On July 1st, Brilliant Champion in Brooklyn will be presenting a collection of new tapestries from Erin M. Riley (interviewed), including some of her largest to date (up to as large as 8 x 8 feet). Not one to shy away from depicting non-traditional imagery with her weavings, the locally-based artist has created a deeply personal new body of work entitled 18/bi/f/ma. Focusing in on her personal memories, Riley touches on “the knickknacks and tokens of her youth and loves lost” as well as her battle with Trichotillomania, a obsessive […]
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Tom Sachs’ current exhibition (through July 24) is unprecedented in the 30 year history of the Noguchi Museum in that he is the first artist to be awarded a solo at the institution other than the original founder. The collection of works are the American artist’s homage to the ancient Japanese tradition of chanoyu, the ceremonial preparation and presentation of tea. Created in his signature bricolage technique, the objects Sachs has engineered together from novel materials include a tea garden (complete with bonsai tree & koi pond), tea room, and the […]
Currently on view at Joseph Gross Gallery in Chelsea, NY is Refuge, a solo exhibition featuring thirteen works by Peter Gronquist. The show includes all-new pieces that combine creative uses of material, such as LED lights, shaped frames, and silk flowers, with traditional painting techniques. The pieces interact with the viewer both spatially, with paintings that appear to be falling on top as they look up, such as with Master Cleanse, and visually, with its pleasant rich blue gradient. Glitch 1 and 2 appear to allude […]
On June 25th, a solo show from Andy Kehoe will open at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery. The new body of work from the Pittsburgh-based artist entitled Fantastical Romanticism has been in-progress for at least a year now so we are anxious to see what new ideas he has been working on. Those who attend the opening can expect to see more of his mystical creatures in Autumn-tinged natural settings, painted with a technique that gives the work dimensionality. Discuss Andy Kehoe here.
Following on last year’s inaugural event (covered), Coney Art Walls has returned with new artist for 2016. Opening starting today (with murals slated to be done June 18th), the public display of art will feature murals from Nina Chanel Abney, John Ahearn, Aiko, Crash, Timothy Curtis, D*Face, Daze, Jessica Diamond, Tristan Eaton, Tatyana Fazlizadeh, Gaia, Haze, Icy & Sot, London Police, Mister Cartoon, Nychos, Pose, Stephen Powers, Marie Roberts, Tats Cru, and Sam Vernon. One of the first artist’s to leave their mark this year was […]
Coming up on June 25th, a new solo from Austrian artist Nychos will be opening at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Mirroring his works on the street, Ikon will features a series of paintings with his recognizable cartoonish dissected imagery. From the glimpses revealed on his Instagram, it looks like he will take aim at pop culture icons like Yoda, Darth Vader, Goofy, Knight Rider, Barbie, and Marilyn Monroe. Discuss Nychos here.
After a showing in Los Angeles a couple months ago (covered), Eric Yahnker is at it again – this time in New York. His show Steve Jobs’ Day Off will be closing it out at the end of this week at The Hole and as you can see from the title, once again highlights the LA-based artist’s humor and love for satire. The new body of work consists of eight new works on paper, along with sculpture and installation that reference pop culture, politics, and quirks of society as […]
For a recent mural in Manhattan, D*Face (interviewed) decided to go with one of his iconic Lichtenstein-inspired women holding two of his signature D-dogs. Sponsored by The L.I.S.A Project, the piece span several stories high in Soho while leaving some existing graffiti that the British artist remember from 20 year’s past. D further elaborates on what he left intact on the wall – “I kept the small ‘throw up’ of the clown(?) in the bottom left corner of the wall, I first saw this on a trip […]
On May 12th, Castor Gallery in NYC will be opening an exhibition of paintings and charcoal drawings by Kepa Garraza. The show titled Riot is inspired by civil unrest, uprising and rebellion. Divided in two parts, the Bilbao-based artist’S NYC debut consists of six charcoal drawings showing masked anarchistic protestors and six oil paintings depicting the aftermath of vandalism at galleries and art institutions. Both inspired by similar actual events seen around us, these fictional works continue Garraza’s practice to create work in series. The idea behind these pieces is to question what is truth and what is fiction […]
Andrew Hem (interviewed) will be moving east for his next solo show, scheduled to open May 14th at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York. For his first solo at the Chelsea showspace, he will bring his surreal paintings influenced by his Asian heritage and the urban sensibility of his formative years in Los Angeles. Often times, his characters jump or hover over otherworldly scenes oftentimes rendered in vivid blues & greens. Hem elaborates – “I love creating worlds that do not exist. A world where people don’t care about others’ […]