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Upcoming: Erik Jones – “Country” @ Hashimoto Contemporary (New York)

Coming up next month, Hashimoto Contemporary’s New York space will be hosting a solo showing from Erik Jones entitled Country. Judging from the work-in-progress photos from his studio outside of Chicago, the new body of work will continue his recent series of surreal portraits that treat the extremities and appendages like colorful Gumby-like extensions of the body. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Erik Jones here.

Releases: Mark Whalen – “Unread” Sculptural Edition

In celebration of Mark Whalen’s (featured) sold out exhibition Ramble Ramble (covered) at their Los Angeles space, Over The Influence will be holding a closing reception this Sunday, May 26th (3-6 PM). The event will also include the release of a sculptural edition entitled Unread (in pink and blue color ways), small scale versions of the heads that feature prominently in the Australian-born artist’s work. For those interested who would like more info, please email [email protected] Discuss Mark Whalen here.

Releases: PREF x Fendi – “Roma Amor” Collection

The latest artist to be commissioned to lend their imagery to high fashion, in this case Fendi, is graffiti artist PREF. The London-based artist and member of the ID crew is known for his word play and three dimensional lettering, oftentimes multilayered with one word laying on top of or inside of other words. This illusory aesthetic transferred extremely well to the new collaboration, in particular to the lettering of Roma Amor, a two word palindrome as well as the name of the new collection. PREF has also […]

Showing: Do Ho Suh @ Museum Voorlinden

Museum Voorlinden recently opened Do Ho Suh’s first solo institutional show in the Netherlands, an expansive body on work anchored with a series of the mesh architectural installations that the Korean artist is known for. Along with these ethereal fabric replicas of his former homes in South Korea, New York, Berlin, and London, the exhibition also includes scale models, photography, drawings, and videos. While ideas of space and identity have always played central roles in his practice, his immigration to the United States as well as his travels have […]

Showing: Josh Tiessen – “Streams in the Wasteland” @ Jonathan LeVine Projects

Currently at Jonathan Levine Projects, a solo show is on view from Josh Tiessen, first place winner of the inaugural Delusional Art Competition that the gallery held in 2017 (covered). Inspired the prophetic literature of the Hebrew Bible, Streams in the Wasteland features works painted on irregularly shaped panels centered thematically on depicting wild animals in abandoned spaces. Tiessen further explains – “the symbolic natural imagery offers streams of hope within the post-apocalyptic wasteland, highlighting the God-given mandate of stewardship to care for animals and the environment, which is […]

Releases: Anthony Lister – “Prima Ballerina” Print

On May 23rd at 06:00 pm EST,  Anthony Lister (filmed) will be releasing a new print through Print Them All. Created as a lithograph on stone, the new edition entitled Prima Ballerina features one of the Australian artist’s most beloved motifs. His gestural dancers have graced walls around the world as well as in galleries, his way of bridging the low brow and high brow worlds with these symbols of sophistication rendered in such a gritty way. Head over to Print Them All at the appropriate time to […]

Releases: Josh Sperling – “Friend” Mirror Edition

Continuing his collaboration with Case Studyo, Josh Sperling is set to release a new edition featuring his signature geometric forms. Entitled Friend, the fiberglass mirror topped with the New York-based artist’s sinuous curves will be limited to 60 each of the blue and red variants. Those interested should head over to Case Studyo’s website on Thursday, May 23, at 2 pm CEST (8am EST) to make your purchase. Discuss Josh Sperling here.

Streets / Videos: Banksy (Venice)

Making an uninvited appearance in the city during the Venice Biennale, Banksy decided to set up shop and appear to sell his art on the streets along with all the other vendors. The difference being he didn’t have a permit to do so and the art done in the elusive artist’s uniquely tongue-in-cheek style. Before he was told to leave, passerby’s were intrigued and confused by his paintings of Venice with the addition of the ubiquitous massive cruise ship in the background. Check the video below for […]

Streets: Pejac – “Gold Mine” Project @ El Dueso Prison (Spain)

Continuing his penchant of working on unconventional creative projects, Pejac recently completed a few interventions at the Penitentiary Center of El Dueso in Spain. Situated at the entrance of artist’s hometown of Santander, it was built at the beginning of the 20th century on the remains of one of Napoleon’s old forts and is considered the oldest prison in the country. Over the course of 11 days, the Spanish artist completed two murals and modified the backboard of a basketball hoop with a trompe l’oeil element. Considering where these […]

Showing: KAWS – “ALONE AGAIN” @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

A couple weekends ago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (with support from Library Street Collective) opened a new show from art superstar KAWS. Entitled ALONE AGAIN, the exhibition features five large scale companion sculptures and three paintings displayed on a special mural painted by the Brooklyn-based artist. Utilizing his signature bold colors and abstracted pop imagery, the paintings really stand out against the 62-foot black and white snoopy-esque backdrop. This wall also contrasts nicely with the dark FINAL DAYS, SMALL LIE, ALONG THE WAY, BETTER KNOWING, and AT THIS TIME […]