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Openings: Family First @ White Walls

The first great group show of 2009 went down last weekend at White Walls SF. Usually group shows are headlined by a few established artists and a bunch of lesser knowns, but “Family First” (previewed) featured a large and diverse group of great artists like Ian Francis, Andrew Schoultz, Richard Colman, Sylvia Ji, Shepard Fairey, Shawn Barber, Jim Houser, Mike Giant, Adam Flores, and AJ Fosik just to name a few… Be sure you stop by for a look if you haven’t already…you don’t see […]

Openings: Ericailcane @ Carmichael Gallery

AM was in attendance Saturday night for the opening of Italian street artist Ericailcane’s first Los Angeles solo show entitled “Man is the Bastard” (previewed) at Carmichael Gallery. The highlights of the show were the massive installation pieces that covered both of the gallery’s front walls, ominously greeting attendees with a taste of the absurd scenarios found in the rest of the work on display. Ericailcane’s intricate drawings and etchings, presented in a dream-like style reminiscent of childhood storybooks and fairytales, features clever imagery of […]

Openings: From the Streets of Brooklyn @ Thinkspace

Thinkspace and Ad Hoc Art pulled out all the stops for the opening of “From the Streets of Brooklyn” (teased and previewed) and Los Angeles was out in full force, packing the gallery to the brim to scope out the work from Brooklyn’s best graf writers, wheatpasters, muralists, and stencilers. For most patrons, this was their first opportunity to see the work of AIKO, Bast, Chris Stain, Dan Witz, Elbow-Toe, Faile, Skewville, Swoon, Thundercut, and the other participating artists in person. Also on display were three amazing […]

Preview: Ericailcane @ Carmichael Gallery

Italian street artist Ericailcane starts off the New Year with his first Los Angeles solo exhibition, “Man Is The Bastard,” opening 7pm tonight at the Carmichael Gallery. The exhibition features intricate drawings and etchings portraying domestic animals in an alternative universe where they take revenge against mankind. Evoking a feeling of senselessness and absurdity, the witty and macabre images carry with them strong statements about the human condition. Carmichael Gallery 1257 N. La Brea Avenue West Hollywood, CA 9003 Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10th, 7pm […]

Preview: Family First @ White Walls

Tomorrow night, White Walls will be kicking off the new year with a bang! Family First is a group show with many WW regulars who’ve shown at the SF gallery over past few years: Andrew Schoultz, Richard Colman, Sylvia Ji, Henry Lewis, Mike Davis, Cleon Peterson, Hilary Pecis, Albert Reyes, Shepard Fairey, Shawn Barber, Jim Houser, Mike Giant, Rogelio Martinez, Adam 5100, David Choong Lee, Adam Flores, and AJ Fosik. Not to mention some new blood like Bristol phenom: Ian Francis. (Pictured above) Opening reception: […]

Seen on the Streets: Ellis G.

Brooklyn chalk artist extraordinaire Ellis G. went to town on Santa Monica Blvd. last night as part of “From the Streets of Brooklyn” (teased and previewed) opening 7pm tonight at Thinkspace. His chalk etchings capture the shadows of everyday street objects and their surrounding environment. Anything that casts a shadow is fair game: bikes, fences, lightposts, and even full city blocks. Ellis G’s former graffiti writing background is apparent in the precise execution of his work. His lines are clean, performed with long, confident pulls. […]

Setup: From the Streets of Brooklyn @ Thinkspace

Continuing our coverage of “From the Streets of Brooklyn” (teased) at Thinkspace opening this Friday, January 9th, AM stopped by the gallery to check out the progress of the installations and to give our readers a peek at some additional pieces featured in the show. Put simply, what we saw was enamoring. With three amazing installations, Ellis G. chalking the streets, and pieces reminiscent of a stroll down a few Brooklyn blocks, including works from heavy-hitters Faile, AIKO, Bast, Elbow-Toe, Gaia, Imminent Disaster, Swoon, and many […]

Preview: 15 Years of New Image Art

Some 15 years ago, Marsea Goldberg launched New Image Art, and in doing so, helped foster the alternative/low-brow/street art scene we all know and love today. To celebrate the gallery’s crystal anniversary, New Image is having a special show January 24 of an illustrious selection of artists whose work has graced its walls over the years. The roster includes such notables as Barry McGee, Clare Rojas, Ed, Templeton, Chris Johanson, Thomas Campbell, Shepard Fairey, Jim Houser, Jeff Soto, Swoon, Faile, David Ellis, Bast, Aiko, Os […]

Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” – Smithsonian: National Portrait Gallery

Probably the most ubiquitous and iconic image from President-elect Barack Obama’s election campaign enters into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian at the National Portrait Gallery. Appropriately, they plan to hang it up on inauguration day. The purchase was made possible through the generosity of Heather and Tony Podesta who donated money to acquire the art work.  Congrats Shepard. Keep it locked here, as AM will be on hand to cover the inauguration, Manifest Hope, and all the related festivities. Via UsaToday Discuss Shepard Fairey […]

Releases: The Empire’s State – Nick Walker

Black Rat Press will be exhibiting at the London Art Fair (Jan 13-18) where they will be showing works by Swoon, Matt Small, Lucas Price, Asha Zero, Brian Adam Douglas, D*Face and Nick Walker.  Also garnering significant interest is the new print “The Empires’s State” by Nick Walker from his “The Morning After” series.  The release will on January 13th (6 pm) at the fair, but there will also be an online option for those who are overseas and can’t make it. Details after the […]