Our friends at the Safewalls x Cirque du Soleil project have been celebrating the art of the circus poster since late last year, commissioning Cirque-inspired pieces by the likes of Ricardo Cavolo, El Mac, Jon Burgerman, Jason Limon, Shag, Sweet Toof and Glenn Anderson with upcoming works by Tara McPherson, Ron English, Travis Louie and Miss Van. For each city that Cirque du Soleil performs in, Safewalls commissions three artists to create a piece, which is then printed into a regular edition of 300 prints and […]
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San Francisco’s Electric Works recently released a great new print by Mario Martinez aka Mars-1 (featured). The edition, entitled Infinite Tapestry, is a silkscreen print using florescent UV inks on black velvet-flocked paper. According to Electric Works, “the color background was applied with a process called ‘Split Fountain’ in which all 5 colors are put on the screen and mixed into the gradient in one pull as the squeegee goes across the screen. Each pull mixes the inks a little differently so each print is […]
The site Secret Little Art Geeks (SLAGS), which has collaboratively produced limited edition T-shirts with such artists as John Baldessari, Curtis Kulig and Greg Lamarche, has just released a new shirt. Although cryptically listed on the site as being by “Anonymous,” the tee is in fact by the infamous French street artist Zevs (currently showing in New York), and features one of Zevs’ signature liquidated Chanel logos. It’s available for $35 here.
On Thursday, we attended the opening of the new show by Lamar Peterson at Chelsea’s Fredericks & Freiser. Peterson’s talent lies in his ability to immediately draw in viewers, using bright colors, smiling faces and trompe l’oeil elementary-school style borders to create work that at first glance seems easy and accessible. But upon longer inspection, the images betray a dark, off-kilter world where everything is facade and nothing is the way it seems on the surface. Take a look at all the images for the […]
We recently attended the opening of Hueless, a group show of black and white works at Malick Williams & Co. Although the exhibition may have lacked color, it certainly did not lack artistry, with an exciting selection of monochromatic pieces by the likes of D Face, Shepard Fairey, Erik Haze, Curtis Kulig, Pete Watts and Skullphone. The show, most likely unofficially, also extended beyond the walls of the gallery, with several street pieces popping up on the adjacent blocks. Take a look at all our […]
While art fair hoping during Armory Week ’11, we bumped into artist and friend Akino Kondoh, who luckily clued us into Bye Bye Kitty!!!, a fantastic exhibition of 16 contemporary Japanese artists opening today at New York’s Japan Society. Curated by David Elliott, founding director of Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum, Bye Bye Kitty!!! attempts to move beyond the stereotypical idea of cute and anime-inspired Japanese art, by showing paintings, objects, photographs, videos and installations that meld traditional styles with challenging visions of Japan’s present and […]
Opening tonight at Chelsea’s Fredericks & Freiser Gallery is the latest solo exhibition by talented painter Lamar Peterson. Peterson, who has shown with Deitch Projects and LA’s Richard Heller Gallery, works in bright hyper-real colors to create surrealistic and cartoonish portrayals of characters—often African American families—which are at once humorous and unsettling. In recent bodies of work, he has expanded his range beyond painting to include collage and mixed media pieces, so we’re very excited to see what he has in store for this show.
One of the booths we really enjoyed at this year’s Pulse fair was that of Christina Ray, who presented a solo exhibition by artist Beka Goedde. Goedde’s work is very much based in printmaking, using such techniques as etching and Chine-collé (the application of thin colored paper as color) to create unique mixed media pieces that sometimes resemble simple collage and other times look more like complex abstract paintings. Christina Ray also presented a Pulse Project by Ben Wolf. Located near the entrance of the […]
After enjoying the change and chaos of the inaugural Independent fair last year (covered), we made sure to return this year when making our Armory week rounds. And we were glad we did. Although the Independent can feel somewhat chaotic because of its lack of walls to designate individual booths, the art presented tends to be much edgier and less commercial than that shown at many of the other fairs. Even so, we were able to find a lot of work that we enjoyed, some […]
Over the weekend, members of the Pulse Prize selection committee made the exciting announcement that this year’s Pulse Prize would be awarded to David Ellis. Ellis—represented by the Joshua Liner Gallery in the fair’s Impulse solo project section—exhibited a varied collection of sculpture, video and installation, including True Value (Paint Fukette), an animatronic assembly of paint buckets orchestrated to create a complex drum beat. Ellis will receive a $2,500 cash grant and the opportunity to design the bag provided to VIP guests at the 2012 […]