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 […]
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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.
For Los Angeles fans of artist, illustrator, animator, and toy designer Gary Baseman (featured), tonight’s exhibition opening at the Skirball Cultural Center will be a must-see event. Those who attend will be immersed in the pervasive artist’s universe as it comes alive with paintings, photographs, textiles, toys, statues, sketchbooks, and videos all presented with extensive installations that were inspired by his family home in LA’s Fairfax district, with furniture and memorabilia from his personal collection. The Door Is Always Open explores Baseman’s Jewish family heritage and his place in American pop culture, […]
A couple weeks ago, White Walls in San Francisco opened a new show from the Brooklyn-based twin brother duo, Skewville (featured). Amusement features about 30 different pieces painted on a mix of wood canvases and found materials as well as sculptural works – all created in their trademark “urban playground” style. Some standouts include wooden boomboxes and a merry-go-round built from retro Apollo bikes. Take a look at all the photos below… Photo credit: Joe Russo Discuss Skewville here.
Last weekend, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (MAM) opened a new retrospective of the late Keith Haring’s work entitled The Political Line. On display were a staggering number of pieces, over 250 paintings and sculptural works with a focus on the importance of Haring’s art as visual activism, highlighting the diversity of his socio-political views. The exhibition will be on view through August 18th in Paris and is made possible with the support of Citizens of Humanity. Discuss Keith Haring here.
For those who haven’t been by Fondation Cartier in Paris to see acclaimed sculptor Ron Mueck new exhibition, you may be interested in looking at the video below that documents the setup. The footage follows the London-based artist around as he touches up and installs his hyperrealistic works that play with scale – some monumental in size, and some smaller than real life. Along with pieces that were on display last year at Hauser & Wirth in London (covered) among others, three new ones were produced specifically for this event featuring two teenagers in […]
More stories from the week ended April 14: A provocative suspended installation by Korean artist Bohyun Yoon. After Hours 2: Murals on the Bowery, will start April 25, with work by Craig-Martin, Schutz, Owens, et RIP: Zao Wou-ki, who died at age 93. He suffered from dementia and weak health. RIP: Daniel Reich, who took his own life at the age of 39. Virginia woman fights ownership dispute of Renoir painting she claims to have purchased for $7 at flea market. Terrence Riggins charged with […]