MK2 Projects, the special exhibition space from Merry Karnowsky, will open a group exhibition from 7-10pm tomorrow, November 11th, in conjunction with the unveiling of Shepard Fairey’s (featured) latest “District La Brea” mural (more on this later). The two week show will feature work from Shepard Fairey, Deedee Cheriel, Mercedes Helnwein, Mark Whalen / Kill Pixie (featured), Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Matt Small (interviewed), Samuel Lowder (FrePrs), Lezley Saar, Aiko Nakagawa, Todd Carpenter and Steven R. Gilmore. MK2 Projects is located at 161 S. La [...]
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There is no shortage of art related events at San Diego Comic-Con 2010 happening off the convention floor. After meeting your favorite artists during one of their signing events, unwind by checking out some of the excellent art shows currently on exhibit or enjoy a drink while watching some live painting. There’s no better way to relax after a long day of walking around at the Con. Get a full overview of the best art events during Comic-Con 2010 after the jump.
San Diego Comic-Con 2010 officially kicks off this Wednesday. One of the things we’ve always enjoyed about the convention is being able to chat with some of our favorite artists or for those instances when we’ve been too awe-struck, simply get a sketch or toy signed. This year’s roster has us just as excited. Be sure to arrive at least a half hour before the signing is scheduled to begin as there will definitely be lines. A schedule of the artist signings we’re excited about [...]
The last time AM got a look inside the studio ofÂ street artistÂ Judith Supine (seen on streets), there was a lot of work in the early stages of development – loose bits of magazine cut-outs and collages that hadn’t yet received the special touch of color Supine executes so well. Thanks toÂ Dante Ross, we get another peek at some of the pieces he’s working on for his solo show at New Image Art, which is slated for early November. In addition to some of his more [...]
Thinkspace Gallery’s current group show, â€œModArt â€“ A Celebration of 20 Issues and All That Lay Ahead,â€Â (previewed)Â curated by the team at European basedÂ ModArt Magazine opened to an excited Los Angeles crowd, but things really popped off when Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore and Soleil Moon Frye (who played Punky Brewster) dropped by the gallery to check out the work, specifically the front window installation by German street artist NOMAD. Besides scoping out NOMAD’s humorous caveman-like drawings and installation pieces, the trio and the rest of [...]
Opening alongside Guy Denning’s “Celebrity Will Eat Itself” show at the Carmichael Gallery is â€œA Mirror Distortedâ€ (previewed) featuring work from four unique female voices.Â South African transplantÂ Candice Tripp (interviewed) continues to impress us with her wit and great use of white space, whileÂ Pam Glew displays her unique “flag” works which were created utilizing a special bleach and ink technique. Cherri Wood focusesÂ solely on canvas works for this show, continuing to express her thoughts on isolation and idiosyncrasies through her characters. Rounding out the pack is [...]
Dennis McNett’sÂ (streets)Â show “Year of the Wolfbat” (setup) at Thinkspace Gallery was a whiff of fresh air for the Los Angeles art scene. With a body of work that felt raw andÂ organic, the printmaking teacher at the Pratt InstituteÂ filled the gallery with a strong mixture of installation andÂ sculpture pieces, as well as hand-carvedÂ works on wood and of course, silk-screened works on cloth and paper, all of whichÂ centered aroundÂ Dennis’ animal and nature motifs. Those who weren’t able to make it to the two-day only show, don’t fret.Â AM’sÂ got [...]
Guy Denning’s lastest body of work “Celebrity Will East Itself,” currently showing at the Carmichael Gallery, goes beyond the glitz and glam of Hollywood and explores theÂ darker side ofÂ stardom. Working with oils, Denning presents a series of dark and powerful pieces compounded of raw emotion that exposes the uncertainty and insecurities of his ambiguous celebrity subjects. The power ofÂ these pieces is further highlighted by the textures and painterly technique he employs. Detailed photos of the work andÂ pics from the opening after the jump.
At 7pm tonight, Thinkspace Gallery plays host for the opening of “ModArt â€“ A Celebration of 20 Issues and All That Lay Ahead,” a group show curated by the team at European basedÂ ModArt Magazine. AM stopped by the gallery for a sneak peek while things were being set up and enjoyed the visual buffet of urban, low-brow and contemporary art that was on hand â€“ a show definitely worth checking out. The roster of artists in the show includes UK urban artist Mr. Jago and [...]
“Low Fidelity,” (previewed) the latest body of work from French urban artistÂ Invader, has taken over Lazarides – Rathbone Place. Featuring his “Rubikcubism” technique, an offshoot of his artistry with colored tiles, Invader utilizes the faces of the popular puzzle game as pixels in his images, which he utilizes to createÂ a new series of classic rock and roll album covers,Â Â sculptures, drawings and mosaics. Invader takes things a step further in some of the works by adding a high-tech twist to his very low-tech pieces through theÂ integration [...]