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Openings: Yue Minjun – “Smile-isms” @ Arario Gallery (New York)

Last week saw the opening of a new exhibition of work by leading Chinese contemporary artist Yue Minjun. The show, which is presented at the New York location of Arario Gallery, is entitled “Smile-isms” and is comprised of lithographs, several statues and one large-scale painting, all featuring the grinning self-portraits for which Minjun is known. See images of all the works from the show, after the jump.

Preview: “Go Get Your Shinebox” @ Brooklynite Gallery

Brooklynite Gallery has a pretty interesting show opening on the 21st of this month entitled “Go Get Your Shinebox.” Artists were asked to create their vision of what a “shoeshine box” was, the simplest way to make a living during the economic downturn and perhaps even take a step further to create “survival boxes.” With such a open ended theme show, you can expect a varied response with boxes of all shapes and sizes. Take a look at more after the jump…

Openings: Robert Williams – “In the Service of the Hypothetical” @ Tony Shafrazi Gallery

On Halloween night, Tony Shafrazi Gallery hosted the solo exhibition (previewed) of Low Brow icon Robert Williams. AM attended the long awaited return of the legendary figure — it was everything we hoped for and more! Many of the notables who made it out for last night’s Stages exhibition (here) were in attendance, along with some of art’s household names, who also came out to pay homage to one of the founding fathers of the movement. Ever friendly and gracious, Robert took time to greet […]

Releases: Joe Sorren – “Mr. Kurabi’s Tales of Lovely-ness and All Things Eaten” Bronze Sculpture

Remember when we showed you the initial sculpt for a beautiful new bronze from Joe Sorren. Well, the final sculpt and patina has been revealed for “Mr. Kurabi’s Tales of Lovely-ness and All Things Eaten,” Sorren’s first sculpture release in three years. Measuring 14″ high and mounted on a handmade 360 degree wooden swivel stand, the limited edition (24) piece is available exclusively through Joshua Liner Gallery, the site of Sorren’s show in March. A couple more images after the jump…

Openings: “Giant Robot Biennale” @ the Japanese American National Museum (Part II)

As we mentioned in Part I of our coverage of the Giant Robot Biennale, we saved four artists in the upper gallery to share with you in this article. The work of James Jean (interviewed), David Choe, Jeff Soto (interviewed), and Souther Salazar were definitely the highlights of the exhibition, at least in our minds. It seems like they put in the effort and time to create some of the best pieces we have ever seen from them. Take a look at all the amazing […]

Preview: Glenn Barr @ 323 East

Glenn Barr will be returning to Detroit for his first solo show there in seven years. The exhibition opening on October 28th at 323 East will include nearly a decade’s worth of original works, prints and published works (some new originals as well). He will also be releasing 35 limited edition, signed and numbered giclee prints sold exclusively for this show on opening night. On display will also be his fantastic bronze figure “Happiness” (seen above). Show card after the jump.

Preview: Gregory Euclide @ David B. Smith Gallery

If you like the wonderfully textured and sculptural works of artists such as Adam Neate, you’ll need to check out Gregory Euclide’s show (teased) opening tonight at David B. Smith Gallery.  The seamless fusion of 2-D and 3-D elements by Euclide are definitely a breath a fresh air among the artists in the familiar gallery circuit. More preview images after the jump…

Preview: Robert Williams – “In the Service of the Hypothetical” @ Tony Shafrazi Gallery

A pretty important exhibition is sneaking up on us at the end of this month on Halloween night.  Here you can see Robert Williams working on one of his sculptural pieces “Diamond in a Goat’s Ass” for his upcoming show at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery. “In the Service of the Hypothetical” (teased) is set to open on October 31st in New York and will be the legendary Williams’ first show since 2005.  Look for about 25 new works including paintings and sculptures as well as […]

Openings: Brendan Monroe @ Richard Heller Gallery

Brendan Monroe (interviewed) premiered a new body of work at Richard Heller Gallery over the weekend. In addition to some fantastic organic and biologically inspired paintings, he also delighted show attendees with several impressive installations. One of these was the constellation of hanging wood sculptures seen with Monroe above that were suspended from the high ceiling in the front room. Take a look at all the pics after the jump…

Jeff Koons Rabbit in Covent Garden (London)

Apparently, a 53-foot inflatable rabbit found shelter inside London’s Covent Garden for a little while. Courtesy of one of the biggest Pop artists working today, Jeff Koons, the familiar rabbit is part of the Tate Modern’s current exhibition “Pop Life: Art in a Material World.” It is a floating replica of a figure that was produced in stainless steel in 1986.  That sculpture is currently on display at the Tate. More pictures after the jump…