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Studio Visit / Preview: Armsrock – “Stedfortrædere” @ MOHS Exhibit

After a showing in Århus in February, Armsrock (interviewed) continues the tour of his native country with an exhibition in Copenhagen at MOHS Exhibit. Entitled Stedfortrædere (translated to Delegates), the joint show in Denmark opening on March 16th will also feature the work of Sif Itona Westerberg. AM recently stopped by the painter’s studio to get a look at the new body of work. Photo credit: Henrik Haven for Arrested Motion. Discuss Armsrock here.

Openings: “Rammellzee: The Equation” @ Suzanne Geiss Company

Last week, the Suzanne Geiss Company in New York presented their inaugural exhibition RAMMELLZEE: THE EQUATION. The late graffiti and performance artist’s work was heavily based on his various theories, especially his vision of battle between letters and their symbolic warfare against any standardizations enforced by the rules of the alphabet. Coming from this world he created and featured in this exhibition are the Letter Racers, spacecraft like sculptures created from found objects which represented the letters A to Z and hung stunningly from the […]

Teaser: Joe Sorren – “When The Rain Comes” @ La Luz de Jesus

The good shows keep on coming. Scheduled for April 6th, La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles will be hosting When The Rain Comes, a new exhibition from the great Joe Sorren (featured). In his first solo since showing in Italy last September, the new body of work is to be a story about darkness and light. The Flagstaff-based artists says – “Sometimes, when things are darker in life, you can find yourself in front of doors you didn’t know where there before. This is a […]

Video: 2012 Scotch Off the Roll Tape Sculpture Contest

After Mark Jenkins (interviewed) opens his show in Rome and wraps up his street interventions there, he will be needed to help judge the Scotch Off the Roll Tape Sculpture Contest for 2012 just like he did in 2010. Take a look at the video above for some inspiration and get your entry in by March 24th to have a chance at the $5,000 cash prize. Check out all the official rules here. Via Animal NY. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.
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Openings: “Is This Thing On? 2″ @ Gallery 1988 – Melrose

Last week, the Gallery 1988 in Melrose hosted the second rendition of Is This Thing On?, a group show featuring artwork that pays tribute to famous comedians and their craft. Hosted by Weird Al Yankovic, the showspace was packed with fans of comedy and art who wanted to see their favorite standups like Louis C.K., Dave Chappelle, Eddie Murphy, and more get their due. Check out all the pieces here and also take a look at more photos by Richard Brooks from the opening after the […]

Update: Faith47 & DAL

South Africa-based artists and newlyweds Faith47 and DAL recently sent over some images of their studio space as well as some things they have been working on. Besides their constant presence on the streets with their murals, they are also scheduled to make an appearance at Carbon next month and have a joint show in Melbourne at the Rtist Gallery in April. Take a look at more photos after the jump…

Openings: Masakatsu Sashie – “Invisible Hand” @ Mizuma Gallery

A new exhibition from Masakatsu Sashie recently opened  up at the Mizuma Gallery in Tokyo featuring five new works from the Japanese artist. The title of the show, Invisible Hand, is taken from Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations and is a term used to describe the self-regulating nature of the marketplace into which, by trying to maximize their own gains, individual ambition benefits society. A fitting choice as his work always touches on topics political in nature, especially imagery of a post-apocalyptic world mixed […]
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Preview: Cai Guo-Qiang – “Sky Ladder” @ MOCA (Los Angeles) – Part III

Last Friday, one of China’s most famous contemporary artists finished creating his last commissioned gunpowder drawing for his upcoming exhibition, Sky Ladder, at the Los Angeles MOCA. Cai Guo-Qiang’s third explosive effort (see our coverage of first and second sessions) resulted in Childhood Spaceship, a monumental piece (13′ x 108′) that featured imagery and memories that have sparked the artist’s curiously as a youth. For our readers who weren’t able to attend these sessions, make sure you head over for the public outdoor explosion event, […]

Streets: Mark Jenkins – “Living Layers” @ Wunderkammern (Part II)

As you saw in our first teaser article, Mark Jenkins (interviewed) has been busy in Rome working the streets and preparing for his show at Wunderkammern opening this Saturday night, March 17th. This exhibition, Living Layers, will no doubt feature much of the work that has been popping up around the Italian city and leaves us excited to see what the opening holds. Take a look at the other pieces after the jump…

ESPO & Faile for New York Magazine

For those of you who have seen the annual “Best of New York” issue from New York Magazine at the newsstands, you may or may not have recognized the design. This year’s cover artist is none other than Steve “ESPO” Powers. Like the WK Interact cover for Wired Magazine that didn’t end up happening, sometimes it’s nice to see what could have been. The other two finalists were Faile and The Heads Of State. See their designs after the jump…