Posts Tagged ‘Opening’

FAILE’S FUEL, FANTASY, FREEDOM AT GALLERY ERNST HILGER, AUSTRIA

August 5, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The Brooklyn-based collaborative street & fine art duo of Patrick McNeil andPatrick Miller (aka: "The Patricks", aka: Faile) brought their distinctive style to Austria when their newest show, Fuel, Fantasy, Freedom opened at Gallery Ernst Hilger in Vienna late last month. For this exhibition, the work  delves into the uncanny realm of Read More

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FIRST LOOK | TAKASHI MURAKAMI’S ARHAT CYCLE PART II AT PALAZZO REALE, MILAN

August 5, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Opening last week at the historic Palazzo Reale in Milan was the second installment of the master of Japanese Pop, Takashi Murakami's latest series of works that first debuted at Blum & Poe in LA in April of 2013.  Titled Ahrat, the cycle of paintings on view continues Murakami’s newest mode of painting, developed for his Read More

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OPENINGS | OK I’ll RENAME IT: KAWS, TODD JAMES, TOMOOO GOKITA, & ERIK PARKER AT BILL BRADY, KANSAS CITY

July 14, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Opening last week in the unlikely location of Kansas City, Missouri was the ambigiously-titled OK, I'll Rename It, featuring new work by KAWS, Todd James, Tomoo Gokita, and Erik Parker at the venerable Bill Brady Gallery. Showing together for the first time—and in the Midwest, no less—the quartet of super friends represent the vanguard of a new movement of cartoon-based painting, each with a distinctive, yet complementary style that will doubtless be the subject of future Read More

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FIRST LOOK: SCOTT CAMPBELL’S “THINGS GET BETTER” AT OHWOW GALLERY

May 28, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Artistic chameleon Scott Campbell wowed an LA crowd with the opening of his new show at OHWOW Gallery in Hollywood last Thursday nite. Optimistically titled "Things Get Better," the focus of the exhibition is a series of 18 beautiful new photorealistic black & white watercolor paintings of homemade tattoo machines that Campbell, perhaps best known until now as a world-class tattoo artist, encountered on previous trips as a visiting tattoo artist in Mexican prisons Read More

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FIRST LOOK: PAUL McCARTHY “SCULPTURES” AT HAUSER & WIRTH NYC

May 14, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Legendary art world antihero Paul McCarthy managed to put the brakes on manufacturing chocolate butt plugs just long enough to debut a powerhouse body of new work at Hauser & Wirth in NYC last week during the Frieze art fair. At the heart of the exhibition, titled simply, "Paul McCarthy: Sculptures," are an array of mostly massive-scale solid black walnut sculptures of the artist's twisted, tortured vision of the classic Snow White tale with characters melting and morphing into one another as only Paul McCarthy could envision. Read More

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FIRST LOOK: YOSHITOMO NARA AT PACE GALLERY NYC

May 13, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Iconic Japanese Pop artist and hardcore punk rocker Yoshitomo Nara took advantage of Frieze week when he opened his first show at the esteemed Pace Gallery in NYC last Friday. A hardcore disciple of the cult of Margaret Keane and the Japanese world of kawaii (all things impossibly"cute") the real magic of Nara's deceptively simple giant-eyed kids is in the minimalism with which they convey their deeper emotions of anger, annoyance, melancholy, and defiance. Read More

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FIRST LOOK: JR & JOSE PARLA’S “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” AT BRYCE WOLKOWITZ GALLERY

May 7, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Brothers from other mothers and fresh-to-death style icons Jose Parla & JR celebrated their 2012 "Wrinkles of the City" Havana, Cuba, project tonight with an opening of the same name at the venerable Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in Chelsea. Showcasing large-scale photographs of all their major murals from the Cuba trip mounted on Aluminum panels and one large-scale collaborative fine art painting, the show beautifully Read More

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FIRST LOOK | KAWS’ “OHHH…” AT KAI KAI KIKI GALLERY, TOKYO

May 2, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy KAWS (aka: Brain Donnelley) opened his show of new paintings, "Ohhh...", today at fellow artist Takashi Murakami's Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Tokyo. The exhibition features a beautiful array of large and small canvases showcasing his current artistic mode of character abstraction in which the artist deconstructs his animated subjects like Spongebob and Astro Boy into their core geometric components before scrambling the parts to create cartoon collages of vivid color and form that transcend the representational works of his previous series. Read More

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ON EXHIBIT: CLARE ROJAS’ BREAKTHROUGH ABSTRACT SHOW AT GALLERI NICOLAI WALLNER

May 1, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Signaling a major, potentially career-defining departure from her previous intensely-folky, oftentimes cloying low-fi Americana imagery, painter Clare Rojas has created what could easily be called the finest body of work in her young career with her current eponymous show at Galleri Nicolai Wallner in Copenhagen. Read More

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MUST-SEE SHOW: THE EPIC ART WONDERLAND OF URS FISCHER AT MOCA LA

April 29, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Standing in stark contrast to the polished precision of LA's other current must-see show of the moment, Takashi Murakami's "Arhat" at Blum & Poe, Urs Fischer's eponymous sculptural installation at MOCA is a wonder of unbridled visual chaos. Sprawled across the Grand Ave & Geffen Contemporary wings of the financially beleaguered institution, the NYC-based, Swiss born artist's rough-hewn sculptures and clever, slick mixed media paintings and other visual props punctuate a vibrant, low-fi wonderland of artistic imagination run amok. Read More

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