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Preview: Antony Micallef – “Happy, Deep Inside My Heart” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

As mentioned in our earlier teaser, Antony Micallef’s (interviewed) long awaited UK solo at Lazarides’ Rathbone Place is upon us with the public opening scheduled for tomorrow, September 8th. The show Happy, Deep Inside My Heart comprises of fresh works created by the the UK-based artist’s signature strokes and smudges. His use of vibrant colors or lack thereof along with the differing subjects and mediums in this series are an attempt to draw the audience into an interwoven social commentary along with a self examination […]

Preview / Installation: Mark Whalen @ Merry Karnowsky

A couple of weeks ago, AM paid a visit to Mark Whalen aka Kill Pixie’s studio as he was putting the final touches on his latest collection which will debut this coming weekend at the Merry Karnowksy Gallery. Now, we were fortunate enough to visit the gallery as he readies the installation process for his show titled Anamoly. The exhibition will feature artwork which fuses various thematical elements such as control, human nature, and Eastern culture. The opening reception will also feature a one-night only […]

Teaser: “Impetus” @ University of Arizona

Tucson will be getting a dose of the New Contemporary Art Movement tomorrow, September 8th, when Impetus opens at the University of Arizona School of Art. The group show will be curated by Thinkspace and be held at the the Joseph Gross Gallery. Among the 25 artists participating are Brett Amory, Seth Armstrong, Ana Bagayan, Ekundayo, Jacub Gagnon, Jen Lobo, David MacDowell, Pedro Matos, Tran Nguyen, Kevin Peterson, Jeff Ramirez, Allison Sommers, Linnea Strid, Kelly Vivanco with a special mural installation from DABS MYLA. More […]

Showing: Barry McGee @ Workshop Arte Contemporanea (Venice)

Slipping quietly under the radar in the wake of his impressive exhibition in London back in July, Barry McGee unveiled another new body of work just a short distance away from the UK this past weekend. Perhaps making up for lost time abroad, Workshop Arte Contemporanea this time plays host in Venice, Italy, where a wide range of Barry’s signature “clusters” are on display. Constructed of acrylic-painted panels and incorporating geometric patterns, typography, portraiture, the odd household cleaner (ie. Clorox), as well as some composed […]

Previews: Chris Johanson – “Alright Alright” @ Malmö Konsthall (Sweden)

Portland-based contemporary artist Chris Johnason is set to open a retrospective exhibition with Malmö Konsthall in Sweden. Hailing from the influential Mission School art movement that sprung up in San Francisco during the mid-1990’s, as well as featured prominently in the Beautiful Losers museum exhibition in 2005 and subsequent documentary film that helped to shine a light on the trailblazing collective of artists, Alright Alright showcases a wide arc of Johanson’s artistic career. Through a selection of old and new paintings, drawings, and installations, the […]

Giveaway / Releases: Kai & Sunny ‘Ghost Flower’ Screenprint

Kai & Sunny have just released a new screen-print entitled Ghost Flower as featured as a large format image at their recent London exhibition at StolenSpace, The Flower Show. We’re pretty enthralled by their dynamic imagery and thought that this image was one of the stand-outs of the show. The large format edition sold out at the exhibition, but now this smaller and more manageable edition can be purchased at Kai & Sunny’s website. Or, you may want to try your luck on our giveaway. […]

Openings: Brett Amory – “White Light” @ Anno Domini

Bay Area-based Brett Amory (interviewed) unveiled his latest paintings in his Waiting series for his exhibition, White Light at Anno Domini in San Jose, CA (previewed) on Saturday night. The Waiting series features anonymous snapshots in an urban environment, which is a commentary on an individuals’ seemingly impossible task of trying to find existence in society in which they are so detached. The work in White Light aims to express a sense of freedom and that we are able to choose whether we exist through […]
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Studio Visits: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “East Weets Mest” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Opening this Thursday, September 8th, at Chelsea’s Joshua Liner Gallery is East Weets Mest, the second full-gallery solo exhibition by Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) Recently, we were lucky enough to have the chance to visit Matsu’s studio as he was finishing preparing for the show, and we were blown-away by what we saw. Matsu has been hard at work on an impressive collection for this show, including an amazing large-scale painting and two intricate sculptures. And from his description of the installation he’s planning, East Weets […]

Video: Charles Schulz Draws Charlie Brown

In the over 30 year history of the Peanuts comic strip, the iconic characters have been inspiration for generations of artists, with some recent renditions of Charlie Brown featured here on AM (see Banksy and Tim O’Brien).  Now comes an archived short clip from the never released documentary, A Boy Named Charlie Brown, of creator Charles Schulz drawing the lovable loser and talking about what the character means to him on a personal level. Via The World’s Best Ever.

Openings: Handiedan, Craww, Charmaine Olivia & Tatiana Suarez @ Spoke Art

Last Thursday evening, Spoke Art hosted the opening of an exhibition featuring 4 artists from different parts of the globe: Handiedan (Amsterdam), Craww (UK), Charmaine Olivia (San Francisco) and Tatiana Suarez(New York). Although each of the artists’ techniques and styles vary greatly, it is very interesting to see how they each interpret the common subject matter of the female form. To coincide with the opening of the show, Spoke Art also released a new giclee from each of the artists (which were also on display […]