From Wednesday, February 17th to March 27th, 2016, the  London-based gallery The Approach will be presenting a solo exhibition entitled "lightyears," new works combining painting and sculptural constructions by Belgian artist Cris Brodahl. 

Continuing to develop her interest in configurations of fractured beauty that carry undertones of violence and sexuality, the subconscious, love, death and the uncanny, Brodahl presents a series of vibrantly coloured portraits of anonymous female subjects, inspired by commercial photography from a bygone era.

The surfaces of these skillfully rendered paintings become three-dimensional in appearance through the use of trompe-l’oeil, emulating the collaged layering in which the paintings’ origins lie.

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As the world celebrates one hundred years of dadaism, it is worth looking at how this "anti-art" art movement that started in a café in Zurich during World War I resulted in an iconic artwork involving that most humble object of tableware: the teacup.

In 1936, a 23-year-old Swiss artist named Meret Oppenheim bought a teacup, saucer and spoon from a department store in Paris and wrapped them in the cream-and-tan pelt of a Chinese gazelle.

The Chicago-based gallery Kavi Gupta has announced that its gallery artist  Tony Tasset will unveil in Chicago’s Grant Park on February 20, 2016 at 3PM his installation entitled "Artist Monument" [On view at Michigan Avenue near 9th Street].

The Artists Monument’s appearance coincides with Tasset’s solo exhibition entitled "Me And My Arrow" at Kavi Gupta from March 18–April 23, 2016.

On Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 7PM, the prestigious London-based gallery Carroll / Fletcher will present a special experimental writing evening with professor Nick Montfort, Ph.D.  a poet and artist working with computer-generated texts who will read from a selection of his works, including #! (Counterpath Press, 2015) and the forthcoming 2x6 (Les Figues, 2016).

With an Opening Reception scheduled for Saturday, February 13th 2016, from 6 to 10PM, the Denver-based gallery Black Book will inaugurate an exhibition entitled "Skyhigh" by L.A.-based artist Billy Kheel [On view through March 12th, 2016].

Billy Kheel's recent work in felt appliqué is best described as “Rick Ross meets Betsy Ross”. 

Kheel first began working with felt by making large-scale felt appliqué pennants.

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Danish artists Superflex confront the idea of Europe in their visually beautiful but disturbing and eye-opening film entitled ‘Kwassa Kwassa’, which deals with the dangerous journey between two islands, one of them located in the outermost region of the EU.

It all began in 2014 when Superflex were invited by the French Cultural Ministry to do a public arts commission on two French islands – Anjouan and Mayotte – located between Madagascar and Mozambique.

Today, Sunday, January 31st is the last day for the LA Art Show and the Los Angeles Fine Art Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

ACE Gallery [Los Angeles, Beverly Hills] will be presenting a Live Video and Sound Mixing performance by L.A.-based artist Ben Jones and special guests.

Jones was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1977. He holds a B.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art. 

In November of 2012, Jones had a seminal exhibition titled “The Video,” which was held at MOCA LA.

On view through March 18th, 2016 [Only by RSVP's] at Five Car Garage is the group exhibition entitled "SIREN" featuring works by nine L.A.-based artists (and 1 from Queens, NY): Adrienne Adar, Alison O’Daniel, David Hendren, David Schafer, Jesse Fleming, Jennifer Sullivan, Kelly Kleinschrodt, Pascual Sisto, Scoli Acosta and Stephanie Taylor.

In the experiential SIREN show, all of these artists utilize or reference sound in their work encompassing a wide range of disciplines and materials.

From February 10th to May 15th, 2016, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU will be showcasing the world's largest and best-kept 1,700-year-old Roman mosaic, "The Lod," a world-traveling exhibition which has been shown at the Louvre, the Metropolitan and the Hermitage art museums.

The Israel Antiquities Authority is shipping to Miami an additional never-before-seen portion of the mosaic  from the excavation that has not traveled outside of Israel.

WUM NEWS NEW YORK–Tonight, Friday, January 22nd, 2016 at 6PM, the cutting-edge NYC-based gallery Tracy Williams Ltd. will inaugurate an exhibition entitled "Subliminal Shifts" [On view through March 6th], a collective show by five exceptional artists living and working in Berlin, New York, Paris and Chicago: Martin Bascher, Ellen Berkenblit, Samantha Bittman, Bernard Frize, and Olav Christopher Jenssen.
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