Group Exhibition: Spring Show with Galerie Matthew Namour

May 18th, 2018

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Rotary account, 2017-18

36 x 36 x 1 5/8 inches | 91.44 x 91.44cm

Found paper, acrylic, screen-print, ball point pen and white-out on cradled birch panel. 

Finished in satin varnish. Framed by artist with found yardsticks.

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One of 3 recent works for the Matthew Namour Gallery spring group show from May 17 - June 17, 2018. 

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Galerie Matthew Namour

217 Boulevard Saint Laurent

Montréal (Québec) H2Y 3T9

Contact info@matthewnamour.com for all inquiries.

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Group Exhibition: MIRUS Gallery Denver Grand Opening

April 25th, 2018

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Diamond life, Overcast, 2018

87 x 48 x 2 inches

Acrylic polymer and enamel on canavs.

Finished in satin varnish.

View LARGE here

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Mirus Gallery Denver

Grand Opening Group Exhibition

Friday, April 27 at 7 PM - 10 PM MDT

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Mirus Gallery Denver

1144 Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80203

Artists Exhibiting: 

Adam Friedman, Aec Interesni Kazki, Augustine Kofie, Bohdan Burenko, Cain Caiser, Casey Cripe, Chazme, Chris Cycle, Damon Soule, Faith XLVII, Florian, Gilbert1, Jan Kalab, Justin Bower, Kenor, Lister, Low Bros, Mars1, Morten Andersen, Nawer, NoMe Edonna, Nychos, Okuda, Oliver Vernon, Optimist, Robert Proch, Rubin, SatOne, Sickboy, Thomas Canto, Tim Biskup, Tobias Kroeger, Vesod, Yoh Nagao, Zeser, Zepha.

Mirus Gallery is excited to celebrate its Grand Opening, and inauguration of its new location in Denver. The gallery will open with a dynamic group exhibition featuring a variety of staple artists represented by the gallery over the years, as well as new international exhibitors who carry the gallery’s curatorial visions into the future. The opening reception is Friday, April 27th, 7-10pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public. 21+ ID Required.

For the past 5 years, Mirus Gallery has been championing new movements of contemporary art in San Francisco and will now expand this vision to Denver. Mirus means “astonishing, extraordinary, and strange.” By definition, the curatorial direction of owner, Paul Hemming, presents just that through exhibitions of international emerging and mid-career artists. These exhibitions strive to engage viewers on a sentient, emotional and evocative level, while also pushing the boundaries in remarkable technical skills and process. 

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By day, Zen Compound operates as Mirus Gallery, Hive Coffee Bar and as ECO-SYSTEM, a co-working space that also serves as an incubator for startups in which Hemming takes an interest. By night, Temple, an innovative club known for its entertainment programming, production feats and legendary hospitality, thumps as patrons provide the kinetic energy that lights up the dance floor.

“Though each business is vastly different, the fundamentals behind each are the same: responsibility in all forms, to each other and our planet; constant evolution; and a drive to create something meaningful,” Hemming says.

In 2017, Hemming is expanding with a new location in Denver. It will launch with a kickoff for a new Temple Nightclub in fall 2017 to coincide with the ten-year anniversary of the opening of the original San Francisco location. Two more domestic locations are in development now. Long-term, plans call for building Zen Compound into a nationally and internationally recognized brand.

About the owner/co-curator: Paul Hemming 

Zen Compound’s founder, Paul Hemming, has spent his life traveling between two worlds, born to a Chinese mother and American father. Hemming has built an eclectic business that reflects not only the duality in himself but also the yin and yang of Zen philosophy.

About the Director/co-curator: Art Poesia 

Art Poesia, has worked as an artist for over 2.5 decades in the San Francisco Bay Area and over the past 7 years curated multiple exhibitions internationally. Having started the internationally recognized website Graffuturism.com as well as the Graffuturism Movement in 2010, he has now focused his attention to curating and bringing emerging artists to San Francisco, and now Denver. Mirus Gallery is the director’s newest project and venture into the commercial gallery space.

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Group Exhibition: ABSTRACT STREET ART, Bayonne France

April 11th, 2018

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Natural system central, 2016

52×60 inches | 132×153cm

Acrylic on canvas. Finished in satin varnish. 

 

Space Junk Art Centers present:

ABSTRACT STREET ART I COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION

35 Rue Sainte-Catherine, 64100 Bayonne, France

12/04/2018 - 02/06/2018

JonOne, Futura, Kofie Augustine, Tanc, MadC, Sowat, LX One, Lek

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“Abstract Street Art” is a collective exhibition presenting the work of 8 artists.

Abstract art was immediately invited into Street art. Whether reinterpreting the artists of the movement “Abstract Expressionism” after the war or by assuming the technique called “Freestyle”, akin to the work of colorists …

And then, over the years, new forms of abstraction have appeared, each time calling on the history of art: Futurism, Automatic Writing, Optical Art.

Spacejunk invites you to discover in this new original exhibition, the footbridges that street artists have created between the history of painting and the movement of Street art.

 

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Serigraph: MKNZMS | Serigraph with Swinton Gallery, Madrid

April 8th, 2018

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“MKNZMS”, 2018

70 x 70 cm

2 Color hand pulled screen print

Keaykolour Original Blanco 300 g/m2

Limited edition of 30 copies signed and numbered by the artist.

Swinton Gallery Stamp

Printed at “Hola Por Qué”  (Madrid)

Includes a MKNZM Soundtrack by Augustine Kofie C60 Cassette and a download link for a digital file.

Ships world wide.

 

Available at the Swinton Gallery store. Ships world wide.

 

 

 

 

 

Solo show: MKNZM at Swinton Gallery, Madrid

March 7th, 2018

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AUGUSTINE KOFIE | MKNZM 

#AKMKNZM

 

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Opening reception:
Friday, March 23rd - May 27, 2018 

8-10 pm

C/ Miguel Servet 21 28012, MADRID, Spain

0034 91 4496128 

Contact: aloha@swintonandgrant.com for collectors catalogue and all inquiries

 

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MKNZM (Mechanism), at Swinton Gallery, is Augustine Kofie’s first solo show in Spain.

Comprised of the artist’s signature constructivist, graffuturist aesthetic, the show includes collage on wood, painting on canvas, and etched found clipboards. Beginning with a three-month-long process of mechanical drawing, Kofie created a collection of sketches which would become the basis for collage and painting. Stretching the circle which anchors much of his work into an oblong pushed the sketches in a highly technical, mechanical direction (hence the title). The oblongs began operating like belts, linking parts of conceptual machines, evoked in 2D as parallel, fold-out worlds. Combining Spanish ephemera (sent by Swinton) with paper from his deep inventory, Kofie built up a collage series in which individual works explore gradients of a single color, determined and inspired by the found paper. Once the color palette for the show had been established, the paintings followed suit.

 A soundtrack created for the show by the artist is available on Mixcloud.com/4×4tracktor, and for only the second time in his career, as a physical, limited edition release on C60 cassette. MKNZM Soundttrack available HERE to stream.

 

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+  An exhibition log can be found at Augustinekofie.info 

Official FBook event via Swinton Gallery

Via MADRIZ: Essential exhibitions that you can not miss this month 

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G R A F F U T U R I S M  

Studio and exhibition work archive at augustinekofie.info

February 12th, 2018

 

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Augustinekofie.info will be the new home of all of my studio and exhibition works as of Summer 2014.

 

A comprehensive view of my collage, paintings and exhibitions, past and present.

 

Keepdrafting has been the home of all of my creative exploits since 2001 an will remain so, but shall maintain a focus on public works and up to date projects. 

 

URVANITY Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid with Swinton Gallery

January 1st, 2018

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Craftsman Communications, 2017 36 in. diameter x 1.5 inches deep Found paper, acrylic, screen-print, ball point pen, graphite and white-out on cradled birch panel. Sealed in archival matte varnish. One of 2 recent works for the Madrid based @swintongallery booth at this years @urvanityart contemporary art fair in Madrid opening this February 21-25, 2018, LASEDE COAM - c/Hortaleza 63 █ contact aloha@swintonandgrant.com for availability. #vintagefuturism #graffuturism #builtpaintings #abstractart #constructionism #swintongallery #urvanityart #augustinekofie  #abstracción #mixedmedia

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Progress of new works for Swinton & Grant’s booth for this years URVANITY Art Fair in Madrid . The contemporary Art Fair opens at LASEDE COAM on February 21-25th. 

Group Exhibition: C O M P E N D I U M at TREASON Gallery, Seattle

October 1st, 2017

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Now builder blush, 2017 Details H E R E  

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TREASON GALLERY Presents:  C O M P E N D I U M
Opening Date: Thursday, October 5th 6pm-9pm @ Treason Gallery
Closing Date: Saturday, November 18th
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Mad C, Remi Rough, Jason Woodside, Allison Renshaw, Clark Goolsby, Zest, Sean Barton, Vizie, Monci , Florence Blanchard, Jeremy Brown, Augustine Kofie, Seikon, Demsky, Derek Bruno
Compendium seeks to be an attractive and eclectic exhibition, exploring the new abstract movement arising from post graffiti. Each participating artist’s work explores the abstraction in their own unique approach. Whether it be the interaction of space and color or the evolution in mediums, COMPENDIUM highlights each artist as an individual while simultaneously complimenting each other as a group exhibition

 

Group Exhibition: East Looking West - JLG and Heron Arts, San Francisco

September 15th, 2017

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ShapingUp Series No. 01 - In good hands Details H E R E

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Jonathan LeVine Projects and Heron Arts are pleased to present:  ‘East Looking West’, an exhibition of artists currently based on the West Coast, curated by Jonathan LeVine.

September 16 - October 7, 2017 | Opening reception: September 16 from from 7:00-10:00 PM.

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Jonathan LeVine is known for introducing the West Coast lowbrow aesthetic to the East Coast. With a particular style, vision, and palette influenced by comic books, B-movies, advertising, and car culture, the lowbrow aesthetic is both a cultural reality and a romantic encapsulation of how The West is seen from afar. It represents eternal sunshine, a way of life, the possibility of escape, and a fresh start. ‘East Looking West’ is a stylistic melting pot showcasing West Coast natives and transplants. Revisiting our roots, we focus the lens on the West Coast and take a look at what is happening now.
 

Group Exhibition: A MAJOR MINORITY @ Mirus Gallery, San Francisco

August 8th, 2017

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Sequoiacast, 2017 33.5 in. diamiter x 1 inches deep Found paper, acrylic, screen-print, ball point pen, graphite and white-out on cradled birch panel. Sealed in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin varnish.  __________________________________________________ One of 2 works for the group show A MAJOR MINORITY at @mirusgallery, San Francisco Opening Reception, Friday August 18, 7-10pm August 18 - September 8, 2017 curated by @poesiamirusgallery __________________________________________________ A Major Minority is an international exhibition consisting of urban artists from around the world. The concept and title of the show were developed by graffiti artist and curator, Poesia, who is also the editor of Graffufuturism.com and the cultural instigator at the center of the growing interest in abstract, progressive and hybrid Graffiti art forms. This will be the 3rd installment of A Major Minority and a much more intimate exhibition than previous ones, which incorporated hundreds of works of art. @poesiamirusgallery elected to exhibit this smaller quantity and particular group of artists in order to display a more condensed spectrum of progressive hybrid aesthetics within the Othercontemporary Urban Art community. This intensive and extensive sampling of stylistic specimens illustrates a broad continuum of approaches and aesthetics that fall under the purview of this art form, without focusing on any one sub-genre exclusively. __________________________________________________ #amajorminority #mirusgallery #Othercontemporary #vintagefuturism #mixedkidmixedmedia #midcenturymanipulate #graffuturism #builtpaintings #abstractart #mixedmedia #californiaart #westcoastart #constructionism

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Studio progress of ‘Sequoiacast’, Summer, 2017.  View in detail HERE.

 

Mirus Gallery Presents: A MAJOR MINORITY_ an intercontinental survey of Othercontemporary Urban Art
A Major Minority is an international exhibition consisting of urban artists from around the world. The concept and title of the show were developed by graffiti artist, Poesia, who is also the editor of Graffuturism.com and the cultural instigator at the center of the growing interest in abstract, progressive and hybrid Graffiti art forms. This will be the 3rd installment of A Major Minority and a much more intimate exhibition than previous ones, which incorporated hundreds of works of art. Poesia elected to exhibit this smaller quantity and particular group of artists in order to display a more condensed spectrum of progressive hybrid aesthetics within the Othercontemporary Urban Art community. This intensive and extensive sampling of stylistic specimens illustrates a broad continuum of approaches and aesthetics that fall under the purview of this art form, without focusing on any one sub-genre exclusively.

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Featured Artists:
Alex Kuznetsov, Augustine Kofie, Cain Caser, Carlos Mare, Chad Hasegawa, Christopher Derek Bruno, Demsky, Gris1, Jan Kalab, Jaybo Monk, N.O.madski, Sabio Mazza, SEIKON, West Rubenstein, Zeser
August 18 - September 8, 2017
Opening Reception
Friday August 18, 7-10pm
540 Howard St., 3rd Fl
San Francisco, CA
415-948-3330

 

Full press release and essay here.

For inquiries contact
art@mirusgallery.com