Commissioned by the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (SRE), El Mac recently completed a mural at the US-Mexico border entitled Abuelita de Presidio (Desert Rose). The piece was painted on a ten-story high water tank in the remote border community of Presidio, Texas, facing its southern neighbor Ojinaga, Chihuahua. Visible from both countries, the portrait featuring his distinct style was based on a 62-year-old Presidio resident who runs a secondhand shop just a stone’s throw from the International Port of Entry who was originally from Mexico. The Los Angeles-based artist further explains – […]
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Last week, the heavily anticipated major survey exhibition of the work of KAWS opened at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, a followup to a show at the same institution in 2011 (covered). Curator Andrea Karnes and the Brooklyn-based artist carefully chose works that would give a complete look at his career starting from his time on the streets with his now famous bus stop interventions and culminating with works that led to his recent meteoric rise in the contemporary art world. A master at subverting pop culture […]
On September 29th, The Goss-Michael Foundation will be presenting the inaugural solo exhibition at their gallery on Wycliff Avenue in Dallas, Texas. Instincts from Jose Parla will feature new series of paintings and sculptures that continue the Cuban-American’s street-inspired calligraphic and textured works that have become his signature. For those who plan to make the trip to catch the Brooklyn-based artist’s work in person, the show will run until November 11th. Discuss Jose Parla here. Discuss this show here.
Starting on October 20th, a major survey exhibition of the work of KAWS will be opening at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. A followup to his 2011 show at The Modern (covered), Where The End Starts will feature “key paintings, sculptures, drawings, toys, and street art interventions” that will give a complete review of the Brooklyn-based artist’s 20 year career. To mark the occasion, a comprehensive publication (hardcover edition with more than 150 color reproductions) will be made available that tracks his “early graffiti years to […]
This weekend, a show co-curated by Andrew and Shawn Hosner of Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery and Josef Zimmerman of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art will open at the museum. Entitled Invisible College, the group exhibition refers to the fact that many of the participants have found success outside of the traditional art educational model. The show will feature murals and installations from Andrew Schoultz, Brett Amory, Cyrcle, Mark Dean Veca, and Troy Lovegates as well as original works from Adam Caldwell, Adrian Falkner, Alex Yanes, Allison Sommers, Amanda Joseph, Andrew Hem, Brian M. Viveros, Christine Wu, Cryptik, Curiot, Daniel Dienelt, David […]
Right after finishing his mural in Ciudad Juarez (covered), El Mac crossed over to El Paso and painted another striking portrait piece. Like the Juarense y Poderosa, Ánimo Sin Fronteras is also a homage to people from the US/Mex border region that suffered or lost someone to violence, corruption and injustice in the last near-decade. Ánimo Sin Fronteras (Spirit Without Borders), is created in his signature technique using only aerosol and fatcaps. This unique painting method require a high level of skills and can control, and […]
Fans of Barry McGee in Texas will be happy to know the installation of his latest museum show is already underway for the opening this weekend. Held at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, site of the KAWS show a year ago (covered), the exhibition will feature much of what the influential San Francisco-based artist is known for. We can’t wait to see what else was shipped over in the Twist van (below) besides the panels seen above . Discuss Barry McGee here.
Game of Thrones fans and attendees of SXSW this year were treated to a group exhibition put together by Mondo themed on the hit HBO series. Artists Audrey Kawasaki (above – of Margaery Tyrell), Bill Sienkiewicz, Bruce White, Chet Zar, Craig Drake, Daniel Danger, Esao Andrews, Jacob Bannon, Jason Edmiston, Joao Ruas, Jock, Kilian Eng, Mia Araujo, Mike Mitchell, N.C. Winters, Rich Kelly, Richey Beckett, Sanjulian, Thomas Hopper, Tom Bagshaw, Tim Bradstreet, and Warwick Johnson Caldwell were asked to reprise some of their favorite characters and scenes from the show […]
During this year’s SXSW week, Mondo will be unveiling original art and limited editions inspired by the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. The group exhibition will include artists like Audrey Kawasaki, Chet Zar, Esao Andrews, Joao Ruas, Mia Araujo, Tom Bagshaw, Mike Mitchell (above), and Daniel Danger (who already designed posters for the show for last year’s SDCC). The exhibition will be available public viewing (7:00 – 10:00pm) from March 8th through March 12th, and afterwards – two posters will be released digitally each week […]
It looks like KAWS is back in Texas for an encore after a successful showing there at the end of last year. If you remember, the Focus:KAWS exhibition was held at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in December of 2011. Now, it will be next location to host the COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) sculpture first seen in Hong Kong, followed up by a showing at The Aldrich, then at in NY at The Standard Hotel, and finally at his museum show in Atlanta. Those in the area should take the opportunity […]