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Openings: José Parlá – “It’s Yours” @ Bronx Museum

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 […]

Releases: James Jean x Suarez – Jewelry Collection

James Jean (interviewed) has always had a thing for jewelry (see OVM line) and high fashion (i.e. 3.1 Phillip Lim & Prada) To that end, the Los Angeles-based artist has collaborated on a new collection with Joyería Suárez (you may remember D*Face’s line with the Spanish brand back last year) featuring designs inspired by his artwork and palette. Check out some of the intriguing creative process can be ween in the video below and head here to see the whole collection. Discuss James Jean here.

Previews: Eric Joyner – “Machine Man Memories” @ Corey Helford Gallery

This Saturday night (March 7th) in Los Angeles, Eric Joyner (interviewed) will be unveiling his latest batch of paintings featuring his reoccurring obsession with robots and donuts while drawing from an eclectic mix of inspirations (like David Hockney – seen above). Entitled Machine Man Memories, the exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery from the San Francisco-based artist includes 18 new paintings, some of which stray from his usual motifs and includes non-robotic figures such as Frosty the Snow Man, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, The Wizard of O’s, and a dragon. […]

Showing: Todd “REAS” James – “Warm Welcome” @ Eighteen Gallery

Following up on his show there in 2018 (covered), Todd “REAS” James recently opened another solo at Eighteen Gallery in Copenhagen entitled Warm Welcome. Continuing to work on interior spaces in his signature cartoonish style, the NYC-based artist has inserted iconography of a certain era of youth in some of the new paintings – posters and record sleeves of artists like RUN DMC, Iron Maiden, De La Soul, Slayer, Wu Tang, B-52s and such luminaries of that time. James has also created some pieces in black and white, a contrast […]

Showing: Mike Lee – “Sunny Days” @ Over The Influence (Los Angeles)

Currently showing through the end of March at Over The Influence’s space in Los Angeles, Sunny Days is Mike Lee’s debut solo with the gallery. Working through various stages of his upbringing through a series of rooms, his paintings and sculptures featuring his signature minimalistic and monochromatic renditions of human forms are meant to confront specific memories. Fleshing out some of his compositions typically only focused on the locally-based artist’s bulbous characters with some background elements brings more depth and richness to this new body of work, an […]

Showing: Jonathan Chapline – “Hunter Gatherer” @ NANZUKA

Last week in Tokyo, NANZUKA hosted the first solo showcase in Asia by the Brooklyn-based Jonathan Chapline featuring 10 new paintings and two three-dimensional works. Utilizing a combination of computer based skills and traditional mark making, the American artist has populated his paintings with increasing clusters of his signature croquis drawing-like characters, a process of quickly sketching the human body, distilling it to the simplest elements. These works from Chapline are balanced nicely by two lovely large-scale multicolored sculptures, bringing his subjects off the wall and into our world. […]

Previews: Casey Gray – “I Can Taste The Sun” @ Hashimoto Contemporary (SF)

Tonight in San Francisco, Hashimoto Contemporary will be opening a new show from Casey Gray entitled I Can Taste The Sun. For this exhibition, the locally-based artist has included a series of his modern takes on still life paintings, works on paper that celebrate the simple joys of life, and some of his wavy wood sculptures. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Casey Gray here.

Previews: Barry McGee – “Potato Sack Body” @ Galerie Perrotin (Tokyo)

Following up on his show at Perrotin (Hong Kong) at the end of last year, Barry McGee is opening a solo at the gallery’s Tokyo space today. Entitled Potato Sack Body, the exhibition features many of the San Francisco-based artist’s familiar caricatures, geometric patterns, and text rendered on a series of multi-panel paintings, framed works, individually painted ceramics and bottles, and repurposed found objects. In association with this showing, McGee will be releasing a new zine as well as collaborating with BEAMS to release a range of limited edition […]

Showing: Tom French – “Transcend” @ Unit London

Opening this weekend at Unit London, Transcend is a retrospective of Tom French’s work following his tragic passing. Featuring two of the locally-based artist’s bodies of work – the Duality & Parallax and paintings – the exhibition is a tantalizing and bittersweet look at how far the talented creative had come and a hint at the direction he was heading. French’s calligraphy-like compositions oftentimes had an illusory component, perhaps the most famous of which were his skulls in the Duality series that were composed of images within images. […]

Previews: Telmo Miel @ Thinkspace Gallery

Tonight in Los Angeles, Dutch street artists Telmo Miel will be opening a solo show entitled Encounters at Thinkspace Gallery. Mixing photo-realistic elements with surreal touches in a unique style that oftentimes utilizes a glitch-like overlaid composition, the Netherlands based duo have created a new body of work that finds inspirations from their years of nomadic travels. Take a look are more preview images below… Discuss Telmo Miel here.