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Anthony Lister – “SKETCHBOOK” Release @ The Standard Hotel (NYC)

Australian artist and urban art vandal, Anthony Lister (filmed) has his feet firmly planted on New York soil in preparation for his upcoming show at Jonathan LevVne Gallery. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves we took a time-out to swing by The Standard Hotel where he took care of his first order of business with the release of his new book appropriately titled SKETCHBOOK, which is a compilation of drawing, random thoughst and conceptual visions of time travel spanning over the last decade. It’s […]

Openings: Thomas Campbell – “Ampersand” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last Thursday saw the opening of Thomas Campbell’s first solo exhibition with the Joshua Liner Gallery, entitled Ampersand. The show’s title is apt given Campbell’s wide range of practice:  paintings & drawings & prints & quilts & gourds & bronzes… In addition, all of the works explode with colors & patterns & textures & characters & words. And although displaying such a diverse grouping of mediums and works together could have easily felt fragmented or visually overwhelming, Campbell is able to unite them all by […]

Previews: Michael Carson @ Arcadia Contemporary

This Thursday night (June 19th), Arcadia Contemporary in New York will be hosting the opening for Michael Carson’s new exhibition. For his first solo with the gallery, the Phoenix-based painter drew references for his chic women and impeccably dressed men by his observations of people on the streets. This love for fashion is evident in Carson’s work as well as the use of repeated patterns and motifs that add another layer of complexity to his work. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this […]

Previews: Thomas Campbell – “Ampersand” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Next Thursday (June 12th), Joshua Liner Gallery in New York will be opening a show from Thomas Campbell, his first with the gallery. Featuring painting, sculpture, original bronzes, and hand sewn works, Ampersand will let the California-based artist further explore the use of the gourd and its symbolism throughout his visual language. He states: “I feel there is a natural correlation between what I do and what I draw, [my drawings have] similar lines to the structure of gourds. I have been really drawn to them […]

Showing: Lucien Smith – “Tigris” @ Skarstedt Gallery

Currently at the Upper East Side location (20 East 79th Street) of Skarstedt Gallery in New York, a new body of work from Lucien Smith is on display through June 27th. Collectively entitled Tigris, the 11 large-scale paintings are part of a new series of paintings inspired by on of the first work of art that he can recall, Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa, an image of which hung in the wall of his classroom. The title reflects both the ancient body of water, and […]

Openings: Ryan McGinness – “Figure Drawings” @ Pace Prints

Ryan McGinness is back at Pace Prints after a seven year hiatus, but to say he’s been busy since would be an understatement. The New York-based artist, whose work stems primarily from skate and design culture has gone on to massive acclaim in that seven year stint, from further exploring his skate influences with the MOMA to his explosive show in the last days of Deitch Projects and let’s not forget all the projects in between. His latest solo show, humbly titled Figure Drawing, is way beyond just that, and without question continues to […]

Interviews: Lori Earley – “The Devil’s Pantomime” @ Opera Gallery (New York)

The Opera Gallery in New York is set to open a solo show from Lori Earley on June 7th marking her successful return after a long hiatus. Entitled The Devil’s Pantomime, her largest exhibition to date featuring 34 new paintings comprises of surreal portraits of her characteristic females. We talk to her about a reason why her women may look the way they do, her struggles with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and more in the interview below. Check out the Q&A’s as well as preview images and make plans to […]

Openings: “Art Truancy – Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

The year was 1994, Pulp Fiction was ruling the box office, The Beastie Boys were blasting Sabotage and a group of artists out in sunny California were brainstorming on how to start a Kustom Kulture magazine, that (unbeknownst to them) would eventually go on to be the most widely distributed and influential art magazine in the world. Famed painter Robert Williams (originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico) was riding a California wave, while collaborator, Fausto Vitello, was ripping with his Thrasher Magazine success, and with some key […]

Streets: COPE2 – Bowery & Houston Mural

Last week, the iconic corner of Bowery & Houston in New York saw a new mural take shape as COPE2 took over the location. Featuring his well known bubble tags and associated graf elements, the wall was soon filled with letterings from the NYC writer on a richly textured background. Stop by to see the colorful mural for yourself if you are in the area and also take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. Discuss COPE2 here.

Openings: Walton Ford – “Watercolors” @ Paul Kasmin

The last time we were able to experience Walton Ford’s work in person in New York was in 2011 when he blew us away with his surreal portraits of King Kong as well as his well known naturalistic paintings. This time around, the American artist’s return to Paul Kasmin Gallery featured large scale watercolors of his chosen creatures in unusual and and ironically unnatural urban and outdoor settings. As per his usual practice, the pieces were embellished with notes, but for the first time included musings from the […]