Recently in Beirut, Lebanon, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada (featured) completed a mural entitled Connection with support from BAD (Built by Associative Data). The wall now (commissioned by Beirut Digital District) features a young boy exploring an electric circuit board, touching on the need for innovation and education in building a better future for the country. Taking a full ten days for the Cuban-American artist to complete, the piece deftly navigates various architectural elements to spread across the structure. Discuss Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada here.
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More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sells for record $450 million, most expensive painting of all time. Timeline of how the painting went from £45 to $450 Million in 59 Years. Some psychoanalysis. Perhaps some marketing helped the cause. Some reactions on social media as well as some who find the sale tasteless & distasteful. James Turrell building an observatory in Roden Crater. A review of Shepard Fairey’s new exhibition. JR’s Inside […]
Last weekend, Shepard Fairey (featured) graced his hometown with an expansive exhibition at a converted Chinatown warehouse (1650 Naud Street), his first showing in Los Angeles in nearly 10 years. Presented by Library Street Collective, Damaged featured over 200 artworks created since 2015 ranging in technique and medium. Rounding out the body of work are sculptural pieces, an old school printing press with a special satirical newspaper made especially for this occasion, as well as repurposed objects like a phone booth. The imagery used speak to the political […]
This Thursday night, November 14th, Tiffany Bozic’s newest solo show will open at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. Entitled Spectrum, the new exhibition will feature 12 acrylic on maple panel works that highlight her skill with wood grain as well as deft use of negative place. Painting with her love for all creatures of the natural world, Bozic is able to capture the fragility of our ecosystem with her surreal compositions, eliciting a emotional response from the viewer. Discuss Tiffany Bozic here.
Recently in Poland, Mark Jenkins (interviewed) was invited in to create a series of seven installations for a public arts project curated by Michał Bieżyński – Lodz Murals. Working along Piotrkowska street, the American artist stationed a few pieces at ground level and left some that passersby had to look up to see. As per his usual practice, the works were riffs on the human form and their effectiveness hinged on the element of surprise and clever placement. Photo credit: Rafaà Tomczyk. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.
Currently at The Broad in Los Angeles, Yayoi Kusuma has an exhibition on view through the rest of the year that plays like her greatest hits. Entitled Infinity Mirrors, it is her most significant North American showing in nearly two decades and features installations and key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present as well as of course her famous infinity rooms – six of them! Tickets are sold out but there are some set aside daily and available on […]
Currently in Los Angeles, at the David Kodansky Gallery, a new show from Jonas Wood is on display entitled Interior and Landscapes. The new selection of 13 large scale paintings are spread over all three of the gallery’s exhibition spaces and features familiar places that he has seen or visited before including the studio he shares with his wife, a golf course, a garden, a bedroom, and other everyday locations. Seen throughout are the familiar verdant greens of his representations of foliage as well as some […]
On Saturday November 11th, Amsterdam’s Andenken gallery will be hosting a double solo show by American Artists, Scott Albrecht and Mary Iverson (featured) at their new location in an old anatomy building in Oosterpark in Amsterdam. Our friend, artist, and gallery owner, Hyland Mather, got to chat with Iverson about the upcoming show and the background of the new body of work specifically created for this showcase: Hyland Mather: Mary, the new work for ‘Correspondence’ contains some wonderful pieces where the source material is photos from the Netherlands. You’re […]
After a first look at this year’s ComplexCon a couple days ago, we now will show you how the imagery of Takashi Murakami branded the event. Along with adding his work to all the adverts, media, and setup of the event, the Japanese artist also had a booth of his own displaying his artwork as well as had a massive amount of merchandise for sale in the gift shop. Top on the list for his fans were exclusive new sculptural editions, two “octopus DOBS”, a Modernica rocker chair, prints, […]
This Saturday night (November 11th) at a converted Chinatown warehouse in Los Angeles, Library Street Collective will be presenting the largest gallery show ever from Shepard Fairey (featured). Entitled Damaged, the infamous street artist’s first showing in his hometown in nearly 10 years and will open on the same day his new documentary (covered) premieres on Hulu. The exhibition will feature over 200 artworks made since 2015, created with various techniques and mediums and speak to the current political climate as well as highlight Shep’s passion for social activism. […]