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Devan Shimoyama's Fearless Paintings of the Queer Black Experience

The pieces are a remix of creation stories featuring young, black, gay men.
Diana Shi
4.3.17
50 states of art

And Gallery Is Fostering a Groundbreaking Contemporary Art Scene in Jackson, MS | #50StatesofArt

What it's like working in a corner of the country where independent arts organizations are rare.
Nathaniel Ainley
3.26.17
Art

These Abstract Paintings Are Made by Slashing Blades Across Canvas

Shannon Finley’s large abstract works vibrate with tension.
B. David Zarley
9.26.16
Art

These Innovative Students Explore Photography's Break with Reality

A look inside Central Saint Martin’s innovative photography program.
Catherine Chapman
7.22.16
Art

A Vietnamese Art Collective Is Making Commercials for Communism

Blending film and sculpture, the Propeller Group comes to the US for their self-titled first solo show.
B. David Zarley
6.30.16
Art

Former German Graffiti Artist Creates Self-Reflective Abstract Paintings

A look at the intimate abstract work of SatOne.
Nathaniel Ainley
3.23.16
Art

Drugs, Porn, and Cartoons: Jesse Edwards' Modern Still-Lifes

If Monet painted bongs and junk food...
Nathaniel Ainley
10.9.15
Art

The Polygamy Opera Hits Vancouver

Love, death, betrayal and redemption are timeless narratives found in the opera, but the 21st century has opened up the scene to topics like Nixon, Steve Jobs—and even polygamy.
Catherine Chapman
9.8.15
Art

Contemporary Art All-Stars Convene in Canada

'are you experienced?' compiles works from Jessica Eaton, Olafur Eliasson, Do Ho Suh, and more. So, are you?
Nathaniel Ainley
7.9.15
Art

Splatter Painting with BMX Is Our New Favorite Thing

It's an extreme sports-Jackson Pollock revival with Greg Hackett and the the help of a few Sony Action Cams.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.15.15
Art

An Interactive Reflecting Pool Fills a Madrid Meat Locker

Eugenio Ampudia plants a pool of water inside former slaughterhouse refrigerator, Abierto x Obras.
Becky Chung
3.17.15