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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Releases: James Jean x Defonce – Custom Chocolate Bar

James Jean (interviewed) recently announced the release of a collaborative product with Defonce Chocolatiers that feature his artworks and design. The custom bar features cannabis-infused white chocolate splashed with Rosé champagne and showered with pistachios and strawberries. If interested, check out an unpackaging video on his IG here as well as retailers where it can be purchased. Discuss James Jean here.

Showing: Miaz Brothers – “Anonymous” @ Lazinc

Following up on their show in 2014 (covered), the Miaz Brothers recently opened up their solo with Lazarides at their new Mayfair home, Lazinc Sackville. Entitled Anonymous, the 16 paintings on display are a continuation of the Italian duo’s Antimatter series, comprised of the out of focus portraits (and one sculpture) that they have become famous for. The haunting large-format canvases are created using a meticulous layering of spray paint and feature more experimental and bolder brush strokes this go around. Check out more photos of the exhibition below… Photos […]

Upcoming: KAWS @ Galerie Perrotin (Hong Kong & Tokyo)

Coming up at the end of March, KAWS will be opening two show at the Hong Kong (March 26th) and Tokyo (March 22) locations of Galerie Perrotin. The Brooklyn-based artist’s latest solo in the vibrant metropolis of southeastern China will coincide with the opening of Art Basel Hong Kong and mark his return after he was the gallery’s first artist at this branch in 2012 (covered) and after his sculpture project in 2014 (covered). And, his exhibition in Japan will give his fans in Japan, who grew […]

Showing: Margo Wolowiec – “Taking Over” @ Library Street Collective (Detroit)

Currently at the Library Street Collective in Detroit, Margo Wolowiec has a show on display featuring her “#rosegarden” series of works. Entitled Taking Over, the new pieces continue her exploration on the relationship between weaving and computing, both in the binary concept that each is based on as well as mixing the two in her creative process. She references social media for her imagery, taking the photos she finds through hashtags and geotags and then using a sublimation dye process to transfer them onto groups of threads which […]

Openings: YESNIK EVAD & Cécile Granier de Cassagnac – “Subliminal Sanctuary” @ Jules Maeght Gallery

Last month, Jules Maeght Gallery in San Francisco opened a joint show from YESNIK EVAD and Cécile Granier de Cassagnac entitled Subliminal Sanctuary. Both artists paint the natural world with an eye toward the abstract – YESNIK with his acrylic and collage totemic representations of the his time in the Sequoia National Park in Central California and Granier de Cassagnac’s with her at times realistic and at times more loose watercolor “emotional responses to memory and experience in the wilderness.” Take a look at more photos from the opening below… Discuss Dave Kinsey […]

Streets: Thomas Canto – “Gravitational Inertia Infinity” (China)

Recently in Shenzhen, China, Thomas Canto installed a reflective sculpture on top of a private building entitled Gravitational Inertia Infinity. The piece is the first in a new series of works that the French artist plans to explore in the coming months and continues his play with depth, geometry and illusion. Mirroring some of the star-like installations he has created indoors, Canto is taking his work full circle by heading outdoors back to the urban environment, hoping to start a dialogue between nature, human and architecture. Discuss Thomas […]

Overtime: March 5 – March 11

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): JR mounts a towering monument to refugees at The Armory Show. A tour of NADA New York 2018. How NADA helps young galleries in hard times. At Independent Art Fair, emerging and established artists share the stage. Searching for trends at The Armory Show with empty pockets and a drink in hand The 20 best booths at The Armory Show. How the 1913 Armory Show dispelled the American belief that good art had to […]

Showing: “You Are Welcome Here: Paintings by Paul Wackers” @ Morgan Lehman 2

Currently in New York at Morgan Lehman’s auxiliary space (526 West 26th Street, 4th Floor), there is a small popup show of Paul Wacker’s work on view. Running from March 8-10, the short term exhibition will feature a book launch party Friday night (5 – 8 pm) featuring Wacker’s newest book – You Are Welcome Here. The gorgeous new 239 page monograph includes much of his work from last 10 years, his modern take on still life portraits. Discuss Paul Wackers here.

Previews: Geoff McFetridge – “The Beringians” @ Half Gallery

Tomorrow (March 9th) in New York, Half Gallery will be opening a new show from Geoff McFetridge entitled The Beringians. On display will be the highly stylized paintings from the Canadian artist with his signature minimalistic approach of breaking down the subject of his portraits to their most basic form, while playing with the perspective. He further explains the title of the exhibition – “The Beringians were the people that lived on the Bering land bridge. Westcoasters. Their home was the split between two places […]

Showing: Phil Frost – “Ellipse of Passage” @ Galería Javier López & Fer Francés

Currently in Madrid, Ellipse of Passage is showing at Galería Javier López & Fer Francés, timed to coincide with this year’s ARCOmadrid. The exhibition from Phil Frost is a followup to his 2014 solo (covered) with the gallery with some previously unseen works that once again features the gritty visual language he honed to perfection while coming up in the early NY graffiti scene. Included in the body of work are some medium to large sized paintings, covered in Frost’s familiar tiki form and patterns and […]