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20140811153109-000016200001 The Sickboy Effect   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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SICKBOY at The Outsiders London July 25th, 2014 - August 30th, 2014
Posted 8/11/14

Down a street off Soho Square a booze-soaked, rambunctious crowd piled out on the street. It was one of those rare summer evenings in London – somewhere between sweaty and balmy. Squeeze past the well-pruned bloggers, pogonophiles and the members of the banksy-forum cult, into the airless gallery, where the hundred-odd guests had impregnated the air with the scent of their sweaty-balmy bodies. This is the Sickboy effect – bringing a bit of griminess and a glaze of stickiness to make everything a lit... [more]

20140220165154-bullfight__photo_by_heather_mccalden__2013__oil_and_charcoal_on_linen__197cm_x_148cm FEAST for the Eyes: Emma Richardson at the Outsiders London   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Emma Richardson at The Outsiders London February 21st, 2014 - March 29th, 2014
Posted 2/19/14

Emma Richardson's been on our radar in one way or another for quite some time. Bassist and singer for Band of Skulls, Richardson is also an extremely accomplished painter. Opening this weekend at the Outsiders London, Richardson is embarking on her first solo for the gallery. Full of lush, sinewy, sensual strokes wrought over raw canvas, her paintings are quite the feast for the eyes. Find out more about the show and this multi-talented artist below. The Outsiders are pleased to welcome Southampt... [more]

20140106142149-the-ugly-american-701 The "Swashbuckling American": Saber in the UK   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Saber at The Outsiders London January 10th, 2014 - February 15th, 2014
Posted 1/6/14

Starting this Thursday night 6-9pm at The Outsiders, London audiences will be treated to a show by one of graffiti's most notorious names: Saber. Don't miss it! En garde for one of the biggest names in international urban art, when Saber’s The Ugly American exhibition starts the 2014 program at The Outsiders London. The enormously well-­‐received show was unveiled at The Outsiders Newcastle in late 2013, and travels to the capital by popular demand. The artist himself will be in attendanc... [more]

20131106123521-deity_lr Hush 'Sell Out' Solo Show at LAZ Outsiders Gallery   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Hush at The Outsiders London November 1st, 2013 - November 23rd, 2013
Posted 11/6/13

The Outsiders London is enraptured to welcome surging British urban artist HUSH for his first solo exhibition with Lazarides galleries, Fatales. Lauded worldwide for his passionate canvases and murals, Fatales sees HUSH's work evolving beyond his trademark portrayals of Japanese subjects. While the manga-influenced Nipponettes that made his name will still feature, Fatales also includes portraits of modern-day European seductresses. HUSH's vamps are simultaneously imposing and compelling, all... [more]

20130430141605-linder_blue_sink__2012_ Doing the Dishes   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Joan Linder at Mixed Greens Gallery April 25th, 2013 - May 24th, 2013
Posted 4/30/13

When Joan Linder draws something she tends to do it with such intensity that the image on the page makes a monument out of whatever her subject may be. For her fifth solo show at Mixed Greens Linder’s subject is her kitchen sink: a standard double-bowl fixture in stainless steel with a single-headed faucet that has a pullout spray option and a drying rack in one bowl. She’s depicted it three different ways in eleven new works that collectively invest this sink with the status of an icon. In thes... [more]

20121017035934-013web [VIDEO] September Projekt Galerie > »Meta-Ikon« (Prolog)   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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MARC BONNETIN, Frank Eickhoff, Heike Gallmeier, Mirko Martin, NOÉ SENDAS, Ming Wong at SEPTEMBER October 20th, 2012 - November 3rd, 2012
Posted 12/4/12

The group-exhibition »Meta-Ikon« mainly presents photography as the dominant medium for recording and generating images, and as the contemporary appropriation of the historically acknowledged canon of images. Accordingly, the show is an arrangement of new statements that are not documenting reality, but refer to existing images of Western culture found in painting, photography, sculpture and film. Using different strategies the artists transform the collective images/icons of our cultural memory into new works of art. R... [more]

20121026184735-granat3 Light, reincarnate   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Amy Granat at Galerie VidalCuglietta September 7th, 2012 - November 17th, 2012
Posted 10/30/12

Loops of film stock hang from a hook on the wall. Loose film, out in the world, seems wrong. It’s not hidden, light-safe inside a camera, or tightly wound on reels or in canisters. It signals accidental exposure, perhaps a broken recording or projecting device. But there are no mistakes here. The filmstrips are scratched, damaged, punk. There’s intention in their seemingly abusive marks. The violence of the scratches is countered by the lightness of the delicate shadows they cast on the wall. The... [more]

20120820115642-nichols-marker Young Curators / New Ideas IV   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Sterling Allen, Ben Alper, Pan Aterson, Amy Beecher, A.K. Burns, Darren Coffield, Jillian Conrad, Adam Curtis, Teresa Henriquez, Peter Hobbs, Brookhart Jonquil, Jerry KEARNS, Jen Kennedy, Ryan Lauderdale, Liz Linden, C.J. Matherne, Hugo McCloud, Matt Nichols, Miranda Pissarides, Erik Blinderman & Lisa Rave, Josh Reames, Prem Sahib, Judith Shimer, Adam Parker Smith, Kasper Sonne, Jeni Spota, Jeffrey Vallance, Julia Weist at Meulensteen June 7th, 2012 - August 24th, 2012
Posted 8/20/12

Youth and newness are the totems of this exhibition and it feels that way. An excitement like an electric current runs through the arrangements of artworks, which seem to function as conceptual experiments or curatorial prototypes. The exhibition is built on a somewhat peculiar precedent; a dozen aspiring curators were each allotted a section of the gallery to mount individual micro-shows. Most chose to work with two or three artists; in all there are twenty-nine artists represented by an abundan... [more]

20120820154943-invite Indian Summer   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Cynthia Girard, Pontus Lindvall at SEPTEMBER July 21st, 2012 - September 1st, 2012
Posted 8/20/12

While most Berlin galleries are closed for the last month of summer, the ones that stay open have different ways of dealing with August’s meandering energy. Berlin isn’t exactly lazy in the summer, it’s just that the city can feel buoyed by momentum rather than ambition. September Gallery’s current show -- which ends on September first -- resists the lull. The exhibition creates an autonomous, luminous vitality that feels like an extra month of sun, an Indian summer. Canadian artist Cynthia Gi... [more]

20120604141456-bs_base_v_2012_300 Brute Materials   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Benjamin Sabatier at Galerie Jerome De Noirmont May 23rd, 2012 - July 12th, 2012
Posted 6/4/12

If for some reason you’d been worried that contemporary French art was turning into an overly-feminine affair (Grand Palais was so much more manly before Daniel Buren got in there to decorate), go see Benjamin Sebatier’s Hard Work. Bricks, cans, racks, nails, assorted construction-related instruments I’m too girly to know the name of — these are the artists’ materials in use here. The objects they compose seem, in their real or imagined dirtiness, vaguely out of place in the eighth-arrondissement... [more]

20120514152144-botanical The Physics of Looking at Sculpture   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Johan Gelper at Ricou Gallery April 7th, 2012 - May 26th, 2012
Posted 5/14/12

If line is the fundamental element in Johan Gelper’s sculptures – be it the smooth, arcing contours of his Spatial Drawings or the sharp, clustered spikes of his Botanicals – then movement is their creative rationale. If there were a physics equation for looking at sculpture it would put the artwork on one side of the equal sign, the viewer on the other: a line in space has potential energy; as we move around to see it in three dimensions, its potential energy is converted into our own kinetic... [more]

20120217150535-wolflaartsd Home Makers   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Jeremiah Barber, Randy Colosky, Chris Fraser, Christine M. Peterson, Yulia Pinkusevich, Jonathan Runcio, Jesse Schlesinger, Gareth Spor, Andy Vogt at HIGHLIGHT PROJECT SPACE January 28th, 2012 - February 28th, 2012
Posted 2/15/12

We each have our routines—in our daily lives, and in our art consumption as well. We may bounce around on the hipster-lined streets of Oakland’s Art Murmur on first Fridays, fighting the crowds at Johansson Projects, trading endless text messages with friends we lost in the crowd. We may lurk on 16th Street drinking beers outside of Adobe Books during openings in the Back Room Gallery, pushing our way through for only minutes to try to glimpse actual works of art behind clusters of art-loving San... [more]

20120212190033-toomerlabzda1 2-D Pushers   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Aude Pariset, Kate Steciw, Letha Wilson at Toomer Labzda January 8th, 2012 - February 26th, 2012
Posted 2/12/12

Photographic imagery as a medium is reimagined through the work of three artists at the Lower East Side’s Toomer Labzda Gallery. Aude Pariset, Kate Steciw and Letha Wilson create a dialogue between their drastically different approaches toward making art by transforming the printed image into a new sculptural medium. Curated by David Harper, the show challenges the somewhat archaic traditions of photography, and uses it as a jumping off point to create an evolved breed of three-dimensional abstract w... [more]

20120122144518-1 Louis De Cordier, Makeshift   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Louis De Cordier at Motive Gallery January 15th, 2012 - March 3rd, 2012
Posted 1/22/12

At first sight, the wooden trunks displayed at Motive Gallery would seem like aboriginal art. But they're no post-colonial ready-mades, unlike those we've seen in Vincent Vulsma's show at SMBA this year, for example. Louis De Cordier's “dugouts”, instead, are hand-carved sculptures made by the artist himself, out of white pines that grow specifically in the Spanish Sierra Nevada, where he lives. These canoe-shaped artworks represent quite a change in De Cordier's work, which often favors synthetic... [more]

20111115164816-graham_sous_chef__lightbox Medium Specificity Revisited   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Rodney Graham at Donald Young Gallery October 21st, 2011 - November 23rd, 2011
Posted 11/14/11

In 1940, Clement Greenberg declared that “the history of avant-garde painting is that of a progressive surrender to the resistance of its medium,” and the controversial concept of media specificity/purity was born. About thousand years earlier, the painted triptych emerged in early European Christian art decorating the first churches and early sites of worship, turning a form that had first been used in ancient Rome as mere hinged writing tablets into a genre creating replete narrative worlds about sa... [more]

20110831143337-bailey_press_image_72dpi David Bailey at Scream   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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David Bailey at Scream October 7th, 2011 - November 12th, 2011
Posted 11/5/11

The experiences of our childhood have a powerful impact on us as we grow up, no more so than when we experience violence and loss at a young age. Scream’s new exhibition of David Bailey’s paintings demonstrates how living through the bombing of London’s East End during World War II affected him in the most basic and touching way. Bailey is known internationally as a fashion and portrait photographer and first entered the industry in the late 1950s. Despite his immense success and global fame in t... [more]


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