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Releases: Brendan Monroe x Mars1 – “Ascender” Print

Rarely has collaborations melded the styles of two artists resulting an image so stunning like the painting that resulted in a new print release from Brendan Monroe (interviewed) & Mars-1. Ascender is now available on Monroe’s webstore, with the paper size at 33.7 x 24.5 inches & image size 31.3 x 22.5 inches. The print will be in a edition of 100, signed and numbered, and cost $225. Grab it here after checking the full image below… Discuss Brendan Monroe here. Discuss Mars-1 here.
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Openings: Amy Sol – “Incantation” @ CHG Circa

Last month, AM stopped by the opening of Amy Sol’s (interviewed) solo show at CHG Circa entitled Incantation. As the name of the exhibition suggestions, many of the new paintings were thematically tied to the idea of magic. On display were large and small pieces as well as a painting that looked to be a self-portrait. Take a look at more photos below and/or stop by yourself. Discuss Amy Sol here.
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Openings: Tim Biskup – “Charge” @ Martha Otero Gallery

Over the weekend, Tim Biskup (featured) opened a solo show at the Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles entitled Charge. The new body of work showed the locally based artist’s versatility with works of all sizes including one of his largest paintings to date as well as an interactive piece that first was seen at the FYF Fest where fans were encouraged to pose in cutout holes and then upload the photos to Instagram under the tag #headinthehole. The imagery seen featured a mix of his abstract work as well […]
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Releases: “OUTSIDE THE LINES” Coloring Book @ MOCA

Last week, the MOCA in Los Angeles held a release party for OUTSIDE THE LINES: An Artists’ Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations, a publication curated by Souris Hong-Porretta (seen directly below). Many of the animators, cartoonists, fine artists, graphic artists, illustrators, musicians, outsider artists, photographers, street artists, and video game artists made it out to the event to interact with fans and sign copies. A few of the artists seen include Gary Baseman, Laurie Lipton, Cyrcle., Shepard Fairey, RISK, and Kozyndan. Take a look at more photos below and get a copy of […]
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Streets: Kenny Scharf (Los Angeles) – Part II

Last month, we shared with you photos of a mural that Kenny Scharf (interviewed) painted in Los Angeles on the Davis Brothers’ Tire Pros building in Culver City. Recently, the New York street legend revisited the location and blessed the north wall of the structure with more of his signature imagery. As you can see in the photos above of the project (arranged by Branded Arts), he also posed one of the cars in front that he has been painting for his fans bi-coastally in an ongoing project. Photo credit: Branded Arts. […]
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Showing: Joram Roukes – “Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” @ B15 Gallery

Just this Friday night, Dutch painter Joram Roukes opened his solo show at the B15 Gallery in Copenhagen entitled Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness. Based thematically on the influential Smashing Pumpkins album of the same name, the series of stunning new paintings features surreal creatures formed with a piecemeal compilation of other scenes and components. This technique enables the former street artist to create pieces that have a dynamic feel to them and when accented with vibrant colors, it results in some of the most refined work we have seen from […]
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Previews: Moniker Art Fair 2013

London’s Moniker Art Fair is opening its fourth year show at the The Old Truman Brewery, in the heart of London’s cultural and creative center – East London. During weekend of October 17th-20th, art lovers will have a chance to see the latest works of  artists often overlooked in other British mainstream art fairs. The fair’s policy on finding and showcasing emerging and established talents from a contemporary art movement this year got pushed even further through a venue-sharing collaboration with London’s leading artist-led fair – The Other Art Fair. With […]
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Interview / Previews: Mike Egan – ‘We Bleed Black Blood When We Die Dark Deaths’ @ Breeze Block Gallery

Pittsburgh based artist Mike Egan has a unique voice and visual vocabulary. With imagery steeped in blood, containing devils, skeletons, death and murder, his paintings tell the stories of those who have passed, those left behind after one’s passing, the mourners, the lovers, the hurt and the relieved.He has a solo exhibition We Bleed Black Blood When We Die Dark Deaths opening on October 3rd at Portland’s Breeze Block Gallery. AM caught up with him for a glimpse into his studio and an interview. Arrested […]
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Previews: “TOME II : Melancholia” @ Last Rites Gallery

Tomorrow night (September 28th), the Last Rites Gallery in New York will continue their support of the dark arts with a new group exhibition. TOME 2: Melancholia is curated by Kasra Ghanbari of the art collective/publisher 44FLOOD, celebrating contributions to the upcoming publication release of the same title. Artists including Rick Berry, Paul Booth (seen above), Vincent, Castiglia, Colin Christian, Lina Hsiao, Erik Jones, Richard A. Kirk, Anita Kunz, Menton3, Soey Milk, Shane Pierce, George Pratt, Dan Quintana, Scott Radke, Guillermo Rigattieri, Tim Roosen, Julia Sh, Bill […]
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Showing: Mark Dean Veca – “Year of the Snake” @ SiTE:LAB (ArtPrize)

The Los Angeles-based Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) recently traveled to Michigan to create an installation for this year’s ArtPrize competition. The site-specific immersive installation entitled Year of the Snake transforms the Grand Hall of the old Public Museum of Grand Rapids with his signature imagery. The concept behind the work featuring a printed vinyl floor and hand-painted walls is a riff on this year’s Chinese Zodiac and that fact that the space is actually going through a transformation, like the shedding of a snake’s skin. For those interested, head over here […]