Tomorrow (August 30th) at 8am PST, Mark Ryden (interviewed) will be releasing the 1st printing of his Micro Portfolio 7 – The Gay 90’s Exhibition through Porterhouse. The 24 oversized (9″ x 6″) postcards includes paintings and drawings from The Gay 90’s Olde Tyme Art Show (covered) and The Gay Nineties West (covered). Priced affordably at $24.95, the set will be available here at the appropriate time. Discuss Mark Ryden here.
On September 1st, recent RISD MFA graduate Tristram Lansdowne (interviewed) will be opening a solo show in Toronto at Wil Kucey Gallery (formerly Le Gallery). Paintings by the Canadian artist for The Living Room were inspired by the modern homes designed by famous architect Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret in their early years. The continued exploration of structures by Lansdowne for this show is accompanied with sound elements – recording of excerpts from texts that were important during the creation of the new body of work. Discuss Tristram […]
This Thursday, the first of September, Spoke Art in San Francisco will be hosting the newest iteration of the Suggestivism exhibitions curated by Nathan Spoor. Like previous editions in Orange County (2011) and Rome (2013) and Los Angeles (2014), a impressive roster of artists has been put together for this group show. Participants include: Alex Pardee, Allison Sommers, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Hurd, Boris Pelcer, Charlie Immer, Dan Christofferson, Dan May, Eric Richardson, Esao Andrews, Fulvio Di Piazza, Greg Simkins, Hannah Faith Yata, Heiko Muller, Jana Brike, Jen Lobo, Jenn Simkins, Jeremy Nichols, Jet […]
Only couple of weeks ahead of his long awaited London solo show, Ryan Hewett (featured) and The Unit London shared with us some images of his newest works. Staying true to his abstract portraiture, the South African painter seems to have developed more distinctive and striking visual language since his last solo show with the gallery in April of 2015. Opening towards the end of September, Hewett’s solo show will include a new series of portrait oils created especially for this exhibition. After a great success of the […]
More stories from the week that ended Aug 28 (click on bolded words for more information): Carolina A. Miranda gives us a tour of Glenstone. Above: pair of reflecting pools by Felix Gonzalez-Torres. The demise of Qatar’s art scene. Experts fear many historic buildings might have been damaged as a consequence of the earthquake in Italy. Italian museums to donate ticket sales on Sunday to earthquake rescue efforts. Paris terrorist attacks and flooding cause 20% drop in attendance at the Louvre. Ai Weiwei says his work was […]
Continuing his unique approach to his art form, Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope (interviewed) recently revealed his latest project – Vicariously Speaking (commissioned by OZ Arts for OZ Art Fest). The Israeli artist began writing prisoners on death row in a Nashville penitentiary earlier this year. He then took key phrases from their correspondence and presented them on a series of billboards throughout the city written in his distinctive script. The ongoing project will see the next phase manifest itself with the phrases tattooed onto members of […]
On October 8th, Seonna Hong (interviewed) will be opening a new exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary entitled In Our Nature. The Los Angeles-based artist looks to be continuing her series of works that feature her girl characters and their animal companions as they explore roughly painted landscapes and geometric shapes. We don’t remember the last time she has had a solo show in the San Francisco, so if you are a fan, make sure to add this to your calendar. Discuss this show here. Discuss Seonna Hong here.
On September 8th, Jeffrey Deitch will be re-opening his Wooster Street gallery with three nights of performances from Eddie Peake. By reputation, attendees to the RSVP only ([email protected]) events will be seeing the human body on display with live music and original compositions. Inspired by after seeing ENDYMION, the London-born artist’s performance for Performa 13, Deitch decided to inaugurate his return to the NY art scene with Peake’s explorations of voyeurism, sexuality and gender. Discuss Eddie Peake here.
Continuing their series of curatorial group shows, Thinkspace will be bringing their roster of artists to Chicago on September 3rd at Vertical Gallery. Like previous iterations, the show is titled after the airports of Los Angeles, where the gallery is based and the location where they are visiting – LAX / ORD. The format will be again 12″ x 12″ with artists free to paint or create something of their preference. Participants include: Aaron Nagel, ABCNT, Adam Caldwell, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Allison Sommers, Amanda […]
Sidewalk Hymn is a new print released by Jim Houser through 1xRUN. The standard edition comes in a run of 40 and costs $65 whereas the hand-embellished edition comes in a run of 15 and costs $150. Measuring 24 x 18 inches, the prints are signed and numbered, have a COA included, and having framing as an option. The Philly-based artist further explains the image – “The idea comes from walking around my neighborhood and seeing these small vigil spots on the sidewalk at the location of […]