Category: Art & Culture

Art & Culture

Releases: “KAWS : Holiday” (Hong Kong) Merchandise

Like his previous projects from the Holiday series in Korea (covered) & Taiwan (covered), the reveal of KAWS’ large scale intervention in Hong Kong (covered) will include some associated merchandise. Featuring most prominently will be plush versions of the American artist’s signature Companion figure in the usual three colorways (brown, grey, and black). Also available […]

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Showing: Sage Vaughn – “Bouquet” Installation @ Great Park Neighborhoods (Irvine)

Stopping by the Great Park Neighborhoods planned development in Irvine, California recently, Sage Vaughn left an installation from his “Bouquet” series for residents to enjoy on the Art Walk of Cadence Park. The three dimensional representation of the Los Angeles-based artist’s signature wildflower imagery was made possible with the help of LeBasse Projects and was created with the […]

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Upcoming: “KAWS : HOLIDAY” (Hong Kong)

Continuing a project that has toured Asia starting last year in Korea (covered) which moved on to Taiwan (covered) earlier this year, KAWS will unveiling another large scale inflatable version of his Companion figure in Hong Kong on March 22nd. Fans in Chinese metropolis have been eagerly awaiting his next public project since they were introduced […]

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TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (3/21-3/27)

1. Out of Nowhere March 21st, 2019 6-9PMWork by: Tomasz Szrama, Gabriele Longega, and Vicente UgartecheaDefibrillator Performance Art Gallery: 1029 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609 2. Yvette Mayorga: American Badge of Honor March 23rd, 2019 7-10PMWork by: Yvette MayorgaComercio Popular: 953 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608 3. Andrew Bearnot: Fruiting Bodies March 23rd, […]

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Episode 684: Kevin Stuart

http://traffic.libsyn.com/badatsports/Bad_at_Sports_864_Kevin_Stuart.mp3downloadThis week Ryan (and a conspicuously late Dana) are joined in the studio by painter Kevin Stuart. We discuss the endurance of painting as a genre and Stuart explains the inspiration for his work, which includes everything from anonymous drawings of people on public transit to Tolstoy’s great work of Russian literature, “Anna K.”  We […]

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POW! WOW! Hawaii ’19 / Streets: Mural Recap

A couple weeks ago, we shared a mural by Shepard Fairey (interviewed) that he recently completed for this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii. This time around we have photos from most of the walls the were painted around Honolulu for the annual street art festival. Check out all the murals (including an amazing stencil piece from Logan Hicks seen […]

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Episode 682: Jenn Dierdorf

http://traffic.libsyn.com/badatsports/Bad_at_Sports_Episode_682_Jenn_Dierdorf.mp3downloadToday’s episode of Bad@SportsCenter is a lovey one-on-one conversation with Brooklyn-based painter Jenn Dierdorf. A recovering conceptual sculptor, Dierdorf transitioned to painting a decade ago to reassert fun and frivolity into her studio life. We discuss all the things a vase of flowers can accomplish with the right amount of unction, and the power of […]

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Upcoming: Nuart Aberdeen 2019

Our longtime friends from the Nuart Festival recently announced the full lineup for the latest iteration of their large international project – Nuart Aberdeen, which will take place between the 18th-21st of April. For the third consecutive year, founder and director Martyn Read and the team behind the world’s longest lasting street art event have […]

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Episode 683: BFAMFAPhD – Building Cooperatives

http://traffic.libsyn.com/badatsports/Bad_at_Sports_Episode_683_BFAMFAPhD_Labour.mp3downloadThis week bad at sports presents a panel on making and being presented at Hauser and Wirth by our partners BFAMFAPhD. Event 3: Building Cooperatives What if the organization of labor was integral to your project? Members of Meerkat Filmmakers Collective and Friends of Light Meerkat Media Collective is an artistic community that shares resources and skills […]

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TOP V. WEEKEND PICS (3/14-3/20)

1. Growing Up March 16th, 2019 7-9PM Work by: Chen Ken-Hou Film Front: 1740 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608 2. Surabhi Ghosh + Olivia Valentine: Margins, Material, and Metaphor March 15th, 2019 7-11PM Work by: Surabhi Ghosh, Olivia Valentine Heaven Gallery: 1550 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 3. Chississippi Mixtape: Daughters of the […]

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Episode 681: Brendan Fernandes

http://traffic.libsyn.com/badatsports/Bad_at_Sports_Episode_681_Brendan_Fernandes_mixdown.mp3download Interdisciplinary artist Brendan Fernandes speaks with Brian and Dana on this week’s episode of Bad at Sports Center. Fernandes sheds light on the secretive process behind his selection to participate in this year’s Whitney Biennial, and we learn more about artist’s move recent move from NY to Chicago, where he serves as faculty in […]

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Interviews/ Showing: eL Seed – ‘Tabula Rasa’ @ Lazinc

Recently in London, eL Seed opened his first UK show called Tabula Rasa at Lazinc. The featured works draw together ideas and influences from many of the projects that the French-Tunisian artist has been working on around the world over the last seven years. The exhibition’s title references the epistemological concept that the human mind starts […]

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TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (3/7-3/13)

1. Roni Packer: P.S. My Favorite Color is Green March 9th, 2019 6-9PM Works by: Roni Packer Slow: 2153 W 21st St, Chicago IL 60608 2. Saila Moon: She Who Has Sinned March 8th, 2019 6-10PM Works by: Saila Moon Pilsen Outpost: 1637 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608 3. Wild You March 8th, 2019 […]

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Upcoming: James Jean – “Eternal Journey” @ LOTTE Museum of Art (Seoul)

Last weekend, James Jean (interviewed) previewed a new stained glass work he has created in collaboration with Judson Studios. The large sculptural work is a followup to the pieces that were created for his exhibition in Tokyo last year (covered), and will be on display when the American artist’s solo Eternal Journey opens at the LOTTE Museum of […]

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Upcoming: Oli Epp – “Contactless” @ Richard Heller Gallery

March 16th will mark the US solo debut of Oli Epp with a showing with Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles entitled Contactless. The new body of work is so named because of the London-based artist’s act of painting (use of airborne paint and limited touch), but also speaks to the modern world’s detachment from social contact […]

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Releases: KAWS – “ALONG THE WAY” Figures

On March 5th at 2:00pm (Noon) Eastern Standard Time, KAWS will continue his practice if releasing vinyl versions of his larger sculptures. ALONG THE WAY features one of his signature companion figures supporting another one and will be available in the usual three colorways – brown, gray, and black. If you want to own your sculptural edition […]

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Upcoming: Josie Morway – “The Remediators” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On April 6th, Corey Helford Gallery will be presenting new works from Josie Morway including ten substantial pieces (ranging from 16″ x 20″ to 36″ x 48″). Entitled The Remediators, the Boston-based artist’s new surreal wildlife paintings were inspired the idea of bioremediation – in which plants, animals or microorganisms break down contamination in soil or water. […]

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Palms Hotel Suite Designed By Damien Hirst

After unveiling an impressive 620 million “Dust to Gold” renovation last year featuring over 150 artworks placed throughout the hotel, the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas recently added a hotel suite designed by Damien Hirst. The 9,000-square-foot two-story sky villa which they call the “Empathy Suite” features pieces from the British artist embedded throughout the living space. Signature […]

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Streets: Tristan Eaton – “Monster Wall” @ Universal Studios (Los Angeles)

Over the course of a few weeks, Tristan Eaton recently finished painting a mural on backlot of Universal Studios featuring five of their iconic monsters. The 50-by-200-foot piece looks to be the LA-based artist’s best work yet and is a good example of the aesthetic his fans have grown to love including his signature patchwork style, attention to detail, and […]

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