There are numerous high quality art fairs occurring year round but the granddaddy of them all is Art Basel in Switzerland which opened its doors this week. Drawing some of the most prestigious galleries to exhibit a seemingly endless list of notable artists such as Kaws, Rob Pruitt, Will Cotton, Shepard Fairey, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara and Jeff Elrod (just to name a very few), it’s no wonder that the wealthiest collectors and the hard-core art enthusiasts flock to Switzerland each year for a chance […]
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Joshua Liner Gallery recently welcomed the return of Oliver Vernon to New York City, with a new solo show entitled Renegade Trajectories. This fresh exhibition highlights Vernon’s cerebral and energetic visuals and pushes them to another level. Vernon utilized a variety of mediums and techniques to create this new collection of landscape abstraction, including acrylic on canvas or linen, as well as ink works on paper. Renegade Trajectories is on view through June 28. Check out a detailed look at this excellent group of works below. […]
Opening along side the Xtraction group show at The Hole is artist Holton Rower, which we last saw here & here at Basel Week Miami. Entitled Focus Paintings, Pour Paintings; this body of works features two parts. First features ten new creations from Rower’s signature “Pour Paintings” where he utilizes his innovative yet simple process of pouring hand made acrylic paints over wood. Second Holton introduces the “Focus Paintings”, a new secret process that look similar to pour paintings, but are more contained and not free […]
The Hole gallery in New York continues it’s run of great shows. This one is a group exhibition titled Extraction and it’s focus on new approaches in abstract painting. This showcase features an expansive list of artists such as Ara Peterson, Chris Johanson, Cory Arcangel, Gerhard Richter, Kadar Brock, Mark Flood, Peter Sutherland, Sam Moyer, Wade Guyton, Xylor Jane to name a few and aims to show how this current generation of artists’ take on conveying the non-figurative. Check out this excellent show below.
During this year’s ADAA Art Show one of the booths that caught our eye was James Cohan Gallery. Featuring works by Contemporary mainstay Fred Tomaselli, this booth focused on exhibiting twenty five pieces from his famous New York Times series. Utilizing the New York Times, Tomaselli collages a light and witty viewpoint with his signature vibrant colors and patterns. Check out this engaging show below.
Tracey Emin recently revealed a duo gallery show at New York’s Lehmann Maupin. Entitled I Followed You To The Sun, this massive show featuring 100 works of art was displayed at both it’s 26th Street and Chrystie Street gallery locations. We had the pleasure of visiting the 26th St. location to view a diverse selection of mediums which the YBA (Young British Artist) alumnus created for this showcase, including paintings, drawings and of course her signature neon installation. At the center of this exhibition is seven […]
Matthew Marks Gallery is currently celebrating the 90th birthday of American artist Ellsworth Kelly with an exhibition aptly entitled At Ninety, which spans all three of the gallery’s Chlesea spaces. For over 60 years, Kelly has expressed his own style of minimalist art through painting, sculpting and print-making, often focusing on simple forms and monochromatic colors. In the gallery on W. 24th, the space is dominated by four large relief paintings from 2011, respectively consisting of a red, blue, yellow or green shaped panel overlapping […]
Prior to the Yoshitomo Nara exhibition (covered), Pace Gallery hosted another excellent exhibition by Romanian painter Adrian Ghenie. This series of new paintings shows off why Ghenie has been touted as the next coming of Francis Bacon. A tough title to bear as the legendary painter from the United Kingdom has already cemented himself as one of the all time great painters. Utilizing just paint and canvas Adrian tackles the dark side of modern European history by combining sources from film stills, books and his […]
New York artist Dan Colen debuted a new show in the Lower East Side at Oko Gallery. Entitled The Spirits That I called, this select body of work is a juxtaposition with that of a 19th century kindred spirit. Kind of an exploration of the ways which fantasy, theatrics and a deliberate challenge to high culture standards have preoccupied artists across the span of time. Colen painted two of what he dubbed “Miracle Paintings” inspired by a classic Disney movie Fantasia. At the center he […]
Italian artist Marco Mazzoni recently crossed the pond to exhibit at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Entitled Animanera (Italian for “black soul”), this show explores the dark themes of social ailments currently plaguing his home country of Italy. Utilizing his signature style of combining organic shapes & textures with chiaroscuro contrasts in light and shadow, Marco created ten works of amazing color pencil works that balances portrait and still life. Check out the detailed goodness below. Discuss Marco Mazzoni here.