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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 […]
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Upcoming: “Knock Knock” @ Galerie Javier Lopez

Later today (June 26th) in Madrid, Galerie Javier Lopez is putting on a group show with a pretty impressive list of artists. Entitled Knock Knock and celebrating the art of the comic, the roster includes: Charles Burns, Javier Calleja, Daniel Clowes, Robert Crumb, Brecht Evens, Faile (seen above), A. Feuchtenberger, Phil Frost, Horfee, HuskMitNavn, Todd James, KAWS, Abraham Lacalle, Manuel Leon, Paul McCarthy, Lorenzo Mattotti, Eugenio Merino, Moebius, Jose Munoz, Matt Mullican, Nano4814, Yoshitomo Nara, Gary Panter, Erik Parker, Pelucas, Pablo Pena, Julian Opie, Ops, Peter […]
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Showing: Lori Earley – “The Devil’s Pantomime” @ Opera Gallery (New York)

Earlier this month, Lori Earley (interviewed) opened up a new solo that had been a long time coming at Opera Gallery’s New York location. Her largest exhibition to date, The Devil’s Pantomime, featured over 30 paintings & drawings created during her long battle with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (learn more here) over the last several years. AM stopped by to check out this deeply personal body of work recently and wanted to share some of the photos with you. The show runs through tomorrow (June 26th) for […]
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Releases: Joe Ledbetter – “Fire-Cat” Figure

Those who have been in the vinyl art toy game for a while will no doubt remember Joe Ledbetter’s original Fire-Cat figure, one of his iconic characters. The Los Angeles-based artist has now decided to release an updated version of the toy – producing, funding and designing this project himself. Billed as his first independent vinyl toy, the edition will be limited to 400, stand almost 11 inches tall (one of his largest figures to date), and cost $99. Buy the J.Led figure directly from his website […]
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Openings: Brian Mashburn – “New Works” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Over the weekend, Thinkspace Gallery opened a new show from Brian Mashburn entitled simply New Works. Specializing in desolate landscapes that feature silhouettes of the ruins of civilization or abandoned construction, the Ashville-based artist further develops the atmosphere with the palette he uses for the background. The misty skies and hues that speak to either the end of an age or the dawn of one is not devoid of hope as Mashburn typically includes an animal or character in the foreground that becomes the focus […]
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Recap: Futura x Crooks & Castles – “LEWDS” Launch @ Known Gallery

Last week, the Known Gallery featured the release party (with support from Hennessy) for a new line from Crooks & Castles designed by Futura. Entitled LEWDS, the collection (which can be seen in more detail here) featured the familiar text and atom motif from the NYC graffiti legend while paying homage to Christopher “Lewds” Natalio, the late Marketing Director of the streetwear brand. Rounding out the event was a Ferrari, whose outer shell was blessed by Futura as well as an appearance from Lupe Fiasco, Futura’s co-collaborater with […]
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Showing: Jaybo Monk – “Traces of Nothing” @ The Boston Button Factory

Currently at The Boston Button Factory, Berlin-based Jaybo Monk has a new show up through July 14th, with an official reception scheduled for June 25th (7-10pm). While in Beantown, the Frenchman has also been busy with various events including an open studio event at SoWa’s First Fridays, live painting at the MFA Summer Gala, and a pop up show at Liquid Art House alongside Augustine Kofie and Todd Mazer. In each instance, fans of the Agents Of Change member’s work have enjoyed his fragmented imagery, taking […]
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Upcoming: Robert Montgomery – “Above The Streets” @ Art Share L.A.

This weekend will kick off a new project from London-based artist Robert Montgomery (featured) on the streets of Los Angeles. Presented by Art Share L.A., the poetic text-based work from Montgomery will be featured on billboards around the City of Angels as well as seen at a gala put on in his honor on June 29th (details & tickets here). Also in association with his visit here, a panel discussion on June 30 (7pm) with MOCAtv and Montgomery will take place on the ACE Hotel Rooftop (details here). […]