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Conor Harrington Mural for “Chasing Castles” @ Kinsey/DesForges Gallery

With their “Chasing Castles” dual-exhibition (previewed) opening at Kinsey/DesForges in a few hours, Conor Harrington and Chloe Early (interviewed) are taking in the Los Angeles sunshine while working on one last surprise for their fans this side of the pond. AM caught up with Harrington as he was putting up a massive mural on the second story wall outside the gallery while Early provided artistic input and support. See all of the in-progress photos after the jump.

Preview/Interviews: Conor Harrington & Chloe Early – “Chasing Castles” @ Kinsey/DesForges Gallery

London based artists Conor Harrington and Chloe Early have a joint exhibition opening tomorrow, Saturday April 18th, at the influential Kinsey/DesForges gallery in Culver City. Both have shown work individually in group shows in the United States before, but “Chasing Castles” marks the first showing of a full body of work stateside for both artists. It is also the first time the pair’s work has been exhibited together. AM loves the multi-layered aesthetic of these talented artists, who took some time to answer a few […]

Preview: AIKO – “Love Monster” @ Joshua Liner

This Saturday, Joshua Liner will host the opening of “Love Monster,” Japanese-born Brooklyn-based artist Aiko’s first solo show with the gallery and her largest exhibition to date. Since parting ways with street art collective Faile in 2006, Aiko has been steadily developing as a solo artist, utilizing her substantial stencil, spraypaint and wheatpaste technique to create vibrant large-scale mixed media works. Her imagery is often sexually charged depictions of women culled from comics, pulp novel covers and even soft-core porn. However Aiko is able to […]

Openings: Draw @ Shooting Gallery SF

The mother of all drawing shows opened last weekend at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco.  Featuring drawings from over 400 artists, the DRAW show is definitely one of the largest of its kind featuring artists we are all familiar with.  The exhibition started in 2006 at Fuse Gallery in NY, then to SXSW in 2007, and last year it was held at StolenSpace in London.  Make sure you stop by for a look if you are in the bay area but if you aren’t, […]

Studio Visits/Video: Judith Supine

AM last showed you street artist Judith Supine’s colorful psychedelic imagery with the unveiling of his massive 18 x 16′ kinetic sculpture piece at the 15 Years of New Image Art show back in January. Curious as to what he’s been up to, the multi-talented Dante Ross recently paid his friend a visit at his home studio where we got a good look at Supine’s recent work in progress. Some pieces look slated for the street and others for gallery shows. Either way, we’re interested […]

Shepard Fairey “Supply & Demand” Museum Retrospective to Travel

It seems that Shepard’s recent drama with the AP and Boston’s finest doesn’t phase the higher-ups in the Contemporary Art world. AM has learned that Shepard Fairey’s debut solo museum exhibition “Supply and Demand,” which opened (covered) at the Boston ICA in February, will be traveling to at least two other museums. It is confirmed that after closing in Boston in August, the retrospective show is scheduled to go to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh (October 2009 – February 2010) and then to the Lois & Richard Rosenthal […]

Walrus TV Video: Jose “Ease” Parla

Walrus TV is continuing to release their excellent series of interviews.  This time, they have for us an older video with José Parlá from probably ’06 ahead of his upcoming show in Hong Kong (more coverage to follow). This video clip is taken from a film from Shaun Roberts and Joey Garfield called “The Run Up,” and in it, Parlá talks about the influences of his brother, his nickname “Ease,” and his technique of emulating deteriorating wall surfaces in his paintings. He even throws in […]

Video: ABOVE – “Easter AIG Hunt”

Just in time for Easter, street artist ABOVE put up a fresh piece entitled “Easter AIG Hunt” commenting on the greed and wrongdoing of AIG executives. Check out the video above and see detailed photos of the piece after the jump.

Openings: BOXI – “Grey Area” & Neo-Con Collective + Zeus – “Hollowood” @ Carmichael Gallery

Berlin-based stencil artist BOXI made his United States solo show debut with “Grey Area” (previewed) which opened this past Thursday at Carmichael Gallery. Patrons were captivated by BOXI’s photo-realistic work and found themselves immersed in the barren world his subjects reside in. Filled with emotion, the work is visually arresting and something that should be experienced in person if you’re in the Los Angeles area. The Neo-Con Collective and London urban artist Zeus overhauled the rear of the gallery with “Hollowood,” featuring Ellis G’s (Seen […]

Showing: “Justice” @ Long Arm Gallery in Bridewell Police Station

One aspect of street art that is particularly attractive is the social commentary that can accompany each piece in meaning and placement.  Two artists that have shown interest in bringing attention to different political causes are C215 and Bruno Leyval as evidenced by some of their Tibetian themed art (covered). For the show “Justice,” they have teamed up with three other artists (Dan23, Least Wanted and MC1984) in a concept show at Long Arm Gallery based on themes of Law and Order that they have […]