Down, an exhibition of new paintings by Kehinde Wiley, opens this Saturday at Deitch Projects. The exhibition supposedly will consist of four large-scale paintings inspired by images of fallen warriors, saints and classical mythology. If you haven’t seen any of Wiley’s large works in person, you definitely need to come out for this show. You will be amazed. To see more examples of Wiley’s work, click here.
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We’re not sure how we missed this… but AM recommends checking out Eric Beltz’s solo show, The Good Land, at Chelsea’s Morgan Lehman Gallery. Beltz creates intricately detailed graphite works on paper filled with allegorical images from American history. The show runs until November 8.
Wooster Collective recently unveiled their forthcoming Wooster special edition with influential French stencil artist Blek Le Rat. Apparently, a few of the special edition book and print sets (limited to 300 copies) were available last weekend at the opening of the Blek Le Rat (and Doze Green) show at Jonathan Levine Gallery. Look for the rest of the edition to drop on the Wooster Collective site sometime soon.
The 2008 Editions|Artists’ Book Fair will be held in NYC on Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 2, and will include 63 exhibitors of fine art prints, multiples and artists’ books from around the world. Admission to the fair is free, which is great given the world’s current economy. And even those collectors who have tightened their pursestrings may feel the urge to loosen them up when they see the very affordable ($175), Halloween-themed limited edition print Canadian art star Marcel Dzama created specifically for […]
Last night, AM visted Bed-Stuy vanguard Brooklynite Gallery for the opening of Time Machine, featuring work by artists Dain (Brooklyn) and Various and Gould (Berlin). Dain’s offerings consisted of his characteristic colorful images of 1920’s glamour girls. Although similar to his posters wheatpasted throughout NYC, the gallery work is more ellaborate than previously seen, with more layering and detail. Various and Gould collaborated on silkscreen prints on canvas, wood and paper of chimeras of celebrity facial features superimposed with stereotype words. These IDENTIKITS are meant […]
Brooklyn-based artist Anthony Goicolea is most well-known for his stunning photographs depicting scenes of identical uniformed schoolboys (in fact, all digital portrayals of himself) engaging in rebellious and sometime sexually-charged adolescent activities. But Goicolea has shown himself to be much more than a one-trick pony, by branching out into other mediums (e.g., drawing, video, installations) and by varying his subject matter. In his new show entitled Related III, which opens Saturday at LA’s Sandroni Rey gallery, Goicolea metaphorically turns his lens away from himself and […]
New York-based Japanese artist Aya Uekawa opens her latest show tonight at Chelsea’s Kravets Wehby, entitled It’s a Really Small World. What Uekawa can do with pattern and composition is truly amazing, making it no wonder that so many collectors are keeping a close eye on her career. The show is up until December 6, 2008. More pics of Uekawa’s work (from the gallery’s Web site), after the jump.
Talented Brooklyn-based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama, AKA Matzu, combines Western urban art and graphic design within a tradition Japanese art historical context, creating an amalgam that is beautiful and unique. Arrested Motion recently had the pleasure of visiting Matzu’s studio, to check out some of his recent work and to chat. Interview after the jump.
On October 15, Tokyo’s Mizuma Gallery will open Fighting Spirit, a new show by one of contemporary Japanese art’s shooting stars, Hisashi Tenmyouya. Tenmyouya’s work fuses Western pop culture (e.g., hip-hop, video games, movies) with Japanese traditional themes and techniques, comparable perhaps to what Kehinde Wiley does with African American culture and classical European art. For Fighting Spirit, Tenmyouya will be showing eight new paintings, including his largest work to date, in addition to works on paper. The show runs through Nov. 15.
Along with Aya Takano and Chiho Aoshima, Ai Yamaguchi was one of the young, up-and-coming female Japanese artists involved in Takashi Murakami’s Tokyo Girls Bravo exhibition in 1999. Unlike the other two, however, Yamaguchi severed her connection with Kaikai Kiki and went her own way. Since then, she has done quite well for herself, showing her Japanese animation-style depictions of Edo-period geishas at galleries around the world, publishing beautiful silkscreen prints and collaborating with the Japanese cosmetics brand Shu Uemura. This Saturday, Yamaguchi will be […]