West coast graffiti legend SABER (interviewed) recently stopped by the Big Apple to showcase a new body of work at Opera Gallery. Taking another step in his abstraction style, the street titan created a series that was quite moving with paintings that blurred the boundaries between sharp & tactical and smooth & strategic. Certain pieces focused on the razor sharp corners coming off exquisite line-work whereas other works drew you in with their muted and buffed textures hinting gently at a subtle vision that lies beneath. […]
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Currently showing at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery through May 4th is Thursday’s Girl from painter Josh Agle, otherwise known as SHAG (interviewed). For his fourth solo exhibition with the Chelsea showspace, the Socal-based painter presents a new body of work inspired by “All Tomorrow’s Parties, the classic Velvet Underground song in which lyrics written by Lou Reed spoke to New York’s downtown art scene found in places such as Warhol’s Factory.” The pieces reflect an aesthetic strongly influenced by mid-century modern design and are rendered in his distinctive style and palette. […]
Over the past few decades, graffiti and fine artist Futura has long been successful at fusing his art form with influential brands by carefully selecting partners and products that form a meaningful synergy. His most recent collaboration is with iconic headphone makers Beats by Dre. AM attended the packed launch event at the Beats’ flagship store in SOHO to catch the premiere of their next artists series featuring the New York legend. Utilizing a blue and white base, Futura lines the Solo HD model with a […]
In preparation for their joint show opening on May 7th at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, JR and José Parlá worked on a mural together in Chelsea over the weekend. The piece is a followup to the epic series of walls they collaborated on in Cuba last year (covered) and will be the subject of their exhibition - The Wrinkles of the City, Havana, Cuba. Check out more of the action in our photos below… Discuss this show here. Discuss JR here. Discuss José Parlá here.
After a recent solo at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (covered), New York will be getting another dose of Aakash Nihalani’s work this weekend at Signal. On Friday night (April 26th), the Brooklyn space will play host to ISLANDS, an exhibition of new site-specific geometric installations from Nihalani. It has been interesting to see the NY-based street artist make a transition to indoor work and this newest project will be no different with him employing techniques of contrast and forced perspective to convey virtual depth or movement. Discuss Aakash Nihalani here.
A couple weekends ago in New York, painter Jim Houser opened a new exhibition at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Search Party was the fourth solo from the Philadelphia-based artist with the Chelsea showspace and featured a series of eight new works and a site-specific installation. Those familiar with Houser’s work will recognize his signature visual language and iconography in these new works as well as the many intriguing collage and playful sculptural components. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Jim Houser here.
This Thursday, British Painter Ian Francis (featured) makes a return to New York City’s Joshua Liner Gallery for a new exhibition. Entitled Season 1 Episode 0, this fresh selection of paintings explores the reality and unreality of contemporary TV – from the made up world of characters and storylines, to the digital manipulation of locations and visual effects, to the myriad of platforms that exist today for production, delivery, and global consumption. As you can see from our exclusive preview below, this latest series is another step […]
Just this Saturday, AM joined JR (interviewed) and his crew at the renowned Tribeca Film Festival for the world premiere of Inside Out: The People’s Art Project in NYC. After the French “photograffeur” won the prestigious TED Prize and pledged his awarded funds to “turn the world INSIDE OUT”, he did just that in the two years since receiving the coveted accolade. JR and his crew traveled around the globe to inspire change through a unique portrait wheatpasting campaign, hitting over a 100 countries both remote and close […]
Next month, with the opening set for May 10th, Daniel Danger (interviewed) will be returning to the Cotton Candy Machine in New York for a second solo show (see 2011). The New England-based artist uses a process of drawing, digital manipulation, and screenprinting to create his brooding and desolate landscapes, often with solitary figures or structures. Look for selection of originals, drawings, new prints and merchandise, all which display deft hand lighting and color. Discuss Daniel Danger here.
AM recently attended the much anticipated opening for Kenny Scharf’s latest showing at Paul Kasmin Gallery’s 27th St. location. Entitled Kolors, this new body of works center on three never before seen large scale sculptures. These 3-D creations revisit some of the symbolic characters which Kenny has developed over the past 30 years. Also on view were ten newly created paintings inspired by Color Field masterworks, which serve as a background to this fresh exhibition. Afterwards, a party was held at The Standard to celebrate the opening as well […]