Recently, Aakash Nihalani headed over to East Hampton, New York take part in the residency awarded by Lisa de Kooning at the Willem de Kooning studio. As one of three artists in residence for the Summer, Nihalani created several works in the studio as well as a number of site-specific installations on the grounds of the estate featuring his distinctive geometric works that stems from his roots as a street artist using tape as his medium. With his techniques, the NY-based artist is able to create […]
Tag Archives: Contemporary Art
Inspired by a quote by Marcel Duchamp – “From my close contact with artists and chess players I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists” – the Saatchi Gallery in London will be hosting a new show opening on September 8th entitled The Art of Chess. These specially commissioned chess sets have been created by some of the giants of the contemporary art world including Maurizio Cattelan, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Oliver Clegg, […]
After a joint show with Nathan DeYoung last year in Los Angeles, Linnea Strid will be opening her own solo show on September 1st in her home country. Washed Up And Left Behind, held at Galleri Diana, will feature the Swedish painter’s amazing hyper-realistic work. If you happen to be by the area of Luthagen in Uppsala, make sure you stop by the showpace to check out the paintings. Discuss Linnea Strid here.
This Saturday, Shepard Fairey will present a fresh body of work created in collaboration with Neil Young. The show entitled Americana is Shep’s interpretations of the songs from Young’s recently released album Crazy Horse. This special exhibition will be held at Perry Rubenstein’s newly opened Los Angeles gallery. For all you Obey fans, there will be a limited edition print set available at the opening which contains silkscreen versions of the artwork created for the show. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
On September 3rd, the Parlá Brothers (José & Rey) will be presenting a new show in Paris at colette entitled U.T.O.P.I.A. The Brooklyn-based artists will be presenting a collaborative effort with José’s specialty being drawing and painting, while Rey is known for his photographs. It will be interesting to see how they plan to fuse their two artistic repertoires in this new body of work. Discuss José Parlá here.
Starting on September 1st, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will be presenting an exhibition that “bends and blurs the boundaries between conceptual art and theoretical architecture, using the notion of the “field” to frame an investigation into the construction, representation, and experience of space.” Entitled Field Conditions, the showing features work from both contemporary artists and practicing architects, including Tauba Auerbach, Daniel Libeskind, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Sol LeWitt, Lebbeus Woods, and more. In particular for her fans out there, Auerbach is having her 50/50 […]
One of the most interesting things about curating a group exhibition of over 100 artists is getting to see behind the scenes as the artists develop their work for the show (Chloe Early seen above). Updates come constantly as the participants share their excitement about creating work for the show, and getting to see some of the creative process that goes into the work is always a pleasure. Space//Form opens in just a couple of weeks time now in Portland at Breeze Block Gallery and here […]
Futura may live and work in New York City, but the graffiti legend hasn’t had a solo exhibition in his hometown for over 12 years. That’s all going to change as the artist formerly known as Futura 2000 will be unveiling a large and fresh body of work with Valmorbida (who have put on great shows in the past – here & here & here) come September 6th. We look to see more of the amazing direction he showed us when we saw him in Paris. […]
Last week, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery also presented work from Vonn Sumner, who was showing alongside Nicola Verlato (covered). The LA-based painter, who was mentored by the renowned Wayne Thiebaud, put a new body of work entitled This Makes Sense on display featuring his his contemplative and consumed characters placed against stark backgrounds. He states: “My paintings are an attempt to bring together seemingly contradictory elements: the observable outer world and the subjective inner world; the formal possibilities of non-objective painting and the psychological possibilities of representational painting; seriousness and […]
Stories of the week: Flying Fortress and Nychos’ mural Bristol Rodeo Riders for the See No Evil festival. Sad news for Los Angeles – Margo Leavin Gallery (reps Baldessari, Leavitt, Vallance, among others) to close. Los Angeles Magazine on understanding MOCA’s future by examining its past. Greg.org gives the story behind Transmission LA: AV Club (held at MOCA) and puts it all into context. Why artists (such as MOCA’s Baldessari, Kruger, Opie, and Ruscha) are on museum boards. Art thief receives reduced two-year good behavior bond by claiming […]