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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Releases: Steve Powers – “New York”

Up now on POW, a beautiful new print by Steve “ESPO” Powers entitled “New York.” Here are the details: Four color screenprint on heavyweight archival paper 25″ x 25″ Edition of 125 Signed and numbered by the artist £205.00 (approximately $350) Update: Not surprisingly, it looks like this print is almost sold out.

Highlights: Recommended Openings For Oct 28 – Nov 3

For those lucky enough to find themselves in NYC this Halloween weekend, you should consider yourselves blessed by the art gods as you will be in the presence of greatness. The one and only Robert Williams returns with his first major showing (previewed) in almost five years at the esteemed Tony Shafrazi Gallery in the heart of Chelsea. Shafrazi’s new gallery took over a year to design, build and transform the space into one of the most beautiful in New York. The grand staircase leads […]

Releases: Jim Houser – “Make Room for the Emptiness”

Today, at 11am Eastern, The BLDG will be releasing a new 6-color hand-pulled screenprint by Jim Houser. The print, created for his show “Make Room for the Emptiness” at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (covered) is 11″ x 14″  in an edition of 200. Get it for the very reasonable price of $75 here. Additional pics after the jump.

Teaser: Steve “ESPO” Powers @ White Walls

Coming November 14th to San Francisco’s White Walls Gallery, Steve “ESPO” Powers will be presenting a new body of art, entitled “This Woman’s Work”. Comprising of enamel and aluminum on backlit shadow boxes, “This Women’s Work” looks like it might be in a similar vein to his last show, “Two Fists of Iron and a Bottle of Beer” (previewed). Fresh off his Love Letter Project, expect the Exterior Surface Painting Outreach to bring his unique brand of typography, wit and social compassion to the Bay […]

Releases: Edwin Ushiro – New Prints

Edwin Ushiro has just released two new prints from last month’s hauntingly beautiful LeBasse Projects‘ show, “Softly Encompassing the Womb” (covered). “Time Therefore Remained Idle Without Light Extruding Acceptance,” pictured above, is Edwin’s interpretation of a Japanese turned Hawaiian ghost story from his youth, while “Rediscovery of the Infinite Stars Inside the Shell,” pictured after the jump, is a self portrait of the artist with his childhood pet, “Rusty.” Moderately priced at one hundred and two hundred and fifty dollars a piece, Edwin’s two new […]

Video: Dennis Hopper on Art

In this short from 2007, Dennis Hopper shares his passion for art collecting and gives a guided tour of his personal collection.   Hopper, who befriended many of contemporary art’s greats starting in the 1950’s, has an impressive collection of both paintings and anecdotes featuring such luminaries as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf.  Enjoy!

Openings: Greg Gossel – “Broken” @ Soo Visual Arts Center

Greg Gossel (interviewed) recently opened his latest solo show, “Broken” at the Soo Visual Arts Center (previewed). Featuring over twenty new works as well as an installation, “Broken” is Greg’s first solo show in Minnesota, though he’s a Minneapolis resident. Those in the area who want to see the show should hurry to Soo Visual Arts Center as the show closes this Thursday, November 29th. More pictures after the jump.

Preview: Nicoletta Ceccoli – “Babes in Toyland” @ Copro Gallery

Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed) is getting ready to open her show “Babes in Toyland” next month at Copro Gallery.  Judging from the preview, she has prepared another fantastic body of work with her delicate surrealism and visual double entendres.  This is not a show to miss as she is showing with two other great artists, Amy Sol (interviewed) and Stella Im Hultberg (interviewed).  See you all there on opening night (November 7). For now, more preview images after the jump…

Releases: D*Face – “UnAmerican Graffiti”

Immediately following the Green Day “Art of Rock” show (covered) at StolenSpace, UK artist and gallerist D*Face (interviewed) has come back stateside to pay a visit to the master printers over at Modern Multiples in Los Angeles. “UnAmerican Graffiti,” which you may remember from his “Ludovico Aversion Therapy” (covered) show at Jonathan LeVine last month, is currently being made into an impressive 21 color screen print. Measuring 34″ X 48,” this serigraph is true to size and will be limited to a run of 100 […]

Studio Visits: Greg Simkins

With Greg Simkins’ “The Pearl Thief” exhibition opening next Tuesday at Gallery1988, we thought we’d visit Greg and see how things were wrapping up. Professional, organized, and family oriented – those are the first things that come to mind when first stepping into Greg’s studio. These same themes continue throughout the rest of the studio’s rooms. Greg was finishing up one of his last paintings for the upcoming show when we dropped by, but took a little break to give us a tour. In addition […]