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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Damien Hirst x Supreme – Signed Decks @ Other Criteria

Remember when we told you the news that Damien Hirst had not one, but two deck releases with the New York based Skate company Supreme? Well, the news is about to go to another level as Mr. Hirst apparently kept the 200 AP’s that he received from the collaboration and is going to give you a chance to buy them from his company Other Criteria on July 12th. 160 unsigned decks will be available for $778 and 40 signed decks will be available for $1945. […]

Showing: Kai & Sunny – ‘The Flower Show’ @ Stolenspace

Kai & Sunny’s third solo show at Stolenspace just got an extra week’s extension to its run and now is open until Sunday 3rd July. AM stopped by last week to take a look at The Flower Show and meet up with the design duo. Their trademark large format monochromatic screenprints sit well in the industrial styled surroundings of the gallery with the stark tones of the images accented by a silver glitter within the screen-printing ink. As the title suggests, nature is again the […]

Streets: Liu Bolin – Hiding In New York: Tiles For America

Earlier this week, Chinese contemporary artist Liu Bolin continued his Hiding In New York series (previous location) on Greenwich Street at the the Tiles For America site dedicated to 9/11. AM was on hand to capture the session as the iron willed artist literally stood on the same spot for hours on end as assistants meticulously painted him into the somber backdrop of tiles representing victims of 9/11 hung on a chain-linked fence – quite a artistic statement for the artist who will open his […]

Video: Tom Sachs (Selby Video)

It looks like The Selby, whose quirky studio visits we have featured here on AM in the past, have expanded into film. This time, Todd visits sculptor Tom Sachs, owner of an uncanny ability to cobble together functional contraptions out of accumulated components. We have encountered many of his handcrafted “bricolage” at various art fairs and at the Lance Armstrong organized Stages exhibitions if you remember. The footage follows Sachs in his studio where they touch on various topics including the use of assistants and […]

Showing: Supakitch – “Based on a True Story” @ Muriel Guepin

We recently went by Muriel Guepin Gallery to check out French-born, Brooklyn-based artist Supakitch’s (featured) first major NYC exhibition, entitled Based on a True Story, which is up through the end of July. For the show, Supa presented mostly new paintings on canvas and works on handmade paper that featured his characteristic bold colors, fine line-work and music-inspired compositions. Although Supa’s stylized animal characters were still present in these pieces, they were more subtle and abstracted than usual. For example, one of the most eye-catching […]

Openings: Adam Caldwell & Jonathan Darby – “Intersection” @ White Walls SF

A couple weeks ago, White Walls in San Francisco hosted a dual show from native son Adam Caldwell and UK artist Jonathan Darby. Entitled Intersection, the premise of the show was a meeting of cultures – American by Caldwell and Brazilian by Darby with his favela installation. Take a look at of the opening photos courtesy of Berlin Tomas after the jump…

Openings: Ron English – ‘Skin Deep’ @ Lazarides Gallery

It’s been a little while since 2009’s Lazarus Rising at Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, the last UK solo exhibition by Ron English. Two years and a gallery switch later, the pop surrealist, street artist and culture jammer is back — in the streets as well as indoors with Skin Deep: Post-Instinctual Afterthoughts On Psychological Portraiture, his new solo effort (previewed) at Lazarides Gallery in London. English confirmed to AM that the show’s 16 canvases (on display with a couple of sculptures) have been 12 months […]

Openings: “Pretty on the Inside” @ Paul Kasmin

Last week, AM attended the group exhibition curated by KAWS and Erik Parker, a unique project hosted by Paul Kasmin Gallery. The show Pretty on the Inside (teased) included works from seven American artists – Todd James, Tony Matelli, Joyce Pensato, Peter Saul, Karl Wirsum and of course, the two curators. The visually intense and almost organic feel of works served to focus the viewer on the raw beauty within. The show runs until August 19th, so make it a point to stop by if you’re […]

Openings / Benefits: “Sea No Evil 2011″ @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Last night in Riverside, the Socal art scene made a rare migration into the IE for the annual Sea No Evil show and benefit. Proceeds of the auction go to Captain Paul Watson and his Sea Shepard Conservation Society, of Whale Wars fame, with many of the artists we follow participating including Jeff Soto with this year’s featured image seen above. More photos after the jump…

Preview: Brett Amory – “Dark Light” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

We last caught up with Brett Amory (interviewed) while he was in London for his show at the Lazarides-run Outsiders Gallery in January. Time goes by quick as he’s already set to open his newest solo, Dark Light, at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery on June 30th. They recently posted up some photos of Brett getting ready for the big New York show that will give you some idea of what to expect.