Exemplary Works from Aspen Art Museum’s Annual ArtCrush Gala

Groundbreaking paintings and sculptures from Rashid Johnson, Larry Bell, Zoe Crosher, Leo Villareal and more

For its 14th annual summer gala, the Aspen Art Museum presented—and auctioned off—works of exceptional artistic merit. The event, known as ArtCrush, featured paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces from some of the most beloved names producing art. And from a silent auction to a riveting live auction (with ten artworks that fetched astronomical numbers), ArtCrush accumulated necessary funds to sustain the museum’s programming. Anyone …

“Form Shapes Language” Group Show at LA’s Morán Morán Gallery

Stories told via sculpture, large-scale installations and more

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Shapes have a way of speaking and “Form Shapes Language” (on now through 25 August) at LA’s Morán Morán Gallery is a great place to learn new ways to listen. The impressive group show brings together seven artists from around the world to share their take on contemporary, minimalist abstract forms. Small triangles poke onto big frames like teeth, blobbing bodies …

Dreamscapes of All Sizes at the “Sea Witch Space Witch” Group Exhibition

Work from multiple artists who've explored the depths of the spiritual abyss on view at the Modern Love Club

With a title like “Sea Witch Space Witch,” one might not expect the components of an exhibition to be about its surrounding New York City neighborhood. And yet that’s what one finds when walking into the East Village’s Modern Love Club. The current exhibition, curated by Gabrielle Sirkin, tells many stories—of the sublime, the surreal, the mythical and magical—but it’s very much about owner Amy …

Photographer Kate Ballis’ “Hypercolour Fantasy: Infra Realism” at Garis & Hahn

Palm Springs and the Southwest colored with intense neon hues in a new series of images

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick For locals and visitors, much of the appeal of places like Palm Springs and neighboring southwest regions is the beauty—the remoteness, and the subsequent tension between the naturally barren and the highly stylized touch of humans. Photographer Kate Ballis has captured this strikingly in her new body of work, “Infra Realism,” currently on display at LA’s Garis & Hahn in her …

Snarkitecture’s “Fun House” at the National Building Museum, DC

After a decade working together, a comprehensive museum exhibition for the experimental designers

Design practice Snarkitecture has succeeded in a way most artists can only dream. Their work, always wildly different from project to project, undeniably bears a visual signature. Often when viewing a new architectural piece in their repertoire, one must stop and address internal awe before a dawn of recognition sets in: this was made possible by Alex Mustonen, Daniel Arsham and Benjamin Porto. They wear …