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Previews: Sepe – “The Golden Age Of Grotesque” @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery

Five years since his last solo, Sepe will be opening a London show at Lawrence Alkin Gallery on the 29th of May. The Golden Age Of Grotesque will include a total of 19 new works that Polish artist created especially for this event. After years of being a straight-up graffiti artist then moving on to large murals, Sepe is these days successfully transferring his work onto canvas. Using the years of street work experience along with the skills he mastered at the Fine Arts Academy, his paintings often balance […]

Showing: Aryz – “PARAL•LEL” (Los Angeles Popup)

Last month, PARAL•LEL opened in Los Angeles (viewings are by appointment only through May 31st), a pop up showing from prolific street artist Aryz. The new body of work touches on some of the surreal scenes seen in the Barcelona-based artist’s public murals including skeletal forms, repeating motifs / patterns, and still life inspired imagery. Along with these paintings rendered in his distinct ghostly aesthetic and color palette, there was also a truck custom covered in his work seen outside. Discuss Aryz here.

Previews / Streets: Shepard Fairey – “Printed Matters” @ Library Street Collective (Detroit)

As mentioned, this Friday night, May 22nd, Shepard Fairey (featured) will be opening his solo entitled Printed Matters at Library Street Collective in Detroit. As you can see from the photos here, Mr. Obey has already made his way to the Motor City where he is hard at work putting the finishing touches on pieces for the exhibition. While there, he is also of course working on various murals, one of which was finished in the alleyway behind the gallery for their the Belt series of permanent pieces. Also now in […]

Releases: Kenny Scharf x The Hundreds

The Hundreds recently unveiled their collaboration with Kenny Scharf (interviewed) on a new line of apparel. Taking the legendary New York street artist’s Hanna Barbera inspired cartoon imagery, deployed in a repeating camouflage pattern, the new collection is a camping-inspired series which includes a poncho that converts into a tent. Take a look at some more shots below for the lookbook featuring Nate Sells, rapper Alexander Spit, and the artist himself staged at Scharf’s Los Angeles studio. For those interested, the new items will be available Friday, May 22nd, exclusively […]

Releases: Ron English – “Temporal Boxing Brain”

Earlier this month, Ron English (featured) intruded something new produced by ToyQube entitled Temporal Boxing Brain. Based on one of the NY-based artist’s paintings, the sculptural release is a good example of his wit as well as penchant for creative remixing of common items and pop culture. Priced at $179.95, you can add it to your collection by heading over here. Discuss Ron English here.

Overtime: May 11 – May 17

More stories from the week that ended May 17 (click on bolded words for more information): RIP: Chris Burden, who died at the age of 69 from malignant melanoma. LA Weekly has remembrances of the artist and teacher. The role of architecture in the artist’s work. LACMA to show Chris Burden’s last finished work Ode to Santos Dumont next week. Venetian city officials and police authorities threatening to shut down Christoph Büchel’s mosque installation. Greece rules out Amal Clooney’s advice of taking Britain to court for the return of […]

Upcoming: Thinkspace – “LAX / DTW” @ Inner State Gallery

On June 6th, Inner State Gallery will be opening a new group show in Detroit entitled LAX / DTW. The exhibition is just the latest part of a continuing series in a curatorial program (also see Hong Kong, SF, Berlin) from Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles where they bring their roster of artists to a new location to share art with fans who may otherwise not have a chance to see work from their favorite artists in the New Contemporary Art Movement. Participants each contributing 16″ […]

Studio Visits / Previews: Cyrcle. – “Nothing Exists” @ Station16 Gallery

Coming up in a few weeks, the Cyrcle. (featured) crew will be opening a new show at the Station16 Gallery in Montreal. It looks like Rabz & Davey’s artistic journey has taken a philosophical turn with this new batch of work collectively entitled Nothing Exists. Take a look in these photos as we catch the multidisciplinary artists hard at work in the studio prepping for the exhibition (opening on June 4th). Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss Cyrcle. here.

Showing: Invader – “Wipe Out” @ The Qube (Hong Kong)

Showing through the end of this weekend is a show entitled Wipe Out from Invader in Hong Kong at The Qube, PMQ (35 Aberdeen Street, Central). The title of the exhibition is in reference to the extremely efficient and quick removal of 90% of his famed tiled creations from the streets of the metropolis by cleaning crews after getting up earlier there this year (here & here). Part of the work on display is a re-creation of these pieces and the photo documentation of their brief existence in the wild. […]

Upcoming: Shepard Fairey – “Printed Matters” @ Library Street Collective

On May 22nd, Shepard Fairey (featured) will be returning to Detroit for the first time in over a decade for a solo at Library Street Collective. Printed Matters is a continuous series of exhibitions which focuses on the importance of printed material in the Los Angeles-based artist’s oeuvre. On display will be will be serigraphs on paper, editions on wood, editions on metal, and fine art collage on which Shep states – “I’m a product of the era of mass production and the mass culture it has created. I […]