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Previews: Rone – “Empire” Project (Melbourne)

Following up on his The Omega Project from 2017 (covered), Rone has taken that idea to the next level by creating an immersive installation in an abandoned Burnham Beeches art deco mansion in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges. Entitled Empire, the new undertaking from the Australian street artist near his homebase of Melbourne sees him paint his signature portraiture on the walls of the 12 room property. Created over the course of 12 months, the project combines art, vision, sound, light, botanical design and scent to take audiences […]

Previews: Camille Rose Garcia – “Web Of Stars” @ Corey Helford Gallery

This Saturday night (February 23) at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed) will be unveiling a new body of work entitled Web Of Stars. The exhibition features a selection of small paintings featuring her familiar palette, signature cast of characters, gothic feel, and Mexican culture-inspired elements. Garcia’s psychedelic new pieces include touches of cosmic imagery and references the interconnectedness of the universe, from the largest planets to the tiniest insects. Discuss Camille Rose Garcia here.

Desert X 2019

Los Angeles has beeN the focus of attention in the international art world recently due to the successful launch of the much-anticipated Frieze LA art fair. Opening just one week prior and around 125 miles away is a curated (by Neville Wakefield, Amanda Hunt, and Matthew Schum) exhibition, now in its second edition, that is just as important, also has big name star power, and is sensitive to California itself in a much more considered way. Desert X 2019, open now until April 21 (and free […]

Overtime: Feb 11 – Feb 17

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Art dealer Mary Boone sentenced to 30 months in prison for tax fraud. The rise and fall of renowned New York gallerist Mary Boone. Complete Frieze Los Angeles 2019 coverage. The 10 best booths at Frieze Los Angeles. Five star artworks that stole the show at the inaugural Frieze Los Angeles. Highlights from Frieze Los Angeles 2019 West Coast debut. Who went shopping at Frieze Los Angeles? We buttonholed the famous names […]

POW WOW ’19 / Previews: “My Neighbor Hayao” @ Ala Moana Center

As part of this year’s POW! WOW! HAWAII, Spoke Art will be presenting a group exhibition entitled My Neighbor Hayao. The tribute show to the Hayao Miyazki features work from over 100 international artists (like Dan Mumford above) each contributing an interpretation of their favorite Miyazaki films, characters and scenes. This special weekend-only showing will be on view inside Ala Moana Center (unit 1234) from February 13-17.          

Releases: Mike Lee – “Bump & Grind” Figure Set

Following up his sculptural edition for last year’s ComplexCon, Mike Lee recently released a now sold-out figure set he called Bump & Grind. The porcelain dancers caught in an intimate moment are his first collaboration with Case Studyo and are three-dimensional representations of his signature faceless and bulbous characters. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Mike Lee here.

Releases: James Jean – “Chelone” Print

Coming up next week, James Jean (interviewed) has another print scheduled for release on his website for his collectors featuring the nymph Chelone. Starting at 8:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, February 12 and ending at 7:59 AM PDT on Wednesday, February 13, the time limited edition printed on special metallic paper will come signed and numbered. Priced at $220, the 20-1/2″ tall × 18-1/2″ wide print features dimensionally enhanced elements like the tortoise shell, octopus, and Chelone’s hair as well as the shell and water are silkscreened in diamond dust Jean further explains – […]

Overtime: Feb 4 – Feb 10

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Mexico City’s Zona Maco is buzzing with dynamic voices from the region. Zona Maco is exhilarating, inviting, and full of heavy-hitting art. Economic policies introduced by Mexico’s new president have yet to dent dealers’ sales at Zona Maco. As Zona Maco opens, the best exhibitions to see across Mexico City. How Graciela Iturbide became one of Mexico’s greatest photographers. Grace Jones graces the stage for Aids charity at Mexico City home of […]

Showing: “New Classics” @ Galerie C.O.A.

At the end of last month, Galerie C.O.A. in Montreal opened up a group show featuring artists who took inspiration from artistic movements or individual masters of the past, albeit with their own contemporary take on things. Curated by Sasha Bogojev, the exhibition included work from Eleanor Mccaughey, Pablo Benzo, Ted Pim, Erkut Terliksiz, Emilio Villalba, Sean Norvet, Kathy Ager, Julio Anaya Cabanding (seen above), Doping-Pong, Aldo Sergio, and Mathieu Cherkit.

Showing: Conrad Jon Godly – “To see is not to speak” @ JD Malat Gallery

From 25 January until 2 March, JD Malat Gallery in London will be presenting the first UK solo show by Conrad Jon Godly. To See is Not to Speak consists of 15 new pieces, marking a comeback for the Swiss artist’s most recognized series of texture-intense, photo-realistic mountains. The show title is taken from a quote from Japanese author, Kobayashi Hideo – “To see is not to speak, because words could distract your eyes” – and is indicative of the artist’s respect for Japanese culture which taught […]