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Previews / POW! WOW! Hawaii ’20: Thinkspace – “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement VII”

Continuing to collaborate with POW! WOW! Hawaii (2020 edition started this weekend), Thinkspace will putting their Exploring The New Contemporary Movement VII group show at Wade Warehouse (449 Cooke Street) on view from February 11-15. Over 100 artists were asked to create something on 12″x 12″ panels for the exhibition including Aaron De La Cruz, ABCNT, Abigail Goldman, Adam Caldwell, Ador, Alex Garant, Alex Pardee , Allison Sommers, Amy Sol, Andrew Schoultz, AngelOnce, Anthony Ausgang, Anthony Hurd, Anthony Solano, Atomik, Baldur Helgason, Bier en Brood, Brad Woodfin, […]

Showing: Jonathan Chapline – “Hunter Gatherer” @ NANZUKA

Last week in Tokyo, NANZUKA hosted the first solo showcase in Asia by the Brooklyn-based Jonathan Chapline featuring 10 new paintings and two three-dimensional works. Utilizing a combination of computer based skills and traditional mark making, the American artist has populated his paintings with increasing clusters of his signature croquis drawing-like characters, a process of quickly sketching the human body, distilling it to the simplest elements. These works from Chapline are balanced nicely by two lovely large-scale multicolored sculptures, bringing his subjects off the wall and into our world. […]

Previews: Casey Gray – “I Can Taste The Sun” @ Hashimoto Contemporary (SF)

Tonight in San Francisco, Hashimoto Contemporary will be opening a new show from Casey Gray entitled I Can Taste The Sun. For this exhibition, the locally-based artist has included a series of his modern takes on still life paintings, works on paper that celebrate the simple joys of life, and some of his wavy wood sculptures. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Casey Gray here.

Previews: Barry McGee – “Potato Sack Body” @ Galerie Perrotin (Tokyo)

Following up on his show at Perrotin (Hong Kong) at the end of last year, Barry McGee is opening a solo at the gallery’s Tokyo space today. Entitled Potato Sack Body, the exhibition features many of the San Francisco-based artist’s familiar caricatures, geometric patterns, and text rendered on a series of multi-panel paintings, framed works, individually painted ceramics and bottles, and repurposed found objects. In association with this showing, McGee will be releasing a new zine as well as collaborating with BEAMS to release a range of limited edition […]

Showing: Tom French – “Transcend” @ Unit London

Opening this weekend at Unit London, Transcend is a retrospective of Tom French’s work following his tragic passing. Featuring two of the locally-based artist’s bodies of work – the Duality & Parallax and paintings – the exhibition is a tantalizing and bittersweet look at how far the talented creative had come and a hint at the direction he was heading. French’s calligraphy-like compositions oftentimes had an illusory component, perhaps the most famous of which were his skulls in the Duality series that were composed of images within images. […]

Previews: Telmo Miel @ Thinkspace Gallery

Tonight in Los Angeles, Dutch street artists Telmo Miel will be opening a solo show entitled Encounters at Thinkspace Gallery. Mixing photo-realistic elements with surreal touches in a unique style that oftentimes utilizes a glitch-like overlaid composition, the Netherlands based duo have created a new body of work that finds inspirations from their years of nomadic travels. Take a look are more preview images below… Discuss Telmo Miel here.

Edoardo Tresoldi for Cathédrale (New York)

Recently in New York, Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi unveiled a stunning new ceiling installation for Cathédrale restaurant in Moxy East Village hotel. Entitled Fillmore, the large-scale suspended sculpture above the dining area utilizes the Italian artist’s ethereal mesh technique and draws inspiration from the iconic structure of Fillmore East, the legendary Lower East Side concert hall active until 1971 that featured The Doors, Janis Joplin, Elton John, and more. Photo credit: Roberto Conte. Discuss Edoardo Tresoldi here.

Previews: “ME: An Exhibition of Contemporary Self-Portraiture” @ High Line Nine

Starting on January 16, a group exhibition curated by Sugarlift and Juxtapoz’s Sasha Bogojev will run for two weeks at High Line Nine in New York. Entitled ME: An Exhibition of Contemporary Self-Portraiture, the show will feature paintings and drawings by 22 international artists as well as guest speakers exploring self-portraiture. Participating artists include: Aleah Chapin, Cesar Piette (seen above), Christian Rex van Minnen, Colin Chillag, Danica Lundy, Deng Shiqing, Dina Brodsky, Esiri Erheriene-Essi, Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo, Guno Park, Hiba Schahbaz, Jean-Pierre Roy, Jenny Morgan, Justin Liam O’Brien, Koichi Sato, Marcelo Daldoce, Maya Mason, […]

Releases: Mobstr x Karborn – “HUH?” Anti Gravity Sculpture

Mobstr (interviewed) and Karborn recently collaborated on an intriguing new sculptural edition (unfortunately sold out). The set combined one of Mobstr’s most recognized reoccuring text based public works and Karborn’s anonymous figures. The HUH? release was in an edition of 10, with each letter measuring approximately 8 x 10 cm and featuring some “anti gravity” effects (seen in video here). ⁣ Discuss Mobstr here.

Basel Week Miami ’19 / Recap: Leandro Erlich – “Order Of Importance”

During Art Basel Week Miami, Leandro Erlich continued his impressive run of mind bending sculptural installations with a new one entitled Order Of Importance. Commissioned by the city of Miami Beach, the site specific intervention right next the ocean from the Argentinian artist featured a traffic jam of 66 life-sized sculptures of cars and trucks, a reflection of the current climate crisis. The massive project (Erlich’s largest to date) covers roughly two-thirds the length of a football field, with the partially buried vehicles reminding viewers of the sobering reality of Miami as […]