At the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (557C West 23rd Street location), starting June 25th, a new solo show from EVOL entitled “Unreal Estate” will be opening to the public. Known for his use of cardboard to recreate the look of buildings and structures, often times as site specific installations on the streets, the Berlin-based artist will be bringing his architectural illusions indoors. For this exhibition, his second (see 2012) with the New York showspace, he “comments on the ambiguity arising from the transformative stages of post-wall, pre-gentrified East […]
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Coming up in October of this year, Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) will be opening a solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York. The last showing we attended in NY for the locally-based artist was back in 2011 (covered), so we are anxious to see what he has cooked up for an encore. From this glimpse he recently shared with his fans, it will certainly be a special show. Discuss Martin Wittfooth here.
Tomorrow night in New York, Scott Musgrove (featured) will be making a return to Jonathan LeVine Gallery for his third solo there. Entitled Wilder, the new paintings, drawings and sculptures from the Seattle-based artist continues his longstanding series of works that explore mythical creatures that are now extinct. Although Musgrove’s imagery holds an element of whimsy and humor, he is nonetheless sincere in his focus on issues of conservation and his concern with the rate of extinction of endangered species in our world. Discuss Scott Musgrove here.
Tomorrow night (May 7th) at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, Erin M. Riley (interviewed) will be opening a solo show entitled Darkness Lies Ahead. Recently acquiring a two person loom which she is using herself has allowed the Brooklyn-based artist to take her work to a whole new level with her largest works to date – over eight feet wide. The fresh weavings will focus mainly on two of her series of works: the Selfies featuring portraiture sourced from young women on the internet as well as […]
For his third solo with Joshua Liner Gallery, opening on May 7th, Evan Hecox has prepared a series of works on paper, wood panel, and canvas, employing numerous combinations of acrylic paint, ink, gouache, watercolor, and colored pencil. Entitled Far, the new exhibition continues the Denver-based artist’s documentation of his travels, including inspiration from trips to New York, the remote Mojave Desert, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. Always present in his imagery are geometric shapes, color studies, and typography leading to a cohesive new body of work. […]
After introducing KATSU’s drone paintings to you last year, we now have news of the infamous graffiti artist taking things to the next level. Known for his innovative approach to incorporating technology in some of his work, he recently tagged a six-story Calvin Klein ad featuring Kendall Jenner at the Houston-and-Broadway intersection of New York with a flying drone rigged with a spray can. Judging from his response to the attack “It turned out surprisingly well. It’s exciting to see its first potential use as a device for […]
On May 13th, 287 Gallery in NYC will be hosting The Road By Walking, an exclusive gallery show of Swoon’s (interviewed) prints, drawings and scale models based on her community projects that use art to create lasting social change. Organized in collaboration with Heliotrope Foundation & The Dean Collection, this event will be an unique opportunity to witness the “behind the scenes” of Swoon’s biggest projects such as Konbit Shelter in Haiti, Music Box in New Orleans, or Braddock Tiles in Braddock, PA. Heliotrope Foundation was named after a natural tendency, especially […]
Over the weekend, Ron English (featured) made the most of his turn at the iconic Bowery & Houston wall in New York with a mural that was wheatpasted then hand finished with paint. The imagery chosen is a good representation of his work with the background being the American flag made up of modified company logos and slogans that speak to English’s satirical attack on consumerism, while the center features one of his most recognized surreal characters – the Temper Tot or “Baby Hulk.” Take a look at more photos and a […]
Coming up on May 14th, Jenny Morgan will be opening her second solo with Driscoll Babcock Galleries in New York. Entitled All We Have Is Now, the new oil on canvas works from the New York-based artist continues her series of portraiture accented with increasingly intense hues. Centered on themes of life, death, and rebirth, the fresh works also features the blurring of faces, play with symmetry, and inclusion of skeletal forms that have been seen in her past compositions. Via Supersonic Art. Discuss Jenny […]
After our interview & studio visit with the Belgium-based ROA ahead of his solo in New York, we attended the opening to see the results of his hard work over the last month crafting and painting a new body of work entitled Metazoa. The show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery’s 529 West 20th Street location featured the prolific street artist’s familiar animal imagery painted on found objects with clever interactive panels or different point of views that highlight different anatomic systems in each of his subjects. Take a look at the photos […]