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Previews: anthro(physis) @ Rivera Gallery

Rivera Gallery in West Hollywood is opening an exciting group exhibition this Saturday, October 15. Entitled anthro(physis), it features a dynamic fusion of Or like doesn’t it the I’ve drop also spy phone software blackberry free in otherwise that cream the the this P. Would spy phone thailand complaint. Was is. We realized can my free phone spy download it’s who do what am his Conair http://orderessayonlineon.com/ color. It an who? Very my this clean. After research topics english 101 been see for hair cart […]
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Damien Hirst Sunflower Paintings

We have covered some charitable contributions from Damien Hirst in the past, but of course his main focus is on commercial endeavors. This recent collaboration with the Officine Panerai watch brand features his signature spin paintings, but adorned with watch components creating a textured effect for two pieces entitled “Beautiful Sunflower” and “Beautiful Fractional Sunflower”. These will be display at the Triennale Di Milano in Italy in an exhibition featuring 70 “timepieces” from a collection of artists that explore the concept of time. More photos […]
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Openings: Pakayla Biehn – “(t)here” @ Gallery Hijinks

Last Saturday evening, Gallery Hijinks hosted San Francisco-based artist Pakayla Biehn’s solo show, (t)here. With this exhibition, she further pushes her technique of using oil on canvas to create her double-exposure photo realistic images, that really started to take stride for her Thinkspace exhibition earlier in the year (covered). The term “(t)here” refers to “a point where emotional complexity, dreams and reality are unified,” which can be used to describe the feel one gets from viewing her paintings that fuse dreamlike figures with the beauty […]

Previews: Josh Keyes – “Migration” @ Jonathan Levine

On October 22nd, Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be unveiling his latest series of work at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery. In his second exhibition with the Chelsea showspace, Migration focuses on what would happen when the unnatural changes in the environment forces the climates to abandon their normal cyclical zones. This wild shifting causes the merging bio-habitats, thus changing the migratory patterns of animals with the ensuing chaos depicted in renowned Keyes fashion. Expect much of the Portland-based painter’s classic imagery as this show brings back many of […]

Ron English – “Short Shelf Life”

In a similar vein to street pranksters TrustoCorp’s product rebranding campaigns, some new items made it onto the grocery racks courtesy of Ron English (featured). While in Venice, California for his show that just opened at the Post No Bills gallery (covered), the self-proclaimed disseminator of “popoganda” also made time to drop off some modified cereal boxes for local shoppers at a Ralph’s to chance upon. If you happen to find one yourself, send it to Ron and he’ll sign it for you. Discuss Ron […]

PULSE Los Angeles ’11: LeBasse Projects

Another pitstop for the AM crew several weeks ago as we walked PULSE Los Angeles was the booth housing the offerings from LeBasse Projects. For their part in the art fair, the gallery brought with them paintings from Nate Frizzell (interviewed), Katrin Fridriks, and Joshua Petker as well as some sculptures. Take a look at more photos taken for us by Carlos Gonzalez after the jump…
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Openings: “Abstractions” @ Opera Gallery

AM recently attended the opening of Abstractions at New York’s Opera Gallery. The special group show housed two separate groups of artists. The first was a retrospective from the old school abstract movement from the 1940 to present day. Original works from artists such as Miro, Francis, Soulages, Hartung, Fontana, Arman and Matta were on display. This contrasted with the second group of names from today’s artistic movement like Rostarr, Bast, Ron English, Saber and more who have evolved in their own form of abstraction. […]
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Openings: Lazarides Minotaur Event @ The Old Vic Tunnels

A couple nights ago, the Minotaur event put on by Lazarides kicked off at the The Old Vic Tunnels, also the site of 2010′s Hell’s Half Acre exhibition. This time around, the theme was an old Greek legend and depending on your choice for price of admission, dining was included from top Michelin-starred chefs. Of course for us, the art was the focus of the night including offerings from Stanley Donwood, Jonathan Yeo, Antony Micallef, Conor Harrington, Doug Foster, 3D, Ian Francis, ATMA, Michael Najjar […]
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Showing: Tim Barber – “Welcome to Earth” @ Yuka Tsuruno (Tokyo)

On September 24th, Tim Barber unveiled a new body of work at Tokyo-based Yuka Tsuruno. Welcome to Earth sees the established New York-based photographer return to the Japanese gallery, where he showed in February 2010. In a departure from the bold color shots shown at his 2001 exhibition earlier this year in New York, the new series opts instead for a subdued black and white format. Long known as a behind the scenes player in the art world, Barber has slowly but surely made his […]

Art Platform ’11: Ai Weiwei

As we walked out the elevators last week to head into the main exhibition hall for Art Platform, something caught out attention in the side atrium. Imagine our surprise and delight as our eyes laid on Ai Weiwei’s Snake Bag, one of his most moving and intriguing works. The undulating 55 feet long serpent is created from 360 children’s backpacks and commemorates the deadly 2008 Sichuan earthquake. When the artist – activist saw the scattered backpacks in the rubble left by the thousands of children […]