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Openings: Seonna Hong – “In Our Nature” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Last weekend, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco held the opening reception for a solo exhibition from Seonna Hong (interviewed). Entitled In Our Nature, the new body of work from the Los Angeles-based artist continued her landscape works featuring her human and animal companions surrounding by minimalistic environments created from abstract and loose elements. Included in the show were a series of small and medium sized canvases as well as some even smaller pieces painted on paint chips. Photo credit: Shaun Roberts. Discuss this show here. Discuss Seonna Hong here.

Previews: “Why I Want to Fuck Donald Trump” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

On October 13th, Joshua Liner Gallery will be opening a group show entitled Why I Want to Fuck Donald Trump, a title inspired by JG Ballard’s 1967 essay Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan. Curated by Alfred Steiner (who himself contributed grotesque portraits of the candidates created from pornographic images of male and female genitalia in his typical piecemeal style), the exhibition will be sort of a visual discussion of the historic satirical essay but applied to the 2016 presidential election. Exhibiting artists include Aaron Johnson, Alfred […]

Previews: Emily Mae Smith – “Tesla Girls” @ Rodolphe Janssen

On October 13th, Rodolphe Janssen in Brussels will be showing for the first time the works of American artist Emily Mae Smith. The concept of Tesla Girls was inspired by Christopher Priest’s 1995 novel The Prestige and the idea of a faulty teleportation machine that creates nonidentical duplicates of a person. With this idea in mind, Smith is continuing her signature series of female portraits recognizable by round glasses, sharp hairstyles and lack of distinguishable features. These images render the female body as a blank canvas, open for interpretation. With the […]

Frieze ’16: Frieze Masters and Sculpture Park (London)

As the entire art world collides to London for a plethora of exhibitions and fairs, Frieze Masters presents antique works from the Egyptian era to modern masters by way of 130 international galleries with 1000 years of art under one roof. We selected some highlights for you from Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol , JM Basquiat, Rene Magritte, Miro, Fernand Leger, Roy Lichtenstein.  Curated by Clare Lilley (Yorkshire Sculpture Park), the Frieze Sculpture Park features 18 artworks spread amongst Regent’s Park, with a mix of 20th […]

Previews: “Force of Nature” @ beinArt Gallery

On October 15th, beinArt Gallery in Brunswick, Australia will be hosting a three person show entitled Force of Nature. The exhibition will feature the oil paintings of Chris Leib’s featuring a strangely pleasing combination of chimpanzees and infantile astronauts, Rachel Bess‘ modern day furies, and Stuart Amos’ hybrids of humans and nature. Take a look at more preview images below…

Previews: Barry McGee // Sites Unseen @ Moscone Center Garage

Today, the 9th of October, public art by Barry McGee will be unveiled (3PM–6PM) at the Moscone Center Garage in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood. This will be an inaugural event for Sites Unseen, a nonprofit public art organization that joined with Ratio 3 gallery for this project. The installations by the world famous SF-based artist will feature multi-colored geo panels installed in several locations on the exterior of the Moscone Center Garage, along with hand painted signature characters. Through 2018, seven alleys in the neighborhood also have plans to […]

Upcoming: Chris Berens – “Moonrise” @ Megumi Ogita Gallery

On October 14th, Megumi Ogita Gallery in Tokyo will be hosting a new solo from Chris Berens entitled Moonrise. The Dutch artist’s work, influenced by manga & anime, has always appealed to his Japanese fans due to the surreal imagery like it was taken from the latest Final Fantasy montage. Add to that Berens’ special technique of painting on and collaging multiple pieces of photograph paper which lends almost a digital appearance to the pieces and you can see the commonality with local culture that develops. Discuss Chris […]

Previews: Masakatsu Sashie – “External Effect” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Showing concurrently with Glenn Barr’s upcoming solo at Jonathan LeVine Gallery starting October 15th will be an exhibition from Masakatsu Sashie entitled External Effect. The Japanese artist’s work is influenced by the concept of “the balanced aquarium,” described by Nobel Prize winner Konrad Lorenz in his book King Solomon’s Ring: New Light on Animal Ways. Sashie sees parallels between the self-sustaining environment of the fish tank with the world we live in now where we are struggling to maintain stability in our lives while surrounded by consumerism, globalism and environmentalism. These […]

Streets: Aryz x SAN Chapel Mural (Spain)

Last month in Zaragoza, Spain, Aryz and his friend SAN (Daniel Muñoz) painted the chapel of an old psychiatric hospital for Festival Asalto. Covering the exterior of the building with their distinctive imagery, the two spanish artists skillfully worked around all the architectural details while creating an intriguing juxtaposition between the new and old world. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Arzy here.

Previews: Glenn Barr – “Invisible World” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On October 15th, Glenn Barr will be opening a new solo show with Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York. The new body of work features paintings that look like stills from old movies created with the Detroit-based artist’s signature pulp art aesthetic. Continuing to explore some of his favorite subjects like retro space travelers and hauntingly beautiful women inspired from cult films of the 1960s and 70s, Barr has prepared compositions on paper and wood for the exhibition.  Barr further states – “Fiction. Written on the page or visualized […]