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Monday, November 16th, 2009

Last Chance :: Jim Houser – Make Room for Emptiness

(All Images © Jeff Newman/TheArtCollectors)

For his third solo exhibit with Jonathan LeVine, (New York) Jim Houser showcases a pared down and more finely honed installation that signals an increasing sense of artistic confidence and maturity. The aptly titled Make Room for Emptiness closes this Saturday, Nov. 21.

Read on for TAC’s photos from the show: Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday, November 12th, 2009

McGee and Frost to Inaugurate Prism Gallery


Curated by RVCA/ANP founder, P.M. Tenore, Mind the Gap will present Barry McGee and Phil Frost side by side, signaling an impressive inaugural show for PRISM Gallery in Hollywood, CA.

McGee and Frost share a close history of collaboration and artistic development. The two artists are amongst the earliest with street roots to cross over into the fine art world, both with representation in highly respected galleries. This will be their first major joint installation effort since 2007’s Family Tree show (also with Creg R Stecyk) at RVCA/VASF. In 2003, they made their major L.A. gallery debut together (alongside Thomas Campbell) with Scribble and Scripture at Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles.

McGee also has a new monograph due out early next year.

More to come…..

Barry McGee & Phil Frost – Mind the Gap
Nov. 20 – Feb. 20, 2010
Preview Dates: November 12th – 19
PRISM Gallery
8746 West Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Tonight :: Carlo McCormick Hosts Discussion w/ Cultrone, Rammellzee, Kostas + Rostarr


If you are in NYC tonight. Anonymous Gallery is hosting a conversation featuring the artists in their current show, Subculture Capital (opening night coverage here), moderated by art critic, Carlo McCormick.

Anonymous Gallery at Collective Hardware, 169 Bowery. 7-9pm.

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Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Kelsey Brookes gets Bigger, Brighter Bolder

(All Images via Kelsey Brookes)

San Francisco based artist, Kelsey Brookes, has provided us with a sneak peak of works from his upcoming show with Quint Contemporary (La Jolla/San Diego). Judging from these images, the show’s title is an appropriate one. The increasingly ambitious paintings for Bigger Brighter, Bolder signal the distinct voice this self-taught artist has developed since his first U.S. solo show just one year ago.


Brookes is also participating in an exhibition at The California Center of The ArtsQuint: Three Decades of Contemporary Art surveys the gallery’s contributions to the arts over the past thirty years, featuring works from their represented artists, including Jean Lowe, Mel Bochner, Kim MacConnel, Ryan McGinness, Manny Farber and Patricia Patterson.

Click through for more images of Brookes’ new works, as well as a look into his studio. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

A Love Letter for You (and you, and you)


Unless you frequent the Market-Frankford elevated train line in West Philadelphia, chances are you’ve seen very little of Love Letter, artists Steve Powers’ most recent public arts project. While the multi-site mural was painted in 30 parts spanning 20 blocks of West Philadelphia rooftops, you can now take the entire thing home in book format. A Love Letter for You: Love in Transit is available soon via Gingko Press, and documents the entire love affair across 96 pages. $14.95 means buy two and give somebody you love an early holiday present.



Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Rebecca Westcott at the National Portrait Gallery

Jim – pigment print, 38″ x 26″

Portraiture Now: Communities opens this Friday, Nov. 6 at The National Portrait Gallery (Washington D.C.) signaling the first time paintings by Rebecca Westcott have been on view since her sudden death at the age of 28 in 2004.  Westcott was a promising young portrait painter emerging from the Philadelphia arts scene. She was amongst the youngest recepients of the prestigious Pew Fellowship in the Arts, winning $50,000 to develop her craft, and had exhibited with Space 1026 (Philadelphia) and New Image Art (Los Angeles).  The new exhibit will feature 16 of her works, alongside fellow portriat artists, Rose Frantzen and Jim Torok.

To celebrate Westcott’s return to public view, Spector Projects have produced four new pigment prints from paintings on view in Portraiture Now. Each are an edition of 68, including the one seen here, featuring her husband and fellow artist, Jim Houser. Available here.

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Friday, October 30th, 2009

Shoe Didn’t Fit


Letters of Note via TWBE

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009

How much is that Neckface in the window, the one with the human hair?


Neckface’s Devil’s Disciple opens on Halloween at O.H.W.O.W. Gallery in Miami’s Wynwood District. The dummy corpse already on public view in a gallery display window has gotten him an amusing bit of attention on Miami’s NBC New 6. Watch it below.

Favorite least reporterly quote from reporter on the scene: “I’m cruising through this intersection…and I’m like wait a second – did I just see what I think I saw?”

Most ridiculous quote from news anchor: “To me it looks like a hazard. You’re driving, you stop and the guy right next to you, right behind you – Boom!”

Neckface – Devil’s Disciple
Opens Oct 31
3100 NW 7 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33127

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Os Gemeos at Brazilian Art Museum

(All Images via Lost Art)

After blessing New York this summer with their grand Houston Street mural, this week Os Gemeos opened the doors to Vertigo, their newest inspirational exhibit at The Brazilian Art Museum in their hometown of Sao Paulo. Read on for a stunning photo set, courtesy of Lost Art. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Mark Gonzales Zine Set


In conjunction with Mark Gonzales’ current New York exhibit with Franklin Parrasch, Elk Books has published a two-volume catalog zine. The set was printed as an edition of 100 copies and is priced at $20.


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