Undoubtedly, you all have been waiting for more Armory Week ’10 coverage, and we apologize for the delay, but after nearly a week of visually-overloaded days and late nights, we had to take a break before getting to it. But now, without any further ado… In the end, we hit six fairs, including Pulse, Scope and Volta. The main attraction, of course, was The Armory Show, which was housed on two piers on Manhattan’s West side. Pier 92 focused on modern art (generally, the super […]
This Wednesday, Frey Norris of San Francisco will open a show featuring four sharp artists: Tomokazu â€œMatzuâ€ Matsuyama, Mary Anne Kluth, Michal Gavish, and Kelly Falzone. Each artistÂ will have freshÂ new works on display.Â Frey Norris is a Bay AreaÂ gallery that consistently showcases prominent international artists such as Hisashi TenmyouyaÂ and Zhong Biao. Thanks to Matzu for sending us some exclusive preview images forÂ the show. Frey Norris 456 Geary Street San Francisco, CA 94102 Opening Reception: December 17th, 6pm – 8pm The show runs from December 17th […]
First stop at Pulse Miami Thursday morning was Tokyo’s Mizuma Art, which is known for showing some of Japan’s most exciting early- and mid-career artists, including Makoto Aida, Hisashi Tenmyouya and Tomoko Konoike. Upon entering the gallery’s booth, AM was immediately struck by two impressive paintings by Sashie Masakatsu. Masakatsu, who has just recently started to be shown by Mizuma, was a hit at Takashi Murakami’s Geisai fair a few years ago, as well as at Geisai USA and a recent solo show at LA’s […]
On October 15, Tokyo’s Mizuma Gallery will open Fighting Spirit, a new show by one of contemporary Japanese art’s shooting stars, Hisashi Tenmyouya. Tenmyouya’s work fuses Western pop culture (e.g., hip-hop, video games, movies) with Japanese traditional themes and techniques, comparable perhaps to what Kehinde Wiley does with African American culture and classical European art. For Fighting Spirit, Tenmyouya will be showing eight new paintings, including his largest work to date, in addition to works on paper. The show runs through Nov. 15.