Jim Shaw Exhibition @ Metro Pictures in New York

Jim Shaw's current exhibition at Metro Pictures contextualizes the personal with layers hyper-mediated symbology drawn from mythological and historical narratives. The paintings, sculpture, and video in this exhibition both interpret and allude to ancient legends like the rape of Europa and the biblical prophecies of the Old Testament, often rendering them beyond immediat recognition. Jim Shaw's exhibition will be on view until December 22nd, 2017 at Metro Pictures, 519 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011. photographs by Adam Lehrer

Gilbert & George "THE BEARD PICTURES" @ Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York

The Lehmann Maupin Gallery presents THE BEARD PICTURES, a collection of pictures commemorating the 50th anniversary of Gilbert & George. The artists present themselves as two haunting figures, using their amorphous beards as a site for political and cultural critique. Scattered with fences and flowers, this series of self-portraits pieces together a narrative about an ever-changing urban landscape its constant turmoil. The 35 images that make up THE BEARD PICTURES will be on view at Lehmann Maupin’s Chelsea and downtown Manhattan locations until December 22nd. photographs by Adam Lehrer

Watch The Premiere Of The Music Video For 4thSex's Track "Downtown L.A. (DTLA)"

4THSEX is the brainchild of French, LA-based producer, Jean Marc Viraud. For a decade, the multifaceted artist has been working intensively and actively in the Los Angeles underground creative scene. 4THSEX pays homage to the way that adolescent minds reinvent themselves and the world. Playing with themes based off first-hand experiences in rave, bass, gabber, banlieues (French suburbs), subcultures of Europe, 4THSEX presents alternatives to overthought insincere cultural tourism in music. The 4THSEX sound is as futuristic as it is vintage, its aesthetics give form and color to all the contradictions and ambiguities of the underground and its ever evolving identity. Click here purchase 4thSex's new EP Youth Detention. 

Read Our Interview Of Chris Bordenave Contemporary Choreographer & Founder of No)one. Art House

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A classically trained, multi-disciplinary choreographer, who is one of the 3 founding members of a dance company called No)one. Art House., Chris Bordenave has recently been working with a number of musical artists, such as Anderson Paak, Mayer Hawthorne, and more recently Solange and Kelela. He has also been creating site-specific works for institutions such as the California African American Museum, Hauser + Wirth, and Solange’s SAINT HERON House. Click here to read the full interview.

Homeward Bound Group Show @ Nicodim Gallery In Los Angeles

Homeward Bound is a domestic setting where all the skeletons are let out of the closet and allowed to play on the furniture, to stomp each other’s grapes. With the eye of noted designer Oliver M. Furth, the gallery space has been transformed into a literal home, complete with a living room, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, beyond. Karon Davis’s Bianca sits plaintively by a front room window, drinking, smoking, waiting for a lover who will never return. Bjarne Melgaard cross-dresses in the skins of other species as if he was never quite comfortable in his own, while Lisa Anne Auerbach is very comfortable lounging around the house, reading bondage magazines in her underwear. Chris Burden’s first wife informs him in a letter that not only won’t she crucify him to their VW Bug, but that the suggestion has destroyed her relationship with the vehicle. Gold-leafed snails carry their mobile homes to the apexes of an organic landscape—the tips of Ruben Verdu’s nose and erect phallus—and both artist and travelers achieve climax simultaneously. Within the walls of this house, faces become chairs, vaginas become toothy faces, jello moulds become temples and orifices, music becomes sex itself. Homeward Bound will be on view until December 9th at Nicodim Gallery, 571 S Anderson Street Ste 2 Los Angeles

Haas Brothers "Haas Angeles" @ UTA Artist Space In Los Angeles

UTA Artist Space presents Haas Angeles, the first exhibition in Los Angeles by multi-faceted sculptors, designers, craftsmen, and artists The Haas Brothers. Their internationally renowned work defies strict categorization, as do the fraternal twins themselves, disrupting both the design and art world with their playful and provocative biomorphic creations. Haas Angeles will be on view until October 14, 2017 at UTA Artist Space, 670 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, CA. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper

Ariana Papademetropoulos "The Man Who Saved A Dog From An Imaginary Fire" @ Wilding Cran Gallery In Los Angeles

Taking inspiration from imagined spaces, vintage magazines, and books, Papademetropoulos creates environments that juxtapose ideas of perception and delusion. By using both realism and trompe l'oeil she references the history of painting while further developing the sense of illusion within her work. Featuring new paintings and installation, this exhibition focuses on our relationship to decor and interior space- it invites us to question functionality and taste, reality and fantasy. In a painting of a church interior the walls blur to the outside where the viewer is transported to a ‘Disneyfied’ realm; a surrealist dysfunctional home interior takes us ‘down the rabbit hole’ to a topsy-turvy space where everything is out of our reach, questioning our assumptions of home as comfort and retreat. Finally, the artist brings together a collection of more than 200 gothic romance novels, all written by women. Each paperback has a different title and a different story, yet all of the book covers share the common theme of a woman running out of a house from a presumed horrific fate. With this, she invites the viewer to confront the contradictions of fantasy vs horror, and ultimately the duplicity and hypocrisy within our popular culture. Ariana Papademetropoulos "The Man Who Saved A Dog From An Imaginary Fire" will be on view until October 26, 2017, at Wilding Cran Gallery 939 South Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper

A Glimpse Inside The William Eggleston Artistic Trust In Memphis, Tennessee

The Eggleston Trust is the holiest of places when it comes to the life's work of legendary photographer William Eggleston. It is the nerve center where his son, Winston Eggleston, manages his father's negatives, commission requests, old cameras, ephemera and more. Before our interview of Eggleston at his home down the road, your first stop is this dim, slightly cramped office where you'll find everything from a camera stolen from a cafe table in Paris and found years later in a pawn shop in Tokyo, to a safe full of the thousands of original negatives containing William Eggleston's most famous images. Click here to purchase our Summer issue with an exclusive interview of William Eggleston and photographs from our visit. photographs by Oliver Kupper and Bil Brown

Aurel Schmidt "I Rot Before I Ripen" @ P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York

In her most recent works, on view at New York's P.P.O.W. Gallery, Aurel Schmidt retires her attention to detail and color in a series of mixed media drawings and installation. Showcasing items belonging to past and present lovers in I Rot Before I Ripen, Schmidt investigates girlhood, streetwear iconography, brand significance, and heterosexuality. I Rot Before I Ripen will be on view until October 7 at P.P.O.W. Gallery 535 W 22nd St, New York, NY. photographs by Adam Lehrer