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Upcoming: Cleon Peterson – “Shadow of Men” @ MCA Denver

This Friday (February 2nd), the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) will be opening up an exhibition from Cleon Peterson spanning their entire second floor. Featuring the provocative artist’s starkly violent imagery, the show will put on display paintings, sculptures, and murals, including what looks to be a striking “wrap” of the building’s facade. If you plan to attend the winter opening celebration (also welcoming in new exhibitions from Diego Rodriguez-Warner and Arthur Jafa), you will need to procure tickets here. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.

Streets: Banksy (UK)

Over the weekend, the ever elusive Banksy unveiled a new piece in East Yorkshire in the city of Hull. Stenciled on what looks to be a permanently raised abandoned drawbridge, the image of a boy with a colander helmet can be seen with a cape and sword with the words DRAW THE RAISED BRIDGE! Believed to be a piece with anti-Brexit leanings, the Bristol-based street artist is once again stirring up the pot with placement in a city that predominantly backed the UK leaving the […]

Releases: James Jean – “The Shape of Water” Print

Currently, James Jean (interviewed) has a time-limited print on release until 7:59 AM PST on Wednesday, January 31st. The Shape of Water was created for the award winning film of the same name with James working directly with Guillermo del Toro to create an image for the official one sheet. Sized at 33 1/2” x 23”, it comes signed and numbered from the Los Angeles-based artist and priced at $200. Head over here for more details and to purchase if you want to add it to your collection. Discuss James Jean here.

Showing: Ryan McGinley – “Paradiso” @ Ratio 3

Currently at Ratio 3 in San Francisco, Ryan McGinley has on view his latest showing with the gallery entitled Paradiso. The new set of photos from the New York-based artist are prime examples of his signature aesthetic, celebrations of the human form in stunning natural settings. His latest works are the result of photography sessions in upstate New York during the winter and fall seasons, what look to be worthy additions to his much loved Road Trip series. Images via the gallery. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.

Upcoming: Matsukatsu Sashie – “Kaleidoscope” @ KP Projects

Returning to KP Projects in Los Angeles, site of his successful showing there in 2015 (covered), Masakatsu Sashie will be presenting a new body of work starting February 3rd. Entitled Kaleidoscope, the solo exhibition from the Japanese artist will surely be anchored by his signature suspended orbs of manmade objects. Those planning to attend the 7-10pm opening reception need to kindly RSVP to: [email protected] Discuss Masakatsu Sashie here.

Showing: Andrew Schoultz – “lluminated Opposition” @ Hosfelt Gallery

On view thru this Saturday at Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco is Illuminated Opposition, a new solo exhibition from Andrew Schoultz. The transformative showing from the Los Angeles-based artist continues his socio-political commentary with a series of paintings set among an immersive installation of wall murals and sculptural pieces. Seen are his familiar patterns and motifs including repeating images of eyes, skulls, horses, ships, and other signs of the illuminati. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.

Kazuhiro Tsuji – Mark Ryden Sculpture

Continuing his uncanny ability to capture the human form with his artistic touch, Kazuhiro Tsuji recently revealed his newest sculpture at the Copro Gallery booth during the LA Art Show. Joining a series of works from the Japanese sculptor that has included famed artists like Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, and Robert Crumb is a larger-than-life head of the legendary Mark Ryden. Perched precariously on a big eye, perhaps a referencing one of the key features of the lowbrow luminary’s work, is a mind-blowingingly accurate replication […]

Previews: Todd James – “Interior” @ Eighteen Gallery

On January 19th, Eighteen Gallery in Copenhagen will be opening a solo entitled Interior from Todd James. The new body of work from the American artist, otherwise known to his fans as REAS from his history in the New York graffiti scene, will consist of nine large paintings on canvas and eight works on paper. As referenced by the title of the exhibition, the fresh pieces will focus on the NYC-based artist’s take on the rich tradition of interior paintings through his familiar cartoonish imagery that seems […]

Upcoming: POW! WOW! Hawaii 2018

Returning to its home base after associated events last year in Washington D.C., Israel, California (Long Beach & San Jose), Worcester (Massachusetts), Guam, Seoul, Kobe, and Taiwan, the POW! WOW! crew will be kicking off the new year in Hawaii with the main festival from February 10th to 18th. Anchored by live mural painting in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, the event also will include a block party alongside the Honolulu Night Market, an exhibition curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum of Art, a print show with Detroit-based 1xRun, artist talks, screenings, […]

Recap: Hush // Untitled After Party @ Heron Arts

Over the weekend, Heron Arts in San Francisco hosted the afterparty for the UNTITLED Art Fair featuring the artwork of Hush (interviewed). With his largest installation to date, the British artist filled the space with his geishas, graffiti inspired patterns, and his east meets west aesthetic. Rounding out the evening was a musical performance from legendary San Francisco turntablist DJ QBert and Egyptian Lover with supporting sets from Romanowski and Smokes. For those interested, the exhibition will be on display on Saturdays from 11am-4pm and by appointment until February 6. Discuss […]