Tonight (May 18th) at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Souther Salazar will be presenting his fourth solo with the gallery entitled Souvenirs. The show will feature a selection new paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations by the Portland-based artist inspired by the Trading Tortoise, his recent collaboration with his wife, Monica Choy. As you can see in Salazar’s artistic version of the project in the painting above, the two created an interactive art installation in the form of a tortoise-shaped trading post where fans come to barter objects and [...]
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Patricia Piccinini, the subject of one of our Art Focus features earlier this year, has taken to the skies with her latest work again showcasing her love for the grotesque and her strong imagination. The Skywhale hot air balloon was commissioned for the Centenary of Canberra, and will be floating by different locations in Australia the rest of the year. The next scheduled take off is tomorrow (May 18th) in Canberra tomorrow between 7am-9am with further details here as well as links on how to catch future [...]
Brooklyn-based art duo The Yok and Sheryo are opening their solo exhibition at Krause Gallery in NYC tonight. After showing in Berlin, Tokyo, Sydney, Taipei, Beijing, Singapore Bangkok and Hong Kong, the Australian born artist and his partner in crime, Sheryo, are introducing their latest body of work in the city they’ve been living and working in last year. The duo known for their traveler lifestyle, numerous murals and street art pieces all over the globe, prepared a variety of different works for this show. Using [...]
Coming up this weekend on May 18th, the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin will be opening a new show from Anish Kapoor, one the most influential sculptors of his generation. The exhibition, his first major one in the city, will feature about 70 works spanning his diverse range of mediums including stone, steel, glass, wax, PVC skins, and high-tech material. Of particular interest will be the pieces that have been specifically designed for the venue. Those in the area should add this to their calendar of events and if [...]
After 18 months in the making, Gallery Workshop in Venice, Italy, is opening a very special show on the May 30th, showing new works by Diana Al-Hadid, and some classic pieces from Medardo Rosso, in collaboration with the Museo Medardo Rosso and Marianne Boesky Gallery. Diana Al-Hadid (b. 1981), a Syrian sculptor currently working in New York, has shown her work on more than sixty occasions in museums and galleries around the world. Working both on sculptures and drawings, she produced over twenty-four sculptural installations and thirty drawings, and for this show, she’s introducing a three [...]
Currently showing at the Stranger Factory in Albuquerque is a dual exhibition from Chet Zar (interviewed) and Doktor A entitled Oddfellows. Aptly named for the strange artistic vision, the joint show from the two features Zar’s grotesque and monstrous portraits painted in a nightmarish fashion that only he can do as well as the Dok’s steampunk mechanical creations put together by his deft hand. The two even found time to collaborate on a sculptural piece together. Check out the rest of the show here. Photo [...]
On May 9th, the Gagosian Gallery in New York (555 West 24th Street) will be presenting paintings and sculptures from contemporary art giant Jeff Koons. The works selected for this show come from several of his series of works including the Antiquity paintings and sculptures (Balloon Venus seen above), as well as pieces from his Hulk Elvis and Celebration line of works. Love him or hate him, opening night promises to be a spectacle… Photo credit: DiePresse. Discuss this show here. Discuss Jeff Koons here.
It was a night to remember. Last week, the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles opened its doors to an extensive survey of Gary Baseman’s career and life entitled The Door Is Always Open. Friends, family, fellow artists, collectors, admirers, and well wishers alike attended to show their respects to the pervasive artist and his illustrious accomplishments. The exhibition paid tribute to the many things the Emmy Award–winning artist has accomplished and created including paintings, illustrations, photographs, textiles, toys, commercial endeavors, sketchbooks, sculptural works, and videos. Even [...]
Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed), whom we last hung out with in Hawaii as he painted a mural for POW WOW, recently released a sets of matching sculptures and paintings. Each is entitled a numbered my little universe with the the paintings measuring 6″ x 6″ and the sculptures each two inches in diameter. Head over to his webstore to take a look if you are interested in purchasing. Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
Last week, MOHS Exhibit in Copenhagen presented all new work from Dennis McNett (featured) collectively entitled Wolfbats Are Real. Including wood block pieces in the standard format, the Brooklyn-based also created installations in the style of his previous shows – all paying tribute to mythical creatures that make up part of his imagery. After sharing some of the setup, we now have some fully realized opening photos for you as well below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Dennis McNett here.