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Preview: Ian Francis x Kinsey DesForges @ Semi-Permanent Sydney

Rising Contemporary star Ian Francis is set to attend the Semi-Permanent design exhibition in Sydney, Australia. The white hot Bristol phenom has been invited to share his dreamy abstract landscapes and photo-realistic subjects with his fans “down under.” To coincide with the conference, Kinsey DesForges (KDF) has set up an amazing exhibition entitled “New Work” which opens on April 3rd @ MTV Gallery in East Sydney. This secret “pop-up” show follows the stunning sold out show that Ian had with KDF in Los Angeles last fall. If you’re lucky enough […]

Teaser: Audrey Kawasaki @ Space Yui (Japan)

Here is a taste of what Audrey Kawasaki has been working on for her upcoming show at Space Yui in Tokyo opening on May 7th. She says on her blog that there will be about 10 paintings and drawings for the show. Looks like she’s continuing with the laser cutouts that we first saw at her “Drawing Room” show. Discuss this show here. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.

Preview/Interviews: Matt Small – “Youngstarrs” @ Black Rat Press

Matt Small’s long awaited solo show “Youngstarrs” opens at Black Rat Press on Friday, March 27th. Small has developed a unique style of portrait painting which he uses to acknowledge and passionately celebrate individuals on the outskirts of society who are typically ignored or routinely demonized by the media through no fault of their own. Small’s following has been building for some time and this show features a new body of work on salvaged metal and concrete as well as some canvas pieces – definitely […]

New Banksy @ NNLS Charity Auction

Banksy is at it again. This time, he’s created a new piece to be auctioned off for another charity event. The NNLS auction is actually an “undies” auction where celebrities literally donate their “bottoms” to raise money for the charity at hand. Sir Banksy managed to find another creative way to donate undies to the cause without revealing his waist size by remixing his “Very Little Helps” image that he revealed last year at POW’s Open Day (covered).  He used a stencil of “Union Jack” […]

Preview: Chris Anthony – “Venice” @ Corey Helford (Special Exhibition Space)

Award winning photographer Chris Anthony is back with a new series of works hosted Corey Helford Gallery opening March 28th. The show entitled “Venice” is set to a theme where the world is submerged in an icy, overcast, and flooded landscape. Think of intriguing subjects shot and showcased in a dreary “Waterworld” setting. Breaking into the scene and hitting his stride as a photographer of gaudy rock bands while just a teenager, Chris then took some time off after “retiring” at the age of 17 to direct music videos and commercials. […]

Os Gemeos “Vertigo” @ CCBB: Rio De Janerio

Just when “Carnival” ends in Rio de Janerio, latin street legends Os Gemeos come along to keep Brazil pumping. The twins from Sao Paulo brings their visual parade to the CCBB of Rio de Janerio (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil). This show opens today and runs until May 24th.  Known for their yellow skinned characters rocking colorful festive garbs, these two brothers have been creating awesome murals and fresh installations all over the world, both inside and out. From the looks of things, this show is vintage […]

Armory Focus: Mizuma Art @ Armory NYC

Japan’s Mizuma gallery made quite a splash at this year’s Armory, selling out most of the art they imported from the land of the rising sun. As usual, their booth was filled with some of Japan’s notables: Akino Kondoh, Sashie Masakatsu, Makoto Aida, Aoyama Satoru, and Tanada Koji to name a few. We were hoping to catch more of Sashie’s work, but like in Pulse Miami (covered), he sold out quickly. Another piece we saw was a beautiful piece by Ai Yamaguchi. The centerpiece of the gallery was a magnificent […]

Preview: “Overdose” Hi-Fructose Group Show @ Copro Gallery

After their highly successful group show last year, Hi-Fructose is back again with another exhibition, this time titled “Overdose,” opening April 4th at Copro Gallery.  With a increasingly more respected reputation as one of the best publications in the scene, they been able to assemble a pretty amazing lineup.  Sure to be one of the showstoppers is this huge 50 x 50 inch Chris Berens piece seen above.  See some other preview pics as well as the full lineup after the jump.

Tomokazu Matsuyama named Top Ten of Art Dubai

It seems like Matsu’s a thoroughbred that keeps outpacing the competition. Keeping the momentum from his stunning solo at Joshua Liner Gallery (covered); Tomokazu (Matsu) Matsuyama’s “Runnin II” was named one of the top ten pieces in this this year’s Art Dubai by Emirates Business. The piece was represented by Frey Norris, where he sold out his previous show (covered).  Matsu’s beautiful work was recognized as one of the gems of this year’s monster show in the ever growing UAB. And despite the gloomy perceptions about the overall world economy, it appears […]

LeBasse Projects Inaugural Gallery Exhibition ‘Vous Avez Eté Juste Servi’

If you missed last weekend VIP opening reception for LeBasse Project’s Inaugural show, do yourself a favor and stop by this Saturday, March 21st for the official opening. Modus Films aka the guys behind Analog Color put together a little video teaser for the exhibition, which will include artists Yoskay Yamamoto, Meryl Donoghue, Tessar Lo, Koralie, Melissa Haslam, Brian Donnelly, Ryuichi Ogino, Lisa Alisa, Kentaro Hiramatsu, Nate Frizzell, Edwin Ushiro, Amanda Visell, Eric Fortune, Jason Redwood, Scott Belcastro, Alicia Ross, Jack Long, Michele Valigura, Laura […]