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Category Archives: Installation

Previews: St. Monci – ‘Adventures in Technicolor’ @ 1975 Gallery

St. Monci is an artist that has been catching our eye lately. From his delicately composed gallery work to his large scale murals, his clean line-work and use of colour presents a strong abstract aesthetic. This weekend, he opens his solo exhibition at Rochester, NY’s 1975 Gallery. Adventures in Technicolor opens on Saturday, 7th September, and from the looks of these installation shots taken by photographer Hannah Betts it would be well worth checking out in person if you are in the area.  

Showing: Dabs Myla – “San Francisco is for Lovers” @ White Walls

Australian artist duo Dabs Myla, opened their latest solo show on the 17th of August at White Walls Gallery in SF (previewed). With the concept being more of “an intimate installation” than just a show, the artists turned part of a gallery into an immersive experience. Strict about the color palette they were using – all shades of pink are red dominated the space, with sexy imagery painted on every surface – making the entire space has a feel of a Japanese love hotel room. With paintings displayed on top […]

Openings: “10 Years of Wooster Collective: 2003-2013″ @ Jonathan LeVine

The Wooster Collective recently celebrated their 10th anniversary of existence with a massive show at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery. This robust exhibition was a celebration of street art & graffiti and included a veritable who’s who of the scene. Notable artists such as Shepard Fairey, Invader, Faile, JR, Anthony Lister, Ben Eine, Bast, Blek le Rat, Crash, Paul Insect, Judith Supine (seen above), Miss Van, Swoon, Ron English, London Police, Vhils, WK Interact, Zevs, How & Nosm, Aakashi Nihilani, DALeast, Skullphone, Cope2, and more were […]

Preview: KAWS for MTV VMA’s

With this year’s Video Music Awards from MTV only several days away, installation has already started for the event. As mentioned when news first broke of KAWS’ involvement with the design of the special 30th installment of the award show, held in Brooklyn for the first time, there was going to be a a 60-foot Moonman (this year’s prize also remixed with the Brooklyn-based artist’s design) on stage, his tallest Companion ever. As you can see from the photo above, this impressive piece is already in place […]

Os Gemeos x Hennessy – VS Cognac Bottle Launch (New York)

Last Thursday marked the official launch of Hennessy’s latest VS Cognac bottle created by famed Brazilian artists Os Gemeos (featured). This marks their third successful artist collaboration following up previous designs by esteemed artists Futura (covered) & KAWS (covered). Like past collabs, there was an intimate meet up with the duo to discuss the project and its inspirations. AM had the pleasure of attending the launch party which was nothing short of extravagant and beautiful. Leave it to Hennessy to go all out at Pier […]

FriendsWithYou, Jen Stark, Alvaro Ilizarbe, and Daniel Arsham – Fashion Outlets of Chicago

Last month, we shared with you the fusion of fashion and art, arranged by The Arts Initiative & Primary Projects, that was the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. We had a preliminary look at the now open mall with the installations and distinctive work of Jen Stark & Daniel Arsham. Now, we have some more detailed photos of their contributions as well as work by the FriendsWithYou collective (seen above) and Alvaro Ilizarbe. Stop by yourself if you are in Chi-town as other artists like Bhakti Baxter, Jim Drain, Cody Hudson, Andrew Nigon, […]

Preview: “Hammer Projects: Maya Hayuk” @ Hammer Museum

After showing her works in a couple of solo and group shows in the US and Europe recently, working on some huge public murals, releasing a sold out edition with Pictures On Walls, and releasing a line of swimsuits and bikinis with Billabong, American artist Maya Hayuk is opening her first solo museum show stateside at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Known for her symmetrical compositions, bright, lush, and often transparent colors, drips and woven patterns, Hayuk’s work is a perfect blend of traditional Ukrainian crafts […]

Francesco Igory Deiana Installation at RVCA (SF)

Francesco Igory Deiana (featured) recently finished an installation in the window of RVCA on Haight St in SF. Using wood and spray paint, he built a structure using his recognizable geo elements painted with bright neon red and orange color with dark cloudy stains over them. With a such distinctive setup, the San Francisco-based artist definitely managed to get the store window more noticeable on this famous, already very bright and colorful street. Due to the size of the installation and the time limitations, Deiana couldn’t work […]

Preview: Bumblebee’s Lemonade Stand Installation and “Morning Air” Print Release

For those fortunate enough to be in Southern California this time of year, Bumblebee will be presenting a one day pop-up installation this Sunday, August 11th on the world-famous Venice Beach Boardwalk. Bumblebee’s Lemonade Stand will not be serving citrus beverages, but instead will have artwork for sale (see preview images below) and also an exclusive print release. The exact location has not yet been locked down due to changes in available spots on the boardwalk, so please follow @bumblebeelovesyou on Instagram for updates regarding […]

Openings: Push – “Adaptation” @ Known Gallery

For those who missed the three day only showing from PUSH at the Known Gallery, our friends at LA Taco have some photos of the event. Presented by Simple Mobile, Adaptation featured a setup from the LA-based graffiti artist that cleverly brought his signature patterns indoors, which at the same time transformed his usual 2D work into a three-dimensional interactive walkthrough installation. More photos below… Photo credit: LA Taco. Discuss PUSH here.