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Showing: “Pop Surrealism” @ Carandente Museum, Italy

The “Pop Surrealism“ museum show AM recently previewed is now showing at the Carandente Museum in Spoleto, Italy. Put together by Rome’s Dorothy Circus Gallery, with assistance from New York’s Jonathan Levine Gallery, the exhibition brings together 45 artists from the new contemporary scene, including Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, Tara MacPherson, Jeff Soto, Travis Louie and a wonderful piece from Joe Sorren. The majority of the work was loaned by collectors, with the lion’s share from owner of Dorothy Circus, Alexandra Mazzanti’s own collection. The Carandente […]
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Preview: SugiPOP! @ Portsmouth Museum of Art

One of the most exciting shows we’ve recalled writing about that takes place in New Hampshire is coming up.  SugiPOP! is co-curated by Beau Basse of LeBasse Projects and will take up residence at the Portsmouth Museum of Art.  It is an exhibition centered around Sugi (meaning “too much”), which is contemporary art inspired by anime, manga and comics.  It includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, videos and original artwork used to make anime films and manga comics. The show includes pieces created in the 19th century […]
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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 […]

Baby Tattooville ’10 – Art Jam

Baby Tattooville’s Art Jam is the artist activity that has received the most attention at each BT weekend. This is not without great reason as this annual fixture involves every individual artist at BT. During Art Jam, all of the featured and returning artists are welcomed to join together in creating a once-in-a-lifetime collaborative piece. This historic painting is started on opening day and is jointly worked on until the following night. BT guests are free to witness every moment of the piece’s completion. A […]

Openings: Korin Faught, Krista Huot, & Mia @ Corey Helford

Recently, Korin Faught, Krista Huot, and Mia opened their joint exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City. The three talented artists, whom NBC.com says are “taking the art world by storm”, have created three very unique takes on the feminine persona that span the historical art spectrum from neo-figurative to surrealist classicism. In case you missed it or would like to take a look back, here is our studio visit with Krista Huot. It provides a behind the scenes look at some of the […]

Preview: Chris Berens – “Leeuwenhart” @ Roq La Rue

In many respects, we here at AM have the wonderful purveyors of Roq La Rue to thank for opening our eyes – as well as those of many U.S. contemporary art fans alike – to the enchanting art of Chris Berens. It was with his debut stateside exhibit, Go West (covered), hosted by the Seattle gallery where the Amsterdam artist first spread his wings and soared across the pond into the imaginations of countless collectors that immediately fell in love with his unique artistic vision. […]

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 […]

Overtime: October 3 – October 9

Maurizio Cattelan’s newest sculpture – L.O.V.E. is unveiled in front of the Italian stock exchange building. Save the arts in the UK!  And, watch this David Shrigley vid. Google celebrates its 12th birthday with a Wayne Thiebaud cake. Hernan Bas opened “The Hallucinations of Poets,” his third solo show with Victoria Miro on Oct. 7. A look inside Richard Colman’s and Kelsey Brookes’ studios. A new print from Scott Musgrove. Jose Parla and Faith47 interviewed. Zilda & Ro collabo in Paris, Roa in Spain, and […]

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 […]

Openings: Damien Hirst – “The Souls” @ Paul Stolper Gallery

If the show involves Damien Hirst, even a show of framed foilblock prints of 4 different butterflies in an array of colors, you know people will come out to see what it’s all about.  The controversial art world superstar recently opened a show at Paul Stolper Gallery in London and the guest of honor (well, she should have been, at least) – Arrested Motion’s s.butterfly (who we here at the office strongly suspect was an inspiration for the show) was there to bring you the […]