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Releases: Barry McGee x Sonos x Beastie Boys – “Play:5 Speaker”

Coming up soon, Sonos will be releasing a collaboration with Barry McGee on one of their Play:5 Speakers that celebrates the release of a new memoir from the Beastie Boys. The limited run design features the Bay Area graffiti artist’s familiar pattern spelling out the name of the legendary American hip hop group on the front. McGee further explains – “The speaker has a pretty contemporary and clean design, so I used a pattern that disrupts the front of the speaker, but still complements it.” Proceeds will help support […]

Previews: Geoff McFetridge – “Coming Back Is Half The Trip” @ Eighteen Gallery

Following up their showcase with Barry Mcgee (covered), Eighteen Gallery in Copenhagen has another great exhibition planned for this weekend. Opening on October 26th, Coming Back Is Half The Trip is a solo show from Geoff McFetridge featuring eight new canvases and a delightful series of sculptural animal forms in powder coated steel. This time around, quite a few new pieces from the Los Angeles-based illustrator, designer and artist seem to be based on a circular theme, as evidenced by the title of the show, and will […]

Releases: YESNIK – “Utopia” Print

This Friday (October 26), YESNIK will be releasing a rare print, his first in four years. Entitled Utopia, the 7 color screenprint will have a run of 115, measure 19 x 22 inches, come signed, numbered, stamped and feature one his collage-like structures inspired by his time spent with the textures and colors of the Central California. Head over to his webshop tomorrow morning when the purchase link goes live. For those interested in seeing his work in person, he will be unveiling new works in San Diego […]

Previews: Andrew Schoultz – “Full Circle” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Tonight (October 25th) in New York, Joshua Liner Gallery will be opening their second solo show with Andrew Schoultz. Full Circle includes works on paper, paintings, and new mixed media American flags set against a backdrop of a hand painted transformed space. Using familiar motifs like colorful concentric circles, the all seeing eye, brick structures, clouds, serpents, castles, and the aforementioned flag, the Los Angeles-based artist continues to weave a troubling and timely commentary on the social-political climate and the economics of globalism & capitalism. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.

Releases: Lu Pingyuan – “Look! I’m Picasso!” Figure

We first noticed the works of Lu Pingyuan at this year’s Art Basel HK (covered), where he successfully introduced his Look! I’m Picasso! body of work. Half a year later, the Chinese artist has created a limited edition figure of one of the characters from the series, which will be available soon. The entire series was inspired by a single scene from the Toy Story movie in which Mr. Potatohead ends up with his features all twisted and says “Look! I’m Picasso!” This particular line triggered Pingyuan to think about the […]

Streets: Okuda – “Air, Sea, Land” (Boston)

Earlier this month, Okuda completed his largest public installation project to date in Boston’s Seaport District. Curated by Justkids, the seven large-scale sculptures from the Spanish artist features his distinctive kaleidoscope of colors and geometric shapes. Air, Sea, Land is inspired by the intersection of elements at the dynamic waterfront neighborhood and continues exploring some of the street artist’s favorite themes – “the tale of life and coexistence, and the mythological edge where the animal kingdom encounters with the human world.” Discuss Okuda here.

Showing: Dadara – “Life Inside a Pixel” @ KochXBos

Amsterdam’s KochXBos gallery recently opened a solo exhibition by local art hero, Dadara. Life Inside a Pixel is the long-awaited exhibition from the famou illustrator, designer, cartoonist, painter, and performance artist, built around the ideas and experiences from his Solipmission Installation at Burning Man 2017. For the aforementioned installation, the Dutch artist and his team were locked inside a black box in the desert for the duration of the event. Inspired by everyday life and the perception of reality through the screens of our phone and computers, […]

Showing: Kelsey Brookes – “Fibonacci, Waveforms, and Capsid Symmetries” @ Quint Gallery

On view through November 10th at Quint Gallery in La Jolla, Kelsey Brookes’  new show sees him take his work in a more dimensional direction. Fibonacci, Waveforms, and Capsid Symmetries continues the locally-based artist’s longstanding practice of looking to nature and science for inspiration. The painted freestanding and wall sculptures deal with viruses and the Fibonacci sequence, and feature Brookes’ signature psychedelic and colorful patterns. Check out the video below for further explanation if you are interested… Discuss Kelsey Brookes here.

Upcoming: KAWS – “GONE” @ Skarstedt Gallery

Making the move up to Skarstedt Gallery, KAWS, whose work recently breached the $1 million mark at auction, has a show opening in New York on November 8th entitled GONE. Fans of the Brooklyn-based artist will certainly be looking forward to seeing in person the monumental new bronze revealed recently on the cover of the Vanity Fair On Art 2018 supplement along with other sculptures and his abstracted paintings, which are often riffs on iconic cartoonish characters. The striking new piece featuring his instantly recognizable Companion and BFF figures have […]

Overtime: Oct 15 – 21

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): In advance of the midterms, Barbara Kruger reprises MOCA mural that asks ‘Who is beyond the law?’ Jenny Holzer speaks out about the added impact of the abuse of power in the Trump era. Fierce Pussy releases poster urging people to vote. New York museums drop Saudi funding after journalist’s murder. Khashoggi scandal leads art world to rethink ties to Saudi Crown Prince. The 11 best booths at the 45th edition of the […]