“Those people lining the train tracks for RFK are proof of a hunger for more than just pandering and cheap pseudo-solutions for problems … and that hunger might now be stronger than ever.” – Jorg Colberg, Founder and editor of Conscientious Writer and photographer Jörg Colberg captures the urgency of The Train: RFK’s Last Journey, which opened at SFMOMA last week, as students all over the country gather together for gun reform. Amidst that immediacy, on the heels of the cry, “Senator Kennedy has been shot!” and the crowds that gathered to pay tribute, is the quiet thoughtfulness of that tribute.
Jeff Sheridan is currently exhibiting his paintings at Stephanie Chefas Projects. The show is titled Spirit in Matter, a grouping of black and white paintings that emphasize negative space and repetition, while faithfully respecting nature’s own artistic agency by following natural and elemental self-organizing principles.
It’s been four years since James Reka’s last Melbourne residency and solo exhibition, and now the artist is back in the city he grew up in. Once again teaming up with Backwoods Gallery, the Berlin-based artist escaped the harsh winter of his current home in order to produce new body of work titled Scarlet.
Henning Kles recently opened a solo show at the offices of Tilman Kriesel, an art dealer and advisor in Hamburg, Germany, introducing his latest body of work that is exploring his favorite and most common subject—the human figure. For this particular show, Kles focused on creating portrait compositions, but using his collage-like language, the subjects are deconstructed to a conglomeration of abstract forms.
IMAGE COURTESY OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES Clothes on Film is a series in which we explore iconic looks from film and television that have stayed in our minds years after they first hit the silver screen. Clueless  is memorable for many reasons. There are the zingy one-liners: “As if!,” “You’re just a virgin who can’t drive,” and “Oh my god, I am totally buggin’!’” There are the valley parties: over the hill keggers that perfectly encapsulate what it was like to go to high school at that time. And then there are the matching plaid sets and that unforgettable Alaïa dress.
Trying to define jazz is fraught and elusive, and so is any attempt to pigeonhole the multimedia artist known as Jaz. Born Franco Fasoli in Buenos Aires, the painter-sculptor-collagist, bred in the tradition of opera, draws and draws from the fusion and confusion of life.
It’s been fun following all the rumors and maybes surrounding Banksy’s new NYC street pieces after he completed the iconic Houston-Bowery Wall. That mural, was a major political statement highlighting the imprisonment of Turkish artist, Zehra Dogan, who in March 2017 was sentenced by a court in Turkey to two years and nine months in prison for merely painting a picture. We wrote about this piece last week. And posted about this one on our Instagram, too.
HVW8 Gallery just closed a brilliant photo exhibition titled Beirut Youth, a collaboration between photographer Gogy Esparza and writer, Jey Perie.
Pace Prints will present a Peter Saul print retrospective that will include prints from 1966 to the present at both Pace Prints Galleries, located at 521 West 26th street and 32 East 57th Street, from April 27–June 9, 2018. An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 26, 6–8pm at Pace Prints Chelsea, 521 West 26th street, 3rd Floor