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Openings: “Motion: The Art of Movement” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Over the weekend, the Corey Helford Gallery opened their newest group exhibition Motion: The Art of Movement. Artists invited to participate (Alex Gross
, Amy Sol,
 Anita Kunz,
 Benjamin Bryce Kelley, 
Billy Norrby
, Chris Pugliese, 
Cleon Peterson, 
Eric Joyner,
, Jeremy Lipking
, Joe Sorren
, Josh Agle (SHAG), 
Korin Faught
, Marco Mazzoni, 
Maria Kreyn, 
Melissa Forman, 
Paul Frank, 
Phil Hale, 
Ray Caesar, 
Sarah Folkman
, Sas Christian, 
Stella Im Hultberg
, Sylvia Ji, 
Van Arno
, and Zeus) submitted works on the theme, many of which added an intriguing […]

Teaser: Andrew Schoultz – “Ex Uno Plura” @ Eric Firestone

On June 23rd in East Hampton, hardworking Andrew Schoultz will be opening his next solo show the same day his joint show with Richard Colman closes in Toronto. Hosted by Eric Firestone Gallery, Ex Uno Plura or (From Many, One), is a play on E Pluribus Unum (From Man, One), a riff on the commonly known Unites States motto. As such, the Bay Area-based painter will be continuing to explore two distinct body of works – the kinetic compositions (swirling tornadoes, searing eyes, warrior horses, […]

Fame Fest ’12: Conor Harrington (Part II)

As outlined in our article at the end of last month, Conor Harrington (interviewed) has been in Grottaglie to kick off this year’s  FAME Festival. Bringing back the 2008 & 2009 alumn was a great choice as the Irish painter’s colonial style rendering fits perfectly in the winding streets of the Italian town. Aside from the first two murals we shared with you, here are several more, including a huge one based on the imagery from his London solo (covered) earlier this year. Discuss Fame Festival […]

Streets: World Roundup (June 4 – June 10)

Our Streets: World Roundup feature returns this week with a summary of murals you may have missed out on. Our highlighted piece this time is this monster collaboration from REVOK and RIME of MSK fame for the Detroit Beautification Project. It almost makes AM want to take a trip to the much maligned Motor City to see all the walls for themselves, proof that the project is working. Other notable murals include work from: Jaz – France (source), Graphic Surgery (Poland), Remi/Rough (Melbourne), Dal East […]

Rewind: June 4 – June 10

This week sees the return of our Rewind feature summarizing recent art-related videos that we have gathered for your viewing enjoyment. Leading things off if Boa Mistura’s sweet project project Luz Nas Vielas that we first brought to your attention back in February. The documentary follows the group of Spanish artists as they descended on Vila Brasilândia, São Paulo, during January 2012 where they painted some optical illusions in the narrow and winding streets with the help of the local community. Nowness takes a look inside […]

Haroshi – “The Battle At The Berrics V” Trophy

Sculptor Haroshi, known for his work with skateboards as his raw material, recently was asked to create the trophy for The Battle At The Berrics V. The finals, which went down this weekend, for the competition held at The Berrics, an indoor skatepark owned by professional skateboarders Steve Berra and Eric Koston will determine the winner of this double middle finger salute. Look for more from Haroshi at the Jonathan LeVine booth when Art Basel Week – Switzerland starts next week. Discuss Haroshi here.
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Art Focus: Christophe Avella-Bagur

This week, our Art Focus feature returns with a look at French painter Christophe Avella-Bagur and his Floating Souls series. The striking portraits comprise of what appear to be a bland outer layer which represents what the world expects from us, whereas the color and detailed version on the inside represents our true selves. Avella-Bagur has extensively exhibited in French museums and art centers, as well as European and Asian art fairs with a current show in New York at the Galerie Richard for those […]

Streets: El Mac – “El Corazón de un Sueño Palpita Entre Mis Manos” (Cuba)

Another high profile artist to visit Cuba during the 11th Havana Biennial (also see JR x Jose Parla) was the LA-based El Mac. Set up by Primary Flight out of Miami, the Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), and the UNEAC, (National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba), putting up the piece put Mac under a lot of pressure for a variety of reasons. He finally settled on painting a local lady named Adis Naranjo who he hoped personified the average Cuban, representing her as powerful […]
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Streets: Escif for Memorie Urbane (Italy)

Spanish street artist Escif was recently invited to Gaeta, Italy for the Memorie Urbane Festival where painted a mural entitled Angolo Di Riflessione or Angle of Reflection. The image may look familiar because just up the coast at Isola del Giglio in Tuscany, the Costa Concordia partially sank taking the lives of 32 passengers and crew, an incident which was tainted by the controversial actions of the captain. Other artists slated to work on walls include Agostino Iacurci, Sten + Lex, Teresa Orazio, and Anteprima […]

Releases / Signings: Luke Chueh – “Bearing The Unbearable”

Tomorrow, June 9th (from 1-4 PM), Luke Chueh (interviewed) will be at the Gallery 1988 (Melrose location) signing his new book Bearing The Unbearable. Covering work from 2003-2009, the monograph is the first major publication from the LA-based artist known for his dark and humorous imagery featuring his cartoon-like characters including his infamous bear. Take a look at some photos we took of an advance copy down as well as a the full signing schedule and details down below. SATURDAY JUNE 9th, 2012 (1PM – 4PM) […]