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DEADRINGER exhibition by Michael Reeder

Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present DEADRINGER, a solo exhibition by Michael Reeder. DEADRINGER will be Reeder’s inaugural solo exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary, in which he will be exhibiting new works that explore themes of self-identity and ego.

Through the use of bold saturated color and graphic geometric patterns blended with figurative elements, Reeder’s work delves into the concept of self, and the innate human desire to be an authentic entity. Skulls and hands are prevalent in the artists work, calling attention to both internal and external physical elements that connect us all as humans. As we strive for uniqueness, we are bound together through our humanity, highlighting the fact that we are ultimately the same.

About the exhibition, Reeder states, “I wanted to focus on how similar we as humans are regardless of our external differences and how desperately we attempt to stand apart in society. We are all composed of distinct experiences, backgrounds, cultures, fashion styles, careers, etc., yet it is all individually mashed up into a dead ringer, almost carbon copied vessel - the human body. This concept is the underlying premise of DEADRINGER.”

Please join us Saturday, December 1 from 6pm - 8pm for the opening reception of DEADRINGER. The artist will be in attendance. As an added bonus, the first 100 attendees of the exhibition will receive a free print.

This exhibition will be on view through Saturday, December 22. For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please email us at

Michael Reeder was born in Dallas, Texas in 1982, where he grew up influenced by the local skate and street culture. Drawing and painting in traditional mediums from a young age, Reeder found himself drawn to the underground, unseen, yet very public form of painting graffiti. He later moved to New York City where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the School of Visual Arts. Post-college, Michael took a job with Eyecon Studios in Dallas, Texas and learned to paint large-scale, traditional murals. These experiences fused with his early graffiti influence formed and grew into his portraiture work today. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, along with numerous printed publications such as New American Paintings, Le Petit Voyeur and HiFructose Magazine. Reeder currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Dan Bina

Dan studied painting at the Kansas City Art Institute in 2006. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Katya Mezhibovskaya.

Dan's work addresses themes of identity, media, culture, gender, and commerce. His series of non-sequitur watercolor and ink paintings explore found imagery and text. Objects, plants, and animals are presented with phrases that defy expectations. Dan often uses humor to examine social media avatars, human desire, and the advertising languages we use to market ourselves and products in all corners of the internet from Amazon to OkCupid. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. 

Art New York 2018: Editor's Top 10 Picks

Art New York, presented by Art Miami, returns to Pier 94 from May 3-6 offering noteworthy and fresh works by important artists from the contemporary, modern, post-war and pop eras, featuring paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design and sculpture.  

The 2018 edition will see over 85 international contemporary and modern galleries from 30 countries come together to represent over 1,200 artists including CONTEXT, a platform for a selection of new and established contemporary galleries to present emerging, mid-career and cutting-edge talent. 

Create! Magazine had the pleasure of exploring the fair on VIP preview day on May 3rd, 2018 and here are our top picks:

Spoke Art at Moniker and Mark Drew Exhibition

On View: May 3rd - 6th, 2018

Spoke Art is pleased to announce our participation in Moniker International Art Fair for the inaugural edition of Moniker Brooklyn. Showcasing a range of contemporary painting and sculpture, our booth will exhibit new and recent works from Ben Eine, Cash For Your Warhol, Dan Lam, Mark Drew, Tatiana Suarez and Tavar Zawacki. Additionally we will have a curated selection of rare and sold out limited edition posters, pulled from the gallery archives, available for in-person sales.

Please join us at Booth 9 at Moniker Brooklyn, opening to the public Friday, May 4th and running through the weekend until May 6th. For more information or to receive an advanced collectors preview, please email us at

What Goes On?

Solo Exhibition by Mark Drew

Opening Reception: May 5th, 6 - 8pm On view: May 5th - 26th, 2018

Spoke NYC is pleased to present What Goes On?, a solo exhibition by Tokyo-based Australian artist Mark Drew. What Goes On? will be Drew’s inaugural solo exhibition at Spoke Art, where he will be exhibiting his ongoing series of paintings that combine and re-contextualize two distinct elements - characters from the beloved Peanuts gang and 90’s rap lyrics.

Drew’s narrative based work takes on the format of a comic still, using rap lyrics as dialogue for Peanuts characters. As is common practice in hip hop music production, the artist “samples” rap lyrics and characters from the Peanuts gang, redefining the meaning of both. Ranging from the existential to the absurd, the artist creates a new universe for the wholesome Peanuts characters, calling to question the meaning of life, perseverance, relationships and loyalty.

Consisting of 13 new acrylic paintings, Drew uses a limited palette comprised almost exclusively of black, white and yellow. The artist’s largest work to date, titled Maintain (Nas) will be exhibited, depicting Linus kneeling in prayer at his bedside, supplicating for strength to “maintain.”

About the exhibition, artist Mark Drew states, "The 90’s rap music I surround myself with is made up of layered samples from older music (and often a different genre). Taking a drum beat from one record, and adding a vocal or riff from another to form something new. To paraphrase RUN-DMC: making something out of nothing, or expressing yourself with what you have readily available. My art practice follows a pre-2000s hip hop approach, visually sampling and re-presenting these unrelated and personally nostalgic things as one."

Please join us Saturday, May 5th from 6 - 8pm for the opening reception of What Goes On? Complimentary beverages will be served and the artist will be in attendance. A limited edition screen print of Maintain (Nas) is scheduled to be released in conjunction with the exhibition and will be available in person at the opening.

For more information, or additional images, please email us at

Art New York 2018: Interview With Casterline|Goodman Gallery

Casterline|Goodman Gallery

Gallery Owners Robert Casterline and Jordan Goodman

611 E. Cooper Avenue Aspen, CO 81611

Jim DINE  Still-Start The Western Fire, 2010  Acrylic, charcoal and sand on linen  72 1/8 x 60 1/4 inches


Still-Start The Western Fire, 2010

Acrylic, charcoal and sand on linen

72 1/8 x 60 1/4 inches

Tell us a little bit about your gallery. What types of art do you generally focus on?

Specializing in Post-War and Contemporary art, Casterline|Goodman Gallery is committed to presenting first-tier, investment-grade original artwork from the 20th and 21st centuries.

What should visitors expect from your booth in Art New York this year?

Unique paintings and drawings by established artists such as Jim Dine, Alex Katz, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha and Richard Serra.

Please share a few tips for new collectors and those interested in investing in art for the first time. 

I recommend that new collectors take their time to learn about the artists they are drawn to and the art market in general before making a purchase.  I would recommend that if they’re investing, they need to deal with a gallery that actually handles investment artwork instead of an advisor or primary gallery that may or may not be a specialist.

Ed RUSCHA  Yes Tree, 1983-1986  Oil and enamel on canvas  50 x 40 inches


Yes Tree, 1983-1986

Oil and enamel on canvas

50 x 40 inches

What are your favorite aspects of participating in art fairs?

We love the opportunity to meet so many new people that share our passion for the artists that we focus on, in a city where we don’t have a gallery presence. 

Richard SERRA  P&E VIII, 2007  Paintstick on mylar  26 1/2 x 40 inches

Richard SERRA

P&E VIII, 2007

Paintstick on mylar

26 1/2 x 40 inches

Name a few important works we should keep an eye on when visiting. 

Our Richard Serra collection is pretty amazing, along with great works by Ed Ruscha. 

(Above image: Richard SERRA, P&E IX, 2007, Litho crayon on mylar, 26 1/2 x 40 inches)

Art New York 2018: Interview With Archeus/ Post-Modern


Director Brian Balfour–Oatts

(Donald Judd, Untitled)

(Donald Judd, Untitled)


Tell us a little bit about your gallery. What types of art do you generally focus on?

We deal in works from the so-called "secondary market", which means pieces which are already in the marketplace, and not being sold on behalf of the artist. The artists in whose work we deal are all very established, in museum collections, and are generally held to be amongst the best and most well-known of their generation

What should visitors expect from your booth in Art New York this year?

Predominantly important abstract work. We have some very fine examples of paintings by Pierre Soulages, Josef Albers and Ron Gorchov, and rare editions by Donald Judd and Bridget Riley. The majority of artists that we hold are abstract, both gestural and hard-edged - although we are also very involved with the figurative work of Hockney, Freud, Warhol and Ed Ruscha.

Please share a few tips for new collectors and those interested in investing in art for the first time.

If an artist isn't already in the collection of MoMA or the Tate, then don't even think about the investment angle. Check recent acquisitions by both of those institutions, as well as other international museums (usually available online) and see what they have bought in the last year.

If you consider your purchase of art to be an investment, then it's fine to buy with your ears. Unless you have been looking at paintings every day for ten years, ask and listen.

What are your favorite aspects of participating in art fairs?

The non-stop nature of the four or five days of an art fair is very exciting. Every minute a different conversation begins, and you speak to hundreds of people in a very short space of time.  One way or another, the majority of my most important and favorite clients have met me through art fairs.

Name a few important works we should keep an eye on when visiting. 

We have a super-rare set of ten black woodcuts by Donald Judd, the only set ever to have appeared on the market, other examples of which are owned by MoMA and SFMoMA. 

We also have a beautiful Albers painting which belongs to the same group that was the subject of the Guggenheim's recent "Albers in Mexico" exhibition. 

Genuinely museum quality works are a joy to own, even if it is temporary. 

(Above image: Josef Albers, Contented Green)

Art New York 2018: Interview With Long-Sharp Gallery 

Long-Sharp Gallery

Gallery Owner Rhonda Long-Sharp

1 North Illinois, Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46204

(Above image: Tarik Currimbhoy, Stainless Steel Rocker [Kinetic])

Gino Miles,  Elegance

Gino Miles, Elegance

Tell us a little bit about your gallery. What types of art do you generally focus on?

Long-Sharp Gallery (LSG) has locations in Indianapolis and New York City. LSG specializes in works on paper, multiples and drawings by modern masters including: Picasso, Miro, Warhol, Basquiat, Haring, Indiana, and Lichtenstein. In addition, LSG is dedicated to a contemporary program that incorporates paintings, photography, and sculpture, as well as conceptual and multimedia art by a growing roster of regional, national, and international artists. This roster includes Gino Miles, Thalen & Thalen, David Spiller, Russell Young, and Amy Kirchner, among others.  

LSG has placed works in important museums, corporations, and in public and private collections. Recently named one of the top 500 Art Galleries in the world by Modern Painters Magazine (Blouin Art Info), LSG is honored to work with clients worldwide.

Long-Sharp Gallery features a rigorous program which includes international contemporary artists in solo and thematic exhibitions. The gallery also enjoys increased participation in top level art fairs in the US and Europe, which affords the gallery's worldwide clients even greater access to the gallery’s growing inventory of important and innovative works. These art fairs include Masterpiece London and Art Miami. 

Long-Sharp Gallery is a certified Woman's Business Enterprise (WBE) and a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

Andy Warhol,  Key Service

Andy Warhol, Key Service

What should visitors expect from your booth in Art New York this year?

Focusing on “small masterpieces”, Long-Sharp Gallery returns to Art New York 2018 with a selection of important works [no greater in size than 24” x 24”] by modern and contemporary masters. The centerpiece of the exhibition is Pablo Picasso’s watercolor and charcoal drawing, titled “Femme”; the piece is from 1901 – the year of Picasso’s first solo exhibition in Paris. Small works on canvas by Andy Warhol, Sam Francis, and Robert Indiana, along with a color pencil study drawing by Roy Lichtenstein, will be presented alongside Picasso’s “Femme”.  Works by contemporary sculptors Gino Miles, Tarik Currimbhoy, Thalen & Thalen, and David Hayes will flank the “small masterpieces.” 

   Gino Miles,  Wild


Gino Miles, Wild

Please share a few tips for new collectors and those interested in investing in art for the first time.  

1. Only buy art that rocks your world. If you don’t love it, don’t buy it. Visit top tier galleries and fine art fairs to learn what you like.

2. Look for a gallery or auction house that can assist you. Vet them for their reputation, ethics, and clientele. For works by top tier artists such as Picasso, Warhol, etc., vet the gallery or auction house and the work carefully, examine the catalogue raisonné pertinent to the artist, look at the front and back of each work, and generally do your homework. Most auction houses warrant authenticity for only 5 years after purchase.

3. Understand that condition is important to value.  That is, two works from the same limited edition may be vastly different in price because of the condition of those works. Simply doing price comparisons is not the way to buy art. Price should be the third criteria on the list.

What are your favorite aspects of participating in art fairs?

Art fairs are a favorite of our gallery because we get to see artwork brought from galleries all over the world.  The Art Miami Group brings interesting and diverse galleries to its fairs.  We also like the connoisseurship of highly vetted secondary market fairs (such as Masterpiece London).

Name a few important works we should keep an eye on when visiting. 
Our exhibit this year is dedicated to important works with a small footprint. Picasso’s “Femme”, the watercolor and charcoal drawing from 1901, is certainly a standout piece.  We are also excited to exhibit a new sculpture by Gino Miles titled “Elegance.”

Studio Sundays: Jason Bryant

Born in 1976 in Wilson, NC, Jason Bryant now lives and works in New York, City. Bryant graduated from East Carolina University with a BFA and went on to the Maryland Institute College of Art for his MFA in painting.  Bryant moved to New York City soon after and began work with such notable artists as Kehinde Wiley and Bjarne Melgaard.

Heavily influenced by classic film, Bryant begins each painting by researching images from cinematic moments or magazine images of interest to fit various themes exploring loneliness, vulnerability and frailty. Bryant renders each image, at first as a pencil sketch on canvas without the use of projection and then by transforming the image through oil paint into a photo-realistically and beautifully rendered film still. Bryant then incorporates his signature skateboard graphics, a skateboarder himself, or paints in pixilated areas often cropping the eyes or other notable features of each character.

Bryant’s paintings have been exhibited across the United States, Europe and Australia, are represented by galleries in New York, London and the Gold Coast and are collected worldwide. His work has been featured and covered in Juxtapoz Magazine, Thrasher (U.S. and France), NY Arts Magazine, American Artist and Time Out New York.


A photo, a fingerprint, a signature, and DNA are all methods we use to identify a person, but they are just a means to match a name or face to an individual, not to describe who they are or to translate their identity. For as long as I have been using portraiture as the main focus of my paintings, it is not the identity or recognizable face in which I use to describe my portraits, but more of a blueprint of how I approach portraiture. Many levels go into what makes a person’s portrait. It’s a fabric of many layers, intertwined with a person’s favorite foods, music, and movies. I have used all of these concepts in building my portraits. Stemming from my lifelong love of the cinema, many of the subjects of my paintings are actors and actresses. However, I am not commenting on celebrity or the star system, but I use the celebrity as a hook to bring then viewer in. My work has never focused on the face to describe or examine a portrait. Instead, by cropping or hiding certain features of the face, I add more mystery to the portrait, bringing us to question who we are and what’s beneath the surface.

In my recent series of paintings, I have incorporated my love of skateboarding to explore themes of portraiture. With vibrant visceral iconic skateboard graphics coming from behind or bursting through the elegant black and white images of various actors and actresses, I’ve merged two of the most important parts of my life, skateboarding and art. I use the traditional format of the portrait, to simultaneously, comment on identity and create portraits that mean so much more than just the individual being painted. With most of my paintings, the figure is the focal point, but when all of the elements of the painting come into play, the work really explores the identity of others, not the subject being painted. There is so much to be learned from a person’s portrait, information that goes well beyond the face.

Our Picks for Spring/Break Art Show 2018

SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an internationally recognized exhibition platform using underused, atypical and historic New York City exhibition spaces to activate and challenge the traditional cultural landscape of the art market, typically but not exclusively during Armory Arts Week. 

While there was a ton of incredible and innovative work, we picked the following projects that inspired us during our visit to the show. Be sure to check our the exhibition to see tons more art!

Eric Shaw at The Hole, NYC

New York, NY) - The Hole is pleased to announce Trails, an exhibition of new paintings by Eric Shaw, on view October 21 – November 19, 2017. This presentation includes seven fanciful abstract paintings employing high contrast polygons and pathways, geometric shapes and fine lines suggesting trails on a map. This is the artist’s first solo show at the gallery.

Shaw’s paintings are inspired by the diverse commercial graphic design that is ubiquitous throughout New York City. Referencing memories and photographs of logos and signs, he uses a smartphone application and his forefinger to create digital drawings of these motifs, which are then transferred onto canvas with acrylic paint. Once painted onto canvas, Shaw uses thin tape to draw additional lines that form his trail-like lines.

Each day he photographs the painting and uses the mobile application on his cellphone to draw on top of the image, editing the digital copy to form a new layer of the analog painting. This regenerative process continues until the painting is considered complete. Moderated by direct exposure to the urban environment as well as mobile technology, these works are underpinned by the digital-world geometry and program design that structures contemporary life.

About Eric Shaw

Eric Shaw (b. 1983, Enfield, CT) lives and works in Brooklyn. Shaw has exhibited internationally most recently this summer at PRIVATEVIEW in Turin where he was an artist in residence. Other recent exhibitions include Come As You Are at Annarumma Gallery, Naples; Stars & Stripes at Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv; Highlight: Summer One at Hollis Taggart Gallery, New York; Maker’s Mark at Regina Rex, New York; Some New American Paintings at Ever Gold in San Francisco; and Summer Mixer 2015 at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York.

About The Hole

The Hole is a contemporary art gallery run by Kathy Grayson. Opened July of 2010, the 4000 sq. ft. storefront on the Bowery is a block up from the New Museum, bordering the Lower East Side and NoLIta neighborhoods of Manhattan. The Hole presents monthly solo and group exhibitions with a focus on emerging art and thematic group exhibitions. The gallery represents more than fifteen artists from America and abroad, and has exhibited over 200 more.