Artist David Salle’s “How to See” Book

A guide to viewing art as artists themselves would describe it

For some, a work of art in a museum or gallery can require substantial consideration. For others, a passing glance will do. One can choose to read into symbolism, coloration and more—or purely enjoy (or despise) any type of art for aesthetic reasons. For all the aforementioned, and everyone in between, acclaimed painter David Salle‘s forthcoming book “How to See” offers a helping hand. A …

Painter Ryan Hewett’s Preview Exhibition at Unit London

A glimpse at the eerie, impressive work from the South African portrait artist

By Joanna Della-Ragione Muted color palettes, thick impasto and distorted features are all common elements of Ryan Hewett’s recent work, marking a new direction for the South African painter. Best known for his iconic portraits of notable figures from Winston Churchill to Warhol’s poster girl Edie Sedgwick, Hewett describes his week-long preview show at Unit London as a “stepping stone—traversing past, present and future.” The …

Radouan Zeghidour’s HYPOGEA at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery

A young Parisian artist's vision of ephemeral art in hidden locations

One would fear, when putting an artist who has become known for temporary works in extraordinary, secret places within the walls of a gallery, that the magic would be lost. Fortunately, this isn’t the case with Radouan Zeghidour‘s “HYPOGEA” at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery—for a few reasons. The young Parisian artist has made a name for himself over the last few years because of his temporary …

“The Olsen Twins Hiding From the Paparazzi” Exhibition in NYC

The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum curates a darkly funny art show in an abandoned doctor's office

The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum, composed of art curators Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen, began in a hallway in their apartment. In fact, that permanent exhibition still stands but the duo has expanded their reach with a brand new, Kickstarter-funded exhibition that’s equal parts clever and dark. “The Olsen Twins Hiding From the Paparazzi,” taking place in an abandoned Brooklyn doctor’s office, …

Kristen Liu Wong + Luke Pelletier’s “Hanging Out” at Superchief Gallery, Brooklyn

An exciting collaborative exhibition in Greenpoint incorporating a bold mural

LA-based artists Luke Pelletier and Kristen Liu Wong have shown artwork together before, but never quite like what they’re doing at Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s Superchief Gallery. Their pieces do not simply hang beside one another on the black walls of a charming space that doubles as Tender Trap bar. Rather, the duo collaborated on a series of large-scale works—and one epic mural. Each painting contains stylistic …