Currently showing at the Yuka Tsuruno Gallery in Tokyo and on view through May 18th is solo exhibition from José Parlá. Entitled Prose, the show introduced fans in Japan to the Brooklyn-based artist’s form of urban calligraphy, an art form that has a special cultural resonance in Asia. Like his recent projects at BAM (covered) and the Barclays Center (covered), the exhibition included an impressive large-scale painting measuring 50 feet wide. Take a look at more photos the artist sent us below… Discuss José Parlá here.
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Last week, the Galleri Nicolai Wallner hosted the opening for a new exhibition from Bay Area-based artist Clare Rojas. As fans of her illustrative paintings full of folk art imagery have seen in recent showings (here & here), her work has become more and more abstract with this set of new paintings being no different. The progression continues with a more fragmented compositions and varied palette as you can see in the photos below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Clare Rojas here.
Mark Whalen’s new solo show, Maze Walkers, just opened at Chalk Horse in Sydney, Australia. His latest body of work displays his hand-painted gridded environments with some new stylistic directions. Working with themes of geometry, ritual, science, and sport, Whalen’s work continues to increase in complexity in both narrative and composition, but with a focused clarity that is well suited to his signature style. In tune with his recurring theme of modern mythology are some porcelain vessels adorned with his stylized figures in cobalt blue. […]
For those who missed the Joe Sorren (featured) exhibition which just closed at AFA in New York, AM has you covered with some opening photos. The Great Cantaloupe Day featured a couple new paintings from the respected painter (now based in NYC) as well as a vast selection of archived limited edition offerings and sculptural works. Take a look at our photo set below for a closer look… Discuss this show here. Discuss Joe Sorren here.
Last week, we attended Joshua Liner’s opening of his new Chelsea gallery with a group exhibition entitled Direct Address. The expansive ground-floor space was filled with a impressive collection of works by The Clayton Brothers, David Ellis, Evan Hecox, Jean-Pierre Roy, Kris Kuksi (above), Richard Colman, Stephen Powers, SWOON, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Tony Curanaj and others. The event surely heralds great things for the future of the gallery. See all our pics from the opening below.
As we mentioned in our coverage of Mondo’s Game of Thrones group exhibition during SXSW, an extended series of limited edition posters were planned in conjunction with the event. Today (March 28th), the last two prints (full details here) will be released at a random time (follow twitter here to get the exact drop time) from artists Richey Beckett (above) and Aaron Horkey (directly below). For your enjoyment, we have also included some of the previous sold out images below…
Skalitzers Contemporary Art recently presented all new works from Vhils entitled Dissolve at a location in Sydney. For Mr. Farto’s first exhibition in Australia, the versatile street artist has produced works utilizing a a range of materials as you will see in the photos below. Rounding out the exhibition was an mural outside (seen above) featuring Jack Mundey, a distinguished Australian union and environmental activist from the area. Photo credit: Outdoor mural – baddogwhiskas, all others via the gallery. Discuss Vhils here.
A little while back, AM attended the opening for WK Interact’s mid-career survey at Jonathan LeVine’s pop-up outpost. Entitled WK 360 (previewed), this all-inclusive exhibition collected artwork from the past 25 years by the notable French-born & New York-based street artist’s storied career. From indoor to outdoor, WK has always fascinated us with two aspects of his art. The first is his ability to capture the kinetic energy through his motion driven works and the the second is his intricate and equally creative street “contraptions” that are […]
On March 22, Milk Studios in Hollywood was the site of the VIP opening preview of Charming Baker’s solo exhibition Lie Down I Think I Love You. The artist’s largest show to date explored the unpredictable nature of love through 20 paintings, as well an over-sized sculptural installation of a plastic toy passenger plane, prints, and other sculptures. Big names within the art world came to view the new body of work, including Hammer Museum Board of Trustees member Kevin Wall, Hammer Museum’s David Morehouse, […]
Shepard Fairey was recently commissioned by CASIS (the Center of Advancement of Science in Space), set up by Congress to manage the National Laboratory on the International Space Station, to create a mission patch. The piece for ARK1 (Advancing Research Knowledge 1) featured elements of some of Shep’s iconic design elements as well as an abstracted form of the ISS. Take a look at the video below for more information behind the project. Via Designboom. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.