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Basel Week Miami ’12 / Update: DALeast

With Basel Week Miami just around the corner, street and graffiti artists have been busying themselves the last several weeks on murals and walls throughout the area. One of those in town is the South Africa-based DAL who hasn’t hesitated to get up several of his kinetic creations including the piece above entitled Rug-A and the one below Osteoplasty.C. For those in New York, he will also be opening a show POWDER of LIGHT at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery next to Joe Sorren’s new work. Discuss Basel Week […]

Preview: Joe Sorren – “Everything’s Alright Sweetie, Please Get Some Sleep” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

For nearly two decades, the name Joe Sorren has been synonymous with an ability to create a story of endless interpretation within his works. If you have been following the surrealism painters of the modern age, then you certainly know the name and the work. But who is Joe Sorren? The man behind the art has remained somewhat of an enigma. He is seclusive perhaps borderline reclusive, especially in regards to his sanctuary of creation. Sorren firmly believes his art should speak without having to speak […]

Benefits: ICI 2012

For over 35 years, the Independent Curators International has been a driving force behind producing exhibitions, events, publications for the arts around the globe. This non-profit has worked with a slew of creative and dedicated art supporters to help nurture countless artistic projects & endeavors. For this year’s annual benefit, they honored  Dasha Zhukova as she received the Leo Award and also Jay Sanders and Nav Haq as they received the Independent Vision Curatorial Award. A veritable who’s who of the art world was in […]

Preview: Sarah Joncas – “Taking Over” @ Last Rites

We last caught up with Sarah Joncas (interviewed) and her work during her show in June (covered) at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. On December 8th, New Yorkers will have the same opportunity to meet the Toronto-based artist and see her paintings in person when Taking Over opens at Last Rites Gallery. The fifteen new pieces that she has been working on for almost half a year will embrace the darker side of life with themes of death, loss of control, and becoming compromised explored. Discuss Sarah Joncas here.

Studio Visits: Dylan Egon – “Art as Lifestyle” @ reGeneration

We recently had the pleasure of visiting the New Jersey studio space of artist Dylan Egon where he was preparing for his upcoming exhibition Art as Lifestyle. Held at the unique venue of reGeneration, this show opening December 1st will feature a hybrid of both fine art and furniture design. Dylan has crafted series of his signature “assemblages” that we’ve come to enjoy since we first saw them in Home of the Brave at Jonathan LeVine last year as well as some furniture stemming from the fusion […]

Preview / Setup: Ben Eine – “Color by Colour” Group Show @ Charles Banks Gallery

We first got acquainted with Ben Eine in the 2005 holiday tradition known as Santa’s Ghetto. Since then Ben has traveled the globe putting his clever alphabetical color combinations up for the whole world to see (fans include Prime Minister Cameron who sent over a painting to the Obama’s, welcoming the first family into the White House). Most recently Ben has been working like an elf during Christmas gearing up for the group show he’s participating in at the Charles Banks Gallery. He has been linked up with an […]

Openings: Trenton Doyle Hancock – “… And Then It All Came Back To Me” @ James Cohan

Recently, the James Cohan Gallery hosted Trenton Doyle Hancock‘s show, appropriately titled …And Then It All Came Back To Me. This is an incredible body of work, and as timing sometimes goes, brought out the ‘best of the best’ in the post Sandy NYC Chelsea arts district. This exhibit focuses hard on thickly layered mixed-media works, installations, with a slice of taxidermy folklore – the entire collection of work seemingly very emotionally charged. “Word-plays, palindromes, maxims and proverbs” add to the the visual imagery and set the […]

Preview: Yigal Ozeri – “Territory” @ Mike Weiss Gallery

We’ve seen some of Yigal Ozeri’s striking photo-realistic oil paintings at various art fairs in the past, but have never witnessed a full body of work. That will all change on November 29th when the Israeli artist opens Territory at the Mike Weiss Gallery in New York. Featuring his largest portraits to date, the new series of works depicts a female Israeli soldier, in both military uniform or in contemporary dress, set against a ocean landscape. Ozeri’s skill lies in his ability to capture emotion and […]

Upcoming: Joe Sorren – “Everything’s Alright Sweetie, Please Get Some Sleep” @ Jonathan LeVine

It’s been over half a year (La Luz de Jesus) since we saw a solo show from gifted painter Joe Sorren (featured). Come the first of December, Sorren will be opening a show in his newly adopted home city of New York at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Everything’s Alright Sweetie, Please Get Some Sleep will feature the ethereal paintings of one of the singular talents in the movement so please make it out for the opening if you are in the area – you won’t regret it. […]

Studio Visits: Paul Insect – “Out of Chaos” @ Opera Gallery (NYC)

Next Thursday, November 29th, Paul Insect will make his New York City solo debut with Opera Gallery. Entitled Out of Chaos, this exhibition is a fresh series of works projecting a world spinning out of control with visions of helplessness, but also a sense of hope as one emerges from the storm. Using art as a tool to capture and analyze the maelstrom of marketing and pop iconography, Mr. Insect gives the Big Apple a taste of his unique artistic perspective and humor. In preparation […]