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Openings: Ashley Wood – “Machine Sabbath” @ Jonathan LeVine

Jonathan LeVine Gallery hosted another great exhibition this past weekend with new work from Ashley Wood. The award winning illustrator presented a murky and moody series of paintings entitled Machine Sabbath which showcased Ashley’s unique artistic techniques of less is more. We’ve long admired Wood’s raw emotions and character depictions and displaying beside long time Australian comrade Jeremy Geddes (covered here), we noticed how well the two styles of works complimented each other highlighted by Wood’s dark & loose style providing contrast Geddes’ bright & tight techniques. Both these shows run […]

Openings: Jeremy Geddes – “Exhale” @ Jonathan LeVine

This past weekend, Jonathan LeVine Gallery premiered a new exhibition from Australian painter Jeremy Geddes (interviewed). Making his long awaited United States solo debut along with peer Ashley Wood, Geddes made a splash with 17 superb paintings (previewed). Entitled Exhale, this new body of work featured a mix of subject matters ranging from his signature astronauts & urban landscapes to his imagination-inspiring subjects that seem to be thrown or propelled through residential domiciles. Known for his ultra-fine strokes and tight painting style, it was amazing to […]

Openings: Camilla d’Errico & Brandi Milne – “The Candy Escape” @ Cotton Candy Machine

Last weekend, Camilla d’Errico (above) and Brandi Milne showcased new bodies of work at Brooklyn’s Cotton Candy Machine. Entitled The Candy Escape, this exhibition from both artists delighted New Yorkers and Comicon–goers alike. Camilla, who is back from a one year hiatus from fine art, took her unique mix of manga and illustrative techniques to a sold out return. While fresh off Baby Tattooville, the Los Angeles-based Milne displayed her somber and surreal paintings for Williamsburg art lovers to enjoy. Discuss this show here. Discuss Brandi Milne here. Discuss Camilla d’Errico here.

Previews: Jeremy Geddes & Ashley Wood – “Exhale” & “Machine Sabbath” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

This Saturday, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery will host duo exhibitions from two accomplished artists from Australia. Jeremy Geddes’ (interviewed), whose work you see above, will make his US debut solo with a new body of work entitled Exhale. The Melbourne-based painter will unveil 17 fresh paintings rendered in his meticulous style. With his imagery left open to interpretation, Geddes often paints his subjects in mid movement floating in urban landscapes. Showing besides him is another Australian standout Ashley Wood. The award-winning illustrator and artist will also be making […]
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Openings: Greg Lamarche – “Timeless” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

AM recently attended the opening for Greg Lamarche’s solo exhibition at the Joshua Liner Gallery. Entitled Timeless, this show brought together numerous elements of Greg’s style of deconstructing and reassembling text and graphics into a new visual language. As we’ve seen in the past like our studio visit to his New York laboratory, Greg dipped into his private stock of archived clippings which he has compiled over a lifetime to transform simple fonts & vintage papers into a masterful geometric visuals. This show runs until October 27th, so stop […]

Previews: Brandi Milne & Camilla d’Errico – “The Candy Escape” @ Cotton Candy Machine

Brooklyn’s Cotton Candy Machine will host a dual exhibition with Brandi Milne and Camilla d’Errico (above) with the opening scheduled for tonight. Entitled The Candy Escape, the showing brings together these two artists and their smooth characters with the opening coinciding with New York Comicon. For Camilla, this show is a return to the gallery after a year long hiatus whereas Brandi is coming off a recent showing in Los Angeles and will be making her Brooklyn debut. Both artists’ work features vibrant colors and imagery which serious […]

Videos: Pow Wow Hawaii 2012 (Part 1)

It feels like only yesterday when we finished up the phenomenal gathering of street artists known as POW WOW. Expanding both the presence inside and out, this year’s event took a giant leap to expand upon its premiere last year in Hawaii. Check out a slick look put together by Banzai Media at the outdoor works by a slew of international artists as they visually transformed the industrial neighborhood of Kaka’ako to psych you up for 2013!

Streets: David Ellis – Mobile Arts (NYC)

We recently caught up with New York artist David Ellis as he completed a mobile arts project. The Barnstormer and Pulse prize winner took two white freight trucks and transformed them in wild Ellis fashion. Giving them color and life, Ellis worked all facets of the exterior in the diverse styles we’ve become accustomed to seeing from him. Keep your eyes peeled if you’re ever in New York and you may catch one of these beasts prowling through the streets. Discuss David Ellis here.

Openings: COPE2 – “The Rebirth” @ Project One

Last week, Bronx artist COPE2 treked across the nation for a solo exhibition at San Francisco’s Project One. Entitled The Rebirth, COPE brought the indoor game as he created works incorporating his renowned bubble throw ups and his wildstyle compositions. Great to see the Bay area get to experience the works from one of the key writers of the iconic early subway scene of NYC. Discuss COPE2 here.

Openings: Eric Haze x Casio G-Shock – Design Retrospective

Last week, Casio G-Shock hosted a retrospective for legendary New York graffiti artist Eric Haze (featured). To celebrate their 4th collaboration in 15 years, Casio took a different approach to this showing – they worked with Eric to curate an exhibition that showcases their commercial design work over the past 3 decades. Seeing the range of Haze’s creative range from the bat haze logo, collaboration with Keith Haring, bearbricks, bikes and even motorcycles really gave us a deeper appreciation of the dynamic range he possesses. […]