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Update: Allison Sommers

Allison Sommers (interviewed) recently completed one of her delightful little sculptures of the mischievous creatures from her paintings – “Little Diedrich.” She writes – “A meat cake, a sheet cake filled with hammy treats cake… so could be heard the siren-song of little Diedrich, waiting in the woods for an unsuspecting traveler to sample his gaily-frosted, heavenly-delicious confectionaries…” Look for more sculptures and paintings in her next solo show at Thinkspace in May of 2010. More views of Deidrich after the jump…

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’09 – Jeff Soto x Jonathan Levine Gallery

Riverside native Jeff Soto (interviewed) will be one of the featured artists with Jonathan Levine Gallery this year at the SCOPE satellite fair. No stranger to Art Basel Week, Soto will be participating in multiple projects and exhibitions (more later), but probably will have the most work dedicated to this mini-show. Expect to see his usual acrylic on wood works and also his continued explorations into watercolor as you can see by “Rock Pile I” (above). More preview images via Soto’s blog after the jump…
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Black Rats to Black Dogs

Inspired by the resident ghost of the notorious Victorian bookseller F.J. Williams, Black Rat Projects (formerly the Black Rat Press) are celebrating the festive season with the installation and launch of Black Dog Books on 2nd December. This pop-up emporium will be located within the gallery and promises the finest in new and old books including hand made fanzines, films and artwork by Swoon (interviewed), Burning Candy, Giles Walker, Brian Adam Douglas aka Elbow-Toe (interviewed), Lucas Price aka Cyclops (interviewed) and others. Designed by members […]

Highlights: Recommended openings for this weekend (Nov. 27th/28th)

This is the last weekend before most of the major galleries in the art world descend upon Miami during Art Basel week where well over 20 art fairs will play host to almost 1,000 international galleries. Despite this fact, there are still a few noteworthy shows going off around the world this weekend we wanted to point out. In addition to all the fairs down in Miami next week, there will also be a number of noteworthy special events taking place this year. All in all, […]
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Openings: Gert and Uwe Tobias – The Breeder, Athens

AM was in Athens, Greece, and stopped into The Breeder to check out the latest show by Romanian-born twins Gert and Uwe Tobias. We first became aware of the brothers a few years back after happening upon a show of theirs at a gallery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, where we were instantly taken by their dark yet playful works on paper. Since then, they have done quite well to say the least, exhibiting at MoMA, as well as at prestigious galleries around the world.

Creative Process: Tristram Lansdowne

Just ahead of his solo show at LE Gallery entitled “Entropical Paradise” (previewed with studio visit), AM brings you a glimpse of how Tristram Lansdowne typically puts together one of his pieces. We asked Tristram if he would record some details of his artistic process for us – he did just that, and you can see the stages of one of his paintings coming together along with a some words from the artist after the jump.
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Releases: Jose Parla – New Prints

Fans of Jose Parla’s urban calligraphy have three more reasons to be happy as word came out this week of three limited edition prints that will be released next month at Elms Lester. The London gallery will be holding a special event on December 5th to commemorate the release of the giclees (with over-layering of Parla’s trademark, free-flowing calligraphic markings using multiple hand printed silk-screens). All three will be editions of 100 and priced from £750 – £850. Images after the jump…

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’09 – “Stages” @ O.H.W.O.W. Gallery

After it’s start in France in July, “Stages” will make its final stop before the paintings going to the homes of collectors (purchased to benefit LIVESTRONG).  The exhibition will be on location at this year’s Art Basel Miami at O.H.W.O.W. Gallery (Dec 4 – Dec 6) and like the show’s recent stop in NY, several artists were added to the traveling exhibition – this time, the Clayton Brothers (featured), Erik Parker, and Tomoo Gokita (currently showing at Honor Fraser). Take a look at the Parker […]

Preview: Death of Vivisect @ Gallery 1988 (LA)

“Vivisect VI” or the “Death of Vivisect” is set to open tomorrow at Gallery 1988 (LA).  One of the first annual group shows at g1988, the Luke Chueh (interviewed) co-curated exhibition focuses on artists who employ animals in their work to convey the human condition. Now in it’s sixth installment, this will be the final in the series so make sure you show up to say farewell to this signature show once and for wall. More preview images after the jump…

Teasers: Art Basel Week Miami ’09 – Wynwood Walls x Deitch

Deitch Projects has assembled an astounding roster of artists – including Aiko, Shepard Fairey (featured), Barry McGee, Os Gemeos and Swoon (interviewed) – to participate in its Art Basel Miami ’09 Wynwood Walls project. According to the press release, a major property owners in Miami’s Wynwood art district has made available a group of walls and buildings on which the artists can create murals. The project also includes an indoor space where paintings by several of the artists and documentary photographs by Martha Cooper (interviewed) […]
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