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Basel Week Miami ’18 / Recap: Pulse Art Fair

The 14th edition the Pulse Art Fair returned to its oceanfront home at Indian Beach Park in Miami Beach this year, showing works selected by 70 international contemporary art galleries. Divided into two separate pavilions, the exhibitors either presented a selection of artists, had solo show booths, or were part of the Conversations program in which two artists were paired for this special concept. Among many return galleries, the event also introduced 26 new ones that never participated in this fair before. As one of the regulars, Copenhagen’s Poulsen […]

Previews: Scott Campbell – “Using All The Freedoms We Have” @ Over The Influence (Hong Kong)

On December 14th, Over The Influence in Hong Kong will be opening their first show with Scott Campbell entitled Using All The Freedoms We Have. For this exhibition, the verstaile Los Angeles-based artist will be putting on display one of his most well known series of works – created from American currency. Exploring the intersection of art and commerce in a direct way that question the ephemerality of wealth, Campbell’s dimensional pieces oftentimes features symbols of death such as skulls laser cut into sheets of money. Rounding out […]

Showing: Eric White – “Triage” & “Relics” @ Grimm Gallery

Currently at Grimm Gallery’s New York location, Eric White has two bodies of work on view on the upper and lower levels of the space entitled Triage & Relics respectively. Seven oil paintings and an installation are on display upstairs, three of them massive paintings of the same scene from different cinematographic angles. The Los Angeles-based artist further explains – “In a way, this is a one-woman pagan uprising. It’s part- spiritual-epiphany, part-mental-breakdown. Her self-styled shamanism incorporates culture of the time but is also influenced by various tenets of historical ritualistic […]

Releases: Mark Ryden – “Santa Worm” Print

Just in time as a stocking stuffer, Mark Ryden (interviewed) will be releasing a new print on December 6th (9 AM PST) through Porterhouse Fine Art Editions. Created in a run of 999, the limited edition die cut and embossed miniature is a replica of the renowned artist’s Santa Worm painting. Priced at $250, it measures 9-3/8” x 12” and comes with a frame that features glittery highlights and extensive embossing on both sides. Head over here at the appropriate time if you are interested. Discuss Mark […]

Previews: “Post It Show 14” @ Giant Robot 2

This Saturday (December 1st), Giant Robot 2 will be opening another iteration of their long running annual show featuring artists creating works on Post-It notes (or some approximation of those ubiquitous sticky notes). Curated by Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson & Eric Nakamura (interviewed), Post It Show 14 will feature over 400 artists and 3,000+ art pieces. The gallery will open from 12:00-2:45 PM for collectors to preview the works but please understand that it’s first come first serve when the show opens at 3pm and there […]

Upcoming: FriendsWithYou – “Rainbow City Roller Rink”

Coming right on the heels of their turn at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (covered), as well as two current & concurrent shows at The Hole & Arsham/Fieg Gallery, FriendsWithYou have just announced the opening of their Rainbow City Roller Rink in Detroit. The immersive installation opening tomorrow (November 30th) from the busy duo is the 5th iteration of Rainbow City following its initial exhibit in Toronto 2010, Miami 2010, New York 2011, Thailand 2015, and now Detroit 2018. Presented by Library Street Collective, the rink (set inside 1001 Woodward Avenue and […]

Releases: Joe Roberts – “We Ate The Acid (61)A3HT3TA3)” book

San Francisco-based Joe Roberts recently announced a release of his second monograph-style book, We Ate The Acid (61)A3HT3TA3). An artist whose work developed a cult following in the art, skate, fashion and the “Supreme / Hypebeast” worlds is taking readers on a journey through “shamanistic imagery spiraling into a cacophony of shapes, colors, and mystic symbolism.” Guided by a Fantasia-style Micky Mouse-like character sometimes called Weezy, which was the main image of his milestone collaboration with Supreme for their  Fall 2017 line, the book features a forward by Hamilton Morris (Hamilton’s […]

Releases: Josh Keyes – “Landfall” Print

Josh Keyes (interviewed) recently released a new print through Thinkspace entitled Landfall based a painting from his show at the gallery (covered). Featuring an image of a bull running from the ocean with a burning ship in the distance, the piece is typical of the Portland-based artist’s penchant for juxtaposing the natural world against the folly of man. Sized at 18×26 inches and produced in an edition of 175, the print can be purchased here for $200. Discuss Josh Keyes here.

Basel Week Miami ’18 / Previews: Juxtapoz Clubhouse

Art Basel Week Miami is just around the corner, and once again Juxtapoz Magazine is coming to Miami with another edition of their Juxtapoz Clubhouse concept, this time taking over a whole section in downtown Miami. Running sort of an art fair of their own, or an art district if you wish, this year’s event was again organized in collaboration with Mana Contemporary, and will include seven curated storefronts, multiple art installations, as well as a full Mexico City group show and pop-up installation show. Celebrating the impressive […]

Previews: Dulk – “Legacy” @ Thinkspace Gallery

After first introducing his work back in 2016 and hosting a solo exhibition during last year’s Moniker Art Fair in London, Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening the debut North American solo show by Dulk on December 1st. Legacy is shaping up to be the Spanish artist’s largest showcase to date, including a new series of 24 pieces ranging from an impressive 1 x 2 meter show title piece all the way to pencil drawings on paper. An artist whose creative output started at an […]