Visual Arts News

  • Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Ecommerce Store Launches with Line of Sardonic Homewares
    by Laura Staugaitis on October 16, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    As we recently reported, Banksy debuted a dystopian homewares store on October 1, 2019. Making good on his promise to open an online platform to purchase goods displayed in the Croydon pop-up (which was never, in fact, open to the public, and closed this past weekend), the Gross Domestic Product store went live today. Featuring a slate of items, ranging from a rat race clock to a static-filled HD TV, each piece serves as a social commentary on issues ranging from the refugee crisis to children’s sugar-filled diets. More

  • “Cytokinesis Variations” Show Cell Division in Dramatic 3 Foot-Wide Paper Sculptures by Rogan Brown
    by Laura Staugaitis on October 16, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Paper artist Rogan Brown (previously) uses an accessible, universally recognized material to convey complex and minuscule biological processes. Two of his most recent sculptural works, Cytokinesis Variations, showcase cell division, also known as mitosis. “At any given moment millions of cells in your body are dividing and multiplying in order to replenish and maintain your skin, hair, intestine and bodily organs, etc. Cytokinesis is the final and most dramatic stage of mitosis when the cell wall ruptures and splits in two to form identical daughter cells. More

  • ‘Sorayama Space Park’ Unveiled in Bangkok
    by Andy Smith on October 16, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    With “Sorayama Space Park by AMKK” at Central Embassy in Bangkok, the futuristic creations of Hajime Sorayama fill the space, including a lifesized aluminum Tyrannosaur. The immersive installation focused on the dinosaur-themed work of the celebrated illustrator, who rose to prominence in the 1980s for his “sexy robots” representing the timeless male gaze theory. The project marks the 5th anniversary of Central Embassy.More

  • Ken Flewellyn Returns to Thinkspace With ‘Shine’
    by Andy Smith on October 16, 2019 at 11:47 am

    With "Shine," painter Ken Flewellyn further explores the golden age of hip-hop and intersecting cultures. The show, currently running at Thinkspace Projects in Culver City, offers a set of new works, including a collaboration with artist Brian Viveros. Flewellyn was recently featured in print with Hi-Fructose Vol. 47. More

  • Explain Me: Standing in Quicksand
    by Paddy Johnson on February 12, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    We cover a lot of ground in this episode of Explain Me. That ground looks something like this: The Velvet Buzzsaw is a bad movie. Mary Boone is still awaiting sentencing for falsifying tax documents—a whistleblower could get as much as $300,000 in reward for the tip. Dawn Clements is remembered at Pierogi. Dana Schutz's first show since the controversy over her painting of Emmitt Till at the Whitney Biennial. Chelsea is more woke. W.A.G.E. is asking artists to withhold their art from the Whitney Biennial until the museum adequately address the issue of their board chair selling tear gas used on children at the border. Amazon is reaching out to artists in attempts to buy their support. Listeners who want to organize against this kind of practice should attend the next Artist Studio Affordability Project meeting. Contact the organization for details.

  • Museum Board Members Fail Moral Challenges, Museum Exhibitions Exceed Expectations
    by Paddy Johnson on December 4, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Donna DeSalvo assembles some of Andy Warhol's greatest work for his retrospective at the Whitney Museum, while revelations that Whitney Vice Chair Warren B. Kanders owns a company that sells tear gas used at the border shake museum staff. Soul of a Nation at the Brooklyn Museum looks at the history of political activism, while Jack Waters offers a mix of bag of awe inspiring abject art paired with groan inspiring sculptures and paintings. Jack Whitten at the Metropolitan Museum dazzles, Art and Conspiracy flops, and Amazon is going to drive Queens residents out of their homes. Listen ------>

  • Fewer (Much Fewer) Open Days in 2020
    by Lost Art Press on October 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

    We are reducing the number of days we are opening the storefront to the public in 2020 from 12 days to two days – June 13 and Dec. 12, 2020. We’re doing this to make more time to edit books … Continue reading →

  • Benchcrafted’s French Oak Roubo Project
    by Lost Art Press on October 16, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    We’re in the middle of building 20 (!!) French workbenches this week down in Barnesville, Ga., a small town south of Atlanta. Here, Bo Childs has graciously lent us his ample workshop and machinery (Martin planers and shapers!) to get … Continue reading →

  • bouke de vries
    by the jealous curator on October 17, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Broken and, oh, so beautiful! These pieces are the work of Dutch artist Bouke de Vries. I’m going to let this little snippet from his site do the talking: … Using his skills as a restorer (c.f. Ron Mueck’s model-maker skills), his ‘exploded’ artworks reclaim broken pots after their accidental trauma. He has called it

  • heather day (new show this saturday)
    by the jealous curator on October 16, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Ah, a find blend of chaos and control… terrifying for some, but thrilling for California based artist Heather Day. Her latest works, complete with Heather’s vibrant washes of color and confidently drawn lines, are about to be hung in a new show, titled The Hysterics, at Stephanie Chefas Projects in Portland. The show opens this

  • Banksy – Gross Domestic Product Store – Open Now!
    by Roland Henry on October 17, 2019 at 5:47 am

    Gross Domestic Product – The homewares brand from Banksy™ Straight out of the gate, several rules for the homeware store set a semi-serious tone for the buyers, perhaps aimed at putting off the rabid hordes of eBay flippers, perhaps at least acknowledging them. The warnings are as follows… How it works The shop is not first come, The post Banksy – Gross Domestic Product Store – Open Now! appeared first on StreetArtNews.

  • Enormous Hyper-Realistic by Michael John Hunter in London
    by StreetArtNews on October 14, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    London based artist Michael John Hunter specialises in sculpture and photography. Hunter studied Fine Art Photography at The University of Edinburgh and now works within the film industry. His practice has taken 10 years to perfect; creating enormous hyper-realistic and highly detailed replicas of children’s toys and insects and installing these in real-life locations. Pictured The post Enormous Hyper-Realistic by Michael John Hunter in London appeared first on StreetArtNews.

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