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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Armory Week ’16 / Previews: Gallery Poulsen @ PULSE

With the official opening of Armory Week in New York tomorrow, March 3rd, it’s time to tell you about one of the booths we are really looking forward to. One of the satellite fairs, PULSE, will feature a booth from Gallery Poulsen in Copenhagen where they will be displaying a fantastic selection of work from six of their artists including Christian Rex van Minnen, John Jacobsmeyer (seen above), Mu Pan, Nicola Verlato and William Powhida. Take a look at some more preview images below…     […]

Armory Week ’16 / Previews: Brian Viveros // Thinkspace @ SCOPE

From March 3-6, Thinkspace will be presenting a new body of work from Brian Viveros (featured) at the SCOPE Art Show (booth B1) during Armory Week in New York. His first showing on the East Coast since 2012 will include new paintings and charcoal drawings that continues to take his Dirtyland imagery to the next level like his last show in Los Angeles (covered) with the attention to detail, cross pollinations of themes, and fresh palette. Take a look at some of the preview photos and […]

Previews: Michael Bevilacqua – “The Owls a Re Not What they. s EE m” @ Jacob Lewis Gallery

This Friday (February 26th), Jacob Lewis Gallery will unveil a new body of work from Michael Bevilacqua. Entitled The Owls a Re Not What they. s EE m, this exhibition borrows its title from David Lynch’s iconic television serial drama Twin Peaks, drawing inspiration from its mysterious and enigmatic dissemination of symbols. For this series of paintings, Bevilaqua takes on the role of a collector of culture, fusing layers of visual currency – from the 3D concert graphics of German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk to traditional West African […]

Upcoming: Tiffany Bozic – “The Animal In Us” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Along with putting in time promoting Apple’s new iPencil and iPad Pro, Tiffany Bozic has also been hard at work on her next exhibition. The Animal In Us opens on March 17 at Joshua Liner Gallery, marking the San Francisco-based painter’s fourth solo with the New York showspace. The new body of work will once again explore the intricacies of nature and the cycle of life that exists with the imagery at times straying into the surreal, all rendered in beautiful detail and color. Bozic further explains – “In […]

Upcoming: “Winter Invitational” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On February 20th, a group show including Alex Gardner, Ashley Wood, Ben Sack, DALeast, Fulvio di Piazza, Jamie Adams, Jansson Stegner, João Ruas, Kevin Peterson, Lawrence Berzon, Mear One, Sam Wolfe Connolly and Soey Milk (seen above) will open at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (529 West 20th Street). The diverse list of artists are part of the gallery’s annual Winter Invitational and may portend future collaborations.

Upcoming: Rime – “Conclusions” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

This Saturday night (February 20th), Conlusions from Rime (otherwise know as Jersey Joe) will be opening at Jonathan LeVine Gallery at their 529 West 20th Street location in New York. This debut show with the gallery from the MSK-affiliated graffiti artist will feature his mischievous cartoon characters that are commonly seen on the streets combined with a more abstract art direction. The locally-based artist further states – “starting with an empty space to paint, each stroke is thrown down unapologetically; influencing what follows. Beginning with aggressive and abstracted compositions that most often […]