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Overtime: August 8 – 14

Some pieces from Tim Biskup for Fifty24MX. A look at Tessar Lo’s, Jason Sho Green, and Rob Sato’s sketchbooks. New octopi lighting from Adam Wallacavage. Terence Koh and his Children of the Corn. Huge show for Anish Kapoor in India. A tour of Shepard Fairey’s studio up for grabs. BSA interviews Os Gemeos. Speaking of interviews, Mode 2, Murakami, and Specter speak their mind too. Specter in London. Momo visits Papermonster.
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Openings: “A Decade With No Name” @ Best of the East Bay Party, Oakland

One thing about Oakland, it’s a city that represents to the fullest.  Want evidence of that?  Just look at this show.  Curated by a name you all should be familiar with, none other than Ken Harman, this is a show that celebrates and showcases artists from Oakland, Berkeley, and the greater East Bay area.  They include the well-known, the emerging, and the soon-to-be stars.  These include Monica Canilao, Skinner, Alex Pardee, Eddie Colla, and Mike Shine, just to name a few. The exhibition can be […]

Preview: Eddie Martinez Curated Group Show @ Guerrero Gallery

The Guerrero Gallery is having a another group show, this time curated by Eddie Martinez.  The “big-eyed” artist is assembling the talents of Alisha Kerlin, Arien Valizadeh, Brian Belott, Conrad Ruiz, Derek Aylward, Eddie Martinez, Eduardo Recife, Fanny Bostrom, Jamison Brosseau, Jeanette Mundt, John Copeland, Joseph Hart, Kareem Rizk, Karim Hamid, Kristine Moran, Marie Koetje, Paul Brainard, Stephen Smith, and Wes Lang. The show opens at 7pm this Saturday. Check out a preview after the jump.

Openings: “Love Conquers All” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last Saturday night, AM stopped by the “Love Conquers All” show in Culver City at the Thinkspace Gallery. The exhibition’s concept was based on the struggle of the gay community for equality with part of the proceeds were donated to Equality California. Things don’t always turn out well for themed group shows, but this time, many of the artists were able to maintain their signature imagery yet at the same time subtly produce relevant works. More images from the opening after the jump…
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Highlights: Recommended Openings for this Weekend

With the quiet summer art season in full effect, the list of recommended shows is shorter than usual but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any quality shows. For example, take a look at the possible crazy installs coming up for David Choong Lee as he gets ready for his show at LeBasse Projects this weekend. As the art world becomes increasingly year-round, eventually there will probably be no lulls in the calendar at all. More listings after the jump…
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Interview with Gaye Advert / Preview: “Beyond Punk” @ Signal Gallery

Two of our cultural loves come together this week in an artistic punk rock mash-up. “Beyond Punk” is a group art exhibition curated by femme punk icon Gaye Advert, the former bass guitarist of The Adverts. The show features a selection of musicians from the punk era who were either artists prior to being engulfed in the music scene or have turned to art as their form of expression. Several artists featured in the show are non-musicians, but have been long time followers of the […]

Books: Yoshitomo Nara – “Nobody’s Fool” Box Set

Remember when we mentioned that Yoshitomo Nara will be unveiling a pair of statues on the Upper East Side and his retrospective at the Asia Society? Well even better news – a special book boxed set will be released on September 1st to go along with this opening of “Nobody’s Fool”. The comprehensive monograph documents much of the 20 years of work for Nara and will give us an in depth view on one of our favorite artists. Pre-order it here from Abrams. Thanks to Slamxhype. Discuss Yoshitomo […]

Preview: “Summer Group Show” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

August in NYC is not typically the time to see great new art, as galleries tend to schedule group shows in order not to waste their A material on the few gallery goers left in town instead of summering in the Hamptons. Past experience, however, has shown us that the Joshua Liner Gallery defies expectations with their summer show, taking the opportunity to set the stage for their upcoming season, by exhibiting a strong selection of their regular roster and introducing us to a few […]

Teaser: Jason Jaworski – “Annual Holiday Party” @ Citrus Report Open Office

On Wednesday night, The Citrus Report is going to open it’s doors with a pop-up show for it’s first ever “Open Office” by taking over the old Fifty24SF gallery space at 252 Filmore Street from August 11th – 26th. Our friend Jason Jaworski is actually going to be featured artist and will as a special performance art installation, write his infamous zine’s live for the people in attendance. Available will be the last remaining signed/numbered copies of the zines he created with David Choe (featured) […]

Teaser: Brendan Monroe – “Figments” @ Galerie L.J.

Time flies. It has almost been a year since Brendan Monroe’s (interviewed) solo show at Richard Heller Gallery. In the meantime, he’s relocated to Sweden where he currently lives and works. His newest body of work entitled “Figments” will feature a collection of organic paintings and sculptures all done in his signature palette. Opening on September 4th, Brendan will be showing alongside his wife and fellow artist Evah Fan at Galerie L.J. in Paris. Discuss the show here. Discuss Brendan Monroe here.