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Openings: “Praeteritum Nunc Futurum” @ Merry Karnowsky

Over the weekend, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles showcased work from artists that they will work with in the future with a group show entitled Praeteritum Nunc Futurum. Listed officially were artists like Greg Simkins (seen above), Todd Carpenter, devNgosha, Andrew Hem, KMNDZ, Travis Louie, Nathan Ota, Lezley Saar, Jeff Soto, Nicola Verlato, Edward Walton Wilcox, Mark Whalen, William Wray but pieces from others could be seen as well. Take a look at more photos from the opening reception below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss this show here.
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Openings: John Brophy & Stacey Rozich – “The Saddest Heart on the Holy Mountain” & “Shine” @ Roq La Rue

Roq La Rue welcomed back one of the gallery favorites John Brophy to a packed house on December 4th. These new works, entitled The Saddest Heart on the Holy Mountain, continues the artist’s commentary on the juxtaposition between religious imagery and science. The Venus of Willendorf takes flight in several pieces, including a set of three works each painted in their own element, literally. Brophy also has expanded upon his technique of painting portraiture to experiment with the full figured Waiting for the Miracle.  The paint […]
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Openings: Ron English – “Evolutionary Alternatives” @ Tribeca Grand Hotel

Prior to traveling down to Basel Week Miami, Ron English (featured) unveiled a unique installation at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. Entitled Evolutionary Alternatives, this showcase curated by Natalie Kates Projects focused on Ron’s camouflage animal motif and brought it to life in the main concourse of the hotel with life sized sculptures of the deers painted to blend in with the foliage in the lobby. It was a great take on nature’s evolutionary defense mechanism cross pollinated with visual design. A special Dinogrenade edition was also released at the event […]
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Openings: Kai & Sunny – “Lots of Bits of Star” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

British artistic duo Kai and Sunny, who we have been long time followers, recently opened a new solo exhibition in New York at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Lots of Bits of Stars includes carvings, letterpress prints and ink works on paper. The duo also created an original collaboration with Shepard Fairey. Depicting geometric patterns of flora and fauna, the works in the show revolve around contradicting perceptions of the natural world, balancing the serene with the fierce, the fragile with the stable, and the vulnerable with the assertive. The creative […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14: SCOPE

One of the favorite fairs we visited during Basel Week Miami was SCOPE and its high concentration of art from the Low Brow, New Contemporary, and Street Art movements. Featured at the fair were pieces from the Dean Collection (from collector Swizz Beatz), a new sculptural piece (based on recent print) from Cleon Peterson in the entryway, an installation from Swoon, a Juxtapoz stand, and Heineken House live painting. Here are some photos to give you a taste of what was seen at the fair including this amazingly […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14: Damien Hirst @ Paul Stolper Gallery

Mirroring an exhibition (covered) several months ago at the Paul Stolper Gallery in London was a display of Damien Hirst’s oversized pharmaceuticals at their Art Basel Miami booth. The Schizophrenogenesis works consist of sculptural renditions that are an extension of his pill cabinet pieces as well as his fascination with the medical field as well as screen prints. See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Damien Hirst here.
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Basel Week Miami ’14 / Openings: Art Basel (Part I)

After flying into Miami, AM headed straight to the main fair to see what the new year had to offer at Art Basel. With over 250 of the world’s most prestigious galleries participating and over 70,000 visitors each year, the sheer amount of art certainly cannot be encompassed in one article. Here is part I of our coverage with some snapshots of things that caught our eye like the impressive Urs Fischer installation at the Sadie Coles HQ booth mirroring the exhibition at the end of […]
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Showing: Augustine Kofie – “Taking Shape” @ Openspace

Augustine Kofie is a West Coast artist who has been a pivotal part of the Los Angeles graffiti scene since the mid 90s. But, don’t let the “graffiti moniker” allow you to draw any conclusions, as Kofie is in a class of his own. Widely known for his love for drafting, his work is anything but conventional, bending and blurring the lines between what we think we know of high and lowbrow art, as well as the art of draftsmanship. His latest solo exhibition, titled Taking Shape, is showing […]
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Openings: Phil Frost – “Intuitive Mathematics” @ Galeria Javier Lopez

Last week, fans of Phil Frost in Madrid saw the opening of Intuitive Mathematics, a solo showing at Galeria Javier Lopez and his first in Spain. Seen were large scale works as well as found objects that were painted over with his recognizable aesthetic, something he calls “intuitive perceptive portraiture.” Layers upon layers of typographical and geometric shapes flow in repeating patterns that he honed to perfection over time with mark-making on the streets. More photos below… Photo credit: Guillotine. Discuss Phil Frost here.
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Openings: Nate Frizzell – “Dark Was The Night” @ CHG Circa

Several weeks ago, CHG Circa in Los Angeles hosted the opening of Nate Frizzell’s (interviewed) new show. entitled Dark Was The Night, the new paintings featured his imagery set against a stark black background, somehow making his characters and renderings seem more vivid. Seen were the children that frequently inhabit his visual language as well as the interplay between their use of animal costumes and the actual wild creatures that roam his world. Some more photos below but head over for a look yourself before it closes on December 6th. Photos via […]
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