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Overtime: March 30 – April 5

More stories from the week that ended April 5 (click on bolded words for more information): An interview with Max Frintrop, who discusses his background, work, and future projects. RIP: Andrew Getty, grandson of J. Paul Getty, who died at the age of 47. He had a series of health issues leading up to his death. RIP: Paule Anglim, who died of old age in her 90s. SF Gate talks about her life. RIP: Albert Irvin, who died at the age of 92. RIP: Michael […]
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Studio Visits: Shawn Huckins

When AM arrived at Shawn Huckins‘ studio in Denver’s trendy Lowry district, the paintings were finished, the oil dry and most already packed up and ready to send across town to Goodwin Fine Art for his solo show entitled American_tier opening April 17th (stay tuned for opening night coverage). Huckins is best known for his ability to engage viewers using classic style paintings of historical figures with overlaid text, the final piece being equal parts gorgeous portraiture and lighthearted humor. For each series, he has concentrated on a different period of […]
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Previews: “1st Annual Spring Group Exhibition” @ Baker + Hesseldenz Design

This Saturday night in Tucson, Arizona, Baker + Hesseldenz Design will be opening their 1st Annual Spring Group Exhibition. Featuring a respectable roster of familiar names as well as some new ones, the show includes work from Van Arno, Fabio d’Aroma, Mark Elliot, Frank Forte, Naoto Hattori, Fay Helfer, Michael Hussar, Hanna Jaeun, Tracy Lewis, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Roland Tamayo, Kristin Tercek, Helice Wen, and Yoskay Yamamoto (seen above).      
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Previews: “Japanese Human Sensors” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

This Saturday night, April 4th, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (529 West 20th Street), a new group exhibition will be opening concurrently with ROA’s solo. Curated by Tokyo’s Gallery Kogure, Japanese Human Sensors will feature work from Fuco Ueda (seen above), Takahiro Hirabayashi, Takato Yamamoto, and Yuko Soi. Take a look at some more examples of the other artist’s work below…
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Upcoming: Dan Quintana – “Spectres in Grey” @ Galerie Wolfsen

On April 11th, Galerie Wolfsen in Aalborg will be opening a solo show from Dan Quintana entitled Spectres in Grey. Judging from the few preview images show here, fans in Denmark will be in for a treat as the Los Angeles-based artist has created some beautifully rendered portraits steeped in the surreal. The palette he has chosen perfectly sets off the imagery as well. Discuss Dan Quintana here.
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Previews: “Moleskin Project IV” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

This Saturday night (April 4th), Hashimoto Contemporary will be opening the fourth edition of their Moleskin Project group show. Co-curated by Sydney-based artist Rod Luff and gallery director Ken Harman, the annual exhibition sees invited artists producing artwork on Moleskin sketchbooks, the weapon of choice for many of them for the initial stages of their creative process. In the words of Luff, “The ubiquitous sketchbook is a common ground through which a visual dialogue is exchanged from page to page, forming a colorful language of […]
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Overtime: March 23 – March 29

More stories from the week that ended March 29 (click on bolded words for more information): Christie’s gets $140mil. Picasso for its May sale. Could break the record for most expensive artwork at auction. RIP: William King, who passed away at the age of 90. RIP: Hans Erni, who passed away at the age of 106. Ironworker performing construction on Larry Gagosian’s mansion dies after fall from ladder. Los Angeles Unified School District data shows that LA students getting virtual no arts education. Fire destroys […]
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Upcoming: “One Page” @ Roq La Rue

Coinciding with Emerald City Comicon, Roq La Rue will hosting the opening of One Page tonight, March 27th. For four days only, on display will be contributions from artists based on a unique concept of producing a one page comic with a short story. Curator and AM writer Robbie Lowery states: “I originally got the idea from Ryan Heshka who had shown at Roq La Rue a couple years ago and included a couple pieces that were short, stand alone comics. Such a great idea. Now if […]
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Releases: James Jean – “Horse IV” Print

New week, James Jean (interviewed) will be offering up another beauty of a print on his online webstore. Entitled Horse IV, the timed release will be available 24 hours starting at 8:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, March 31st and ending at 7:59 AM PDT on April the 1st with edition size determined by the demand. Sized at 18″ tall × 18″ wide (paper size: 21″ tall × 20″ wide), it will cost you $175 to add it to your collection. Head over here at the appropriate time. Discuss James […]
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Upcoming: Travis Louie – “Archive of Lost Species” @ Roq La Rue

Coming up on May 7th, Travis Louie’s (interviewed) will be returning to Seattle (also see 2013) for another showing with Roq La Rue entitled Archive of Lost Species. If this piece seen here, Oscar and the Giant Tarsier, which will be in the show is any indication, fans in Seattle of his imaginary creatures and vintage photography-like renderings will be in for a treat. Take a look at the accompanying narrative, something that accompanies each of the New York-based artist’s paintings – “Oscar Pennington was a naturalist and […]
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