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Streets: Faile Spoof

Looks like some clever impersonators are on the loose in the UK. After some of the art Faile pasted up (coinciding with their recent show) was stolen, someone put up these pieces (with a style that imitates Faile) in the same exact spot. Some of the wording reads “AND IN THE DARKNESS THEY FAILED TO STAY UP” and “History is made once again, it should have been a STENCIL”. The classic Faile girl is shown counting money with a giant hand grabbing her with the […]

Kaws x Kanye West

Artists collaborating on album covers is not a new phenomenom, but here is an interesting one from Kanye West that was done by Kaws. This one apparently is only for the iTunes release.  If this is true, then the only place you would see the album cover would be in your Ipod or music players.  Shows what a powerhouse iTunes and downloads have become if money is spent exclusively for the online release.  Not sure why Kanye wouldn’t use the same cover for the hard […]

Releases: Greg “Craola” Simkins Mini Prints

Gallery 1988 is releasing a new mini print set in December featuring the work of Greg “Craola” Simkins. There will be 300 sets made of prints including “Winter’s Knight”, “Night Knight”, “White Knight” with a special 4th chase print that will be included in 50 of the sets randomly (17% chance). We would guess that the chase print will also be based on a painting of his “White Knight” character, perhaps even from his current show “It Wanders West” at Gallery 1988 LA. Even more […]

Interviews: Allison Sommers

When you look at her work, one would suspect that “detail” could have been Allison Sommer’s middle name. You can’t help but move your head closer and closer to the painting and then shake it in disbelief at how meticulous her brushstrokes are. As a matter of fact, she often paints under a magnifying glass to make sure she get the desired effect. What is even more amazing is her “story-telling” does not suffer from this focus on details. Her paintings always seem to be […]

Openings: Clowns! @ Corey Helford Gallery

The Clowns! (previewed) show opened last night in Culver City and AM contributor Marcus was on hand to snap some photos. This group show had a pretty unique and strong lineup as Corey Helford teamed up with Stolenspace (UK) to exhibit artists from both sides of the Atlantic. Photos of all the work after the jump.

Teaser: This is China @ BLVD Gallery

“This is China” is a show organized by Red Star Press that is opening next month in Seattle featuring urban and graffiti artists from China including 0528, Steel Dan, Soos, Cui Nan, Ha Shiyou, Zhang Qitian, Popil, Shen Jingdong, and Yang Jun.  “Graffiti is considered a serious crime in China, and violators incur harsh penalties from the government. Ironically, the Chinese government recently commissioned a number of public graffiti pieces during the 2008 Olympics to portray positive messages about China and the Olympic games. Local […]

Preview: APAK @ Junc Gallery

APAK has a three person show opening tonight at Junc Gallery with Betsy Walton and Aya Kakeda. For those not familiar with the duo, APAK consists of a husband and wife team, Aaron Piland and Ayumi Kajikawa respectively, hence their name. Their rich and colorful paintings of creatures living in a utopian society are a breath of fresh air in this genre. Their work bring us back to a time before modern technology and industry when people seemed more willing to make time to enjoy […]

Teaser: Chris Berens @ Roq La Rue

We are really looking forward to Dutch artist Chris Beren’s show at Roq La Rue next month.  Beren’s works look almost digital or like photography, but it is all hand-painted.  The unique “look” to his paintings are result of his long painstaking process – taking many steps.  Many of his characters appear to have a fuzzy, unfocused look to them like they were photos taken with a soft-focus lens on.  Look for his new wonderfully imaginative body of work entitled “Go West” to begin showing […]

Openings: Candice Tripp @ Lazarides (Newcastle)

We were pretty impressed with the setup of Candice Tripp’s show (previewed) after seeing photos from the opening last night. Lazarides (Newcastle) really put time and effort into staging the pieces even using one of the images from her previous paintings as the wallpaper. Photos after the jump.

Preview: “Looking Glass” @ Basel Miami (2008) – Part I

Andrew from Thinkspace has forwarded us some images for the group show he is organizing entitled “Looking Glass” for the Gen Art Vanguard New Contemporary Art Fair at this years Art Basel week. This is one of the shows Arrested Motion will be covering as we will be blogging live from Miami. Artists participating in this show include Allison Sommers, Andrew Hem, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Pontius, ARMSROCK, Audrey Kawasaki, Brandi Milne, Brian Viveros, Camilla d’Errico, Damon Soule, Dan-ah Kim, David MacDowell, Elbow-Toe, Ekundayo, Esao Andrews, […]