FIRST LOOK | KAWS “MAN’S BEST FRIEND” AT HONOR FRASER, LA

September 15, 2014  |  art, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Long time Supertouch buddy KAWS  has become a true force of nature in the art world in recent years. Emerging from his early roots in animation and graffiti in the 90s to reign over streetwear and the vinyl toy industry in the 2000s, the artist known to his parents as Brian Donnelley is now a major player in the art world. This meteoric ascendency is due in large part to his prodigious and unrelentingly stunning Read More

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MUST-SEE SHOW | EDDIE MARTINEZ “NOMADER” AT MICHAEL KOHN GALLERY, LA

September 14, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of our favorite young abstract painters here at Supertouch is Brooklyn-based artist Eddie Martinez, whose show of gorgeous new work, Nomader, at Michael Kohn Gallery could easily be mistaken for a MoMA retrospective if you managed to forget what building you walked into. At the tender age of just 37, he's an absolute powerhouse on a fast Read More

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FIRST LOOK | JOSE PARLA “IN MEDIA RES” AT BRYCE WOLKOWITZ, NYC

September 12, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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In Medias Res, (Latin: “in the midst of things”) in narrative technique, the recommended practice of beginning an epic or other fictional form by plunging into a crucial situation that is part of a related chain of events; the situation is an extension of previous events and will be developed in later action. The narrative then goes directly forward, and exposition of Read More

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OPENINGS | TODD JAMES “AFTERNOON DELIGHT” AT NANZUKA GALLERY, HONG KONG

September 12, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy Todd James (aka: REAS) has been on a tear lately with a string of brilliant shows at home and abroad. This week saw him open his first-ever solo exhibition, Afternoon Delight, in Hong Kong at Nanzuka Gallery to a crowd of eager admirers. The show covers the full array of Read More

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MUST-SEE SHOW | PRUNE NOURRY’S “TERRACOTTA DAUGHTERS” AT THE CHINA INSTITUTE, NYC

September 11, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Modeled after China's famous archeological treasure, the Terracotta Warriors, New York-based French artist Prune Nourry's Terracotta Daughters sculpture series explores the issue of gender preference in China. Making its US debut at The China Institute in NYC last nite, the show will remain on view above ground until October 4th when it will be buried in a Read More

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OPENINGS | SAM FALLS’ NATURAL ABSTRACTIONS AT HANNAH HOFFMAN, LA

September 9, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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LA-based artist Sam Falls has long pursued a particular interest in the influence of natural phenomenon such as light, rain or time and wind may have on his abstract paintings and sculptures. The idea of a sublime deterioration, a controlled and expected change on materials ranging from Read More

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FIRST LOOK | MICHAEL DOTSON’S “THE FURY OF SUNSETS” AT ZURCHER GALLERY, NYC

September 8, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Last week saw the debut of Brooklyn-based Michael Dotson's inspired new body of work, The Fury of Sunsets, at Zurcher Gallery in NYC. This time around, the 32-year-old painter has focused his superflat Technicolor painting style on the frames of vintage Disney Read More

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PUBLIC ART | FLORENTIJN HOFMAN’S GIANT HIPPO SWIMS THE RIVER THAMES

September 8, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Best known for the spectacle of his massive rubber duckie sculpture that's traveled the world, from Australia to LA, Dutch stunt queen artist Florentijn Hofman has again taken his epic public art roadshow to the water, this time floating a monstrous  hippopotamus sculpture down the River Thames. Dubbed the "Hippopothames," the Read More

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FIRST LOOK | FRIENDSWITHYOU’S MAGICAL “LIGHT CAVE” AT THE HIGH LINE/STANDARD HOTEL, NYC

September 8, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch superhomies FriendsWithYou (aka: Sam Borkson & Tury Sandoval) unveiled one of their most ambitious domestic installations today with the debut of their magical Light Cave installation at the Standard Hotel plaza at the High Line. Created with Read More

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OPENINGS | RYAN McGINLEY’S “YEARBOOK” AT TEAM GALLERY, NYC

September 8, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off

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Last nite (that's right, a Sunday nite opening in NYC), at Team Gallery, celebrated photographer Ryan McGinley opened his sixth solo show, Yearbook, at their SoHo space to an absolutely packed throng of friends and admirers. The show is a single artwork that consists of over five hundred Read More

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