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Upcoming: Evah Fan – “What Have You” @ Park Life

This Friday, August 31st, following on the heels of the Andrew Schoultz showing, Evah Fan will be opening a new show at Park Life in San Francisco. The Bay Area-based artist will be presenting a selection of gouache paintings entitled What Have You featuring her colorful and often minimalistic imagery. Look for an increase in her usual size of works as well as the incorporation of collaged elements in this new body of work.

Rewind: Aug 20 – Aug 26

Leading off this week’s video goodness is a look at Barry McGee’s first solo show in the Bay Area since 1994. Along with some footage of the stunning and comprehensive exhibition, the short features interviews with the Director and Assistant Curator of the BAM/PFA. Also, check out our coverage (photos) of the show for those who can’t make it to see it personally before it closes on December 9th. ArtnetTV interviews Robert Longo. THE ART UNDERGROUND – NYC SUBWAY – explore the art that’s in NYC’s […]

Art Focus: Ernest Zacharevic

This week, we would like to introduce you to the work of Ernest Zacharevic for our Art Focus feature. The Lithuanian artist has been recently putting up work in the streets of Penang, Malaysia that speak to his eye for placement. His murals frequently interact with existing three-dimensional elements and the existing architecture. Take a look at more photos below… Via Street Art Utopia.

Streets: Miss Van & Dan Quintana (Los Angeles)

Last week in Culver City, Miss Van (who was in town for her show at Copro Gallery) and Dan Quintana combined their powers for mural at the Branded Arts Complex. For this wall, entitled The Big Bad Wolf, street French femme fatale and the Los Angeles-based Quintana created a scene involving Vanessa’s signature poupée’s posed with a large wolf. Some additional in-progress photos of the unexpected collaboration below… Photos via Dan Quintana & Andrew Hosner. Discuss Miss Van here. Discuss Dan Quintana here.

Preview: “Space//Form” Group Exhibition @ Breeze Block Gallery

As the opening of the Space//Form group exhibition draws ever nearer, and following on from our studio view, AM brings you a glimpse of some of the work in this huge show. Over 100 artists are participating in the exhibit, which opens on 6th September at Breeze Block Gallery in Portland. The artists were each given the same brief and the same materials to work with and asked to explore and represent their interpretation of space and form within either the natural or built environment. Each piece of […]

Preview / Setup: Andrew Schoultz @ Park Life

Tonight up north, while fellow Mission School alumn Barry McGee opens his midcareer survey across the bay, Andrew Schoultz will be at Park Life with a new show. Featuring paintings, editioned works, as well as a book signing, fans of the artist’s kinetic and enigmatic work would do well to head over to the event (7 – 10 PM). Take a look at some setup photos we have gathered for you… Photos via the artist’s FB. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.

Upcoming: Yue Minjun – “The Tao of Laughter” @ Harbour City (Hong Kong)

Next month, starting on September 20th, Yue Minjun will be opening his first ever Hong Kong exhibition at Harbour City (site of the KAWS’ Passing Through exhibition in 2009). One of China’s preeminent contemporary artists, the man known for paintings of himself with a frozen grin will be presenting The Tao of Laughter – five brand new sculptures (concept sketch seen above) that was inspired by Lao Zi’s 6th century classical text on Taoism known as Tao Te Ching. The new work certainly uses an appropriate reference as […]

Update: Camille Rose Garcia

If you have been following Camille Rose Garcia’s (interviewed) work closely, you will see that some clowns have been making it into her paintings. As evidence that the artistic spark and inspiration can come from anywhere, she recently revealed in her blog that some clown dolls (seen below) she bought on eBay (after her show at Michael Kohn) have been haunting her dreams and henceforth appeared in her imagery. Look for a full explanation and more examples here. Discuss Camille Rose Garcia here.

Lisa de Kooning Artist in Residence: Aakash Nihalani

Recently, Aakash Nihalani headed over to East Hampton, New York take part in the residency awarded by Lisa de Kooning at the Willem de Kooning studio. As one of three artists in residence for the Summer, Nihalani created several works in the studio as well as a number of site-specific installations on the grounds of the estate featuring his distinctive geometric works that stems from his roots as a street artist using tape as his medium. With his techniques, the NY-based artist is able to create […]

Upcoming: “The Art of Chess” @ Saatchi Gallery

Inspired by a quote by Marcel Duchamp – “From my close contact with artists and chess players I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists” – the Saatchi Gallery in London will be hosting a new show opening on September 8th entitled The Art of Chess. These specially commissioned chess sets have been created by some of the giants of the contemporary art world including Maurizio Cattelan, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Oliver Clegg, […]