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Previews: Phil Hale – “Life Wants to Live” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Tonight in Chelsea at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (529 West 20th Street), accomplished illustrator and artist Phil Hale will be presenting his first solo stateside in the last four years. Life Wants to Live will feature the London-based artist’s oil on linen paintings as well as drawings in a cohesive body of work in both subject matter and atmospheric language. The new pieces are a testament to the disjointed and uncertain times society is currently faced with, strewn with scenes of disaster and debris fields. Rendered in his distorted aesthetic and with […]
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Previews: Kehinde Wiley – “A New Republic” @ Brooklyn Museum

Today marks the public opening of Kehinde Wiley’s massive mid-career survey entitled A New Republic at the Brooklyn Museum. For this exhibition, the locally-based artist has a selection of Wiley’s World Stage paintings, which started in 2006, many of which feature his signature “street castings” – taking urban youths off the street and posing & dressing them like the upper crust of society in Renaissance and old master paintings. Rounding things out are a serious of bronzes, stained glass paintings, and smaller “altarpieces.” Photo credit: Byron Smith and Chad Batka […]
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Jose Parla Studio By Snøhetta

It looks like the Norway-based company Snøhetta recently designed and oversaw the renovation of an expansive new studio for Jose Parla. The former Brooklyn warehouse was divided into two sections – “the arena” and “the nest.” The first is a double-height workspace for the NY-based artist’s increasingly large projects (see Barclays Center & One World Trade Center), while the other is an elevated lounge space that overlooks the other. Photo credit: Jeff Goldberg / ESTO (via Dezeen). Discuss Jose Parla here.
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Previews: How & Nosm – “A Different Language” @ Jacob Lewis Gallery

AM recently had a chance to get an exclusive preview peek at the new body of work that How & Nosm prepared for their solo show opening February 19th at Jacob Lewis Gallery in NYC. Even in mid install phase, the works for A Different Language are looking exceptional, bursting with creativity, imagination and artistic skill. The first thing that one notices are the new tones of familiar colors used in these works. With signature red, white and black, the artists reached for more pink and purple, […]
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Upcoming: Phil Hale – “Life Want to Live” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

This Saturday night (February 21st), Jonathan LeVine Gallery (529 West 20th Street) will be presenting new works from acclaimed painter and illustrator Phil Hale. Life Want to Live will be the American artist’s first solo show in four years as well as his debut with the Chelsea showspace, introducing his surreal and distorted images of life to fans in New York. In conjunction with the exhibition, the London-based artist will be releasing a new book that shares its title with the show. In the introduction, Michiko Oki states the […]
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Setup: GILF! – “Shattering” @ Joseph Gross Gallery

Last Thursday, Brooklyn-based conceptual and activist artist Ann Lewis also known as GILF! hosted an unusual event in DUMBO entitled Shattering. She invited guests into a private space in the gallery and gave them the opportunity to individually shatter glasses and dishes that she provided. She will be using the ceramic remnants to create artwork for an upcoming show at Joseph Gross Gallery in Chelsea this spring. The piece will become part of a public works project that will benefit neighborhoods such as Brownsville and East New York. When […]
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Recap: Parra – “Yer So Bad” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Another show that closed at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery recently was Yer So Bad by Parra. The show title was borrowed from Tom Petty’s song and perfectly matches the Dutch artist’s signature feminine characters indulging in various “naughty” activities. Along with the new paintings on display, the Amsterdam-based painter also released a limited edition zine which was available through Printed Matter, Inc, as well as through the publisher’s website later on. The exhibition includes a new series of works on canvas, using very limited color palette and […]
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Upcoming: Haroshi – “Still Pushing Despite The Odds” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

After a successful showing with Jonathan LeVine in 2011 and 2013, Haroshi (featured) will be opening his third show with the gallery on February 19th. Entitled Still Pushing Despite The Odds, the new work consists of the Japanese artist’s signature wooden sculptures made with the novel use of recycled skateboards as a medium. Perhaps referencing the time-consuming nature of his unique technique, Haroshi also states – “throughout their lifespan together the skater and his board get battered, but even so they get up again to face […]
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Showing: Taylor McKimens – “2008-2015 Commissions By Bright Lyons”

Taylor McKimens recently closed a solo show in his hometown, exhibiting works commissioned by his friend Bright Lyons. The collection of paintings shown at the popup location in Chelsea includes works that were created during and in between his shows and projects in Europe and stateside during the last 7 years. Ranging from small works on paper to large canvases, the pieces presents the New York-based artist’s recognizable line work as well as witty and unusual play with colors and different painting techniques. Ranging from very illustrative to almost […]
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Showing: Titus Kaphar – “Drawing The Blinds” @ Jack Shainman Gallery

Jack Shainman Gallery is currently showing a two part solo debut with the gallery, by recognized Titus Kaphar. Drawing The Blinds is a survey of new, mostly large size paintings that are painted and than manipulated with American artist’s recognizable interventions. Through his process, the artist is moving his seemingly classical oils to a sculptural and conceptual sphere. By cutting out characters or parts of the paintings, slicing or shredding the canvas, using it as a curtain to cover or show another image, he is showing […]
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