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Openings: Miss Van – “Bailarinas” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Last Thursday, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York was the site of French-born and Barcelona-based Miss Van’s new body of work. One of the pioneers for women street artists in a male dominated genre, the delicate yet strong characters that she paints have always made an impression with their uninhibited sexuality and freedom of expression.  For this show Bailarinas, her masked sensual and sultry “poupee” characters in various states of undress seem to have taken on the role of provocative dancers. Take a look at some […]

Openings: Ryan McGinness – “Sketchbook Selections” @ Giant Robot 2

Just this past Friday night, Ryan McGinness started to hit his stride as he continued on to the middle part of his tour of LA. The special book signing, barbecue, exhibition of sketches, and lecture all rolled into one was held at Giant Robot 2 on Sawtelle street. AM will have more for you as we continue coverage of the NY-based artist’s slate of shows as we move into early June. More photos courtesy of Brandon Shigeta after the jump…

Openings: Kent Williams – “Convergence” @ Merry Karnowsky (Los Angeles)

Last weekend, the talented Kent Williams presented his new body of work entitled Convergence at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. His set of oil paintings, some large scale, displayed a keen sense of the human form and bring to mind classical live painting but with a contemporary twist. As with some of his recent work, there appeared to be some Far East influence in terms of choice of subjects, costumes, and composition. Take a look at all the art and opening photos after the […]

Openings: John Chamberlain @ Pace Gallery

We recently went by Pace Gallery to see sculptor John Chamberlain’s 13th and final solo with the gallery (he recently left to become represented by Gagosian). Chamberlain has made his 50-year career by creating large-scale painted metal sculptures—typically out of car parts—which bring to mind three-dimensional abstract expressionist paintings. His current exhibition with Pace consists of more than a dozen such sculptures from the 1980s through the 2000s and is showing through July 1. Take a look at images from the show, after the jump.

Overtime: May 23 – May 29

REVOK gets up while in prison – on the front of the Wall Street Journal & TWBE. According to Deitch, Arts in the Streets “will evolve when it opens next year at Brooklyn Museum.” Graffiti artist Meno caught in the act and arrested in Alaska. An artist profile on Stormie Mills on film. New work from Roa (Chicago), Ludo (Paris), and MOMO (Lisbon). Videos of Roa in SF. The Seventh Letter Crew today in Minnesota. New prints from Todd Schorr, David Choe, and Shepard Fairey. […]

Showing: “Memories of King Kowloon” @ ArtisTree (Hong Kong)

We touched on the life and “career” of the late Tsang Tsaou Choi, or the self-styled “King of Kowloon” back in 2009 when his work achieved a nice hammer price at auction. For those still lingering in Hong Kong after the close of Art HK, perhaps now is a good time to revisit his work seeing that there is a show at the ArtisTree venue located in HK. Entitled Memories of King Kowloon, the exhibition features original work from the OG “street artist” who spent […]

Openings: Derek Albeck – “Mysterious Strangers” @ POVevolving

A couple weekends ago when AM attended the opening of Nate Frizzell’s solo show in Chinatown, we also stopped by the adjacent POVevolving Gallery to check out Derek Albeck’s newest work. The show entitled Mysterious Strangers featured a mix of work including some unique hard to describe photographic transfers rendered in powdered graphite as well as large two panel self-portrait. More opening photos after the jump…

Highlights: ArtPadSF, San Francisco

San Francisco, last weekend, hosted a slew of fine art fairs around the city. One noteworthy fair was the inaugural edition of ArtPadSF (held at the legendary Phoenix Hotel in the Tenderloin), which focused mainly on Bay Area galleries that feature contemporary and emerging art. Each room of the hotel featured a different gallery’s display and the lounge played host to panel discussions on art. Some of the galleries that had a room at the fair included: White Walls, Gallery Anno Domani, 111 Minna, Spoke […]

Art HK ’11: Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

As you knew from our teaser article, we were looking forward to the Emmanuel Perrotin booth at Art Hong Kong because of what KAWS had to offer.  But, turns out the gallery was showing many other artists from their roster including AM favorites like Takashi Murakami, Mr., Chiho Aoshima, and Aya Takano among many others. More photos courtesy of Jasper Wong (POW WOW) after the jump…

Openings: Ryan McGinness – “Trophies” @ PRISM

Last night, PRISM filled its spacious gallery rooms with Trophies, the fourth in a series of shows from Ryan McGinness. As with the other Los Angeles exhibitions we have already covered (Michael Kohn & Country Club), this showing centered around a theme – gold sculptural pieces based on his Women series or works. Along with some wall murals, these 3-dimensional representations from the NY-based artist are taken from his deconstruction of the female form. More opening pics after the jump from Brandon Shigeta.
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