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Studio Visits: Sickboy – “Dreamworlds POV” @ Mirus Gallery (SF)

Returning to San Fransisco next Friday for his second exhibition with Mirus Gallery, Sickboy (interviewed) will be presenting a new series of paintings and sculpture entitled Dreamworlds POV. Arrested Motion paid a visit to the Bristol-based artist’s studio, which is housed in a former Victorian church, to see what he has in store. Sickboy’s installation at the Vanguard museum show (covered) takes viewers from a 2D painting, through a 3D sculpture and onwards to an ethereal 4D otherworld. This new body of work builds on that […]

Showing: Mr Jago – ‘Imbolc’ @ Unit London

Returning for his third exhibition with Unit London, Mr Jago is currently presenting a new body of work entitled Imbolc. The name is derived from the traditional Gaelic festival which marks the beginning of spring and the large-scale canvases, which strike a deliberately hopeful tone, are a celebration of renewal and new beginnings. Imbolc falls at the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox and there is a sense that the show’s optimism for brighter days to come is grounded in the realistic […]

Previews: “Domesticity” @ Volery Gallery

Opening on March 15th, the Domesticity group exhibition at Volery Gallery will explore the interior space as the fated environment for mankind with work from 17 international artists. Curated by Sasha Bogojev from Juxtapoz, the show features the art of Ojo Ayotunde, Ana Barriga, Pablo Benzo, Matt Bollinger, Deborah Brown, Mathieu Cherkit, Modou Dieng, Daniel Heidkamp, Yuichi Hirako, Jordy Kerwick, Sally Kindberg, Andrés Lozano, Alexis Ralaivao, Andy Rementer, Fabian Treiber, Ivana De Vivanco (seen above) and Guy Yanai. Take a look at some preview images below…             […]

Openings: “KAWS: WHAT PARTY” @ Brooklyn Museum

Tonight in New York, the Brooklyn Museum opened KAWS: WHAT PARTY to the public, featuring more than 100 works including drawings, paintings, sculptures, smaller collectibles, furniture, and larger-than-life COMPANION figures. The comprehensive exhibition is surprisingly the Brooklyn-based artist’s first major museum survey in New York, touching on the highlights of his 25 year career from his early rarely seen graffiti drawings and notebooks, to examples his now famous xx-eyed characters painted on fashion ads in phone booths and bus shelters, to the continuation of this figurative work into the fine […]

Previews: Shawn Huckins – “Skeptic” @ Stefanie Chefas Projects

Tomorrow night (October 17th) in Portland, Stefanie Chefas Projects will be opening Skeptic, a new show from  Shawn Huckins (featured). The Denver-based painter continues his practice of overlaying classic imagery ranging from still lifes to 18th century American portraiture with discordant and symbolic elements including text messages, disembodied hands, and Roman sculpture. The new body of work from Huckins delves into America’s relationship with the past and how that affects our current place in the world as well as what makes a society thrive – and what makes it […]

Showing: Jonathan Chapline – “Virtual Window” @ Hawkins Ferry House

Jonathan Chapline recently unveiled a unique exhibition entitled Virtual Window, which was staged at the Hawkins Ferry House, built to display the namesake’s collection of modern art on the shores of Lake St. Clair. Working off a selection of historical images, blueprints and present day images of the architectural space as well as Ferry’s collection (most of which was posthumously donated to the Detroit Institute of Art), the Brooklyn-based artist created four large paintings, a diptych portraying elongated arched windows, and a sculpture inspired by Giacometti’s Standing […]

Releases: Eddie Martinez – “Blockhead Lamp”

Eddie Martinez has recently teamed up with AllRightsReserved to release a new edition based on one of the reoccurring motifs in his paintings. Produced in an edition of 100, Blockhead Lamp is handcrafted from stainglass, comes signed and numbered, and mirrors the skull-like imagery that often appears in the Brooklyn-based artist’s work. Martinez further explains – “I started drawing this blockhead form in 2005. In retrospect I can see they were a direct response to my obsession with Guston, particularly his masonry work. I have a distinct memory of […]

Previews: Lola Gil – “Window Journey” @ Roq La Rue

Returning to Roq La Rue in Seattle, Lola Gil has a new show opening tomorrow night (October 8) entitled Window Journey. Continuing with a style she calls “Narrative Escapism”, the new works are filled with tension while mixing different painting techniques in the same piece. The influence of the anxiety and fear that grips our world is evident in the nine new paintings from the American artist, including some burning imagery that is surely influenced by the wildfires that seem to have affected different parts of […]

Showing: Emily Mae Smith – “Kin” @ Simone Subal Gallery

A few weeks ago, Simone Subal Gallery in New York opened a new show from Emily Mae Smith entitled Kin. Much of the American artist’s reoccurring motifs can be seen in the new work – the anthropomorphic broom, teeth, references to the female form, the bespectacled face – carefully chosen imagery that has made appearances in her painting practice for the last decade. Underlying all of Smith’s work are sly references to feminist ideals, which combined with her homages to different art movements, point out the lack of […]

Releases: Yoshitomo Nara – “123 Drumming Girls”

On October 17th, How2work will be releasing a new set of figures from Yoshitomo Nara at a one day pop-up shop at the Landmark Atrium in Hong Kong. Entitled 123 Drumming Girls, the set has an attractive price point at $2500 HKD and with it planned to be an open edition, the Japanese artist is really trying to get this to as many of his fans as possible. No word yet on an overseas release, but you can follow the How2work IG for more details on this release as well as future […]