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Installation: KAWS – “COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH)” @ Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

It looks like KAWS is back in Texas for an encore after a successful showing there at the end of last year. If you remember, the Focus:KAWS exhibition was held at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in December of 2011. Now, it will be next location to host the COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) sculpture first seen in Hong Kong, followed up by a showing at The Aldrich, then at in NY at The Standard Hotel, and finally at his museum show in Atlanta. Those in the area should take the opportunity […]

Streets: Augustine Kofie (Venice, California)

The Los Angeles-based Augustine Kofie (featured) recently headed down to work on a new mural installation at the Amplify Campus in Venice, California. The project featured a wraparound of his abstract urban aesthetic on the building, leaving a fresh public art spot for people in the area to admire. Photo credit: Todd Mazer (via Graffuturism). Discuss Augustine Kofie here.

Preview: “BLAB WORLD 2012” @ Copro Gallery

The annual BLAB WORLD show (see 2009, 2010, and 2011) is set to open this Saturday night, September 8th, at the Copro Gallery. This will be the 8th showing in the series curated by Monte Beauchamp and will feature art from the upcoming BLAB WORLD 3 book which will be released next year. Artists slated to have work in the exhibition include Nicoletta Ceccoli (above), Ana Bagayan, Ryan Heshka, Yoko d’Holbachie, Travis Louie, Eric White, Cathie Bleck, Leslie Ditto, Chris Mars, Andy Kehoe, Travis Lampe, Gary Taxali, Erik Mark […]

Upcoming: Geoff McFetridge – “Around Us & Between Us” @ Ivory & Black

On September 14th, the Ivory & Black Gallery in London will be hosting all new works from the talented Geoff McFetridge. The Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist, who showed earlier this year at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (covered), will be revealing ten new paintings on canvas collectively entitled Around Us & Between Us. McFetridge seems to have a knack for breaking down objects and his characters into their most basic shapes and colors, often from novel angles and viewpoints. Here are a couple of images to pique your […]

Upcoming: Roland Tamayo – “Where The Heart Is” @ Gallery 1988 – Melrose

Coming up in October, fans of Roland Tamayo’s (interviewed) work will finally have the opportunity to see a solo from the LA-based artist in his hometown at the Gallery 1988 on Melrose. Featuring his signature and intriguing mix of the industrial and natural world, Where The Heart Is is dedicated to his twin boys who have been an inspiration for this new body of work. Tamayo will be playing with images from his hometown, sea creatures, and nostalgic thoughts .and pop culture that his children are starting […]

Openings: Thomas Campbell – “Clastic Plowers” @ V1 Gallery

Copenhagen has more quality exhibitions for their art fans to enjoy as three solos from Thomas Campbell, Evan Hecox, and Ed Templeton opened simultaneously recently. The joint showing at the V1 Gallery from the three friends and Beautiful Losers was Campbell’s bright idea so we’ll start our coverage off with a look at his new body of work entitled Clastic Plowers. The diverse new selection of bronzes, works on paper, sculptures, and more speak to the collision of the natural and modern worlds brought about by the […]

Upcoming: A&C Shop @ HVW8

Art fans in Los Angeles tonight (7-10pm) may want to check out the opening of A&C Shop at the HVW8 Gallery. The conceptual project space is a presentation of Art & Council’s varied creative interests featuring a collection of artwork, prints, objects, books, merchandise, and more from artists you have seen here on AM including Cleon Peterson, Jason Jaworski, Jay Howell, Kelsey Brookes, Tim Biskup, Tofer Chin, among others. Of note, Craig Costello a.k.a “Krink” has created a site specific mural (seen in progress above) on the […]

Releases: Tiffany Bozic – “Drawn By Instinct” Monograph

It’s been a while (2010) since we met up with gifted painter Tiffany Bozic, but now comes news that a book she has been working on is finally ready. Drawn By Instinct, produced by Gingko Press, includes over 150 color illustrations in its 192 pages featuring her beautiful renderings of the natural world. To kick things off for the release, she will be giving a talk at the SF Public Library on Tuesday (September 4th) at 6:00pm. Via Upper Playground. Discuss Tiffany Bozic here.

Fame Fest ’12: Interesni Kazki

Artistic duos in the street art scene don’t often work on their own, but Interesni Kazki has done so on multiple occasions. This is exactly what happened for this year’s Fame Festival, as AEC left his brother and headed over to Grottaglie to get up on his own. Despite some setbacks, the little town in Italy now has some mural love from the Ukraine. Discuss Fame Festival here. Discuss Interesni Kazki here.

Closings: Josh Keyes @ Joseph Gross Gallery (University of Arizona)

Last night, AM attended the closing of Josh Keyes’ show at the University of Arizona (Joseph Gross Gallery). As we discussed in an earlier interview with the Portland-based painter, the body of work consisted of a wonderful mix of new and old pieces giving fans a nice overview of the progression of his aesthetic over the last several years. Included in the selection of new work was a refreshed take on his treadmill imagery, pieces that featured local references, as well as a piece that will […]