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The Jeremy Fishing Contest

For those Jeremy Fish fans out there – the Bay Area-based artist has teamed up with Upper Playground to launch a fishing contest for the summertime with the prize being signed copies of his recent book Happily Ever After for each of the three categories as well as an original drawing for the biggest fish. He explains – “BIGGEST FISH WINS! Its summertime dudes, time to skip summer school, or quit your job and go fishing. Coming from a long line of fisherdudes, artist Jeremy Fish would […]
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Showing: “Knock Knock” @ Galerie Javier Lopez

Last Thursday, Javier Lopez Gallery, presented the Knock Knock group show exhibition to fans in Spain. It featured works from contemporary artists whose work is influenced by comics like Kaws, Faile, Yoshitomo Nara, and comic artists themselves like Vanderbroucke & El Roto as well as underground comic visionaries, Robert Crumb, or graphic novel artists like Art Spiegelman and Chris Ware. In the upper floor of this wonderful gallery located in the outskirts of Madrid, there was a simple and amazing Snoopy Kaws acrylic on board right next to […]
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Openings: Os Gemeos – “A ópera da lua” (The Moon Opera) @ Galpão Fortes Vilaça

Yesterday, the long anticipated return of hometown street art heroes happened in Sao Paulo at Galpão Fortes Vilaça when Os Gemeos opened their solo show. For this exhibition entitled A ópera da lua or The Moon Opera, the Brazilian twins created an immersive experience for their fans consisting of over 30 paintings, wall murals,  three sculptures, and a 3D video installation. The colorful kaleidoscope of surreal images and their signature characters should not be missed if you are in town for the World Cup or otherwise as […]
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Openings: Erica Rose Levine – “Empress” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last weekend, Thinkspace Gallery hosted the opening for Erica Rose Levine’s show Empress in their project room (the same night as Jacub Gagnon & Brian Mashburn). Using primarily colored pencils, markers, and graphite, the Brooklyn-based artist created portraits of women and their “use of decoration and beauty as power.” The details she is able to achieve is impressive and we suggest you stop by to see the work in person if you are in the area before July 12th. More photos below… Discuss this show here.
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Upcoming: Rosson Crow @ Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon

Starting Saturday (June 28th) in France, in the heart of Languedoc-Roussillon in the town of Sérignan, the Regional Museum of Contemporary Art will be opening a show from Rosson Crow (featured). Showing through November 2nd, the exhibition will feature the young painter’s hallucinatory abstractions of decadent interior spaces, oftentimes embellished with elements more often seen in urban settings. This lends a modern twist to her work influenced by old world techniques, which leads to interesting juxtapositions. Discuss Rosson Crow here.
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Openings: Jacub Gagnon – “World’s Collide” @ Thinkspace

Last weekend, AM stopped by Thinkspace to check out the almost sold-out solo from Jacub Gagnon (interviewed) entitled World’s Collide. Painted against a black background, the surreal portraits of his chosen creatures really pop and seem even more vivid. Full of whimsy and imaginative touches, you can see the Toronto-based artist thought carefully about each element of the pieces, from title to composition. Take a look at more photos from the opening below. Discuss this show here. Discuss Jacub Gagnon here.
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Streets: Banksy (Glastonbury 2014)

This year’s Glastonbury Festival kicked off recently in the UK where attendees were surprised by an appearance by Banksy’s Sirens of the Lambs truck. The Bristol-based artist imported the art performance piece from his recent art residency on the streets of New York, changing out the truck to something seen locally as well as adding a man dressed as a farmer leading the way. Mr. B has created art for the event in the past and even attendees of what is billed as the largest greenfield festival […]
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Previews: Gary Baseman – “The Door is Always Open” @ Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei

Tomorrow (June 27th) in Taiwan, the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei will opening a massive retrospective chronicling the career of Gary Baseman (interviewed) that has now spanned over three decades. Those who visited his amazing show last year in Los Angeles (covered), also entitled The Door Is Always Open, will already have gotten a small taste of what his fans in the capital of the ROC will be experiencing. His most comprehensive exhibition to date will include over 500 works, housed within the museum which will be […]
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Showing: Mars-1 – “Toward A Distant Dawn” @ Martha Otero Gallery

Mario Martinez aka Mars-1 (featured) recently opened a solo at Martha Otero Gallery entitled Toward A Distant Dawn. The new body of work includes much of the creative output that we have seen from the Bay Area-based artist of late including monochromatic works, his colorful otherworldly paintings, and sculptural representations of his symmetric and geometric visions. Take a look at the photos below although it would be even more rewarding to see the work in person through July 19. Via Platinum Cheese. Discuss Mars-1 here.
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Interviews: Aakash Nihalani

Aakash Nihalani, whose artistic career took off after he picked up a roll of florescent tape and started creating geometrical interventions in the streets, recently released a series of photos documenting his latest series entitled Landline. AM put some questions to the Brooklyn-based artist about the new work among other things. Read his answers below as well as enjoy some shots of his latest efforts on the streets of NYC. Arrested Motion (AM): Can you tell our readers a little bit about your background, personally and in […]