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Preview: Logan Hicks – “Structural Integrity” @ The Outsiders

This Friday night in London, Logan Hicks (interviewed) will be unveiling his stenciled renderings of urban landscapes at The Outsiders. Structural Integrity will also include a selection of photographs (printed on metallic paper) taken over the past 5 years giving the viewer an rare insight into life beneath cities of America and Europe. If you are in the area, stop by and see some incredibly detailed work, a result of layers upon layers of painstakingly cut stencils, something the New York-based street artist is known for. Discuss this […]

Openings: Laurie Lipton – “L.A. Sous-Real” @ ACE Gallery

Last weekend, the Ace Gallery in Los Angeles played host to L.A. Sous-Real, the latest solo showing from artist Laurie Lipton (interviewed). Featuring her incredibly detailed graphite works, the works for this show are a personal testimony to her experiences of change and a new environment. She states:  “I am in the peculiar position of being a foreigner in my own country. I just moved back to the USA after living in Europe for over 36 years (more than half my life). This show is […]

Preview / Setup: “The Composite Knowledge” @ 1AM

This Friday night at the First Amendment Gallery (1AM) in San Francisco, three artists will be joining forces to present The Composite Knowledge. Like many graffiti artists out there, Jaybo Monk, Poesia, and Sam Rodriguez are exploring what it means to transition from writers to the fine art world.  By fusing spray techniques learned on the streets with the paintbrush more often used in the studio, these artists attempt to strike a balance between both environments. Check out some of these set up photos curator […]

Streets: How & Nosm (Philadelphia)

Earlier this year, we had the pleasure of watching How & Nosm as they completed a large wall on the LA Weekly building in Los Angeles. Now, the Spanish twins recently completed a new mural in Philadelphia (South 13th Street and Sansom Street) entitled Personal Melody. The New York-based duo initially used a 80′ boom lift that couldn’t reach the top, but with the delivery of a 125′ lift, the mural was able to be completed in just two days. Photos via Graffuturism. Discuss How & […]

Openings: David Ellis for “Go West” @ Mark Moore Gallery

The second half of the Joshua Liner curated Go West exhibition featured work from versatile artist David Ellis, which took up half of Los Angeles’ Mark Moore Gallery (see Kris Kuksi’s part in the show here). Those attending the opening in Culver City on Saturday night would have seen the NY-based artist’s paintings featuring his sinuous motif (also seen in a recent large-scale mural), a sound sculpture, as well as his co-opted vinyl record pieces. All the principals behind the showing were present (see above – […]

Update: Kelsey Brookes

It looks like Kelsey Brookes has been working on a new body of work for Quint Contemporary Art in La Jolla, set to open in November. The upcoming series of paintings, drawing from the San Diego-based artist’s science background, will be inspired by structural diagrams of different neurotransmitters as well as the drugs that mimic them, both designer (i.e. xanex, prozac) and recreational (i.e. mescaline, LSD). And in other news, Brookes has been tapped to create covers for the Red Hot Chili Peppers as they get set to release 18 […]

Openings: Kris Kuksi for “Go West” @ Mark Moore Gallery

Just this past Saturday night, the Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles hosted Go West, a joint show between Kris Kuksi and David Ellis curated by Joshua Liner that is a followup to the Go East exhibition that was hosted at their New York last May where the two galleries roles were flip-flopped. For his part, Kuksi brought along several of the large mixed media assemblages that he is famous for. These time-intensive gothic creations are incredibly detailed and for those of you in the LA-area that have never seen one before in person, here […]

Streets: See No Evil 2012 (Part 1) – ROA

It looks like the 2012 edition of See No Evil has kicked off with this new piece from the Belgium-based ROA. Coinciding nicely with the Unnatrual-Natural History exhibition where he also threw up some public art, The prolific street muralist hit up Bristol with another piece featuring his signature imagery. The lineup this year for the festival looks as impressive as last year, with artists like Conor Harrington, Nychos, Flying Fortress, INSA, M-City, Remi Rough, Pixel Pancho, Eine, Nick Walker, Sickboy, among others scheduled to make an […]

Streets: World Roundup (July 9 – 15)

This weeks featured mural for our world roundup is from Liliwenn & Bom K (Da Mental Vaporz) in Brest, France for Crimes of Minds (photo by Kevin Perro). This is the last piece for the project to transform the city into an urban art museum.  Look for videos and a book next year documenting the process. Other notable street work comes comes from Martin Ron – Argentina (source), Niels Post – London (source), Hyuro – Mexico, Vhils – Spain, Steve Locatelli – Belgium (source), Nychos […]

Upcoming: Skullphone – “London, XX12” @ Ivory & Black

Next Friday night (July 20) in London, Skullphone will be opening his latest solo show entitled London, XX12 at Ivory & Black. The new body of work centers around his hand-painted digital media series (which mimics his digital billboard takeovers on the streets) and a sculpture installation, cast from the artist’s foot no less. If you can’t make the showing, check back for opening photos here on AM as well as a special giveaway. Discuss Skullphone here.