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Previews: Brad Kunkle – “The Belonging” @ Arcadia Contemporary

Tomorrow night (December 11th) in New York, the Arcadia Contemporary will be hosting all new works from Brad Kunkle. Featuring his exquisite portraiture utilizing oil paint with gold and silver leaf, The Belonging will also include a video installation centered on one of his paintings playing along with a music he co-composed. Check out the video and more preview images below… Via Hi-Fructose. Discuss Brad Kunkle here.

Openings: Kai & Sunny – “Lots of Bits of Star” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

British artistic duo Kai and Sunny, who we have been long time followers, recently opened a new solo exhibition in New York at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Lots of Bits of Stars includes carvings, letterpress prints and ink works on paper. The duo also created an original collaboration with Shepard Fairey. Depicting geometric patterns of flora and fauna, the works in the show revolve around contradicting perceptions of the natural world, balancing the serene with the fierce, the fragile with the stable, and the vulnerable with the assertive. The creative […]

Openings: Doze Green – “Out of Knowhere” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

A couple weeks ago, Doze Green presented a series new works at Jonathan LeVine Gallery entitled Out of Knowhere, his fifth showing with the Chelsea showspace. Along with new canvas paintings featuring his fusion of abstraction and cubism, the New York-born and California-based artist included a selection of monochromatic drawings on paper that represent his friends and mentors, people from NY street culture who influenced his life’s path greatly. Take a look at more photos form the opening below… Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. Discuss […]

José Parlá for One World Trade Center

Continuing to make his mark in New York with high profile projects (also see Barclays Center & BAM), José Parlá recently unveiled a new mural in the One World Trade Center. The 1776 feet tall building in Manhattan took 13 years of construction and cost $3.9 billion, and stands near where the Twin Towers collapsed after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The locally based artist was the perfect choice in terms of his history in the area as well as the fact that the curatorial team was looking […]

Streets: Rostarr for The Standard (NYC) – Part I

Currently in New York, gifted urban calligrapher Rostarr is working on a rooftop mural for The Standard Hotel. The piece, when completed, will be a welcome addition to the visual landscape associated with the high traffic High Line pedestrian walkway. Take a look below at some in-progress shots of Romon in action and head over for a look yourself when the work is completed. Photo credit: @chrismosier, @geoffsean, @takuspefad, and the artist. Discuss Rostarr here.

Showing: Nicoletta Ceccoli – “Sweet & Low” @ AFA (New York)

Almost two years after her last show in New York, Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed) has unveiled new paintings at AFA NYC. Entitled Sweet & Low, the fresh body of work continues the exploration of her delicate female characters in a land of dessert. As seen commonly in the San Marino-based painter and illustrator’s work, the innocence of the setting is balanced by an undercurrent of dark themes seen when her imagery is examined more closely. Discuss Nicoletta Ceccoli here.

Recap: Esao Andrews – “Epilogues” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Jonathan LeVine Gallery recently closed a successful solo show by Esao Andrews titled Epilogues. Being his second show with the gallery, the paintings continue and revisit the imagery from his previous exhibition and form a coherent body of work when taken together. Burnt hot air balloons, fabric patterns, flocks of crows, snakes, are just some of the recurring elements that can be noticed in more than one painting. The main focus of these pieces was the ongoing narrative in Andrew’s work, and a challenge to give some sort […]

First Look: Takashi Murakami – “In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow” @ Gagosian

Incense filled the air as we visited the Takashi Murakami exhibition at Gagosian Gallery. This is the site of the artist’s first major exhibition in New York City since his monumental retrospective held at the Brooklyn Museum (covered) in 2007. Entitled In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow, this great showcase took full advantage of the grand space of Gagosian’s 24th street location in Chelsea. Utilizing various signature techniques he’s accrued on his way to becoming a key international […]

Openings: Tiffany Bozic – “Qualia” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last month, AM attended the opening of Tiffany Bozic’s latest showing with Joshua Liner Gallery, her third (also see 2010 & 2012). The striking new works, nine in total, explores how creatures experience the world and the fact the no two species or persons  have the same subjective consciousness. Qualia runs through November 15th, so head by if you are in New York to check out these surreal amalgamations of the natural world for yourself. Discuss Tiffany Bozic here.

Openings: Alfred Steiner – “Likelihood of Confusion” @ Joshua Liner

New York based artist Alfred Steiner recently opened a slammin’ exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery. Entitled Likelihood of Confusion, this show encompassed several cornerstone techniques that the artist has been focusing on of late. The new body of work included his realistic watercolors in which he assembles iconic symbols using eye catching free associated images, oil painted shaped fiberboards, and the jaw dropping 3M based reflective artwork with the Louis Vuitton Don and his run in with the papparazi that we first previewed with a studio visit. Check […]