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Previews: Daniel Arsham – “3018” @ Perrotin Gallery (New York)

This Saturday night (September 8th), Daniel Arsham takes us 1000 years into the future with an expansive new exhibition entitled 3018. Hosted by Perrotin’s New York location, the locally-based artist’s 15th showing with the gallery includes many examples from his oeuvre – all which challenge the viewer to reconsider their ideas architecture & permanence, and to question their senses. Headlining the new body of work of course are his signature “future archeology” objects with two showstoppers that will evoke some nostalgia – a 1981 Delorean, of Back […]

Showing: Jenny Saville – ‘NOW’ @ Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh has recently mounted the first major UK survey of the work of British figurative painter Jenny Saville. The exhibition spans a 25 year period demonstrating her progression from a prodigious undergraduate at the country’s leading art school to perhaps one of the most accomplished living painters of the human form.   While studying at the Glasgow School of Art, Saville felt conflicted by both her love of the history of art and her aversion to the […]

Previews: Felipe Pantone – “Transformable Systems” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Tonight (September 6th), Joshua Liner Gallery will be hosting a solo show from Felipe Pantone entitled Transformable Systems. As a product of growing up in the internet era, the Argentinian artist’s new and ongoing series of work’s are filled with bright gradients of color, grids, optical patterns, QR codes, and other cues from the technological world we live in. Mixing both digital means of production (i.e.: his Subtractive Variability series where he applies UV inks directly onto an aluminum panel using an industrial printer) with human manipulation (moving the panel […]

Overtime: Aug 27 – Sept 2

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Why artist Barry McGee has no interest in a traditional museum retrospective. A list of the must-see gallery shows in New York this September. See the first trailer for HBO’s new documentary about the high-flying art market. Secrets of the LA art world, Part I: The Hills. David Teiger’s blue-chip art collection could exceed $100 million at Sotheby’s. Richanda Rhoden, a fascinating painter whose work was rarely shown in her lifetime. Is […]

Releases: Daniel Arsham – “CRACKED BEAR”

CRACKED BEAR is the latest release from Daniel Arsham, a sculptural edition that invites the participation of the collector. Limited to 500, the bear is made from fabric, plaster, and acrylic paint in an aesthetic that is signature to the New York-based artist’s “Future Archeology” series of works. Once in your hands, he invites you to “to put on the gloves provided and break the plaster reinforcement layer to their desired effect.” Whether you can bring yourself to follow the directions, only you will know once you […]

Previews: Jose Parla – “Echo Of Impressions” @ Ben Brown Fine Art (London)

Echo Of Impressions is set to open on October 3rd at the London branch of Ben Brown Fine Arts, a new solo show from Jose Parla. The new large-scale abstract paintings and sculptural pieces from the New York-based artist continue his practice of documenting his observations of the urban space, referencing these memories to create works that mimic the textures and colors of the cityscape. Parla’s work goes deeper than just exploring the “physical impressions left around the city by time and passers-by” as he also taps into […]

Interviews: Carl Cashman

Art historian Hector Campbell recently sat down with British artist and gallerist Carl Cashman to discuss the creation of his distinctive artistic style, his early artistic influences, love of collecting, and the frustrations he felt as an artist which led to the founding of Semi Skimmed Gallery, whose second group exhibition opens at BSMT Space in Dalston, London on September 6th, and runs until Sept 12th. Hector Campbell (HC): You’ve become renowned for your geometric optical art, particularly since you coined the word ‘Neometry’ in […]

Upcoming: INCOGNITO Benefit @ ICA LA

Now located in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, ICA LA, formerly known as the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA), has brought back a crowd favorite from its days on the westside. Incognito, the highly popular museum benefit art sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 in celebration of ICA LA’s first anniversary in its new space. For anyone who has tried their hand at collecting art, being able to have the opportunity to buy work by popular artists that are with […]

Overtime: Aug 20 – 26

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): RVCA’s “Now & Then” exhibit honors the artists and a movement that changed art. How Damien Hirst’s $200 million auction became a symbol of pre-recession decadence. Lévy Gorvy aims for “sweet spot” with a $400 million show. Three years on, we look at the strange legacy of Banksy’s Dismaland. ‘A critical juncture’: Richard Koshalek on MOCA’s future under Klaus Biesenbach. Could the art-finance industry offer museums some much-needed options? Christie’s is selling […]

Showing: Alicia McCarthy & Group Show @ V1 Gallery

For her second showcase with V1 which opened recently in Copenhagen, Alicia McCarthy created a fresh body of work featuring her iconic waving patterns and rainbow-like creations. Painted mostly on found and repurposed objects or faded paper sheets, these hypnotic creations are done using a variety of uncommon art techniques. Often leaving an obvious or hidden personal mark or note, the Mission School stalwart makes unorthodox, personal pieces that expresses her raw urge to create as it relates to her experiences. McCarthy also used this opportunity […]