Park Life in SF will be presenting a truly collaborative show on Friday night between artists Andrew Schoultz (seen above – right), Chris Ballantyne, and Mark Mulroney. The artists will be working on murals as well as present some collaborative paintings for the show. Check out a couple more setup pics from the other artists after the jump…
Category Archives: Installation
Sixeart opened his debut solo show in Sao PauloÂ at ROJO artspace POP last Tuesday, August 11th. The fantastic exhibit, entitled “SueÃ±an las gallinas con ser humanas” (inÂ English:Â “The hens dream about being human”), showcases thirteen brand new works on paper and aÂ colorfulÂ installation featuring his trademark characters, geometric shapes andÂ mysterious numerals, allÂ stabbed with wooden arrows.Â TheÂ Barcelona native, who has painted on the streets sinceÂ the 1980s,Â enjoysÂ a successful fine art careerÂ in Spain. He achieved international recognition in 2008 when he joined fellowÂ artists Blu,Â Faile, JR, Nunca and Os Gemeos in painting […]
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.
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.Â 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.
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 withÂ their new work and the installation they are currently preparing in theÂ gallery. Take a look at all the setup pics as well as a nice video after the jump…
An interesting exhibition opened in June at the SchÃ¶nbrunn 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 […]
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 andÂ 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 asÂ The front of the gallery has been tagged with a […]
“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 […]
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.Â 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.Â Particularly striking is his use of color – brilliant reds that contrast and draw our attention to each […]
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…