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Openings: JR – “Horizontal” @ Perrotin Gallery (New York)

A few days ago in New York, French artist JR (interviewed) opened a new show entitled Horizontal at Perrotin Gallery. The body of work on display from the versatile artist echoed many of his socially conscious public arts projects from around the world like his installation at the US-Mexico border (covered) and at the Port of La Havre (covered) as well as smaller versions of his kinetic miniature train installation at Château La Coste (covered). Also created for the event was his signature eye pasted on the […]

Overtime: June 25 – July 1

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): National Portrait Gallery in London explores the influence of Michael Jackson in the art world including a new piece from Mark Ryden that revisits his 1991 paintings for the ‘Dangerous’ album cover. A wide variety of works, but only a few tackled his complicated legacy and falls short for some. Podcast: Marina Abramovic and Michael Jackson. Sotheby’s soared past expectations with a £110.2 million sale on Tuesday night in London. Lucian Freud’s late reclining […]

POW! WOW! Long Beach ’18 / Previews: “Vitality and Verve III” @ LBMA

Tomorrow (June 30th), Vitality and Verve III will open to the public (private gala tonight) at the Long Beach Museum of Art, presented in curatorial collaboration with Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Projects and the support of POW! WOW! Long Beach. The third iteration of the group exhibition highlighting artists from the “New Contemporary Art Movement” features an excellent roster including Sergio Garcia and Saber who collaborated on a cool installation featuring Garcia’s sculpture of Saber’s hand in mid spray with the graffiti artist providing his tag. […]

Previews: Alvaro Naddeo – “AmeriCan’t” @ Thinkspace

Tomorrow night (June 30th) in Los Angeles, Thinkspace Gallery will be presenting new works from Alvaro Naddeo in their project room. Continuing the locally-based artist’s focus on the ideas of waste, overconsumption and social inequality, AmeriCan’t includes a selection of watercolor on paper works that create impossible structures from urban detritus and discarded items. Born in Brazil, Naddeo has also lived in Lima, New York, and now LA, experiences that shape what he paints along with influences from his time working in advertising.

Showing: Nicolas Romero – “Empathy/a” @ The Diogenes Club

Nicolas Romero, also known by his alias Ever/Siempre, currently has a solo show on view at The Diogenes Club in LA. The space for experimental art projects in Los Angeles’ Frog Town neighborhood is hosting his latest series of works titled Empathy/a. Continuing projects with a strong conceptual note, the exhibition addresses the relationships we have with objects, a subject that the Argentinian artist has been touching on of late. The works represent allegorical presentations of our feelings through objects that reveal these internal aspects of individuals. Starting with […]

Previews: “Suggestivism: Resonance 2018” @ Spoke Art (New York)

On July 7th, Spoke Art’s New York location will be hosting the Suggestivism: Resonance 2018 group exhibition. The long running series of shows are the brainchild of artist Nathan Spoor, who is curating the roster as well as contributing a piece to the show. Combining the talents of over 50 artists, the plan is to showcase “both emerging and established artists, the exhibition encapsulates the Suggestivist art movement, incorporating elements of narrative storytelling, figurative works and imagined universes.” Participating Artists: Esao Andrews | Jana Brike | […]

Streets: Ernest Zacharevic (New York)

A couple of days ago, Ernest Zacharevic made this new playful yet emotive intervention on the streets of NYC. Titled Human Flow, the piece was directly inspired by Ai Weiwei’s documentary from which the artist borrowed the title, feeling the urge to produce a work that passes along its important message. The image features a group of little kids floating on safety rings accompanied by picture-book like birds. Painted likely on cutout wood panels, the piece was installed on a color matching blue facade on Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn, and […]

Showing: Laura Berger – “The Sun Is Between Us” @ Andenken gallery

Andeken Gallery in Amsterdam is currently hosting the European debut solo exhibition from Laura Berger titled The Sun Is Between Us. For this showcase, the Chicago-based artist created a series of new acrylics on cradled wood panels along with ceramic sculptures from her Lapis Sculptura series. Using the female figure as the focus subject in her work, Berger creates simple flat imagery using a limited color palette of clay-like hues. Through simple shapes depicted with thin outlines, she constructs elegant figures that are interacting with each other and […]

Showing: Javier Calleja – “I hope you don’t mind” @ Yusto/Giner Gallery

Earlier this month, Yusto/Giner in Spain opened a solo show from Javier Calleja entitled I hope you don’t mind. Filling the gallery space of his hometown of Malaga, the new body of work features cartoonish portraits of his doe-eyed children mixed in with text like “Hero”, “I Hope You Don’t Mind”, and “Here And Now.” Rounding out the rest of exhibition from the Nara protege is a 3D figure as well as an emphatic “Done” painted on the walls next to one of his works. Discuss Javier Calleja here. […]

Streets: Banksy (Paris) – Part II

Fifty years since the uprising in Paris in 1968, Banksy has left his mark in the the birthplace of modern stencil art. Over the weekend, we shared some larger more politically inclined pieces with you so this article is dedicated to all of the elusive street artist’s signature rats that have infested the French capital. The rodents can be seen frolicking near the Eiffel Tower all the way to living large on a billboard in Centre Pompidou. There’s still more from the British artist to share, so come […]