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Brandi Milne – Sugar Lamb, Go! Black Lamb


$90 USD

Brandi Milne - Sugar Lamb, Go! Black Lamb

TITLE: Sugar Lamb, Go! Black Lamb
ARTIST: Brandi Milne
SIZE: 7 inches long
EDITION: 200
PRICE: $90 USD + shipping

The second of the series (first was Bunny Ride, Go!), Lamb Ride, Go! is based on Brandi’s painting “Carousel Flight; Lamb Face”. The thought behind the painting is the possibility of escaping life’s seriousness and taking a ride in the sky on your favorite carousel ride from your youth. Forever. Brandi hopes the figure can spread some of that nostalgic joy to art fans everywhere.

7 inch Across. Vinyl Figure.
200 pieces worldwide.

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Josh Keyes – Migratory Soul


$325 USD

Josh Keyes - Migratory Soul
Migratory Soul, Josh Keyes, resin, 10″L x 7″W x 8″H, edition of 350.

TITLE: Migratory Soul
ARTIST: Josh Keyes
SIZE: 10″L x 7″W x 8″H
EDITION: 350
MEDIUM: Resin
PRICE: $325 USD + shipping

Hard cardboard box, diecut foam, double corrugated box

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Josh Keyes – The Hermit


$325 USD

Josh Keyes - The Hermit
The Hermit, Josh Keyes, resin, 10″L x 6.75″W x 8″H, edition of 350.

TITLE: The Hermit
ARTIST: Josh Keyes
SIZE: 10″L x 6.75″W x 8″H
EDITION: 350
MEDIUM: Resin
PRICE: $325 USD + shipping

Hard cardboard box, diecut foam, corrugated box

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Frank Kozik – Mecha Banana in Black


$150 USD

Kozik - Mecha Banana in Black
Mecha Banana in Black, Frank Kozik, black vinyl, 16 inches, edition of 40.

ARTIST: Kozik
MEDIUM: Vinyl
SIZE: Approximately 16 inches long
EDITION: 40
PRICE: $150 USD

Kozik - Mecha Banana in Black

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Aaron Johnson – Ship of Fools


$150 USD

Ship of Fools print by Aaron Johnson
Ship of Fools, Aaron Johnson, archival pigment print, approx. 17 x 20.25 inches,
signed and numbered edition of 10, 2016, $150 USD plus shipping.

NOWhere Limited is pleased to announce the exclusive release of a new, signed and numbered archival pigment print edition by Aaron Johnson: Ship of Fools

ABOUT THE PRINT:
Originally realized as a painting in acrylic on polymer knit mesh, Ship of Fools is now available as a limited edition print. This high resolution archival pigment print measures approximately 17 x 20.25 inches. The artist’s signed and numbered edition of 10 is printed on acid free paper and is priced at $150 USD per copy, plus shipping. A printer’s proof edition is also available. It is limited to just 2 copies and is priced at $350 USD. (UPDATE: The printer’s proofs are SOLD OUT).

Aaron talks about this piece:
The Ship of Fools is a classical allegory, and a theme that can be found in works by Heironymus Bosch, Dürer, and countless others. The allegory depicts a vessel taken over by force by those who are deranged, frivolous, or oblivious, and seemingly ignorant of their course. This print edition derives from one of my personal favorite paintings I’ve made in the past several years. The Ship of Fools theme resonated with me in relationship to the chaotic, confusing, and tumultuous times in which we are living. The contemporary human condition can seem like we are lost at sea, an overcrowded boat full of drooling fiends and hideous monsters, sailing towards our self-inflected doom. On the same token though, it’s a hell of a ride, full of joy, beauty, and laughter. – Aaron Johnson

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Aaron Johnson is a painter based in Brooklyn, NY. His reverse-painted acrylic-polymer-peel paintings inhabit the realms between the erotic-catastrophic/ecstatic-psychotic/comic-tragic, fusing diverse painting vocabularies into his own distinctive breed of Americana-grotesque, all rendered obsessively with tender brutality. Roberta Smith in The New York Times describes his works as visceral, beautiful and flamboyantly timely, which is saying a lot. Johnson received his MFA from Hunter College, NY in 2005. His work has been exhibited internationally at such venues as Stux Gallery, New York; Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, NY; Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen; Gallery Brandstrup, Oslo; The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Beirut; and Kunsthalle Exnergrasse (Vienna). Johnson’s exhibitions have been reviewed in many publications including Modern Painters, Art News, Beautiful Decay, Kunst International, The Village Voice, and The New York Times. In 2007 he was awarded a Space Program grant from The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, and is MacDowell Colony Fellow for 2012. His work is in the permanent collections of The Weisman Foundation and The Museum of Modern Art.

For more information about Aaron Johnson, please consult his website at: http://AaronJohnsonArt.com

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Joseph Meloy – Grotesque Paraphrasing – Bowser’s Castle


$60 USD

Grotesque Paraphrasing - Bowser's Castle print by Joseph Meloy
Grotesque Paraphrasing – Bowser’s Castle, Joseph Meloy, archival pigment print, approx. 17 x 22 inches,
signed and numbered edition of 10, 2015, $60 USD plus shipping .

NOWhere Limited is pleased to announce the exclusive release of a new, signed and numbered archival pigment print edition by Joseph Meloy: Grotesque Paraphrasing – Bowser’s Castle

ABOUT THE PRINT:
This high resolution archival pigment print measures approximately 17 x 22 inches. The artist’s signed and numbered edition of 10 is printed on acid free paper and is priced at $60 USD per copy, plus shipping.

ABOUT THE IMAGE:
About this piece, Joseph says:

“An expressionist homage to an iconic scene, grotesquely paraphrased fast and loose.”

Grotesque Paraphrasing - Bowser's Castle print by Joseph Meloy

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Joseph Meloy is a visual artist born and raised in New York City. Working in a style he coined “Vandal Expressionism”, his particular brand of post-graffiti abstraction draws heavily from AbEx, art brut, surrealism, cave painting and pop art, invoking primal elements of graffiti and the iconography of damage and intrusion from street art to turn the calligraphic scribbles of the street into a medium for artistic divination. Unencumbered by distinctions between the abstract and the figurative, his work delves into the impulses of the subconscious, transcribing them spontaneously onto canvas, paper and wall in an otherworldly yet distinctly urban visual language.

For more information about Joseph Meloy, please consult his website at: http://josephmeloy.com

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Gary Baseman – Wild Girls Set: Beverly Blue Edition


$70 USD

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TITLE: Wild Girls Set: Beverly Blue Edition
ARTIST: Gary Baseman
SIZE: Beverly is 6 inches tall. Chou Chou is 3.5 inches tall.
PRICE: $70 USD + shipping

From artist Gary Baseman we present his Wild Girls vinyl figure set. Beverly Edition with “Blue” color paint scheme. Beverly comes with her own Chou Chou. Each has a flower base stand which is optional to use when standing the figures. The figures also have a “magnetic” attraction when you put their hands together.

See all available art by: Gary Baseman


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Joseph Beuys – Multiples from the Reinhard Schlegel Collection

Mitchell-Innes & Nash are bringing a museum scale exhibition of more than 500 multiples by Joseph Beuys to Chelsea. The works range in date from the early 1960s to the mid 1980s. What a way to kick off Spring! It’s an exiting time to be in New York City, see you there.

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Joseph Beuys Multiples from the Reinhard Schlegel Collection
March 13 – April 18, 2015


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Björk – MoMA – Video Preview

Björk opens this Sunday at the Museum of Modern Art here in New York City. We produced this video preview for your enjoyment.

Björk
March 8–June 7, 2015
The Museum of Modern Art
NYC


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Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin – Yielders Path

Can’t wait to look in on this new installation from Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin at the Andrea Rosen Gallery.

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Yielders Path, Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin, 2015. Image courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery.

from the gallery:
Andrea Rosen Gallery is thrilled to present Yielders Path, a new room-size installation by Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin, on view now. This sculptural video installation – immersive both sonically and visually with an animation-rich video projection suspended from the ceiling – follows major exhibitions of Fitch/Trecartin’s work at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, and the Zabludowicz Collection in London, as well as Trecartin’s role as co-curator of the New Museum’s 2015 Triennial Surround Audience. Yielders Path marks our first presentation of a Fitch/Trecartin work at the gallery.


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Björk – MoMA

A press release and images further elucidate the structure that Björk at the Museum of Modern Art will take. NOWhere Limited will be previewing the exhibition and preparing you for your visit. Stay tuned!

Björk
March 8–June 7, 2015

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Bjork. Still from “Black Lake,” commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, 2015

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MoMA RETROSPECTIVE OF THE SINGER , COMPOSER, AND MUSICIAN BJÖRK CHRONICLES OVER TWO DECADES OF HE R DARING AND INNOVATIVE MUSIC, VIDEOS, VISUALS, OBJECTS, COSTUMES, AND INSTRUMENTS

Björk Includes a New Immersive Music and Film Experience Conceived and Realized by Björk with Andrew Thomas Huang and Commissioned for the Exhibition by MoMA

Björk
March 8–June 7, 2015
The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, second floor
The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby and main Museum Lobby, first floor

NEW YORK, February 2, 2015 —MoMA presents Björk , a retrospective dedicated to the multifaceted work of the singer, composer, and musician, from March 8 to June 7, 2015. Björk offers an experience of music in many layers, with instruments, a theatrical presentation, an immersive sound experience, a focused audio guid e, and related visualizations—from photography and music videos to new media works. The exhi bition draws from more than 20 years of the artist’s daring and innovative career, beginning with her eight full-length albums and multiple collaborations with directors, photographers, designers, artists, and other experimental practitioners, and culminating in a new, immers ive music and film experience commissioned by MoMA. The exhibition is conceived and organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large at MoMA and Director of MoMA PS1, and is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

The product of a close collaboration between Mr. Biesenbach and Björk, the exhibition brings together a chronology of sounds, videos, objects, instruments, costumes, and images that express the artist’s overarching project: her music. Chronologically, the exhibition begins with the release of Björk’s first mature solo album, Debut , in 1993, and proceeds through her career up to her most recent work in 2015, including a new video and music installation commissioned especially for the Museum, Black Lake (which also appears on her new album, Vulnicura ).

Mr. Biesenbach states: “ An uncompromisingly original and highly accomplished auteur and solo artist in her composing, singing, and music, Björk is notably open to collaboration and interpretation of her work, extending even into education and audience participation. Over the decades she has also developed a highly collaborative practice to visualize and express her music and lyrics. Working with photographers, film- and video-makers, designers, architects, craftsmen, and inventors, she crosses over into all categories of high and low culture, digital and analog, into most creative fields.”

The retrospective is composed of multiple layers, within the Museum lobbies on the first floor and the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron At rium on the second floor. In the lobbies, four 2 musical instruments from Biophilia are on view, programmed to play music and sounds composed by Björk. The instruments include a Tesla coil, Gravity Harps designed by Andrew Cavatorta, a gameleste, an instrument that is a combination of a gamelan and a celesta, made by Björgvin Tómasson and Matt Nolan, and a pipe organ, also designed by Tómasson. Björk’s integration of music, design, and digital technology is consistently groundbreaking, and the Biophilia app, acquired by MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design, is the first app to enter the collection. The Biophilia app is on view in the third-floor Architecture and Design galleries.

In the Marron Atrium, a two-story structure is specifically built for the exhibition’s acoustical needs. An experimental sound experience with Björk’s music and a fictitiously biographical narrative, written by Icelandic wr iter Sjón, was developed in partnership with Volkswagen’s Electronics Research Lab in Belmont, CA. This interactive location based system will provide visitors an intimate audio experience on the upper level of the structure, which was conceived by the curator in close collaboration with the artist and her consultants Sam Gainsbury and Gideon Ponte from Gainsbury and Whiting. Th e exhibition chronicles the last 22 years of Björk’s exemplary body of work through her eight albums: Debut (1993), Post (1995), Homogenic (1997), Vespertine (2001), Medulla (2004), Volta (2007), Biophilia (2011), and Vulnicura (2015). For each album a complex, multifaceted character was created, represented through striking visual images that express and embody her mu sic. Among the many visuals, objects, and costumes on view are the robots designed by Chris Cunningham for the music video All Is Full of Love ; Marjan Pejowski’s Swan Dress (2001); Alexander McQueen’s Bell Dress (2004) and Pagan Poetry Dress (2001); Iceland Love Corporation’s Volta album costume (2007); Bernhard Willhelm’s Volta tour dress (2007); Hussein Chalayan’s Airmail Dress (1999); Iris van Herpen’s Biophilia tour dress (2013); and Maiko Takeda’s Atmospheric Reentry headpiece from 2013, among others.

On the lower level of the Marron Atrium structure, Björk’s newest character and album will be featured in an immersiv e music and film experience, Black Lake . The 10-minute video, conceived and realized with director Andrew Thom as Huang, was filmed on location in Iceland during the summer of 2014, and includes motifs from the Icelandic landscape—caves, ravines, lava, and moss fields—and reflects ideas of pain, perishing, and rebirth. Black Lake was realized in collaboration with the 3-D design firm Autodesk , who worked along with David Benjamin and The Living on the installation at MoMA.

Also on the lower level of the Marron Atrium structure, a generous cinema space will show a chronological presentation of Björk’s music videos. In her music videos Björk has embraced elements of experimental video and filmmaking, technology, narration, and performance to create a rich and varied body of work. Her music videos have become some of the most creative ways for her to visualize each album’s characters, and have also been the site for some of her most fruitful collaborations. For each video she works closely wi th the director on the concept and execution, and over the course of her career she has often continued these collaborative relationships across 3 multiple projects. Sound design in the cinema and Black Lake was done by Marco Perry for Immersive Audio, Ltd., with the support of Bowers & Wilkins.

The exhibition explores Björk’s singular place in contemporary art, and celebrates her highly original and significant music, compositions, performances, and visual presentations.


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David Zwirner at ZONA MACO

David Zwirner Gallery will be on hand in Mexico City this week. Booth D209 February 4 – 8, 2015.

Yayoi Kusama, MUSHROOMS, 2014
Yayoi Kusama, MUSHROOMS, 2014. Acrylic on canvas, 51 5/16 x 38 3/16 inches (130.3 x 97 cm).

ZONA MACO
Booth D209
February 4 – 8

Francis Alÿs
Carol Bove
Marcel Dzama
Donald Judd
Yayoi Kusama
Oscar Murillo
Thomas Ruff
Richard Serra
Wolfgang Tillmans
Christopher Williams


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Ron English – Temper Tot – Glow


$65 USD

Temper Tot by Ron English
Temper Tot – Glow, Ron English, vinyl, 8 inches tall, edition of 400, $65 USD + Shipping.

ARTIST: Ron English
MEDIUM: Vinyl
SIZE: 8 inches H
EDITION: 400
PRICE: $65 USD

Temper Tot glow in the dark. The terrible two designer toy can now keep you awake at night. Limited edition of 400. Great as a DIY too.

The Temper Tot is one of Ron’s most recognizable characters having been based on his “The Incredulous HulkBoy” piece for the “Status Factory” Show. Standing 8-inches tall the glow-in-the-dark colorway of this vinyl figure is positively Glowing with anger! The only thing worse than a toddler with a tantrum is a very STRONG one!

Temper Tot by Ron English

Temper Tot by Ron English

Temper Tot by Ron English

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Ron English – Two Ton Sam


$65 USD



TITLE: Two Ton Sam
ARTIST: Ron English
SIZE: 9 inches tall
PRICE: $65 USD + shipping

Ron English unveils the latest creation in his Cereal Killers series, “Two Ton Sam,” a delicious counterbalance to a nutritious breakfast! Two Ton Sam is number 6 in what will be a 12-figure series. Collect them all and form your very own Last Fat Breakfast!

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Jermaine Rogers – Unpainted Squire



TITLE: Unpainted Squire
ARTIST: Jermaine Rogers
MEDIUM: Vinyl


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Imperial El Panda – Muttpop

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ARTIST: Muttpop
MEDIUM: Vinyl
SIZE: 7.5″ tall (approximate)
EDITION: 100, signed on the box by Gobi


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Killingstar – A New Wave

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Click the image for a large view.

ARTIST: Killingstar
MEDIUM: Print (Giclee)
SIZE: 13.75 x 22″ (approximate)
EDITION: 20, signed and numbered

“I was watching my art co-opted into movie posters and toys. It was happening too regularly for my taste so I decided to take a break and let others come up with ideas on their own for a while. I was irritated but it’s all over now because a new wave is coming.” – Killingstar

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Camille Hagner – Dream Theater

Enter the fascinating world that Camille Hagner creates with his oil paintings on canvas.

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Joel Strong – My Day With Leo

Joel Strong is on the prowl in NYC altering its residents with thoughtful Leonardo DiCaprio interventions.

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Gary Baseman – Creamy Chocolate

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TITLE: Creamy Chocolate
ARTIST: Gary Baseman
SIZE: 5 inches tall

Created for Gary Baseman’s “Happy Idiot and other paintings about Unattainable Beauty,” and “I Melt in your Presence” exhibitions, the sweet and naïve creamy character who easily melts for unattainable beauty was produced into a collectible vinyl toy.

Edition of Creamy Chocolate stands at approximately five inches tall and comes in window box packaging designed by Baseman. Get your very own Creamy before they melt away!

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Michelle Kingdom – Embroidery

The fabulous embroidered worlds of Michelle Kingdom.

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Jim Darling – Installations

Jim Darling accomplishes these unique installations by using discarded material.

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Spencer Afonso – Illustrations

These colorful illustrations by Spencer Afonso border on the abject.

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From the artist’s website:

Born and raised in the small town of Bowmanville, Ontario. Spencer Afonso is a freelance illustrator working towards his BAA in Illustration at Sheridan college.He’s currently working from the greater Toronto area. His work focuses on exploring strange, taboo and obscure situations and narratives. Bringing them to audiences in a humorous and visually interesting manner. His style emphasises defining line work accompanied with flat graphic colors and traditional watercolor textures.


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Matthieu Bourel – Faces

The engaging analog collage work of Matthieu Bourel.

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Claire Morgan – Sculptures

These beautiful suspensions were created by Claire Morgan.

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“My work is about our relationship with the rest of nature, explored through notions of change, the passing of time, and the transience of everything around us. For me, creating seemingly solid structures or forms from thousands of individually suspended elements has a direct relation with my experience of these forces. There is a sense of fragility and a lack of solidity that carries through all the sculptures. I feel as if they are somewhere between movement and stillness, and thus in possession of a certain energy.” – Claire Morgan


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Romina Ressia – Renaissance Brushtrokes

Romina Ressia incorporates paint into her recent series of photographs.

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From the artist’s website:

A classical influence can be identified in most of her projects but it is taken precisely to represent modern issues, how do they affect to society nowadays and how other atemporal issues are managed today. It is the way she uses to represent how people is touched by the changing world in which we live. The attempt to grant a fresh air to the classic style is one of the essential characteristics of her work.


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Enrico Robusti – Paintings

We are mesmerized by the emotionally infused paintings from Enrico Robusti.

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Peter Belyi – Danger Zone

For the past 8 years, Danger Zone, the sculpture by Peter Belyi has been in a wonderful state of deterioration.

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From the project notes:

In the installation ‘Danger Zone’, the artist deliberately degrades the traditional subject of romantic ruins to the form of technical, post-industrial ruins. His chosen material is plasterboard, itself inherently disposable, intended for single use, decorative, something only for the here and now. After the exhibition such an object can only be taken to pieces and thrown away, fully reflecting the principle that lies behind contemporary architecture, an architect that foresees no re-use.


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Satoshi Araki – Miniatures

Each look at these astonishing sculptures by Satoshi Araki require a reminder that the worlds gazed upon are in fact miniature.

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Laurence Vallières – Cardboard Sculptures

These impressive cardboard sculptures come from the studio of Laurence Vallières.

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“I am inspired by working with animal imagery and aesthetic techniques that have been recycled many times through history like anthropomorphic fables or political cartoons. Like my contemporaries, I am fascinated by this process and I like to juxtapose it against the conflicts of western society today.” – Laurence Vallières


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Lee Price – Paintings

Extremely realistic paintings of women by Lee Price.

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Chad Wys – Readymades

We love the bold look of these pieces by Chad Wys.

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“It was during my time at University that I developed enthusiasm for contemporary art, where once I had harbored little patience and more than a small amount of resentment. Like many, I feared that which I did not possess the intellectual framework to understand.” – Chad Wys


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Robert Gober – The Heart is Not a Metaphor – Video Preview

Robert Gober: The Heart is Not a Metaphor opens tomorrow at the Museum of Modern Art here in New York City. We produced this video preview for your enjoyment.

Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor
4 October 2014 – 18 January 2015
The Museum of Modern Art
NYC


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Jermaine Rogers – Lifesize Squire

Jermaine Rogers - Lifesize Squire

TITLE: Lifesize Squire
ARTIST: Jermaine Rogers
SIZE: approximately 24 inches tall


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Ryan McGinley – Yearbook

The immersive installation, Yearbook by Ryan McGinley at Team Gallery.

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From the gallery:

YEARBOOK is a single artwork that consists of over five hundred studio portraits of some two hundred models, always in the nude, printed on vinyl and adhered to every available inch of the gallery’s walls and ceilings. The installation’s effect is hugely impressive in its standalone visual power, an enveloping entity flooding the entire space with bold color and form. Although the sheer abundance of available images renders a total “reading” impossible, there is never any sense of incompleteness, as each individual image functions autonomously, granting the viewer access to a delicate, once-private moment.


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Gary Baseman – Wild Girls Set: Beverly Regular Edition

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TITLE: Wild Girls Set: Beverly Regular Edition
ARTIST: Gary Baseman
SIZE: Beverly is 6 inches tall. Chou Chou is 3.5 inches tall.
EDITION: 200
PRICE: $70 USD + shipping

From artist Gary Baseman we present his Wild Girls vinyl figure set. Beverly Edition with “Regular” color paint scheme. Beverly comes with her own Chou Chou. Each has a flower base stand which is optional to use when standing the figures. The figures also have a “magnetic” attraction when you put their hands together.

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Gary Baseman - Wild Girls Set Beverly Regular Edition (3)

See all available art by: Gary Baseman


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Brandi Milne – Sugar Lamb, Go!

Brandi Milne - Sugar Lamb, Go!

TITLE: Sugar Lamb, Go!
ARTIST: Brandi Milne
SIZE: 7 inches long

The second of the series (first was Bunny Ride, Go!), Lamb Ride, Go! is based on Brandi’s painting “Carousel Flight; Lamb Face”. The thought behind the painting is the possibility of escaping life’s seriousness and taking a ride in the sky on your favorite carousel ride from your youth. Forever. Brandi hopes the figure can spread some of that nostalgic joy to art fans everywhere.

7inch Across. Vinyl Figure.
200 pieces worldwide.

See all available art by: Brandi Milne


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Brandi Milne – Bunny Ride, Go! – Cupcake Edition

Brandi Milne - Bunny Ride, Go! - Cupcake Edition

TITLE: Bunny Ride, Go! – Cupcake Edition
ARTIST: Brandi Milne
SIZE: 7 inches long
PRICE: $90 USD + shipping

From artist Brandi Milne comes her first vinyl figure. Based on an original art piece by Brandi comes Bunny Ride, Go!

Figure is approx. 7 inches across and features one of Brandi’s girls holding a strawberry while riding an old bunny carnival ride.

Cupcake Edition Limited to 100 pieces.

See all available art by: Brandi Milne


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Brandi Milne – Bunny Ride, Go! – Standard Edition


$90 USD

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TITLE: Bunny Ride, Go! – Standard Edition
ARTIST: Brandi Milne
SIZE: 7 inches long
PRICE: $90 USD + shipping

From artist Brandi Milne comes her first vinyl figure. Based on an original art piece by Brandi comes Bunny Ride, Go!

Figure is approx. 7 inches across and features one of Brandi’s girls holding a strawberry while riding an old bunny carnival ride.

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Brandi Milne - Bunny Ride, Go! - Standard Edition (2)

See all available art by: Brandi Milne


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Nam June Paik – Becoming Robot

Becoming Robot is the first exhibition in New York City dedicated to the work of Nam June Paik in more than a decade. It is hosted at the Asia Society through the end of the year.

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“Nam June Paik (1932–2006) was a visionary artist, thinker, and innovator. Considered the “father of video art,” his groundbreaking use of video technology blurred past distinctions between science, fine art, and popular culture to create a new visual language. Paik’s interest in exploring the human condition through the lens of technology and science has created a far-reaching legacy that may be seen in broad recognition of new media art and the growing numbers of subsequent generations of artists who now use various forms of technology in their work.

The artist was born in 1932, in Seoul, Korea. He moved to Germany in 1956 to pursue his study of music, and then to New York City in 1964. Upon his arrival Paik quickly developed collaborative relationships with a circle of now iconic American artists—John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Yoko Ono, and Bill Viola, among others—and spent the duration of his career, which spanned four decades, in the United States. Through his progressive ideas and artworks, the artist dared to imagine a future where today’s technological innovations might exist, and it is this pioneering vision that has continued to shape contemporary visual culture in the United States and internationally.

Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot is the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to the artist to open in New York City in more than a decade, and focuses on Paik’s process and his philosophy toward technology, especially the relationship between technology and the body, and the intersection of technology and culture. The exhibition presents key works from public and private collections in the United States, Europe, and Asia to show one artist’s perspective on modern society’s dependence on technology. Paik’s wildly creative artistic practice and his innovative working methods provide a backdrop for visitors to contemplate the central role technology will continue to play in art and culture for future generations.” – Michelle Yun


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Christina Bothwell – Sculpture

An excellent inter-working of media is taking place with these sculptures by Christina Bothwell.

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“In my work I am drawn to the processes of birth, death, and renewal. What lies below the surface fascinates me and I try to capture the qualities of the “unseen” that express the sense of wonder that I feel in my daily existence. I am attracted to glass because it can do everything that other sculptural media can; in addition, it offers an inner space and transmits light.

My subject matter includes babies, animals, and children as they embody the essence of vulnerability that is the underlying theme in my work. Currently I am exploring metamorphosis as a topic, and have been incorporating figures within figures in my pieces. Within each glass figure there is a smaller figure seen through the surface of the glass.

I think of these pieces as souls, each being pregnant with their own potential, giving birth to new, improved versions of themselves.” – Christina Bothwell


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Mathieu Schmitt – Glitched

The wonderful smoked glass dioramas of Mathieu Schmitt.

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“In each of the scenes from the set “Glitched”, there is no evidence of movement or displacement, and no representation of any alive beings, which plunges it into a confused temporal setting, wedged between photography and cinematography.” – Mathieu Schmitt


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Benoit Paillé – Under Night

Strange things happen at night in the recent photographic series by Benoit Paillé.

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“Project about, light, night, human and his relation with hidden memory related to dream. The project takes part aroud the world as a exploration, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bucarest, Montréal.” – Benoit Paillé


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Cai Guo-Qiang – The Ninth Wave

The Ninth Wave exhibition from Cai Guo-Qiang at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai.

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From the press release:

Cai Guo­Qiang: The Ninth Wave addresses one of the greatest challenges faced by mankind: Earth’s current environmental and ecological crisis. Evidenced by the high levels of smog in the air and the incident of 16,000 dead pigs floating down the Huangpu River last year, environmental issues in China—and the world at large have reached a critical level. Exploring the imminent challenge posed by the environment, the artist references a theme in traditional Chinese aesthetics and philosophy: humanity’s longing to return to a primordial landscape and spiritual homeland.


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Mike Campau – Living Sculptures #2

Mike Campau calls on photography, illustration and computer graphic techniques to create this second approach to his Living Sculptures.

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“A continuation from the original “Living Sculpture” series, but this iteration takes a more dramatic and sophisticated approach to the concept. With classic portrait lighting and subtle color tones, this series gives the otherwise nondescript objects a sense of sophistication and intrigue.” – Mike Campau


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Paul Wackers – Paintings

Paul Wackers employs a wide spectrum of color to fashion his paintings of quirky objects in the landscape.

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Jonas Fornerod – The Center Of My World

Photographs from The Center Of My World an ongoing project by Jonas Fornerod.

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“The concept of this series is interesting for me because it has no end.” – Jonas Fornerod


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Paul Kwiatkowski – And Every Day Was Overcast

Selections photographs from And Every Day Was Overcast an illustrated novel by Paul Kwiatkowski.

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Synopsis of the book from the artist’s website:

Out of South Florida’s lush and decaying suburban landscape bloom the delinquent magic and chaotic adolescence of And Every Day Was Overcast.

Paul Kwiatkowski’s arresting photographs amplify a novel of profound vision and vulnerability. Drugs, teenage cruelty, wonder, and the screen-flickering worlds of Predator and Married…With Children shape and warp the narrator’s developing sense of self as he navigates adventures and misadventures, from an ill-fated LSD trip on an island of castaway rabbits to the devastating specter of HIV and AIDS.

This alchemy of photography and fiction gracefully illuminates the travesties and triumphs of the narrator’s quest to forge emotional connections and fulfill his brutal longings for love.


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Joram Roukes – Oil Paintings

Forms collide in these figurative oil paintings by Joram Roukes.

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“Born 1983 in Lelystad. Currently working from my studio in Groningen, the Netherlands. I am at the moment pushing a predominantly international artistic career. My oil paintings are reflections on daily life situations in western society, filtered and reassembled in a collage-like manner. These works have been shown throughout Europe with shows in Copenhagen and London.” – Joram Roukes


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Matias Santa Maria – Paintings

The otherworldly paintings of Matias Santa Maria.

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Image Credits for Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) – Sculptures

YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
ADAM AND EVE (DETAIL), 2013
Fibreglass mannequins, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, fibreglass, wire and steel baseplates 285 x 230 x 115 cm (112 x 91 x 45 in)

YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
ADAM AND EVE, 2013
Fibreglass mannequins, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, fibreglass, wire and steel baseplates 285 x 230 x 115 cm (112 x 91 x 45 in)

YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
MISS UTOPIA, 2013
Fibreglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, wire, globe and steel baseplate 110 x 70 x 160 cm (43 x 27 x 63 in)

YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE
MAGIC LADDER KID I, 2013
Fibreglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, wooden ladder, hardback books, globe, leather and steel baseplate 300 x 122 x 80 cm (118 x 48 x 31 1/2 in)
Commissioned by The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
Photo: Stephen White

FLOWER POWER KID (SUICIDE), 2013
Fibreglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, decommissioned gun, wire, globe, leather and steel baseplate 112 x 110 x 33.5 cm (44 x 43 1/2 x 13 in)
Photo: Stephen White

CAKE MAN, 2013
Fibreglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, plaster, polystyrene, pocketwatch, globe, leather and steel baseplate 315 x 88 x 120 cm (124 x 34 5/8 x 47 1/4 in)

CHAMPAGNE KID (HANGING)
Unique life-size mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, leather, resin, chair, globe and Cristal champagne bottle 200 x 80 x 50cm, (78 3/4 x 31 1/2 x 19 3/4 in)

All images:

(C) Yinka Shonibare, MBE / Licensed by DACS, London / Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Shanghai, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London and Blain Southern, London and Berlin


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Daniela Corbascio – Installations

The fascinating neon infused installations of Daniela Corbascio.

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Prue Stent – Pink

Prue Stent chases a certain color in this photographic series.

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Patty Carroll – Anonymous Women: Reconstructed

Patty Carroll photographs these brilliantly colored installations of women, place and symbol.

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“Photographers observe, comment, criticize, and make fun of the worlds we live in by interacting with reality, and visibly displaying those perceptions in images. My training was as a straight, documentary photographer, but I stray back into the studio to make up fictional worlds.

I believe that every artist has a moment or time which became a defining point in their life view, and as we struggle to discover it, we repeat work trying to either recreate that moment, or possibly redefine it. As our inner and outer worlds collide, photography seems to be the most satisfying way of expressing that convergence.

Perhaps there are several moments that define a personality, and I look deeply for each one as it emerges. Artists often go to great lengths to find their soul place. Fortunately for me in this work, I only have to return to Park Ridge, either metaphorically or in actuality to find my defining moments and place.” – Patty Carroll


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Shae DeTar – Painted Photographs

The vibrant painted photographs of Shae DeTar.

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Shae is a photographer/artist based in New York City. She is represented by Kasher Potamkin Gallery.


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Robin Rhode – Having Been There

Having Been There, the first exhibition from Robin Rhode in Hong Kong is now open at Lehmann Maupin.

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From the press release:

The exhibition title is a reference to a quotation of cultural theorist Roland Barthes who wrote, referencing the depiction of photographic subjects, “photography set up, not a perception of the being there of an object…but a perception of its having been there.” Rhode’s photographs, in which he increasingly appears, though often in disguise, explore this idea further. By inserting himself into the photographic image and through his mark making, Rhode creates records and traces of “having been there.”


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Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) – Sculptures

The latest figurative sculptures by Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA).

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From the artist’s website:

Yinka Shonibare MBE RA was born in London and moved to Lagos, Nigeria at the age of three. He returned to London to study Fine Art first at Byam Shaw College of Art (now Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design) and then at Goldsmiths College, where he received his MFA, graduating as part of the ‘Young British Artists’ generation. He currently lives and works in the East End of London.

Over the past decade, Shonibare has become well known for his exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalisation. Shonibare’s work explores these issues, alongside those of race and class, through the media of painting, sculpture, photography and, more recently, film and performance. Using this wide range of media, Shonibare examines in particular the construction of identity and tangled interrelationship between Africa and Europe and their respective economic and political histories. Mixing Western art history and literature, he asks what constitutes our collective contemporary identity today. Having described himself as a ‘post-colonial’ hybrid, Shonibare questions the meaning of cultural and national definitions.

Shonibare was a Turner prize nominee in 2004 and awarded the decoration of Member of the “Most Excellent Order of the British Empire”. He has added this title to his professional name. In 2013 he was elected Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Arts. He was notably commissioned by Okwui Enwezor At Documenta 10 in 2002 to create his most recognised work ‘Gallantry and Criminal Conversation’ that launched him on an international stage. He has exhibited at the Venice Biennial and internationally at leading museums worldwide. In September 2008, his major mid-career survey commenced at the MCA Sydney and toured to the Brooklyn Museum, New York in June 2009 and the Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC in October 2009 . In 2010, ‘Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle’ became his first public art commission on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.


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Pierre Huyghe – Installations

Selected installation views from two exhibitions of Pierre Huyghe at Centre Pompidou, Paris and Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany.

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Maker Faire NYC – 2014

NOWhere Limited payed a visit to Maker Faire NYC this year and brought back some of the sights and sounds.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

The launch of Maker Faire in the Bay Area in 2006 demonstrated the popularity of making and interest among legions of aspiring makers to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills at the event. A record 195,000 people attended the two flagship Maker Faires in the Bay Area and New York in 2013, with 44% of attendees first timers at the Bay Area event, and 61% in New York. A family event, 50% attend the event with children. Also in 2013, 98 independently-produced Mini and Featured Maker Faires occurred around the world, including Tokyo, Rome, Santiago, and Oslo.

Maker Faire is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it’s not just for the novel in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Many makers say they have no other place to share what they do. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages and on kitchen tables. It’s typically out of the spotlight of traditional art or science or craft events. Maker Faire makes visible these projects and ideas that we don’t encounter every day.


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Travis Bedel – Anatomical Collage

The anatomical collage work of Travis Bedel aka Bedelgeuse.

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Gustavo Villegas – Paintings

The explosive paintings of Gustavo Villegas.

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“Destruction is perceived mainly by our sight and I have been fascinated by the way it appears in front of us as degradation, fragility and deterioration of the materials and objects that humans stubbornly use and create. The attractive aesthetics of destruction is always present in our urban societies in a physical as well as in a virtual way. Its visual complexity, strength and appearance have captivated me to the point of making it the center of my artwork. Having as guide the visual illusion, I have been focusing my work in the appropriation of the image of damaged human creations, taking them to the artistic context and making evident the astonishing beauty that is found in the aesthetics of destruction. I think that these altered forms are also a clear metaphor of the contemporary human being that destroys itself, without even realizing it, menwhile is immersed in the maelstrom of the everyday urban life. However, the destruction is inherent to creation, to existence itself, everything is being constantly destroyed. There is no movement without damage nor life without movement. My work is thus a creation that comes from destruction.” – Gustavo Villegas


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Joana Choumali – Hââbré, the Last Generation

Joana Choumali is documenting the last vestige of Africa’s scarification tradition.

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Joana Choumali, born in 1974 and based in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).
She studied Graphic Arts in Casablanca (Morocco) and worked as an Art Director for McCann-Erickson, Abidjan before embarking on her photography career.


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Boris Pelcer – Illustrations

Exploring the deep within and outer cosmos with Boris Pelcer.

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From the artist’s website:

Boris Pelcer (b. 1985, Sarajevo, Bosnia) is an artist and designer based out of Milwaukee, WI, USA. His work is inspired by the sublime and the enigmatic facets of the human psyche, the human condition and the cosmos. He divides his time between personal and commercial projects. The challenge of balancing the two fields helps him continually evolve.


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Fernando Velázquez – Paintings

Fernando Velázquez is on a journey and along the way he is painting with oil on canvas.

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“I feel that the art of today should engage people on an emotional level, changing perception and revealing something new. I want to light a candle that never goes out, like Sibelius, to contribute to tradition with my personal vision. I want to move people as much as great art moves me, the art done by men and women before me. Although I struggle sometimes to give form to what I see inside, I believe that my paintings encapsulate life, touching the corners of a small universe of thought. Art is good when deeply felt, beyond technique, intention and knowledge; it is good when born from necessity, true passion and the strength to follow a path, regardless of the outcome. I paint to share my discoveries with anyone who sees the same endless journey towards light.” – Fernando Velázquez


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OSGEMEOS – Vancouver Biennale

OSGEMEOS painted these massive silos on Granville Island in Vancouver for the 2014 Biennale.

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Os Gemeos - Vancouver Biennale (7).

From their website:

OSGEMEOS (b. 1974, São Paulo, Brazil), translated as “THETWINS”, Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, have worked together since birth. As children growing up in the streets of the traditional district of Cambuci (SP), they developed a distinct way of playing and communicating through artistic language. With the encouragement of their family, and the introduction of hip hop culture in Brazil in the 1980s, OSGEMEOS found a direct connection to their dynamic and magical world and a way to communicate with the public. Guided mainly by their willpower, together they explored with dedication and care the various techniques of painting, drawing and sculpture, and had the streets as their place of study.


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Emily Blincoe – Portraits

A selection of portraits by Emily Blincoe.

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“I was born and raised in Austin, Texas. I find inspiration in faces, shapes, colors, light and quiet little moments. Most days you can find me wandering in the tall grass somewhere between Austin and Nashville with my dog, Eleanor.” – Emily Blincoe


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Scott Locke – Collage

Stellar “handmade” collage by Scott Locke in Austin, TX.

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Daehyun Kim – Drawings

The otherworldly ink drawings of Korean artist Daehyun Kim.

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“I was born in Seoul in 1980, now live and work in Seoul. I studied oriental painting which is a study on the traditional East Asian painting. I’ve been drawing Moonassi series since university. The series is my life-time project. There is no specific background story or a theory about the drawing. Each drawing is created based on my daily thoughts and feelings. I draw to meditate on myself and others, and to be able to see the whole story of the series in the end.” – Daehyun Kim


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Michael Johansson – Sculpture and Installation

Michael Johansson creates these highly efficient sculptures and installations.

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Jen Stark – Paper Sculpture and Animation

We encountered the awesome hand cut paper sculptures of Jen Stark a few years back in Miami and it just keeps getting better. We had no idea that she also makes animations. Scroll down to watch Believer.

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Jen Stark (b.1983, Miami) is a Los Angeles based artist.


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Andy Warhol – Silver Clouds

Art handler Matthew DiClemente describes some of the challenges of keeping Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds operating at peak efficiency.

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“My name is Matthew DiClemente and I work as one of the Art Handlers on The Andy Warhol Museum’s exhibitions team. The other art handlers and I do many jobs around the museum – some glamorous, others not so much. Some of our tasks include the installation and deinstallation of the art, building crates and frames, shipping and receiving artwork, and accompanying artwork when it leaves the museum. One of our most difficult jobs however, is keeping the Silver Clouds exhibition looking good.” – Matthew DiClemente via


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Ren Hang – Photography

Ren Hang makes you look twice with his enticing photographs all new to 2014.

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Chrystl Rijkeboer – Spirit Masks

Chrystl Rijkeboer gets to the soul of her characters that have been produced largely from human hair.

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A statement from the artist’s website:

Memories and human identity form central themes in Chrystl Rijkeboer’s work.

Since 1998 Chrystl Rijkeboer has been using human hair as a working material. Out of curiosity and by experimenting with unorthodox materials she came across this medium. Responses from viewers made her aware of the impact of hair and the emotional charge it contributes to her work. From this the two major themes of work ‘Memory and Identity’ arose.

‘Hair’ contains memories. Everyone knows the lock of hair kept in a medallion or a braid that is kept in an envelope for years lying in a drawer, memories of our childhood or a lost love. They keep the past tangible. Everything perishes except for our hair. By a lock of hair you can literally touch the past.

Our hairstyles emphasize our identity. They can say a lot about ‘who’ we are, and show our age and health. Prescribed hairstyles or covering of hair can be a religious statement. With our hair we show to which ‘group’ we belong or want to belong.

Rijkeboer works mostly thematically and uses recurring elements including human- and girl figures, birdhouses, ladders, masks, birds and wolves. These are recognizable images which illustrate stories about family ties, the living environment and personal experiences.The work is figurative, but form and proportions are subordinated. What matters are the sensations evoked. You can always view the work in two ways: kind, pleasant and innocent. But also the opposite: frightening, condemning and guilty. This ambiguity repeats itself in all her artworks.

Chrystl Rijkeboer uses many craft-based techniques with hair. First she started to felt it, and later she spun it into threads, from which she crochets or knits her sculptures. She also combines ceramics with hair. Besides the 3 dimensional objects she often translates her sculptures and installations into photographs and video works.

Chrystl Rijkeboer is a visual artist who lives and works in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Her art includes sculpture, photography and video projects. In 1998 she graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Since then her work has been shown in Europe, the United States and Canada in more than 70 group shows and 20 solo exhibitions. Work has been featured in several magazines including: +ING (Japan), Sleek Magazine (Germany), Trendsetter (Turkey) and Textiel Plus (The Netherlands).


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Razvan Boar – Mixed Media

New mixed media works by Razvan Boar.

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Peter William Holden – Dancing Machines

Peter William Holden brings his Dancing Machines to the Merge Festival opening September 18th in London.

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British visual artist Peter William Holden combines art and music with science via robotic engineering.

For Merge Festival we will be showcasing 3 of his installations.

Tap dancing robots bring a disused building to life with a symphony of rhythms and taps activated by the public at the control panel. Adventurous spectators can reinvent the piece and create their own composition using sixteen switches to trigger short sequences of sound and movement.

A second work is inspired by the ‘The Industrial Revolution’. The motion of the machine emphasises the relentless movement of progress as the machine moves to its predetermined program, ignorant of its environment and unwilling to stop if anything gets in its way.


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Chris Ofili – Night and Day

New Museum Presents Chris Ofili: Night and Day.

First Major US Solo Museum Exhibition
Surveys Past Twenty Years of Artist’s Work

October 29, 2014–February 1, 2015

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From the press release:

Occupying the Museum’s three main galleries, “Chris Ofili: Night and Day” will span the artist’s influential career, encompassing his work in painting, drawing, and sculpture. Over the past two decades, Ofili has become identified with vibrant, meticulously executed, elaborate artworks that meld figuration, abstraction, and decoration. In his extremely diverse oeuvre, Ofili has taken imagery and inspiration from such disparate, century-spanning sources as the Bible, hip-hop music, Zimbabwean cave paintings, blaxploitation films, and William Blake’s poems. As the title of the exhibition suggests, Ofili’s practice has undergone constant changes, moving from boldly expressive to deeply introspective across an experimental and prodigious body of work. The exhibition will feature over thirty of Ofili’s major paintings, a vast quantity of drawings, and a selection of sculptures from over the course of his twenty-year career.

The exhibition is curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator, and Margot Norton, Assistant Curator.

Ofili’s early paintings from the ’90s were created using his signature layering of materials, including paint, resin, glitter, and elephant dung, and a diverse combination of iconography. After moving to Trinidad from London in 2005, Ofili’s work took a new direction and prompted “The Blue Rider” series, which takes its name from the early twentieth-century artist group who sought spirituality by connecting visual art with music. Since then, over the past several years, Ofili has gone on to create a number of large blue paintings. For this exhibition, nine of these works will be brought together for the first time in an architectural environment designed by the artist. Composed in dark hues of blue, this series of paintings evokes the blue light of twilight and the soulfulness of blues music. Although rooted in the landscape and culture of Trinidad, Ofili’s blue paintings extend beyond to offer a contemplative approach to history, identity, and ways of seeing.

His most recent works have been animated by exotic characters, outlandish landscapes, and folkloric myths that resonate with references to the paintings of Henri Matisse and Paul Gauguin. This exhibition will also include a selection of paintings from Ofili’s “Metamorphoses” series. These brightly colored canvases were inspired by the poem of the same name by the ancient Roman author Ovid and illustrate the poet’s stories of gods and humans, including the tale of the goddess Diana and the hunter Actaeon. The works were initially created at the invitation of the National Gallery of London in response to their own series of paintings of Diana and Actaeon by Titian from the mid-sixteenth century. Ofili’s paintings offer a unique interpretation of both the original text and its painted interpretations, opening up the ancient myths to new contemporary readings.

Ofili’s hybrid juxtapositions of high and low, and of the sacred and the profane simultaneously celebrate and call into question the power of images and their ability to address fundamental questions of representation. Through a series of unexpected connections between his most important bodies of work, Ofili’s exhibition at the New Museum will reflect the vast breadth of his practice.

“Chris Ofili: Night and Day” will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring contributions from the exhibition’s curator, Massimiliano Gioni, as well as art historian Rob Storr, lawyer and journalist Matthew Ryder, National Gallery of London curator Minna Moore Ede, and fellow artists Glenn Ligon and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Chris Ofili was born in Manchester, England, in 1968, and currently lives and works in Port of Spain, Trinidad. He received his BFA from the Chelsea School of Art in 1991 and his MFA from the Royal College of Art in 1993. Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented internationally, including recent shows at the Arts Club of Chicago (2010), Tate Britain, London (2010 and 2005), Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2006), and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2005). He represented Britain in the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003 and won the Turner Prize in 1998. His works are held in the permanent collections of a number of museums, including the British Museum, London, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate, London, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.


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David Mesguich – Sculpture

Magnificent large scale, light weight sculptures by David Mesguich.

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“David Mesguich’s work is neither overdone nor artificial. ‘It immerses itself in the direct prolonging of a story, a way of life.’ He turns his gaze to our world-cities, through which we construct our thoughts, identities, individual existences and even poetic speech. It is not that we find ourselves succumbing to the power of denial; the desire to reject the universe in which we are always, and undeniably a part of. On the contrary, we must seek to get through it as we can, to pass by the rifts, to follow through the arteries of our existence, to explore its folds. It’s a question of making live the movement of an eye which uses trickery with the objectives of CCTV, which challenges the modes of control and which tries to open the perspectives of a singular vision. This passes through the complete methodological process of the Image, between graffiti, photography, video and ink drawings-paintings. Here photography plays a matrix role, a huge collection of instants and situations in which we can draw forms, open spaces, the flare, the transparency of windows and shadows that will feed not only an imaginary framework of post-modernity, but also a representative construction that lean against the history of paintings and cinema.” – Jean Cristofol


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Steven Paneccasio – House Rules

Selections from House Rules, a photographic series from Steven Paneccasio.

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From the artist’s website:

Steven Paneccasio (b. 1982, CT United States) is a large format photographer currently living in Boston Massachusetts, where he is pursuing an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His works range from vast landscapes of the American west to still lifes from the everyday domestic space. With the use of a carefully selected (often minimal) color palette paired with the precise description of the large format view camera, his images often ask the viewer for a close and careful read.


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Nashun Nashunbatu – Paintings

The dark landscape focused paintings of Nashun Nashunbatu.

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Born in 1969 Ordos, China.
Lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany.


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Serge Najjar – Photographs

Serge Najjar, aka Serjios has been constructing some impressive compositions through his photographs of Lebanon.

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Frédéric Deprun – Paintings

Enter the realm of Frédéric Deprun through these intriguing oil paintings.

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France
Lives and works in Lyon.


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Jennifer Wynne Reeves – Place

A memorial exhibition for Jennifer Wynne Reeves at BravinLee programs in NYC.

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From the press release:

Jennifer Reeves life was cut too short when she succumbed to brain cancer on June 22nd at the age of 51. Reeves is known for creating a body of paintings, drawings and photographs that speak to and confront formalist and humanist dilemmas. But beyond her reputation and achievements in the art world, Reeves enjoyed a considerable fan-base as a result of her astonishing Facebook presence where she chronicled and interwove her art and diaristic prose, living her life out loud, inviting her followers to take pieces of her and receive inspiration.

For better or worse Reeves was a painter’s painter. While she achieved a great measure of commercial success in her too abbreviated life, Reeves was best known and respected by artists who recognized her powerful skills of blending painterly style and manipulating materials in an alarmingly appealing way, avoiding the pitfalls that push abstraction against representation. Reeves was able to mine life’s deeper underlying enigmatic and elusive narratives and emotions by the taming of opposites. Combining color-field, minimalism, narrative painting, process art and expressionism, Reeves rejected low thread count, muted, mock solemnity.

In addition to her paintings, it will feature her hand-painted set-up photographs in which she set placed sculptural forms evocative of the figure against the backdrop of actual landscape space. The exhibition is an invitation to have a conversation about Reeves legacy and we hope that in time, it will lead to a museum survey to explore her art and writing.


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Polly Borland – Photography

People become objects when seen through the lens of Polly Borland.

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Matthew Barney – River of Fundament

The Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania will be hosting the River of Fundament exhibiton from Matthew Barney beginning in November.

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An excerpt from the press release:

We could tell you, to start, that Matthew Barney’s River of Fundament is a literary adaptation; but that would be misleading. True, it is based on Norman Mailer’s Ancient Evenings – a strained, difficult tome, not quite the American masterpiece its author (who was not quite Hemingway) intended, but too ambitious to ignore.

The story goes: Mailer approached Matthew Barney in the dappled glare of Ancient Evenings’ critical reception. (‘Mailer’s readers will learn rather more ancient Egyptian mythology than they are likely to want or need,’ wrote Harold Bloom in his review. But they will find ‘more than enough bumbuggery and humbuggery to give them their money’s worth.’) Mailer asked Barney to read Ancient Evenings, ‘at least the first one hundred pages’; perhaps he envisioned a film adaptation that would consecrate the novel in the manner it deserved. In truth, Mailer had already worked with Barney on Cremaster 2, part of the cycle of films that made Barney famous. ‘I don’t want to make films right now,’ Barney said to him. ‘I want to try something different.’ He had been discussing, with long-time collaborator Jonathan Bepler, taking on the form of opera. ‘I had lost my way with the films I had been making,’ he says. ‘I felt that I was going to repeat the same pattern over and over again.’

Barney did read the novel, though, right the way through. Not long after, Mailer died.


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Yoshitoshi Kanemaki – Figurative Sculptures

Impressive sculptures out of Japan from Yoshitoshi Kanemaki.

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Stéphane Couturier – Melting Point

Awesome c-prints by Stéphane Couturier selected from three different series of manipulations falling under the header of Melting Point.

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A statement from the artist’s website concerning the series:

In this series Couturier extends his decades long project of exploring how modern cultures simultaneously construct and destroy.

Using a large format camera, Couturier creates crisply detailed prints that expand the viewer’s awareness of how a photograph can look and how urban occurrences can be conceptualized. Each picture is printed from a sandwiching of two moments in time, creating highly abstract yet precisely detailed images. People, machines, car parts, wires and more all compete for the viewer’s attention—images of industry simultaneously out of control and in perfect harmony.


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Paweł Fabjański – Afterimages

Afterimages series prepared by Paweł Fabjański for “Powidoki | Afterimages” album released by Polish National Film School.

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An excerpt from the artist’s website:

On a daily basis Paweł Fabjański is an advertising photographer, represented by two photo agencies: SHOOTME (Poland) and TAKE (Italy). No matter if he works with big advertising agency or a small individual client he always serves with detailed creative supervision and the supports of creation process on each stage of project development. All the pictures presented on this website are mostly his personal series, as well as projects that have been undertaken simultaneously to commercial works.


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Maurizio Anzeri – Embroidered Photographs

Born in 1969 Loano, Italy Maurizio Anzeri now lives and works in London.

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Toni Spyra – Heaven

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Linz, Austria, 2014.
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Val d’Off – Betrayal

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Mixed media
20 x 28 inches.
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Eduardo Seco – Composición sobre fondo negro

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Sandra Gramm – Smoked Salmon

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Photographic series of lipstick still lifes.

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Cory Peeke – A Higher Education

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Ceramic tile, paper.
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Federico Kenis – Multimedia

Federico Kenis excites the viewer in his ability to move across media platforms.

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Claire Partington – Earthenware

Glazed and painted sculptures by Claire Partington that explore the past with the present.

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“Narrative and the retelling and misinterpretation of stories is at the centre of my work. Initially, I concentrated on reimagining and retelling Folk and fairy stories with particularly strong imagery and adding a contemporary slant. Most recently, I have concentrated on imagined back stories for iconic images of historical figures and their social constraints, both historical and contemporary.

The aesthetic inspiration is drawn largely from European Applied Art and Design styles from the 1600’s onwards. Underpinning this is the long European tradition of appropriation and reinterpretation or misinterpretation of “exotic” styles that can be seen in National Collections across Europe. I like the idea of getting it slightly wrong and the bluffing and “cobbling together” of styles that has resulted in some fantastic historical objects.

I started making sprigged vessels inspired by the salt glazed “bartmann” figurative bottles, but with the look of tin glazed earthenware from the 1600’s. This evolved into the fully figurative vessels I’m making at present, starting with the bottle shaped wide court mantua dresses of the 1700’s. The figures have head “stoppers” to reflect the origin from the figurative bottle and sometimes an additional head stopper to illustrate the metamorphosis of a character.

My work has a very familiar feel to it due to the historical and literary references, even though it has it’s own very definite aesthetic. The pieces are all meticulously hand built, using traditional ceramic techniques. The are coil built, then the shape is refined before adding surface decorations of sprigged (press molded) ephemera and modern computer generated enamel decoration over the glaze.” – Claire Partington


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Beniamino Leone – Spray Paint

Multidisciplinary artist Beniamino Leone from Italy is accomplishing some amazing things with spray paint on canvas.

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Sandy Carson – Photography

Colorful, witty photography from Sandy Carson.

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An excerpt from the artist’s website:

Carson’s photography explores sensitive cultural issues of American consumerism and the social landscape with a scrutiny particular to one who was born and raised in another country. Constantly at play in his photographs is an irony born from the juxtaposition of disparate elements, a duality that consistently informs his viewpoint and is an intrinsic element of his work. Carson’s photography examines a specific and personal segment of American life with a bent simultaneously absurd and poignant.


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Yonca Karakas – Photography

A heady dose of consumer desire from Yonca Karakas. She’s a photographer based in Istanbul.

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Ryan Hancock – Photography

Fragments of a world photographed by Ryan Hancock.

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A word from the artist concerning his inspiration:

“Oh, you know, girls walking through fields full of sun-flared wheat or maybe peeing on the sidewalk, attractive teens doing crazy flash-lit stunts, and other moments of everyday beauty. Sunsets.” – Ryan Hancock


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