STREET LIFE | NEW WORK BY BANKSY IN CHELTENHAM, UK

April 13, 2014  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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UK street art godfather & international man of mystery Banksy broke his dormant streak over the weekend with new pieces in Cheltenham, England. Technology is the target of both hits with the first depicting a crew of spies listening in on conversations in a dilapidated old phone booth within a few few miles from a known government listening post, while the second features embracing lovers distracted by Read More

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BARRY McGEE, DAN MURPHY, & ISAAC TIN WEI LIN’S “DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES” AT FLEISHER/OLLMAN

April 13, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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Coming together at venerable Philadelphia gallery (since 1952!), Fleisher/Ollman, kindred spirits Barry McGee, Dan Murphy, and Isaac Tin Wei Lin assembled last weekend to open their group show, "Department of Neighborhood Services," to a crowd of faithful fans, many of whom had made the trek from NYC for the event. Despite the presence of Twist, the show is not Read More

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STREET LIFE | JR’S INSIDE OUT PROJECT IN AFRICA

April 11, 2014  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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Images are finally trickling in of French street artist JR's Inside Out project street art installations from Atakpame, Togo and Dakar, Senegal in Africa from recent months. Enacted & funded when JR won the TED prize in 2011, the Inside Out Projeect called for the creation of a global participatory art project with the potential to change the world. Inspired by JR’s large-format street art "pastings," Inside Out gives everyone the opportunity to Read More

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PUBLIC ART | TRACEY EMIN’S “I PROMISE TO LOVE YOU” AT THE COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL, LAS VEGAS

April 9, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Powerhouse English artist Tracey Emin brought her recent "I Promise To Love You" series of neon sign artworks to Las Vegas this month when the Cosmopolitan Hotel began showing the images on all of their LED signage throughout the resort as part of its PAUSE public art project. Featuring bleedingly saccharine slogans that sound like quotes lifted from a tween girl's diary like (cue Justin Bieber soundtrack in background), "When I Hold You I Hold My Heart," "You Touch My Soul, and the absolutely hilarious "I Listen to the Read More

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“ARE YOUR MOTIVES PURE?: RAYMOND PETTIBON SURFERS: 1987—2012″ AT VENUS OVER MANHATTAN

April 8, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Renowned for his seminal black & white hardcore punk flyer imagery, artist & cultural icon Raymond Pettibon was raised in Hermosa Beach, CA, and though not an avid surfer himself, grew up surrounded by the language of the sport as an emblem of the Southern California—and by extension, American—lifestyle.  It's a visual theme that has remained constant throughout Pettibon's 30+ year career and is exhaustively chronicled in depth for the first time in "Are Your Motives Pure," a Read More

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OPENINGS | CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA’S ‘LA DANSE MACABRE’ AT ROQ LA RUE, SEATTLE

April 8, 2014  |  art, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Longtime Supertouch buddy Camille Rose Garcia's trademark storybook surrealism has been a dominant force in the world of underground art for years and is now gaining the proper recognition in fine art circles it so rightly deserves. And though that attention has come through the elevation of her artwork at elite, high-end art galleries in recent years, her dedication to the upstart art spaces that built her career remains intact, as evidenced by the opening of her latest body of work, "La Danse Macabre," at Kirsten Anderson's landmark Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle last Read More

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FIRST LOOK | DANIEL ARSHAM’S ‘KICK THE TIRES AND LIGHT THE FIRES’ AT OHWOW, LA

April 7, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of our favorite artists to come to prominence in the past few years is Daniel Arsham, whose sculptures & paintings address American culture and the "archeology of memory." Arsham's latest exhibition, 'Kick the Tires and Light the Fires," which opened its doors this past weekend at at LA's venerable OHWOW gallery is an excellent survey of the full range of Arsham's oeuvre from paintings to sculptures that imagine what objects of our current pop culture would look like as "future relics" being rediscovered as fossils of Read More

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SOUND + VISION | TONY OURSLER’S ‘OBSCURA’ AT GALERIE HANS MAYER, GERMANY

April 6, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The Obscura is the manifestation of an ongoing project in renowned AV artist Tony Oursler's oeuvre, addressing the position of the viewer in relation to the spectacle of current pop cultural viewing trends. In this installation at Galerie Hans Mayer in Düsseldorf, Germany, , which consists of projections of eyes onto spheres of varying dimensions, Oursler explores our relationship to multimedia screens, including televisions, computers, smart phones, and cinema, as his subject matter for this large scale installation. Oversized representations of eyes are formed by Read More

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ABSTRACT BEAUTY: JEFF ELROD’S ‘RABBIT EARS’ AT LUHRING AUGUSTINE, NYC

April 3, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Currently on view at the venerable NYC institution, Luhring Augustine Jeff Elrod's "Rabbit Ears" is a must-see collection of some of the artist's most beautiful abstracts to date. Elrod’s practice as a painter is rooted in the tradition of American twentieth-century abstract painting and is simultaneously informed by the aesthetics of the digital environment he works in; the compressed space in his paintings articulates the moment when analogue meets digital Read More

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‘TRANSITION GAME’ TRACES PARALLEL EVOLUTION OF BASKETBALL & CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE ’60S

April 3, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Featuring the artwork of Howard Kanovitz, Lorna Simpson, Lucien Smith, & Richard Avedon, "Transition Game" at NYC's Salon 94 Gallery serves to provide a snapshot into the parallel evolution of basketball and civil rights in America during the mid to late 1960s. In 1969, while America was reeling from assassinations, racial strife and an unpopular and costly war, something beautiful was happening on basketball courts across the nation. Basketball was not only becoming increasingly integrated, but also transitioning into a place where Read More

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