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Showing: Madsaki – “French Fries with Mayo” @ Galerie Perrotin (Paris)

Last week, Galerie Perrotin opened a solo show from Madsaki entitled French Fries with Mayo, the first time the Japanese artist has exhibited in Paris. On view are mostly pieces featuring his wife as his muse and pieces from his signature Wannabe series, crude imitations done in spray paint that initially can be be seen as critiques on masterworks from art history, but in actuality are his “attempts to use laughter and humor as both distraction and therapy for his internal turmoil.” To prepared for the exhibition, he […]

Openings: Soey Milk – “INFLORESCENCE” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Over the weekend, Soey Milk premiered Inflorescence, her second solo show (see 2015) to date with Corey Helford Gallery. The collection of over 20 paintings and drawings highlighted significant moments in Milk’s life. Those who attended the premiere may have felt a sense of familiarity with some of the crowd. This should not come as a surprise as the new body of work included portraits of many of her friends as well as herself. During a recent interview, she further explained – “If I’m working […]

Recap: YESNIK x Jaybo – “For Better or Worse” @ (LA Popup)

Last weekend, YESNIK and Jaybo presented some new works for fans in Los Angeles with a surprisingly cohesive three day pop up show. Presented by F-U (For the Unconventional), For Better or Worse featured totemic nature-inspired works from the San Diego-based YESNIK that had a collage-like feel to the balanced compositions alongside Berlin-based Jaybo Monk’s portrait mashups which were described as “a fractured vision of contemporary society.” Both artists contributed sculptural pieces to exhibition – an eclectic selection of assemblages from Jaybo and some large-scale three dimensional representations of YESNIK’s imagery […]

Previews: Conor Harrington – “The Story of Us and Them” @ HENI Gallery

This Thursday (September 13th), Conor Harrington (interviewed) will be opening a solo show in London entitled The Story of Us and Them. Consisting of 12 new works, the exhibition to be hosted by HENI Gallery sees the Irish artist explore the fine line between tribalism and patriotism. Working with with two combatants wrapped in blue and red flags from a fictional nation state, the UK-based artist uses the pair’s struggles to reference the political climates seen in many parts of the world in these times of strife. […]

Opening: Tomoo Gokita @ Blum & Poe

Over the weekend, Tomoo Gokita took a step forward to the next stage of his career with his first showing at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles. Created entirely on square canvases, the new body of work continues the Japanese artist’s practice of working in monochrome, creating portraits that take their cue from pop culture or art history. As we have come to expect, Gokita masterfully renders his subjects with varying shades of black, white, and gray, in an alternatively realistic and abstract technique, oftentimes with the faces […]

Upcoming: “COPING MECHANISMS” @ Library Street Collective

A group exhibition entitled COPING MECHANISMS will be opening tomorrow night (September 9th) in Detroit at the Library Street Collective. Curated by Sara Nickleson, the show will include work from artists Greg Bogin, Cali Thornhill-Dewitt, Sam Durant, Greg Fadell, Beverly Fishman, Mark Flood, Thrush Holmes, Paul Kremer, Micah Lexier, Cassi Namoda, Kilee Price, Scott Reeder, Sheida Soleimani, Adam Parker Smith, Willie Wayne Smith, Devin Troy Strother, and Tony Matelli – from whom you can see a piece of above, one of his instantly recognizable and visually discordant sculptures that blend […]

Previews: Daniel Arsham – “3018” @ Perrotin Gallery (New York)

This Saturday night (September 8th), Daniel Arsham takes us 1000 years into the future with an expansive new exhibition entitled 3018. Hosted by Perrotin’s New York location, the locally-based artist’s 15th showing with the gallery includes many examples from his oeuvre – all which challenge the viewer to reconsider their ideas architecture & permanence, and to question their senses. Headlining the new body of work of course are his signature “future archeology” objects with two showstoppers that will evoke some nostalgia – a 1981 Delorean, of Back […]

Previews: Felipe Pantone – “Transformable Systems” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Tonight (September 6th), Joshua Liner Gallery will be hosting a solo show from Felipe Pantone entitled Transformable Systems. As a product of growing up in the internet era, the Argentinian artist’s new and ongoing series of work’s are filled with bright gradients of color, grids, optical patterns, QR codes, and other cues from the technological world we live in. Mixing both digital means of production (i.e.: his Subtractive Variability series where he applies UV inks directly onto an aluminum panel using an industrial printer) with human manipulation (moving the panel […]

Overtime: Aug 27 – Sept 2

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Why artist Barry McGee has no interest in a traditional museum retrospective. A list of the must-see gallery shows in New York this September. See the first trailer for HBO’s new documentary about the high-flying art market. Secrets of the LA art world, Part I: The Hills. David Teiger’s blue-chip art collection could exceed $100 million at Sotheby’s. Richanda Rhoden, a fascinating painter whose work was rarely shown in her lifetime. Is […]

Releases: Daniel Arsham – “CRACKED BEAR”

CRACKED BEAR is the latest release from Daniel Arsham, a sculptural edition that invites the participation of the collector. Limited to 500, the bear is made from fabric, plaster, and acrylic paint in an aesthetic that is signature to the New York-based artist’s “Future Archeology” series of works. Once in your hands, he invites you to “to put on the gloves provided and break the plaster reinforcement layer to their desired effect.” Whether you can bring yourself to follow the directions, only you will know once you […]