San Marino-based painter Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed) will be presenting all new works tomorrow night (November 17th) at AFA NYC. Entitled Eye Candy, the collection of paintings on display will focus on the interplay between bitterness and sweetness. Desserts, whether cakes or candy, are generally regarded as positive, happy things, but although depicted by Ceccoli’s delicate hand and rendered in pastels, there are also ways they can cause conflict in us as we fight our appetite and all the ills that come from over indulgence. This more [...]
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Right after super storm Sandy rolled through NYC, we brought you an inside look at the famous Bowery & Houston wall as twins How & Nosm worked industriously to make their mark on this landmark mural location. Now, we can bring you some photos of the completed piece which utilized their signature red & gray-scale color palettes. From the looks of things, the brothers got into a real nice groove layering detail upon detail into mural, which in the end seemed to flow together seamlessly. Along with [...]
Currently on view at the Lyons Wier Gallery (with the opening earlier tonight), Rock Center is an all new show from the New York-based Melodie Provenzano. Inspired by objects such as figurines, glassware, bows, and plastic toy animals, Provenzano arranges them into whimsical “mock dramas” until the composition elicits the right emotional tone. She states “My paintings are like a catalog of dreams. The composition makes sense to me visually and emotionally without a clearly defined concept to be illustrated. Their meaning is often not [...]
Next up on the mural creation project at start-up incubator JuiceTank is Hawaiian native Ian Kuali’i. The NYC-based artist has long served as Doze Green’s assistant and has really come into his own in the past few years. Utilizing a diverse mix of skill-sets such as intricate hand cut paper, acrylics and aerosols, Ian has consistently created intriguing mixed media artwork. Integrating the themes of the Juice Tank creative space, Ian gave his modern take on communication & technology with twin deities representing gods Mercury and [...]
It’s been a rough few weeks for New York City as Hurricane Sandy came up and took the city hostage as it wreaked havoc with flooding, blackouts and gas shortages. On Friday, twin brothers How & Nosm took the tall task of being the next artists invited to work on the iconic Bowery & Houston wall. Following up behind Aiko’s recent effort (covered), the twins braved the elements to join the ranks of notable peers such as RETNA, Kenny Scharf, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, JR, Keith Haring, and [...]
Last week, AM attended GILF!’s (featured) solo exhibition at SOHO’s Galerie Swanström. The witty Brooklyn-based artist showcased a new series of urban artworks that dealt directly at the challenges facing contemporary societies and politics. Not pulling punches, GILF confronted issues such as healthcare, birth control, politicians and environmental concerns. Her stencils and comments were a hit with all that were in attendance. Check out a detailed look below….
On November 13th, Andy Valmorbida once again returns to NYC’s meatpacking district to present Beyond Elegance, a pop-up exhibition of art work by Todd “REAS” James and Alexis Ross. James – hot off his show Free to Be You & Me at Copenhagen’s V1 Gallery - will keep the momentum going with a new series of large-scale canvases featuring his characteristic cartoon portrayals of Somali pirates and curvaceous ladies. LA-based artist Ross – who collaborated with James, Barry McGee, Steve Powers and others on the Street [...]
Thursday night (November 1st), the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York will be hosting a new solo show from Tiffany Bozic. Returning to the site of her solo in 2010 (covered), the SF-based painter will be presenting Transformation, a collection of acrylic on maple panel works that feature her meticulous rendering of animal and plant subjects. For this show, Bozic explores themes are informed by her experiences of motherhood. She states: “From the shifting perspective of a new mom, I thought a lot about the planet into which I [...]
After recently joining some friends for a burner on the rooftops of Brooklyn, RIME returns with another mural in BK (on Grand and Union). Like another piece we highlighted from David Ellis (here), this wall from the MSK-affiliated graffiti artist was secured by Converse. If you look carefully, you’ll see the shoe company’s signature star mixed in with the familiar cartoonish imagery of the artist otherwise known as Jersey Joe. Photo credit: Public Ad Campaign. Discuss RIME here.
Returning to the gallery that housed his massive solo in New York back in 2010, Ron English (featured) will be unveiling new works this week at the Opera Gallery. Entitled Crucial Fiction, the new series of paintings put on technical skills which are reminiscent of old master paintings, but applied to imagery biting commentary of pop culture and the commercialization of our culture. You can check out the works yourself starting November 2nd, but for now take a look at a couple more preview images below… Discuss this [...]