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Recap: REVOK – “SPECTRE” & “DREAM” Performance (Detroit)

Last weekend in Detroit, imagery from REVOK’s Spirograph & Tape Loops series enveloped a series of musical performances creating a truly immersive experience for the audience. Presented by the Library Street Collective and The Detroit Sessions, the events featured Roberto González-Monjas on violin accompanied by pianist Ivan Moshchuk, and the voice of Tunde Olaniran, backed by pianist Kaleb Waterman and choir (Talicia Campbell, Adrian Davis, Tiffany Marshall, Jamiliah Minter, Gully G. Que, Tamara Wallace, Jennifer Cole, Paris Mason, Tekhoyia Kirkland and Dequindre Williams) at a repurposed cathedral and the Detroit […]

Previews: Shawn Huckins – “Staring At The Sun” @ Foster/White Gallery

On June 6th, Foster/White Gallery in Seattle will be presenting a new show from Shawn Huckins (featured) entitled Staring At The Sun. Featuring two distinct bodies of work that share references to American paintings from The White House Art Collection as well as those held in prestigious museums nationwide, the work is a reflection of how the Denver-based artist sees politics in our currently divided country. The Erasures series features replicas of historical paintings superimposed by the familiar gray and white checkered pattern signifying where a software’s ‘eraser’ tool has […]

Overtime: May 20 – May 26

10,000 porcelain birds scorched with gunpowder installed at NGV in Melbourne by Cai Guo-Qiang. Kehinde Wiley’s new show depicting Tahiti’s Māhū community and referencing Ganguin opens in Paris. David Zwirner to now represent Nate Lowman. Which mega-gallery has poached the most artist in the last three years. KAWS Spongebob painting hits $5m at auction. JR reveals his digital mural at SFMOMA. A profile on Avery Singer who was included in this year’s Venice Biennale. A buyer’s guide to the Whitney Biennial. Marina Abramović speaks on becoming […]

Recap: Aron Wiesenfeld – “Natural Selection” @ Arcadia Gallery

This last weekend, the hauntingly beautiful Aron Wiesenfeld show at Arcadia Contemporary closed its two week run. Natural Selection featured a new body of work from the San Diego-based artist, rendered expertly as usual and steeped with an air of mystery. His characters are typically portrayed by themselves in a desolate, dark setting or perhaps in some expansive natural environment where the viewer is drawn into some suspenseful narrative that they aren’t quite sure of. There is a feeling of not-quite-rightness and an atmospheric tension to each piece […]

Upcoming: Javier Calleja – “Clouds Through The Window” @ Galerie Zink

Returning to Galerie Zink in Germany less than a year since his last solo (covered) with the gallery, Javier Calleja has prepared a new body of work for a show opening on May 26th. Entitled Clouds Through The Window, the new exhibition features the majority of the Spanish artist’s fresh output arranged on one wall like an old cabinet of curiosities. Nine paintings of different scales featuring the Nara protege’s cartoonish portraiture dominate one side in the middle of the space, further accented by custom frames created by a carver […]

Streets: Banksy (Venice)

Before his stunt of setting up shop without a permit to make a point about tourism on the streets during the Venice Biennale, Banksy had previously left an unconfirmed stencil on an abandoned house next to the canal. Created at water level, the elusive British artist must have used a boat to steady himself as he painted a young child wearing a life jacket and holding a pink flare up in the air. The piece located on the island of Dorsoduro continues Banksy’s work addressing the migrant crisis. Photo via […]

Releases: PREF x Fendi – “Roma Amor” Collection

The latest artist to be commissioned to lend their imagery to high fashion, in this case Fendi, is graffiti artist PREF. The London-based artist and member of the ID crew is known for his word play and three dimensional lettering, oftentimes multilayered with one word laying on top of or inside of other words. This illusory aesthetic transferred extremely well to the new collaboration, in particular to the lettering of Roma Amor, a two word palindrome as well as the name of the new collection. PREF has also […]

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: Josh Tiessen – “Streams in the Wasteland” @ Jonathan LeVine Projects

Currently at Jonathan Levine Projects, a solo show is on view from Josh Tiessen, first place winner of the inaugural Delusional Art Competition that the gallery held in 2017 (covered). Inspired the prophetic literature of the Hebrew Bible, Streams in the Wasteland features works painted on irregularly shaped panels centered thematically on depicting wild animals in abandoned spaces. Tiessen further explains – “the symbolic natural imagery offers streams of hope within the post-apocalyptic wasteland, highlighting the God-given mandate of stewardship to care for animals and the environment, which is […]

Streets / Videos: Banksy (Venice)

Making an uninvited appearance in the city during the Venice Biennale, Banksy decided to set up shop and appear to sell his art on the streets along with all the other vendors. The difference being he didn’t have a permit to do so and the art done in the elusive artist’s uniquely tongue-in-cheek style. Before he was told to leave, passerby’s were intrigued and confused by his paintings of Venice with the addition of the ubiquitous massive cruise ship in the background. Check the video below for […]