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Viewpoints / Openings: Olek — “I do not expect to be a mother but I do expect to die alone” @ Tony’s Gallery, London

AM was at Tony’s Gallery in Shoreditch on Thursday to see the first UK solo show by Olek (set-up and teaser photos here). The New York-based artist has been making the most of her extended London visit, transforming the ground floor of the gallery into a domestic setting filled with crocheted furniture and other household items. Everything but the entrance area, the ceiling, and a couple of plants has been given a second skin. The combination of brightly-coloured yarn and Olek’s signature camouflage pattern means […]

Teaser: Kris Kuksi – “Triumph” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

In about a month, post-industrial Rococo master Kris Kuksi will be bringing his dark and intricate assemblages to New York for his latest solo exhibition. Entitled Triumph, the return showing (last time was in 2009 not counting art fairs) at the Joshua Liner Gallery will include the piece seen above, The Surrender of Helios. We’ll have more for you when the show draws closer… Discuss Kris Kuksi here.

Showing: “Conjoined II” @ Copro Gallery

Conjoined II, a followup to last year’s successful debut as a group show, recently opened at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica. Once again, Chet Zar’s (interviewed) was tapped to bring together a selection of sculptural work from his friends and peers, which mostly focused on objects of the bizarre, fantastic, and surreal. Perhaps the pieces that received the most attention were these two eerie 3D renderings by Kevin Kirkpatrick of Beavis and Butt-head. More photos by Richard Brooks for Arrested Motion after the jump…
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Ron English – Barack Obama x Hulk & Fat Tony Sculpt

Playing to his strengths of appropriating pop culture for his own unique creations, Ron English (featured) has recently revealed two projects he has been working on. The first is the melding of Barack Obama and The Incredible Hulk into one amazing sculpt although we aren’t quite sure what the message is. Not sure if this piece will be released to collectors any time soon, but the other little item he has completed is now for sale at NOWhere Limited for $60 and limited to 500. Fat Tony […]

“Fresh Kills” @ Anonymous Gallery (Mexico)

The Anonymous Gallery kicked off their Mexico City location with a bang with a recently closed group show – Fresh Kills. The title of the showing refers to the 2,200 acres in New York known as Fresh Kills Landfill that will be converted to a huge public park over the course of the next 30 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into something beautiful is a metaphor for the type of work the artists in this show do – taking […]

Setup / Giveaway: Olek — “I do not expect to be a mother but I do expect to die alone” @ Tony’s Gallery, London

Olek is launching her first UK solo show this evening at Tony’s Gallery in East London. The wall-to-floor installation recreates living quarters, complete with bed, tables, picture frames and other domestic objects — all covered in brightly-coloured crochet. AM has been keeping track of progress over the last few weeks and we’re looking forward to seeing the finished result. The show’s title, “I do not expect to be a mother but I do expect to die alone”, quotes from an appliquéd blanket produced by Tracey […]

Previews: “Resolve” Group Show @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Tomorrow night, the Joshua Liner Gallery will host the opening of a group exhibition, entitled Resolve. The show consists of an impressive list of twenty-two painters, two sculptors and one photographer, personally selected by gallery artist Tony Curanaj with a focus on artistic skill and the realistic depiction of the figure, still life and landscape. Artists include such notable names as Shawn Barber, Kim Cogan, Jacob A. Pfeiffer, Michael Grimaldi, David Kassan and Kris Kuksi, among others. Check out a few more preview images, after […]

Openings: Daniel Arsham – “the fall, the ball, and the wall” @ OHWOW

Last Friday night, the OHWOW Gallery in Los Angeles hosted the opening for Daniel Arsham’s the fall, the ball, and the wall. Displaying a deep interest in architecture and its relationship to the natural world, the NY-based artist’s collection of pieces for this showing can be grouped into three categories – structural interventions featuring his signature melting or dripping creations, a series of canvas works depicting buildings with elements that spell out words, and a hanging cloud of tinted spheres. More photos after the jump […]
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Openings: Mark Jenkins – “Glazed Paradise” @ Gestalten

Last week in Berlin, Gestalten hosted installation artist Mark Jenkins’ (interviewed) first solo show in Germany, Glazed Paradise. The American artist staged his startlingly lifelike sculptural works throughout the space to the delight of showgoers as they bravely roamed the gallery area. Also rounding out the night were limited edition offerings of his famous tape sculptures, photographs of his street work, as well as a lecture presentation from Jenkins. To coincide with the show, Gestalten released the artist’s first monograph The Urban Theater: Mark Jenkins which the […]

Showing: Yayoi Kusama – “Look Now, See Forever” @ Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

If you have been following AM regularly, you will have already seen our feature on the Obliteration Room installation that Yayoi Kusama created (with crowd participation) at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. Now, we have gathered more photos from the rest of the Japanese artist’s Australian retrospective including works that highlights her signature reoccurring motif – dots. More photos via alyce.m and withyoufriends after the jump…