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Upcoming Urban Art Exhibitions: Jan 26 - Feb 02

  • Upcoming street art exhibitions
  • Matchbox art
  • Exhibition at Lazarides
  • Bestiary at Howard Griffin Gallery
  • Football art
January 27, 2014

Error in the Title

Rero

Opening: Jan 30

Backlash Gallery

29 rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth,
75003 Paris, France

backlashgallery.com

Error in the Title encapsulates a new direction in the artist’s work, as he explores the invisible and its possible forms of expression, those things we do not see, but that nonetheless exist. The artist uses the limits of human vision to open up the ambiguous question of what the real could be without those limits. A multitude of psychological barriers often prevent the human mind from accessing the invisible.

Steady Hands Blurry Vision

Joseph Martinez

Opening: Jan 31

SOZE Gallery

2020 E 7th Suite B, Los Angeles, USA

sozegallery.com

Joseph Martinez is a rising contemporary artist from Denver, Colorado. His ability to create such small figures using oil paint on the inside of matchbook covers in a clear way is remarkable. He has shown his work around the United States, and now he makes a stop in Chicago at SOZE Gallery.

Nobody’s Home

Sage Vaughn

Opening: Jan 31

Lazarides

11 Rathbone Place, London, UK

lazinc.com

Lazarides Rathbone announces its first solo show of 2014, Nobody’s Home, by returning Californian artist Sage Vaughn. The artist’s focus on wildlife is transformed into fresh settings, both material and metaphorical, featuring the signature birds and butterflies we have become accustomed to seeing in his work. Nobody’s Home challenges viewers to break free from routine acceptance of our domestic and public surroundings and drink in the vivacity the beauty of nature has to offer in this lifetime.

The Bestiary

Phlegm

Opening: Feb 01

Howard Griffin Gallery

189 Shoreditch High Street, London, UK

howardgriffingallery.com

For The Bestiary, Phlegm creates a modern bestiary within his own universe through an immersive and large scale installation in wood, clay and plaster.  Here Phlegm presents a taxonomic categorisation of his creatures and collects them in one place for the first time. Within the expansive sections of the installation, and working in bas and high relief, Phlegm displays a series of works akin to the Lascaux cave paintings. Inspired by the bestiarys of old, these works contain untold fables and narratives.

White Walls at Vertical Gallery

Winter Group Show

Opening: Feb 01

Vertical Gallery

1016 N. Western Ave., 
Chicago, USA

verticalgallery.com

White Walls, one of the leading urban contemporary art galleries in the nation, is bringing their roster of national and international urban-contemporary artists to Vertical Gallery in Chicago. White Walls at Vertical Gallery: A Winter Group Show, will feature Casey Gray, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Max Rippon (RIPO), Word to Mother, C215, Mary Iverson, Ferris Plock, Chad Hasegawa, REKA, and Skewville.

Futbol: The Beautiful Game

Group Show with Kehinde Wiley

Opening Feb 02

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, USA

lacma.org

The exhibition examines football, nicknamed “the beautiful game” by one sports commentator and its signficance in societies around the world. As a subject, football touches on issues of nationalism and identity, globalism and mass spectacle, as well as the common human experience shared by spectators from many cultures.