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Overtime: June 30 – July 7

The 2019 edition of Frieze Sculpture has opened in London including work from Robert Indiana (seen above). Artists Zilvinas Kempinas transforms Bordeaux chapel with his magnetic tape tunnel. Archived video interview may give us our best glimpse of Banksy yet. Banksy designs stab-proof vest for Stormzy’s Glastonbury set. JR talks about this digital mural at SFMOMA. Joshua Vides transforms Harrods’ FENDI with his signature. Human-bird hybrid sculptures by Calvin Ma. Massive wooden wave installation by Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen. Swiss architect Peter Zumthor comments on […]

Showing: Shepard Fairey – “Facing The Giant – 3 Decades Of Dissent” @ Galerie Itinerrance

As a continuation of Shepard Fairey’s (interviewed) 30th anniversary exhibitions opening up around the world, Galerie Itinerrance unveiled a selection of work last week from the infamous American street artist. Facing The Giant – 3 Decades Of Dissent features reoccurring themes in his work that highlight his social activism. Shep further explains – “Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent is a reflection on the last 30 years of my career, highlighting both the continuity and the evolution of my art and concepts. It began with an absurd sticker […]

Previews: Jacob Gagnon – “Dream World” @ Thinkspace

This Saturday night (June 29th), Thinkspace Gallery will unveiling a new selection of works from Jacub Gagnon (interviewed) in a show entitled Dream World. Combining flora and fauna from the natural world with objects and elements from the human world, the Canadian artist creates surreal amalgamations that usually work around clever wordplay (like the piece above called Dragon’s Fruit). Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Jacub Gagnon here.

Recap: Art Basel Switzerland 2019

Last week, the art world once again congregated in Switzerland at the art fair that start it all – Art Basel. The picturesque Swiss town saw collectors, dealers, curators, and others gather to see the most exciting artworks from the top galleries in the world all displayed at the same venue. Take a look above at an excellent example of Austin Lee’s work in the Peres Projects booth as well as other things that caught our eye in the set of photos below… Photo credit: Sasha […]

Upcoming: Underdogs x Fat Boy Slim”Smile High Club” @ Underdogs Gallery

Following the collaborative multimedia work created by Vhils and Fat Boy Slim for London’s Iminente Festival 2018 (covered), Underdogs Gallery in Lisbon once again teamed up with the famed English DJ, musician, and record producer for their next exhibition, Smile High Club. Opening on 21 June, this banger of a show is curated by Fat Boy Slim AKA Norman Cook and is entirely focused on his passion for the iconic smiley image. Originally designed by Harvey Ball in 1963, the smiley face has been referenced […]

Previews: “The Visions of Graces” @ Roq La Rue

Tomorrow night (June 13th), Roq La Rue in Seattle will be opening a three person show from Kari-Lise Alexander (seen above), Syd Bee, and Laurie Lee Brom. Entitled The Visions Of Graces, the exhibition features paintings from three Northwest painters who imbue their feminine imagery with surreal and dark elements as well as an atmosphere of mystery. Check out some more preview images below…                    

Previews: “LAX / SFO III” // Curated By Thinkspace @ Heron Arts

On June 15th, Thinkspace will be curating another show in the Bay Area at Heron Arts. LAX / SFO III will the the third iteration of the group show that asks artists from the New Contemporary Art movement to each contribute 12″ x 12″ pieces. Participants include: ABCNT, Abigail Goldman, Adam Caldwell, Ador, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Alexandra Manukyan, Alvaro Naddeo, Amy Sol, Anthony Hurd, Anthony Solano, Apex, Benjamin Garcia, Baldur Helgason, Brian Mashburn, Caratoes, Carl Cashman, CASE, Casey Weldon, Clare Toms, Collin Van Der Sluijs, Craig […]

Upcoming: Jen Stark – “Dimensionality” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

On June 20, Jen Stark inaugural solo exhibition with the Joshua Liner Gallery will open in New York. Dimensionality features paintings, sculptures, installations, and a mural from the Los Angeles-based artist that highlight her mastery of seductive patterns and a vivid color gradients. As the title of her show suggests, she imbues her works with complex layers and rich textures, granting a sense of dimension to her pieces, of a prime example of which can be seen above. Discuss Jen Stark here. View this post on […]

Overtime: June 3 – June 9

Banksy’s anti-Brexit message at the Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition (photo: David Parry). Cindy Sherman talks ahead of a major show in London at the National Portrait Gallery. A closer look at Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock, a luxurious residency program in Senegal. A review of the new Francis Bacon show at the Gagosian in London. Spencer Tunick creates nude installation in front of Facebook and Instagram’s New York HQ. Did he appropriate the work of feminist artist Micol Hebron? Facebook will re-examine nudity policies. Urs Fischer’s new exhibition […]

Streets: Super A – “Resonance” (Boston)

Last month, The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston invited another artist to paint a mural on the MassDOT building in Dewey Square Park. Super A follows in the footsteps of Mehdi Ghanyooloo (2o16) and Os Gemeos (2012) with a pair of Barn Swallows breaking out of a glass cloch that fit perfectly in the architectural confines of the structure. Entitled Resonance, the wall from the Dutch artist “questions the social, political, and emotional systems that confine our freedom.” Photo credit: @heksr, @rosekennedygreenway, @darby1980, @jannek, @kaysarahsarah, @wickedimagery, @susanwadlington, […]