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Upcoming: Fuco Ueda – “Kioku No Hana (Flower Of Memory)” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Expanding on and showing a series last seen during a show in Tokyo last year, the luminous works of Fuco Ueda will be making a rare appearance in the Los Angeles area. On March 29th, the Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting Kioku No Hana or Flower Of Memory from the Japanese painter featuring her young girls positioned in a bizarre world filled with bold electric colors, flora, and fauna – dominated by flowers in this instance. Discuss this show here. Discuss Fuco Ueda here.
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Openings: Tomoo Gokita @ Mary Boone Gallery (Chelsea)

Last month, AM paid a visit to the Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea to enjoy new works from Tomoo Gokita. Working exclusively in shades of black and white for this exhibition, the Japanese painter has created a series of textured portraits that pay homage to the “dated archetypes lifted of pulp fiction, Hollywood rags, and film noir” with names like Showgirl, Geisha Girl, A Bathing Beauty, Cocktail Pianist from Acapulco, Daughter of a Fraudster, and A Female Spy. Take a look at our photos below and stop by […]
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Showing: George Condo – “Ink Drawings” @ Skarstedt Gallery (London)

Currently showing through April 5th at the Skarstedt Gallery is a new solo featuring Ink Drawings from George Condo. The new works on paper by the American artist will coincide with a exhibition at Simon Lee Gallery and will be the artist’s third solo show at Skarstedt and the first at the new London space. He states regarding this showing: “My intention with this body of work was to explore the extreme possibilities of ink on paper. I used the medium to create transparent layers of colors. I thought […]
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Openings: Joao Ruas – “VERSO” @ Thinkspace

Showing through this weekend at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City is VERSO, a new solo show from Joao Ruas. The Brazilian artist presented a diverse set of works including his largest work to date (seen above), a wall mural & installation, etchings, polaroids, backlit pieces, and more utilizing mediums such as acrylic, watercolor, pen, pencil, and gouache. Head over for a look this week if you have time as the exhibition features some of Ruas’ most powerful and haunting imagery to date. Photo credit: Sam Graham. Discuss this show here. Discuss Joao Ruas here.
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Upcoming: Kevin Cyr – “Right Place, Right Time” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

This Saturday, February 22nd, Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be hosting the opening of Kevin Cyr’s (interviewed) newest solo exhibition. Returning to the Chelsea showspace after a successful effort there back in 2012 (covered), the New York-based painter will be presenting more of his signature portraits of vandalized vehicles, this time inspired by his time on the streets of Berlin, Brussels and Paris. Discuss Kevin Cyr here.
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Showing: “This Is Not A Toy” @ Design Exchange

Currently showing at the Design Exchange in Toronto is a show curated by Pharrell Williams entitled This Is Not A Toy. An avid collector himself, the American singer, songwriter, and producer has lent his expertise to the exhibition dedicated to the rise of the “art toy.” As referenced in the title of the show, the Canadian museum seeks to examine the fine line between art and design object. Photo credit: Arash Moallemi. Via Designboom.
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Valentine’s Day Wishes From Instagram

If you are like us here at AM, you will already have seen many Valentine’s Day wishes and imagery posted from artists like the piece above from Dan Quintana. We hope you enjoy this special day with your loved one and we would also like to wish you happy V-day by sharing a small selection of these images with you. You may also want to take this chance to show your love back to your favorite artists by following them on Instagram (click on links […]
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Upcoming: Chloe Early – “Suspended” @ The Outsiders (London)

Coming up in early April, The Outsiders London will be presenting their first solo exhibition with painter Chloe Early (interviewed). Entitled Suspended, the show will feature the Irish-born, London-based artist’s mid air floating figures, inspired partly by Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s infamous mid-1700s sculpture, The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa, which combined both spiritual and sexual euphoria. Studio photo by Eoghan Brennan. Discuss Chloe Early here.
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Futura x Sprite for NBA All Star Weekend

New York graffiti legend Futura recently teamed up with Sprite to create three custom basketballs for the upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend. Two of them feature his iconic atomic imagery and pointman characters, and the last is inspired by LeBron James. Each one will be auctioned off after the All-Star weekend, with all proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Club of America. To learn more about the background of the project, take a look at the video below… Discuss Futura here.
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POW! WOW! ’14: Murals – First Look

A major component of the POW WOW festival in Hawaii is of course the public art that goes up over a week, mostly in the industrial district of Kaka’ako. AM spent some of the last two days walking the streets chatting to artists and admiring the murals going up that not only display the skills of these painters from all over the world, but often times tests their collaborative problem-solving that occurs when working on joint walls (like the one above between Buff Monster and Nychos). Take […]