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Barry Mcgee Cheim Read AM 01

Openings: Barry McGee @ Cheim & Read

Last Thursday, renowned artist and AM favorite Barry McGee made his debut with New York blue chip gallery Cheim & Read. The solo exhibition marked the return of Barry to the Big Apple after an eight year absence. The San Francisco Art Institute alumnus brought along a diverse arsenal of graffiti, folk and op art techniques for this prime showcase of his colorful and bold visual vocabulary. From his classic painted glass bottles to eye-catching clusters to sculptural gems to his immense “boil” installation, this exhibition […]
Hennessy VS bottle Os Gemeos Los Angeles launch AM 02

Os Gemeos x Hennessy – VS Cognac Bottle Launch (Los Angeles)

Brazilian duo Os Gemeos (featured) continued their tour to celebrate the launch of Hennessy’s newest artist VS Bottles. This time it was on the west coast and the good folks of Los Angeles had an opportunity to enjoy twins talent and their vibrant Brazilian vibe. Much like the New York Launch event, Otavio got the crowd going with a lively DJ set on the wheels of steel. Instead of Nas headlining this show, it was West Coast legend Warren G that anchored the amazing night of music performance […]
ACTIONS

Upcoming: JR – “ACTIONS” @ Lazarides (Rathbone)

World renowned “photograffeur” JR (interviewed) will make a return to UK and premiere a new exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone. Entitled ACTIONS, this exhibition will take place in two parts as the indoor works will focus on the goals accomplished around the globe and will include images from Wrinkles of the City in Berlin (featured), his journey to North Korea and his 2005 Portrait of a Generation. The outdoor portion of the exhibition will have JR continue his Ted Prize pledge of changing the world through art. The artist […]
Venom Shapiro Guerrero AM 07

Previews: Ben Venom & Lucien Shapiro @ Guerrero Gallery

Premiering this Saturday at San Francisco’s Guerrero Gallery are two fresh exhibitions. The first is Lucien Shapiro with a show entitled Vessel. This body of work, composed of masks and corresponding vessels, coincides with specific rituals personal to Shapiro’s experiences and reflections in life. Themes such as relating to the daily hustle, the seeking of light, confronting fears, realizing strength, the longing for a partner, and dealings with rejection are all reflected in these creations. The mask  created acts like a shield from realities and […]
KAWS BAM Bike Mural Brooklyn AM 10

Streets: KAWS @ BAM (Brooklyn) Part II

We recently attended the public unveiling of the new Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) mural created by KAWS we first previewed at night. The new mural location also contains a bike rack specially designed by David Byrne. This sculpture/rack entitled “Bold Wink” is a perfect eye catcher to grab some eyeballs as BAM patrons can see this new project opposite the institution’s Peter Jay Sharp building. This new mural space measures 20×24 foot and is the first in a planned series of murals that will rotate in […]
Tomokazu Matsuyama Harvard AM 2

Openings: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Palimpsest” @ Harvard Reischauer Institute

Brooklyn based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) recently opened a new exhibition in the Reischauer Institute at Harvard University for its 40th anniversary. This sparkling showcase features classic and fresh paintings for those in the Boston area. This great show runs until November 1st and the artist reception with Matsu in attendance on September 26th. Be sure to check it out if you’re lucky enough to be in the area. Discuss Matsu here.
Faile VNA NYC AM 45

Releases: VNA Issue 23 – Faile Cover Release @ Reed Space

Our friends at Very Nearly Almost (VNA) recently held a release party to celebrate the launch of their latest issue where Brooklyn collective Faile (featured) created a limited edition print by silkscreening their artwork on the cover. Each issue one was also hand signed and featured additional artists such as Morning Breath, Prefab77, Agostino Iacurci, Eelus, Hedof, Michael Sieben, Days, Peque, Vibes to name a few. Held at Reed Space, this packed launch also served as a mini showcase of the artists featured in this issue. Check […]
Joshua Liner Hecox Group AM 30

Openings: “FOLKLORE” curated by Evan Hecox @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Ever had a catchy summer song get stuck in your head? Imagine an art show like that. New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery & artist Even Hecox recently curated a show that was hard to forget. Entitled FOLKLORE, this exhibition pulled together a talented group such as Andrew Paynter, Andy Jenkins, Andy Mueller, Benjamin Deberdt, Cody Hudson, Ed Templeton, Evan Hecox, Geoff McFetridge, Jay Nelson, Nathaniel Russell, Nigel Peake, Peter Sutherland, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Stephen “ESPO” Powers, Stevie Gee and Thomas Campbell to showcase their talents. Check out a […]
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Openings: Steve More – ‘Subtraction’ @ Unruly Gallery

Edinburgh based Steve More recently opened his solo exhibition entitled Subtraction at Amsterdam’s Unruly Gallery. More’s abstract work in his Syntax series, which has been developing over the last couple of years, takes centre stage for this exhibition of new work, and his creative process of applying and subsequently revealing layers presents a level of chaos in the background of his very controlled reductive technique. The clean geometric lines carved into the surface of the artwork present a beautiful symmetry and the perfect foil to the random nature […]
KAWS BAM Mural AM 3

Streets: KAWS @ BAM (Brooklyn)

The artist that took MTV’s Video Music Awards by storm (covered) is back in the streets of Brooklyn! Well, sorta. Before launching himself into the world of fine art and working with prestigious galleries such as Galerie Perrotin (here & here) and Honor Fraser (here & here), KAWS got started in the 90′s leaving his mark on NYC’s urban landscape with his signature graffiti tags and ad interventions. Now, he makes a prominent return outdoors with a fresh new mural coming up in Downtown Brooklyn, across […]