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Upcoming: Underdogs x Fat Boy Slim”Smile High Club” @ Underdogs Gallery

Following the collaborative multimedia work created by Vhils and Fat Boy Slim for London’s Iminente Festival 2018 (covered), Underdogs Gallery in Lisbon once again teamed up with the famed English DJ, musician, and record producer for their next exhibition, Smile High Club. Opening on 21 June, this banger of a show is curated by Fat Boy Slim AKA Norman Cook and is entirely focused on his passion for the iconic smiley image. Originally designed by Harvey Ball in 1963, the smiley face has been referenced […]

Previews: “LAX / SFO III” // Curated By Thinkspace @ Heron Arts

On June 15th, Thinkspace will be curating another show in the Bay Area at Heron Arts. LAX / SFO III will the the third iteration of the group show that asks artists from the New Contemporary Art movement to each contribute 12″ x 12″ pieces. Participants include: ABCNT, Abigail Goldman, Adam Caldwell, Ador, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Alexandra Manukyan, Alvaro Naddeo, Amy Sol, Anthony Hurd, Anthony Solano, Apex, Benjamin Garcia, Baldur Helgason, Brian Mashburn, Caratoes, Carl Cashman, CASE, Casey Weldon, Clare Toms, Collin Van Der Sluijs, Craig […]

Overtime: June 3 – June 9

Banksy’s anti-Brexit message at the Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition (photo: David Parry). Cindy Sherman talks ahead of a major show in London at the National Portrait Gallery. A closer look at Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock, a luxurious residency program in Senegal. A review of the new Francis Bacon show at the Gagosian in London. Spencer Tunick creates nude installation in front of Facebook and Instagram’s New York HQ. Did he appropriate the work of feminist artist Micol Hebron? Facebook will re-examine nudity policies. Urs Fischer’s new exhibition […]

Streets: Super A – “Resonance” (Boston)

Last month, The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston invited another artist to paint a mural on the MassDOT building in Dewey Square Park. Super A follows in the footsteps of Mehdi Ghanyooloo (2o16) and Os Gemeos (2012) with a pair of Barn Swallows breaking out of a glass cloch that fit perfectly in the architectural confines of the structure. Entitled Resonance, the wall from the Dutch artist “questions the social, political, and emotional systems that confine our freedom.” Photo credit: @heksr, @rosekennedygreenway, @darby1980, @jannek, @kaysarahsarah, @wickedimagery, @susanwadlington, […]

Previews: Jaune & Slinkachu – “Trash Talk” @ Thinkspace

Tomorrow night (June 1st) in Los Angeles, Thinkspace will be opening a special exhibition from two street artists known to work on the miniature scale. Entitled Trash Talk, the joint exhibition will feature work from both Beligum’s Jaune and UK-based Slinkachu. Known for his clever sculptural interventions with his subjects interacting with everyday objects from a different “Honey I Shrunk The Kids” perspective, Slinkachu has made the transition to indoor work easily by presenting his work as tiny dioramas. His work often has dark undertones so this contrasts […]

Upcoming: Paul Insect – “There’s More Upstairs” @ Allouche Gallery (Paris Popup)

Tonight in Paris, Allouche Gallery is hosting a popup exhibition from Paul Insect entitled There’s More Upstairs. The British artist’s work walks the line between old and new, influenced by Dadaist aesthetics while at the same time tackling more modern issues like the effects of social media. His latest set of mixed media works feature his signature hand-painted eyes, created with a rich ombre of color, forming the focal point to his masked portraiture. Released in conjunction with the show was a new limited edition print (available in gallery […]

Recap: REVOK – “SPECTRE” & “DREAM” Performance (Detroit)

Last weekend in Detroit, imagery from REVOK’s Spirograph & Tape Loops series enveloped a series of musical performances creating a truly immersive experience for the audience. Presented by the Library Street Collective and The Detroit Sessions, the events featured Roberto González-Monjas on violin accompanied by pianist Ivan Moshchuk, and the voice of Tunde Olaniran, backed by pianist Kaleb Waterman and choir (Talicia Campbell, Adrian Davis, Tiffany Marshall, Jamiliah Minter, Gully G. Que, Tamara Wallace, Jennifer Cole, Paris Mason, Tekhoyia Kirkland and Dequindre Williams) at a repurposed cathedral and the Detroit […]

Overtime: May 20 – May 26

10,000 porcelain birds scorched with gunpowder installed at NGV in Melbourne by Cai Guo-Qiang. Kehinde Wiley’s new show depicting Tahiti’s Māhū community and referencing Ganguin opens in Paris. David Zwirner to now represent Nate Lowman. Which mega-gallery has poached the most artist in the last three years. KAWS Spongebob painting hits $5m at auction. JR reveals his digital mural at SFMOMA. A profile on Avery Singer who was included in this year’s Venice Biennale. A buyer’s guide to the Whitney Biennial. Marina Abramović speaks on becoming […]

Streets: Banksy (Venice)

Before his stunt of setting up shop without a permit to make a point about tourism on the streets during the Venice Biennale, Banksy had previously left an unconfirmed stencil on an abandoned house next to the canal. Created at water level, the elusive British artist must have used a boat to steady himself as he painted a young child wearing a life jacket and holding a pink flare up in the air. The piece located on the island of Dorsoduro continues Banksy’s work addressing the migrant crisis. Photo via […]

Streets: Nychos x Low Bros (Los Angeles)

Earlier this month in Los Angeles, Austrian artist Nychos and German duo Low Bros teamed up for a mural in the backyard of new gallery Studio MOMÉ. The wall is not the first collaboration between The Weird Crew members, and while it features Nychos’ signature dissected imagery, it interestingly seems to be missing the retro futuristic geometric forms from the Low Bros who opted to instead add some of their repeating motifs – tennis ball, soda cans, and rose – to the composition. Check out some more […]