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Openings: Shepard Fairey – “On Our Hands” @ Jacob Lewis Gallery / Pace Prints

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 5 years since since street artist, activist and most recently outlaw (according to the mayor of Detroit), Shepard Fairey has ‘formally’ had a solo show in New York City. But as you likely know (if you are reading this), the American artist doesn’t stand still for very long. Let’s not kid ourselves with the math equation here, the Los Angeles-based artist and his posse still go as hard as any, 26+ years in the game. He recently finished up his second […]
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Upcoming: Aaron Li-Hill x Soundwall Installation (New York)

Thursday night (6-9pm) in New York, Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) will be unveiling a new installation at Soundwall entitled Resonance. Featuring the signature kinetic energy and geometric lines seen in the Brooklyn-based artist’s work (example above), the new piece is certainly something you want to see in person. Arranged by LeBasse Projects, the event will also see Li-Hill releasing a special print. RSVP here if you are interested in attending. Discuss Aaron Li-Hill here.
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Upcoming: Martin Wittfooth – “Offering” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On October 17th, Offering from Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) will be opening at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York (529 West 20th Street). The exhibition will feature all new paintings, including this 73″ x 100″ beast of piece seen above entitled Rainsong. We love the new burst of color seen in this new imagery and can’t wait to see what else he has planned. But for now, check out the Woodstock-based artist putting the finishing touches on another piece seen below… Discuss Martin Wittfooth here.
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Openings: Zaria Forman – “SLIP” @ Winston Wächter Fine Art

Last week, Winston Wachter Fine Art in New York hosted the opening of Zaria Forman’s exhibition entitled SLIP. Infused with climate change awareness, the pastel drawings from the Brooklyn-based artist documents subjects that range from the melting icebergs in Greenland to the rising sea levels that threaten the Maldives. Despite the rainy weather, fans braved the deluge to check out the her new work including her largest piece to date. Head over to The Hundeds for more photos if interested… Photo credit: Bobby Hundreds. Discuss Zaria Forman here.
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Showing: Meguru Yamaguchi – “All is Flux, Nothing Stays Still” @ +81 Gallery

From August 13th until September 27th, the Plus 81 Gallery in NYC is hosting a solo exhibition by Meguru Yamaguchi (featured). The show includes the most recent works from his “Cut & Paste” series of robust abstract pieces. Born and raised in Shibuya, Tokyo’s epicenter of youth culture, the Japanese artist is now working and living in Brooklyn, NY. This mixture of experiences surely influenced his work that combines traditional brush stroke painting with new techniques. The pieces feel very dynamic due to their unusual shapes and untamed […]
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Previews: Joel Rea – “Beasts of Arcadia” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Tomorrow night (September 12th), Jonathan LeVine Gallery (529 West 20th Street) will be hosting the opening of Beasts of Arcadia, a new solo from Joel Rea. The predominant imagery from this new body of work features human figures and tigers, placed in environments that are actively hostile to their existence. Interesting, many of these elements are collaged together from photographs that the Australia-based artist takes and then paints in great detail embedded in their surreal surroundings and situation. Stop by for a look yourself if you are in town. You […]
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Previews: Justin Bower – “The Humiliations” @ Unix Gallery

Tonight in New York, the UNIX Gallery is hosting the opening of a new solo show from Justin Bower entitled The Humiliations. On display will be recognizable fragmented portraits that appear almost digital in some respects but are entirely hand-painted, a technique that further drives home themes of modern life and the influence of technology in our lives. He further states – “The fracturing of the human, doubling of sense organs, opening of the flesh…are all ‘Humiliations’ to the autonomous and free-willed human of the past. […]
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Upcoming: Tahiti Pherson- “Pareidolia” @ Joseph Gross Gallery

Fresh off his recent artist residency at Facebook’s headquarters in California, Tahiti Pherson now has plans to bring his intricate hand-cut paper works to New York. Known for his lace-like works on paper, Tahiti pushes the boundaries of human precision and focus with large-scale installations and interesting monochromatic designs. On September 10th, Joseph Gross Gallery will unveil a solo exhibition by Tahiti. Entitled Pareidolia, this new body of work showcases what 1000 exacto blades and infinite patience can create.
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Previews: José Parlá – “Surface Body / Action Space” @ Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery / Mary Boone Gallery

With his outdoor installation currently on view in New York (covered), Jose Parla will be offering fans in the Big Apple more opportunities to see his work come September 12th. On Saturday night, he will be opening shows simultaneously at the Bryce Wolkowitz and Mary Boone galleries in Chelsea collectively entitled Surface Body / Action Space. He further states – “The title and concept of Surface Body / Action Space serves as a metaphor for the language of my new paintings and sculptures. The works negotiate two, sometimes four modes of thinking, linking artistic […]
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Previews: Javier Calleja – “No Art Here” @ Castor Gallery

Castor Gallery is back from summer holidays with a solo show of new paintings and installations by Javier Calleja opening on September 10th in New York. For this No Art Here, the Malaga-based artist created a new body of work that combines his meticulous technique and childlike sense of humor. Curated by the gallery’s Justin Dedemko and @WillNYC, the exhibition includes works of various sizes that play with scale and proportion. Presenting works that depict “the secret life” of post it notes or a notebook pages, the artist […]