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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 […]
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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 […]