Last weekend, the Ivory & Black showspace in London hosted the opening for Pedro Matos’ new body of work entitled Heritage. With a series of large paintings (including tondos) and a cluster of smaller pieces, the focus of the Portuguese artist was on his personal and cultural heritage. Also on display was a new limited edition book (available here). More photos after the jump…
Monthly Archives: April 2012
On May 19th, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be hosting a new body of work from Kevin Cyr (interviewed). As the title of the showing In Praise of Rust suggests, the NY-based painter has a love for deterioration and decay, specifically on old vehicles like vans and commercial delivery trucks. After photographing them on the streets, he heads back to the studio to render them in detail on wood panels, making sure to include all the graffiti, rust, scratches, scuffs, dents and other marks of […]
With about two weeks left on David Shrigley’s showing at the Hayward Gallery in London, now is a good time to share some photos with you to hopefully encourage you to make the trip out to take a look at Brain Activity for yourself. The retrospective includes a wide range of works from the UK-based artist such as sculpture, paintings, photography, drawings, taxidermy, animation, and more all infused with his special form of humor. We’ve split the photos into two sets so look out for […]
Opening simultaneously on Wednesday (May 2nd) at both of Team Gallery’s two New York locations will be Ryan McGinley’s Animals & Grids. The space on Grand Street will host the NY-based photographer’s growing body of work, Animals, which features his studio portraits of nude models with live animals, leading to a sometimes unpredictable result in an otherwise controlled setting. For Team’s other space on Wooster, Grids consists of three huge grids of individual portraits of fans at concerts building upon McGinley’s repertoire of concert photography.
Last week, we shared a video of Shepard Fairey (featured) as he prepared for his upcoming solo at Pace Prints (26th street location) opening on May 5th. What you may not have known was that this exhibition, Harmony & Discord, has been over a year in the making. Last year, Shepard spent over a month living in New York City during a residency at the renowned Brooklyn studio location of Pace (with many more trips between LA & NYC since then), joining an exclusive & esteemed group […]
A couple weeks ago in Corey Helford Gallery, show-goers in Culver City were hit with a healthy does of pink, courtesy of Buff Monster (featured) – on his birthday no less. Legend of the Pink Cherry follows the LA-based artist’s narrative as his main coned character & hero goes on his travels & adventures. Also on display were a series of Garbage Pail Kids inspired paintings entitled The Melty Misfits which were displayed in the loft area. More opening photos after the jump…
In her first major showing since a two-person exhibition at Roq La Rue at the end of 2011, Mia Araujo (interviewed) will be presenting a new body of work at Corey Helford in Los Angeles with the opening scheduled for May 12th. Into The Woods will be her first solo and feature the surreal paintings steeped in myth and mystery and executed in lush detail that her fans have come to expect. Discuss this show here. Discuss Mia here.
On Friday night, the Known Gallery in Los Angeles celebrated the art of Sesame Street with a group exhibition featuring an impressive lineup of artists including Anthony Lister, Augustine Kofie, Dabs & Myla, Evol, Jasper Wong, Jeff McMillan, Kelsey Brookes, Mark Dean Veca, Mr. Cartoon, Patrick Martinez, Persue, Pose, Push, Revok, Rime aka Jersey Joe, Sage Vaughn, Slick, Stash, and many more. The short showing runs through today with proceeds to benefit the City of Hope Department of Pediatrics and shows that despite the different […]
Cai Guo-Qiang recreated Hangzhou’s West Lake scenery using his gunpowder technique. Tel Aviv battling to save deteriorating Bauhaus buildings from decay. Seven works of ancient art and other works looted and smuggled out of Italy were returned. Italy’s Christ Carrying the Cross by Girolamo Romanino seized by US authorities. Man steals art from hospital for sick kids. Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge suffers major theft of ancient Chinese artifact. Mykola Hlushchenko paintings belonging to Ukrainian government replaced by forgeries. Degas stolen at gunpoint from Swiss museum four […]
Baltimore seems to be a hotspot for street art recently. Not only has Open Walls Baltimore filled the city with murals (see Gaia & Vhils), Martha Cooper also has invited some artists to Sowebo for some urban beautifying themselves like 2501 & Pixel Pancho (seen above). Other outdoor work worth mentioning this week include pieces from Fresh, Zilda (Italy), Persue x Ewok x Bates x Aroe x Esteme x Yes2 x Totem2 x Serch x Ever x Rime x Revok x Snow (San Francisco), JR […]