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20140730233945-yau FRIEZE MAGAZINE: Hey Man / Amen by Txema Novelo.  
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Txema Novelo at YAUTEPEC November 17th, 2011 - December 11th, 2011
Posted 7/31/14

First published in Issue 146, April 2012 by Gabriela Jauregui:http://www.frieze.com/issue/review/txema-novelo/ [more]

20140730102001-screen_shot_2014-07-29_at_6 ArtSlant Media Partnership Announcement: Global Art Agenda  
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7/30/14 Posted 7/30/14

ArtSlant is pleased to announce its media partnership with Global Art Agenda, a new, innovative app featuring an agenda and a clever set of tools for the art world community. Available now on all mobile devices, the Global Art Agenda app presents coverage and information about an ever-growing selection of the most significant international art events. It also offers unique features developed especially for art lovers and art professionals including an Art Travel Guide and Global News. ArtSlant reader... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Julianna Szensava  
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7/28/14 Posted 7/28/14

(Image: Julianna Szensava, 2k12 Tag., 2010, Mixed Media Acrylic, 20 X 16 X 1 Inches; © VJLZ Lab, James Allen Photography ) Julianna Szensava (lives in Southern California) I am a self-taught artist that started on the street; my mentors are breakdancer, import tuner, and graffiti writer friends that spray paint under bridges. I grew up dancing to drum&bass/electro and going to amazing late night surreal parties. Also I am a professional Interior Designer. Because of this divergent... [more]

20140725033025-connersmith_1 Washington Post - Academy 2014  
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Travis Beauchene, Erick Antonio Benitez, Lorenzo Cardim, James Bernard Cole, Jeremy Jirsa, Joshua James Johnson, Lauren Shea Little, Scarlett McCalman, Ceci Cole Mcinturff, Emerson Myers, Maggie Schneider, Ali Seradge, Alan Siggers, Steven Skowron, Cameron Stalheim, Travis J. Wagner, Levester Williams at CONNERSMITH July 12th - August 9th
Posted 7/25/14

http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/www_connercontemporary_com/WaPo_July14.pdf [more]

Salesroom Artist: Aroz zorica tasic  
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7/17/14 Posted 7/17/14

(Image: Aroz zorica tasic, Waving VI, 1994, Copper engraving, 65 x 69 centimeters; © Aroz zorica tasic) Aroz zorica tasic (b. 1946, Vranjska Banja; Serbia) Everything began, so it seems, in my early childhood while I was racing my younger brother in an attempt to catch the Sun beyond the mountain peaks of Vranjska Banja and bring it to the holt.The innocent children's play has traced the line of all my prospective journeys: the linear, whirling, soaring, plunging and sinking ones. It... [more]

20140716112722-lydia_gifford_8 Watchlist Artist: Lydia Gifford  
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Lydia Gifford at BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art 7/16/14 Posted 7/16/14

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead presents an entirely new body of work by Lydia Gifford (born Cheltenham, 1979) produced for BALTIC’s ground floor gallery space. Drawn will be Gifford’s first solo exhibition in a UK institution. Exploring her ongoing concern with the language of painting and the balance between painting and object, the exhibition will be a choreographed series of encounters, gestures and conversations. Known for works that are situated on the boundaries of... [more]

Salesroom Artist: John Webb  
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7/11/14 Posted 7/11/14

(Image: John Webb, Near Mildura, Jan 2014, watercolour gouache collagem, 1.5m x 2m meters; © John Webb) John Webb (b. New Zealand) John Webb's objective is to make art that is beautiful, interesting and different. There is a strong architectural underpinning to his work and he combines this perspective with Australian imagery. His work incorporates flora and fauna, social commentary, political insight and many other personal opinions about the environment he lives in and by extensi... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Lori Goldberg  
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7/4/14 Posted 7/4/14

(Image: Lori Goldberg, Who is Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30"; © Lori Goldberg) Lori Goldberg (b. 1956, Vancouver) Lori Goldberg is a Vancouver artist whose paintings have been exhibited in Canada and in Europe. Collectors of her work include the Canada Art Bank, The City of Vancouver Art Collection and the Interstate Bank, San Francisco. Among her commissions are over 100 original paintings for Intrawest Resorts displayed in Whistler BC; Mont. Trembla... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Fintan Whelan  
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7/3/14 Posted 7/3/14

(Image: Fintan Whelan, Temptation, 2014, Mixed media on wooden panel, 40 x 50 x 1 centimeters; © Fintan Whelan) Fintan Whelan (b. 1967, Dublin) For Fintan Whelan, embracing abstraction does not mean a departure from the representational world. Instead, his painting is based on a dialectic principle that facilitates association with the world of things. At times, we seem to recognise a horizon, a reflection, a shadow, with space being split up into the different levels, calling for a di... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Mark Schatz  
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6/26/14 Posted 6/26/14

(Image: Mark Schatz, I Was Going to Make a Model of the Earth... (Overpass), 2011, EPS foam, model terrain, mixed media, 16 x 22 x 32 inches; © Mark Schatz) Mark Schatz (b. 1975) Frequently utilizing existing spaces, simple construction materials, and accumulations of castoff materials, Mark tries to evoke something deeply familiar in surprising ways. He acknowledges and even relishes the fragmentation, distortion, and reinvention of remembered places. Mark Schatz's work spans sculptu... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Jody Gilby  
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6/24/14 Posted 6/24/14

[Image: Jody Gilby, Rites of Passage (2), 2014 Photo Collage and Instagram Filters for iPhone Giclee Printed on Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper (original); © Jody Gilby] Jody Gilby (lives in Tonbridge, Kent, UK) Jody's individual practice seeks to explore the widening gap between traditional medias and new technologies in art. Her work at once embraces and challenges the positives and negatives that surround social media applications such as Instagram and Vine. Exploring the tensions... [more]

Showcase Winner: Stacie Uhinck Rose  
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6/21/14 Posted 6/21/14

(Image: Stacie Uhinck Rose, Within Reach, 2013, Mixed media on wood, 30 x 48; © Stacie Uhinck Rose) Stacie Uhinck Rose (b. Akron, Ohio) These recent abstractions are process driven and intuitively born. They were made while reflecting on structure, organized systems, accumulation and the unpredictable human element. There is a layering up of the recent past as we rebuild, rebrand, acquire and replace. This group of works alternately expose the stratum of what lies beneath the new as w... [more]

Krakow Erects A Bright Yellow Statue of Lenin Peeing  
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6/13/14 Posted 6/13/14

Yep, a fluorescent chartreuse yellow statue of Lenin awkwardly holding his thing and peeing has come to Pole-land. According to The Independent (which mistakenly reported the statue being "fluorescent green"), the 'pubic' statue of Lenin was erected as part of Krakow's 6th Grolsch ArtBloom Festival in its eastern Nowa Huta district. The so-called Fountain of the Future stands in a place where another statue of Lenin was before it was dismembered in 1989 (and later bought by a Swedish millionai... [more]

Get Ready: Art Basel Opens Next Week  
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6/9/14 Posted 6/10/14

It's nearly time for the ultra luxe Swiss art event of the year: the original, uncomparable Art Basel. Our Art Basel Special Edition coverage starts Monday with previews of the satellite fairs and the main event, the special curatorial projects, including the highly anticipated 14 Rooms curated by HUO and K-Bies (that's Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biesenbach, btw), and on-the-ground reports from main hall and beyond... See you in Basel! *ArtSla... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Amy Leibrand  
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6/7/14 Posted 6/7/14

(Image: Amy Leibrand, untitled, 2013, giclée print, limited edition,16 x 20 inches; © Amy Leibrand) Amy Leibrand (lives in Columbus, Ohio, USA) Amy Leibrand is a self-taught image-based artist. She does not consider herself a photographer; rather, she prefers "image architect." Her work in digital, film, and mobile genres has gained international attention through exhibits at the Bastille Design Center (Paris), Berlin Foto Festival, Lunch Box Gallery (Miami), Soho Gallery for Digital A... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Peggy Guichu  
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5/31/14 Posted 5/31/14

(Image: Peggy Guichu, Three Moons, 2009, Oil, 24 X 30 X 1 Inches; © Peggy Guichu) Peggy Guichu (b. 1951, Chico, CA) I’ve been painting for most of my life. I started working in watercolors and graduated to oils 15 years ago. I love the flow of the paint and the endless opportunities for creativity. I’ve had the honor of being invited to China and Australia to show my paintings. How does my art affect you? Does it make you smile or raise your blood pressure? Does it make y... [more]


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