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Ian Strange (Kid Zoom) – “Suburban” @ National Gallery of Victoria

Back in July, we previewed the largest project to date by our friend Ian Strange. The Australian artist formerly known as Kid Zoom had spent two years working on this exhibition, SUBURBAN, that came to an end back in late September at the National Gallery of Victoria. In those two years, he traveled through the American suburbs documenting his entire journey through film and photography in what seems to be the natural progression of his prior show HOME, a personal look into his own suburban […]

Studio Visits / Previews: Mike Leavitt – “Empire Peaks” @ Jonathan LeVine

On November 23rd, Seattle-based artist Mike Leavitt (interviewed) will be opening his solo show, Empire Peaks, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery where he will be debuting a brand new series of statuary. The fresh work featuring historical figures, each being transformed to a recognizable Star Wars character, is composed of 5-part articulating pieces ranging in height from 12” to 36.”  If you’re in the NYC area this Saturday, drop by and say what’s up to Mike and check out the hand sculpted carved wood and polymer clay works. Take a […]

Streets: Kenny Scharf x COPE2 Mural (New York)

Last month, Kenny Scharf (interviewed) and Cope2 collaborated on a mural in the New York. These two legends in their own right created an epic piece in one of the birth place of graffiti. Kenny Scharf blended Cope2’s iconic trademark throw-up with his own iconic set of characters. Be sure to check it out if you’re in the South Bronx. Discuss COPE2 here Discuss Kenny Scharf here

Openings: KAWS – “Pass The Blame” @ Galerie Perrotin (New York)

KAWS certainly has had a busy schedule in the last couple of weeks with multiple openings that drew huge crowds. The Brooklyn-based artist in the last month or so has opened UPS AND DOWN at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City and a show at the PAFA in Philadelphia. On top of all these, he opened concurrent exhibitions at Mary Boone Gallery, which we covered here, and at Galerie Perrotin last weekend (November 2nd). Here’s a recap of the exhibition entitled PASS THE […]

Studio Visits/Previews: Eric White – “All Of This Has Not Occurred” @ Martha Otero Gallery

AM recently had the pleasure of stopping by New York-based artist Eric White’s (interviewed) studio.  During the visit, we got the chance to see some of his new work for his solo exhibition entitled All of This Has Not Occurred coming up at Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles. White showed us an alternate reality with his work – work which he describes as “Paranoid Social Realism” – a look into a different Hollywood, which is conceived as a multidimensional world. He executes this by masterfully inventing films and […]

Studio Visits: Dennis McNett – “Temple of Wolfbat” @ Known Gallery

AM recently stopped by the Wolfbat Studios of Dennis McNett. The Brooklyn-based artist is getting ready for his solo exhibition entitled Temple of Wolfbat at Known Gallery in Los Angeles that is set to open on November 16th. While there, we got a sneak peek of what’s to come for this big Los Angeles exhibition. From sculptures, leather etchings, wood carving, to collage paintings, McNett continues to bring us on his animalistic storytelling journey. Discuss Dennis McNett here.

Ryan McGinness x SPiN Standard Glow-Pong Table

Recently, Ryan McGinness unveiled a custom black light ping-pong table that he designed for SPiN Standard at The Standard, Downtown LA. The New York-based artist stuck true to his graphic style for this custom table, utilizing his trademark iconography and design aesthetics to convey a complex and poetic concept. Take a look the photos below as well as a video documenting the Glow-Pong launch party hosted by McGinness, Kohn Gallery, Maker Magazine, and Quint Contemporary. Discuss Ryan McGinness here.

Previews: KAWS “UPS AND DOWNS” @ Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Today, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City will be hosting KAWS’ new show titled UPS AND DOWNS. The exhibition will be featuring select works previously unseen. Much like the new Born to Bend sculpture (covered) that adorned the facade of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the black edition of the iconic 17-foot tall PASSING THROUGH COMPANION has been newly installed on the Nerman Museum’s front lawn. There will be a opening reception from 6 to 7 p.m. inside the museum’s […]

Openings: David Ellis – “Hudson River Alley” @ Joshua Liner

New York based artist David Ellis currently has a solo show titled Hudson River Alley going at Joshua Liner Gallery through October 19. This exhibition showcases the beautiful body of work consisitng of sculptures and paintings influenced by his new studio surroundings in Woodstock, NY. The area’s natural and historical surroundings plays a role in the artist’s use of tobacco-stained paper and embrace of imagery such as black bears, silhouettes of soldiers, and the American flag. Photo credit: AK for Arrested Motion. Discuss David Ellis here.

Openings: Ian Davenport – “Colorfall” @ Paul Kasmin

Now through October 26th at Paul Kasmin Gallery, British artist and YBA alumnus Ian Davenport has an exhibition of new paintings titled Colorfall. Known for his colorful “puddle” abstract paintings, Davenport brings brilliantly chromatic canvases, a spectrum of more or less evenly painted stripes cascading down before some unseen current disrupts their flow, transforming them into swirling eddies of colors mixing together. Don’t miss this show from an amazing artist. Photo credit: AK for Arrested Motion.
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