In the 1990s, we discovered Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline, by Dawud Anyabwile and Brian McGee. This critically acclaimed comic book painted an urban landscape never seen before in comic books. The politics of the story and backdrop resonated with my life living in Oakland at that time. Brotherman was also probably the only comic at that time to have a hip-hop appeal without directly focusing on the music genre.
Bilbao’s very own SC Gallery recently opened Resistance X, a large group show curated to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Including works by some of the biggest and most respected names from the contemporary urban art world, as well as gallery’s personal favorites, the exhibition shows a wide range of talents and types of works presented in the past decade.
As adidas Skateboarding continues it’s Showcase X series around the country, the brand tapped its own famed artist/skater Mark Gonzales as the curator of a new group show at NYC’s Milk Studios this past week as Das Days New York came to a close. Not only did Gonzales curate the show, he did two performances of his famed 1998 performance art collaboration with German artist Johannes Wohnseifer, which at the time was directed by Cheryl Dunn and held at the Städtisches Museum in Abteiberg, Germany. At the time, the work was a seminal work of skate and fine art, described as “placing street culture directly into high-art.” Below, you can see a rough clip of the original performance
Niklas Asker is interested in the creation of identity, both in larger groups and individuals.
I’ll be honest, the whole “artist and muse” relationship is a little irksome. Wander the halls of any museum and you find countless classical portraits of women: women bathing, women dancing, women reclining—all demure and stylized, just as the artist intended. Created by men, for men.
Following the success of her recent milestone international debut with Guy Hepner Gallery in NYC, Loribelle Spirovski will be opening a solo exhibition, Incognito, on July 31st at Frances Keevil Gallery just outside of Sydney, Australia. For this showcase, the young Australian painter produced a coherent body of work that represents the type of works she currently enjoys creating.
Hamilton Selway in Los Angeles is opening a new solo show titled, Church + State, a series of over two dozen new mixed-medium paintings by Louis Carreon. Carreon explores the all-consuming role of Google as the first authority we turn to for answers and the unprecedented faith we place in it to aid us.
Roby Dwi Antono currently lives and work as an artist, illustrator and graphic designer in Yogyakarta. Antono’s work is heavily influenced by masters like Mark Ryden and Marion Peck.
Lorien Stern is offering folks a chance to own some of her signature sharks until July 16th, 2018 at 11:59PST. We featured Lorien back in September, and she has been churning out some awesome new work, including a solo show at Hashimoto Contemporary in February. Gettem here, while you can!