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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, […]

Showing: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “LET THE OUTSIDE IN” @ KP Projects

Currently at KP Projects in Los Angeles, another solo showing from Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) is on view until June 15th. Entitled LET THE OUTSIDE IN, the new body of work from the locally-based artist continues his world building and furthers the rich mythology behind his narrative. Along with some familiar characters, Simkins has introduced a few others like his hero the “Defender of the Outside” Kitron as well as the Starry Knights. Take at more photos as well as some footage from the opening below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos, […]

Releases: Aron Wiesenfeld – “The Bridge” Print

Based on a haunting painting from Aron Wiesenfeld’s recently closed show in Pasadena (covered), his latest print features a girl on a snow covered bridge midway between two worlds. The Bridge is time limited release and is available here now until 7:59 AM PDT on Friday, June 7th, never to be produced again. Measuring 22″ tall × 34″ wide, the print comes signed and numbered and costs $190. Head over here if you want to add it to your collection. Discuss Aron Wiesenfeld here.

Showing: “MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI” @ Tai Kwun Contemporary

Over the weekend, Tai Kwun Contemporary opened an expansive new show from Takashi Murakami entitled MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI. Taking over all the galleries at the art center, the over 60 paintings and sculptures on display represent different facets of the Japanese artist versatile practice. Included in the exhibition are paintings that range from his his large-scale post-apocalyptic works to his optimistic flower pieces to his contemplative Enso works alongside sculptures, videos works, custom carpets & wallpapers. Also on view new for the first time are Murakami’s various outlandish costumes that […]

Overtime: May 27 – June 2

Ellsworth Kelly stamps released by USPS this week. Photo by @Yngaling. Banksy’s Port Talbot stencil to be moved to a gallery. Another stellar addition to INSA’s GIF-iti series of works. KAWS last collaboration with Uniqlo ignites a frenzy. Quatre Caps reinterprets classic still life paintings to highlight plastic pollution. Charlie Adlard, comic artist behind The Walking Dead series to have exhibition in hometown. Original drawing for the first-ever cover of Tintin could fetch over $1m at auction. Nine curators share their favorite wall colors to display […]

Previews: Jaune & Slinkachu – “Trash Talk” @ Thinkspace

Tomorrow night (June 1st) in Los Angeles, Thinkspace will be opening a special exhibition from two street artists known to work on the miniature scale. Entitled Trash Talk, the joint exhibition will feature work from both Beligum’s Jaune and UK-based Slinkachu. Known for his clever sculptural interventions with his subjects interacting with everyday objects from a different “Honey I Shrunk The Kids” perspective, Slinkachu has made the transition to indoor work easily by presenting his work as tiny dioramas. His work often has dark undertones so this contrasts […]

Upcoming: Paul Insect – “There’s More Upstairs” @ Allouche Gallery (Paris Popup)

Tonight in Paris, Allouche Gallery is hosting a popup exhibition from Paul Insect entitled There’s More Upstairs. The British artist’s work walks the line between old and new, influenced by Dadaist aesthetics while at the same time tackling more modern issues like the effects of social media. His latest set of mixed media works feature his signature hand-painted eyes, created with a rich ombre of color, forming the focal point to his masked portraiture. Released in conjunction with the show was a new limited edition print (available in gallery […]

Josh Sperling Commissioned Wall Installation

Josh Sperling recently made a great case for living with art with a new installation featuring his signature geometric forms. The project was especially challenging because each squiggle was constructed to perfectly fit the 16 degree curve of the wall. The commissioned piece was apparently arranged by Sorry We’re Closed in Brussels and mirrors some of the large site specific wall hangings the New York-based artist creates for his exhibitions. Photo credit: @dianearques. Discuss Josh Sperling here.