Ryan Stewart Nault is on the verge of having his first solo exhibition at Portland’s Breeze Block Gallery. I’m a Stranger Here Myself will see the young Chicago-based painter unveiling a fresh body of work on the back of multiple group exhibitions throughout the United States and the also the UK. Nault has recently completed his BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He describes his work as harboring the effects of domestic comfort, which is evident throughout his past work, and transfers into this new body of [...]
Following in the footsteps of KAWS & Futura, the Brazilian artistic duo Os Gemeos have been chosen to design the next limited edition Hennessy V.S. bottle. Judging from previous releases, fans of the twins should not have a hard time getting ahold of one of these for their collections as past iterations were released in high numbers. Take a closer look below… Via Slamxhype & Wheat City. Discuss Os Gemeos here.
Next month at the Monterey Museum of Art in Central California, Andrew Schoultz will be presenting an exhibition entitled In Process: Andrew Schoultz. The show will include a site-specific installation and mural (open to the public starting July 5th for those interested in following the progress – also seen in these photos) on the walls of the Jane and Justin Dart Gallery at the Museum’s La Mirada location, based upon the local histories of Monterey. With the public opening at the museum scheduled for July 12th, the showing will [...]
Earlier today, NOWNESS released a new video feature on American artist Robert Longo and his iconic charcoal drawings. Included in the footage is an interview with the NY-based painter where he touches on many topics including why he works in black & white, how he made it big with his Man in the City imagery, how to stay relevant as an artist gets older, and the idea of truth. Take a look at the video below… Discuss Robert Longo here.
Tomorrow night in Beverly Hills (June 19th 6-8pm), the Lladró Boutique will be holding a release party for the Gary Baseman (interviewed) designed version of their Guest porcelain figure. The cocktail reception will include a discussion between Erika Heet, Editorial Director for Dwell on Design. Make sure to confirm an RSVP if you plan on attending. Discuss Gary Baseman here.
Kevin Earl Taylor’s work has a timeless quality to it – within his work are we looking at scenes from an imagined future or relics from the past? The San Francisco based artist is back in the studio after a six month residency last year in Germany and currently gearing up for a large scale solo exhibition entitled Monument Adrift to be held in Portland at Breeze Block Gallery in July along with an exhibition by Chicago based Ryan Stewart Nault. Taylor works primarily with oils and [...]
Next week, two graffiti artists we follow here on AM come together for a two person show in Bristol. Rowdy and Sweet Toof need no introduction as their jams have been seen on the world stage for years individually, together as a twosom,e and also as part of their former guise within the Burning Candy crew. Sweet Summer Solstice opens on the longest day of the year, June 21st at Bristol arts venue The Looking Glass, with an opening party serving Sweet Toof punch and Crocktails. The exhibition runs [...]
Kid Acne’s coming back through like an amber gambler with the re-release of his 2003 album Council Pop in a special 10 year anniversary edition (has it really been 10 years?). AM readers will probably be more familiar with the graffiti / street art side of Kid Acne’s creative output, but if you haven’t heard his Yorkshire infused hip hop, then this could be an ideal intro to the world of Eddy Fresh. Streets ahead of his debut Rap Traffic, Council Pop lacks some of the [...]
One of the satellite fairs during Basel Week Switzerland is the always quality SCOPE Art Fair. Although, this venue lacks the blue-chip luster of the main event (covered), we always find many familiar faces and intriguing works at this fair. Take a look at an overview of what was offered in the photos below… Photo credit: Andrew Hosner for Arrested Motion.
AM recently had the chance to visit pop-surrealist painter Hisham Echafaki‘s studio. Using acrylic and oil paint, the London-based artist loves exploring symetry and patterns, as well as depicting animals in a surreal environment, as shown in his kufic and butterflies series. We were fortunate to document some of the painting process of his Anthropomorphic Bowie pieces as he prepared for the upcoming group show The Many Faces of David Bowie at the Opera Gallery London. Photo credit: Butterfly.