On October 15th, the Urban Dawn II exhibition organized by curator19.90 will get underway in Beirut, Lebanon. The selection of artists is unusual for the region with the goal being to “help break the cycle of negative media attention in Lebanon via an exhibition that celebrates the country through arts and culture.” You can see a selection of preview images here with the full roster to include Alex Diamond, Alex Sastoque, Anton Savitsky, Andrew Schoultz, Ashekman, Base23, Camille Adra, Chad Muska, Dalek, Danno, Dan Witz (seen above), Dem189, […]
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At the end of last month, Swoon (interviewed) unveiled the latest iteration of her Thalassa installation at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Fans of the her work can check out the suspended sculptural piece at the Woodward Avenue entrance through the end of May of next year. This display of Swoon’s work will round out nicely her contributions to the art scene of the Motor City to go along with her exhibition opening soon at Library Street Collective as well as a mural project in the Jefferson-Chalmers district. Photo credit: Sal Rodriguez (via Library Street Collective). […]
Along with unveiling an installation at the Detroit Institute of Arts (covered) while in the Motor City, Swoon (interviewed) will also be opening a solo show at Library Street Collective on October 10th. The Light After will be an immersive exhibition covering approximately 2,500 square feet of gallery walls and ceilings with hundreds of hand-cut paper and Mylar elements. With the transition between life and death in mind, the show will be divided into the a “tunnel” section as well as a “light at the end of the tunnel” area entitled […]
Starting on September 24th, the Detroit Institute of Arts will unveil an installation from Swoon (interviewed) entitled Thalassa. The 20-foot tall, 400-pound sculptural piece named after the Greek goddess of the sea – originally displayed in New Orleans (covered) – will be adapted for DIA’s Great Hall. The massive work from the American artist will be suspended from the ceiling and will coincide with a mural project in Detroit’s Jefferson-Chalmers district. Swoon further adds – “I have a long love of Detroit, having worked in the city at various times over the years with the […]
Although the opening was delayed due to the terrible recent events in Brussels, City Lights at the newly formed Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art ended up kicking off successfully earlier this month. Featuring the works of Maya Hayuk, Swoon, Momo, and Faile, the exhibition included installations from the American artist to go along with original works on display. Photo credit: la Repubblica.
On February 19th, Chandran Gallery in San Francisco will be presenting Witch-Wife, a two person show from Swoon (interviewed) and long time collaborator Monica Canilao. The title of the show refers to a woman who practices witchcraft as well as is a nod to the longstanding artistic relationship between the duo. The two-level space will be transformed into an immersive installation featuring the assemblages of found objects from the Oakland-based Canilao and the wheat paste portraits from the Brooklyn-based Swoon with inspiration for the new work taken from dreams that were […]
On February 27th, the Library Street Collective will be opening a group show at their Detroit space featuring a diverse selection of artists spanning different genres. Included on the roster are Adrian Falkner, AJ Fosik, Cleon Peterson, Faile, Hacer, Kelsey Brookes, Mars-1, POSE, REVOK, Ryan McGinness (seen above), Sam Friedman, Shepard Fairey, and Swoon. Check out some more preview images below… Discuss this show here.
One of the first satellite fairs we hit during Basel Week Miami was SCOPE Miami, situated nicely in their pavilion on the beach off Ocean Drive. Celebrating its 15th anniversary edition with 120 international exhibitors from 22 countries and 57 cities, the fair had something for everyone including this Suck Face bronze from D*Face seen above and the Felipe Pantone installation seen directly below. Enjoy the rest of the photos below… Photo credit:[email protected] Arrested Motion. Discuss Basel Week Miami here.
On May 13th, 287 Gallery in NYC will be hosting The Road By Walking, an exclusive gallery show of Swoon’s (interviewed) prints, drawings and scale models based on her community projects that use art to create lasting social change. Organized in collaboration with Heliotrope Foundation & The Dean Collection, this event will be an unique opportunity to witness the “behind the scenes” of Swoon’s biggest projects such as Konbit Shelter in Haiti, Music Box in New Orleans, or Braddock Tiles in Braddock, PA. Heliotrope Foundation was named after a natural tendency, especially […]
Fans who have followed Swoon’s (interviewed) career path have certainly heard of her famous Swimming Cities of Serenissima, a floating art installation last seen at the Brooklyn Museum last year. But what has become of that iconic DIY vessel since then? It looks like our friends at Brooklyn Street Art have the answer as they have documented the final resting place for one of the NY-based artist’s most recognizable creations. Swoon has decided to dock it in a wooded area away from the city where it can be […]