Posts Tagged ‘art’

BEST IN SHOW | DOUG AITKEN “STILL LIFE” AT REGEN PROJECTS, LA

September 15, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

Visionary LA artist Doug Aitken has returned to Shaun Regen's venerable Regen Projects gallery with his latest dazzler of a show, Still Life, that is one of the city's few must-see exhibitions  of the season. Spanning a variety of media encompassing photography, sculpture, publications, sound, and Read More

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SUMMER VIBES | CASEY GRAY “OF LAND AND SEA” AT CIRCUIT 12, DALLAS

September 15, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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We can't get enough of San Francisco-based painter Casey Gray's work here at Supertouch, and his current show Of Land & Sea at Dallas' Circuit 12 gallery does nothing to lessen our enthusiasm. Working exclusively with acrylic spray paint, Gray has developed a distinct approach to contemporary painting that is uniquely Read More

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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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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 | 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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STREET LIFE | SIMPSONS SUMMER FUN IN NYC

September 3, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Straight-up summer Simpsons fun in the streets of NYC at 231 Eldridge St, LES, by Jerkface & the accompanying fine art piece to match... Read More

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OPENING | LADY AIKO’S “SWEETHEART” AT THE OUTSIDERS GALLERY, NEWCASTLE

September 2, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Opening last week to a packed house was Sweetheart, the newest body of work by Japanese street art pioneer Lady Aiko at Steve Lazarides' The Outsiders Gallery, in Newcastle, England. Best known as a founding member of street art collective Faile, Aiko (aka: Aiko Nakagawa) began her career in film, directing the seminal Read More

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LAST LOOK | NANCY RUBINS’ “OUR FRIEND FLUID METAL” AT GAGOSIAN NYC

September 2, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Wrapping up on September 13 at Gagosian's W 21st St NYC gallery is the awe-inspiring show of new "junk" sculptures by LA-based (but Texas born) artist Nancy Rubins, Our Friend Fluid Metal. The title of the exhibition and its sculptures invokes the Read More

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STREET LIFE | ENDLESS SUMMER WITH KENNY SCHARF AT THE PLAYLAND MOTEL, ROCKAWAY BEACH

August 28, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Living Pop Art legend and all-around eternal sun god, Kenny Scharf has returned to his street art roots with a vengeance in recent years, firmly reasserting his rightful place at the top of the pantheon of the pioneers of NYC aerosol art. He's been on a tear with the Montana cans this summer, and perhaps no project was more immediately gratifying than his new mural for freewheeling hipster beach retreat, the Playland Motel in Read More

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LAST LOOK | SKARSTEDT GALLERY’S MIGHTY “SUMMER EXHIBITION,” NYC

August 26, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Wrapping up imminently is Skarstedt Gallery's stunning eponymous Summer Exhibition, a group show at their Chelsea gallery featuring five iconic paintings by George Condo, Martin Kippenberger, Richard Prince, David Salle, and Albert Oehlen, representing each artist’s unique relationship with narrative and figurative painting ranging from 1985 through 2011. Though revealing vastly different messages and Read More

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