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Preview: Logan Hicks, Anthony Lister, and Michael Kalish @ Opera Gallery (NY)

Logan Hicks (interviewed), Anthony Lister’s (interviewed), and Michael Kalish are teaming up for a three person show opening this week (May 19th) at the Opera Gallery in New York. Hicks will be bringing some new stencils including what appear to be some more minimalistic work. Lister looks to be exhibiting some older works and Kalish (whom we are not familiar with) is contributing some pop icon pieces constructed partially with license plates. Preview images after the jump…
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Video: JR – “Women Are Heroes” Movie

As we mentioned in a previous post, French photographer JR’s film “Women Are Heroes” has been selected for the 63rd Cannes Film Festival. Bringing his project full circle, the movie documents his travels around the world photographing victimized and impoverished women and then pasting them up in their own neighborhoods and towns, sending a powerful message of hope and strength. Take a look at a special print made available for this occasion as well as other planned screening dates after the jump…

Streets: Banksy in NY

After a whirlwind tour (summarized here) of North America to promote his film, Banksy has finally reached the one city that has been conspicuously missing from his itinerary – New York, the so-called birthplace of modern graffiti. Strange that the visit does not coincide with the actual movie premiere in NY several weeks ago, but with two stencils that have been discovered so far, there are bound to be more so stay tuned. The one above is a clever variant of the piece Mr. B […]
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Openings: Charlie Isoe – “Silver Spoons and Hotel Rooms” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

Extensive traveler and artist Charlie Isoe opened his show “Silver Spoons and Hotel Rooms” this weekend at the Rathbone Place location for Lazarides Gallery. He works loosely, focusing on human and anthropomorphic animals that draw attention to a side of all of us that we perhaps do not want to face. This will be his first solo show UK exhibition and will run until June 23. Opening pics after the jump…

Video / Teaser: Os Gemeos @ Museu Colecção Berardo

Sounds like Lisbon has some street artists visiting in the next several months with some pretty exciting things planned.  First up are the Brazilian duo Os Gemeos and their show opening up on Monday, May 17th, at the Museu Colecção Berardo. After touring major museums in their home country (here, here, and here), the twins have set their sites on Portugal for their next museum exhibition, this time entitled Pra quem mora lá, o céu é lá’ (To who lives there, heaven is there). Seen above […]

Preview: “Small Victories” @ Above Second Gallery

Remember when we told you about a photography show in Hong Kong put on by Booooooom that was taking submissions? Hopefully some of our readers took advantage because the show will be opening next Thursday, May 20th, at the Above Second Gallery (6-10pm). The exhibition is described as “a photographic celebration of the quietly beautiful, unintentionally funny, people and things all around us. It is these little moments that make life worth living. The work in the show consists entirely of 4×6 photographs, the small […]

Preview: Aftershock LA – Art Auction Benefit

An eclectic art show and event, Aftershock LA, organized by Cafe Mode, is set to open tonight, May 15th at the Royal/T Cafe. The benefit (tickets $25 at the door) is put on to help raise money for Build Change, an international non-profit that designs earthquake-resistant house in developing countries and trains people to build them. A number of artists you will be familiar with if you read AM regularly, like James Jean (interviewed) seen above, will be participating so if you are interested, take […]

Teaser: Herakut @ Gallery Springmann.Varol

After getting off to a great start by holding a grand opening show with French sensation JR (covered), Galerie Springmann.Varol follows it up with another stellar choice – Herakut (interviewed). Although we just got a taste of their recent work, we are looking forward to this solo exhibition by the German street art duo. We’ll have more to follow as we draw closer to the opening on June 11th. Discuss Herakut here.

Teaser: “The Next Generation” @ London Miles Gallery (Curated by Thinkspace)

With the opening of Corey Helford’s “Art From The New World” set to open this weekend in the Bristol (full coverage to follow), we look towards a show with similar goals coming up next month. “The Next Generation”, curated by Thinkspace, seeks to further promote a new breed of contemporary artists to the UK audience. The show will open on June 11th at the London Miles Gallery and will feature 12″ x 12″ pieces from each participant. One of the artists scheduled as part of […]

Update: Gaia

Haven’t heard from Gaia in while ever since hanging out a little at Art Basel Miami last year, but it looks like he’s participating in two shows in the next couple weeks. First up is a solo at Gallery Heist opening tomorrow night in SF (of which there are some preview pics after the jump). Then, on May 23rd, he’ll be part of the Axis Alley Project in Baltimore for which he put up this sick mural of his “Deny Him Three Times” image – it blends […]