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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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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Buying into Tony Berlant

Tony Berlant’s art is all about the detail. His compositions can be read from across the room, but it is in close proximity that their brilliance truly comes into view. The incredibly intricacy of each composition comes together in his latest exhibition, “Tony Berlant: Fast Forward” at Los Angeles’ Kohn Gallery.

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The Many Facets of Zeng Fanzhi

This fall Hauser & Wirth is presenting a new show of Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi called In the Studio. Known for working on several series at the same time, the gallery was inspired by his simultaneous working method and brings this technique to how they are presenting this show by exhibiting his work at the same time across three locations – London, Zurich, and Hong Kong.

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Take Two from Take Two: L’Atlas versus Miljan Suknoviç

If success in art means a balance of tensions, nowhere was this push-pull more aptly illustrated than in the recent, “Take Two” exhibition at New York’s Catherine Ahnell Gallery. The four rising international artists featured in the showcase were captivating, however a particularly compelling contrast emerged between two of these contributing artists, L’Atlas and Miljan Suknoviç, whose diametrically opposed artistic styles offered a modern-day dialogue on the role of form and abstraction in art.

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The Post-War Italian Art of Fausto Melotti

This month Hauser and Wirth celebrates the work of acclaimed Italian poet, artist and key figure of European mid-century modernism, Fausto Melotti. Born in Northern Italy in 1901, Melotti lived through two World Wars and the changing tides of society’s industrialization.

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Karel Appel: Expanding Impressions

Blum & Poe, in collaboration with the Karel Appel Foundation, is presenting its second exhibition of the Dutch artist Karel Appel. Titled Out of Nature, the show presents a series of works that were completed in New York City in the 1990s. Never before seen publicly, they harken back to paintings the artist created toward the beginning of his career in the 1950s with their use of bright colors and abstract forms.

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Tomoo Gokita’s evocative abstract paintings at Blum & Poe gallery

Tokyo-based artist Tomoo Gokita paints evocative human figures in a muted grayscale tone. His work draws upon familiar imagery from mainstream and underground visual cultures, including women’s wrestling, showgirls and burlesque performers, vintage playboy bunnies, and politicians.

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Sunset Décor at Marian Goodman Gallery

Sunset Décor is a prodigious exhibit of Western art from the 19th century to the present day. Curated by Magalí Arriola, the artists and archives selected are both historical and contemporary, spanning the aftermath of the industrial revolution and the dawn of global warfare, reaching into the present day.

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