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Previews: Andrew Schoultz – “Age of Empire” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Tomorrow night (April 28) in New York, Andrew Schoultz will be opening his latest solo at Joshua Liner Gallery. Entitled Age of Empire, the exhibition will feature painting, work on paper, and a site specific installation all highlighting the Los Angeles-based artist’s chaotic imagery that references the social-political upheaval around the world. Using different mediums as well as some unexpected touches for those unfamiliar with his work like embedded US currency, Schoultz mixes and matches artistic influences that range from graffiti to underground comics to German […]
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Jeff Soto for Empellón (New York)

Earlier this month, Jeff Soto (interviewed) painted (with the assistance of his brother and sister-in-law) an impressive two-wall mural at Empellón in New York. Invited in by one of his long-time fans and chef Alex Stupak (seen below) to infuse his surreal imagery onto the walls of his West Village outpost, the California native chose to highlight the rooster as well a group of pottery growing imagined plants and succulents. The artwork was part of a remodel of the taqueria is largely symbolic, with themes of family, life and death, and nature. […]
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Upcoming: Tom Sach – “Boombox Retrospective, 1999–2016″ @ Brooklyn Museum

Tomorrow night (April 21st) in New York, Tom Sachs will be sharing his collection of bricolage sculptural pieces inspired by the iconic boomboxes of the 70s and 80s (also see SXSW ’15). Boombox Retrospective, 1999–2016 at the Brooklyn Museum features eighteen works that illustrate the sculptor’s ability to recreate everyday objects with re-purposed materials. Activating the space, the pieces will be programmed with playlists that go on sequentially throughout our public hours. Discuss Tom Sachs here.
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Upcoming: Andrew Hem – “Leap” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

After some impressive shows on the West Coast, Andrew Hem (interviewed) will be moving east for his next solo show. Leap opens on May 14th at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York and will feature the Los Angeles-based artist’s surreal otherworldly scenes painted with a vivid palette of blues, greens, reds, and splashes of golden light. The first image we have seen from the new body of work was recently shared by the artist with Cambodian heritage and it left us wanting more… Discuss Andrew Hem here.
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Upcoming: Michael Dotson @ Zieher, Smith, & Horton

On April 28th, Zieher, Smith, & Horton will be putting on display Michael Dotson’s remix of iconic Disney imagery in a solo show. The New York-based artist started down this path when he stumbled upon Disney Screencaps, a website featuring almost every frame of every Disney movie ever made. Altering, twisting, and distorting the stills with his artistic vision, Dotson helps them reach their full potential by accenting different elements and incorporating electric colors and patterns. Take a look at some more photos below from a studio visit by […]
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Showing: Gregory Thielker – “Between Here and Now” @ Castor Gallery

Castor Gallery in New York is currently running the last week of a solo show by Gregory Thielker. Between Here and Now features eight original hyperrealist works and a video installation showing examples of his Under the Unminding Sky or “windshield paintings” series that he’s been working on for the last decade or so. The body of work includes large oil works and several pencil drawings/studies illustrating different environments seen through a rain covered windshield. While hyperrealist at their core, the paintings feel almost abstract due to the unusual subject […]
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Armory Week ’16: Armory Art Fair

Earlier this month, New York City welcomed in the Armory Art Show. This annual event showcases some of the brightest names and current trends in contemporary art (@ Pier 94) with a portion dedicated to some of the classics from art history (@ Pier 92). This main fair brought thousands of art lovers from all over the world and is the central hub of the Armory Week fairs and festivities. Take a look at some of the interesting works on display below. Photo credit: AK+ for Arrested Motion. Discuss […]
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Showing: Brian Willmont – “Chaos and Wild Again” @ Vicori + Mo

Victori + Mo gallery in New York is currently showing Chaos and Wild Again by local artist Brian Willmont. Along with working with him on a solo exhibition, the gallery also recently successfully introduced his work with a booth at the Volta Art Fair during Armory Week in New York. The new work is based on combining the aspects of trompe l’oeil and airbrush in a unique style of graphic abstraction. This concept culminates with a wallpaper installation in which two canvas works are incorporated. The combination of the two styles is accomplished with stencils prepared […]
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Openings: Tomoo Gokita – “On Paper” @ Bill Brady Gallery / Johnson Trading Gallery

On March 4th, Johnson Trading Gallery in NYC hosted a Bill Brady event – a pop up show by Tomoo Gokita. Coinciding with Armory Week, the show titled On Paper includes smaller works on paper by the renowned Japanese artist. The 12 pieces in the show are all figurative black and white pieces based on vintage portrait images, similar to the ones he presented with the gallery in Miami last December (covered). Using exclusively monochrome colors, Gokita’s works have a strong vintage feel which is further emphasized by the traditional […]
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Previews: Reginald Sylvester II – “Reaching For Heaven” @ Pace Prints

Tonight, Pace Prints will be unveiling a new body of work by artist Reginald Sylvester II. Entitled Reaching for Heaven, this series calls on his talent of using oil sticks & acrylic paint to create densely packed abstractions. Through bold colors, black outlines and child-like scribbles, Sylvester builds his visual vocabulary and with it, creates compositions that invoke the perpetual stimulation of today’s digital life style. This exhibition approaches the idea of humanity in an age where identity is synonymous with the selfie.
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