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Preview: Joe Sorren – “Interruption” @ Grand Central Art Center

Last month, we brought you a look at some of the amazing sculptural work that will be exhibited during Joe Sorren’s (featured) “Interruption” retrospective. As the November opening continues to gets closer, it’s now time to take a look at the some of the paintings that will be featured at the California State University Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) show. As we noted before, Joe’s first museum show will not only feature past seminal and famous works from the master painter’s illustrious career thus […]

Previews: Craww ‘Droodlings’ @ Electrick Sheep, Newcastle

South Yorkshire artist Craww picks up his tools and treks to Newcastle for his debut solo show “Droodlings” at Electrick Sheep Gallery on October 14th. The exhibition promises a mixture of acrylic works on paper, canvas, found materials and collage, as well as a selection of limited edition prints. Craww caught AM’s eye earlier this year with his delicate figurative works, which contain a healthy mix of dark and dreamy surrealism in their narrative.  If you like your art to tell a story, with a […]

Preview: Mark Warren Jacques “I’m Here Now” @ Gallery Hijinks

Mark Warren Jacques announces his formal arrival literally in San Francisco with his solo show “I’m Here Now,“ opening this week at Gallery Hijinks, and also metaphorically in the context of the wider art-world. AM has been keeping tabs on the artist, who was based in PDX before his relocation to the bay area. We’ve watched him go from strength to strength, with a series of both solo and group exhibitions over the last couple of years. Since we interviewed Mark around the time of […]

Studio Visits: Nick Walker – “In Gods We Trust” @ Art Sensus Gallery

The time is almost upon us for the opening of Nick Walker’s latest London solo exhibition “In Gods We Trust” at Art Sensus Gallery. AM almost spat our tea when we opened the envelope containing the invitation to the exhibition this week – the lavishly produced document is printed in gold leaf and apes the style of what is surely the most widely dispersed of books familiar to many a traveller – the Gideons Bible. Expect political and religious satire to run throughout the show, […]

Installation: MOMO “Better Than 2009″ @ Anno Domini

Here’s an exhibition we’ve been looking forward to… Conceptually astute graffiti and street artist MOMO was in residence for a week working on his installation at San Jose’s Anno Domini.  AM brings you a behind the scenes glimpse of what’s on offer for his first US solo show, playfully entitled “Better Than 2009″, which opened Friday October 1. What we love about MOMO is the daring use of color and space within his work. If you didn’t read this recent article in the New York Times […]

Preview: Mark Whalen / Kill Pixie “Paralleled Opposites” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

AM just got a peek at the new paintings that Mark Whalen (you may also know him as his alter-ego Kill Pixie) is presenting on Saturday October 9th at Merry Karnowksy Gallery in Los Angeles, and we had to share some of the geometric landscape goodness with you! Mark’s latest body of work is entitled “Paralleled Opposites”, perhaps as a recognition of how his artistic journey and career to date has developed from his graffiti beginnings into the contemporary fine artist we see today. Whalen’s […]
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Preview and Giveaway: “Selections from The New World” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Earlier this year, AM brought you coverage of Corey Helford Gallery’s “Art From The New World” summer exhibition at Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery in the UK. It was an exciting exhibition and a rare chance for UK art lovers to meet the group of artists in one place on our side of the pond. Since the doors opened, over 60,000 visitors attended the exhibit to get a taste of the art. Now it’s time for LA to have the favor returned. A selection […]

Openings / Streets: FAME Festival 2010

For the last two years, there’s only one place even the most half-hearted of street art fan should be in September and that’s the picturesque town of Grottaglie, in the foot of Italy, and this year is no exception as the town again provides the canvas for curator Angelo Milano’s FAME Festival. As with previous years, Angelo has invited a stylistically and geographically diverse selection of renowned and, at least for now, less recognized artists to decorate the walls of his hometown as they see […]

Previews: Dale “Vn” Marshall – “Room 101″

In George Orwell’s novel “1984,” Room 101 was the torture chamber in which citizens were subjected to direct peril from their own worst fears, anxieties and phobias. The worlds of fine art and graffiti merge within Dale Marshall’s (streets) work and have been used as his own Room 101 for a more positive form of therapy. The artist, who also goes by the names Vn and Vermin, is open about his history of mental health issues. The duality of the artist and the exhibition echoes Marshall’s […]
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Openings: “Beyond The Street” Book Signing @ Subliminal Projects

Subliminal Projects was the host venue for a joint event on Thursday, September 16th: the Los Angeles launch and signing for the book Beyond the Street, followed by the opening reception for Shepard Fairey’s Printed Matters exhibition (covered). A line began to form outside the gallery at 4 p.m., with the proper madness commencing three hours later when the doors opened. Amanda and Shepard Fairey, Dave Kinsey, Herakut, Jana DesForges of BLK/MRKT, Marsea Goldberg of New Image Art, ex-FUN Gallery queen Patti Astor, Retna and […]