Jonathan LeVine Projects recently closed a showing by John Jacobsmeyer, his debut solo with the Jersey City gallery. Entitled Great Feats and Defeats, the oil paintings from the New York-based artist depict a world of impossible mazes created from plywood, full struggling competitors. The pieces created on aluminum are strangely influenced by both Jacobsmeyer’s fascination with wood since childhood and from his love for gaming cultures. He explains – “If time were reversed and analog followed digital, if plywood clubhouses were made in order to […]
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Taking place in the middle of March every year in Valencia is the Las Fallas Festival (or Festival of Fire) which has evolved from the feast day for St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters into a five day extravaganza. The highlight of the event is the creation and destruction of a fallas (or ninots), one of which this year was designed by Spanish artist Okuda. The 25m high sculptural piece entitled Universal Equilibrium features his signature vibrant color palette as well as his recognizable prismatic patterns. […]
Earlier this month, Thinkspace in Los Angeles presented all new works from Amy Sol (interviewed) entitled Bird of Flux. Working with a more muted palette and a predominately twilight setting, the Nevada-based artist was able to achieve a more introspective and melancholic feel to the show. Some of her elegant female characters were stylistically more elongated which carried over to her first exploration of sculptural forms. Take a look at the entire body of work here. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Amy Sol here.
This Saturday night, March 24th, Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening a group show entitled Immersion. Artists were asked to create work that play off the title of the exhibition – literally depicting immersion, working with the complete immersion into other worlds, or make pieces that involve the process of immersion in the creative process itself. Participating artists include Dan Attoe (seen above), Amy Bennett, Morgan Blair, Ryan Travis Christian, Hanna Hansdotter, Kajahl, Matthew Palladino, Super Future Kid, Christian Rex van Minnen, Mark […]
James Jean (interviewed) recently announced the release of a collaborative product with Defonce Chocolatiers that feature his artworks and design. The custom bar features cannabis-infused white chocolate splashed with Rosé champagne and showered with pistachios and strawberries. If interested, check out an unpackaging video on his IG here as well as retailers where it can be purchased. Discuss James Jean here.
Following up on their show in 2014 (covered), the Miaz Brothers recently opened up their solo with Lazarides at their new Mayfair home, Lazinc Sackville. Entitled Anonymous, the 16 paintings on display are a continuation of the Italian duo’s Antimatter series, comprised of the out of focus portraits (and one sculpture) that they have become famous for. The haunting large-format canvases are created using a meticulous layering of spray paint and feature more experimental and bolder brush strokes this go around. Check out more photos of the exhibition below… Photos […]
After seeing the 4 foot version of this figure back in 2015, the vinyl version of Luke Chueh’s (interviewed) Bruised Lee figure is now available for purchase. Created as a sculptural rendition of his It Takes More Than A Jumpsuit (And Nunchakus) painting, the 6.3″ high art toy available through VTSS Toys for $100 shipped worldwide and is limited to a run of 500. Combining the Los Angeles-based artist’s signature sad bear with Bruce Lee’s classic yellow jumpsuit from movie, The Game of Death, the first figure offered is the unbruised version […]
Coming up at the end of March, KAWS will be opening two show at the Hong Kong (March 26th) and Tokyo (March 22) locations of Galerie Perrotin. The Brooklyn-based artist’s latest solo in the vibrant metropolis of southeastern China will coincide with the opening of Art Basel Hong Kong and mark his return after he was the gallery’s first artist at this branch in 2012 (covered) and after his sculpture project in 2014 (covered). And, his exhibition in Japan will give his fans in Japan, who grew […]
Currently at the Library Street Collective in Detroit, Margo Wolowiec has a show on display featuring her “#rosegarden” series of works. Entitled Taking Over, the new pieces continue her exploration on the relationship between weaving and computing, both in the binary concept that each is based on as well as mixing the two in her creative process. She references social media for her imagery, taking the photos she finds through hashtags and geotags and then using a sublimation dye process to transfer them onto groups of threads which […]
Last month, Jules Maeght Gallery in San Francisco opened a joint show from YESNIK EVAD and Cécile Granier de Cassagnac entitled Subliminal Sanctuary. Both artists paint the natural world with an eye toward the abstract – YESNIK with his acrylic and collage totemic representations of the his time in the Sequoia National Park in Central California and Granier de Cassagnac’s with her at times realistic and at times more loose watercolor “emotional responses to memory and experience in the wilderness.” Take a look at more photos from the opening below… Discuss Dave Kinsey […]