Back from Boston link-o-rama

Rowdy and Gold Peg in Leeds
Rowdy and Gold Peg in Leeds

I missed last week’s link-o-rama because I was in Boston for the Barry McGee show at the ICA Boston. So worth the trip (more on that soon), but for now here’s what I missed:

Photo courtesy of Rowdy

Galo solo show in Turin, Italy


Galo has a solo show coming up this month at his gallery, Galo Art Gallery, in Turin, Italy. I meet a lot of artists. Some are more serious than others. Galo is one of those artists who just seem absolutely possessed with a need to paint at all times, and he’s created his own crowded little world with that obsession. Galovision should be a nice immersion in that world for anyone fortunate enough to be in Turin to see it. The show opens February 9th from 5:30-9pm and runs through March 30th.

Photo courtesy of Galo

Ozmo and Jeremy Fish in Turin

Jeremy Fish

Jeremy Fish and Ozmo are showing together starting later this week at Galo Art Gallery in Turin, Italy with their two-man show From Lines To Shadows. Despite their work being quite different, when the two met back in Milan about 7 years ago, they clicked and gained a mutual admiration for each other’s work. From Lines To Shadows opens November 24th from 5:30-9pm.


Photos courtesy of Galo Art Gallery


Stephen Powers, who has a show coming up at Joshua Liner Gallery

There are a lot of shows coming up soon worth checking out. Here are some of I wish I could check out in person…

  • This week, the Iranian brothers Icy and Sot will have their first New York solo show, and it’s only open this Thursday through Saturday. Made in Iran will be at Openhouse, 379 Broome Street, New York.
  • Lush also has a show opening in NYC this weekend. His will be a show of drawings at Klughaus Gallery. It opens on August 25th from 6-10pm. Lush’s show are practically a place to expect surprises, so best get their opening night before a blog like this one ruins the shock value for you on Sunday. If you do miss opening night, the show runs through September 7th.
  • Next month, Stephen Powers aka ESPO will have his first New York solo show in over 7 years. A Word is Worth A Thousand Pictures opens September 7th from 6-9pm at Joshua Liner Gallery.
  • Galo Art Gallery in Turin has a great two-man show coming up with Bue and Chase. Brothers from Different Mothers opens September 9th from 5:30-9pm.
  • aMBUSH Gallery in Sydney, Australia has a big group show coming up with 67 artists including Anthony Lister, Askew, Does, Numskull, Vexta and The Yok. For Black and White All In Between, all the artists have painted on canvases of uniform sized and only used black ink. The show opens on August 31st from 6-9pm.
  • Jonathan Levine Gallery‘s next three solo shows open on September 8th and you will not want to miss any of them: Judith Supine, Audrey Kawasaki, and Jeff Soto. All three shows open from 7-9pm on the 8th. And speaking of Levine, I caught their current show earlier this week and it is great. Go it see before it closes.
  • Gold Peg’s Release The Wolves go-karting project in South London will have a gran-prix expo on September 1st. It’s gonna be some crazy and fun stuff. And art too, but I think that’s secondary.
  • Shepard Fairey is finally showing those paintings he did for Neil Young’s latest album. The few pieces I’ve seen photos of are impressive. Americana opens at Perry Rubenstein Gallery (which recently moved to LA) on August 25th from 7-10pm.
  • Finally, this last one is a mural festival, and it promises to be a big one… This year’s Urban Forms festival in Lodz, Poland includes Os Gemeos, Aryz, Inti, Otecki, Lump and Shida. Certainly the most-anticipated work of Urban Forms is the promised collaborative mural between Os Gemeos and Aryz. The events run from August 24th through September 30th and will bring the total number of murals organized in Lodz by the Urban Forms Foundation to 22. I can’t wait to see the photos of these pieces.

Photo courtesy of Joshua Liner Gallery

Pixelpancho at Galo Art Gallery

Pixelpancho has a sort of low-brow style that I don’t usually go for. While I liked his murals, I didn’t think I’d dig his work as much indoors. Nonetheless, after seeing this piece last December (looks better in the flesh), I’ve definitely become a fan. So I’m happy to say that Pixelpancho is showing at one of Italy’s most fun art galleries: Galo Art Gallery in Torino. The show opened on Friday, but runs through May 7th. Here’s a wall Pixelpancho painted inside the gallery:

Photos courtesy of Galo Art Gallery