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Preview: Scott Radke – “Burlap” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Opening alongside Jen Lobo this Saturday night at Thinkspace, is the Ohio-based Scott Radke (interviewed). Featuring over two dozen pieces from the soulful sculptor, by far the most ever in one location, Burlap is a cant-miss show for fans of his beautifully grotesque works. As indicated by the title of the exhibition, many of these new sculptural pieces feature the incorporation of the specific fabric in the work, adding a nice new texture. More preview images courtesy of the gallery after the jump…

Teaser: “Margaret Kilgallen: Summer / Selections” @ Ratio3

Influential Mission School artist Margaret Kilgallen will be featured at the Ratio3 Gallery in San Francisco at the end of the month. Entitled Margaret Kilgallen: Summer / Selections, The show will feature works on paper and paintings on canvas, some never before seen from the late Bay Area painter. The selected pieces will be prime examples of her use of delicate and folkloric imagery and will be her first solo exhibition in SF in over 13 years. Don’t miss the June 23rd opening. Discuss this show here.

Swoon – “Thalassa” Installation @ New Orleans Museum of Art

Look familiar?  Yes, it’s another sweet installation from Swoon (interviewed), this time at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). Just as stunning as her light-infused piece from the Art in the Streets exhibition, this suspended ocean goddess is entitled Thalassa and is made of wood & paper and located above NOMA’s Great Hall with layered tentacles created from scavenged materials stretching to the mezzanine. Inspired by her reaction to the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, the piece will be on display until September 25th. Take a look at photos […]

Openings: Jeff Canham, New Bohemia Signs, and ESPO @ Guerrero Gallery

On Saturday night, the Guerrero Gallery in SF opened up their doors to a show celebrating the signmaking aesthetic. Included in the show were artists influenced by the their love for typography and signage – Steve “ESPO” Powers and Jeff Canham, as well as the crew of New Bohemia Signs. Powers brought with him a body of work consisting mostly of his metaltations series along with what looks to be his working desk as an installation. Photos taken for us by Berlin Tomas of the […]

Teaser: “Pretty on the Inside” @ Paul Kasmin

Later this month, the Paul Kasmin Gallery will host the opening of Pretty on the Inside, a show curated by KAWS and Erik Parker. To our knowledge, this is the first time KAWS has flexed his curatorial chops since I Can’t Feel My Face exhibition in Los Angeles in 2009 (covered). Along with the two curators, the other artists they chose to join them are Todd James, Tony Matelli, Joyce Pensato, Peter Saul, and Karl Wirsum. See  you there on June 23rd. Discuss KAWS here.

Streets: Blu & Ericailcane @ R.I.P.Arte Festival (Italy)

Reprising teamwork that has become familiar to street art fans everyone, Blu and Ericailcane hit up the R.I.P.Arte Festival in Fabriano, Italy recently with these two side-by-side pieces. The dynamic duo have been tearing up Europe recently at a frantic pace with their in-demand mural skills (last collab in Bologna), especially Blu (Palestra, Jensi, Krakaw, Poznań) whose prolific appetite for walls boggles the mind.  And, it seems there is no end in sight as he’s getting up in Germany at the moment. The event also […]
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Openings: Aaron Nagel – “A Thin Line” @ Shooting Gallery

Saturday night in San Francisco, the Shooting Gallery hosted a new collection of paintings from Aaron Nagel. It has been over a year since Nagel’s photorealistic renderings have graced the walls of the Tenderloin district showspace, and he returns with A Thin Line, a classical study on the beauty of the female form with a contemporary twist. More photos, some NSFW, after the jump courtesy of Berlin Tomas.

Free Mondays from Banksy for “Art in the Streets” @ MOCA

If you haven’t yet stopped by to check out the historic Art in the Streets exhibition at the MOCA, now may be the perfect time. “Now” meaning today or any other Monday until it closes on August 8th as it will be free thanks to the sponsorship of Banksy. As he wryly states – “I don’t think you should have to pay to look at graffiti. You should only pay if you want to get rid of it.” Even if you have seen the show […]

Contests: Nicoletta Ceccoli Hand Finished Prints Giveaway

Looks like it’s time for another giveaway here on AM, this time courtesy of Virtu Gallery. We are pretty enamored by the Nicoletta Ceccoli’s (interviewed) work so you will be happy to hear that we are gifting one lucky reader one of these hand-embellished prints (editions of 40). All you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this article or on facebook by June 22nd stating which image is your favorite and why and Nicoletta will choose a winner. It would […]

Preview: Joe Ledbetter – “Innards” @ Copro Gallery

Tonight in Santa Monica, Joe Ledbetter will be unveiling a new body of work enitled Innards at the Copro Gallery. Featuring his menagerie of characters, rendered in his distinctive style, the goal of this show in his words are to “open up my work and ignore any restrictions. The theme of the show is that there is no theme. I want to reveal what’s been living inside me for the past year, and I’m ready to spew my guts all over the gallery.” More preview […]