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Preview: “Dystopia” @ Copro Gallery

On March 19th, the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica will play host to Dystopia, a group show curated by Jon Beinart, founder of the beinArt International Surreal Art Collective. Although the array of artists includes some names we are familiar with here at AM like Brian Viveros, Laurie Lipton, and Naoto Hattori, there is also a fantastic selection of paintings from artists we are not as familiar with. Take a look at more preview images after the jump…

Openings: Swoon – “Thekla” @ Metro Gallery

Swoon’s (interviewed) first solo exhibition in Australia closed last weekend at the Metro Gallery, but we have some pics for you of the opening for those who missed it. Entitled Thekla, the body of work, like many of the New York-based artist’s shows, included immersive installations as well as standalone pieces. Crafted from mostly from familiar imagery, the show also incoporated some new, never seen before pieces. More pics after the jump…
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Preview: “The Hi Fructose Group Invitational” @ Roq La Rue

Besides the stunning new piece from Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) that we teased you with several weeks back, The Hi Fructose Group Invitational at Roq La Rue also includes some compelling works from the other artists in the show. Hi-Fructose certainly has an almost unlimited list of talent to draw from and we think you will be happy with the selections come March 11th when the show opens in Seattle. Take a look some preview images from the stellar lineup after the jump…

Update: Mark Dean Veca C.O.L.A. Fellowship Exhibition

It looks like Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) is tackling another pop icon for his upcoming C.O.L.A. Fellowship exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. After revealing his version of the Kool-Aid Man in January, the LA-based artist turns his attention to Charlie the Tuna on his 50th anniversary as the mascot for Starkist Tuna. Mark will certainly be busy working up to the opening of his show in May, as we have also learned he is working on a permanent art project for the […]

Preview: Sas & Colin Christian – “Sas + Colin” @ Opera Gallery (NY)

After being teased by the Nefertiti sculpture from Colin & Sas Christian (interviewed) for their upcoming show, we were hungry for more and hope you are too. The new body of work set to be unveiled on March 10th at the Opera Gallery in New York is entitled simply “Sas + Colin”, which is telling because this show was a collaborative effort from the husband and wife team. We’ll be bringing you coverage from the opening of course, but for now, take a look at […]

Update: Shepard Fairey – “Revolutions” Box Sets

Remember the limited edition boxsets we told you about that will be released at the upcoming “Revolutions” show by Shepard Fairey (featured)? Now we have some photos for you of how the album cover print set is coming together. It sounds like there will be two different limited edition sets with each containing 36 signed and numbered screen prints, a sticker sheet, and a stencil in a gold leaf embossed box. More pics after the jump…

Preview: Stella Im Hultberg – “Fragmented” @ London Miles

Next Friday night, March 11th, Stella Im Hultberg (interviewed) will be showing alongside Scott Belacastro at the London Miles Gallery. For her first UK show, she’ll be bringing a collection of paintings entitled “Fragmented”, which looks to feature a return in a way to some of the floating heads she has painted in the past as well as an obsession with hair. We are looking forward to seeing the body of work in its entirety, but for now, take a look at some more preview […]

Streets: Blu & Ericailcane (Bologna)

No stranger to collaborations (see Nuart), not to mention both being automatic invites to any serious street art event, Blu and Ericailcane have teamed up for another piece – this time in Bologna. We should see more from these two Italian artists as the weather heats up and outdoor painting season starts again. Discuss Blu here. Discuss Ericailcane here.

Video / TEDTalks: JR – TED Prize Wish: Use Art to Turn the World Inside Out

Last weekend, French photographer and TED Prize winner JR gave his presentation in Los Angeles making his TED Prize wish known – to turn the world INSIDE OUT. The engaging talk revealed his plan for worldwide participation in his new project where people could use art to change the world. His wish is for everyone to stand up for what they care about and enable them by allowing them to upload images onto the INSIDE OUT website. JR will send you back the enlarged photo […]

Teaser: Shepard Fairey – “Revolutions” @ Robert Berman Gallery

Shepard Fairey (featured) will be putting on a show on March 12th at the Robert Berman Gallery featuring some of his most beloved imagery – his album cover art. Entitled Revolutions, the body of work on display will feature over 80 pieces of punk, rock, new wave, jazz, and hip-hop inspired artwork based on the 12″ record cover format.  Also, two limited edition album cover print box sets will be released in conjunction with the exhibition. See what Shep had to say about the show […]