Richard Phillips at Dallas Contemporary

Posted April 22nd by in Art

Richard Phillips Negation of the Universe at Dallas Contemporary

In his first US solo museum exhibition – Negation of the Universe – Richard Phillips brings his exploration of contemporary culture to Dallas. His strikingly distinctive paintings address the complex web of pop themes in our media-saturated world – sexuality, politics, power and death among them. For Phillips, critique is as much an intrinsic material in the conception and staging of his work as the materials of their making. His conflating of subject and genre continues to provide challenging comment on the condition and reach of contemporary art. Negation of the Universe will be on view August 10, 2014 at Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass Street Dallas Texas


Leigh Ledare An Invitation @ MITCHELL-INNES & NASH

Posted April 21st by in Art

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Last few days to catch artist Leigh Ledare’s An Invitation at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery. On view until April 26 at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 1018 Madison Ave, New York, NY


The Yayoi Kusama Love Forever Room at the Takaraso Hotel

Posted April 13th by in Art, Travel

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Yayoi Kusama takes over the Takaraso Hotel as part of the Dogo Onsen Art Festival where major Japanese artists are taking over a number of hotels and ryokan in the Matsuyam area of Japan. photography by Masahito Kawai


Julian Meagher @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Posted April 1st by in Art

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Julian Meagher’s most recent collection of paintings emerged from a chance encounter with a scuba diver hunting for discarded longnecks that litter the seabeds of Sydney Harbor. Ghostly glass artifacts of past foreshore carousing,these salvaged vessels prompted the artist to explore the binary nature of modern masculinity through the tinted glass of inherited history. Pairing still lifes of reclaimed bottles with intergenerational male figure studies, Meagher examines the subtle shades of masculine strength and fragility that underlie the peculiar compulsion of Australian drinking culture. The Sky Still Breaks will be on view from April 5 to May 5 at Merry Kanowsky Gallery, 170 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California. 


New Daniel Johnston Drawings

Posted November 12th by in Art


New Daniel Johnston drawings at Pas Un Autre’s headquarters.


“An Idea of Beauty” at Center for Contemporary Culture

Posted April 17th by in Art

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Modernity carries alienation and mistrust, as we are increasingly mistrustful of our senses. Beauty no longer carries the same weight as it once did, but eight artists attempt new reflections on the qualities and possibilities of “beauty”. Including Vanessa Beecroft, Chiara Camoni, Andreas Gefeller, Alicja Kwade, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Isabel Rocamora, Anri Sala and Wilhelm Sasnal. An Idea of Beauty will be on view until June 28 at Palazzo Strozzi, 50123 Firenze, Italy. Text and photography by Yanyan Huang. See more after the jump. (more…)


Joe Bradley @ His Studio In NYC

Posted April 10th by in Art


photograph by Terry Richardson


Support Birdshit

Posted March 26th by in Art

Inspired by Chekhov’s The Seagull with elements of Ginsberg’s Kaddish, BirdShit is a multimedia performance piece that combines theater, dance, video, live and pre-recorded music, and a few surprise elements. BirdShit has been commandeered by artist and musician, Nina Ljeti, choreographer, Chloe Kernaghan, and NYU Graduate Film students Joshua Richards, Zach Kershberg and Tine Thomasen, under the guidance of James Franco. Go here to donate.


[photos] Kenneth Anger Icons @ Sprüth Magers London

Posted March 25th by in Art


Sprüth Magers London is delighted to present an exhibition of work by the iconic filmmaker and artist Kenneth Anger, in his second solo show at the London gallery. Icons will bring together an archive of photographs, scrapbooks, letters and memorabilia from Anger’s personal collection, offering an insight into the unique vision of an artist widely acclaimed as a pioneering and influential force in avant-garde cinema, whose influence extends through generations of film makers, musicians and artists. Icons will be on view until April 20, 2013 at Sprüth Magers, Address 7A Grafton Street, London. Photographs by Adarsha Benjamin – see more after the jump. [CLICK HERE....]


Kenneth Anger in London

Posted March 25th by in Art


Legendary filmmaker Kenneth Anger at the opening of his exhibition of Icons at Sprüth Magers in London. photograph by Adarsha Benjamin





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