Last month, we stopped by the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York to check out a new showing from Mike Leavitt (interviewed) entitled Empire Peaks. Showing alongside Riusuke Fukahori’s work, which also had a three-dimensional feel to it, the new body of work from the Seattle-based Leavitt featured a mashup of historical figures and Star Wars characters, something we gave you a glimpse of in our earlier studio visit. Take a look at some photos of the new sculptures, like the Ghandi x Yoda figure above… Discuss Mike Leavitt here.
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The Joshua Liner Gallery in New York recently opened a solo exhibition from Kris Kuksi entitled Revival. The intricate and complex sculptural works from the Kansas-based artist plays a perfect contrast to the deceptively simple works from Riusuke Fukahori, who is concurrently showing in the same gallery. Kuksi’s mixed media assemblages explore the dark sides of the human psyche with ornate representations created from model kits and other materials that he has re-appropriated. His works need to be seen in person to be fully appreciated, but for those unable […]
A couple weeks ago, AM stopped by the Jonathan LeVine Gallery to check out new works from AJ Fosik collectively entitled Against The Infinite. Inspired by The Denial of Death, a 1973 Pulitzer Prize-winning work of psychology and philosophy by Ernest Becker, the new sculptural works explore the idea that humanity has an “inherent struggle between its dualistic nature—a physical self and a symbolic self.” Along with free-standing works, there is also an installation piece from the Portland-based artist that is comprised of 30 individual animal faces […]
For art lovers in New York, if you missed Yayoi Kusama’s amazing showing last year at the Whitney Museum (covered), you need to get over to David Zwirner. I Who Have Arrived In Heaven spans all three locations of the gallery in Chealsea (519, 525 and 533 West 19th Street) and features 27 new large-scale paintings, a video installation, as well as not one but two of the Japanese artist’s famed mirrored infinity rooms. The first infinity room we spent some time in entitled Souls of Millions of Light Years Away […]
Tomorrow (November 23, 3-9pm) in New York, Todd James will be releasing a zine at The Newsstand in Brooklyn (inside the Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St. stop on the G and L trains). Those attending the event will see a Sword & Sorcery themed installation based on the dungeons and dragons type pieces he has been posting onto his Instagram (some more of which are seen below) recently. Discuss Todd James here.
On the 22nd of November, UTBNYC will be opening their first charity benefit show entitled Home Sweet Home. For this exhibition, they invited 30 artists from all over the world to participate and help the cause. The list of the participating artists include some of the NYC’s notable names in graffiti, street art and urban art, showing and offering their works along with their colleagues from all over the world including Swoon, Miss Bugs, Faile, Judith Supine, RAE, Martin Whatson, EELUS, Aakash Nihalani, Priest, Carl Cashman, Zed1, Phlegm, and […]
On November 23rd, Seattle-based artist Mike Leavitt (interviewed) will be opening his solo show, Empire Peaks, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery where he will be debuting a brand new series of statuary. The fresh work featuring historical figures, each being transformed to a recognizable Star Wars character, is composed of 5-part articulating pieces ranging in height from 12” to 36.” If you’re in the NYC area this Saturday, drop by and say what’s up to Mike and check out the hand sculpted carved wood and polymer clay works. Take a […]
Last time we saw a large body of work from Kris Kuksi, he was giving his fans in Los Angeles a rare close look at his intricate mixed media assemblages (covered). This time around, he will be returning to the Joshua Liner Gallery for an exhibition entitled Revival tonight (November 21st), his fourth solo with the Chelsea showspace (see 2009 & 2012). Ranging from medium sized to over five feet tall and wide, these ornate sculptures filled with assorted god-like figures, religious iconography, war machines, and […]
Continuing with the themes he was exploring for a sold out show in San Diego last year, Kelsey Brookes will be presenting new work tomorrow night (November 21st) at the Judith Charles Gallery. His first solo in New York will feature abstract paintings and musings on molecular structures drawing from his scientific background, especially focusing in on drugs that affect the human consciousness. Take a look inside his studio as he prepared for this exhibition. Photo credit: Chase Cruz. Discuss this show here. Discuss Kelsey Brookes here.
One of the artists featured in our Art Focus articles last year will be opening a solo show soon at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. Riusuke Fukahori unique work is creating through a process of painting and within layers of resin leading to a three dimensional marvel that looks very real. The Painted Breath will featuring his signature renderings of goldfish, a metaphor for his life. “At his lowest point – ready to give up and get a “real job” – he saw his neglected […]