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Openings: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Jokes On Me…” @ LeBasse Projects (Chinatown)

Last Saturday night, the LeBasse Projects in the heart of LA’s Chinatown hosted a new solo show from Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed). Jokes On Me… was a sculptural extravaganza with some of Yoskay’s favorite toys customized (utilizing plaster, resin, vinyl, clay and wood) with his signature facial expressions and other modifications. He was also more than happy to share humorous anecdotes associated with many of the pieces. Perhaps the most impressive piece of the show was the large-scale installation piece he placed on the back wall […]

Openings: Anthony Lister – “Things we shouldn’t talk about” @ Avantgarden

After a impressive showing in Los Angeles with some his best work of recent times, Anthony Lister (interviewed) headed to Italy for an exhibition at Avantgarden. Not only did he import some of the ballerina imagery that he has been working on of late to Milan for his first solo show there, a thugged out dancer showed up for a performance. Other shenanigans including more evidence of the Aussie artist’s involvement with a faux-kidnapping club, a skeleton with laser eyes, as well as indoor & outdoor […]

Openings: Cheryl Dunn – “Sometimes the Answer” @ Ivory & Black

Last Friday, Ivory & Black in London celebrated their grand opening with a show from New York-based Cheryl Dunn of Beautiful Losers’ fame. The acclaimed filmmaker and photographer has made a career of documenting urban and youth culture spanning a wide expanse of subjects such as skaters, the homeless, musicians, graffiti, artists, and their processes. A large crowd was on hand to check out various photos from her 30 years of shooting as well to a limited edition artist’s book that was released that night. […]

Teaser: Ryan McGinness – “Geometric Primitives” @ Pace Primitive

On Friday night, March 30th, Pace Primitive in New York will be hosting the opening of Ryan McGinness’ newest solo show entitled Geometric Primitives. The title of the show plays off a term used in computer graphics, which is part of NYC-based artist’s process, that refer the smallest and irreducible geometric elements that the system can handle such as lines, circles, curves, and polygons. Continuing on this theme, McGinness has taken advantage of Pace Primitive’s inventory of African art, which has historically featured schematic reductions of […]

Showing: Armsrock – “Stedfortrædere” @ MOHS Exhibit

A couple weeks ago, AM dropped by MOHS Exhibit in Copenhagen to take a look at a new collection of work from Armsrock (interviewed) for his latest show. After previewing some of the paintings in his studio recently, it was nice to see his artistic vision realized on the walls of the space alongside work from Sif Itona Westerberg in their joint show entitled Stedfortrædere (translated to Delegates). The exhibition ends April 21st, so you still have plenty of time to check it out yourself if […]

Preview: Tessar Lo – “Past, Present, Past-Present” @ Cooper Cole

For those in Toronto, Tessar Lo’s solo show titled Past, Present, Past-Present will be opening this Friday, March 30th at the Cooper Cole Gallery. For his home city, the thoughtful painter has assembled a collection of works that continues to build off what we saw from him during his last show (covered) at the renamed showspace. The new paintings, which feature his signature abstract dream-like imagery which reference his Asian heritage look to be lush and colorful. Also, available will be a sculptural edition, don’t […]

Openings: Alex Gross – “Product Placement” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Opening alongside Victor Castillo last month at Jonathan LeVine was Los Angeles-based artist Alex Gross (interviewed). Entitled Product Placement, the show presented a new series of paintings that expands on the themes from his prior work such as Consumption, Branding, Celebrity, Love and Mortality. Using refined strokes and techniques, Gross skillfully rendered mundane objects and mixed them into a world where luxury brands are the common focus of his alluring subjects. It’s also interesting to see the typographic examples of foreign elements in his compositions. We especially enjoyed the […]

Teaser: Morgan Spurlock Curated “New Blood” @ Thinkspace

Acclaimed filmmaker and art collector Morgan Spurlock will be curating a group exhibition next month entitled New Blood. Featuring a roster of artists hand-picked by Spurlock, the showing will open April 28th at the Thinkspace Gallery and include a diverse lineup of Camille Rose Garcia, Travis Lampe, The Date Farmers, Albert Reyes, Dzine, Jesus Bubu Negron, Elizabeth McGrath, Morgan Slade, Gary Baseman, Jesse Dickenson, Gary Taxali, Adrian Forrow, Jonathan Yeo, Charlie Gouldsborough, Mark Jenkins, Sandra Fernandez, Nicola Verlato, Marco Mazzoni, Ron English, Kid Zoom, Saber, […]

Preview: Meggs – “Journey is the Reward” @ Above Second

Australian painter Meggs, who we recently saw in Hawaii for the annual POW WOW art retreat, has moved on to his next project – a solo in Hong Kong. Opening this Friday, March 30th, at Above Second, his second show (see 2010) with the gallery is entitled Journey is the Reward and references a personal manifesto or philosophy of which is also tattooed across his chest. The words are a constant reminder that making art or being an artist, is a lifestyle, a passion, and life-long […]

Openings: “Love & Hate” @ StolenSpace

Last month, the StolenSpace Gallery in London hosted a show that opened around Valentine’s Day appropriate to the theme entitled Love & Hate. For the group exhibition, most artists created two works, one for each of the strong emotions that often seems linked hand in hand depending on the situation. Because of the concept behind the showing, the pieces that were presented had an interesting dichotomy that made the exhibition well worth seeing. More photos after the jump by Henrik Haven…