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Monthly Archives: November 2009
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Off The Roll Tape Sculpture Contest

AM has long admired the work of Mark Jenkins, and in particular, his tape sculptures.  Apparently 3M (maker of Scotch brand tape) has also taken notice and will hold a contest to see who can come up with the most creative use of the popular adhesive with a $5000 cash prize no less.  Submissions will be judged by a panel of artists including Jenkins.  The deadline is February 28, 2010 so time to get tapin’ (tutorial). Other examples of Jenkins’ work after the jump as well […]

Openings: Alex Lukas – “The Eventuality of Daybreak” @ Glowlab

We recently stopped by Glowlab in NYC to check out “The Eventuality of Daybreak,” the new body of work from Alex Lukas. The solo exhibition from the Philly-based artist revealed a batch of works that highlighted desolate apocalyptic landscapes of major cities which depict a possible near future where these metropolises are literally submerged through coastal flooding. Alex works with various techniques including acrylic, ink, silkscreen, gouache to get his images and points across. The work was not only intricately put together, but also reasonably priced. If you’re […]

Streets: Poster Boy x The Decapitator

Things have been pretty quiet for Poster Boy since his show with the Neo-Con Collective at the Carmichael Gallery in April (covered). But, a couple new pieces have shown up in New York where he teamed up with the Decapitator to “modify” a some phonebooth ads. Another example of how they feel about advertising after the jump.
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Openings: Deth P. Sun – “Please Be Brave” @ Giant Robot 2

Last weekend, Deth P. Sun (fresh off his Giant Robot Biennale exhibition), opened “Please Be Brave,” a new body of work at Giant Robot 2 on Sawtelle Street. The centerpiece of the show was this fantastic assemblage (above) made up of individual 5″ x 5″ paintings. Not only does this make each piece affordable but also allows a collector to put together their own combination at home from selected pieces. More images after the jump…

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’09 – Scope x New Image Art x Judith Supine

Art Basel Miami is just around the corner and AM is excited to be providing on-site coverage of the biggest stateside art fair of the year (just like we did last year). In the next couple weeks, you’ll see more previews leading up to Basel, but we will start things off with telling you about New Image Art and their focus on Judith Supine this year. They will be bringing multiple pieces from the collage master to SCOPE (one of the satellite fairs), and we can’t wait […]

Video: Baby Tattooville ’09 – Art Jam

The unifying force to each and every Baby Tattooville “Secret Society” gathering is the collaborative art jam painting.  All artists who participate at the event put their brushes to the panel, but unlike the solitude they work with at their respective studios, they are able to feed off each other’s creativity, build upon their peers’ foundations, and revel in the camaraderie.  Unique styles are complemented, morphed, or transformed upon by others. Fortunately for all those who were unable to witness the group painting in person […]

Preview: Switcheroo x Flopdoodle Holiday Party

If you are near Pasadena tonight, you might want to stop by the Switcheroo x Flopdoodle Holiday Party put on by Tim Biskup, Amanda Visell, and Michelle Valigura. Fresh off his big show last weekend, Biskup is back in action – this time with collaborative sculptures with Visell – the centerpiece of the night, a “HelperCentaurEphunt” (seen after the jump) limited edition wood figure. As you can see by the image above, it will consist of Biskup’s iconic “Helper” and Visell’s iconic elephant figures squeezed […]
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Preview: Yoko Tanaka @ David B. Smith Gallery

Tonight is the opening of artist and illustrator Yoko Tanaka’s show at David B. Smith Gallery – part of a three person show with Katherine Guillen and Andrea Offerman. We have long admired Tanaka’s fanciful landscapes and her charming anthropomorphic animals, of which there are plenty in this new body of work. If you are in Denver, definitely stop by as Tanaka will be making a rare appearance all the way from Thailand. More preview images after the jump…

Openings: “The Thousands” Group Exhibition @ Village Underground

Much anticipated show The Thousands (previewed) opened with great success on Wednesday, November 18th. From the outdoor murals gracing the exterior of Village Underground to the thoughtfully curated collection of artwork within, RJ Rushmore’s debut exhibition highlights some of the strongest representatives of the street art scene. Congratulations from the entire staff here at AM! In case you aren’t in London and can’t check out the show in person (it runs through Sunday), you can order a copy of the companion book, The Thousands: Painting Outside, Breaking In from publisher Drago. Before you do […]

Video: Behind the Scenes: Tim Burton at MoMA

We are sure most are familiar with Tim Burton as a director, producer and writer from his dark and quirky films, such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhand, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the upcoming Alice in Wonderland. This weekend, we will also see the artistic side of his career when MoMA in New York opens a retrospective featuring well over 700 paintings, drawings, photos, puppets, costumes, story boards, short films, and slideshows – basically anything you can think of. Take a […]