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Upcoming: D*Face – “Scars & Stripes” (Los Angeles)

After hitting up Los Angeles in 2011 and earlier this year, British artist D*Face (interviewed) will be bringing his imagery back to Hollywood later this month. Scars & Stripes will open on September 27th at a popup location (315 S. Robertson Blvd) and will feature 30 large scale portraits, sculptures, and installations both inside and outside the gallery space along with two new murals in LA and limited edition prints. The new work will speak to fragility of life and the stereotypes of the “American […]
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Upcoming: “Satan Ceramics” @ Salon94 (Freemans)

On September 7th, the Freemans location of Salon94 in New York will be opening a small group show from Mary Frey, Pat McCarthy, JJ PEET and Tom Sachs (seen above). The artists met in a class taught by PEET at the 92nd Street Y and still meet weekly to make, fire, and glaze. Frey puts it, “Our weekly ritual takes place within the clubhouse where we eat together, share knowledge, discuss, make pots, talk shit and dream.” The creative results of these sessions have been gathered together and […]
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Streets: Aryz, Escif, Kenor for WE AArt (Part I)

Here is a first look at the WE AArt festival going down in Aalborg, Denmark, a public arts event featuring the work of some artists you may be be familiar with. Along with a look at the completed pieces from Aryz (seen above), Escif, and Kenor, we will have photos from the others involved soon – Alexis Diaz, Liqen, Interesni Kazki, Jaz, Fintan Magee, and Don John. This is just the start for the project in one of the larger Danish cities as the plan […]
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Upcoming: “Masterworks: Defining A New Narrative” @ Long Beach Museum of Art

Coming up at the end of the next month, the Long Beach Museum of Art will be hosting an interesting group exhibition where 14 accomplished artists are asked to contribute one large scale painting from their careers which they deem as being pivotal. Because of this premise, most of the work included, we would imagine, will be taken on loan from collectors. The list of participants includes Esao Andrews, Sean Cheetham, Natalia Fabia, Alex Gross, James Jean, Josh Keyes, Mario Martinez, Greg Simkins, Nicola Verlato, Eric […]
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Streets: Kamea Hadar x Defer (San Francisco)

If you remember, we had the recently chance to share some photos with you of Kamea Hadar and Defer prepping for their recently concluded showing at 1AM Gallery in San Francisco. While in the Bay Area, the two Hawaii-based artists and friends took the opportunity to get up around the city with a couple murals. Mirroring their work for the gallery as well as their collaboration for POW! WOW! Hawaii earlier this year (covered), the walls were painted with the distinctive combination of Hadar’s figurative work […]
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Upcoming: Eric White – “Down In Front” @ Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea

On September 25th, Eric White (interviewed) will be presenting new works in Milan at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea. His second solo with the gallery will feature paintings and drawings collectively entitled Down In Front. The new imagery will no doubt continue his exploration of perspective as well as keep his characters on the road and will have an old school cinematic feel to it. Discuss Eric White here.
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INSA for G9 Restaurant (Shanghai)

Artists who have have been featured here on AM continue to be viable options for restaurants that want a distinctive interior for their customers. Several months ago, INSA was in Shanghai where he oversaw the completion of his collaboration with Architect INDJ on the decor of G九 上海 (G9 Shanghai). Featuring the London-based street artist’s signature high heel motif, the focal point was a huge interactive lighting installation that mimics his GIF-ITI (animated graffiti) works that can be controlled by diners in the VIP seating area. You can find […]
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Previews: Ian Francis – “Endless Summer” @ The Outsiders (London)

On September 5th, Endless Summer from Ian Francis (featured) will be opening at The Outsiders in London. Featuring a selection of identically sized (24 by 18 inches) intimate studies, the exhibition will be continuation of the line of works last seen in the UK and New York back in 2012 and 2013 respectively. These snapshots of modern life are great examples of the gifted artist’s use of abstract and photorealistic elements leading to a dynamic composition that always leaves the viewer intrigued and wanting to learn more about […]
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Streets: Faith47 – “The Preciousness of the Hunt” (Los Angeles)

Earlier this week, South African artist Faith47 made an appearance in Los Angeles where she painted a large-scale mural entitled The Preciousness of the Hunt. Arranged by the Do Art Foundation, the ethereal new piece in the South Park community of downtown LA on the Flower Street Lofts residential building (12th & South Flower Street) features swans, beautiful creatures that appear often in her work. Faith47’s imagery is a welcome addition to the revitalized area and speaks to the positive future for the area, especially with more […]
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Streets: Brendan Monroe x Souther Salazar @ FFTT (Portland)

Last week, Brendan Monroe (interviewed) and Souther Salazar were able to complete their joint mural in Portland for Forest For The Trees (FFTT). The artists were invited to join the not-for-profit the public mural project, which also featured eighteen other local and international artists. Over the course of several days, Salazar painted clusters of his whimsical imagery against Monroe’s Tron-like structured background that hints at trees. Resulting in a striking collaborative wall, their hard work can be seen at 4703 N Albina Avenue. Discuss Brendan Monroe […]