ArrestedMotion logo
Posts from lowpro...
dl_1

David LaChapelle – “From Darkness to Light” @ Lever House (New York)

Fresh off last week’s opening of his Hong Kong solo exhibition, Raft (covered), David La Chapelle is set to unveil an even more unorthodox body of work of installation-based work. Opening at Lever House Art Collection tomorrow, June 2nd, From Darkness to Light will utilize photography in three distinct ways – collage, stickers, and paper chain. Set a little closer to home in New York City, the native photographic icon this this time draws inspiration from “the simplicity of childhood endeavors taught in early art […]
1- David LaChapelle The Raft - de Sarthe Fine Art - May 25 to July 1

Openings: David LaChapelle – “The Raft” @ de Sarthe Fine Art (Hong Kong)

Marking his second major exhibition in Hong Kong, David La Chapelle revealed a new body of work with de Sarthe Fine Art this past week. Conveniently coinciding with Art HK ’11, The Raft aimed to take full advantage of the burgeoning Asian appetite for contemporary art. As his first solo since last summer’s American Jesus (covered), the show highlighted two distinct chapters of the the New York-based photographers creative process. With the centerpiece “The Raft of Illusion: Raging Toward Truth II”, along with its studies […]
liubolin_dragon6

Previews: Liu Bolin @ Eli Klein Fine Art (NY)

Revealing the hidden delights of “The Invisible Man”, Eli Klein Fine Art will soon bring Liu Bolin through a tour of New York, the first time exhibiting in the US since Art Asia in Miami last December for the Beijing-based artist. Opening Sunday, June 29th, the exhibition will highlight some of the Chinese performance artist’s more recent works from his ongoing Hiding In The City series, most currently manifest with the Hiding in Italy exhibition at Forma Centro Internazionale Di Fotografia in Milan. Captured as […]

Showing: Katrin Fridriks – “Leak of Information” @ Circleculture Gallery (Berlin)

Last month, Circleculture Gallery served as ground zero for Katrin Fridriks newest body of work. Entitled Leak of Information (previewed), the Icelandic-born, Paris-based artist unleashed her abstract mania on Berlin in striking fashion. An impressive series of monochromatic works supplemented her more conventional color rich pieces, which first made waves on the scene a London group show, The Future Tense (covered), last year. Set upon appropriately colored black and white painted walls, the unbridled energy of Fridrick’s work, a Jackson Pollock-like amalgam of motion and […]

Openings: Tim Barber – “2001” @ Primary Photographic Gallery

After a hugely successful US debut solo exhibition, Untitled Photographs (covered), with OHWOW in the fall, Tim Barber quietly unveiled a new body of work over the weekend. Hosted by Primary Photographic Gallery, the New York-based photographer showed a collection of work distinctly more colorful and more nature oriented, an apparent departure from the predominate portraiture focus of his last exhibition. The distinguished former photo editor of Vice Magazine, founder of tinyvices, and longtime friend – and pervasive early subject – of Ryan McGinley tended […]

Teaser: Art HK ’11 – Yoshitomo Nara @ Blum & Poe

For the fourth edition of the premier contemporary Asian art fair, with weight only being added to the significance of the growing event in the wake of the Art Basel founders’ recent purchase of the fair, Blum & Poe will make their presence known at Art HK ’11 with an impressive lineup of artists. Arguably, leading the charge for the Los Angeles contemporary art powerhouse will be a selection of work from Yoshitomo Nara, who we last saw during his retrospective, Nobody’s Fool (covered), at […]

Teaser: Art HK ’11 – Masakatsu Sashie @ Mizuma Gallery

Exhibiting with Mizuma Gallery, Masakatsu Sashie might very well steal the show with his newest creation destined for Art HK 2011, Asia’s preeminent art fair running from May 26th -29th. Producing a work with imagery that references the devastation left in wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami in his home country, the Japanese artist eerily conceived of the post-apocalyptic composition and began painting the piece prior to the disaster. A chilling, if unwanted, example of art imitating life, or in this case foreshadowing. Much […]

Teaser: Richard Prince @ Gagosian Gallery (HK)

As an enticing preamble to Asia’s preeminent contemporary art fair, Art HK 11, on tap later this week, Gagosian Gallery will offer up an exhibition of work from Richard Prince at their Central Hong Kong space. Opening Tuesday, May 24th, the show will mark the first solo exhibition in Asia for the iconic, if not controversial, photographer, painter, and serial reappropriator, as seen through his infamous “rephotograph” series. It is this penchant for reappropriation that has defined, and at times troubled, his artistic career, most […]

Releases: KAWS – “Karimoku” Wood Companion

Almost a year since images first leaked on the Wood Companion, KAWS appears to be ready to give an official drop to the Karimoku Companion, a more fine art spin akin to the bronze iterations of his signature mascot. Priced at¥252,000 (~$3,000) and 30cm tall (~11.8 inches), the super sexy Medicom produced figure is from an edition of 100. As is always the case, those in Tokyo will get first dibs at Original Fake next Saturday, May 28th. Otherwise, if you’re interested and you’ve got […]

Videos: Steve Powers (aka ESPO) – “Days”

Peering into the ESPO creative process as it relates to his recent exhibition, Days (covered), which revolved around his practice of producing a single painting – metaltations – every single day as form of artistic meditation, comes a new video, aptly dubbed Days. The footage illuminates Steve Powers as a father and as an artist, focusing on the creation of the 100th daily painting created in succession. A noble accomplishment and a testament to the dedication to his craft, evidenced firsthand by the sheer amount […]