Hubert Marot + Pedro Matos @ Bid Project, Milan

Hubert Marot’s work deals with the photographic image and the transformation of its fundamental principles in a continuous extension of the medium boundaries. The creative gesture of personalisation and mythicise through the concealing of the real, establishes the basis of the artist peculiarity that consciously passes through the various development and printing techniques of an…

Pascual Sisto + Amy Feldman @ Brand New Gallery, Milan

For En Plein Air, Pascual Sisto has sampled the organic occurring markings native to a peculiar household plant commonly known as the spotted laurel or gold dust laurel (Aucuba Japonica ‘Variegata’); a plant variety that has been produced in strict cultivation by selective breeding. This sampling has occurred not once or twice but multiple times…

Varda Caivano @ Victoria Miro, London

Passing through the sliding wall of Victoria Miro’s Mayfair space into their first room I am struck by the restraint of the six canvases that greet me. Rather than the mottled layering of mark and vivid colour I associate with Caivano, large areas of white primer are left bare, her palette is dominated by greys…

Bradford Kessler @ Ashes/Ashes, Los Angeles

“The ruling ideology today is basically something like a vague hedonism with a Buddhist touch” – Slavoj Žižek ANXIETY SOCIAL CLUB follows up Kessler’s exhibitions Land Lords at MonCHÉRI, Brussels (2015), and Finally Every Dimension of the Soil at American Medium, New York (2015). Abstract, anti-romantic notions of revolution and chaos in both society and…

Catfish @ Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles

Anat Ebgi Gallery presents the exhibition Catfish, a group show featuring Petra Cortright, Kate Steciw, Letha Wilson and Margo Wolowiec. Composed of digital paintings, collages and sculptures, the four artists utilize varying kinds of mutable imagery–drawn from stock photography websites, social media and landscapes–as a representational vocabulary that intersects with physical presence. Taking its name…

Joshua Petker / Some Hippies and a Hobo @ ASHES/ASHES, Los Angeles

Jesters, vagabonds, sailors at port, historical bohemians, Greek cynics, and common outsider intellectuals inhabit the role of the subject in Petker’s work – listless seekers as, and among, tropes of painting. His subjects and painting processes represent an attempt at making sense of one’s existence through idealism while also repeating the material routines of daily…