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Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy

In the March 22nd issue of InStyle, Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy speak on the loyal sisterhood they’ve created including Rowan Blanchard, Dakota Fanning and Shailene Woodley with their darkly romantic designs.

“There are very few houses led by women, and I think that’s unfortunate… The few women I see in those positions worked really long and hard to get there, and I don’t see that with our male counterparts. Someone does one cool collection as a young male designer and they are in a house. We can all leave it to our imaginations as to why that is,” says Laura Mulleavy.

“My sister and I have always been able to relate to Kate and Laura in a special way because the four of us understand the power of a sisterly bond… I’ve always been fascinated by the inspirations for Kate and Laura’s collections,” says Dakota Fanning.


“No matter how niche or specific they may be, they are always uniquely present in each piece… I’m not sure I’ve met any two more authentic women in the fashion industry,” says Shailene Woodley.

“It’s romantic and feminine, and there’s an underlying edge to it, something that’s off… We’re always looking at the ideas of traditional beauty and nontraditional beauty and how they can be seen together,” says Laura Mulleavy.

The issue hits newsstands nationwide March 22nd. Photographs by Amy Harrity. See the full online interview here.

APY LANDS

APY LANDS

Opens March 5, 5-8pm

Beginning with a talk featuring Yaritji Young from Tjala Arts

30 Orchard Street, New York, NY, 10002

Exhibition until 14 April, 2019

Olsen Gruin is pleased to present APY Lands, a group exhibition featuring works by celebrated female Aboriginal artists from the north west of South Australia. This show comprises painted depictions of the transcendental and its transubstantiation into the material world. These works reflect a new direction in indigenous art that refers to an ancient mythology that is still pertinent and very much a part of contemporary art today.

For the indigenous peoples of Australia, Dreamtime functions as a way to remember the past, understand the present, and interpret the future. “Australian Aboriginal art was the last great movement of the 20th century, that began 60,000 years earlier,” as claimed by Robert Hughes. The artists featured in APY Lands, strive to communicate this metaphysical and spiritual world-view by illustrating the remarkable stories of Dreamtime. Exhibiting artists include Yaritji Young, Wawiriya Burton, Mona Mitakiki Shepherd, Tjimpayi Presley, Naomi Kantjuriny, Maringka Tunkin, Freda Brady, Sandra Ken, Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken, and Tjungkara Ken. APY Lands will be on view from March 5 – April 14, 2019.

Several of the works featured, are the result of a collaborative effort between the artists featured in APY Lands, who gather at Tjala Arts. Located in the Amata community, Tjala Arts is in far North-West South Australia on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. An Aboriginal owned and managed corporation, Tjala Arts is a professional art making studio known for their vibrant use of colour and energetic mark making. Works by Tjala artists have been acquired by many high-profile collectors across Australia and abroad and are held in numerous public institutions including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of NSW, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Yaritji Young, one of the most prolific solo artists featured in APY Lands, focuses on the story of Tjala Tjukurpa (Honey Ant Dreaming). She paints the rock holes and landmarks of her country, entwined with icons and traditional marks that relate to inma (dance) and tjukurpa (dreaming). The twisted lines and shapes mimic tunnels and formations made by the Tjala honey ant. Her works beautifully express the energetic life that exists below the red monolith that is the Australian desert. Straying from the traditional aboriginal colour scheme of red, oranges, and yellows, Yaritjiinstead transports the viewer into a subjective synaesthetic interpretation of an already vibrant land and environment.

“When I paint, my mind travels back to when I was a child, watching my ancestors paint these stories on their bodies and on the caves. Everything I have learnt from them I am teaching my grandchildren now. Today, we have new materials and paint in new ways, but the celebration and commitment to our culture always remains the same.” Yaritji Young.

Naomi Kantjuriny, Mona Mitakiki and Tjimpayi Presley and several of the other artists have worked together to depict the Seven Sisters Story. This is a Tjukurpa Story (Creation Story) about the constellations of Pleiades and Orion. The sisters are the constellation of Pleiades and the other star Orion is said to be Nyiru or Nyirunya Nyiru; a lusty and bad man who forever chases the sisters known as the Kunkarunkara women in order to marry the eldest sister. The seven sisters travel again and again from the sky to the earth to escape Nyiru’s unwanted attentions. They turn into their human form to escape from the persistent Nyiru, but he always finds them and they flee back to the sky. As Nyiru is chasing the sisters he tries to catch them by using magic to turn into the most tempting kampurarpra (bush tomatoes) for the sisters to eat and the most beautiful Ili (fig) tree for them to camp under. However, the sisters are too clever for Nyiru and continue to outwit him. Every now and again, though, one of the women falls victim to his ways. Eventually the sisters fly back into the sky to escape Nyiru, reforming the constellation.

Dreamtime can seem somehow to reanimate memories of an ancient time that were never lived. Simultaneously, it can catalyze a futuristic abstraction of reality. Freda Brady’s Seven Sisters, depicts the Tjukurpa Story through traditional dot painting. The dotted orange, yellow, red, and brown lines move freely through the painting; creating a feeling of immense dynamism. The colors and architecture of the piece are reminiscent of the earth, which the sisters travel in order to escape Nyiru. However, the sinuous interconnected dotted lines emote a cosmic intention. Brady therefore, harmoniously combines both the terrestrial and celestial elements of the same story through a division and confluence of subject matter and form. This unique art refers to a timeless understanding of the earth and the stars. Its stories are sometimes a different kind of mythological language that we see repeated in other spiritual texts even from the Aztecs or the Ancient Greeks. While this work also acts as maps or paths where the land collides with the universe, it contains elements that allude to certain art throughout history. There is a ‘Tache’ in some of the painterly and structural aspects of this work that parallel the spontaneous qualities of Abstract Expressionism, which was essentially a NY art movement from the middle of the last century. The content of this work whilst drawing direct references to landscape and storytelling, can be considered as holding a very pertinent place in 21st century conceptual art.

Yaritji Young (b. c1954) has been painting at Tjala Arts (formerly Minymaku Arts) since late 2000. She is a senior law woman and is committed to fostering law and culture. Yaritji was born in Ernabella, South Australia and now resides at Rocket Bore, a homeland north of Amata in Nortern Australia. Her works are drawn from the Tjala (Honey Ant) Dreaming. Yaritji Young is an emerging artist who demonstrates great skill.

Mona Mitakiki Shepherd (b. c1954) started painting with Tjurma Arts and Crafts back in 1998. After a long break she returned to painting at Tjala Arts (formerly Minymaku Arts) in mid 2003. Mona’s husband, Michael Mitakiki also painted briefly at the art centre. After the death of her husband in May 2005 Mona changed her surname from Mitakiki to Shepherd for cultural reasons. Pitjantjatjara people are not allowed to see or hear the name of the deceased.

Naomi Kantjuriny (b. 1944) is a prolific painter who has been working at Tjala Arts (formerly Minymaku) Arts since 2001. An excellent hunter, basket maker and wood carver, Naomi took to painting with remarkable ease. She is recognized for her knowledge of the Tjukurpa stories of the area and whilst she is a new and emerging artist, her technique is well developed. Naomi’s mother’s Dreaming is Malu or kangaroo. Naomi is also a Ngangkari – traditional healer. Ngangkari provide traditional healing treatments and practices of the mind, body and spirit. They are exactly like Western doctors and equal to doctors in their effectiveness for the Aboriginal people of her region.

Tjimpayi Presley (b. 1967) is the daughter of Tjampawa Katie Kawiny who is also a painter at Tjala Arts. Tjimpayi is well known for her ‘punu’ woodblocks, a process that involves burning the design into a wooden surface using hot wire. However, she is also a talented painter and has recently started making beautiful work on canvas.

Maringka Tunkin (b. c1954) grew up in Amata where she attended Primary school. She went to boarding High School at Yurara in Alice Springs. Maringka previously painted at the Tjurma Homelands Art and Craft centre which was situated also in Amata. At Tjurma she painted on canvas and created pieces of batik. Maringka returned to painting in 2007 when she joined the other artists at Tjala Arts.

Freda Brady (b. 1961) was raised in the Amata community. She is the daughter of Paniny Mick and Mick Wikilyiri, both senior and highly regarded painters at Tjala Arts. Freda began her artistic career in 2002 creating batik. More recently, Freda has committed to her painting practice with great vigor and is an emerging artist with impressive skill.

Sandra Ken (b. c1954) lives in Amata with her husband Dick and four children. Sandra’s first art experiences were working and learning to paint in the craft room at Tjurma homelands Arts and Craft centre in Amata. Sandra’s painting further developed with the opening of Minymaku Arts, and she continues her practice with vigour at Tjala Arts. She is particularly excited about the large-scale collaborative works she paints with her four sisters; Yaritji Young, Tjungkara Ken, Maringka Tunkin, and Freda Brady.

Tjungkara Ken (b. c1954) is a young and dedicated artist, with a remarkable depth of talent and expertise. Tjungkara started painting casually in 1997 but increased her commitment to her work in 2008 and continues her practice with vigour. Her mother’s country is Wingalina and her father’s country is Amata. Tjungkara depicts this country and its tjukurpa (dreaming) in her paintings with her distinctive style. Mountain ranges, rock holes and elements of the land are all illustrated throughout her detailed work. She is well known for her sophisticated use of colour and striking works depicting the Seven Sisters story.

Wawiriya Burton (b. 1925) is a senior woman from the Amata community. In her painting, Wawiriya tells the story of her father’s country near Pipalyatjara, west of Amata in South Australia.

Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken (b. 1965) has been painting at Tjala Arts (formerly Minymaku Arts) since 1999. She is a committed and focused artist with exceptional skill and talent. Her mother Iluwanti and father Brenton also paint at Tjala Arts, as do her daughters Serena Heffernan and Anastine Ken.

For further information please contact the gallery at info@olsengruin.com or +1.646.525.6213.  All images are subject to copyright. Gallery approval must be granted prior to reproduction.

PICTURE THIS

PICTURE THIS RELEASE “IF YOU WANNA BE LOVED” TODAY

FEATURED ON FORTHCOMING ALBUM MDRN LV ARRIVING FEBRUARY 15

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Critically acclaimed Irish phenomenon Picture This release their third instant grat track “If You Wanna Be Loved” today from forthcoming album MDRN LV, co-produced by Jayson Dezuzio [Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors], arriving February 15,2019 via Republic Records. Listen to “If You Wanna Be Loved” HERE.  Pre-order MDRN LV HERE.

 

Picture This will embark on their first North American tour in support of MDRN LV, making stops across the country starting in Toronto, ON on April 22 and wrapping in Seattle, WA on May 18.  Full tour routing below, get tickets HERE.

 

The albums lead single “One Drink” continues to climb up the radio charts at both Alternative and Hot AC formats in the U.S.  Watch the official music video for “One Drink” HERE.  The band also recently released a second song featured on the upcoming album, “Everything or Nothing”, tune in to watch the official music video HERE. 

ABOUT PICTURE THIS

The biggest selling Irish act in both 2017 and 2018, and the nation’s hottest musical export in decades, Picture This arrived as a phenomenon with their self-titled 2017 full-length debut, Picture This. Certified triple-platinum in Ireland, it held the #1 spot Overall in the country for four weeks, while topping the Streaming Chart for seven weeks. Moreover, it remained in the Top 5 since release. Just over two years since their formation, they’ve impressively sold over 400K tickets, concluding 2017 with a sold-out UK and Ireland tour highlighted by gigs at O2 Shepherd’s Bush London, SSE Arena Belfast, and a two-night stand at 3Arena in Dublin. This summer marked their first stadium tour in Ireland, which capped off with a 35,000-person stadium show selling out over 3 months prior. During late 2018, they teamed up with super producer Jayson Dezuzio to record the 2019 follow-up, MDRN LV.

2019 North American Tour Dates:

April 22            Toronto, ON                The Velvet Underground

April 23            Montreal, QC              L’Astral

April 24            Cambridge, MA          The Sinclair

April 26            Pittsburgh, PA             The Club @ Stage AE

April 27            Washington, DC         Rock & Roll Hotel

April 30            New York, NY             Irving Plaza

May 1              Philadelphia, PA         The Foundry

May 3              Columbus, OH            The Basement

May 4              Nashville, TN              The Basement

May 5              Chicago, IL                  Lincoln Hall

May 7              St. Paul, MN               Amsterdam Bar & Hall

May 10            Denver, CO                 Larimer Lounge

May 11            Salt Lake City, UT      Kilby Court

May 14            Los Angeles, CA         Troubadour

May 15            San Francisco, CA     Slim’s

May 17            Portland, OR               Doug Fir Lounge

May 18            Seattle, WA                 Columbia City Theater

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd, Belly, NAV), Young Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment.  In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchise

Te Bote 2

Five of the most influential urban artists of the genre, plus the sensual and unequaled touch of “The Diva of the Bronx” in Jennifer Lopez, give a new “flavor” to one of the most listened to songs of 2018.

“Te Bote 2,” produced by the young Puerto Rican, Young Martino, is a new version of the original song “Te Bote,” which swept downloads on all digital platforms in 2018. In addition, it became the most reproduced from YouTube worldwide this year and now has its “sequel”, a Spanglish style mix, which aims to position the issue in the Anglo-Saxon market.

“La Diva del Bronx” is in charge of giving the single the feminine, sensual, and international touch, making a participation in the song with a letter completely in English, without leaving aside its distinctive Latin flavor. On the other hand, Casper Mágico, Nio García, Wisin, Yandel and Cosculluela contribute a new letter in Spanish, combining the best of Trap and Reggaetón in a musical piece that reaches to 7 minutes.

“Te Bote 2” has its official video in the hands of the renowned director Fernando Lugo. It is now available on YouTube. Check it out here!

The theme is destined to become the new urban anthem of the year 2019, thanks to the “explosive combination” of its performers who invite us to enjoy a good rumba in both English and Spanish.

 

2 Chainz’s New Music Video

2 Chainz, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award®-winning MC, “One of the Very Best Rappers Alive” (Noisey), host of Viceland’s Most Expensivest series and one of the most-in-demand collaborators in the game – returns with the music video for “Girl’s Best Friend” out today via Def Jam Recordings.

LISTEN TO HOT WINGS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND HERE!

Hasselblad Masters Book

Hasselblad is a well respected photography company with Swedish roots dating back to the 1800s when photography was founded. Today, they are leaders in camera design and still handcraft their cameras in Sweden.

Every two years, the commemorative Masters book features ten world renowned photographers narrowed down from a pool of 1,700+ worthy contestants. The Masters book includes creative pictorials of each of the 10 winning photographers as they interpret the theme of 2018, innovate, working with only the best Hasselblad cameras at hand. The book includes sections that explore architecture, portraits, fashion, and more. Included below are some examples of the exclusive images from the book for you to view.

To check out more of the Hasselblad Masters Book, click here!

New York Icon – Rammellzee

In honor of Rammellzee’s birthday, wanted to share this new documentary that will take you on a cosmic journey called, It’s Not Who But What.

Rammellzee was a legendary artist, graffiti writer, hip-hop pioneer, myth-maker, and a New York icon. It’s been eight years since the passing of Rammellzee, but his work continues to live on and it only seems appropriate to celebrate him. This Saturday, on December 15th Rammellzee would have turned 68 years old.

A revolutionary innovator and polymath ahead of his time, the famous artist rose to fame in the 1970’s with his electric skills and eccentric designs around “gothic futurism”. In the documentary viewers are brought to New York City’s subway, which was a source of inspiration and a canvas for Rammellzee’s graffiti work. The short film highlights his art and how he’s set the bar for future artists.

Let me know if interested in sharing the documentary in honor of Rammellzee’s birthday. Happy to provide assets as well.

Art Of The Wild

Maison Perrier-Jouët presents EDEN by Perrier-Jouët: an ephemeral, immersive experience, taking place at Faena Hotel, in parallel with Design Miami/, the contemporary art fair that the House has collaborated with for the past seven years. On 5th December, the biggest names in Miami came together to discover Art of the Wild, the extravagant universe as seen by the House to re-enchant the everyday through the presence of unbridled nature. It continues to enchant Miami with a packed programme of events.

Maison Perrier-Jouët is taking over Miami, where it unleashed EDEN by Perrier-Jouët: an invitation to delve into the House’s relationship with art and nature that spans back to its foundation. It was the ideal setting for spreading Art of the Wild, the House’s vision of an unexpected and joyful world, where nature reveals itself in all its liberty and exuberance. Reflecting this vibrant spirit, Winnie Harlow hosted a party on 5th December where people from all horizons were brought together for a unique champagne experience.

The House spread Art of the Wild by setting up this space on the beach. It was fitted with graphics created by Luftwerk, a creative duo commissioned by the House last year to interpret its cultural heritage, in particular the anemone motif designed in 1902 by Emile Gallé – one of the masters of Art Nouveau – that adorns bottles from the Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque collection. The immersion continued with a virtual reality journey that began in the heart of the magnetic nature of Art of the Wild and took guests on an exploration of the House’s cellars in Epernay, Champagne. Rounding things off, a photobooth in the same style was set up to capture highlights of the festivities.

Created for the House by British designer Bethan Laura Wood, HyperNature takes the form of a tree with an extravagant, intense presence. It proposes a new, whimsical champagne experience where flutes can be “plucked” directly from the branches, as a grape might be plucked from a vine. It is also on display in the Collectors Lounge of Design Miami/ throughout the fair.

EDEN by Perrier-Jouët presents two packed days and nights of Art of the Wild events, during which guests can taste a selection of Maison Perrier-Jouët’s cuvées. On the 5th, the House hosted a talk with Bethan Laura Wood, organised by Dazed Arts. On the 6th, Maison Perrier-Jouët is welcoming a creative brunch with food designer Laila Gohar and sunset cocktails to accompany a private trunk show presenting the new jewellery collection by Jade Jagger. Rounding off the residency will be the launch of the CR Fashion Book Calendar with Estee Lauder. A complete schedule covering lifestyle, fashion, food and design, reflecting the House’s openness to all forms of creativity.

At the EDEN by Perrier-Jouët, just as at Design Miami/, the House shares its approach to champagne that stands apart from customary codes, stemming from its creative freedom and unconventional observations of nature, supported by a community of free spirits who share its values. These “Artisans of the Wild” come from a variety of creative fields, including design, fashion and gastronomy – represented by Bethan Laura Wood, Winnie Harlow and Laila Gohar, respectively – as well as art and hospitality. Along with its Artisans of the Wild, the House is writing a new chapter in a story that has been unfolding for over 200 years.

David Castillo Gallery Announces Major News Art Basel

David Castillo Gallery celebrates a pivotal moment during Art Basel this year, with trailblazing news: for the first tie in more than a decade, Art Basel Miami Beach has vetted a gallery from Miami into the exclusive Galleries Section, where only the leading 200 galleries in the world are showcased. The gallery’s singular success story is exemplified by being chosen for this honor, and this year the stars are aligned.

The gallery’s booth at Art Basel (Booth F26) presents a stellar group of artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad, featuring works in sculpture, painting, photography, installation, and paper by the artists Belkis Ayon, Sanford Biggers, Adler Guerrier, Quizqueya Henriquez, Pepe Mar, Glexis Novoa, Xaviera Simmons, Shinique Smith, and Vaughn Spann. This marks the gallery’s sixth year in the art fair and its first in the established Galleries section.

David Castillo at his art gallery with dog (Harry), works by Pepe Mar. Photo by Mateo Serna Zapata. Courtesy David Castillo Gallery.

 

David Castillo is recognized in the art industry for his long-term nurturing of artists, many represented by Castillo since the beginning of their careers.

“Our artists help to shape the most current vision of contemporary art,” says David Castillo. “My passion for their artistic evolution, and our gallery’s singular trajectory of success, have led up to this pivotal year. We are thrilled to have been invited to the Galleries section at Art Basel.”

 

Kalup Linzy, Conversations Wit De Curen: IX XI XII Days of Our Ego

 

During Miami Art Week, the gallery’s headquarters on Lincoln Road (ideally located near the main Art Basel location at the Convention Center), will also present the new group exhibition The Strangeness Will Wear Off, featuring the artists Melissa Brown, Cynthia Cruz, Maria de los Angeles RJ, Natalie Frank, Tomashi Jackson, Pepe Mar, Jillian Mayer, Robert Melee, Eamon Ore-Giron, Shinique Smith, and Wendy White. The opening reception is on Saturday, December 8th, from 7:00-10:00 p.m., located at Lincoln Road on Miami Beach.

The Strangeness Will Wear Off characterizes the enduring legacy of Modernism as a radical and boundary-pushing form into the contemporary moment. The exhibition probes at how artists break with conventions in uncompromising ways, while borrowing pointedly from the past, the new twenty first century avant garde that looks to history as a catalyst for what is to come.

 

Eamon Ore-Giron, Infinite Regress LV, 2018, Flashe on linen. Courtesy David Castillo Gallery.

 

More about the artists at David Castillo Gallery’s Booth in Art Basel 2018:

Belkis Ayon’s visual vocabulary is sober yet sumptuous, capturing haunting ghost-like figures in stark contrasts of bright whites and deep blacks.

Deeply enmeshed within the origins, rituals and teachings of Afro-Cuban religions, the moody penumbral magic of Ayon’s work carries with it the mystical legacies that so fascinated her before her untimely death.

 

Sanford Biggers, Parallaxadaisical, 2017, antique quilt birch plywood, gold leaf. Courtesy David Castillo Gallery.

 

Sanford Biggers plays with the broad scales of time and culture in works that collage histories both far and recent.

His floor sculpture marries his interest in participatory works and geometry: while his quilt constructions tell the uneasy histories of America’s violent racial past through the aspirations of Afrofuturism.

 

Alder Guerrier, Untitled (longevity has its place), 2017, graphite, color pencil, enamel paint and solvent transfer on paper. Courtesy David Castillo Gallery.

 

Adler Guerrier’s work across collage and print mines the cultural make-up of Miami–and of the artist’s own background as a Haitian American living in one of the largest centers of the Haitian diaspora–drawing out themes of collectivizing belonging, seeking refuge, and claiming place.

 

Quisqueya Henriquez, Lyubov Popova/Jackie Winsor, 2014, inkjet print on Dibond and a frame inside a frame. Courtesy David Castillo Gallery.

 

Quisqueya Henriquez boldly claims the history of art for her own, actively mining and recombining references from Conceptualism and the greater lineage of Modernism to reframe this often staid history along new terms. She inserts herself into pictorial modes that largely excluded the voices of those who are Other: women and Latin Americans.

 

Pepe Mar, Checkerboard, 2018. Photo by Zach Balber/Courtesy David Castillo Gallery.

 

Pepe Mar’s fabric paintings tell of a contemporary folklore between past and present, place, and time.

His curiously collaged works that draw from the artist’s own oeuvre; much of the fabrics used in these pieces are printed from photographs from along Mar’s own fifteen-year career, creating new contexts for these past works from combining and re-combining these imageries.

 

Glexis Novoa, Timba, 2017, graphite on Carrara marble (marble recovered from Havana.) Courtesy David Castillo Gallery.

 

Glexis Novoa sources fragments of Carrara marble from the crumbling edificies of Cuban buildings and draws upon them aspirational images of future cities; grand and gleaming architectures in stark contrast to the current realities of Cuban life. Novoa imagines urban infrastructure as a broad political message and one that pulls at the opposing tensions of what is and what could be.

 

Xaviera Simmons, Velvet, 2018, acrylic on wood. Installation view, Renaissance Society, Chicago/Courtesy David Castillo Gallery.

 

Xaviera Simmons’ new body of text paintings, photographs, and sculptural furniture play with ideas of nomadism and the enduring legacies on which the contemporary American narratives is founded; histories of racial inequality, perseverance and unyielding calls for change. Simmons often inserts herself into her works, aligning with the disparate pasts to obscure the boundaries between them and now, us and them.

 

Shinique Smith, Sometimes I wonder, 2016, acrylic, ink, fabric, collage, ribbon and objects on canvas over wood panel. Courtesy David Castillo Gallery.

 

Shinique Smith’s body of work takes form across modes of production that collage found objects, second-hand clothing, and references to the flows of global commerce; how goods are produced in the Global South, transported to the West and then used, discarded, and returned to those countries from which they originated for recycling. Her paintings are often of sweeping swirling forms incorporating Eastern calligraphic traditions.

 

Vaughn Spann, Siren, 2018, polymer paint, dye, prisma marker, fabric, terry cloth on stretcher bars. Courtesy David Castillo Gallery.

 

Vaughn Spann creates evocative and at times deeply personal paintings that blend abstract formalism with the today’s uneasy social nuance.

The visual vocabulary of his Dalmatian series, which brings together black-and-white patters, examines the shifting associations of various geometries and forms across his childhood, recent history and deeper past.

 

More about the David Castillo Gallery:

Wendy White, Jeart (Mello Yello)

 

David Castillo Gallery opened over thirteen years ago under sole ownership after transforming a dilapidated warehouse in Miami, Florida into a 5,000 square foot gallery. After a decade in the Wynwood Arts district, David Castillo relocated for its second decade to Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road and has produced more than 116 fine art exhibitions to date. The gallery’s focus is on conceptual curatorial models as they relate to art historical, cultural, and personal investigations of identity. The gallery works with artists committed to the integrity of their individual histories and studio practices as agents of contemporary climate.

Since opening in Miami in 2005, David Castillo Gallery has become one of the nation’s preeminent galleries in the identification, development, and presentation of groundbreaking artists of color and queer artists, spearheading a far-reaching national and international impact on cultural and critical spaces.

 

Jillian Mayer, I Am Your Grandma

 

Gallery Represented Artists:

Sanford Biggers, Kate Gilmore, Adler Guerrier, Lyle Ashton Harris, Quisqueya Henriquez, Kalup Linzy, Belkis Ayon, Pepe Mar, Jillian Mayer, Robert Melee, Glexis Novoa, Xaviera Simmons, Shinique Smith, Wendy White.

The gallery as effectively advocated for the inclusion of its artists in dozens of museum solo shows and hundreds of museum group exhibitions, including: The Museum of Modern Art (New York); MCA Chicago; Fondazione Trussardi (Milan); Harvard University (Cambridge); ICA Boston; The Nasher (Durham); National Museum of Women in Arts (D.C.); Barnes Collection (Philadelphia); Walker Art Center (Minneapolis); MFA Houston; MoMa P.S.1 (New York); Whitney Museum (New York); Metropolitan Museum (New York); The Guggenheim (New York); and the American Academy in Rome among others.

David Castillo holds degrees in History and Art History from Yale University and the Angelicum in Rome. Since 2000, he has dealt in important Latin American, European, and American secondary market works. Castillo has held positions at museums, including the Yale University Art Gallery’s American Decorative Arts curatorial department. He continues to assist private clients in building their collections in addition to managing David Castillo Gallery And has lectured on various topics in art.

 

Vaughn Spann, Canyon Run

BAPE 25th Anniversary

A Bathing Ape®, BAPE® the iconic streetwear brand from Tokyo celebrates their 25th anniversary with the first New York City BAPE® HEADS SHOW taking place on December 6th, 2018 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

BAPE® teams up with five iconic artists — Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Pusha T, Lil Yachty and DJ CIPHA SOUNDS — to celebrate BAPE®’s musical influences throughout the brand’s existence. Presale tickets will be available via Ticketmaster.com beginning Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 10AM EST until TUESDAY, November 6th at 10PM with a presale code via BAPE® web(www.us.bape.com) and BAPE® social media.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 10AM EST and will be available pre-sale at https://us.bape.com/blogs/news/bape-heads-show

BAPE® has a long history of integrating fashion and music with the 1st BAPE® HEADS SHOW taking place in 1997. The brand created this concert series to show love and respect to the artists and fans of the brand. Over the years BAPE® continued to host emerging and respected artists at their BAPE® HEADS SHOWS, including Kanye West, N.E.R.D, and more.

To celebrate this milestone, BAPE® will be releasing a limited edition BAPE® HEADS SHOW T-Shirt available for pre-sale at BAPE® NY, BAPE® LA and US.BAPE.COM. The tee will also be available for sale at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden during the concert. A second limited-edition tee will drop on December 8th at the BAPE® STORE NEW YORK located at 91 Greene Street, New York.