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Previews: Erik Mark Sandberg – “Interlude” @ Stephanie Chefas Projects

A week from today (September 7th), Stephanie Chefas Projects in Portland will welcome in Erik Mark Sandberg’s Interlude. The Los Angeles-based artist’s work is quite distinctive, an obsession with overly hairy adolescents bathed in various tinges of color acting as his stand-in’s for the evils of our consumer culture. Sandberg’s technique is quite complex, involving a broad range of natural and synthetic materials, producing a difficult to describe catalog of portraiture over the years – refreshed for this show with a focus on the automotive interior including […]

Previews: Luke Chueh – “ANTHROPOMORPHUCKED” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Luke Chueh’s (interviewed) first major show in Los Angeles in over three years will be opening a little over a week from now on September 8th at Corey Helford Gallery. Entitled ANTHROPOMORPHUCKED, the new exhibition will be his most eclectic to date as the locally-based artist has had time to prepare some pieces that have been on his mind for some time now. Along with some of the expected painful situations he puts his cartoonish animal characters in, Chueh also explores some more personal, cultural, and conceptual […]

Interviews: Carl Cashman

Art historian Hector Campbell recently sat down with British artist and gallerist Carl Cashman to discuss the creation of his distinctive artistic style, his early artistic influences, love of collecting, and the frustrations he felt as an artist which led to the founding of Semi Skimmed Gallery, whose second group exhibition opens at BSMT Space in Dalston, London on September 6th, and runs until Sept 12th. Hector Campbell (HC): You’ve become renowned for your geometric optical art, particularly since you coined the word ‘Neometry’ in […]

Nuart ’18 / Streets: Snik

Two weeks before the official start of the 18th edition of world-renowned Nuart Festival in Stavanger, exciting news is already arriving from the Norwegian oil capital. Taking this year’s theme to heart, Space Is The Place, and the festival’s aim to encourage artists to  to get off the beaten track and work outside the framework of the festival, art duo Snik created two new pieces, one of which was painted in the arrivals hall of Stavanger airport. Known for their intricate, hand-cut stencil works, Snik has seriously […]

Previews: Horacio Quiroz – “Polarities” @ Booth Gallery

On September 7th, Horacio Quiroz’s show will open at Booth Gallery in New York, featuring 12 surreal new works on canvas and a large installation with 34 works on paper. Entitled Polarities, the stateside debut exhibition from the Mexican artist introduces his grotesque imagery to art fans in the US, a selection of tortured portraits that hint at the struggles within. He further explains – “My work is a reflection on the human condition, linked intimately to my psychological and therapeutic evolution. I view the body as […]

Previews: “Creença (Belief)” Group Show @ Konvent Zero

Following the developments in an abandoned convent located about one hour outside of Barcelona, we recently decided to visit the ongoing Creença (Belief) art residency. Curated by Axel Void, through his new platform Void Projects, in close collaboration with the Konvent Zero art center, this unique project involved around 50 international artists who participated over the period of 2 months. Planned as a self-sufficient initiative which would provide artists the opportunity to work in a creative and motivating environment, the program turned into an utopia-come-true […]

Showing: Barry McGee – “Little Savage” @ Eighteen

Back in Danish capital after two years when he last exhibited his work alongside Todd James (covered), Barry Mcgee recently opened his debut solo with Eighteen gallery. Showing for the first time in this new Copenhagen space, the legendary artist constructed an immersive installation that took over the entire gallery, floor to ceiling, entrance door to emergency exit. With artworks being displayed everywhere from hidden corners above doorways to the backs of pedestals scattered through the place, the space was temporarily transformed into L. Fong Healing Arts Center. Showcasing […]

Showing: Javier Calleja – “Fake is the future” @ Galerie Zink

Currently with Galerie Zink in Hamburg (Barlach Halle K), Javier Calleja has a show on view entitled Fake is the future. Including canvasses, works on paper and mural paintings from the Spanish artist, the solo features cartoonish portraiture certainly inspired from his time working under the tutelage of Yoshitomo Nara. Open to the public for a few days only, the exhibition sees Calleja put in some time adding spheres of colors to the walls that match up with the backgrounds of his paintings, visually merging them with the space. Photo […]

Previews: “Kiss and Tell” @ RJD Gallery

This Saturday (August 18th), RJD Gallery in the Hamptons, will be opening a group show featuring the works of Mary Jane Ansell (seen above), Andrea Kowch, and Kris Lewis. Although their styles and choice of mediums vary, their skills with hyperrealism are evident in paintings as is their penchant for giving the imagery a touch of surrealism. Take a look at more preview images below…

Streets – Upfest (2018) Bristol

Upfest returned to celebrate its 10th anniversary recently with approximately 350 artists from across the globe leaving their mark on the streets of Bristol. A central theme across the whole weekend was the 100 years which have passed since some women first got the right to vote in the UK. For example, Jody Thomas‘ gold-masked figure takes the meek and victimized Little Red Riding Hood from Victorian fairytales and recasts her as someone who is both eminently capable and confidently self-assured. The festival also saw The London Police bring their […]