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Previews: Kisung Koh – “Way of Life II” @ Thinkspace

This Saturday night (February 2nd), Thinkspace in Los Angeles will be opening a solo exhibition from Kisung Koh entitled Way of Life II. For his first showing in the main space, the Toronto-based artist will be presenting a series of works featuring animal subjects set in an allegorical universe often steeped with a sense of loss and longing. For this particular body of work, the Korean artist will be exploring the necessity of interrelationships in nature intermixing realism with surreal elements.

Upcoming: Phlegm – “Mausoleum of the Giants” (Sheffield)

So, it looks like Phlegm has been hard at work at something epic that will open to the public soon in the UK. Mausoleum of the Giants in the street artist’s home base of Sheffield will feature large-scale sculptural installations in an abandoned factory, populating the halls and rooms with creatures and elements of his distinct imagery. The solo show will be open starting March 15 and run until April 6 (head over here for the location and hours to be revealed at a later date). Photo […]

Diederick Kraaijeveld – “USA in wood from all 50 states”

Diederick Kraaijeveld (featured) last year finished one of his most comprehensive projects – recreating a map of the USA from wood salvaged from each of the 50 states. What started as a personal concept during artist’s frequent visits to the country, extended to a global call to his friends, colleagues, and collectors, to help collect wood from all the US states as well as with passing along their stories. Known for realistic figurative work constructed from carefully cut and assembled wood pieces, the Dutch artist has […]

Overtime: Jan 21 – Jan 27

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Sterling Ruby’s massive sculptures to go on display in Dallas. Frieze Art Fair unveils artists, films and talks for inaugural L.A. event. Snarkitecture’s pop-up installation brings beach season to Chicago’s Navy Pier. Tupac Shakur’s erotic artworks sold for over $21,000 USD at auction. Yayoi Kusama editions snap up world auction record. Here’s what sold at Taipei Dangdai. Taiwanese mega-collector Pierre Chen wants to open a private museum in the mountains outside Taipei. […]

FOG Design + Art ’19 Recap

Last week was a major one on the annual calendar of the San Francisco contemporary art scene and the event that anchored it all was the FOG Design + Art fair, held at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. Combining the best from all over the world in the categories of visual art and design, the fair featured 53 exhibitors and among them were household names such as Gagosian, Perrotin, Blum & Poe, and David Zwirner. It was also more than a typical fair, as it […]

Showing: Andre x Futura – “Chez Nous” @ Danysz Gallery (Paris)

André & Futura have joined forces for a unique collaborative show at Danysz Gallery in Paris with their signature pictorial characters. Aptly entitled Chez Nous, the exhibition presents a series of unseen works where they answer each other and merge their energetic painterly gestures. Futura’s otherworldly characters, such as the Pointman, echo Saraiva’s whimsical Mr A. dancing figures, as if their pictorial alter egos were enjoying themselves as much as both artists did in this adventure. The show is on view until the 9th of […]

Previews: “New Classics” @ Galerie C.O.A.

On January 31st, Galerie C.O.A. in Montreal will be opening a group show curated by Sasha Bogojev featuring 11 international artists. Taking inspiration from renowned artistic movements or individual masters, these artists rework what they have learned to create New Classics. Participants include Eleanor Mccaughey, Pablo Benzo, Ted Pim, Erkut Terliksiz, Emilio Villalba, Sean Norvet, Kathy Ager, Julio Anaya Cabanding, Doping-Pong, Aldo Sergio (seen above), and Mathieu Cherkit.

Showing: “KAWS:HOLIDAY” (Taipei)

Over the weekend in Taiwan, fans of KAWS experienced what their counterparts in Seoul felt (covered) when the American artist’s impressive HOLIDAY companion sculpture was revealed. Produced in a sitting position rather then laying down, the 36 meter tall inflatable figure relaxed itself at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei and will be on view through the 27th of this month. Check out more photos of the event made possible with the help of AllRightsReserved & JFJ Productions. Photo credit: @rkrkrk, @songmatin, @cchhii611, @s.yin.h, @nk7, and the artist. Discuss KAWS here.

Overtime: Jan 14 – Jan 20

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Museum workers scramble for cash amid the longest US government shutdown in history. The buzziest and most beautiful museums opening in 2019. MOCA Los Angeles will close its Pacific Design Center location after nearly 20 years. Will the inaugural 2019 Los Angeles edition of Frieze get its big Hollywood break? Felix L.A. Art Fair reveals exhibitors, site-specific projects for Hollywood Roosevelt hotel debut. Art Los Angeles Contemporary announces 2019 exhibitors list. At UNTITLED […]

Previews: “CONJOINED VS. GROTESQUE” @ Copro Gallery

Tonight in Los Angeles, Copro Gallery will be opening a group show curated by artist Chet Zar (interviewed) and collector, author, musician Jeremy Wagner. Entitled CONJOINED VS. GROTESQUE, the show slanted towards the dark arts will continue Zar’s series of shows mainly featuring sculptural work as well as painting and drawings from fine artists, motion picture and music industry artists, and special F/X technicians. Take a look at some images below and head here for the full preview. Discuss Chet Zar here.