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Setup: Shawn Barber – “Tattooed Portraits: Snapshots” @ Shooting Gallery

Yesterday, AM had the pleasure of visiting Shawn Barber as he was putting on the final touches of his solo show “Tattooed Portraits: Snapshots” at San Francisco’s Shooting Gallery (teased). Shawn’s still life paintings and overall representation of tattoo culture look even more impressive in person. The show opens tonight, Saturday the 15th, and we for one can’t wait to check it out in it’s entirety. Process and installation pics after the jump.

Video: Ryan McGinness @ VA Museum of Fine Arts

Richmond’s Virgina Museum of Fine Arts is currently undergoing an expansion, scheduled to be completed by May 1, 2010. As part of that transformation, the VMFA has asked AM favorite Ryan McGinness (who last showed at Deitch) to create a large-scale, site-specific artwork based on the museum’s collection to greet visitors upon entering the museum.  Watch the above video to see a hard-hatted McGinness visit his work’s future home and discuss the ambitious project with VMFA curator John Ravenal.

Preview/Setup: Chris Stain and Armsrock – “I Know There Is Love” @ Ad Hoc Art

Two of the most original voices working in street and gallery settings today, Chris Stain and Armsrock, have what looks to be an outstanding show coming up at Ad Hoc Art this Friday, August 7th. Both artists capture moments of hope and dignity in urban life without romanticizing the challenges and despair. We are very impressed with their new work and the installation they are currently preparing in the gallery. Take a look at all the setup pics as well as a nice video after the jump…

Showing: Steinbrener & Dempf – “Trouble in Paradise” @ Schönbrunn Zoo (Austria)

An interesting exhibition opened in June at the Schönbrunn Zoo in Austria entitled “Trouble in Paradise.” Artist duo Christoph Steinbrener and Rainer Dempf created a series of six artistic interventions dealing with the idea of nature versus civilization, themes we know well from following artists such as Banksy, Josh Keyes, and Shepard Fairey, to name a few. However, to bring the art directly into a controlled “natural” environment like the zoo is pretty genius. Examples include railroad tracks in the bison pen, a sunken car […]

Openings: Dash Snow Memorial @ Deitch Projects

As reported, Deitch Projects (Grand St.) opened it’s gallery doors for a special tribute in memory of the passing of Dash Snow earlier this month. Dan Colen, Ryan McGinley, Agathe Snow and Terence Koh to name a few. The gallery is adorned with photos and relics from different phases of Dash’s life. had a chance to stop by this touching memorial of not only his works, but also pieces from his friends and peers such as  The front of the gallery has been tagged with a […]

Openings: Clayton Brothers – “Jumbo Fruit” @ Patrick Painter

“Jumbo Fruit” from the Clayton Brothers opened last week at Patrick Painter to a large and appreciative crowd that included several of LA’s art elite. This was their first major collection of works in Los Angeles since they rocked La Luz De Jesus back in 2003 with their epic “Six Foot Eleven” show. Up next, “Inside Out” at The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art from September 10 through December 19, 2010. “Inside Out” will present the first major museum exhibition dedicated to the bold, colorful […]

Openings: Jaybo – “Headscape: Tales From the Drifters” @ Signal Gallery

Berlin-based artist, Jaybo (aka Monk), opened his show “Headscape: Tales From the Drifters” in London this weekend at the Signal Gallery (interviewed) in London. This show from the versatile artist focuses on his portrait style of painting as well as several large murals.  The distorted and contorted faces in this body of work certainly convey a raw emotion that leaves a lasting impression in the viewer’s mind.  Particularly striking is his use of color – brilliant reds that contrast and draw our attention to each […]

Preview/Setup: Clayton Brothers @ Patrick Painter

AM just got back from a lil’ visit to the Patrick Painter galleries in Santa Monica to take in the work of the Clayton Brothers (studio visit). The new shows look amazing. The larger works were being photographed when we popped through, so we offer up a nice lil’ view of the other gallery which showcases the smaller works. The larger works are just breathtaking. Look for more on those and the opening night to be posted here soon. More photos after the jump…

Update: Josh Keyes – “Sprout” @ David B. Smith Gallery

All of us here at AM are big fans of Josh Keyes’ work, and after our recent trip to Denver for the opening of his latest solo show “Sprout” at David B. Smith Gallery, we thought it would be interesting to look at the interactive installations again after they have been in place for a few weeks to see just how the sprouting went… Read on for more pictures after the jump.

Update/Video: Os Gemeos Mural in NYC

Last week, we brought you some images of the beginnings of an epic mural that the Brazilian brothers Os Gemeos were working on in NY.  Here is a video of how it looks at about midpoint. (Be sure to click on the the “HQ” button on the bottom right if you get an error message.  Most of the mural has fleshed out and now it appears they are just working on the details. Look for a final wrap-up later in the week when they finish […]