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Previews: Jacub Gagnon – “Short Stories” @ Thinkspace Gallery

On April 1st, Thinkspace Gallery will be opening Short Stories, their third solo show from Jacub Gagnon (interviewed) in their Culver City space. The new body of work sees the Canadian painter continue his penchant for combining familiar elements like woodland creatures and everyday objects in surreal juxtapositions that make  sense when you consider the clever titles of the paintings. In fact, he starts his pieces first by coming up with the play on words that become the names of his paintings and then the associated vignettes that become the […]

Openings: Matzu // Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Oh Magic Night” @ HOCA Foundation

A couple weekends ago, the HOCA Foundation in Hong Kong hosted an opening reception for a new showing from Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) entitled Oh Magic Night. Taking full advantage of the 11,000 exhibition space, the Brooklyn-based artist presented 45 paintings and 10 sculptural works that have been a year in the making. The rich, vibrant, and complex compositions draw from experiences in America as well as from his Japanese ancestry both in subject matter and techniques, some quite impressive in scale.  For those in town, go check it out for yourself before April 9th at Shop […]

Upcoming: 2017 Brooklyn Artists Ball

On Monday, April 3rd, the Brooklyn Museum will host the seventh annual Brooklyn Artists Ball. This year’s event will honor Brooklyn Museum trustee and music producer Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and artist and activist Alicia Keys for their outstanding commitment to art in all its forms. This year’s event will be full of artist collaborations, transformative décor brought to life by David Stark Designs, and special surprise performances. The fundraiser will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the museum’s lobby at 6:30 pm before shifting […]

Upcoming: Casey Gray – “Double Knotted” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

On April 1st, Hashimoto Contemporary will present a new body or work from Casey Gray in their San Francisco space. Entitled Double Knotted, this will the first solo at the gallery by the locally-based artist featuring his special form of still life utilizing spray paint and hand-cut masking techniques. Take a look at the video below in his studio as he prepares for the show. Photo and video credit: Shaun Roberts. Discuss Casey Gray here.

Showing: Alex Gross – “Antisocial Network” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Though the end of this week, Alex Gross’ (interviewed) solo Antisocial Network will be on view at the Corey Helford Gallery featuring the locally-based artist’s look at the paradoxical effects of social media in our lives. His series of oil paintings along with some preparatory drawings feature his characters indulging in technology leading to a distanced state, showing how these networking apps pull us apart instead of bring us closer together. Rounding out the exhibition are a new set of his signature vintage cabinet card paintings, with the subjects modified oftentimes to […]

Releases: Seth – “In My Head” Lithograph

First introduced in China during the Back To School mural project in September 2016, than recreated at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, for his Wall Drawings exhibition, Seth will be releasing his In My Head image as a limited edition lithograph. Available from March 30th via agencesixpm.com this will be an inaugural edition for the new Paris-based art agency. Produced at Idem Paris, this fine art edition required 4 technicians, 6 hours of hand cutting, and 56 hours of printing to be completed. The result is a […]

Releases: KAWS x Uniqlo x Peanuts

Although we’ve barely warmed up to KAWS’ latest product (covered), he surprises us with even more news via Instagram. “I’m happy to finally be able to announce a new project releasing this April with Uniqlo…” Like his previous Uniqlo project, there will be KAWS x Peanuts apparel as well as some plush toys apparently this go around (see below). Discuss KAWS here. UNIQLO ''UT'' KAWS×PEANUTS plush toys. A post shared by NIGO® (@nigo) on Mar 22, 2017 at 9:26pm PDT

Releases: Josh Keyes – “I’ll Melt With You” Print

Josh Keyes (interviewed) just released an open edition entitled I’ll Melt With You. The image is taken from a 2016 acrylic painting and displays his concern with humankind’s effect on our environment and future. The edition will be open/unsigned and the image dimensions are 12 x16 inches (30.48 x 40.64 cm). Total print dimensions, including border: 16 x 20 inches (40.64 x 50.8 cm). The print is now available here from The Colossal Shop and is priced at $60. Discuss Josh Keyes here.

Releases: JORDAN X KAWS Capsule

Following the initial news on the KAWS x Air Jordan 4 (covered), we now not only have an official release date for the collaboration, but also a great preview of the apparel that will be released alongside the shoes. The Jordan X KAWS capsule collection is highlighted by the Air Jordan IV designed with the Brooklyn-based artist and will include an apparel collection made up of a coach’s jacket, hoodie, t-shirt and five-panel cap. The launch is set for March 28 in Greater China and on March […]

Showing: Aya Takano – “The Jelly Civilization Chronicle” @ Galerie Perrotin (Paris)

This weekend, Galerie Perrotin in Paris hosted the opening of a new show from Aya Takano entitled The Jelly Civilization Chronicle. The ethereal and dreamy 26 paintings and drawings on display are the preparatory studies for a 186-page manga of the same name from the Japanese artist. Expanding her fantastical storytelling skills from her imagination to artwork and now to manga, Takano is finally able to more fully share her vision – in this instance – the adventures of Naki and Minaka in a journey from […]