OPENINGS | ‘IN THE STUDIO’ WITH WES LANG AT THE AROS MUSEUM, DENMARK

April 1, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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LA-based artist and tattooer Wes Lang mines the vast swath of outlaw & 1%-er culture—from stoner notebook doodles and tattoo flash to Chicano Teen Angel art, biker club logos, and album cover art—to create his dense lowbrow visual collages. Within these large-scale pastiches, all the Read More

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FIRST LOOK | TOM SACHS’ ‘AMERICAN HANDMADE PAINTINGS’ AT GALERIE ROPAC, PARIS

March 31, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Easily one of the most compelling minds working in the art world today, Supertouch buddy Tom Sachs has built a career around an utterly unique art methodology based on thematic meditations by means of unexpected material explorations. In his new show "American Handmade Paintings" at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, the choice of this title is anchored in specific aspects that are central to Sachs’s creative universe; his use of the Read More

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OF KURFS & COMPANIONS: KAWS’ ‘FINAL DAYS’ SCULPTURE SHOW AT CAC MALAGA

March 31, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Continuing the large-scale exploration of his now-iconic cast of XX-eyed artistic accomplices, KAWS (aka: Brian Donnelley) brings five new characters to life in wooden form with his new "Final Days" show at El Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC Malaga), Spain. New among his usual array of Companion characters is a giant version of a "Kurf," a KAWS-ified Smurf frozen in a pose of uncertain exploration amidst a crowd of Read More

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GOOGLE’S “UNNUMBERED SPARKS” INTERACTIVE LIGHT SCULPTURE IS COOLEST NERD ART EVER

March 25, 2014  |  art, Tech  |  Comments Off

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Google took a momentary break from mining the world's data for its forthcoming SkyNet launch this Summer to turn their chrome web browser into the biggest piece of nerd art in history—and it actually turned out cool. Titled Unnumbered Sparks, the piece is a giant textile sculpture created in collaboration by Google Creative Lab's Aaron Koblin and sculptor Janet Echelman that's made up of Read More

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MOUNTAIN CLIMBING WITH RUDOLF STINGEL AT GAGOSIAN, NYC

March 24, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The first-ever US showing of landscapes by legendary Italian painter Rudolf Stingel at Gagosian Gallery in NYC featuring massive scale photorealistic reproductions of snowcapped mountains is the perfect homage to the city's winterlong Polar Vortex-induced deep freeze. Read More

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FIRST LOOK | GEOFF McFETRIDGE’S “MEDITALLUCINATION” AT V1 COPENHAGEN

March 22, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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A master graphic designer and visual thinker, Supertouch buddy Geoff McFetridge brings the same elegant minimalism to his fine art with "Meditallucination," a new body of paintings, drawings, and hand painted ceramics opening this week at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. “The images are meditations, in that they come from inside but they are also listening to the world around me," explains McFetridge. "The paintings attempt to Read More

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LAST LOOK | JAMES TURRELL’S RAINBOW LIGHTSCAPES AT LACMA

March 18, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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On display at LACMA until April 6th, James Turrell: A Retrospective explores nearly fifty years in the career of LA native James Turrell, a key artist in the Southern California Light and Space movement of the 1960s and 70s. The exhibition  includes early geometric light projections, prints and drawings, installations exploring sensory deprivation and seemingly unmodulated fields of colored light, and recent two-dimensional work with holograms. One section is devoted to Read More

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THE EPIC BEAUTY OF JACOB HASHIMOTO’S “GAS GIANT” INSTALLATION AT MOCA

March 17, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Jacob Hashimoto’s massive new "Gas Giant" installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles is an immersive, transcendent experience that stands as a vivid testament to its creator's mastery of vision and execution. A sprawling exhibition that fills the PDC's hall from floor to ceiling with thousands of floating paper kites suspended on Read More

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MUST-SEE SHOW | YOSHITOMO NARA’S RETROSPECTIVE AT BLUM & POE, LA

March 16, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For his seventh show with stalwart LA gallery Blum & Poe, Japanese art hero Yoshitomo Nara presents an eponymous retrospective of sorts, featuring 11 new large-scale paintings & 10 new bronze sculptures representing his current visual mode, and a massive survey of over 200 drawings made over the past three decades chronicling in detail his stylistic evolution throughout the years. The result is an exhibition of extraordinary depth and inspiration that will Read More

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KAWS EXPLORES FAMILIAR THEMES IN “PLAY YOUR PART” AT GALLERY JAVIER LOPEZ, MADRID

March 15, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Following his epic show with Mary Boone in NYC at the end of last year (and simultaneous shows at Galerie Perrotin, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art), Supertouch buddy KAWS proves he put his money to good use in building his gorgeous new Brooklyn studio/factory with this immediate followup show of new large-scale work titled "Play Your Part" at Gallery Javier Lopez in Madrid. Focusing this time on Read More

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