Posts Tagged ‘Openings’

STEVE “ESPO” POWERS’ “VISUAL BLUES” AT ALICE GALLERY, BRUSSELS

May 21, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Street artist, philosopher, sign painter, wordsmith: All these terms describe Stephen "Espo" Powers and all are tenents of his multifaceted creative persona amply on display in his beautiful show of new work, "Visual Blues" at Alice Gallery in Brussels. Read More

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ARTIST JR’S “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” AT GALERIE HENRIK SPRINGMANN, BERLIN

April 17, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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French social activist street artist JR continues his ongoing "Wrinkles of the City" project with his latest gallery show of the same name, this time in Berlin at Galerie Henrik Springmann. Opening to a packed house on Wednesday, April 17th, the exhibition showcased a selection of his photographic images wheatpasted onto large wooden palettes mimicking the physical nature of his street-level installations alongside a series of beautiful photographic prints depicting his street pieces as they appeared installed around the world, from China to Cuba. Read More

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ANDREW KUO’S BEAUTIFUL ABSTRACT INFOGRAPHICS IN “YOU SAY TOMATO” AT MARLBOROUGH GALLERY, NYC

April 10, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Downtown painter, musician, DJ, and all-around cool guy on the NYC scene Andrew Kuo has created an absolutely stunning new body of work with his current show, "You Say Tomato," at big-time Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea. Featuring mostly large-scale abstract geometric paintings that are meant to function as emotional infographics (each piece comes with a decoding key at the bottom), Kuo's color-coded chart paintings are representational—depicting a complex, real-time universe of selfexamination and the judgement of others. Read More

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ROBERT LONGO’S “PHANTOM VESSELS” AT GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC

April 9, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Robert Longo earned his art star in the 1980s with his now iconic "Men in Cities" series of black & white charcoal drawings showing suited up businessmen writing in some existential Wall Street-induced agony (Patrick Bateman's "American Psycho" apartment wouldn't have been complete without one). Read More

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BARRY McGEE RETROSPECTIVE AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART (ICA) BOSTON

April 8, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Graffiti hero/street art legend turned bona fide art star Barry McGee has always straddled both worlds precariously, but with his massive scale new mid-career retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston that opened on Saturday, there should be no doubt as to his status as a Capital "A" Art World heavyweight. Serving as a 20-year chronological survey of the artist's oeuvre, the show features more than 30 significant pieces from the artist's multifaceted career, including installations, paintings, drawings, and photographs. Read More

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KEIICHI TANAAMI’S “BURLESQUE” ART EXHIBITION OPENS AT STUSSY JAPAN

April 7, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Legendary Japanese psychedelic artist Keiichi Tanaami's current fashion collaboration with iconic streetwear label Stüssy was celebrated Thursday night with the opening of his art show, "Burlesque," at the brand's pop-up gallery in Harajuku, Tokyo. Read More

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KENNY SCHARF’S “KOLORS” OPENING AT PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, NYC

April 4, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Opening last night at the esteemed Paul Kasmin Gallery in NYC was Supertouch buddy and Pop Art icon Kenny Scharf's eagerly anticipated show of optimistic new work, "Kolors." Comprised of large-scale funky, colorful abstracts and giant cartoon sculptures, the show was awash with glaring pigment, brightening up a city not yet in bloom and always in need of a giant dose of the positive energy and wonder Scharf brings to everything he touches. Read More

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BARRY McGEE’S “FOCUS” AT THE MODERN, FT WORTH

April 4, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Street art legend turned gallery artist Barry McGee (aka: Twist) debuted a great show of new work this month at The Modern in Ft Worth, Texas, called "Focus." Supertouch readers are most likely well-versed in the artistic ways of Barry, so we'll set aside the artspeak here, but suffice it to say, the paintings & sculpture on display are all solid examples of his trademark visual style. Read More

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HONG KONG: RONALD VENTURA & WIM DELVOYE AT GALERIE PERROTIN

April 3, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Opening today at Galerie Perrotin in Hong Kong is a beautiful joint show of new works by renowned Filipino painter Ronald Ventura and metal sculptor Wim Delvoye. While the respective artists differ totally in both style and choice of subject matter, the two find common ground in their inherent attention to detail and complexity of rendering—the true common theme of the exhibition. Read More

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WILD WEST: RICHARD PRINCE’S “COWBOYS” AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY BEVERLY HILLS

March 30, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Few things could be more of a surefire mega-moneymaker for art world puppet master Larry Gagosian than to stage a show of large scale pop art cowboy paintings in the wild west town of Los Angeles. Here, self-styled movie industry cowboys & girls are the big guns, shelling out massive sums for huge canvases to brighten up their vast expanses of open wall space. Hence, it should come as no surprise that Hollywood's biggest players pulled every string at their disposal to score one of the Technicolor trophies on display at Richard Prince's current show at Gagosian Gallery, "Cowboys" (on display till April 6th), to brighten up their next Beverly Hills dinner party. Read More

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