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Update: Brendan Monroe – “Blobography” @ Heath Ceramics (Los Angeles)

Set to open tomorrow night (October 1st, 6-8:30pm, RSVP here), Blobography will feature wonderful new sculptural pieces from  Brendan Monroe (interviewed) as well as some paintings and drawings. Hosted by Heath Ceramics in Los Angeles, the show will put on display many of the pieces the Bay Area-based artist has been working on while in their workspace. An added bonus for attendees will be the opportunity to enjoy a mural that he will paint on the back wall of the gallery. Photo credit: Ye Rin Mok. Discuss Brendan Monroe here.

Streets: DALeast (Berlin)

As part of Project M/6, the sixth phase of an ongoing art program from Urban Nation in Berlin, DALeast (interviewed)  was flown in to paint a large mural. The prolific street muralist decided to put up an image of an eagle head formed with his characteristic kinetic lines of spray paint, with part of the piece dissipated into birds. This public work was part of the event curated by Jonathan LeVine Gallery which will Urban Nation recently kicked off the next phase of their ongoing art program with a new roster of artists curated byJonathan LeVine Gallery. […]

Upcoming: Thinkspace’s “LAX / SFO” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Starting tomorrow night in San Francisco, Thinkspace will be invading Hashimoto Contemporary with a group show entitled LAX / SFO. This is the second time the Los Angeles-based gallery has teamed with with SF gallerist Ken Harman to bring some new talent into the Bay Area. Back-to-back openings on Halloween weekend with receptions from 6-11PM on both Fri., October 31st and Sat., November 1st have been scheduled. Halloween costumes are strongly encouraged! Participating artists including Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Allison Sommers, Amanda Marie, Amy Sol, Anthony […]
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Openings: Alex Gross – “Future Tense” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Earlier this month, Alex Gross (interviewed) presented a new body of work at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York, site of his last showing in the Big Apple in 2012 (covered). As we saw in our studio visit with the Los Angeles-based painter last month, much of the new work continued to delve into mankind’s present course in history as we have become inundated with advertising, propaganda, and new technology. As has often been seen in his work before, the beautifully rendered portraiture often featured layers of repeating motifs like […]

Upcoming: Katrin Fridriks – “Stendhal Syndrome” @ Circle Culture Gallery

On the 21st of November, Katrin Fridriks will be opening her exhibition with Circle Culture Gallery in Germany. After a successful London show with Lazarides (covered), being included in a big The 20th Century Masterpieces exhibition in Seoul, and taking part at recent Istanbul, Vienna and Paris art fairs, the Icelandic artist is back in Berlin for her first solo there in three years. Titled Stendhal Syndrome after a series of works which are named and inspired by this unusual psychosomatic disorder, the works created for this […]

Upcoming: Etam Cru – “Bedtime Stories” @ Galleria Varsi

Sainer and Bezt, better known as Etam cru, are opening their first Italian solo show at Galleria Varsi in Rome, tonight, the 30th of October. Titled Bedtime Stories, this show is curated by Marta Gargiulo, and will present new canvases by the young Polish artists as well as several new drawings. Known for their big scale murals (they’re just finishing their latest one on a eight story building in Rome), the artists created mainly large canvases for this show. The duo will continue their usual style of works for this exhibition – surrealist imagery […]

Streets: Nunca (Poland)

Continuing their ongoing art program, Urban Forms Gallery in Lodz, Poland recently invited in Nunca to add his mark on the city. Traveling a long way from his native Brazil, the street artist painted some tribal figures peaking through the foliage, rendered with his signature crosshatching strokes. If you take a close look, you can see him taking advantage of the architectural cues by incorporating a window into his mural. Photo credit: Michal Biezynski. Discuss Nunca here.

Previews: Aaron Li-Hil – “Electric Currents and Mortal Wounds” @ White Walls

On November 8th, White Walls in San Francisco will be turning over their project space over to Aaron Li-Hill for his first solo with the gallery. Entitled Electric Currents And Mortal Wounds, the new exhibition will featurepaintings and installation by Canadian artist featuring his signature fencers in motion. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Aaron Li-Hill here.
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Openings: WK Interact – “WK/Act 4″ (Pop-Up)

WK Interact recently launched his latest publication entitled WK/Act 4. This book houses works from 1989 to the present day and spans 25 years of the French born/Brooklyn based artist’s storied career. To mark this occasion, WK worked in partnership with KLINIK for a pop up exhibition at The Garage in New York City. On exhibit were a wide range of works from his motion-based artwork to multi media installation to photography, ensuring a diverse selection of key works for all to enjoy. Check more photos […]

Setup: Project M/6 (Berlin) – Part I

Urban Nation recently kicked off the next phase of their ongoing art program with a new roster of artists curated by Jonathan LeVine Gallery. One aspect of the event features artists who create window installations in Berlin and the ones invited this time did just that. Take a look at some in progress photos as Dan Witz, Jeff Soto, Nychos, Olek and Saner created their 10′ x 10′ pieces destined for the windows of the building as well as works for the group show. Photo credit: Henrik Haven.
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