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Preview: Manifest Hope DC

AM brings you a preview from the ever busy set up at the “pop-up” Manifest Hope gallery at the Nation’s capital.  Tomorrow is almost here, and the gallery is set to open at 10 am for all the people who are in town to see the inauguration.  Manifest Hope will be opened during MLK weekend and but will be closed on Tuesday to observe the Presidential inauguration. Shepard Fairey and Ron English arrived today to meet and greet the numerous press that were in town […]

Process: Manifest Hope DC – Mike Murphy

What a difference a day makes… Well, another 24 hours later and the Manifest Hope DC show is beginning to take shape! What caught our eye during the madness are the installation and works by on site artist Mike Murphy. He has more than a few significant pieces for this show and a crew of over 15 assistants working to get these beauties ready for the opening. Mike was gracious enough to give us a quick overview of the his major pieces. Continue reading after […]

Interviews: James “Dalek” Marshall

James Marshall, aka Dalek, is known for brightly colored, superflat paintings consisting of his signature Space Monkeys. But since his 2007 show at New York’s Jonathan Levine Gallery, entitled Desperate, Rejected and Angry, the military brat and once graffiti artist has been pushing the boundaries of his style, becoming more and more geometric and abstract. AM chatted with Marshall recently about British science fiction, art fairs and beyond. Read the interview after the jump.

Setup: Manifest Hope – DC

AM is on-site at Manifest Hope DC and it is getting hectic at the gallery. It’s midnight here and the crew of over 30 volunteers are now running on Red Bull and Red Stripe. We are at ground zero of this awesome show and only a few days before the show goes live. With giant installations under construction from Mike Murphy and Kelly Towles, the place is abuzz with power-saws and drills. The other part of the crew is busy unpacking the never ending stream of boxes […]

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. […]