Posts Tagged ‘art’

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

April 3, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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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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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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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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STREET LIFE: BANKSY SHOWS SUPPORT FOR #WITHSYRIA RELIEF CAMPAIGN THROUGH ARTWORK & ANIMATION

March 13, 2014  |  art, Street Art, Streets  |  Comments Off

A projection of a Syrian refugee girl releasing a red balloon by Banksy is seen at the Central House of Artists in Moscow

The #WithSyria campaign will launch in thirty five countries fronted by Banksy's newly-updated "Girl with the Red Balloon" artwork as we approach the anniversary of the Syria conflict on the 15th of March, amassing an unprecedented popular movement in solidarity with those caught in the conflict. A collective appeal will be launched by global organisations and key individuals calling on political leaders to sign up to a pledge to do everything they can to make this the last anniversary marked by Read More

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TODD JAMES’ “SUPERNATURAL” WOMEN BARE ALL AT SANDRA GERING, NYC

March 11, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Painter & street artist Todd James (aka: REAS) brightened up the heart of NYC's polar vortex last week when he debuted a debauched orgy of color-drenched women at Sandra Gering gallery. Paying homage to both his love of Boris Vallejo's female viking warriors and midcentury pop art, Mr James presented one of his most accomplished and enjoyable bodies of work at nearly the exact moment when the drudgingly monotone winter landscape of Manhattan threatened to swallow the soul of the city. Have a look: Read More

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STREET LIFE | NEW POSE MSK MURAL FOR VOLTA ART FAIR & THE L.I.S.A. PROJECT IN NYC

March 10, 2014  |  art, Graffiti, NYC, Street Art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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In town for this year's Volta Art Fair during Armory week, graffiti/street artist POSE created this new mural in his trademark collage style as part of the ongoing L.I.S.A. (Little Italy Street Art) Project at Lafayette & Broome. Look for more from POSE in NYC coming up later this year... Read More

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MUST SEE SHOW | TOMOO GOKITA’S NOIR PORTRAITS AT MARY BOONE GALLERY, NYC

February 15, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Simply stated, Japanese artist Tomoo Gokita is one of the most interesting and unappreciated young artists working today. A graphic artist turned painter, Gokita has developed a standout visual language punctuated by his strict palette of black, white, and shades of gray, and characterized by a sort of noir pop surrealism that could only come from Japan. For this latest show at Mary Boone, Gokita has produced some of his finest work to date, with 15 new portraits that are simultaneously figurative and abstract and tinged with dark intrigue. By giving the paintings titles such as Read More

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STREET ARTIST BAST TAKES ON THE HAMPTONS WITH “SEAFOAM” AT ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY

June 26, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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There's just something about street art in the Hamptons, an irony embraced by Brooklyn-based graffitist Bast whose new show of paintings & sculpture, "Seafoam" went on display at Eric Firestone Gallery (owned and curated by Supertouch buddy Eric Firestone who also manages the Arizona Boneyard Porject) in the tony NY retreat community last week. Read More

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