111 Minna will be presenting their latest show, “Neighborhood SF,” with the opening scheduled for tonight.Â Curated by Martin Olive and Ryan Malley, “Neighborhoods” is easily looking like one of the better group shows this year.Â Having SF artists interpret their respective neighborhoods is a great concept, and when you’ve got the likes of Jeremy Fish, Sylvia Ji, N8 Van Dyke, Mike Giant and David Choong Lee involved, well, let’s just say it takes the boring out of neighboring artists…. Installation shots after the jump.
Category Archives: Contemporary Art
September is here and with it comes the kickoff of the new art season. Expect a TON of amazing shows throughout the month as everyone gears back up for the fall season and the fairs coming up this December in Miami. Leading the charge is the return to San Francisco for The Date FarmersÂ with their showÂ ”Strange Fruit” (teased). Carlos Ramirez and Armando Lerma attribute their paintings, collages and three-dimensional pieces to inspiration gained from their Mexican-American traditional values and contemporary West-coast culture and look to [...]
You may have seen some of Gregory Euclide’s wonderfully textured work recently at the “Sea No Evil” benefit. Here we have a video that gives us a first look at some of the Minnesota based artist’s body of work as he prepares for his upcoming show at David B. Smith Gallery in October. Take a look at more of his paintings with a three-dimensional twist after the jump…
Summer makes way for the Fall as August comes to a close. It was month packed with juicy stories for our readers. Just to make sure you don’t miss anything, AM brings you another edition of Second Helpings. Get served after the jump.
Park Life in SF will be presenting a truly collaborative show on Friday night between artists Andrew Schoultz (seen above – right), Chris Ballantyne, and Mark Mulroney. The artists will be working on murals as well as present some collaborative paintings for the show. Check out a couple more setup pics from the other artists after the jump…
Veteran of the New York graffiti scene, Todd James (a.k.a. REAS), opened his first solo show in France yesterday at Colette, boutique of all that is cool in Paris. His show, “Don’t stop get it get it,” consists of some recent studies and paintings that take an irreverent look at the machinations of war. This looks to be a show that can’t be missed if you are lucky enough to be in the City of Lights. More images after the jump.
After exhibiting recently in Amsterdam in July, The Date Farmers are bringing the heat from from Coachella to the Bay for their show at Fifty24SF on September 3rd. Here is a video teaser for their show “Strange Fruit” opening Thursday night with the artists in attendance. For over 10 years, the Mexican-American duo have brought their working class art to the masses infusing their work with their culture and traditions. We are looking forward to more of their popular paper mache sculptures and paintings on [...]
In a couple weeks, Takashi Murakami will be opening his solo show at Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris entitled “Takashi Murakami Paints Self Portraits.”Â Murakami has been known to paint “self-portraits” in the past including his alter egos like Mr. DOB, Inochi, Mr. Pointy, Tan Tan Bo and Oval, but this time expect to see a set of self-portraits featuring the artist accompanied by his favorite characters. We especially are looking forward to the supposedly large painting “HIROPON, Me, And My Lonesome Cowboy,” where he is [...]
We recently saw this short documentary on one of our favorite Japanese artists, Aya Takano.Â She discusses her early influences including her childhood readings, the encouragement of Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama, and the um… orgasm of science fiction.Â She also discusses the different reactions to her work, often depicting playful and subtly erotic young girls. Part 2 after the jump…
Recently, we saw some nice images from Dutch artist Parra’s exhibition at Pool Gallery in Berlin.Â He is definitely a man of many talents as he’s also involved with graphic design, illustration, art directing, and various fashion ventures.Â Anyone who has been to Amsterdam will have definitely seen his work around.Â For this show, “I like the tee shirt but I will get the painting,” Parra showcases new prints, paintings, and sculpture. There are more images from the show after the jump, but also make [...]