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Art Talk: Jen Stark & Sam Borkson (FriendsWithYou) @ Martha Otero

Fans in Los Angeles of Jen Stark and Sam Borkson (FriendsWithYou) have a chance this weekend to attend a talk given by the two at Martha Otero (site of Stark’s current To the Power Of exhibition) on Saturday, November 3rd. Moderated by MOCA curator Alma Ruiz, the afternoon of art and conversation will prove to be an interesting one. Please RSVP at [email protected] Discuss Jen Stark here. Discuss FriendsWithYou here.

Previews: Friends With You – “Happy Rainbow” @ TMTP Cultural Center

Miami artist collective FriendsWithYou will have their next exhibition open overseas in Hong Kong this coming Saturday (July 22nd). Happy Rainbow will be their first solo show in Chinese territory and will premier at the TMTP Cultural Center. Much like their interactive Rainbow City shows in NYC and Miami, FWY will bring large scale inflatable bouncing installations as well as fiberglass, plush and resin sculptures to envelope visitors with their signature happy vibes. Doors open to the public on July 22nd at Noon: Main Atrium, 1/F and 3/F […]

Videos: FriendsWithYou for Beck’s Green Box Project

Back in September, we first reported on Beck’s Green Box Project with an interview with featured artist Mark Jenkins. The linchpin to the project was the augmented reality app dubbed the Beck’s Key App that projected images and animation over certain flashpoints in different cities. Now comes a video interview with the busy FriendsWithYou collective whose exhibition (covered) we just enjoyed in Miami during Art Basel Week. Their portion of the project officially launched in Berlin recently with a special event at Soho House and if you are in […]

Basel Week Miami ’11: FriendsWithYou

During our sojourn into the art extravaganza in Miami known as Art Basel Week, we were happy to be able to visit the artistic duo FriendsWithYou in their home base, office, and gallery space in the Design District. The exhibition consisted of new work created especially for this annual influx of art fans and collectors, as well as some of the work that they displayed at The Hole Gallery back in June (covered). More photos after the jump…

Releases: Tim Barber / FriendsWithYou / Harmony Korine @ Exhibition A

Members-only print house Exhibition A (membership is free and open to public) has recently released a host of worthwhile and affordable editions from a strong roster of contemporary artists. The first new release comes from their Feature Artist of the Month, Tim Barber. The New York-based photographer, who made waves with his breakout solo exhibition Untitled Photographs last year, plays in the same thematic realms as friends and contemporaries Ryan McGinley and Dash Snow. Untitled (bluff), which actually was one of the stars of that […]

Showing: FriendsWithYou – “In The Beginning” @ colette (Paris)

Still showing through the rest of the week until the 24th is the FriendsWithYou exhibition in Paris. In The Beginning at colette features the Miami design collective’s bronze sculptures, series of prints including two exclusive to the store, an animation video piece, wall murals, as well as a plethora of art products. FWY also designed the storefront and the “water bar” space of the gallery, all based on the theme of expressing the inner-child inside all of us. More photos after the jump…

Teaser: FriendsWithYou – “In The Beginning” @ Colette

Starting tomorrow, August 29th, Miami collective FriendsWithYou (who just exhibited in New York) will be showing at the Colette in Paris. In The Beginning will feature bronze sculptures, a series of graphic illustrations, including some in-store exclusives, an animated video, and a small world of pets magic gifts and limited editions all presented with the childlike innocence and geometric mastery the duo is known for. After hitting up France, FWY will be headed to Sao Paulo, Brazil as guest speakers at the BOOMSPDESIGN annual conference. Discuss Friends […]

Openings: FriendsWithYou – “:)” @ The Hole Gallery

Several nights ago, AM attended the opening of FriendsWithYou’s “:)” show at the new location of The Hole Gallery. Neither the sweltering heat nor the torrential downpours from the flash thunderstorms could keep the masses of fans away that packed the house to see the first ever New York solo exhibition from the colorful Miami duo Sam Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III who combine their collective happy vibes to form FWY.  The pieces exhibited were as intricate as they were colorful and the work was […]

Openings: FriendsWithYou – “Rainbow City” @ High Line (New York)

Wednesday night saw the transport of FriendsWithYou’s massive installation Rainbow City (first seen in Miami) to New York to celebrate the opening of Section 2 of the High Line. The air-filled structures, some up to 40 feet high, from Sam and Tury, who make up the Miami based collective are sculptural representations of their colorful abstractions, 0f which some smaller versions were seen at The Hole last night (more on that later). For now, enjoy more photos of the immersive playground after the jump…

Update: FriendsWithYou – “:)” @ The Hole & “Rainbow City” NYC

Next Thursday, June 9th, at The Hole in New York, Miami based art collective FriendsWithYou will be introducing a new body of work simply titled with a smiley face emoticon. The name of the show is in line with their eternally cheerful & uplifting persona, and will feature what sounds like an immersive installation of their geometric abstractions. Presented in collaboration with Native Shoes, the exhibition is but only a portion of FWY’s “New York City cultural ambassadorship tour.” The duo will also be transporting […]