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Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Hot Glue and Hot Dogs :: Kenny Scharf & Dearraindrop at The Hole

Kenny Scharf & Dearraindrop – Cosmic Cavern Hole (installation view) –  (All images via The Hole)

For their fourth exhibition, The Hole continues to push beyond the stuffy confines of traditional white wall presentation with a collaborative exhibition between influential pop-artist Kenny Scharf and the emerging art collective Dearraindrop. Heralded for his contributions to the NY pop-art scene  of the 1980s, the show not only exemplifies Scharf’scontinued influence on a new generation of artists, but his ongoing active participation from within such movements. Hot Glue Hullabaloo promises to be a playful and electrifying hot mess of mixed media installations, fusing the artists’ affinity for comic book art, technical painting, found trash, and crafts. Join the party tonight from 6-9pm.

Kenny Scharf – Hot Dog in Space, 2010.

Joe Grillo, Laura Grant and Billy Grant – Mutant Pop, 2010.

Joe Grillo – Egyptian Paramount, 2010.

Kenny Scharf and Dearraindrop – Hot Glue Hulaballoo
Oct. 28 – Dec. 4
Opening Reception: 6-9pm
The Hole
104 Green St.
NY, NY 1012

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Affordable Art Fair NY Opens Today

Kent Rogowski – Untitled #10, archival pigment print. Available at 20×200/Jen Benkman Project

The Affordable Art Fair opens tomorrow, Sept. 30 in New York and runs through Sunday, Oct. 3. Now in its eight year, AAF includes some 70 international galleries, with works ranging from $100 – $10,000. Tickets for the event, including tonight’s early private preview, can be purchased here. Planning a visit and looking for a bargain? We suggest checking out the prints of 20×200/Jen Benkman Project, who will also be offering convenient on-site framing services for all their editions.

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Farewell GRNY

Giant Robot NY closes its doors for good today.  I have shopped at GR for the past six years since it first opened around the corner from my home. It has not only been an invaluable source of hard to find publications and unique art items, but through their art exhibits and events, has served as an invaluable asset for many emerging artists and cultural hub for the community.

Stop by today to say your farewell, pick up some remaining stock at 40% off and check out their last exhibit with artists Susie Ghahremani and Kelly Tunstall.

Thanks GR. You will be missed.


Friday, September 17th, 2010

Todd James in Madrid

Todd James new exhibition, Great Adventure,  opens September 22 at Galeria Javier Lopez in Madrid, Spain. For a review of his last show, a joint exhibit in Copenhagen with Barry McGee, click here

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Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Tonight’s NY Openings

Matthew Day Jackson – The Tomb, 2010 (Image via Peter Blum Gallery)

It’s September again and here in New York that means the gallery season has begun. Here’s a few openings on our radar for tonight:

Marianne Boesky – Jay Heiks – Inanimate Life –  In creating this multimedia series of works that explore processes of evolution and regeneration, corrosion and decay,  Heikes was inspired by Douglas Coupland’s description of the year following the end of the world from his 1998 novel Girlfriend in a Coma. Heikes was particularly affected by the line “ten million pictures fall from ten million walls,” which alludes to the end of art and culture, as we know it. “I never put too much stock in the fact that any of these mediums were truly dying because I saw them as corpses dragging themselves through the streets to rehabilitation centers, only to be reborn more grotesque and perverse than before,” Heikes said in reaction to the text.

Peter Blum – Matthew Day Jackson – In Search of (Soho) / The Tomb (Chelsea) – The Whitney Biennial and Greater New York alum presents a new body of multimedia and sculptural works based on his 2009 residency and exhibition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology List Visual Arts Center.

Morgan LehmanOpening Ceremony –  The gallery presents its inaugural exhibit in a brand new and expanded Chelsea exhibition space
The group show includes works by each of the gallery’s eighteen represented artists including Laura Ball, Eric Beltz, Andrew Schoultz, Paul Villinski, Paul Wackers, Ryan Wallace, and others.

Eric Beltz – Timber Beast, 2010 (Image via Morgan Lehman)

David Zwirner – John McCracken – New Works in Bronze and Steel – The esteemed sculptor of minimalist geometric forms presents his first bronzes alongside new stainless steel works.

Pace Galleries – 50 Years of Pace – The gallery celebrates its 50th year with a multi-site exhibition of some of the key masterpieces that have passed through their doors, featuring loans from important public and private collections worldwide. With works spanning more than a century and a selection of rare archival materials, the four separate exhibits will shed light on some of the landmark exhibitions and sales from the gallery’s extensive history. Covering the gallery’s engagement with Pop art, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist Art and the Post-Modernist, to contemporary art in the 21st century, some artists included are Pablo Picasso, Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, James Rosenquist, Willem De Kooning, Mark Rothko, Mondrian, Giacometti, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Jasper Johns, Dan Flavin, David Hockney, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Brice Marden, Duke Riley.

Bryce Wolkowitz – Airan Kang – Light Reading – The South Korean artist unveils her first U.S. solo show, presenting her “Digital Book Projec”t for the first time in New York.

FAILE Prints & Originals Book Launch and Show (151 Orchard St.) – The street art turned gallery duo open the doors to a temporary pop-up shop and sell hand-customized versions of their new book, along with a selection of long sold out and sought print editions.

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Friday, September 10th, 2010

Mark Dean Veca @ Western Project

TAC, in conjunction with KERF, present a look into Mark Dean Veca’s final preparations on the eve of his first Los Angeles solo gallery show. The exhibit is at Western Project, opening 18 September 2010. Consisting of six brilliant large-scale paintings, the stage is set for a tremendous homecoming for Veca. For many years, MDV lived in Brooklyn, treating NYC to some of the finest artwork imaginable. This time, the visual symphony will be conducted on LaCienega.

Mark Dean Veca
“When The Shit Hits The Fan”
Western Project
Opening 18 September 2010

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Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Retna @ Rivera & Rivera


Los Angeles’ art scene is all the more elevated by the emergence of Rivera & Rivera Gallery, located downtown. Their latest offering features Retna, an artist on the cusp of an explosive career trajectory. With underlying major critical support, Retna is shifting to the foreground of museums and serious collectors alike. In a bold move, Rivera & Rivera utilizes their entire gallery space in a thunderously glorious installation that signifies the magnitude of Retna’s voice. Every inch is transformed by the majestic visual landscape. In a fabulous knock-out of an exhibition, Retna and Rivera & Rivera are clearly ushering in a definitive art show.

OPENING DATE: Thursday July 29, 2010
TIME: 8:00PM -11:00PM
RSVP: rsvp@riveraandrivera.com

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Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Preview :: Around Town with Viva La Revolucion

JR installation in progress (Image: Geoff Hargadon)

Here are early images of several works in progress for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s upcoming Viva La Revolucion exhibition, including a glimpse of outdoor pieces in progress (sanctioned and not) and museum installation shots from Os Gemeos, Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, Space Invader, JR, and Vhils.

In addition, Invader has unveiled a trailer for The Space Invader Walk, a virtual piece which will be presented in the museum as a movie. Watch it here:

Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape opens this week with a members preview ($20 non-members) Saturday, July 17, and general admission beginning on the 18th. On Thurs, Aug. 12 the museum hosts a party featuring live music from Wavves (for the kids). (Click through for additional images)

Os Gemeos (Image: Allasia Brennan)

Space Invader (Image: Invader)

Read on for more…. Read the rest of this entry »


Friday, June 25th, 2010

Preview :: KAWS Creates His Largest Onsite Mural for Aldrich

KAWS – The Wall (detail), 2010. (Image: Courtesy of the artist)

By now you’ve most likely heard about the debut of KAWS’ first museum exhibition,  debuting this Sunday at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. The retrospective will survey the artist’s earlier work, products, and most recent paintings, including some never before seen pieces. While, details have been quite tight, the first image from has finally surfaced, providing a glimpse at KAWS’ largest onsite mural to date. More to come….


Monday, June 7th, 2010

LACMA to host Baldessari Retrospective

John Baldessari –Sediment: Leg and Shirt, 2010, Inkjet print and acrylic on canvas. (Image: © Margo Leavin /John Baldessari)

American art icon, John Baldessari, is the subject of a new retrospective set to open at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on June 27.  From pioneering conceptual text-based works of the 1960s, to his photographic amalgamation of film stills that helped to inform the art of appropriation, Baldessari has been at the forefront of multiple contemporary practices. John Baldessari: Pure Beauty will feature over 150 pieces, highlighting early works as far back as 1962, up to his most recent.  The retrospective will also feature a special installation conceived especially for the occasion.

The museum will hold a free conversation with Baldessari and curator Leslie Jones at 2pm, opening day. Tickets for the event will be available on a first-come basis, one hour prior to the program.  In addition, new 324 page exhibition catalog is available now in LACMA’s online shop.

Pure Beauty first debuted at the Tate Modern, London, in October 2009, before traveling to the Museu d’Art Contemporani in Barcelona. After LACMA, the exhibition will continue on to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, this coming October.

Baldessari also has a new series of photographic works, entitled Sediment, on view through July 10 with Margo Leavin, Los Angeles. A work from the series is pictured above.