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Openings: “Lead Poisoning” & Jason D’Aquino Solo @ Last Rites Gallery

Earlier this month, Last Rites Gallery in New York hosted “Lead Poisoning”, a group show that included a surprisingly strong list of participants. Artists like David Stoupakis, Eric White (interviewed), Glenn Barr, Ron English (featured), Chet Zar, Esao Andrews (interviewed), Chris Mars, Greg Simkins (interviewed), Robert Williams, Brian Despain (interviewed) and many others contributed drawings to exhibition. Add in a solo show from Jason D’Aquino, who seems to work exclusively in graphite, and the evening was complete. Take a look at all the openings pics […]

Openings: Melissa Haslam – “Botanica” @ LeBasse Projects

“Botanica,” Melissa Haslam’s (featured) newest solo show, recently opened at LeBasse Projects in Culver City. These new paintings represent the first full body of work since the Melbourne-based artist changed up her style a little with works featuring more portraiture and detail. The new direction clearly shows as the pieces are more focused and and the increased detail has led to having some of her paintings being mistaken for digital work. Of course, Melissa continues to infuse her love for nature in her work, as […]

Overtime: July 18 – 24

New work from Snyder, Hyuro, and Elbow Toe. Momo gets down for the Fame Festival. People are being deceived ~ Os Gemeos. Wallkandy talks to Lucy McLauchlan, Vandalog talks to Conor Harrington. Gigantic M-City train hits LA. ASKEW x RIME x REVOK x DABS x MYLA on video. Linnea Strid takes her paintings of water to a new level. A glimpse at the new Fisher collection at SFMOMA. The Selby visits Tom Sachs.

Showing: Kelsey Brookes – “Total Eclipse” Group Show @ New Image Art

Earlier this month, San Diego based artist Kelsey Brookes was part of a three-person show at New Image Art entitled “New Eclipse”. For this show, not only did Brookes include his colorful and abstract “explosion” paintings, he also added a twist – spinners and puzzles. The spinners were paintings that spun in place while hung on the wall (video here) and the puzzles were pieces that included interchangeable parts so that collectors could rearrange them at will. More photos after the jump…

Publications: Ryan McLennan – “The Cost Of Comfort”

AM recently stopped by the Joshua Liner Gallery to check out a copy of Ryan McLennan’s new book “The Cost of Comfort”. Published by Triple Stamp Press, the special edition book is actually a loose-leaf art book that contains 20 specially selected 9″x12″ giclee prints and comes encased in a custom made pine/birch wood box. Of course, each book is hand signed by Ryan himself. To get yours contact the gallery. Check out the our detailed shots after the jump.

Video: KAWS @ Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

If you remember, AM recently brought you a first look at the KAWS museum show at The Aldrich as well as a peek at the upcoming Pinnochio and Jiminy Cricket figures. Apparently, High Snobiety also made the trek out to Connecticut and put together a nice video capturing footage of the paintings, installations, drawings, sculptural work, and art products that were part of the massive retrospective. Discuss this show here. Discuss Kaws here.
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Openings: “As They See It” @ 941 Geary

Another group show recently opened at the recently opened 941 Geary Gallery in San Francisco featuring some of the young talent, as well as some more established artists. The show entitled “As They See It” featured work from Kevin Cyr (interviewed), Jessica Hess, Isabel Samaras, Shawn Barber’s (featured), Aaron Nagel, Eric White (interviewed), Robert Burden, Coro, Dave Schubert, Jonathan Darby (featured), Morgan Slade, Akira Beard, Danny Heller, Michael Forbes, Adam Caldwell, Scott Hove, Derek Weisberg, and Pedro Matos who came all the way from Lisbon for […]

Nancy Rubins – “Works for New Space, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Monochrome I & II” @ Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

Nancy Rubins, whose monumental sculptures are prominently on outdoor display at MOCA Los Angeles and MOCA San Diego, now takes over the inside one of Southern California’s finest galleries – Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. The artist has built two spectacular sculptures in the recently unveiled addition to the gallery. They were built on-site and are made of a variety of aluminum boats, including canoes, rowboats, and jon boats. Rubins makes two powerful assemblages that, taken as a whole, are much more powerful than each […]

Video: “Euro Trash” – Conor Harrington, JR, Vhils & Antony Micallef @ LAzarides 90210

Our friend Sonja has been hard at work putting together her fantastic video recapping the tremendous showing of “Eurotrash” featuring the works of  Conor Harrington (interviewed), Micallef (interviewed), JR and Vhils at the LAzarides 90210 pop up space in Beverly Hills. It also includes rad action footage of JR, Conor and Vhils building their outdoor murals. (covered here & here) Discuss this show here. Discuss Micallef, Conor Harrington, Vhils, JR.
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Openings: Transfer (Brazil)

Last weekend, the traveling museum exhibition “TRANSFER” opened it’s doors at the new Brazilian Cultural Pavilion. In 2008, the first edition of the event was held at Santander Cultural in Porto Alegre, Brazil’s largest city in its southern region. This year, the show featuring “contemporary visual art, street art, skateboarding, independent music, as well as underground comics and fanzine art from the last two decades” is set in the cradle of Brazilian street art, Sao Paulo, hoping to duplicate or exceed the 80,000 visitors that […]