Nomadic Mexican Design Gallery MASA Opens “Intervención/Intersección” Inside Rockefeller Center

A former federal post office space transforms into thought-provoking exhibition

NYC‘s Rockefeller Center has been no stranger to art over the years, and yet the current exhibition taking place beside its iconic skating rink—in a sprawling 8,000-square-foot subterranean space that once housed a federal post office—upends expectation. Known as Intervención/Intersección, the contemporary design exhibit is the vision of Mexico City-based MASA Galeria, a nomadic organization that pops up to present profound works by Mexican artists, designs …

Interview: Artist Josh Smith On His Process and The Large-Scale Abstractions in “Keyhole”

Understanding the artist's latest work from his Bushwick studio to Xavier Hufkens gallery in Brussels

Recently on view at Xavier Hufkens gallery in Brussels, Josh Smith’s Keyhole comprised a new collection of large-scale, colorful abstract paintings and figurative monotypes. One of the best-known contemporary painters of his generation, Smith has walked the line of representational art, text-based painting and abstraction. The artist divides his time between New York and Tennessee, and has a massive studio in NYC’s Bushwick, where he …

Painted Flowers Flourish in EJ Hill’s “Wherever we will to root” at Oxy Arts

In LA, the acclaimed durational artist exhibits still-life paintings and sculptures

On York Boulevard in LA’s Highland Park neighborhood, vibrant flower paintings hang on the gallery walls of Oxy Arts, Occidental College’s public art center rooted in community and social justice. This colorful and serene series of compositions, which comprise the solo show Wherever we will to root, may appear to be a surprising choice from EJ Hill—an artist known for arduous performance-based work that explores the …