October, 2007

Tattoo Flash

The word tattoo is said to have two major derivations- from the polynesian word ‘ta’ which means striking something and the tahitian word ‘tatau’ which means ‘to mark something’. An all-star cast of rock and roll artists including Kaws, Dash Snow, Michael Bevilacqua, Dan Colen, and Brad Kahlhamer, whose work is shown above, present their “marking” skills at “Tattoo Flash,” a group exhibition at Saved[.....]

The Don't Sleep Tour

The UK design collective Daydream Network is embarking on a full exhibition tour titled “The Don’t Sleep Tour,” to accompany their seasonal artist publication. The tour will unite Daydream Network with the creative project Secret Wars, which are live art battles between underground artists who, among many rules, can create work using only a black and white palette. The Don’t Sleep tour is scheduled to[.....]

Kara Walker

On view at the Whitney Museum of American Art through Feb 2008, artist Kara Walker will be showing “My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love”. The artist explores racism in the American psyche through large-scale silhouettes that tell a story as they spread from one end of a room to the other. Walker has created a repertoire of narratives in which she conflates fact[.....]

Daniel Lefcourt

New York City based artist Daniel Lefcourt currently is exhibiting his first solo exhibition in Zurich with the Mitterrand and Sanz Gallery. For this show, the artist will present a group of new sculptures some of which have been designed specifically for the gallery space. Lefcourt’s work is carefully positioned between sculpture and painting, creating a dialogue between real and abstracted space. The artist often[.....]

Richard Wilson

Acclaimed British sculptor, installation artist and musician Richard Wilson was born in 1953 and currently lives and works in London. The artist is one of England’s best-known sculptors and has gained much notoriety for his ambitious architectural interventions and reconstructions which are often noted as architectural magic. In the video shown above, Wilson literally cut into the building, connecting the piece to a track allowing[.....]

Hilary Wilder

In a new body of work titled A Castle Dark (For Cathy), artist Hilary Wilder tells the story of Cathy Smith, a former groupie to The Band also known for her troubled relationship with singer Gordon Lightfoot and her implication in the drug-related death of John Belushi. The series of paintings are constructed from the visual details of her life while paying homage to Canadian[.....]

Louise Bourgeois

Hauser & Wirth Colnaghi in London is opening a new exhibition today for the acclaimed artist Louise Bourgeois. Bourgeois, who is currently 95 years old, is highly regarded as one of the most important artists working today. For the exhibition “LOUISE BOURGEOIS: New Work”, the artist will feature a major new body of cast sculptures, gouaches and two complete portfolios of hand-colored prints. The exhibition[.....]