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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Overtime: July 25 – 31

Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cycle has been condensed into short clips via Little Big Planet on Playstation 3.  And, a wonderful opportunity to be in a Barney film. 2011 Collection of Bob Dylan prints go on sale. Monet landscape and Pissarro apple tree among acquisitions by Philadelphia Museum of Art. White Cube is opening in Hong Kong trying to woo Asian collectors. Petition supporting closure of streets for downtown LA Art Walk after baby killed by motorist. Looking back at Diane Arbus on the anniversary of […]

Previews: “Oniomania” @ Martha Otero

On Saturday, Martha Otero Gallery will be hosting a group show entitled Oniomania. The literal definition of the term is compulsive buying and with a solid roster of all-star artists such as John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, James Jean, David Choe, Jen Stark, FriendsWithYou, Darren Romanelli, Chris Beas, Jonathan Borofsky, Liz Craft, Sebastian Clough, Wim Delvoye, Lia Halloran, Adam Janes, Brand Kahlhamer, Donald Lipski, Bruce Nauman, and Jason Polan, it’s hard to see anyone not wanting to shop til they drop at this editions-themed exhibition. We […]
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Teaser / Video: Dalek – “Prism Break” @ Hurley Space

Continuing to work closely with Hurley, James Marshal aka Dalek (interviewed) will be debuting his designs for the new Phantom 4D Board Shorts next month at the Hurley Space Gallery in Costa Mesa on the Hurley Campus. Set to coincide with this year’s US Open of Surfing, Prism Break will open on Friday, August 5 and will feature an immersive installation from the New York-based artist. If the teaser image seen above and if the last event he put on in January (covered) is any indication, you do not want […]

Preview: “European Bailout Show” @ Post No Bills

After showing off one of his brightest stars, Brooklyn-based Faile (featured), at his new outpost in Los Angeles, Lazarides will be introducing some of his other artists including Antony Micallef, Conor Harrington, Ian Francis, Jonathan Yeo, JR, Mode 2, Paul Insect, Stanley Donwood, Zevs, and Vhils (who just christens the outdoor space with a new piece). The Venice, California showspace Post No Bills will primarily deal in prints and limited editions and will host the opening of the European Bailout Show tonight from 7-10pm. More […]

Openings: Anthony Sneed – “Grand Illusion” @ Shooting Gallery

Anthony Michael Sneed recently opened his solo exhibition Grand Illusion at San Francisco’s Shooting Gallery. The New York based artist has been previously known for his humorous works of retro 8-bit video game iconography, but this body of work is an elevation into a new level of abstraction and color theory. Utilizing simple palettes with detailed premeditated placement, Anthony created works that renders fantastic optical illusions in both 2-D and 3-D. His beautiful paintings and wooden installations seem to blend together effortlessly in the gallery […]
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Preview: “Summer Group Exhibition 2011″ @ Joshua Liner Gallery

On August 4th, the Joshua Liner Gallery will be showcasing their roster of artists, a number of which are scheduled for a solo show soon with the New York gallery. The exhibition will feature painting, collage, and drawing, with works by the following artists – Chloe Early, Damon Soule, Dave Kinsey, David Ellis, Evan Hecox, Evelyn Rydz, Greg Lamarche, Herbert Baglione, Oliver Vernon, Pema Rinzin, Ryan McLennan, Shawn Barber, Stephen Powers, Tiffany Bozic, Tomokazu Matsuyama and Tony Curanaj. Take a look at some more preview images after […]
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Openings: Usugrow & Toshikazu – “Oriental Elements” @ Backwoods Gallery

Usugrow and fellow Shinganist artist, Toshikazu Nozaka recently reprised  their 2-man show at Melbourne’s Backwoods Gallery. Usugrow has again created a few new drawings combining flowing lines, skulls, stipple and a self invented caligraphy, and is still able to incorporate them in a new way that keeps his work fresh and progressive. Along with the original ink drawings, he also debuted a few new prints of his recent work, as well as a few framed pieces of his caligraphy. Toshikaizu, who is tattoo artist of 20 years […]

Benefits: MS Fundraiser for Tim Strazza @ Joshua Liner Gallery

This Thursday, a very special art fundraiser will be held at Joshua Liner Gallery for our friend Tim Strazza who was unfortunately diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. We are helping to sponsor a benefit event where all proceeds will go to his medical bills. Some of your favorite AM artists have generously donated works for the cause which will be available via a silent auction. Online absentee bids will be available, so please contact the gallery. The art community has banded together to show their support. […]

Absolut Blank

Jeremy Fish (featured), who just had a solo show in New York (covered), was also recently one of the artists involved with the Abolut Blank project. The vodka brand from Sweden has long been associated with artist collaborations, some of which we have feature before (Asbestos, Steve “ESPO” Powers, Chiho Aoshima) here on AM. Other artists who participated include David Bray, Dave Kinsey, Brett Amory, Sam Flores, and Fernando Chamarelli. Take a look at their creations as well as a video after the jump…
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KAWS x Hennessy VS Cognac Bottle Launch Party @ New Museum

Last Thursday night, AM attended the launch party for the new Hennessy VS Cognac bottle designed by KAWS held at the New Museum. The fresh collaboration is actually the first in a series of individually numbered Hennessy bottles to be designed by well known artists. Many friend and peers of the artist were in attendance at the event including Erik Parker, Todd “REAS” James, HAZE Erik Foss, Eric Elms and Edison Chen and they all rocked to the beats of DJ Questlove as the fully catered […]