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Openings: Dabs Myla – “All Good Things…” @ Metro Gallery

The Metro Gallery in Melbourne very recently hosted the opening reception for Dabs Myla’s latest solo show – All Good Things… Along with paintings featuring the whimsical cartoonish characters which are often seen in their outdoor work, the duo also transformed the space with wall murals and installations (a regular occurrence for those familiar with their exhibitions). Photo credit: Dean Sunshine. Discuss this show here. Discuss Dabs Myla here.

Videos: Cai Guo-Qiang – “Black Christmas Tree” @ The Smithsonian

Just in time for Christmas, Cai Guo-Qiang has brought his pyrotechnics skills back to America (see Los Angeles earlier this year). Commissioned by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian in Washington DC, the renowned Chinese contemporary artist executed three separate explosions in a performance entitled Black Christmas Tree described as acupuncture treatment for arts in the city. Surprisingly, the tree is still alive post-detonation and will be re-planted elsewhere. Enjoy the video below… Via Designboom. Discuss Cai Guo-Qiang here.

Openings: Todd “REAS” James – “Free To be You & Me” @ V1 Gallery (Part II)

Earlier this week, we shared some photos of the paintings from the current Todd James (aka REAS) exhibition, Free To be You & Me, at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen. Along with these works, the NY-based artist also created an installation of what he imagines to be the Vandal’s Bedroom , chock full of drawings and other ephemera that very well could represent James’ bedroom at one point in time. Street art fans who were lucky enough to have visited the historic Art In The Streets exhibition at the MOCA in Los Angeles may recognized […]

Preview: Mark Dean Veca – “Raging Opulence” @ San Jose Museum of Art

For those who enjoyed Mark Dean Veca’s (interviewed) installation and paintings for the Space//Form show (covered), you may want to head over on Saturday (September 29) to check the opening of his latest project at the San Jose Museum of Art – Raging Opulence. Composed of a psychedelic mix of fiery reds and oranges in a Toile de Jouy meets pop culture aesthetic, this fourth fourth and final chapter in the Phantasmagoria saga is entitled Son of Phantasmagoria. Follow updates of the mural on MDV’s new process blog here. Discuss Mark Dean Veca […]

Installation: Dalek – “Spectrum Analysis” @ Flanders Gallery

Tonight (September 7th) in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Flanders Gallery will be hosting Spectrum Analysis, a showing of new installations from James “Dalek” Marshall (interviewed). Continuing his exploration of abstract geometries, last seen in Orange County in July, Marshall will be filling the showspace with large-scale blue paintings executed on modular panels. Created last year during a residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, these diamond and starburst forms will interspaced with murals painted directly onto the gallery walls. Take a look at some shots of the work […]

Update / Setup: Barry McGee @ BAM/PFA

San Francisco-based Barry McGee returns for his first Bay Area solo museum exhibition in 18 years at BAM/PFA (UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive). This will mark his first midcareer survey, in which all of his previous major installations have been reinterpreted and put under one roof (from his van installation at REDCAT to his Street Market at Deitch to a 1999 stolen mural that was placed on Howard Street in San Francisco, just to name a few). This exhibition as been three […]

Preview / Setup: Barry McGee @ BAM/PFA

What a banner month for street art fans starting with the Os Gemeos showing at the Boston ICA at the beginning of the August and then an exhibition from Bay-area legend Barry McGee at the end at the BAM/PFA (UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive). The midcareer survey opening on August 24th is well deserved for the Mission School stalwart and will feature much of the influential street and graffiti artist’s trademark imagery and installation work including large scale paintings, vibrant patterned panels, animatronic creations, […]

Preview: Os Gemeos @ Boston ICA

On the 1st of August, the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art will continue its innovative and pioneering programing with the opening of Brazilian street muralists Os Gemeos first ever solo museum exhibition in the United States. The prospect of seeing the duo, otherwise known as Otávio and Gustavo Pandolfo, have free reign in such space has fans in the States salivating, especially in light of stunning showings at institutions in their home country (see here, here, here, and here). Drawing from the the color and chaos of Sao Paulo, the twins will be […]

Openings: Andrew Schoultz – “Ex Uno Plura” @ Eric Firestone Gallery

Over this past weekend, San Francisco-based artist Andrew Schoultz visited the Hamptons at Eric Firestone Gallery to unveil a new body of work consisting of his remixed flags. Entitled Exo Uno Plura, the show explores the kinetic compositions referencing the political turmoil in the nation. Further pushing his skills, Andrew told us he worked and weathered the flags to age them. Unlike the fully coated gold flag he recently displayed in City of Fire, Mr. Schoultz this time plays with the dripping and coloration to escalate his commentary […]

Openings: ROA – “Hypnagogia” @ StolenSpace (Part II)

After bringing to you part one of our coverage of ROA’s showing with StolenSpace, we move from the main space to The Stone Masons at 17 Osborne Street London E1 6TD. This portion of Hypnagogia seemed to be more installation-based, filled with a bestiary of animals from the Belgium-based artist, cleverly dissected on found objects. As the title suggests, these visions of animalia could usually only be seen in the transitional state between wakefulness and sleep, but luckily for his fans, ROA has made it […]