Tonight in New York, the Brooklyn Museum opened KAWS: WHAT PARTY to the public, featuring more than 100 works including drawings, paintings, sculptures, smaller collectibles, furniture, and larger-than-life COMPANION figures. The comprehensive exhibition is surprisingly the Brooklyn-based artist’s first major museum survey in New York, touching on the highlights of his 25 year career from his early rarely seen graffiti drawings and notebooks, to examples his now famous xx-eyed characters painted on fashion ads in phone booths and bus shelters, to the continuation of this figurative work into the fine […]
A few weeks ago, Simone Subal Gallery in New York opened a new show from Emily Mae Smith entitled Kin. Much of the American artist’s reoccurring motifs can be seen in the new work – the anthropomorphic broom, teeth, references to the female form, the bespectacled face – carefully chosen imagery that has made appearances in her painting practice for the last decade. Underlying all of Smith’s work are sly references to feminist ideals, which combined with her homages to different art movements, point out the lack of […]
Nobody captures the fabric of the urban environment like José Parlá – the textures, layers, and traces left by city dwellers. It’s Yours (inspired by T La Rock’s song of the same name) is the Cuban-Ameircan artist’s first solo museum exhibition in New York City, and well deserved, seeing as he has spent years documenting the walls and surfaces of the boroughs with his abstraction and graffiti-inspired calligraphy. On view through August 16th at the Bronx Museum, the show features large-scale paintings, Parlá’s sketchbooks and drawings from age ten […]
Recently in New York, Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi unveiled a stunning new ceiling installation for Cathédrale restaurant in Moxy East Village hotel. Entitled Fillmore, the large-scale suspended sculpture above the dining area utilizes the Italian artist’s ethereal mesh technique and draws inspiration from the iconic structure of Fillmore East, the legendary Lower East Side concert hall active until 1971 that featured The Doors, Janis Joplin, Elton John, and more. Photo credit: Roberto Conte. Discuss Edoardo Tresoldi here.
Starting on January 16, a group exhibition curated by Sugarlift and Juxtapoz’s Sasha Bogojev will run for two weeks at High Line Nine in New York. Entitled ME: An Exhibition of Contemporary Self-Portraiture, the show will feature paintings and drawings by 22 international artists as well as guest speakers exploring self-portraiture. Participating artists include: Aleah Chapin, Cesar Piette (seen above), Christian Rex van Minnen, Colin Chillag, Danica Lundy, Deng Shiqing, Dina Brodsky, Esiri Erheriene-Essi, Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo, Guno Park, Hiba Schahbaz, Jean-Pierre Roy, Jenny Morgan, Justin Liam O’Brien, Koichi Sato, Marcelo Daldoce, Maya Mason, […]
Last month in New York, DALeast (interviewed) completed a piece for the The L.I.S.A Project NYC that really utilizes to great effect the unique style of mural making that he is known for. Featuring a frenetic amalgamation of kinetic strokes, the wall pops with contrasts between the paint and the brick wall as well as the blue and reds while highlighting the Chinese-born artist’s continued focus on wildlife. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: @pixelatedstreets. Discuss DALeast here.
Tonight at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, Kris Kuksi & Mark Wagner will be opening a joint show entitled Bounty. While both artists take found objects and create assemblages, the materials they use and end results are quite different yet both quite striking. Kuksi arranges elementals model kits, jewelry remnants, and kitsch statuary into architectural frieze like works, complex compositions that reference “historical narratives, biblical subjects, animal worship, architecture, symbolic views on commerce and development, as well as human psychology and behavior.” In contrast, […]
British artist Remi Rough (featured) just opened his first New York solo at WallWorks Gallery in the Bronx. Running until December 13, 2019, Air Miles and Mechanised High-Tech Grafﬁti Style features new works along with a site-speciﬁc installation with Rough’s signature abstract geometric style and use of line and color. The exhibition’s title is an ode to Zephyr’s exhibition at FUN Gallery in New York—an inspirational ﬁgure for the British artist. But it also encompasses a literal translation of the show – flying from London to the Bronx […]
Created over the course of 14 days, the newest mural from Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) at the iconic Houston & Bowery location is perhaps the most detailed piece painted there to date. Following in the footsteps of long list of worthy artists before him, the locally-based artist with a team of assistants utilized 200 spray cans, approximately 80 gallons of paint, 80 stencils, and 165 markers to cover the 60 x 20 foot wall with a masterpiece featuring Matzu’s special blend of imagery influenced by his cross-cultural heritqge. Photo credit: […]
Our friend Lucy Sparrow is at it again. This time, she returns to NYC in a takeover of the iconic Rockefeller Center entitled Delicatessen on 6th. With the help of Art Production Fund, the UK-based artist has unveiled another chapter in her amazing market installation series (here & here) featuring a 100% hand crafted replica of a New York City delicatessen featuring a cornucopia of gourmet gems you would normally be tempted to eat while exploring the Big Apple’s endless food offerings. From macarons & […]