The Political Line is the first major Keith Haring show on the West Coast in nearly two decades. The show features more than 130 works of art including large scale paintings (on tarpaulins and canvases), sculptures, and a number of the artist’s subway drawings, among other works.
The critically acclaimed exhibition creates a narrative that explores the artist’s responses to nuclear disarmament, racial inequality, the excesses of capitalism, environmental degradation, and others issues of deep personal concern to the artist.
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“Classic Luxury Exotic Romance”
I’m excited to announce Classic Luxury Exotic Romance, an exhibition of new drawing and painting-based works from myself and Anouk Mercier. It opens this Thursday at 6.30pm at The Contemporary London‘s Space W10 gallery. Hope to see you there. Thanks.
Private View: 15th Jan 6.30 – 9pm
Exhibition dates: 15th Jan – 1st Feb
Location: Space W10, 591 – 593 Harrow Road, London W10 4RA
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LOTS OF BITS OF STAR
“A series of new works by the London duo Kai & Sunny in what will be their first solo exhibition in New York. In conjunction with the exhibition, the artists will release a new print edition, available for purchase at the opening reception.” — Jonathan LeVine Gallery
Private View: 22nd November
Dates: 22nd November – 20th December
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A Group Exhibition
Opening on Thursday night at Islington Mill Gallery in Salford will see ‘Team Building’ the results of a week long collaborative residency featuring Berlin studio Palefroi, and UK creatives SJ Hockett, John Powell-Jones and DR.ME
Featuring screen prints, riso prints, mono prints on everything from fabric through to brick the team have been working together to create a body of work loosely using the commercial business group bonding sessions commonly known as ‘Team Building’ as a starting point.
Preview: Thursday 13th November 6pm – 9pm
Runs: Friday 14th November – Saturday 22nd November
The residency is kindly supported by GF Smith Papers.
Islington Mill Gallery,
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Sculpture After Sculpture
@ Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Group Show by Katharina Fritsch, Jeff Koons and Charles Ray
A focused examination of thirteen masterworks, Sculpture After Sculpture begins with iconic works from the late 1980s and early ’90s that highlight the artists’ early relationships to the commodity and the readymade. The exhibition unfolds in a series of startling juxtapositions that trace the development of their practices from the found to the made, from the performed to the embodied. The show’s highlights include Koons’s celebrated Michael Jackson and Bubbles, 1988, a porcelain-and-gilt confection depicting the late Pop legend with his pet chimpanzee; Ray’s two-ton aluminum Tractor, 2005; and Fritsch’s acid-yellow apparition Madonnenfigur / Madonna, 1987, that famously materialized on a busy square in Münster, Germany, on the occasion of Skulptur Projekte Münster.
Dates: 11th October 2014 – 18th January 2015
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Eat And Delete
@ Old Gym, 268 Mulberry Street, New York
Solo Show by Conor Harrington
“Lazarides is proud to present Eat and Delete, Conor Harrington’s New York solo debut coming to Lower Manhattan this September. A central figure within a new breed of contemporary artists tackling sociopolitical themes Harrington utilises fine art techniques in a context formerly reserved for street artists. The comprehensive showcase features 10 large-scale canvases alongside 5 unique portraits in continuation of the themes first explored in the Irish artist’s 2012 solo exhibition Dead Meat.” — Lazarides Website
Private View: 26th September
Dates: 27th September – 4th October
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@ Mondo Gallery, Austin
Solo Show by We Buy Your Kids
“Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney, the faces behind Sydney-based We Buy Your Kids, are known for their colorful, off-beat design style. They combine hand-made and digital techniques to create their work, often experimenting with color, shape and texture. Their influences include a shared love of comic books, skateboarding, music and film.
The show’s title, “Harsh Majical,” came from a direct English translation of a Chinese description of WBYK’s work. “We felt it might sum up the final outcome, but more importantly describes the fun we’ve had working on this collection.” It will include prints from films previously tackled by Mondo artists, such as Alien and The Fly, but will also introduce some new titles such as White Men Can’t Jump and Thrashin’.” — Mondo
Private View: 29th August
Dates: 29th August – 15th September
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Next up in my Philippines creative scene series is Everywhere We Shoot the moniker of husband and wife team Ryan Vergara and Garovs Garrovillo.
Their practice is a strong mix of Design, Motion & Photography and this coming Thursday July 3rd is the opening of their exhibition ‘Panic Buying’.
Everywhere We Shoot’s obsession with grocery items continue in their second solo exhibit, Panic Buying!. The exhibit’s theme is inspired by Everywhere We Shoot’s shopping habits as a married couple. While most people panic-buy for security reasons, they fall into the habit when enticed by attractive packaging and ridiculous promos.
If last year’s Foods showcased food in its most awkward glory – stripped bare of artifice and set against a bright backdrop, Panic Buying! reimagines the frenzied atmosphere in a grocery store and the delirious state a shopper gets when exposed to this setting. A series of light boxes with aluminium lining are put together to mimic a Juice & Dairy section, but a closer look reveals distorted and multiplied packaging labels – an interpretation of the confusion when presented with too many choices. The products that were taken during the hoarding were shaken out of their packaging and haphazardly styled, resulting in a colorful, visually striking mess.
It’s been a yearly tradition for Everywhere We Shoot to release “Super Limited Edition” merchandise. This year, they’re launching a special sculpture exclusively for the exhibit: a pile of leftover trash shaped in resin and coated with metallic paint. After all, it’s what Everywhere We Shoot does best – recognizing beauty in the most unlikely objects. (Words by Sunshine Reyes)
Everywhere We Shoot
3 July — 2 August 2014
Opening: 6PM / 3 July 2014
West Gallery (QC, PH)
48 West Ave, Lungsod Quezon City, Philippines
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