Recap: Pedro Matos “Building Castles Made of Sand” @ Martha Otero Gallery28/05/2013
Building Castles Made of Sand, Pedro Matos’ new solo show at Martha Otero Gallery in L.A. opened on May 17, and for those who couldn’t make the opening, here’s a look at the range of new work by the Portuguese-born artist on display now at the gallery. Many of the works are inspired by traditional Portuguese techniques, while additional canvases employ a more contemporary Western aesthetic. Building Castles Made of Sand runs until June 15, 2013, so you still have time to check it out if you’re in the Los Angeles.
MARFA JOURNAL Issue No.127/05/2013
Debuting under the maxim, "by artists for artists", MARFA JOURNAL is a new publication inspired by the small Texan town, which aims to document and connect today's fashion and art worlds. Issue no.1 releases with two different covers (one featuring FUCT's Erik Brunetti and the other, The Total Princess cast), and is divided into six sections: raw, casual, decadent, romantic, obscure, and progressive.
Tyrone Lebon for Baron20/05/2013
The much anticipated second issue of erotic paperback publication Baron is due out any day now, with the entire issue photographed by Tyrone Lebon. The issue is guest edited by Max Pearmain with fashion collaborations from Lewis Leathers Ltd. Head over here to keep up with release dates.
Shamus Clisset @ Storefront Bushwick15/05/2013
Shamus Clisset (AKA FakeShamus), makes some of the most unique and darkly-humorous art in the digital sphere today, incorporating a range of ghoulish characters and low-brow insinuations into his incredibly detailed compositions. Using physically-based raytracing software, the artist produces hyper-real vignettes that delve into his own obsessions and personal history with an acute sense of the absurdity of our futuristic modern world.
Source - Storefront Bushwick
Tofer Chin: Ar @ Lu Magnus Gallery15/05/2013
Currently showing at Lu Magnus Gallery, Ar is the second solo NYC exhibition from Los Angeles artist, Tofer Chin, featuring new paintings, photographs, and sculpture continuing his exploration of geologically and architecturally inspired Minimalist forms.
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Scott Campbell: Things Get Better @ OHWOW15/05/2013
OHWOW is set to open Things Get Better, a new solo exhibition of work by Scott Campbell. Consisting of a series of ink wash paintings on paper that realistically illustrate novel objects and improvised tools, the exhibition's subject matter explores notions of invention and reinvention, or more accurately, human ingenuity.
Source - OHWOW
TIPPING POINT - Exploring the Effects of Climate Change15/05/2013
TIPPING POINT, a new group exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, centres on global climate change and showcases a range of artistic responses to the environmental and humanitarian issues associated with it, currently and in the future.
DANIEL JOHNSTON: here15/05/2013
The culmination of five years of intimate collaboration, NY portrait photographer Jung Kim presents DANIEL JOHNSTON: here, a selection of photographs of the influential musician and artist. Culled from thousands of photographs taken on film since 2008, the series showcases a friendship formed and offers a unique perspective on the cult figure, both at home and on the road.
The History of Typography07/05/2013
In this great little stop-motion film, Canadian designer Ben Barrett-Forrest covers the evolution of typefaces, from Gutenberg's printing press to the endless possibilities offered by modern computers. It's interesting to learn how many of the developments in type were for practical, rather than purely stylistic reasons (like italics, which were initially designed so that a typist could fit more letters on a page).