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Openings: Pedro Matos – “Reality Show” @ Montana Shop & Gallery

Lisbon based street artist, Pedro Matos recently opened up his solo show at the Montana Shop & Gallery.  “Reality Show” featured several paintings, installations, wall murals, and what looked to be a enthusiastic crowd. Congrats to Pedro for a sold out show – check out some pics he sent us from the opening.

Openings: Art Shack @ Laguna Art Museum

Last weekend, the Laguna Art Museum opened their doors to crowds of art fans anxious to check out the newest exhibition – Art Shack. The group show included installations by artists like Mike Shine (featured), Martin Wittfooth, Kenny Scharf, Clayton Brothers (featured), and Jeff Gillette (who showed recently in LA) with a fantastic three-dimensional representation of his signature “slum” imagery. More photos after the jump but be sure to check out Hi-Fructose’s full photoset here.

Video: Basel Week Switzerland 2010 – Vernissage

After bringing you a look at Paul McCarthy’s dwarf sculptures for this year’s Art Basel week in Switzerland, here is an overview of the fair from Vernissage TV. In the video, you will see a montage of the plethora of art available including pieces from Basquiat, Ron Mueck, and more…
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Preview: Ashley Wood – “Gathering” Group Show (Beijing)

Opening in Beijing towards the end of the month will be “Gathering”, a group show involving Ashley Wood, Jeremy Geddes (interviewed), Dorophy Tang, Kenny Wong, Phil Hale, Rufus Dayglo, and Threezero, a convergence of art, comics, toys, and sculptures. Wood recently released some images of what to expect including some of his signature gritty paintings of war, robots, and sexy women. More pics after the jump…

Fame Fest ’10: Nunca

Another great street artist, Nunca, has started attacking the walls of Grottaglie for this year’s Fame Festival. Set to open in September, it appears that Brazil will have another representative with this expansive mural holding judgment on those in the Italian town that have profited from the earth. More pics after the jump…

Behind the Scenes: Logan Hicks @ Galerie Itinerrance

Logan Hicks (interviewed) recently opened his solo show in Paris with the good people at Galerie Itinerrance, who were nice enough to send over some behind the scenes pics leading up to the opening. Not only is Logan known as one of the most skillful stencil artists out there, but he is also behind alot of the street events out there as an organizer, promoter, and all around glue guy in the scene – not to mention the best beard in the business. More pics […]

Streets: Mac & Retna Mural (In Progress) @ Culver City

Those who came out for the Culver City Artwalk and ventured south of Washington on La Cienega encountered a very special treat. Two legends in graffiti, El Mac and Retna, were collaboratively painting a huge mural sponsored by Rivera & Rivera.  The team, who have blessed walls from coast to coast–including many beautiful ones in Los Angeles already–worked into the night, unloading aerosol can after aerosol can on this piece.  Word is that they had two days left on this one, but as you can […]

Video: Barry McGee @ Oakland Museum of California

You may remember when we brought you some pics from the Oakland Museum of California, where Barry McGee was commissioned for an installation piece. Well, now comes a timelapse video of that all coming together along with some interviews with the curators who arranged everything. Discuss Barry McGee here.

The Vader Project Auction Preview

When The Vader Project rolls into Los Angeles tonight, June 11th, it will be at the end of a long four year journey. The 100 iconic helmets, customized by many artists sure to be familiar to our readers, will be on display in Hollywood (6812 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA 90036) before they are auctioned off in Philadelphia at a Freeman’s auction. Also of interest to those in LA will be the the catalog available for sale and the signing event the following day, June […]

Interviews: Brett Amory

Brett Amory is an artist living and working in San Francisco. Amory graduated from the Academy of Arts in 2005 and has been showing his work all over the country since graduating. Amory first made his mark with the release of “Convergence”, a book that came out in 2006 that he put out with some friends whose names you may recognize (Mars-1, David Choong Lee, Damon Soule, Oliver Vernon, and Nome Edona). We sat down with him for an interview ahead of his show opening […]