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Streets / Teaser: Andrew Schoultz & Richard Colman – “Destroyer” @ Cooper Cole

On June 1st, Andrew Schoultz and Richard Colman will once again open a joint show together since the last time in Copenhagen in March (covered). This time, the two friends and artists will be taking their paintings up north to Toronto for an exhibition at Cooper Cole collectively entitled Destroyer. It looks like Schoultz has arrived ahead of time and has been working on a beast of mural the last six days at the recording studio of Daniel Lanois. Check it out along with the […]

Streets / Teaser: Vhils – “Diorama” @ Vera Cortês

As a followup to a piece he put up last week Alfama district of Lisbon, Vhils has also created a mural high above the city as well as in Aveiro (seen above). The recent increase in street activity in his home base is a precursor to the Portuguese artist’s show opening on June 1st at the Vera Cortês Art Agency entitled Diorama. Fans of the Mr. Farto’s unique skills will get a double dose next month as he will also be opening a show in Paris […]

Teaser: Aya Takano – “To Lose Is To Gain” @ Galerie Perrotin (Paris)

Coming up on June 23rd, Galerie Perrotin in Paris (Saint Claude location) will be opening To Lose Is To Gain, a new solo show from Aya Takano. The Japanese artist and former assistant to Murakami will be bringing her signature style of anime-influenced juxtaposition of natural forms in urban settings. Heavily influenced by her childhood readings of the natural sciences and science fiction, the work melds these interests with the techniques of the Superflat movement. Discuss Aya Takano here.

Teaser: “The Vertical Gallery” @ The Standard (DTLA)

This Thursday, May 31st, The Standard Hotel in Downtown LA will be unveiling The Vertical Gallery, a reference to their stairwell which has acted as canvas for a number of select artists. Along with AIKO (seen above), others who have painted the walls include Deedee Cheriel, Anthony Lister, Juan Mendez, Eric Garcia, Skypage, Sage Vaughn, Luis Farfan, Curtis Kulig, and Skullphone. If you remember, the DTLA location of the hip chain has also hosted outdoor murals from artists like Mike Stilkey, Buff Monster, Dave Kinsey, […]

Video: Kid Acne / The Duke Spirit – “Glorious”

One of our favourite UK exhibitions from 2011 was Kid Acne’s Kill Your Darlings retrospective at Sheffield Museum’s Millennium Gallery, where the artist first presented his Stabby Women film. The film had us hooked, and the B&W imagery captivated audiences in the gallery as his stabby women were brought to life with equal measures of heroism and vengeance. UK band The Duke Spirit liked the film so much that they asked Acne if they could use the footage for their new single Glorious. The resultant […]

Teaser: Paul Wackers – “Wait and Watch Awhile Go By” @ Alice Gallery

Opening next week (May 31st) at Alice Gallery will be Paul Wackers’ new solo Wait and Watch Awhile Go By. Looking to build on his successful showing last year at Morgan Lehman (covered), the New York-based artist will be presenting his special form of still-life painting to his fans in Brussels. The works are figurative and abstract at the same time with geometric and organic elements all centered around objects that we see in our everyday lives. Also featured as the guest artist will be Maya Hayuk. […]

Teaser: “Gin and Juice” @ Ivory & Black

Coming up on June 15th, the Ivory & Black Soho will be presenting their first group exhibition featuring artists Andrew Schoultz, Cleon Peterson, James Jean, Richard Colman and Ryan Travis Christian. Entitled Gin & Juice, the show features painters who hae been influenced by the Californian subcultures they hail from with diverse imagery ranging from the humorous, the macabre, the playful, the violent, to the idealistic.

Teaser: Eric White – “Transmission” @ Jonathan LeVine

On Saturday night, gifted painter Eric White (interviewed) will be unleashing a new series of oil paintings at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery for his first solo at the Chelsea showspace. The last time we visited with the NY-based artist, he was readying for a show in Italy last year. It appears that Transmission is a continuation of that body of work with his focus still on cinematic compositions like a still from a film as well as a predilection for scenery involving cars, a nod to […]

Teaser: Tom Sachs – “SPACE PROGRAM: MARS” @ Park Avenue Armory

Starting today in New York, the sculptural work of Tom Sachs will be on display at the Park Avenue Armory. After seeing his meticulous handcrafted pieces at Sperone Westwater last year (covered) and hearing about this upcoming show, AM has been looking forward to SPACE PROGRAM: MARS where the hugh 45,000 square foot space will be transformed into an immersive space odyssey. Utilizing his signature bricolage technique Sachs engineers all the needed equipment of the imagined mission including exploratory vehicles, mission control, launch platforms, suiting stations, […]

Update: Jeremy Geddes @ Jonathan LeVine

One of the more highly anticipated shows at the end of the year will be Jeremy Geddes’ (interviewed) solo at Jonathan LeVine. Fans already know that the new body of the work, which will be years in the making by the opening of the show on October 20th, will include the Cluster painting which was revealed earlier this year and also released as a print. It sounds as though the news and images from the upcoming exhibition be kept close to the chest for now, […]