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Upcoming: Michael Dotson @ Zieher, Smith, & Horton

On April 28th, Zieher, Smith, & Horton will be putting on display Michael Dotson’s remix of iconic Disney imagery in a solo show. The New York-based artist started down this path when he stumbled upon Disney Screencaps, a website featuring almost every frame of every Disney movie ever made. Altering, twisting, and distorting the stills with his artistic vision, Dotson helps them reach their full potential by accenting different elements and incorporating electric colors and patterns. Take a look at some more photos below from a studio visit by […]

Previews: Shawn Huckins – “Everything Is Hilarious And Nothing Is Real” @ Modernism Inc

Next month (May 5th) in San Francisco, Shawn Huckins (featured) will be opening a new solo at Modernism Inc entitled Everything Is Hilarious And Nothing Is Real. The title of the show is also the text used and part of the name of one of his instantly recognizable paintings that will be on display featuring the Denver-based artist’s on-going series of 19th-century American painting replications overlaid by the new grammar and language of social media. Huckin’s special form of satire forces us to examine the contrast of […]

Showing: Vhils – “Debris” @ HOCA Foundation (Part II)

After sharing with you the public installation from Vhils (filmed) inspired by the neon lights of Hong Kong, we now turn our attention to the exhibition he currently has on display with the HOCA Foundation. Debris was the first solo show from the Portuguese artist in Hong Kong and features his multitude of techniques on different mediums including a video installation. Take a look at more photos from the show (ending on April 4th) below… Photo credit: Bruno Lopes / (via Hypebeast). Discuss Vhils here.

Benefits: 2016 MTV RE:DEFINE Auction

Every year, the MTV RE:DEFINE Auction raises money for the Dallas Contemporary and MTV Staying Alive Foundation (HIV awareness and prevention). The fifth edition this year is no different with the online auction on Paddle8 which culminates which an art and music showcase on April 8th. This year’s roster includes Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Cindy Sherman, Marc Quinn, Friends With You, Julian Schnabel, Daniel Arkham, Faile, Ryan McGinness, Harland Miller, Shepard Fairey, Dan Colen, Rosson Crow, Mark Flood, Hush, Kate MccGwire, Taylor McKimens, Sam Moyer, Jose Parla, Rob Pruitt, Dzine, […]

Streets: Tristan Eaton (Tampa)

Last weekend, Tristan Eaton spent some time painting a mural on the side of Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, Florida. The piece (arranged by CASS Contemporary) on the 60 x 30 foot was created in the LA-based artist’s signature patchwork style to honor the restaurant’s 60th anniversary and features Florida panthers intertwined with classical statues. The imagery includes much of the steakhouse’s rich history including the face of the founder, the ornate iron work inside, the rich wood, parts of a map displayed, as well as some references […]

Previews: “Made in California” @ Arcadia Contemporary

On Saturday night (April 2nd), Arcadia Contemporary will be opening their inaugural exhibition at its new home in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station Arts Complex after 16 years in New York. The group show entitled Made in California will feature work from their artists that reside in the “Golden State” including John Brosio (seen above), Michael Chapman, Jeremy Lipking, Julio Reyes, John Wentz, Aron Wiesenfeld, and Vincent Xeus.

Previews: Amy Sol – “Garden Garmine” @ Thinkspace Gallery

This Saturday night, April 2nd, Amy Sol (interviewed) will opening her solo at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. Entitled Garden Gamine, the set of new pieces continue to show her love for nature with flora and fauna surrounding her female characters. The delicate works feature the Nevada-based artist’s experimentations with oils in a full set of paintings for the first time. Take a look at an interview here to learn more about her recent mindset and artistic vision. Discuss Amy Sol here.

Streets: Rustam Qbic (Kiev, Ukraine)

Previously seen as an ink drawing and oil on canvas piece, the “Labyrinth” image from Rustam Qbic recently took form as a large mural in Kiev, Ukraine, officially marking the beginning of the Art United Us project. Aiming to become the biggest urban art project (engaging 200 artists through mural art) while spreading the message of peace on Earth, the event is scheduled to take place in Ukraine and around the globe over the course of the next 2 years. Showing a mythical looking character hovering over a maze of buildings, this new […]

Showing: Vhils – “Debris” @ HOCA Foundation (Part I)

As part of his solo exhibition with the HOCA Foundation in Hong Kong, Alexandre Farto aka Vhils (filmed) has prepped a special installation at the Terrace of Pier 4 in Central. The neon works were modeled after the ubiquitous lighted signage the Portuguese saw during his residency in Hong Kong, as well as images that he created from scratch. Take a look at more photos below and head back here later for more coverage of Vhils show in the Chinese city-state. Photo credit: HOCA Foundation, @sunny_liu, Jose Pando Lucas, @h31.d1, and @rivah. Discuss Vhils here.

Showing: Jenny Morgan – “Turning The Tide” @ Beers London

Currently in Beers London, new paintings collectively entitled Turning The Tide from Jenny Morgan are on view through April 23rd. The exhibition is the Brooklyn-based artist’s first solo in the UK and introduces her vivid portraits featuring her signature saturated color choices, paired with toned-down grays. The contrast between the two palettes mirror the duality of the human psyche, a paradox of opposites – light and dark, good and evil, confident and vulnerable. This inner struggle is rendered beautifully in the faces of her subjects and is also referenced […]