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Previews/Interviews: Vhils // Festival Iminente (London)

Festival Iminente will be bringing a taste of Portuguese culture to East London at the end of the month. The event is being curated by Vhils and the Underdogs Gallery which he established in 2013. The festival debuted in Lisbon’s Oeiras district last autumn and this latest iteration carries a particularly contemporary theme with the subtitle Art Before Brexit. The participating artists’ individual contributions address some of the specific issues which dominated the public conversation around Brexit. For example, Mais Menos’ installation is concerned with […]

Previews: Erik Olson – “L.A. Paintings” @ Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

On July 15th, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles will be opening L.A. Paintings, solo show by Erik Olson. With this exhibition, Düsseldorf-based artist will be introducing his ongoing project that includes exploration and experimentation with portraiture. Marking the culmination of the series of works that peaked during his recent art residency at The La Brea Residency, the selected pieces portray friends, colleagues as well as people that he has had an interest in. Through these expressive renderings that sometimes only suggest the traditional head and shoulders format, Olsen […]

Previews: “Sea Sick in Paradise” @ Depart Foundation Malibu Village

Few things remind us of summer in America more than surfing and Southern California, specifically, Malibu. When you combine those two things with art, you have a fantastic timely mix for a warm weather exhibition. DEPART Foundation presents Sea Sick in Paradise, a group show curated by Amy Yao.  The exhibition features works in a variety of media by 44 artists (including Barry McGee and Margaret Kilgallen), many of whom are surfers themselves or inspired by surfing, the ocean, and coastal culture. Showing in context with these visual artists’ works are […]

Previews: Edwin Ushiro – “A Survey” @ Giant Robot 2

On July 8th, Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles will be opening a new solo from Edwin Ushiro (interviewed) entitled A Survey. Like his showing with the gallery back in 2015 (covered), the locally-based artist delves deep into his youth with nostalgic scenes from his experiences growing up in Hawaii. Created through his unique process and novel technique, the paintings seem to glow with a luminous light  like a memory extracted from Ushiro’s Pensieve. Ushiro further explains – “Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafacdio Hearn is […]

Showing: Slinkachu @ The Museum of Fine Arts (Ghent, Belgium)

Currently at the The Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium, Slinkachu has some works on view as part of a new group show Manufactories of Caring Space-Time. Not only does the UK-based artist have his signature miniatures on view that are part of the museum’s permanent collection inside but also has some installations outdoors as is his practice. Take a look at some of the clever and humorous scenes he has laid out for unsuspecting passerby’s to discover. Discuss Slinkachu here.

Showing: Maxwell McMaster – “Cherish The Day” @ Nucleus Portland

On June 24th, Nucleus Portland opened a solo show by Maxwell McMaster titled Cherish the Day. On view through July 20th, the uplifting show is primarily inspired by those precious moments that remind us that life is beautiful and how each day is a gift. With so much negativity in the world around us and depressing news in the media, the LA-based multidisciplinary artist/designer took another approach to reflect on the events that surround him. Highlighting the pleasurable experiences, both from the past as well as possible future, McMaster […]

Showing: Faile – “The Size of the Fight” @ Library Street Collective (Detroit)

Last weekend, Library Street Collective opened a new solo from Faile (featured) entitled The Size of the Fight, the duo’s first show in Detroit. Along with originals, prints, and sculptural works, one of the walls featured a mural from the Patrick’s as they took inspiration from the Motor City’s revival in the last several years. The Brooklyn-based artists also unveiled five large-scale painted, stenciled, and silkscreened works on wood panels in the adjacent alleyway aka “The Belt,” the gallery’s public exhibition space (more on this later). Discuss Faile here.

Previews: Dave Kinsey & Jaybo Monk – “Van Gogh Ate My Dog” @ Kallenbach Gallery

Tomorrow night (August 29th) in Amsterdam, Kallenbach Gallery will be opening a duo show from Dave Kinsey (featured) & Jaybo Monk. Entitled Van Gogh Ate My Dog, the new body of work from the two takes inspiration from the life and work of the Dutch Master with the American artist Kinsey contributing his distinctive still life paintings alluding to Van Gogh’s distinctive subject matter while the Berlin-based Jaybo wasn’t shy with his ear references including a an interesting sculptural piece. Discuss Dave Kinsey here. Discuss Jaybo Monk here.

Previews: Franco “Jaz” Fasoli – “Pretension Of Greatness” @ BC Gallery

Three years after his debut show (covered) at BC Gallery, Franco Fasoli aka Jaz will be opening his new solo tomorrow night (June 29th) in Berlin. Entitled Pretension Of Greatness, the new body of work from the Buenos Aires artist features his newer technique with collage, drawing imagery from the tumultuous modern history of his country. Rounding out the show will be a selection of sculptures made of bronze and fabric. Discuss Jaz here.

Upcoming: Andreas Englund – “Superlife Uncut” @ Distinction Gallery

On July 8th, Distinction Gallery in Escondido, California will be opening a solo show by Andreas England entitled Superlife Uncut. On view will be the Swedish artist’s signature humerous portraiture of an aging superhero and the details of his everyday mundane life. Timed to be on display during the San Diego Comic-Con, the exhibition will be perfect subject matter for fans to make the trek up north to catch a glimpse of England’s paintings. Discuss Andrew England here.
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