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Upcoming: Égrégore @ Yves Laroche

Starting on October 30th, Yves Laroche in Montreal will be hosting a massive group exhibition entitled Égrégore. The term refers to a kind of group mind which is created when people consciously come together for a common purpose and was used in relation to the Montreal Surrealists, best known as Les Automatistes in the 40s. The resurrection of the idea in relation to geography and purpose is definitely appropriate to this show which will run through December 20th. Participating artists include SHAG, Van Arno, Anthony Ausgang, Liam […]
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Studio Visits / Previews: 100taur – “Monsters In My Closet” @ Artoyz

Following his group shows in the US and recent installation at the Toulouse Museum in France, we visited the cabinet of curiosities of lowbrow artist 100taur in Toulouse ahead of his upcoming solo show ‘Monsters in my closet’ at the Artoyz gallery in Paris. The French artist’s work is multidisciplinary and his creativity expands from graffiti, paintings, drawings, engraving to sculpture, installations and taxidermy. His sources of inspiration come from Greek mythology, hybrid creatures like Chiron, known for his kindness, knowledge and skills with medicine, but also Japanese […]
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Studio Visits / Previews: Alex Gross – “Future Tense” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Tomorrow night (October 9th) at the 557C W. 23rd St. location of Jonathan LeVine Gallery  in New York, a new solo from Alex Gross (interviewed) will be opening. Entitled Future Tense, the new body of work continues to explore mankind’s place in a changing world overcome with advertising, propaganda, and new technology. Along with sublime new oil paintings that explore themes of consumerism and the inundation of media in our lives, Gross will also be contributing another selection of his popular cabinet card works. A new monograph, featuring 40 […]
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Baby Tattooville ’14: Gift Bags

Even though Baby Tattooville founder Bob Self explained that his vision for the gift bags is that they are “souvenirs of a remarkable weekend,” any visitors would say they are much more than that. They are a bounty of remarkable art, including 3 foot by 4 foot signed giclee print of the Art Jam painting, original pieces from Joe Sorren, Jeff Soto, Eric Fortune, Miss Mindy and Brian Smith. In total, there are more than twenty items including limited edition prints, vinyl figures, books, original […]
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Baby Tattooville ’14: Art Jam!

Bringing together 14 accomplished and sought after artists in the lowbrow art world is not easily done, and a feat worth noting all on its own. But having those artists collaborate on a single piece of art, creating it in a day and a half, then have prints signed and distributed all within a weekend is nothing short of miraculous. AM was on hand to catch the entire process, from the blank canvas to the last ten minutes when the piece was laid flat to allow […]
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Showing: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Rainy Day with a Chance of Sun” @ Hellion Gallery

Last week, Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) opened a solo at the Hellion Gallery in Portland entitled Rainy Day with a Chance of Sun. After seeing some studio shots of some of the small originals and sculptural pieces he was working on, it was nice to finally visualize how the LA-based artist assembled and clustered them together. Take a  look at more installation shots of fresh work below… Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
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Previews: Travis Louie – “Strange Visitors” @ AFA (New York)

On October 17th, the New York location of AFA will be hosting new works from Travis Louie (interviewed) entitled Strange Visitors. The showing continues the painter’s fascination with the look of vintage photographs as well as imaginary creatures, and his amazing melding of the two disparate interests leading to impossibly realistic looking “shots” of otherworldly characters. Further described in Louie’s own words – “This show features paintings of goblins who change their appearance to sneak up on us, faeries who are imagined by children who don’t want […]
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Baby Tattooville ’14: Late Night Live Painting With Rick O’Brien

Burning the midnight oil, surprise guest Rick O’Brien invited us in to see some live model painting at Baby Tattooville last night. Working his two subjects through different poses, the portrait painter loosely laid forms onto his canvas as attendees watched. Taking into account the lateness of the hour, the rumored haunted nature of this particular room at the top of the Mission Inn, and the costumed nature of the models, the session was certainly something to remember from this year’s event. See full coverage of this […]
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Overtime: Sept 29 – Oct 5

More stories from the week that ended Oct 5 (click on bolded words for more information): Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada creates giant face on the mall in DC. Image credit: Matt McClain/The Washington Post. RIP: Walter Josef Fischer, aka Oz, who was killed by a subway train at the age of 64. Unrest in Hong Kong could negatively (or positively?) affect Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions in the region. Art inspired by the protest movement. Former staff members of Corcoran Gallery of Art hold a funeral for the […]
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Baby Tattooville ’14: Live Screen Printing With Tara McPherson

Another highlight of the 8th annual Baby Tattooville is the live screen printing event with Tara McPherson and Andy Diesel from Diesel Prints. The prints will be part of the gift bag that all of the attendees will receive along with offerings from other artists. Take a look at more photos below of McPherson and Diesel in action… See full coverage of this year’s event here. Discuss Baby Tattooville here.
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