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Photographer Will Adler's Tranquil Seascapes
As much as barreling behemoth waves and 14-foot airs may be visually captivating and a major part of professional surfing, it's downright difficult to relate to for most. LA-based photographer Will Adler turns his lens on the ocean and those who...
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Stan Douglas: Luanda-Kinshasa
by Charlotte Anderson The recording studio on East 30th Street in Manhattan was once holy ground. Carved out of the abandoned remains of an old Armenian Church, it was a place where musicians shared in a mutual, perhaps now lost, struggle—to record...
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Cool Hunting Video: Paul Cocksedge
Moments before the opening of his first solo exhibition, London-based designer Paul Cocksedge spoke with CH. With a background primarily in creating large-scale, temporary light installations with his design firm, Cocksedge's premiere of smaller...
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Tokyobike London
One of our favorite cult bike brands, tokyobike, just threw a housewarming party and customized-bike exhibit to inaugurate its new outpost in London's Shoreditch neighborhood. Londoners can now buy these lightweight, 22lb bikes directly from the...
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Handsome Coffee Roasters
For the last few months, the corner of 5th and Mateo in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles has been abuzz with activity as the WoodSmithe team puts the finishing touches on Handsome Coffee Roasters' flagship store. Handsome has made a splash...
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Lost in the Discovery of What Shapes the Mind
Longtime CH fave, artist and designer Mike Perry’s new installation of prints, sculpture, and other objects opens at his Alma Mater, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, on 25 March 2010. Including over 30 prints, a log sculpture...
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Mr. Brainwash: Icons
Opening this weekend in NYC, French filmmaker-turned-street artist, Mr. Brainwash's newest exhibition "Icons" features his Warhol-inspired, paint-splattered portraits of famous fashion designers, musicians and more in a 15,000-square-foot warehouse...
DESIGN
Federico Solmi: From the Uterus to the Grave with No Happy Ending
Combining luridly hand-drawn animations, paintings, mechanical sculptures and more, 2009 Guggenheim Video Art Fellow Federico Solmi continues to explore his controversial interests in sociopolitical affairs—last year his native Italy charged...
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Scott Daniel Ellison: The Birthday Party
Scott Daniel Ellison's latest solo show—his second in NYC—expands on his fascination with ragged animal life, horror film characters and the artists' recurrent fears, all in his trademark faux-naïve style. The Beacon, NY-based...
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Alex Prager: Week-End
Photographer Alex Prager completes her trilogy of intriguingly unnerving photographs—awkwardly posing her doll-like subjects in vintage-inspired panoramas—with her upcoming exhibition "Week-End" at NYC's Yancey Richardson...
DESIGN
Eric Haze: New Abstracts and Icons
Eric Haze operates at the intersection of art and design, exploring how the application of lines and shapes communicates and influences culture. "New Abstracts and Icons," which opened last week, represents the evolution of the New York...
DESIGN
WK Interact: How to Blow Yourself Up
No stranger to controversy, WK Interact keeps upping his ante. For his newest show "How to Blow Yourself Up" at L.A.'s Subliminal Projects, the artist moves away from spray paint into multimedia work. Playing on ideas of the apocalypse...
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I Love America and America Loves Me Exhibit
Next week, Brooklyn artist Stephen Floyd's first solo show in New York, "I Love America and America Loves Me," opens at Heist Gallery in Manhattan's Lower East Side. The exhibition includes sixty-four works, curated by the artist...
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Andrew and Peter Sutherland: Amateur Hour
Brothers, artists and Colorado natives Andrew and Peter Sutherland are having their first ever show together, called "Amateur Hour" and opening tonight at NYC's ATM gallery. The title of the show celebrates the time we live in now and...
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Full Moon: The Apollo Missions
Opening at San Diego's Joseph Bellows Gallery this week, landscape photographer Michael Light's tightly-edited collection of 129 of the 32,000 images shot during the mission to the moon commemorate the 40th anniversary of the event. A literally...
DESIGN
Re-Imagining Chinatown: An Interactive Planning Process
Urban visionary James Rojas captures the energy of L.A.'s transient Chinatown environment in his exhibit Re-imagining Chinatown: An Interactive Planning Process. Nationally acclaimed for his insight into U.S. Latino urban built culture and co...
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Deviate
Featuring work by artists who are "altering materials and repurposing objects that prompt viewers to investigate the act of looking and perceiving," the unifying theme behind the impending group exhibition "Deviate" may be a little...
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Jonathan Schipper: Irreversibility
With his high-concept mechanics, artist Jonathan Schipper's latest exhibition, "Irreversibility," is just as stunningly clever as the animatronic sculpture we watched him build a few years ago. Held at Brooklyn's Pierogi Gallery...
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Crash and Daze at Adhoc Art
Longtime studio mates Crash and Daze join forces for a collaborative show of new work opening this Friday, 15 May 2009, at AdHoc Art in Brooklyn through next month. The exhibition is a juxtaposition of two close knit painters that have forged stellar...
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Scott Campbell: Make It Rain
Born and raised in a fishing camp along the banks of a muddy bayou in rural Louisiana, all the esteemed tattoo artist Scott Campbell wanted to do as a youngin' was "draw pictures all day long." That aspiration is today a reality, with...
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Geoffrey Todd Smith: Two New Shows
Geoffrey Todd Smith likes to "dazzle himself," but his upcoming show at Chicago's Western Exhibitions Gallery is sure to dazzle audiences, with his relentless exploration of beauty in daily life, played out in his mesmerizing painting...
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Kenichi Yokono: New Work
Since our first mention of Kenichi Yokono in 2006, the Japanese artist has been working at a furious pace and garnering attention from gallerists and collectors alike. For the past three years, Mark Moore Gallery has been showing Yokono's work...
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Mike Perry: The Patterns Found in Space
If you're not already familiar with his hand-drawn type from his awesome book "Hand Job," Mike Perry is a Brooklyn-based artist who makes drawings, paintings, illustrations, magazines, newspapers, and clothing, as well as teaches whenever...
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Ryan McGinness Works
by Ariston Anderson The beauty of a Ryan McGinness show is not only that passing through the gallery doors is entering into the world of McGinness, but that each painting fully consumes your attention once you start looking. Like their name implies...
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