“ Art can never be silent. That is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are in the air. ” - Unknown

Suspect Realities

The 2018 Seattle Art Fair is more than just a gathering of local artists. This event displays 62 different exhibits from galleries across the world, including Seattle, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Los Angeles and Tokyo. These galleries not only display paintings but also mixed media, sculptures, and other art mediums. One of these innovative exhibits is Suspect Realities, on loan from the Claire Oliver Gallery in New York.

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The Canvas as Sculpture: Chung Sang-hwa and Shin Sung-Hy

Blum & Poe in Los Angeles is presenting an exhibition that focuses on the work of Korean artists Chung Sang-hwa and Shin Sun-Hy. While they are both important Korean artists from the 20th century onwards, this will be the first major presentation in Los Angeles to highlight their work.

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Paul Mpagi Sepuya: Dark Room

Paul Mpagi Sepuya, an artist who calls Los Angeles his home, is backed by many major galleries and represented worldwide. Born in San Bernardino, California, in 1982, Sepuya graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 2004. He also received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California Los Angeles Department of Art in 2016.

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Mark Tobey at Pace Gallery

Pace Gallery is exploring the work of American artist Mark Tobey (1890-1976) in a new exhibition with over 35 paintings and works on paper from major museum loans and private collections. This exhibit is the first comprehensive show of his work in New York in over twenty years, and reminds us of this artist who preferred the small scale to the large and who found meaning in mindfulness before it was in the zeitgeist.

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Meleko Mokgosi’s Subversion of the Western Canon of Art

This fall Honor Fraser is presenting the final show in the series Democratic Intuition started by artist Meleko Mokgosi in 2013. Throughout the series the artist has taken traditional Western subject matter and techniques and put them through a filter to show the limitations of their methods in depicting the African body and culture. In this final exhibition still lifes are the chosen subject matter.

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Murakami Meets Abloh in “America Too”

Takashi Murakami has never been one to feel constrained by the rules of the art world, and his latest collaborative effort at Gagosian Beverly Hills carries this theme of his oeuvre to new heights. Featuring works created in tandem with fashion icon  Virgil Abloh, the exhibition “America Too” sets its sights on - and succeeds at - challenging the concepts that define the modern American experience through art.

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