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Showing: Casey Gray – “Still Blue Skies” @ Direktorenhaus

Showing since the beginning of summer, Still Blue Skies at Direktorenhaus in Berlin features a new collection of paintings and sculptures from Casey Gray. Taking a cue from 17th century Dutch and Flemish masters, the mainly acrylic spray paint and fluid acrylic on panel pieces from the San Francisco-based artist are multi-layered, full of color, and reveals a deft touch with the trompe l’oeil technique – “a metaphor and coping mechanism for the superficiality and disillusion of the digital age.” Created with everyday objects and “artifacts mined from the depths […]

Showing: Bridget Riley Retrospective @ Scottish National Gallery

The Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh is currently staging a comprehensive survey of the work of Bridget Riley which gives Scottish viewers the first opportunity to experience the artist’s work at its intended grand scale. The exhibition opens with the London painter’s copy of George Seurat’s Le Pont de Courbevoie and her own post-impressionistic paintings of the Lincolnshire landscape. While this painterly aesthetic appears antithetical to the hard-edged Op art work for which she is known, this provided a springboard and conceptual framework for exploring […]

Upcoming: KAWS – “Companionship in the Age of Loneliness” @ NGV

On September 20th, KAWS’ newest museum show will open its doors to the public at the National Gallery of Victoria. Entitled Companionship in the Age of Loneliness, the exhibition will give his fans down under a chance to see paintings of abstracted cartoon subjects drawn from pop-culture animations and large scale sculptures of his iconic XX-eyed characters. Included in the showing will be newly commissioned monumental sculpture from the American artist (his largest bronze sculpture to date) as well as KAWS: PLAYTIME,  “a special exhibition for children that illuminates […]

Showing: Keith Haring Retrospective @ Tate (Liverpool)

Tate Liverpool is currently staging the first retrospective of Keith Haring’s work in the UK. The exhibition touches on Haring’s early investigations into semiotics, where he was deconstructing, deciphering and seeking the meaning attached to language. The show includes examples of him creating a vocabulary of geometric shapes but also, atypically for a young artist, how he consciously moved away from abstraction because he felt it “wasn’t really communicating to the outside world.” His work retained the foundational structure provided by William S. Burroughs’ and Brion Gysin‘s cut-up technique but Haring was […]

Showing: Urs Fischer – “Error” @ Brant Foundation Art Study Center

Through the end of September, a monumental show from Urs Fischer is on view at the Brant Foundation’s space in Greenwich, Connecticut. Entitled Error, the solo exhibition features works by the Swiss-born artist from the last two decades including large-scale sculptures and paintings (four of which are new paintings created digitally on an iPad). The New York-based artist’s versatile practice is on full display with pieces ranging from his famous hanging raindrop installation to a decaying life-size cabin built from loaves of bread, expandable foam, and wood. Take a look […]

Openings: Mr. and Pharrell Williams – ‘Call to Action’ @ Musee Guimet (Paris)

The Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts (MNAAG) in Paris, home to the largest collection of Asian arts in Europe, recently gave carte blanche to a site-specific installation created by artist Mr.. and curated by Pharrell Williams. Located on the fourth-floor rotunda beneath the dome of the main building, Call to Action runs until September 23rd. The project started five years ago based on an idea by Pharrell Williams, who is a self-proclaimed fan of the Japanese artist’s work. The result of this longstanding collaboration is an […]

Previews: ‘Olafur Eliasson: In real life’ @ Tate Modern (London)

Olafur Eliasson returns to Tate Modern with Olafur Eliasson: In real life. This is the Danish-Icelandic artist’s first major UK exhibition and survey of his career to date. It comes 16 years after 2003’s The weather project, his world-renown piece which transformed the museum’s Turbine Hall “into a social space where sculpture was bound up with the experience of being together with other visitors.” The show consists of over 40 works including immersive installations, sculpture, photography and paintings — on Level 2 of the Blavatnik Building, but also at the Terrace […]

Showing: “MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI” @ Tai Kwun Contemporary

Over the weekend, Tai Kwun Contemporary opened an expansive new show from Takashi Murakami entitled MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI. Taking over all the galleries at the art center, the over 60 paintings and sculptures on display represent different facets of the Japanese artist versatile practice. Included in the exhibition are paintings that range from his his large-scale post-apocalyptic works to his optimistic flower pieces to his contemplative Enso works alongside sculptures, videos works, custom carpets & wallpapers. Also on view new for the first time are Murakami’s various outlandish costumes that […]

Showing: Do Ho Suh @ Museum Voorlinden

Museum Voorlinden recently opened Do Ho Suh’s first solo institutional show in the Netherlands, an expansive body on work anchored with a series of the mesh architectural installations that the Korean artist is known for. Along with these ethereal fabric replicas of his former homes in South Korea, New York, Berlin, and London, the exhibition also includes scale models, photography, drawings, and videos. While ideas of space and identity have always played central roles in his practice, his immigration to the United States as well as his travels have […]

Showing: KAWS – “ALONE AGAIN” @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

A couple weekends ago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (with support from Library Street Collective) opened a new show from art superstar KAWS. Entitled ALONE AGAIN, the exhibition features five large scale companion sculptures and three paintings displayed on a special mural painted by the Brooklyn-based artist. Utilizing his signature bold colors and abstracted pop imagery, the paintings really stand out against the 62-foot black and white snoopy-esque backdrop. This wall also contrasts nicely with the dark FINAL DAYS, SMALL LIE, ALONG THE WAY, BETTER KNOWING, and AT THIS TIME […]