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Art Focus: Stephen Fox

Fascinated by the play of light within the nighttime landscape ever since he was a young boy, Stephen Fox has taken that interest and translated it into a career of painting. In particular, we were drawn to the Brooklyn-based artist’s The Drive-Ins series of works that depict various nostalgic scenes of outdoor theaters steeped with an air of mystery. Interestingly enough, a good number of these pieces seem to have made it into the hands of producers, which makes sense due to the subject matter, including Larry Mark (producer […]

Streets: D*Face – “Turn Coat” (Paris)

While in town last week for the opening of his show (covered) at Galerie Itinerrance, D*Face (interviewed) was able to get up with a massive mural in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. For those keeping score, this is the second piece (also see 2017) the British street artist has painted for “Street Art 13” project organized by the gallery. Entitled Turn Coat, the new work features some of D’s signature imagery and touches like the Lichtenstein inspired look and the wings. Photo credit: Spraying Bricks. Discuss D*Face here.

Upcoming: Daniel Arsham – “Character Study” @ Morán Morán Gallery

Tonight in Los Angeles, Morán Morán Gallery will be opening a solo show from Daniel Arsham entitled Character Study. The title likely references the first part of the New York-based artist’s new body of work, the large scale recreations of his childhood collection of cartoon character patches that adorned his backpack. Created with plaster and in white, as is the formerly color-blind artist’s practice, the pieces which amazingly look to have the texture of cloth, are dusted with pigment chiaroscuro style. Arsham explains – “When I began delving into […]

Previews: Takashi Murakami – “HEADS↔HEADS” @ Galerie Perrotin (New York)

Coming up on April 28th, Galerie Perrotin’s New York location will be hosting the opening of HEADS↔HEADS, the latest solo from Takashi Murakami. Spanning three floors of the space, the exhibition from the Japanese artist will include a new series of paintings inspired by the work of Francis Bacon as well as Transcendent Attacking a Whirlwind, a 33 feet long piece adorned with gold and platinum leaf that is a homage to Japanese artist Soga Shohaku. Take a look at more preview images below… Top image: Portrait of […]

Upcoming: D*Face – “FORNEVER” @ Galerie Itinerrance

Earlier tonight, Galerie Itinerrance in Paris opened up a new show from D*Face (interviewed) entitled FORNEVER. For his first solo in France, the British artist presented a diverse mix of paintings on canvas, sculptures, installations, HPMs, serigraphs, and some fresh assemblages (seen here). The new imagery deals with how nothing is forever, with the old replaced with the new and the tensions that come with it. Of course, D also took time to paint a large mural for his fans in the City of Love (more on that later). […]

Upcoming: Josh Keyes @ Talon Gallery

Coming up on May 4th, Talon Gallery in Portland will be presenting a new body of work from Josh Keyes (interviewed). He recently posted up a photo a powerful new piece on social media that will certainly get his fans excited about the new show. He explains – “For me this hints at an exaggerated end of the ‘human’ world if it continues to follow current trends. I chose the horse tamer statue from the Austrian parliament partly because the new rise of the right in Austria, […]

Upcoming: Lydia Fong, Todd James, Steve Powers, Alicia McCarthy @ Muddguts

Tomorrow night (April 20th) in Brooklyn, Lydia Fong, Todd James, Steve Powers, and Alicia McCarthy will be putting on a show at Muddguts. For those in the know, as well as from the artwork used to promote the exhibition, it looks like Fong (aka Barry McGee) will be joining his Street Market buddies James and Powers and has invited his Mission School art movement colleague McCarthy to the party as well. Head over between 6-8 pm (427 Graham Ave) if you want to enjoy the festivities. […]

Streets: Sainer // The Crystal Ship (Belgium)

Earlier this month in Belgium, the third iteration of the The Crystal Ship art festival (also see 2016 & 2017) welcomed in an international roster of artists to create murals and art installations in the coastal city of Ostend. One of the standout walls comes from Sainer (featured) of the Etam Cru entitled Podkarpacie, a painterly piece which appears to be named after a province in Poland. The stunning mural highlights Sainer’s skills when playing with soft focus and perspective, while working with a muted palette. We’ll have a recap […]

Showing: Avery Singer – “Days of the Week (Computer Pain)” @ Gavin Brown (New York)

Avery Singer’s Days of the Week (Computer Pain) is showing through the end of this week at the 439 W. 127th Street location of Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York. Choosing a spoken word song Stretching it Wider from John Giorno as the backdrop for this new body of work, the locally-based artist has created seven large canvases for each day of the week to headline the exhibition. Singer typically uses modeling software to stage the work before transferring to canvas with her airbrush (although she has recently […]

Releases: Banksy // Walled Off Hotel – Souvenir Wall Sections & Music Album

The Walled Off Hotel in Palestine recently announced a couple things that may be of interest to the fans of Banksy. Available in person only, but listed on their online gift shop for your perusal, are new Defeated souvenir wall sections. Each limited edition piece from the elusive British artist imagines a time in the future when the Israeli West Bank barrier no longer ceases to function and becomes a relic covered with graffiti. “Just in case you weren’t sure what Banksy thinks about the wall […]