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Jose Parla Pottery

José Parlá’s recently posted up some images of of his trip to Japan while visiting the Kimura Family gallery where he has some pottery projects in progress.  There were some interesting pics of the kiln, tools, the process, and some previous completed items (similar to those seen in his Cristina Grajales show). More images after the jump…

Openings: Craola & Anthony Lister @ Fifty24SF

Greg “Craola” Simkins’ (interviewed) and Anthony Lister’s (interviewed) shows opened last night at Fifty24SF with both artists in attendance to greet adoring fans.  Simkins expanded on “still life” themes from his last two shows while Lister focused on different versions of a familiar image as well as painting photos of his friends. See all the opening pics after the jump.

Jeff Soto Book Signing & Slide Show

For those who haven’t seen Jeff Soto’s show “Turning in Circles” yet, here’s a good opportunity to stop by for a visit. Not only is the Riverside Art Museum open late tomorrow (because of the monthly Riverside Art Walk), Jeff will also be presenting an hour long slide show chronicling the span of his career, past and present. There will also be a Q & A session and a signing afterwards for his book, “Storm Clouds”. Feb 5 (7:30 – 9 pm) Riverside Art Museum […]

Preview: Cut Copy @ T&P Fine Arts

T & P Fine Arts is opening their new stencil themed show “Cut Copy” on February 6th, this Friday. The show will include artists 2 Cent, Ame72, Adam 5100, Bandit, Ben Slow, Buildmore, DiRQuo, Dogbyte, Daan, Eelus, Jef Aerosol, JRF, Kenji Nakayama, L.E.T. , Mimi The Clown, Mr. Brainwash, Neverwork, Nick Gentry, Papermonster, Pure Evil, Rene Gagnon, Skullphone, Soule. Check out some preview pics after the jump.

Preview/Interviews: Dan May @ Copro Nason

Dan May’s show “Slow Collison” opens this Saturday, February 7th at Copro Nason.  His lush environments and monsters are as eye catching now as they were when we first saw his work on flickr several years ago.  Of course, his work has evolved and become more rich with fantastic compositiona and “story-telling.”  Dan takes some time to answer some questions for us about his current show as well as plans for the rest of 2009.  Check the interview and some preview pics after the jump.

Openings: Worlds on Fire (Grammy Show)

Art and music collided last night with the invite-only opening of the “Worlds on Fire” show (previewed) held at the Pacific Electric Lofts’ building in downtown LA.  The week-long exhibit features portraits of 2009 Grammy nominees painted and interpreted by some of the top artists in the low brow and pop surrealist scene. AM was on hand to attend the opening of the Gen Art hosted event – curated by Kris Lewis, Will.i.am and Justin Giarla (Shooting Gallery). Make sure to check out the photos […]

Openings: Mark Dean Veca @ UAG – UCSD

Mark Dean Veca, who we just interviewed a couple days ago, opened up his show last night at the UAG gallery.  We had only seen the nice in-progress setup previously, but the finished installation looks even more amazing.  The show runs till March 15th, so stop by for a look if you have a chance.  As mentioned before, he will also doing an “artist talk” on February 26th if you are interested in attending.  We gathered some images for you to peruse after the jump.

Preview: Worlds on Fire “Grammy” Show

Art and music have always been intertwined.  Whether it be Jay-Z including one of Murakami’s paintings in his music video “Blue Magic,” KAWS collaborating on an album cover with Kayne West, Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden collecting Luke Chueh paintings, or Dave Cooper creating a music video for Danko Jones, the examples seem endless. One of these intersects will open next week with the “World on Fire” show at the Pacific Electric Lofts in LA where many well-known artists in the Low Brow and/or Contemporary Art […]

Preview: Muses @ Black Maria Gallery

“Muses,” a group show at Black Maria Gallery is set to open on February 7th with some promising emerging artists – Tin (interviewed), Jeremiah Ketner (interviewed), and Kendra Binney. Ally, the curator, was nice enough to send over some preview images to share with our readers. Take a look after the jump.

Preview/Interviews: Mark Dean Veca @ UAG – UCSD

One of the exhibitions we have been looking forward to this month is Mark Dean Veca’s “Paintings, Wall Drawings, and Collaborations” (teased) at the University Art Gallery at UC San Diego opening tomorrow, Jan 29th, 6 – 8:30 pm. His psychadelic and organic style is unique and has often been described as a mixture of pop culture imagery and 18th Century French “Toile de Jouy” style patterns. As relatively new fans of his, we were particularly interested in learning more about his work as this […]