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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 […]

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.

Recap: REVOK – “SPECTRE” & “DREAM” Performance (Detroit)

Last weekend in Detroit, imagery from REVOK’s Spirograph & Tape Loops series enveloped a series of musical performances creating a truly immersive experience for the audience. Presented by the Library Street Collective and The Detroit Sessions, the events featured Roberto González-Monjas on violin accompanied by pianist Ivan Moshchuk, and the voice of Tunde Olaniran, backed by pianist Kaleb Waterman and choir (Talicia Campbell, Adrian Davis, Tiffany Marshall, Jamiliah Minter, Gully G. Que, Tamara Wallace, Jennifer Cole, Paris Mason, Tekhoyia Kirkland and Dequindre Williams) at a repurposed cathedral and the Detroit […]

Previews: Shawn Huckins – “Staring At The Sun” @ Foster/White Gallery

On June 6th, Foster/White Gallery in Seattle will be presenting a new show from Shawn Huckins (featured) entitled Staring At The Sun. Featuring two distinct bodies of work that share references to American paintings from The White House Art Collection as well as those held in prestigious museums nationwide, the work is a reflection of how the Denver-based artist sees politics in our currently divided country. The Erasures series features replicas of historical paintings superimposed by the familiar gray and white checkered pattern signifying where a software’s ‘eraser’ tool has […]

Overtime: May 20 – May 26

10,000 porcelain birds scorched with gunpowder installed at NGV in Melbourne by Cai Guo-Qiang. Kehinde Wiley’s new show depicting Tahiti’s Māhū community and referencing Ganguin opens in Paris. David Zwirner to now represent Nate Lowman. Which mega-gallery has poached the most artist in the last three years. KAWS Spongebob painting hits $5m at auction. JR reveals his digital mural at SFMOMA. A profile on Avery Singer who was included in this year’s Venice Biennale. A buyer’s guide to the Whitney Biennial. Marina Abramović speaks on becoming […]

Recap: Aron Wiesenfeld – “Natural Selection” @ Arcadia Gallery

This last weekend, the hauntingly beautiful Aron Wiesenfeld show at Arcadia Contemporary closed its two week run. Natural Selection featured a new body of work from the San Diego-based artist, rendered expertly as usual and steeped with an air of mystery. His characters are typically portrayed by themselves in a desolate, dark setting or perhaps in some expansive natural environment where the viewer is drawn into some suspenseful narrative that they aren’t quite sure of. There is a feeling of not-quite-rightness and an atmospheric tension to each piece […]

Upcoming: Javier Calleja – “Clouds Through The Window” @ Galerie Zink

Returning to Galerie Zink in Germany less than a year since his last solo (covered) with the gallery, Javier Calleja has prepared a new body of work for a show opening on May 26th. Entitled Clouds Through The Window, the new exhibition features the majority of the Spanish artist’s fresh output arranged on one wall like an old cabinet of curiosities. Nine paintings of different scales featuring the Nara protege’s cartoonish portraiture dominate one side in the middle of the space, further accented by custom frames created by a carver […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]