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Openings: Nancie Yang @ Ad Hoc Art

The cool thing about Ad Hoc Art is that they always have a separate project area to showcase some not so household names that are emerging from the local art scene. Showing alongside Gaia and Imminent Disaster last Friday was Nancie Yang. Nancie’s work caught our eyes because of her great use of color and female subjects which get your attention. More after the jump.

Openings: Gaia & Imminent Disaster @ Ad Hoc Art

Last Friday, Ad Hoc Art had a great two-person solo show with Gaia and Imminent Disaster (previewed). The hippest of the Williamsburg crowd made their way out to see a great showing by these two street artists we recently saw in D.C. at the “Street/Studio” experience. For the show, Gaia brought the streets to the gallery with a “outdoor” installation to complement each of his works while Imminent Disaster flexed her muscles by showing off her intricate hand-cut stencils and thought-provoking imagery. All the photos from the opening […]
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Second Helpings: June 2009

The first month of Summer brought an artistic heat wave. It was hard, even for us, to cover all the massive events occurring across the the world. Check out this edition of Second Helpings as AM selects some of the best stories of the month for you to chew on. Get served after the jump.

Openings: Invader & WK Interact @ Jonathan Levine

On Saturday, Invader and WK Interact drew a big crowd trying to catch a glimpse of the two hard-working artists from Europe’s Street Art scene. It was a treat to see both artists create large sized works to fill the walls of Jonathan Levine’s multi-room gallery. The works from WK conveyed much raw energy and emotion as hinted in our preview. The door installations were astonishing as each one was adorned with endless details that had to be seen to be enjoyed.  Invader was equally entertaining, […]

Releases: “Subway Art: 25th Anniversary” @ Black Rat Press

Last night, Black Rat Press held a very special signing with Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant and Blade for the silver anniversary of “Subway Art.” Considered by many as the “bible” of the graffiti movement, this historic book documents and in many ways glamorizes the graffiti movement in the 80’s NYC street art scene. Os Gemeos are one of the many artists who attributed their start by the seeing works in this book. BRP had a limited edition run of 100 books that contained 2 signed photographs by […]

Preview: Invader – “Top 10″ @ Jonathan Levine

We got a few more sneak peek images from the upcoming Invader “Top 10″ show opening this Saturday at Jonathan Levine. The artist known to tile 80’s pop icons from Pac Man to his infamous Space Invaders across five continents is pulling out a new body of work that involves hundreds of Rubik’s Cubes forming each of his pixelized masterpieces (check out the process video we posted last week). The work featured above is actually designed to be read as “QR Code” by your camera phone and […]

Auctions: Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Auction (London)

This Friday, June 26th, Sotheby’s (London) will be holding their prestigious Contemporary Day Auction with some amazing works from the top of the Contemporary Art food chain. As one of the top auction houses in the world, we come to expect the usual suspects such as: Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Yue Minjun, Takashi Murakami, Zhang Xiaogang and Richard Prince. A pleasant trend we wanted to note is Sotheby’s inclusion of urban art notables such as Banksy, Faile and Ryan McGinness in this auction. It’s interesting to […]

Openings: “Street/Studio” Experience @ Irvine Contemporary

Washington, D.C. got hit with a taste of urban art this past weekend thanks to the Irvine Contemporary, who held a group show and street/studio experience that featured artists: Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Dalek, Gaia, Imminent Disaster, Oliver Vernon, EVOL and Pisa 73. AM got to tag along as these urban artists got together to create a show that was not only inside the gallery, but also along the back walls and alleys of some prime D.C. real estate. From the moment daybreak started on Thursday, EVOL, Pisa […]

Preview: WK Interact “Motion Portrait” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Peep this little preview of “Motion Portrait” by WK Interact. It’s set to open this Saturday at Jonathan Levine Gallery. The French artist, who’s well known for his energetic style, will unveil a large scale group of portraits called “12 Angry Men” (loosely based on the classic film). These large 6 feet by 6 feet portraits move to convey the dynamic expressions of his powerful characters in raw emotion. There will also be a few of his signature kinetic door pieces such as the “Crosby […]

Teaser: Yumiko Kayukawa “Higashi No Kamisama – God from the East” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Here’s a little snapshot from Yumiko Kayukawa from her upcoming show “Higashi No Kamisama – God From the East” show at Joshua Liner Gallery which opens July 11th in NYC. If anyone is wondering if she’ll be attending the show, the answer is yes. She’ll be there in person (just like for her M Modern show), so mark your calendars. Discuss Yumiko Kayukawa here.