Toronto-based painter, the new exhibition is her way of exploring the feeling we get that something’s is just not right or a little off about a situation or setting. She further explains – ” Suburban surreal is my exploration of the strange within the ordinary. The sneaking in of something that doesn’t quite belong or seemingly feels […]

Overtime: Jan 23 – Jan 29

More stories from the week that ended Jan 29 (click on bolded words for more information): NY Times explores the business of selling Land Art works. Above: Robert Smithson’s Broken Circle/Spiral Hill RIP: Mark Baumer, who was killed at the age of 33 while walking cross-country in solo protest. RIP: J.S.G. Boggs, who passed away at the age of 62. RIP: Moshe Gershuni, who passed away at the age of 80. RIP: Stephen Walker, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: Charles Recher, who passed away […]

Previews: Ben Tolman – “WELTSCHMERZ” @ Gallery Neptune and Brown

Gallery Neptune and Brown in Washington, DC, will be holding the opening reception (5-7pm) tomorrow night (January 28th) for Ben Tolman’s new solo show. Collectively entitled WELTSCHMERZ, or WORLD PAIN in German, the new detailed drawings (ink and gouache on paper) from the locally-based artist tries to draw attention to ideas like corporate greed, dirty politics, and poverty. The compositions and imagery seem to take influence from artists like Hieronymus Bosch and M.C. Escher and must be seen in person to fully appreciate. Discuss Ben Tolman here.
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