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Previews: L’Atlas and Tanc -“Substances”@ Vroom &Varossieau

On the 1st of February, Vroom &Varossieau Urban Contemporary Art in Amsterdam will be presenting the first Dutch show of the collaborative works by French artists L’Atlas and Tanc. After working side by side for more than 15 years, Substances will introduce the unique union of color and contrast, and the juxtaposition of Tanc’s expressive visual language against L’Atlas’ strict structures. On view from the 1st of February until the 17th of March, this exhibition is fully focused on the harmony of their distinctive styles within their collaborative works. Giving […]

Showing: Todd James – “Interior” @ Eighteen gallery

Eighteen Gallery in Copenhagen just opened Interior, their first solo show with Todd James, featuring new paintings depicting vibrant indoor spaces. After three exhibitions with the gallery’s “big brother” V1 gallery, the NYC-based artist presented his latest body of work in their clean white cube space in the former meatpacking district, ranging from smaller studies on paper, to massive, billboard size canvases. The entire show developed from earlier where James started incorporating more and more elaborate interior elements around his images. Basing some of the […]

Previews: Todd James – “Interior” @ Eighteen Gallery

On January 19th, Eighteen Gallery in Copenhagen will be opening a solo entitled Interior from Todd James. The new body of work from the American artist, otherwise known to his fans as REAS from his history in the New York graffiti scene, will consist of nine large paintings on canvas and eight works on paper. As referenced by the title of the exhibition, the fresh pieces will focus on the NYC-based artist’s take on the rich tradition of interior paintings through his familiar cartoonish imagery that seems […]

Upcoming: POW! WOW! Hawaii 2018

Returning to its home base after associated events last year in Washington D.C., Israel, California (Long Beach & San Jose), Worcester (Massachusetts), Guam, Seoul, Kobe, and Taiwan, the POW! WOW! crew will be kicking off the new year in Hawaii with the main festival from February 10th to 18th. Anchored by live mural painting in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, the event also will include a block party alongside the Honolulu Night Market, an exhibition curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum of Art, a print show with Detroit-based 1xRun, artist talks, screenings, […]

Recap: Hush // Untitled After Party @ Heron Arts

Over the weekend, Heron Arts in San Francisco hosted the afterparty for the UNTITLED Art Fair featuring the artwork of Hush (interviewed). With his largest installation to date, the British artist filled the space with his geishas, graffiti inspired patterns, and his east meets west aesthetic. Rounding out the evening was a musical performance from legendary San Francisco turntablist DJ QBert and Egyptian Lover with supporting sets from Romanowski and Smokes. For those interested, the exhibition will be on display on Saturdays from 11am-4pm and by appointment until February 6. Discuss […]

Showing: Sainer – ‘Chaotic Harmony’ @ Galerie Openspace

Sainer’s second solo show at Galerie Openspace (previewed) in Paris will shortly be entering its final week after opening at the start of December. The title of the exhibition – Chaotic Harmony – emphasises the symbiotic relationship between these two different states of being and this idea runs like a unifying thread through the varied and extensive exhibition. The 29 year old painter makes use of the gallery’s multiple spaces to explore the varied elements which make up his work. The landscapes are a mixture of intimate plein […]

Showing: JR – “GIANTS” @ Lazarides

Today in London, Lazinc new flagship gallery in Mayfair opened their doors with an exhibition from JR (interviewed) entitled Giants. The show focuses in on the French artist’s series of large-scale outdoor installations that started back in 2016 for the Rio Olympics (covered). Visitors will be able to view the details of the photographer and street artist’s project (which also made an appearance at the US – Mexico border), including architectural plans, photography, and studies. Rounding out the exhibition is a sweet installation sticking out of the gallery’s […]

Streets: Ian Strange (Stavanger, Norway)

Amid the planning for the annual Nuart festival in Stavanger and the upcoming second edition of Nuart Aberdeen, the team behind these two major public art events just finished their first project for 2018. Continuing the collaboration they started with Ian Strange back in September (covered), they’ve entered the new year with two new art billboards by the Australian artist installed in Stavanger East. Self-funded and erected in silence, these billboards are a permanent new public art platform in Stavanger. Following Strange’s ongoing body of […]

Showing: Barry Mcgee @ Cheim & Read

Five years since his last, and inaugural exhibition, with Cheim & Read, Barry Mcgee opened his latest solo last week at the New York gallery. The show is once again an eclectic mix of original works, installation, sculptures, various paraphernalia and personal objects, all displayed and installed in the most unexpected and uncompromising manner. For this large showcase the American artist transported everything from his San Francisco studio that “resonates” for him, as he has describes it. A large, floor to ceiling stack of vintage surfboards dominates […]

Streets: Dabs Myla (Los Angeles)

With Christmas soon approaching, now would be a good time to tell you about a project from Dabs Myla that opened recently in Los Angeles. With the support of LeBasse Projects, the Australian duo created a series of installations at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Covering three blocks of the popular shopping & dining thoroughfare with holiday themed imagery, the two artists were able to give visitors perfect photo opportunities to remember this festive season. Discuss Dabs Myla here.