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Publications: Tim Barber “Untitled Photographs” Book

A year ago this month, Tim Barber unveiled an expansive and inspired debut US solo exhibition at OHWOW in Miami. Appropriately dubbed Untitled Photographs, the inviting body of work is comprised of a series of candid and composed portraits, landscapes, and narrative scenes spanning over a decade. Now, OHWOW’s pervasive publishing wing has graciously produced a book to memorialize the exhibition, including an introduction by writer, director, and actress Miranda July and an essay by Jesse Pearson, writer, curator, and former editor-in-chief of Vice Magazine where […]

Openings: POSE and KC Ortiz – “White Wash” @ Known Gallery

This past weekend, the Known Gallery presented their latest exhibit titled White Wash which featured artwork from graffiti artist POSE and photography by KC Ortiz.  Starting with POSE, his work featured fifteen new works which filled the gallery’s main floor. Rendered with a variety of materials including wood and plexiglass, the art on display contained an affinity for characters and settings rendered with a variety of colors that made each work come to life. Working with plexiglass material for example, POSE used  dual layers of […]

Openings: Ai Weiwei – “absent” @ Taipei Fine Arts Museum (Part I)

AM recently visited Taiwan to catch  Ai Weiwei’s absent exhibition at the TFAM (Taipei Fine Arts Museum). As the show’s title implies, Ai Weiwei was not present for the opening as he’s still working on clearing his previous “issues” with his home country’s government. This museum show of the controversial Chinese artist is practically a retrospective ,with spanning works from 1983-present, giving the people of Taiwan a taste of the talent and unique point of view that Ai brings to the table. The showing encompasses a broad […]

Openings: Mark Hunter – “Glossy Girls” @ Stephen Webster

If you frequent Los Angeles night life spots, chances are that you and your glamorous friends have had your picture taken by Mark Hunter, aka The Cobrasnake. Although he is affectionately known for these party and special event snapshots, Hunter also has a more serious side, taking high fashion editorial photographs for such clients as Calvin Klein, Helmut Lang, Exit Magazine, Lacoste, Jeremy Scott and Wild Fox. Curated by Sonja Teri, these images are exhibited in Glossy Girls, now showing at the No Regrets Lounge […]

Studio Visits: JR – “Encrages” @ Galerie Perrotin

In anticipation of his solo exhibition at Galerie Perrotin on November 19th, AM recently stopped by JR’s New York studio. The show entitled Encrages will take over both floors of Emmanuel Perrotin’s beautiful flagship space. The TED prize winning photographer is going to need it as this giant exhibition will bring together many of JR’s past projects including Women are Heroes and Wrinkles in the City. Also included in the show will be works from his global tour to China, Africa and the Middle East to name a few stops. Fans […]

Openings: Simen Johan @ Yossi Milo

Opening last Thursday at Yossi Milo was the latest show by talented NY-based Scandinavian photographer, Simen Johan. Johan has developed a unique method in which he photographs animals and plants in nature preserves and then uses sculptural and digital techniques to seamlessly incorporate them into environments of his creation. This exhibition continues with his series entitled Until the Kingdom Comes, which was shown at the gallery in 2010, as well as in the Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville, the 21c Museum in Louisville […]

Openings: Marilyn Minter @ Salon 94

A couple weeks ago, AM stopped by Salon 94 to take in Marilyn Minter’s new body of work. The exhibition, her third at the New York gallery and two years in the making, continues to see a refinement her technique of putting a glass plate between the camera and her subject when she shoots. The centerpiece of the show is Mercury, a huge blowup of a baby splashing through silver paint which is further explored in a new video, Play Pen, shown on the first […]

Previews: Ryan McGinley – “Wandering Comma” @ Alison Jacques Gallery

A couple weeks back at Frieze, Alison Jacques Gallery gave collectors a sample size serving of the goodness in store for Ryan McGinley’s upcoming exhibition. In his first London solo since the pivotal Moonmilk show over two years ago, Wandering Comma will see the New York photographer continue delving deeper into his now signature dueling bodies of work – the vivid staged “happenings” and the penetrating monochromatic portraits – first seen juxtaposed together at last year’s Life Adjustment Center and then again during Somewhere Place […]

FIAC Coverage

Following the Frieze week in London (covered here), AM headed off to Paris to visit the FIAC, the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain in Paris at the Grand Palais, host to 168 galleries. While Frieze focuses exclusively on contemporary art, the FIAC also combines early 20th century modern art with the contemporary. Of interest, Karl Lagerfeld designed the booth of Zurich’s Gallery Gmurzynska for the Rebels curated by Isabelle Bscher and featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol as well as Banksy and Scott Campbell. […]

Previews: Max Snow – “Lock, Stock and Teardrops” @ DUVE Berlin

Opening tomorrow, October 29th, Max Snow will present a new body of work revolving around the theme of pain at DUVE Berlin in Germany. In a two-person exhibition alongside Ali Kepenek, Lock, Stock and Teardops focuses on portraits of individuals laden with scars, both literal and figurative. The New York-based artist’s signature black-and-white photographs, intimate and melancholic, are at times as uncomfortable as they are sublime. The exhibition runs through Saturday, December 10th. Check out a preview of some of the work after the jump.