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Friday, August 7th, 2009

Ad Hoc Bids Farewell

Video: Brooklyn Street Art

Tonight, Ad Hoc Art opens its last exhibition, appropriately one of their strongest to date, with a joint show from Armsrock and Chris Stain. While Ad Hoc and its Peripheral Media Projects print shop are not disappearing altogether, they will be trimming much of their 49 Bogart St. Brooklyn space and scaling back operations as a formal gallery to focus on the more sustainable aspects of their business. So, while the gallery that showed early support to young, emerging artists like Swoon, Judith Supine and Bast will cease to exist, the individuals and spirit behind the organization will continue on through alternative projects and collaborations requiring less of a financial burden. Co-founder and Owner, Garrison Buxton sent out a lengthy and heartfelt letter, explaining the current state and future vision for Ad Hoc, which we excerpt after the jump:

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Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Paul J Kneale @ Studio Gallery


In a new site-un-specific project conceived for Toronto’s Studio Gallery, Paul J Kneale explores the change between inform and form in a work that is both installation and event. Drawing on the familiar to create a psychologically dissonant experience, the work positions its subject at the threshold of our process of expressing meaning through material. For No One opens August 13th:

Paul J Kneale – For No One
August 13  – Sept 10
Studio Gallery
294 College St., 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5T1R9

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Useful Art Gallery Terms

stick figure

Posted in TAC forum by a member yesterday, this is one of the funniest takes on the art world we’ve encountered recently. A must read! Useful art gallery terms.

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Monday, July 13th, 2009

Get Over It at Show & Tell, Toronto


Greg Lamarche – Risk, Reward, 2009. Paper Collage.

Get Over It, on view at Show and Tell Gallery in Toronto, features the art of Steve Powers, Greg Lamarche, and Greg Gossel. While the show successfully groups these artists together along the themes of typography and iconography, Lamarche’s contributions strike us the most.  Powers’ are largely remainders from previous exhibitions with V1 and Collette, and Gossel’s again seems too familiar, which may not bother a new and unfamiliar audience. Read on for images from the show.
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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Magda Danysz Launches Shanghai Gallery, Exhibits JonOne


Parisian gallery Magda Danysz celebrates its 10 year anniversary with the launch of 18Gallery, a new exhibition space in Shanghai. To commemorate the occasion both galleries are hosting solo shows by JonOne, one of the earliest NY writers to import graffiti to Paris, when he relocate there at the end of the 1980s. Since then his art has gained widespread popularity and is arguably more well known in France and throughout Europe than back here in the States.  His Shanghai show is already underway and the Paris exhibit launches this Saturday, July 4.

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Monday, June 29th, 2009

Opening Night NYC w/ WK + Invader


WK Interact and Space Invader proved their continual popularity as signature-hungry fans fought through the packed opening night crowd for joint solo shows with Jonathan LeVine this past Saturday.

WK’s Motion Portrait presents recent large acrylic on canvas paintings, as well as his well known mixed media and wheat-pasted doors. While several of these works were presented at the Aqua Art Fair during Art Basel Miami last December, the newer motion portrait series does represent a welcome departure for the artists, in both subject and form.

The focus of Invader’s Top 10 is the artists signature Rubik’s Cube mash-ups, this time reworking 10 classic album covers including the Beatles, Velvet Underground, Sex Pistols, Clash and yes, even Iron Maiden. We were most intrigued by Invader’s use of digital technology, in which the artist created a black and white tile mosaic that can be read by smartphone cameras, in turn triggering a time-lapsed Quicktime video of Invader constructing one of his pieces. Magic? – not really. The piece utilizes QR coding (think barcode) that points to a specific URL.

Shows run till July 25. Read on for our extensive photo recap. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Eric White at Magda Danysz


Eric White is currently exhibiting at Magda Danysz in Paris. Some of the works on display break from White’s well-known surrealist and figurative paintings (more here) , and playfully reinterpret iconic album covers, including those of Bad Brains, Black Sabbath, and Fleetwood Mac. Also on display are new works from Daniel Davidson. Exhibit runs till June 30.

In other news, Magna Danysz seems to be avoiding the market slump, and will be opening up a new gallery in Shanghai, China later this month. The opening marks the gallery’s 10 year anniversary and will feature an inaugural exhibit by JonOne, one of several NY native graffiti writers who have latched on to greater success in France than back home.


Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Self Portraits in Berlin w/ JR, D-Face, J Supine, Jeff Soto


Berlin’s Circleculture Gallery opens a new group exhibit Friday, June 5, featuring self portraits realized by several well know street art and contemporary artists spanning four continents, including works by D-Face, JR, Jeff Soto, Aaron Rose and Judith Supine. Show runs till July 4.

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Monday, June 1st, 2009

Mike Davis + Heidi Taillefer


Mike Davis and Heidi Taillefer opened new solo exhibits this past Saturday at Joshua Liner Gallery. While our personal preference rarely leans towards the surreal, Davis and Taillefer’s meticulously crafted oils deploy just enough scholarly nods to the art history they have been influenced by to make this one worth seeing. Read on for the photo recap.

Mike Davis – Stories From the Other Side of the Bridge / Heidi Taillefer – An Uncanny Lineup of Serendipitous Connections
May 30 – June 27
Joshua Liner Gallery
548 W. 28th Street
NY, NY 10011 

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Evan Hecox Keeps Busy in Cincinnati


Evan Hecox opens a new solo exhibit this Saturday, May 30, at Country Club’s Cincinnati location (the gallery recently launched a second location in LA). The artist has been quite busy over course of the last year, with exhibits in two separate locations across the Netherlands (reported here), at Andenken Gallery in Denver, as well as having released a series of prints with Arkitip.  Quite possibly the culmination of all this activity will come when Hecox takes over Joshua Liner Gallery this coming fall.

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