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Previews: Faile x BÄST – “Deluxx Fluxx Arcade” @ Edinburgh Arts Festival (Scotland)

Summer got you bored? Well Faile and Bast are at it again with their ongoing urban video arcade intervention exhibition - Deluxx Fluxx -this time making it to the Edinburgh Arts Festival. Unveiling August 1st, the Patrick’s & BÄST take their custom programmed & hand crafted arcade games back across the Atlantic for their first ever exhibition in Scotland. From games that challenged us to drop “coke” packages onto boats from a plane to dancing wolves grooving to skaters on a deserted island, even intricate pinball games – it seems that each […]
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Previews: “Inaugural Summer Group Exhibition” @ Kinfolk Wythe

On Friday, August 1st from 7–10pm, Kinfolk Wythe in NYC is hosting an opening reception for the Inaugural Summer Group Exhibition curated by Tim Strazza. Featuring a lineup of abstract artists that includes Amanda Wachob, Brian Willmont, Hense, Kenji Hirata, Lauren Seiden, Matt Mignanelli, Mike Lee, Revok, Russell Tyler and Vizie, the show will bring some fresh contemporary arts from creatives of different backgrounds into one venue. The exhibition is focused on abstraction and the artists’ process, so the pieces chosen range widely in approach, strategy, and technique. With some of artists even […]
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Previews: Lauren Napolitano – ‘Loyal’ @ Redux

If you’re familiar with Oakland based Lauren Napolitano’s work, then her latest upcoming exhibition will be right up your alley. Known for her work using reappropriated materials as her canvas, Napolitano weaves intricate patterns on objects such as found photographs, animal skulls, vintage jars and bottles and reclaimed wood. Lauren was recently invited to undertake a residency by the St Vincent de Paul charity. For the past three months, she had access to a warehouse of donated items to select from and repurpose in her own […]
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Previews: Audrey Kawasaki – “Hirari Hirari” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

This Saturday night (August 2nd), Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles will be presenting new works from Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) entitled Hirari Hirari. Fans of the locally-based painter will be sure to pack the house (make sure you RSVP – RSVP@MKGALLERY.COM) to get a closer look at her provocative and stunning portraiture, rendered so seamlessly on wood that the grain looks to have become part of the imagery. Like three years ago, she will be opening her show (covered) alongside two other artists in the spacious gallery […]
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Upcoming: Dan Quintana & Karen Hsiao – “Perverse Foil” @ Marcas Gallery

On August 2nd, the Marcas Gallery in Orange County will be opening Perverse Foil, a collaborative exhibition between painter Dan Quintana and photographer Karen Hsiao. Admirers of each other’s work since 2009, the two artist decided to collaborate on a show when they noticed similarities between Quintana’s figures and Hsiao’s models. Along with individual works, they will also be presenting joint creative efforts (like the one seen below) including Hsiao shooting her subjects live in front of an elaborate backdrop created by Quintana and hour before the opening […]
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Previews: ‘Rewire’ @ Gamma Transport Division (Edinburgh)

Art and music have long enjoyed a reciprocal relationship. Take the album cover for example. For years, musicians have found or commissioned visual artists to portray an aesthetic that resonates with the contents of the sleeve resulting in a complete aural and visual package. Gamma Proforma’s forthcoming exhibition and project Rewire flip reverses this process with a collection of artworks produced by visual artists forming the inspiration for a series of sonic interpretations of the artworks by musicians. A perfect fit for Gamma Proforma who […]
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Interviews: Chris Valkov – ‘The (sub)Natural Balance’ @ Antler Gallery

Portland-based artist Chris Valkov follows up last year’s solo exhibition at Breeze Block Gallery (covered) with a new body of work entitled The (sub)Natural Balance this week at Portland’s Antler Gallery. Thematically challenging anti-consumerism and ecological topics, his bold work is visually striking with the architectural style he employs within his painting work. AM caught up with Chris to ask a few questions ahead of the show which opens on Thursday, the 31st of July. Arrested Motion (AM): Can you explain a little about your background […]
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Upcoming: Esao Andrews – “Epilogues” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On October 11, Esao Andrews will be opening his second solo show (see 2010) with Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York entitled Epilogues. The new body of work or work “explores allegorical scenes of homecomings, focusing on a journey’s end” and will feature conclusions to some of the narrative threads the Los Angeles-based artist has explored in the past with his dream-like paintings. Attendees of the exhibition will be impressed, like us, with his surreal artistic vision, often times dark and beautiful at the same […]
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Previews: Kamea Hadar & Defer – “Paradise Lost” @ 1AM SF

After their mural collaboration for POW! WOW! Hawaii earlier this year (covered), Hawaii-based artists Kamea Hadar and Defer (seen above adding his calligraphic embellishments to Hadar’s figurative imagery) began a year-long series of collaborative walls, gallery shows and other creative projects. On this note, this Thursday, August 7th, they will be opening a show together at 1AM Gallery in San Francisco, showing a new body of mixed media works on canvas. The show and the entire series of projects, Paradise Lost, refers to John Milton’s epic poem by the same title. […]
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Openings: Gary Baseman – “The Door is Always Open” @ Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei

Last month, Gary Baseman (interviewed) opened a comprehensive retrospective show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei. Entitled The Door Is Always Open, the exhibition mirrored the delightful showing of the same name last year in Los Angeles (covered). Along with over 500 selected pieces, his largest collection of work in one place yet, the opening also included an art performance with his “WildGirls” with a new dance and musical composition. Check out more photos below… Discuss Gary Baseman here.
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