The Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York City is simultaneously hosting two dynamic solo shows, Josh Keyes’ “Migration” and AJ Fosik’s “Time Kills All Gods” starting October 22nd, 2011. Keyes’ eco-surrealist scenes of the natural world colliding with the urban give new meaning to the term “concrete jungle”, while Fosik’s layered sculptures put a vivid pop culture spin on folk narratives. This brilliant duo will be up until November 19th, 2011, what a treat!
Pop Surrealist and Orange Culture favorite Mark Ryden will unveil his new painting “The Meat Shop” at the Frieze Art Fair in London, England today, October 13th, 2011. His characteristic pop culture induced work depicts Abraham Lincoln as a butcher in a meat shop. The painting will premiere at the Paul Kasmin booth and will be up for all to see until October 16th, 2011. Check it out before it’s whisked away to the home of the highest bidder!
The new works of New York based artist Geoffrey Chadsey will be at the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City starting this Thursday, October 13th, 2011. His watercolor pencil work mimics the style of painting and the content of photographs, as he examines the blurring line between races and genders. Check out the show before it closes on November 12th, 2011!
Don’t miss out on the new show “Hands and Pants”, a collection of narrative driven works by Oakland-based artist John Casey. Casey invites his wife, writer Mary Kalin-Casey, and numerous other artists to collaborate with him on the visuals and story-telling, resulting in a diverse and delightful series. “Hands and Pants” will be up until November 6th, 2011 at the Swarm Gallery in Oakland, California, go check it out!
Japanese-born and Switzerland-based artist Teiji Hayama just opened his new solo show “Infantarivm” at Gallery Krisstel Martin in Singapore. The show features nude female figures in Hayama’s characteristic angelic style; glowing pale skin with hints of religious influence seen in the halos, lambs and veils accompanying the girls. This invigorating show has been extended up until October 31st, 2011, so take a look while you still can.
“In the Wake of Dreams” is a fantastically colorful and imaginative new show, opening this Saturday, October 8th, 2011 at the ThinkSpace Gallery in Culver City, CA. The show features works by four leading female artists; Stella Im Hultberg, Mari Inukai, Audrey Kawasaki and Amy Sol. Their works revolve around sprite-like young women drawn in the four distinct styles of the artists, and will be up until October 29th, 2011.
Japanese sculptor Katsuyo Aoki’s series “Predictive Dream” is a collection of elaborately-decorated porcelain replicas of human skulls. Her use of ornate lacy patterns bestows a nostalgic romance upon an otherwise vulgar object. The fragility of the ceramic medium supports the contradicting duality of the beautiful and the grotesque, as Aoki comments on the complex nature of our modern world.
Fifty24SF Gallery in San Francisco, CA is hosting Mexican artist Rene Almanza’s new show “Stranger”. Energetic watercolor explorations of the human form through portraits and nudes, Almanza’s works are stunning and insightful. “Stranger” closes on October 26th, 2011 so relish it while you can!
Mexico City-based street artist Saner’s new show “Los Iluminados” has traveled throughout Europe and finally now arrives at the FIFTY24MX Gallery in Mexico City. Modern day reinterpretations of indigenous and hispanic Mexican iconography, Saner’s work fuses the old with the new, defining the contemporary Mexican state. Catch this stunning show before it closes on October 27th, 2011.
Toronto-based artist Martin Wittfooth’s new series of paintings “The Passions” will be at the Lyons Wier Gallery in New York City starting October 13, 2011. Wittfooth uses religious themes to comment on environmental issues. The series is a reinterpretation of the passion of the saints with the animal kingdom viewed as martyrs at the hands of human-created environmental disasters. Truly captivating works, go see the show before it closes on November 12, 2011.