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Showing: Eric White – “Triage” & “Relics” @ Grimm Gallery

Currently at Grimm Gallery’s New York location, Eric White has two bodies of work on view on the upper and lower levels of the space entitled Triage & Relics respectively. Seven oil paintings and an installation are on display upstairs, three of them massive paintings of the same scene from different cinematographic angles. The Los Angeles-based artist further explains – “In a way, this is a one-woman pagan uprising. It’s part- spiritual-epiphany, part-mental-breakdown. Her self-styled shamanism incorporates culture of the time but is also influenced by various tenets of historical ritualistic […]

Recap: José Parlá – “Echo of Impressions” @ Ben Brown Fine Arts (London)

José Parlá returned to London recently for his third UK solo show entitled Echo of Impressions (previewed). The Brooklyn-based artist’s practice continues to be primarily concerned with the documentation of the urban landscape but the show’s title references a particular emphasis at this time on the sights, sounds, noises, smells and tastes of the city as a marker for the lives which are experienced within that space. While these are essential components of how we experience the built environment at any given point in time, […]

Showing: Felipe Pantone – “W3-DIMENSIONAL Park” @ Siam Center

Last week in Bangkok, Felipe Pantone unveiled an immersive installation at the Siam Center entitled W3-DIMENSIONAL Park. For his first showing in Thailand, the Argentinian-Spanish artist created a sculptural representation of his special form of glitch effects and optical art that transports viewers into the digital world. The title of the piece references the three dimensional aspect of the World Wide Web (divs, tables, and iframes) and includes four original pieces that are part of some recent projects. On view through 2019, the installation is a testament to the graffiti […]

Hajime Sorayama x Dior – “Pre-Fall 2019 Menswear Show”

Thursday night in Tokyo, Hajime Sorayama took his signature fembots to the next level with a 39-foot-tall sculpture that took center stage for Dior’s pre-fall 2019 menswear show, towering over the laser-lit catwalk. Creative director Kim Jones’ second collection for the European luxury goods company follows in the artistic footsteps of his debut effort where he tapped KAWS to create a 32-foot-tall statue made of flowers for the Spring/Summer 2019 campaign. No less stunning, Sorayama’s contribution was a 20,000 pound representation of the “idealized female figure in robotic form, a […]

Showing: JR Public Transport Installations (Paris)

While in Paris, you may want to pay more attention while riding the public transport as JR (interviewed) has installed his work in 11 metro and RER stations. On view through February 10, the project from the anonymous artist will be updated intermittently with his iconic black & white photography, coinciding with his current show at Maison Européenne de la Photographie (more on this later). Stations where the French photographer and street artist’s work can be seen include: Hôtel de Ville (L1), Châtelet (L7), Luxembourg (RER B), […]

Showing: Lisa Yuskavage – “New Paintings” @ David Zwirner (Uptown NY)

Currently at David Zwirner’s uptown location in New York (34 East 69th Street), Lisa Yuskavage has a solo show on view featuring a series of eight new works. Showing in association with a survey of small-scale paintings from the American artist in the gallery’s Chelsea location, New Paintings features portraits of mostly couples rendered in her hedonistic style and with her characteristic emotive use of color. The townhouse space was a great venue choice as it is the perfect setting for the domestic and intimate scenes that populate Yuskavage’s new pieces. […]

Showing: Javier Calleja – “Do Not Touch” @ Nanzuka

Last night in Japan, NANZUKA opened Javier Calleja’s first solo show in Tokyo at their space in Shibuya. Entitled Do Not Touch, the new body of work from the Spanish artist draws from inspirations like his love for manga, the imagery of Magritte, and his time spent working with Yoshitomo Nara. Along with large and small canvases featuring his his big eyed characters and associated text, the whimsical exhibition was set up nicely with some big sculptures, a larger than life sketchbook installation, and a scribble […]

Upcoming: FriendsWithYou – “Little Cloud” Balloon @ Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Following in the footsteps of artists like KAWS, Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons, and Tim Burton, FriendsWithYou will have the honor of contributing a balloon in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. The duo’s signature Little Cloud will be making its biggest appearance yet, as a 30-foot-wide balloon in the famed NYC parade. Symbolizing light and hope, their character will also herald the opening of two shows this month from the locally-based artists – bronze sculptures at The Hole & colorful 3-D plasteline paintings at Arsham/Fieg Gallery. Photocredit: Jeff Sampson/Macy’s/NYTimes & the artists. Discuss FriendsWithYou here. […]

Videos: Can Guo-Qiang – “City of Flowers in the Sky” (Florence)

Over the weekend, Cai Guo-Qiang launched one of his signature firework performances in the skies above Florence. Entitled City of Flowers in the Sky, the explosive event was inspired by Botticelli’s masterpiece Primavera and heralds the opening of a massive solo exhibition presented by Uffizi Galleries and covering ten interlinked galleries. The solo exhibition from the Chinese artist is entitled Flora Commedia and features sixty of his famous gunpowder paintings in addition to sketches that document the creative process. Like the fireworks above Piazzale Michelangelo to mark the opening of the show, Cai “uses […]

Previews: Invader – “Into The White Cube” @ Over The Influence (LA)

Tomorrow night (November 17th), Over the Influence will be opening a solo show from the internationally-renowned street artist known as Invader, his first in Los Angeles after a hiatus of 13 years. Into The White Cube will be a survey exhibition, an overview of the French artist’s achievements from the past two decades working with his distinctive medium of choice. Along with historic pieces, there will also be new mosaics, some referencing the City of Angels and some which have made a recent appearance in the surrounding streets as […]