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Releases: She Who Dares – Audrey Kawasaki

Fresh off curating and exhibiting “The Drawing Room“ at Thinkspace, Audrey Kawasaki announces the release of her “She Who Dares” print for November 16th. This print was first available at her Mondo Bizarro show but some were held back for sale at her online shop. More details after the jump.

Studio Visits: Jeff Soto (Part II)

Here is Part II of our visit to Jeff Soto’s studio (see part I here). Besides showing us some of his new work for his upcoming show at the Riverside Art Museum, Jeff also decided to let us watch him paint. At first, there were just splotches of color he used as the background, but soon characteristic shapes and details were added. It was a real joy to watch Jeff at work and amazing how quickly he worked. See the process after the jump.

Openings: The Drawing Room @ Thinkspace

Last night’s show “The Drawing Room” (previewed) at Thinkspace opened with a tremendous showing by art fans. The long line snaked outside from the beginning to end with the gallery packed to maximum capacity. Not only were the fans there to see Audrey Kawasaki (curator) & her work, they were there for the many other talented artists that participated in the show. Photos after the jump.

Teaser: Matt Dangler @ M Modern

Matt Dangler just sent us the the promo image he scanned in for his “Out From the Whirlwind” show at M Modern. The opening reception is scheduled for December 12th. While this won’t be for quite some time, we expect a great show from this young artist. The piece shown above is an 8″ x 10″ titled “Mysterium Tremendum”. Matt added, “most of the pieces will be keyed in earth tones”. He continues – The theme is going to be “Out from the whirlwind” – […]

Openings: Greg Simkins – It Wanders West

Ever let your imagination run wild? Well you wouldn’t have a choice at a Craola show and this one was a stunner. Last night, Greg “Craola” Simkins premiered Part II of his “It Wanders…” show and AM was on hand to catch the opening reception. A lively crowd quickly packed Gallery 1988 to see the sold-out show. Greg was on hand to meet and greet his numerous fans. Taking time to speak and catch up with his fans is something that Greg tries to do […]

Preview: Tessar Lo/Moira Hahn @ Roq La Rue

Kirsten from Roq La Rue has sent us an early look at the installation Tessar Lo working on for his two-person show (teased) with Moira Hahn opening tomorrow. That large installation he is setting up looks pretty insane with it’s patchwork of different sized pieces and mediums. Wish we could be there to watch this textured patchwork slowly take shape. More photos after the jump along with a glimpse at Moira’s works well.

Releases: Audrey Kawasaki Prints x 2

If you needed another reason to attend the Audrey Kawasaki curated drawing show at Thinkspace friday night, here are two more for you. She will be releasing these two prints at the show (no phone or email orders) entitled Uria seen above and “Hakuchou no shi” (death of a swan) seen below. They will be giclees on hahnemuhle photo rag fine art archival paper, hand-signed & numbered, 9″ x 12″, and limited to runs of 200 each. Although Audrey’s prices have steadily been on the […]

Releases: Tin Prints x 2

In conjunction with his show “Tainted” (previewed) opening this weekend at Copro Nason, Tin will be releasing two prints for the two paintings seen here – “Hi” and “Stopping for Strangers.” These will be sized at 17 x 12″ and will be offered with two options – framed ($300) and unframed ($100). Limited to an edition of 30 total for each image, these will go fast so email or call Copro Nason if you want these. Discuss this show here. Discuss Tin here.

Setup: The Drawing Room @ Thinkspace

What were you doing on election night? While America was eagerly waiting for “Change”, Audrey Kawasaki was busy doing some change of her own. Audrey brought her whole drawing room from home and dropped it off inside Thinkspace Gallery for her show (previewed) this Friday.  AM decided to stop by to take some pictures of the installation process to share with our readers … more after the jump.

Ron English Abraham Obama Bust

Got an email this morning from Mindstyle about the release of Ron English’s Abraham Obama Bust. Along with Shepard Fairey’s work, the Obama x Abraham Lincoln remix by English would probably be one of the top two most iconic Obama images out there. There will be multiple colorways released with each one limited to 50. More info after the jump.