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Previews: Aurel Schmidt – “Blast Furnace of Civilization” @ Half Gallery

Tonight in New York, Aurel Schmidt will be opening a new solo show at Half Gallery from 6-8pm. Blast Furnace of Civilization is the latest installment for the American artist’s ongoing series of works exploring the madness of capitalism. Along with her trusty colored pencil drawings, Schmidt will also be unveiling her first ever painted ceramics in this exhibition. Discuss Aurel Schmidt here.
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Previews: Ryan McGinley – “Winter” @ Team Gallery (New York)

Tomorrow night in New York, Ryan McGinley will be opening a new solo entitled Winter at Team Gallery’s Soho location. Continuing his series of road trip photo shoots with friends, these new images feature nude figures in upstate New York during the the dead of cold season requiring a mixture of audacity and sacrifice from the participants. The vulnerable forms juxtaposed again frozen and barren landscapes leads to a certain sadness, something that is different than the summer trips he has documented in the past. The exhibition […]
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Upcoming: David Welker – “Subconscious Narrative” @ Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery

On November 19th, the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery in New York will be hosting a new show from David Welker entitled Subconscious Narrative. The locally-based artist has certainly made his name in the concert poster scene, but has now set his sights on the gallery world for the freedom to further expand his surrealistic imagery. Judging from the hard work he has put in and the paintings we have seen already, Welker is well on his way to making a memorable first impression. He further states about the new body of […]
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Previews: Gil Batle – “Hatched In Prison” @ Ricco/Maresca

On November 5th, Hatched In Prison will open at Ricco/Maresca in New York, a testament to the long road Gil Batle has traveled and where art has taken him. Born and raised in San Francisco to Filipino parents, he has been in and out of five California prisons for eight years over a twenty year period. While incarcerated, the self-taught artist’s drawing ability and eventual tattooing skills shielded him from the murderous gang violence that ran rampant behind bars. Now living on a small island in the Philippines, Batle has […]
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Tomokazu Matsuyama x Adam Wojcinski Tea Ceremony

A couple weekends ago, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) & Lesley Kehoe Galleries invited a small group of guests to his Brooklyn studio to participate in a formal tea gathering and to watch a Butoh performance. The unique setting featured a background of the Japanese artist’s paintings, juxtaposed with the skills of Australian born and Paris-based Ueda Sōko Ryū Tea Master and Butoh artist Adam Wojcinski. Take a look at some more photos below of the cross-cultural experience… Discuss Matzu here.
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Releases / Signings: Lisa Yuskavage – “The Brood” Book

Tonight (7pm) at Strand Books in New York, Lisa Yuskavage will be launching her comprehensive new monograph – The Brood. Released through David Zwirner Books, whose associated gallery she showed at back in June (covered), the 242 page hardcover features work from 1991 – 2015. Those who miss the signing tonight can head over to the New York Public Library on October 28th (6pm) for another book event. Discuss Lisa Yuskavage here.
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Upcoming: Mark Ryden – “Dodecahedron” @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

While attending this year’s Baby Tattooville, we heard the exciting news from Mark Ryden himself of his imminent return to the New York art scene with a new solo. Dodecahedron is scheduled to open on December 10th at Paul Kasmin Gallery (293 Tenth Avenue location), the site of the Los Angeles-based artist’s showing in NYC in 2010 (covered). The title of the exhibition, teaser images seen in this article, and a previous sculptural edition from Ryden can gives us perhaps some clues into what we will see […]
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Previews: Seonna Hong – “If You Lived Here I’d Be Home By Now” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

When the doors open tomorrow night (October 17th) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (529 West 20th Street), the new paintings from Seonna Hong (interviewed) will greet visitors from the walls of the Chelsea showspace. It’s been eight years since the the Los Angeles-based artist has shown in New York and in the intervening time, her melancholic and somber pieces have moved in a more hopeful direction. The familiar scrapes and swirls that define the abstract background for her girls and animals remain, but this time she has tried something new as well by […]
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Streets: Faith47 (New York)

Earlier this week, Faith47 finished a mural in East Harlem on the corner of 103 Street and Madison Avenue entitled Estamos Todos Los Que Cabemos, a part of MonumentArt, presented by the La Marqueta Retoña initiative. The wall was painted as part of the project focused on the issue of immigration with the imagery of migratory birds chosen for the fact their their patterns ignore human borders on a map. The South African artist further states – “We forget that the dividing lines specifying countries were merely […]
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Showing: Taylor McKimens – “Stoic Youth” @ The Hole

This is the last week The Hole in NYC is hosting Taylor McKimens’ solo show with over 20 paintings of different sizes and shapes, all being portraits of two imaginary people. Closing on October 14th with an official catalog release and signing from 6-8pm, Stoic Youth has been on view for a full month. Six months since his last showing in his hometown (covered), McKimens introduced an exclusive body of work produced especially for this occasion. All the pieces exhibited feature heads of a male and female figure, […]