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Openings: AJ Fosik – “Against The Infinite” @ Jonathan LeVine

A couple weeks ago, AM stopped by the Jonathan LeVine Gallery to check out new works from AJ Fosik collectively entitled Against The Infinite. Inspired by The Denial of Death, a 1973 Pulitzer Prize-winning work of psychology and philosophy by Ernest Becker, the new sculptural works explore the idea that humanity has an “inherent struggle between its dualistic nature—a physical self and a symbolic self.” Along with free-standing works, there is also an installation piece from the Portland-based artist that is comprised of 30 individual animal faces […]
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Streets: Vhils x Pixel Pancho (Lisbon)

With some recent articles, we have introduced to you several public murals arranged by the Underdogs platform in Lisbon as well as some gallery shows. We now have another street piece to share with you in the same vein – a collaboration between Vhils and Pixel Pancho. The joint wall saw the locally-based Vhils mix his chiseled technique with the Italian Pixel Pancho’s robotic imagery leading an interesting interaction of disparate styles. Photo credit: Stick2Target. Discuss Vhils here. Discuss Pixel Pancho here.
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Rewind: Nov 4 – Dec 1

It’s time again for another Rewind feature here on AM. Leading things off is an amazing video, Limitless, shot and cut by Selina Miles featuring the art of Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas, Quench. The crew go buckwild in in Brisbane right before the demolition of a massive warehouse and it was all documented by a creative timelapse video. Take a look below, you won’t regret it! Other notable videos: James Franco and Seth Rogen re-enact Kanye West’s new video. Dot Dot Dot in Los Angeles (via Nuart). Riusuke […]
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Showing: Kevin E. Taylor – “Inner Wilderness” @ Rebekah Jacob Gallery

Currently in Charleston, South Carolina at the Rebekah Jacob Gallery, painter Kevin E. Taylor (seen with the gallery owner below) is holding a solo exhibition entitled Inner Wilderness. For this showing, the Bay Area-based artist has presented a diverse selection of large scale work including his depictions of the natural world rendered with architectural elements as well as pieces where the animals from different paintings are in communication with each other. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Jonathan Baillet (portraits) & Rick Rhodes (installation) courtesy of […]
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Releases: Mear One – “Transformanation” Print

Later today, at 11am PST, Static Medium will be releasing a new print from Los Angeles street legend Mear One (interviewed) entitled Transformation. Each print is embellished with hand painted details, sized at 18″x18″ image on 20″x22″ sheet, and cost $90.00 (postage $15 USA, $25 INT’L). The release will be timed sale lasting 24 hours with the edition size determined by how many are bought. Take a look at the video below to learn more about the image and head over here tomorrow if you are interested […]
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Streets: World Roundup (Oct 28 – Dec 1)

It’s time for another roundup of street art around the world that we didn’t have a chance to cover in-depth. First up is a mural from Case in Erfurt, Germany for the OQ Paint project. Utilizing the overlapping hand and finger imagery seen in his recent work (ie: New York), the Maclaim member created a special public work that fans in the city can enjoy for years. If you are interested in more in-progress photos, head over here. Other notable work comes from: Rone – […]
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Basel Week Miami ’13 / Previews: “Most Oddinism” @ The Rotunda

Another exhibition to visit while in town for Art Basel Week in Miami is Most Oddinism, a group exhibition exploring the work of eight artists that got their start in the streets. Running from December 4th to 8th, the show will include Aaron De La Cruz, Christopher Derek Bruno, Ben Eine, Kenji Hirata, Otto Zitko, Patrick Martinez, Steve Powers, and Roid (seen above). If interested, head over to The Rotunda (3250 NE 1st Avenue, Corner of N. 34th Street). Via Graffuturism.
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Basel Week Miami ’13: Brian Viveros & Dan Quintana – “Desensitized13″ @ Copro Gallery (SCOPE)

Like in 2010, painters Brian Viveros (featured) & Dan Quintana will be teaming up for a joint exhibition with Copro Gallery with the first showing during Art Basel Week in Miami. Both artists’ portraits of sexy women mixed with surreal elements will be on display at the SCOPE Art Fair from December 4-8 and then move on to Los Angeles to the gallery’s showspace at the Bergamot Station for an opening on December 14th (which will include more originals and limited edition releases). We have some photos here of Viveros’ working […]
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David McCracken – “Diminish and Ascend” @ Sculpture by the Sea

In Bondi, Australia, at the annual Sculpture by the Sea festival, David McCracken had a piece on view entitled Diminish and Ascend. The steps made from aluminum jut out on the side of a hill facing the sea and plays with perspectives to make it look like a never-ending path into the sky. Take a look at photos of the piece in different lighting and at various angles below… Photo credit: Paul David (front image), the rest specified at the bottom of image. Via My Modern Met.
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Basel Week Miami ’13 / Upcoming: colette x Alchemist “Art Drive-Thru”

If you are in town for Art Basel Week in Miami next week, you may want to stop by the pop-op shop created by French boutique store colette. Known for their previous collaborations with artists, they have teamed up with Alchemist to create a “Art Drive Thru” at  1111 Lincoln Road on the fifth floor of the Herzog & de Meuron garage (also site of the PISTON HEAD exhibition). Along with the Bamford Watch Department x José Parla Rolex (seen above), there will be a wide range of products available. Take a look at some of these […]