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Previews: Jonas Lund – “Studio Practice” @ Boetzelaer|Nispen

Jonas Lund is a young Swedish artist whose work is balancing between social experiments and the classic art process. The artworks he creates, such as paintings, sculpture, photography and websites, often incorporate data from his studies of art world trends and behavior. In such manner, he is currently working on an interesting project titled Studio Practice that will open at Boetzelaer|Nispen in Amsterdam, on the 6th of September. For this unique project, the artist prepared a 300 page book with guidelines about what he wants to be created […]
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Upcoming: Eric White – “Down In Front” @ Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea

On September 25th, Eric White (interviewed) will be presenting new works in Milan at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea. His second solo with the gallery will feature paintings and drawings collectively entitled Down In Front. The new imagery will no doubt continue his exploration of perspective as well as keep his characters on the road and will have an old school cinematic feel to it. Discuss Eric White here.
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Previews: Ian Francis – “Endless Summer” @ The Outsiders (London)

On September 5th, Endless Summer from Ian Francis (featured) will be opening at The Outsiders in London. Featuring a selection of identically sized (24 by 18 inches) intimate studies, the exhibition will be continuation of the line of works last seen in the UK and New York back in 2012 and 2013 respectively. These snapshots of modern life are great examples of the gifted artist’s use of abstract and photorealistic elements leading to a dynamic composition that always leaves the viewer intrigued and wanting to learn more about […]
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Streets: Brendan Monroe x Souther Salazar @ FFTT (Portland)

Last week, Brendan Monroe (interviewed) and Souther Salazar were able to complete their joint mural in Portland for Forest For The Trees (FFTT). The artists were invited to join the not-for-profit the public mural project, which also featured eighteen other local and international artists. Over the course of several days, Salazar painted clusters of his whimsical imagery against Monroe’s Tron-like structured background that hints at trees. Resulting in a striking collaborative wall, their hard work can be seen at 4703 N Albina Avenue. Discuss Brendan Monroe […]
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Recap: Kelsey Brookes – “Sleep: The Science and The Mystery” @ LSC Gallery

An intriguing show that recently ended in Detroit at the Library Street Collective featured new works from Kelsey Brookes. Collectively entitled Sleep: The Science and the Mystery, the new paintings from the former biochemist are constructed painstakingly with colorful patterns that in an abstract way define chemical and molecular structures. This particular set of mesmerizing works from the San Diego area based artist focused on Acetylcholine, Histamine, Norepinephrine and GABA, four neurotransmitters which help regulate sleep. Photo credit: The gallery and Brian Griffin. Discuss this show […]
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Recap: Cai Guo-Qiang – “The Ninth Wave” @ Power Station of Art (Part III)

Part III of our coverage of Cai Guo-Qiang’s The Ninth Wave exhibition takes us inside the Power Station of Art in Shanghai as walk through the work on display. After an explosive opening ceremony and an initial public showcase of a new piece down the river, the Chinese artist treated fans in his home country to a sampling of his diverse work. Highlights include his famous suspended installation of a pack of swarming wolves, the commissioned gunpowder works we saw him create, as well as the […]
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Openings: “Language of the Wall: Graffiti / Street Art” @ Pera Museum

The country of Turkey was recently graced by a great exhibition featuring some key graffiti & street artist from around the world. Held at the Pera Museum, the show was entitled Language of the Wall: Graffiti / Street Art and gathered together 20 artists from countries such as America, Germany, France, Japan, Turkey, to give folks in the region a taste of the urban art form from around the globe. Curated by Roxane Ayral, this grouping included works by distinguished icons from different generations & disciplines […]
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Previews: KAWS @ Honor Fraser Gallery

Brian Donelly aka KAWS is returning to Los Angeles for his third exhibition at Honor Fraser Gallery opening on the September 13th. For this show, the NYC-based artist produced a series of new drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Recently, he shared teaser images on his Instagram profile, where it looks like he has moved on somewhat from the familiar renderings of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Lucy, to variations on small details of Charles M. Schulz’s iconic drawings. Also, as seen from the preview shots, he has created a new series of shaped pieces, painted on […]
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Streets: DALeast (New York)

Out on the Lower East Side of New York, a new mural has taken form after some hard work by Chinese artist DALeast (interviewed). Featuring a beautiful image of a bird in flight (similar to a piece he painted in Hawaii last year), the wall painted with the South Africa-based artist’s signature kinetic style is the initial volley leading up to his solo opening on September 4th at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (557C West 23rd St. location). It looks as though the new body of work […]
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Showing: Rosson Crow @ Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon

The Regional Museum of Contemporary Art in Sérignan, France is currently showing the nostalgic abstractions of Rosson Crow (featured). Featuring 25 large-scale paintings (old and new) from the American artist, the comprehensive exhibition, her largest ever, gives attendees a good look at the psychedelic modern take on decadent interiors from the past that have become her signature imagery. If you happen to be in the area and are interested in seeing her “American version of Versailles, through its fabricated luxury,” the show is on through November 2nd. […]
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