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Rewind: Aug 4 – Aug 24

A feature on Brendan Monroe (interviewed) kicks off this edition of Rewind. The video is the first from an ongoing artist series – Friends of Werehaus. take a behind the scenes look at the work of the versatile Oakland-based artist as well as here him talk about aspects of his practice, imagery, and art. Other notable videos: Os Gemeos in conversation with the Vancouver Biennale. Clayton Brothers talk about their new work and show. Outtakes from Amy Poehler’s Old Navy commercial. Teaser for Neckface show at […]
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Overtime: Aug 18 – Aug 24

More stories form the week that ended Aug 24 (click on bolded words for more information): Olafur Eliasson puts riverbed installation in his Louisiana Museum of Modern Art show in Denmark. RIP: Ger van Elk, who died at the age of 73. Paul Yore pleads not guilty to creating & possessing child exploitation material in creation of an art installation. Judge hears court challenge to Cooper Union’s tuition plan. Ron Perelman subpoena demands Gagosian and the Mugrabis provide info about all transactions since 2010. Louise […]
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Previews: Heiko Müller – “Glades” @ Feinkunst Krüger

On September 6th, Feinkunst Krüger will be opening an exhibition from Heiko Müller, his first solo with the Hamburg gallery since he started showing with them in 2003. Glades will feature the German artist’s nature-infused paintings, a byproduct his inspiration for art always originating from his times spent in the mountains and forests. Of course, there is a surreal aspect to his work as well, sourced from the times where he experiences uncanny or eerie feelings in the outdoors – like jogging through the woods at dusk. […]
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Previews: “Art Collector Starter Kit II” @ Corey Helford

Last year, entry level collectors were pleased to see Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles put on an Art Collector Starter Kit group show (covered) featuring some artists from their roster. This year, the 2nd annual showing opening on August 30th will once again allow fans to add an affordable piece to their walls, something that may not have been possible at the artists’ current price level if not for this exhibition. Sample some more of what to expect in the images below… Participants include:  SHAG, Sas […]
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Previews: Yoskay Yamamoto – “rainy day with a chance of sun” @ Hellion Gallery

On October 2nd, the Hellion Gallery in Portland will be presenting new works from Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) tentatively entitled rainy day with a chance of sun. Like his recent showing in Los Angeles (covered), the new whimsical body of work will consist of paintings, clusters of smaller works, and his hand-crafted wooden sculptures. Also included in his manga-esque imagery will be a series of “uninvited collaborations.” Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
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Openings: “Cruel Summer” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Summer is the season where new art gets discovered as many group shows pop up when most of the art industry goes on vacation before things pick up again in September. Jonathan LeVine Gallery worked with renowned curator Roger Gastman to bring together a bold grouping of graffiti & urban artists both old and new. Entitled Cruel Summer, this great exhibition showcased a new level of work from each artist. There was some familiar imagery, but the work comes off fresh to attendees who were clamoring […]
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Upcoming: “Unnatural Histories III” @ Antler Gallery

Opening on September 25th, Unnatural Histories III will be will be the third in a series (see 2013) of shows at Antler Gallery featuring portraits of mythical creatures. Along with the piece from Josh Keyes (seen above), works from Vanessa Foley, Michael Page, Craww, Syd Bee, Brin Levinson, Ryan Berkley, Ben Kehoe, Siolo Thompson, Susannah Kelly, Annie Owens, Niel M. Perry, and Jackie Avery will also grace the walls of the Portland showspace. Make plans to attend if you are interested… Discuss Josh Keyes here.
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Upcoming: “Kubrick – An Art Show Tribute” @ Spoke Art

For those who love pop culture themed art shows out there, especially movie-focused group exhibitions, Spoke Art in San Francisco may have something interesting for you starting September 6th. Kubrick, An Art Show Tribute will be featuring works inspired of course by the films from the late Stanley Kubrick, where participants were asked re-imagine their favorite characters, scenes, and concepts from one of the world’s most prolific directors. As you can see from the piece (which will be released as a limited edition print) above based on […]
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Openings: Casey Weldon & Femke Hiemstra – “Novel Relic” & “Warten am Walderand” @ Roq La Rue

Casey Weldon’s Novel Relic opened earlier this month, his first solo show at Roq La Rue. AM caught up with Weldon a few days prior to the open for a studio visit as he finished up a couple paintings. With all of the completed pieces hanging in the gallery, it was nice to see that his hard work paid off and you can’t go wrong with hipster monkeys! Femke Hiemstra continued her mastery of tiny details in Warten am Waldrand (translates to Waiting at The Edge […]
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Overtime: Aug 11 – Aug 17

More stories from the week that ended Aug 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Parker Ito’s images from his White Cube show. RIP: Richard D. Marshall, who died unexpectedly at the age of 67. RIP: Edward Leffingwell, who died at the age of 72 due to cardiac arrest. Molly Crabapple sneaks into Guggenheim Abu Dhabi site to interview workers and expose poor conditions. Chapman Brothers Piggyback piece at Rome’s MAXXI censored and removed for being paedopornographic. Jayme McLellan fired as instructor at the […]