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Previews: Jessica Harrison – “FLASH” @ Galerie L.J.

This Thursday in Paris, May 15th, Galerie L.J. will be presenting the sculptural works of Jessica Harrison, her first solo exhibition in the French capital. Known for her way of twisting classical porcelain figurines (last seen by us in 2001) in unexpected ways with her artistic vision, the Scottish sculptor’s series of work set to be put on display will be no different. FLASH will see Harrison add tattoos to her delicate ladies, with the title of course referencing this fact. We look forward to seeing the […]
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Openings: Miss Van & Olek – “Glamorous Darkness” & “Let’s Not Get Caught, Let’s Keep Going” @ Stolenspace

Leading female street artists Miss Van and Olek recently opened their two-person show at StolenSpace Gallery in London (previewed  here).  Based on their strong friendship and artistic sisterhood, both show their mutual appreciation for each other work . Miss Van’s new body of work titled Glamorous Darkness features her signature ‘poupées’ (dolls) in a series of  dreamlike landscapes and colours. Adorned with masquerade, animal-like masks, her sensual and erotic female characters evolve and interact with each other. In a tribute, Olek has recreated several of Miss Van’s favourite paintings in crochet form with intricate […]
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Openings: Etam Cru – “Ugly Heroes” @ Montana Gallery, Barcelona

Montana Gallery Barcelona opened a solo show by Polish art duo Etam Cru on May 8, introducing a new body of work titled Ugly Heroes. Continuing their ongoing series of large scale murals that they’ve been creating all over the world, as well as on canvases, the pieces consist of a new series of paintings and drawings that balances on the border between surreal, figurative and realistic. With both Sainer and Bezt having a firm background in fine art, being graduates of Fine Arts in […]
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Openings: Josh Keyes & Neil M. Perry – “Entwined” @ Antler Gallery

Last month, the the Antler Gallery in Portland opened a joint exhibition between Josh Keyes (interviewed) and Neil M. Perry entitled Entwined. The showing highlighted how both artists were in tune with nature with their work, focusing on the interplay between species and the surrounding environment, often rendered with surreal elements. The two locally-based painters also found time to collaborate on a piece together (seen above). Take a look at more photos from the opening below… Photos via the gallery. Discuss Josh Keyes here. Discuss this show here.
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Basel Week HK ’14 / Previews: Ryan McGinley @ Galerie Perrotin (Hong Kong)

Timed to coincide with the week of Art Basel Hong Kong, the local branch of Galerie Perrotin will be exhibiting new works from Ryan McGinley. Vertical Color of Sound will open on May 13th and feature twelve large-scale photographs taken in his annual summer road trip with his friends and crew, where he shoots the models nude in natural settings. Rounding out the body of work on display for the New York-based artist’s first solo in Hong Kong will also be some of his well received firework photos […]
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Previews: “Space//Squared” @ White Walls Gallery

Tomorrow night (May 10th) in San Francisco, the White Walls Gallery will be opening a new group exhibition curated by Sven Davis entitled Space//Squared. Following up on a show last year in Portland (covered), artists are again asked to contribute artwork in a 10″ x 10″ inch format, allowing us to see how each responds to the same prescribed guidelines. Along with pieces from over 100 artists (list seen below), Adam Friedman and Robert Minervini will create a site-specific installation (see video below) featuring a series of […]
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Recap: Chloe Early – “Suspended” @ The Outsiders (London)

Chloe Early (interviewed) recently had a solo at The Outsiders London gallery space. From the 4th of April to the 3rd of May she was showing her latest body of work tiled Suspended, that is featured “several large-scale oil paintings alongside a selection of smaller works, referencing the romantic splendor of Renaissance religious art while exploring the themes of weightlessness and gravity.” Concentrating on her realistic figurative painting, mixed with expressive elements in the background, the main concept of the new work was capturing a body somewhere […]
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Openings: Martin Wittfooth & Jean Labourdette – “De Anima” @ Roq la Rue Gallery

In their second collaboration, artists Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) and Jean Labourdette have created captivating new works for De Amina, which opened at Roq la Rue on May 1st.  Hidden meanings and symbolism are used heavily between the two works, with animals playing a heavy role in defusing the messages of consumerism and our culture’s constant need to upgrade.  Visually less obvious is the commentary on our psyche.  The show title itself lends us clues as De Anima translates to “the soul”, which also references writings by […]
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Showing: Julian Schnabel – “Every Angel Has a Dark Side” @ Dairy Art Centre

After 15 years, Brooklyn-based artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel returns to London at the Dairy Art Centre, with an exhibition titled Every Angel Has a Dark Side. Bursting onto the New York art scene in the late 1970s, Julian Schnabel became one of America’s most famous living artists. But Schnabel’s artistic career was almost eclipsed by his second passion as a filmmaker. In 1996 he made a biopic of his late friend Jean-Michel Basquiat, played by Jeffrey Wright, which also starred Gary Oldman and David Bowie. […]
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Upcoming: D*Face – “Honestly Dishonest” @ Above Second

On May 16th, Coates & Scarry will be presenting new works from D*Face (interviewed) at the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong. Set to open during the week of Art Basel, Honestly Dishonest will feature 18 new pieces from the UK-based street artist which speak to society’s increasing appetite for information. Assembling imagery that mimics the snippets of commercial output that barrages our minds every day, the reconstructed pieces form something new. Discuss D*Face here.