On November 13th, Andy Valmorbida once again returns to NYC’s meatpacking district to present Beyond Elegance, a pop-up exhibition of art work by Todd “REAS” James and Alexis Ross. James – hot off his show Free to Be You & Me at Copenhagen’s V1 Gallery – will keep the momentum going with a new series of large-scale canvases featuring his characteristic cartoon portrayals of Somali pirates and curvaceous ladies. LA-based artist Ross – who collaborated with James, Barry McGee, Steve Powers and others on the Street […]
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Hong Kong’s 10 Chancery Lane is recently collaborated with Tokyo’s Mizuma Art for the first solo HK exhibition by Ai Yamaguchi. The show, entitled Ashita Mata (Again Tomorrow), consists of a varied body of work including prints, murals and an amazing large-scale installation composed of many individual paintings. Yamaguchi seems to be continually expanding artistically through the use of these different mediums and configurations while all the time remaining true to her longtime imagery of beautiful and young edo-period courtesans.
Recently, the Paula Cooper Gallery exhibited a new series of minimalist-conceptual paintings and works on paper by Dan Walsh. In some ways similar to the late Sol Lewitt (whose work is also represented by Paula Cooper), Walsh uses a process-oriented approach to art, by first formulating a system of rules or structures, which then dictates the production of each piece. The paintings in this show were dominated by grids and patterns of varying colors and complexity, often reminiscent of textiles, while the works on paper […]
Today at The Standard, New York, Tomokazu Matsuyama will release an exclusive snow globe based on his signature series of Running Deep paintings. The 8″ glass and wood multiples are each handmade in various colors, signed and numbered, and limited to an edition of 30. They can be purchased in person or online at The Standard Shop for $350. And to celebrate the release, there will be a reception at the shop tonight from 7–9pm. See the flyer for the reception, after the jump.
Tomorrow night, the Joshua Liner Gallery will host the opening of a group exhibition, entitled Resolve. The show consists of an impressive list of twenty-two painters, two sculptors and one photographer, personally selected by gallery artist Tony Curanaj with a focus on artistic skill and the realistic depiction of the figure, still life and landscape. Artists include such notable names as Shawn Barber, Kim Cogan, Jacob A. Pfeiffer, Michael Grimaldi, David Kassan and Kris Kuksi, among others. Check out a few more preview images, after […]
We recently attended a party at New York’s Printed Matter to celebrate the long-awaited release of Tauba Auerbach’s [2,3]. The small, artist-book shop was filled to capacity that night with people eager to pick up their pre-ordered copies, those curious to see the final product for themselves and others just wanting to wish the artist congratulations on a job well done. The party included a lovely performance by singer/musician Glasser, for whom Auerbach designed the cover of her album, Ring. Over two years in production, […]
Opening tonight at the Joshua Liner Gallery is True Value, Barnstormer David Ellis‘ first solo exhibition with the gallery. The multi-talented Ellis will be showing an exciting and varied collection of new and recent work, including paintings, videos and his 2011 Pulse Prize-winning kinetic sound sculpture True Value (Paint Fukette). See more preview images from True Value, after the jump.
Starting this Friday (Dec.9), New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art will be pulling one of their permanent collection’s most beloved works out of storage and putting it back on display. Calder’s Circus was created by Alexander Calder while he was living in Paris in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He transformed simple, everyday materials such as wire, cork and wood into all the settings and participants found in an actual circus—only miniaturized to fit within a few portable suitcase. Calder began giving performances […]
On Saturday afternoon, Steve “ESPO” Powers and Todd “REAS” James hosted an dizzying one-day reinterpretation of their legendary Street Market exhibition, without Barry McGee, at ICY Signs in Brooklyn. ICY was Powers and crew’s 5400 sq. feet downtown sign-painting studio on Livingston Street while working on his Brooklyn Love Letters project (covered). With that finally completed, Powers and James took the chance to fill the enormous space with many of their paintings and signs from LA MoCA’s widely popular Art In The Streets show (covered), […]
Now showing at the Allegra LaViola Gallery on Manhattan’s lower east side is a dynamic group show entitled Die Like You Really Mean It. The exhibition, curated by painters Paul Brainard and Frank Webster, assembles a wide range of more than 20 contemporary artists in the New York City area, including Eric White, Eddie Martinez and Kristen Schiele. Painting is clearly the focus – nearly all of the works are of the medium, but also the diversity of styles and themes of painting suggests that […]