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Showing: Michael Johansson – “Still Lifes” @ Flat Gallery

Currently showing at the Flat Gallery in Milan is a solo from Sweden-based artist Michael Johansson entitled Still Lifes. On view through February 24th, the exhibition features a continuation of the conceptual artist’s three-dimensional work that deals with ideas of space and form. The re-purposing of everyday objects into perfect cubes (among other sculptural installations) arranged by different hues strikes a visually intriguing balance throughout the showspace. Look for upcoming shows at the Konsthallen Trollhättan in Sweden and Vigeland-museet in Norway. Via Designboom.

Openings: Diem Chau & Kappao @ Galleria Patricia Armocida

Back in November, we stopped by Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan, to check out shows by two fresh, talented artists – Vietnam native Diem Chau, and Kappao from Korea. The mutual thing about both artists is the fact that they use very delicate and fragile materials, that through their meticulous patient process,  are turned into delicate beautiful pieces of art. Kappao’s signature material is ceramics, but also, clay, wood, plaster, ropes, fabric, and other “poor materials” that she adds to her sculptures that both have […]

Openings: Dennis McNett x Swoon x Monica Canilao @ Galleria Patricia Armocida

Earlier this month Dennis McNett (featured), Swoon (interviewed) and Monica Canilao opened a brand new exhibition entitled The Folding of a Known World at Galleria Patricia Armocida. The trio of US-based artists traveled to Milan to work together on creating fresh collaborative installations filled with their signature styles and techniques. McNett sent us some photos documenting their progress as they slaved away in Italy as well as some final shots of the fruits of their labor. Check it all out after the jump.

Openings: Gary Baseman – “Vicious” @ Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea

Los Angeles-based artist Gary Baseman (featured) recently traveled to Milan for the opening of his solo show at the Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea. Featuring thirty new works (drawing and paintings), the new body of work entitled Vicious was enjoyed by his many Italian fans who attended the artist reception where Baseman happily greeted and sketched for some of his admirers. Take a look at photos of the work as well opening festivities courtesy of Nicola Boccaccini after the jump…

Openings: Anthony Lister – “Things we shouldn’t talk about” @ Avantgarden

After a impressive showing in Los Angeles with some his best work of recent times, Anthony Lister (interviewed) headed to Italy for an exhibition at Avantgarden. Not only did he import some of the ballerina imagery that he has been working on of late to Milan for his first solo show there, a thugged out dancer showed up for a performance. Other shenanigans including more evidence of the Aussie artist’s involvement with a faux-kidnapping club, a skeleton with laser eyes, as well as indoor & outdoor […]

Previews: Gary Baseman – “Vicious” @ Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea

Next month, Gary Baseman (featured) will be traveling to Milan for his latest solo show to be held at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea. Vicious will feature thirty new works – 15 paintings on canvas, 7 paintings done on old book covers, and 8 drawings made on pages from old medical textbooks and focus on his characters who are driven to viciousness as their hunger for love and affection are not met. Head over for the opening on April 5th if you can to meet the […]

Openings: Mike Giant @ Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea – Milan

Following his successful show last year at France’s Magda Danysz (covered), Mike Giant returned to the EU to open his “Welcome to Frisco” show last Thursday night at Milan’s Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea.  Featuring his trademark clean lines and tattooed subjects, Giant’s showing looks to be a great introduction to the San Francisco aesthetic and culture for the Milanese people. More pictures after the jump.