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Openings: “Unnatural – Natural History” @ Royal West of England Academy

Curated by Coates and Scarry, the  exhibition entitled Unnatural-Natural History recently launched at the Royal West of England Academy with many of the participating artists present at the opening. Featuring paintings, photography, drawings, sculptures and installations, 38 local and international artists are currently displaying their artistic interpretation of an alternative world. Following genetic mutations and environmental pressure, natural objects have been metamorphosed into unexpected forms in a place no longer ruled by humans. At the entrance, guests are greeted by feathered installations by Kate McGuire. The viewer’s mind is then immediately […]
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Previews: Friends With You – “Happy Rainbow” @ TMTP Cultural Center

Miami artist collective FriendsWithYou will have their next exhibition open overseas in Hong Kong this coming Saturday (July 22nd). Happy Rainbow will be their first solo show in Chinese territory and will premier at the TMTP Cultural Center. Much like their interactive Rainbow City shows in NYC and Miami, FWY will bring large scale inflatable bouncing installations as well as fiberglass, plush and resin sculptures to envelope visitors with their signature happy vibes. Doors open to the public on July 22nd at Noon: Main Atrium, 1/F and 3/F […]
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Openings: Jeremy Fish – “Where Hearts Get Left” @ Fifty24SF

In San Francisco, no other local artist draws a crowd quite like Jeremy Fish. Last Saturday marked the opening of his latest ambitious exhibition, Where Hearts Get Left (previewed) where thousands of fans lined up around the block just to catch a glimpse of the art and meet the artist. The show consisted of a series of ink drawings, sculptures, paintings and an installation involving a temporary wall, with San Francisco being the central theme to express his love the city he lives in. To […]
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Openings: Laurie Lipton – “L.A. Sous-Real” @ ACE Gallery

Last weekend, the Ace Gallery in Los Angeles played host to L.A. Sous-Real, the latest solo showing from artist Laurie Lipton (interviewed). Featuring her incredibly detailed graphite works, the works for this show are a personal testimony to her experiences of change and a new environment. She states:  “I am in the peculiar position of being a foreigner in my own country. I just moved back to the USA after living in Europe for over 36 years (more than half my life). This show is […]
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Openings: Kris Kuksi for “Go West” @ Mark Moore Gallery

Just this past Saturday night, the Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles hosted Go West, a joint show between Kris Kuksi and David Ellis curated by Joshua Liner that is a followup to the Go East exhibition that was hosted at their New York last May where the two galleries roles were flip-flopped. For his part, Kuksi brought along several of the large mixed media assemblages that he is famous for. These time-intensive gothic creations are incredibly detailed and for those of you in the LA-area that have never seen one before in person, here […]
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Openings: Tat Ito – “Shinagawa Shinju” @ Above Second

Last month, the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong played host to Japanese artist Tat Ito a selection of his paintings. Shinagawa Shinju featured the NY-based artists riff on storytellers of Japanese rakugo, a form of verbal entertainment based on comical monologues about ordinary lives. Ito’s imagery is well suited for the subject matter as the miniature characters in his work are often involved in humorous situations in the rich background tapestry of his world. Check the photo set below… Photo credit: Hypebeast and the gallery. Discuss this show here. Discuss Tat Ito here.
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Overtime: July 9 – July 15

Stories of the week: Warhol & Basquiat’s collaborative 1985 Olympic Rings painting at London’s Britannia St. Gagosian Gallery. Christopher Knight details the mess at MOCA and explains why the leadership’s thinking is flawed. The MOCA Four trustees disenchanted with Jeffrey Deitch – respond to Eli Broad and his vision for MOCA. John Baldessari becomes fifth MOCA board member to leave since February. Subsequently, Barbara Kruger and Catherine Opie resign leaving Ruscha as the only artist-trustee remaining. Nine year-old artist Kieron Williamson set to become millionaire after his […]
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Preview: “Go West” (Joshua Liner Curated) @ Mark Moore Gallery

Continuing the collaboration between two galleries on opposite coasts, this Saturday night (July 14th) sees the opening of Go West at the Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition, which will be curated by Joshua Liner Gallery, is a followup to the Go East exhibition that was hosted at their New York showspace last May which was curated by Mark Moore. This time around, Kris Kuksi with his intricate assemblages and David Ellis with his award-winning trash sound experiments will be the highlighted artists. Discuss Kris Kuksi here. Discuss […]
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Preview: Jeremy Fish – “Where Hearts Get Left” @ Fifty24SF

This Saturday, July 14th sees the opening of Jeremy Fish’s (featured) solo show at Fifty24SF. Entitled Where Hearts Get Left, the new body of work to be presented is a testament to the the Bay Area-based artist’s love for San Francisco. As such, the imagery presented is thematically tied into local references including Native American legends, food spots, tourist attractions, historical details, and more all rendered beautifully in his signature style including his use of sculptural motifs. Via Fecal Face. Discuss this show here. Discuss […]
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Openings: Jonas Löfgren – “Lost and Found” & DoubleParlour – “Yearnville” @ Spoke Art

Opposite Luke Chueh’s signing last Thursday (covered), Sweden-based artist Jonas Löfgren and San Francisco-based husband & wife duo DoubleParlour opened up their joint show at Spoke Art. Although the artists were not familiar with each others works prior to the show, Jonas’s graphite drawings and DoubleParlour’s sculptures both share a playful yet slightly sinister and mischievous feel to it. Check out more of our photoset below. Discuss this show here.