Tomorrow night (June 9th), a new exhibition from Emily Mae Smith opens to the public at Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin. Entitled Feast of Totems, the show is well named as it features the re-occurring imagery of fruits, droplets, tongues, lips, and teeth that signal a grotesque consumption running through the new body of work. Also seen in multiple paintings is one of the Brooklyn-based artist’s most recognizable motifs, the totemic broom lady posed in familiar positions that harken back to classic paintings in art history. Utilizing a flat […]
Closing at the end of last month in New York, Anthony Iacono’s show at P·P·O·W intrigued us with his provocative subject matter as well as technique. While many of the New York-based artist’s pieces seem to be referencing BDSM fantasies (some more directly with colorful renderings of kinky scenes and some more subtle by incorporating rope or cords into the compositions), the imagery is tempered by his dark humor and the way he never expands the viewer’s field of vision to take in the entire spectacle. Also of interest […]
Continuing his annual showings at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, Eric Joyner (interviewed) will be returning for another solo on June 23rd. Cleverly entitled Glazed Machinations, the new body of work perfectly encapsulates what inspires him to paint – robots and donuts. Whether it be his signature Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots or incorporating the iconic Randy’s Donuts into his imagery, Joyner always finds novel new adventures for his two “muses” as well as unique ways for them to interact. Discuss Eric Joyner here.
On June 9th, a massive group show will open at Antler Gallery in Portland entitled LAX/PDX. The exhibition is the 13th iteration of an effective way Thinkspace shares their roster of artists around the world by curating exhibitions for their friends at different galleries. You can see a full list of the artists below and some preview images but a few things that caught our eyes included another shark from Josh Keyes (seen above), a timely piece from OakOak, Matthew Grabelsky taking his animals off the subway, Mark Dean […]
On June 23rd, Circle Culture’s Berlin branch will be opening an exhibition with Kevin Earl Taylor, his third with the gallery. Entitled Apex, the new body of work features paintings, works on paper and site-specific installations that seem to explore some the environmental issues facing our world today. Much of the San Francisco-based artist’s imagery documents moments of encounter between different species of the natural world, separated by constructs like glass spheres and pedestals. At the opening reception, author Carl von Siemens will be presenting his book Der […]
Dran opened a new pop-up exhibition in London over the weekend entitled Dessin du Jour. As the title suggests, the body of work is dominated by approximately 120 drawings which the artist has been executing on a daily basis in preparation for the show. The pieces individually distill down the small victories and defeats, dreams and doubts and joys and sorrows of everyday life. We see a man marooned on an island encircled and cut-off by gridlocked traffic which speaks to the isolation of modern urban life, […]
Openspace Gallery in Paris is paying tribute to Miss Van with a special retrospective. The show, curated by Samantha Longhi and Nicolas Chenus, presents more than 90 works from 2003 to today, and is running until June 14th. Spanning across 15 years, the exhibition highlights the French artist’s prolific body of works on paper, wood, and canvas. It’s quite an emotional journey for a viewer as they take a look at her varied sources of inspiration and her signature female characters set in diverse oniric situations. Upon […]
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Ed Ruscha still has plenty more to say about America. LAXART reopens in LA with a renewed mission and a giant Barbara Kruger mural. Dealer Steve Lazarides plans an unsanctioned show of the artist’s ‘Golden Years’. Banksy’s dismal opinion on advertising industry resurfaces on the web. ‘TIME’ Magazine’s “The Drone Age” cover displays one of the biggest drone shows in the U.S. Interview Magazine (1969-2018): ‘An enduring symbol of downtown cool, even as […]
Last month, Swinton Gallery in Madrid hosted a show from Augustine Kofie (featured) entitled MKNZM (Mechanism). For his first solo exhibition in Spain, the American artist presented a new body of work including collage on wood, painting on canvas, and etched found clipboards featuring his signature structured yet free-flowing aesthetic. This time around, Kofie centered his work on the oblong shape, using them like belts to link parts of a conceptual machine while working with textures and gradients of a particular palette. Discuss Augustine Kofie here.
Spanish artist Okuda recently released a beautiful series of skulls featuring his distinctive patterned artwork. Produced in a run of 33, each Mickey’s Skull will come signed and numbered, measure 30x30x30cm, and feature a unique and vibrant color scheme. Collectors looking for a sculptural edition from the street artist, who often creates public sculptures, can head over here to learn more. Discuss Okuda here.