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Upcoming: Kevin Peterson – “Wild” @ Thinkspace

Coming up on March 2nd, Thinkspace in Los Angeles will continue to show Kevin Peterson with a new exhibition entitled Wild. Known for his beautiful paintings of children passing through urban environments with their animal companions, the Houston-based painter looks to not be deviating from this formula for his new body of work. Those who want to own some art from him now can purchase a new print (seen below) from him this Friday, January 18th at 10 am PST from the gallery’s webstore. Discuss Kevin Peterson here.

Overtime: Jan 7 – Jan 13

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): The definitive guide to the key art fairs taking place around the world in the first half of 2019. Three ways art history needs to change in 2019. The five trends that will shape the art market in 2019. 15 Los Angeles artists to watch in 2019. Your guide to the best shows at London gallery-share Condo. Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro dissolves Ministry of Culture. What happened to the Catholic Church’s […]

Showing: Daniel Arsham – “Static Mythologies” @ Ron Mandos Galerie

Currently in Amsterdam, Daniel Arsham just opened a show entitled Static Mythologies at Ron Mandos Galerie featuring a diverse selection of works. Along with the European debut of his immersive installation Lunar Garden, the American artist has also included examples of his eroded sculptures and the newer masked sculptures. This exhibition coincides with his soon to be opened show at the Moco Museum. Photo credit: @SashaBogojev Discuss Daniel Arsham here.

Showing: Erik Parker – “New Soul” @ Mary Boone Gallery

A couple nights ago, Erik Parker’s new show opened at Mary Boone Gallery’s 5th Avenue space in New York. New Soul is a fresh body of work dominated by the locally-based artist’s series of tondos, his first time working with circular canvases. Utilizing his signature saturated palette, Parker has created lush landscapes with pools of water framed with vegetations spilling from the edges, with the view offered like peering into a hidden cartoon paradise. Also seen in the selection of works are face paintings, augmented […]

Previews: Josh Sperling – “Big Time” @ Perrotin (New York)

Right on the heels of his showing just at the end of last year at Perrotin Seoul, Josh Sperling opened a new exhibition tonight at the gallery’s New York location. Big Time once again continues his exploration of geometric forms and can can be considered somewhat of a homecoming for the American artist as he lives and works in Ithaca. Created on shaped canvases, Sperlings expressive squiggles, angular shapes, and sinuous curves combine to form clusters of works that are oftentimes informed by the architecture in which it is […]

Overtime: Dec 31 – Jan 6

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Nicola L., an overlooked female pioneer of the Pop Art movement, has died at 81. Nicola L. leaves behind a legacy of fearless, offbeat sculpture. 19 unmissable museum shows to see in Europe in 2019. PODCAST: The Best of 2018 by Charlotte Burns. Arty films and books to watch out for in 2019. 11 places to travel for creative inspiration in 2019. January gallery shows to see around the world. The largest […]

Showing: Emily Mae Smith @ Consortium Museum

A couple weeks ago in Dijon, France, the Consortium Museum opened the first ever institutional exhibition devoted to Emily Mae Smith. Bringing together about forty artworks made between 2014 and 2018 from private collections, the show gives a nice overview of the American artist’s recent output. Enjoy some more photos below but the video is a must watch as Smith talks in-depth about various aspects of her imagery like the importance of the female form in her work (sometimes addressed subtly), how her signature anthropomorphic broom figure started, […]

Showing: “Absorbed By Light” @ Amsterdam Light Festival

One of the installations that grabbed the most attention this year at the Amsterdam Light Festival was a piece by artist Gali May Lucas (Design Bridge). Created with the help of sculptor Karoline Hinz, Absorbed By Light comments on our society’s increasing addiction to our mobile devices. Placed outside the Hermitage and on view through January 20th, the light sculpture plays off the theme of this year’s event – “the medium is the message.” The British artist further explains – “I see this every day in parks and in restaurants. in […]

Overtime: Dec 24 – 30

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): The unforgettable works of 15 artists who died in 2018. The Biennials coming up and not to miss in 2019. The 15 biggest art historical discoveries of 2018. Here are 16 other amazing discoveries of 2018. The museum openings you won’t want to miss in 2019. The 20 most expensive artworks sold at auction in 2018. Will the art market comes to its senses in 2019? An artist’s guide to the best […]

Previews: Tom Sachs – “The Pack” @ Vito Schnabel Gallery

Continuing to build on his longstanding fascination with Switzerland (see his recent performance at Frieze London), Tom Sachs opened a show today in St. Mortiz. Hosted by Vito Schnabel Gallery, The Pack features the American artist applying his signature technique of bricolage to question the Swiss model of an ideal society. Repurposing found materials, Sachs creates sculptures that stem from “a desire to remake the world not as it is, but the way it ought to be.” An example of the complex layers of thought and planning […]