Tomorrow night, the first of May, the Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle will be hosting a new showing from Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) and Jean Labourdette entitled De Anima. The exhibition features the duo exploring the environmental, social, and spiritual impact of our technological advances. Fans will be in for a treat as both artists’ works are a joy to see in person – Martin’s oil paintings featuring animal characters rendered in his signature rusty palette (seen above) and Labourdette’s whimsical paintings on custom shaped surfaces. Discuss this […]
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Last we heard from Ai Yamaguchi, it was 2012 and she was exhibiting her work in Hong Kong (covered). Come May 8th, the Japanese painter will again be in the spotlight with her first exhibition with the Joshua Liner Gallery and her first New York solo show since 2002. Entitled Shinchishirin, the title is a combination of words taken from ancient Japanese poems that collectively expresses” how the seeds of your heart get planted into the ground and grow into a forest of poetry.” Her depictions […]
Earlier this month, we brought your attention to a mural that El Mac painted for the Coachella Walls project in the historic Pueblo Viejo area. As noted, the actual city of Coachella does not derive any revenue from the annual music and arts festival and remains a poor farming community. Date Farmers, who call the area their home, curator Medvin Sobio, and the city want to bring attention to this by sponsoring a series of public murals – which brings us to the next wall we want to spotlight from Andrew Hem. The Cambodian […]
The 4th Wall Project opened the first major Boston solo show earlier this month from Japanese artist Kenji Nakayama. Departing from his typical work, the Beantown-based painter has produced a series focused on shapes, lines, textures, and colors collectively entitled Études. The forty nine pieces on display are informed by his background in sign-painting as well as the art of pinstriping – the art of decorative painting that Nakayama spent the last decade mastering. The number of works references the period of days for mourning observed […]
Earlier this month, Galerie TORRI in Paris opened Oh, Strange, That’s Your Name, a new solo from Torey Thornton. Although best known for his mixed-media paintings on large wooden panels, this exhibition focuses on a parallel series of works on paper from the young New York-based artist. For fans in the area, the showing runs through May 10th, and for those in Los Angeles, look for a display of his works at OHWOW later this year. Photo credit: Karl Hab. Discuss Torey Thornton here.
On May 1st, KK Outlet in London will be presenting new drawings from Von (interviewed) entitled Elsewhere, based on photographs shot by Dan Sully. Readers of AM will already be familiar with the UK-based Von’s work as we have shared his imagery with you multiple times in the form of print giveaways (last being in 2013). For this showing, he has created portraiture in reaction to the way technology has creeped into our daily routine, rendered in his signature mixture of both abstract and detailed. Take a […]
On Saturday night, April 26th, Jolene Lai will be presenting five new works in Thinkspace Gallery’s project room (an encore to her showing there in 2013). Entitled Play, the new collection of paintings demonstrate the Los Angeles-based artist’s unique world, filled with whimsical and adventurous scenes seemingly taken directly from a fairytale or surreal dream. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Jolene Lai here. Discuss this show here.
Tomorrow night, April 24th, the Antler Gallery in Portland will be presenting some new work from Josh Keyes (interviewed), in a joint showing with Neil M. Perry entitled Entwined. For his part, Keyes will be continuing the series of work last seen in his online showing (covered) earlier this year in his new style, bringing his imagery all the way to the edge of the painting surface. Take a look at another piece from the show below… Discuss Josh Keyes here. Discuss this show here.
Last weekend, the Oakland Museum of California opened a new exhibition, entitled SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the art and culture magazine Giant Robot. Along with a diverse selection of GR branded paraphenalia and publications, artists who have been involved with them over the years contributed original artwork as well as some wall murals. Fans saw a diverse collection of works from artists like Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, Luke Chueh, Hamburger Eyes, Andrew Hem, James Jean, kozyndan, Masakatsu Sashie, Shizu Saldamando, Rob Sato, Amy Sol, Deth P. Sun, Adrian Tomine, and David Choe. Congrats to Eric Nakamura […]
We first introduced you to Berndnaut Smilde’s work last year, when a video was released documenting the Amsterdam-based artist’s amazing process of creating “clouds” indoors. Fans in London now have the opportunity to see some of the Dutch artist’s work in person as he is currently showing at Ronchini Gallery. Although photographs of his Nimbus series are sure to be the main attraction, the exhibition also features other works from his repertoire. The show will be on view through June 14. Via Designboom. Photos courtesy […]