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Openings: “Flight & Fable” @ Corey Helford Gallery

A couple Saturdays ago, a trio of artists opened up their joint show in Culver City at the Corey Helford Gallery. Featuring the talents of Krista Huot, Isabel Samaras, and Sarah Folkman, the exhibition entitled Flight & Fable was so named because of the works of Huot features her signature take on fairy tales while Samaras and Folkman both incorporated birds and elements of flight in their new paintings. Take a look at more opening pics after the jump…

Videos: POW WOW Hawai’i 2011 Part II

If you enjoyed the first video documenting the behind-the-scenes action from this year’s POW WOW event (covered), you’ll like part two in the series from Hypebeast TV and Mikey Inouye. Included in the footage are scenes from opening night as well as interviews with Will Barras, Wu Yue, and Suitman as they explained the thoughts behind their artwork. If you like what you see, you can help make next year’s POW WOW happen by supporting them through their Kickstarter page.

Openings: Ryan McGinness – “Women: The Blacklight Paintings” @ The Standard (Los Angeles)

Ryan McGinness showed a darker side to his work on Saturday night, when the third installment of his Women: The Blacklight Paintings series opened at The Standard Hotel’s Purple Lounge in West Hollywood. As with the events at Art Basel Miami last year (covered) and in New York early this year (covered), his luminescent deconstructions of the female form graced the walls of the establishment while similarly painted dancers cavorted about the room.  Of note, coinciding with the party was also the release of McGinness’ Blacklight Nudie […]

Openings: Miss Van – “Bailarinas” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Last Thursday, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York was the site of French-born and Barcelona-based Miss Van’s new body of work. One of the pioneers for women street artists in a male dominated genre, the delicate yet strong characters that she paints have always made an impression with their uninhibited sexuality and freedom of expression.  For this show Bailarinas, her masked sensual and sultry “poupee” characters in various states of undress seem to have taken on the role of provocative dancers. Take a look at some […]

Openings: Ryan McGinness – “Sketchbook Selections” @ Giant Robot 2

Just this past Friday night, Ryan McGinness started to hit his stride as he continued on to the middle part of his tour of LA. The special book signing, barbecue, exhibition of sketches, and lecture all rolled into one was held at Giant Robot 2 on Sawtelle street. AM will have more for you as we continue coverage of the NY-based artist’s slate of shows as we move into early June. More photos courtesy of Brandon Shigeta after the jump…

Openings: Kent Williams – “Convergence” @ Merry Karnowsky (Los Angeles)

Last weekend, the talented Kent Williams presented his new body of work entitled Convergence at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. His set of oil paintings, some large scale, displayed a keen sense of the human form and bring to mind classical live painting but with a contemporary twist. As with some of his recent work, there appeared to be some Far East influence in terms of choice of subjects, costumes, and composition. Take a look at all the art and opening photos after the […]

Showing: “Memories of King Kowloon” @ ArtisTree (Hong Kong)

We touched on the life and “career” of the late Tsang Tsaou Choi, or the self-styled “King of Kowloon” back in 2009 when his work achieved a nice hammer price at auction. For those still lingering in Hong Kong after the close of Art HK, perhaps now is a good time to revisit his work seeing that there is a show at the ArtisTree venue located in HK. Entitled Memories of King Kowloon, the exhibition features original work from the OG “street artist” who spent […]

Openings: Derek Albeck – “Mysterious Strangers” @ POVevolving

A couple weekends ago when AM attended the opening of Nate Frizzell’s solo show in Chinatown, we also stopped by the adjacent POVevolving Gallery to check out Derek Albeck’s newest work. The show entitled Mysterious Strangers featured a mix of work including some unique hard to describe photographic transfers rendered in powdered graphite as well as large two panel self-portrait. More opening photos after the jump…

Art HK ’11: Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

As you knew from our teaser article, we were looking forward to the Emmanuel Perrotin booth at Art Hong Kong because of what KAWS had to offer.  But, turns out the gallery was showing many other artists from their roster including AM favorites like Takashi Murakami, Mr., Chiho Aoshima, and Aya Takano among many others. More photos courtesy of Jasper Wong (POW WOW) after the jump…

Openings: Ryan McGinness – “Trophies” @ PRISM

Last night, PRISM filled its spacious gallery rooms with Trophies, the fourth in a series of shows from Ryan McGinness. As with the other Los Angeles exhibitions we have already covered (Michael Kohn & Country Club), this showing centered around a theme – gold sculptural pieces based on his Women series or works. Along with some wall murals, these 3-dimensional representations from the NY-based artist are taken from his deconstruction of the female form. More opening pics after the jump from Brandon Shigeta.