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Openings: Zaria Forman – “SLIP” @ Winston Wächter Fine Art

Last week, Winston Wachter Fine Art in New York hosted the opening of Zaria Forman’s exhibition entitled SLIP. Infused with climate change awareness, the pastel drawings from the Brooklyn-based artist documents subjects that range from the melting icebergs in Greenland to the rising sea levels that threaten the Maldives. Despite the rainy weather, fans braved the deluge to check out the her new work including her largest piece to date. Head over to The Hundeds for more photos if interested… Photo credit: Bobby Hundreds. Discuss Zaria Forman here.
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Upcoming: Casey Weldon – “Hastemaker” @ Roq La Rue

Starting on October 1st, new works collectively entitled Hastemaker will be on display at Roq La Rue from Casey Weldon (featured). For his return to the Seattle showspace (see 2014), the locally-based illustrator and fine artist will be presenting more dreamlike paintings utilizing a hyperchromatic palette, of which the piece above Pixel Perish is a good example. For those planning a visit, the exhibition will be on view all of October. Discuss Casey Weldon here.
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NuArt ’15: Recap

With this year’s NuArt Festival wrapping up last week, we now have some more photos of outdoor works that we may have missed in our earlier coverage. Hitting the streets of Stavenger, the roster of artists left their recognizable marks over the Norwegian city like the piece seen above from Ernest Zacharevic that features stitch work to keep the locals warm in the upcoming winter. Photo credit: Ian Cox. Discuss this year’s NuArt Festival here.
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Releases / Signings: James Jean – “Pareidolia” Book

For those of you who liked the massive painting James Jean (interviewed) sent to the Masterworks show in Long Beach (covered) and the monster Adrift piece he created earlier this year, you are in luck. The two images have been reproduced on to the double-sided dustjacket that unfolds from his new book Pareidolia. The 288 page publication (available for preorder now) is bilingual (English – Japanese) and will feature old and new works. Those interested in meeting Jean in person and getting their books signed will […]
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Showing: Meguru Yamaguchi – “All is Flux, Nothing Stays Still” @ +81 Gallery

From August 13th until September 27th, the Plus 81 Gallery in NYC is hosting a solo exhibition by Meguru Yamaguchi (featured). The show includes the most recent works from his “Cut & Paste” series of robust abstract pieces. Born and raised in Shibuya, Tokyo’s epicenter of youth culture, the Japanese artist is now working and living in Brooklyn, NY. This mixture of experiences surely influenced his work that combines traditional brush stroke painting with new techniques. The pieces feel very dynamic due to their unusual shapes and untamed […]
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Previews: Joel Rea – “Beasts of Arcadia” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Tomorrow night (September 12th), Jonathan LeVine Gallery (529 West 20th Street) will be hosting the opening of Beasts of Arcadia, a new solo from Joel Rea. The predominant imagery from this new body of work features human figures and tigers, placed in environments that are actively hostile to their existence. Interesting, many of these elements are collaged together from photographs that the Australia-based artist takes and then paints in great detail embedded in their surreal surroundings and situation. Stop by for a look yourself if you are in town. You […]
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Previews: JR – “DECADE, Portrait d’une génération” @ Galerie Perrotin (Paris)

Tomorrow night (September 12th), the newest solo from JR (interviewed) will be opening at the rue de Turenne and impasse Saint-Claude spaces of Galerie Perrotin in Paris. Entitled DECADE, Portrait dune génération, the exhibition will feature a selection of his videos, ink on wood pieces, and recent photographs that has spanned the last 10 years. As you can see from the preview images, his recent work with dancers from the New York City Ballet will play a prominent part of the show. Photo credit: Claire Dome. Discuss JR here.
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Recap: Forest For The Trees (Portland) – Part I

With most of the Forest For The Trees murals finished, now’s the time to do the first part of our recap of this year’s event (also see 2013, 2014). The name of the mural festival comes from the phrase “they can’t see the forest for the trees” which signifies the inability to understand the greater picture when you’re too focused solely on what’s in front of you. Organizers Gage Hamilton and Matt Wagner of Hellion Gallery hope that the art will draw Portland’s residents away from their daily routine. Enjoy some photos […]
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Upcoming: Tahiti Pherson- “Pareidolia” @ Joseph Gross Gallery

Fresh off his recent artist residency at Facebook’s headquarters in California, Tahiti Pherson now has plans to bring his intricate hand-cut paper works to New York. Known for his lace-like works on paper, Tahiti pushes the boundaries of human precision and focus with large-scale installations and interesting monochromatic designs. On September 10th, Joseph Gross Gallery will unveil a solo exhibition by Tahiti. Entitled Pareidolia, this new body of work showcases what 1000 exacto blades and infinite patience can create.
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Previews: José Parlá – “Surface Body / Action Space” @ Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery / Mary Boone Gallery

With his outdoor installation currently on view in New York (covered), Jose Parla will be offering fans in the Big Apple more opportunities to see his work come September 12th. On Saturday night, he will be opening shows simultaneously at the Bryce Wolkowitz and Mary Boone galleries in Chelsea collectively entitled Surface Body / Action Space. He further states – “The title and concept of Surface Body / Action Space serves as a metaphor for the language of my new paintings and sculptures. The works negotiate two, sometimes four modes of thinking, linking artistic […]