Brandt Peters’ show “Cackle Factory” opens on February 3rd at Gallery 1988 LA. Thought we would drop a little teaser of what he has been working on for those interested. Looking at his paintings, we are always reminded of the stylings of Jessica Rabbit, perhaps because Brandt draws from his background as a illustrator, character, film, and animation designer.Â His masked misfist, deviant animal characters, and unique color palette sets him apart, and we are looking forward to this new body of work.
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If you missed Mark Dean Veca’s Phantasmagoria show at the Ben Maltz Gallery (Otis College of Art and Design), make sure you make a trip down to San Diego on Jan 30th.Â He will be exhibiting at another academic institution, this time UC San Diego at the UAG Gallery.Â The exhibition is entitled “Paintings, Wall Drawings, and Collaborations,” and it appears that there will be some new work mixed in with a mini “retrospective” – documentation/studies of projects, works he has collaborated on for Ford, […]
Los Angeles – lock your doors, close the blinds, and call your mom for comfort because Thinkspace is being overrun with pieces from more than 40 Brooklyn-based artists for the highly anticipated “From the Streets of Brooklyn” show curated by Ad Hoc Art which opens on January 9th @ 7pm. This epic event samples the gamut of Brooklyn street and graffiti artists: Abe Lincoln Jr., Acne, AIKO, AnerA, Avoid Pi, avone, Bast, c.damage, Celso, Chris Stain, Dain, Dan Witz, Dark Clouds, Elbow-Toe, ELC, Faro, Graffiti […]
What’s the use of beautiful art today if the future generations have no context or appreciation of it? Well, the Waterloo Regional Children’s Museum in Ontario, Canada is bringing today’s classics to view for the next generation of art enthusiasts. The exhibit include many original iconic works of Andy Warhol, and the aim of the exhibit is to expose the renowned contemporary artist to their young visitors. This is truly a wonderful step to bridge the art gap between different generations and we hope to […]
Fresh off his debut solo show at Anno Domini in October, Tel Aviv street artist Know Hope has another show coming up at Ad Hoc Art on January 16th entitled “The Insecurities of Time.” His characteristic collaged works will be on display – usually multimedia pieces including cardboard, watercolor, oil, paper and string. His body of work usually centers around an unnamed figure and the struggles and fragility of life. More images after the jump.
As previously mentioned (here), Manifest Hope will be making a pop-up gallery stop in Washington D.C. the weekend preceding the Presidential Inauguration:Â January 17th-19th. Much like its incredibly successful Denver predecessor, Manifest Hope: DC is offering a chance to participate in the show and exhibit their artwork besides renowned artists such as Shepard Fairey, Ron English, David Choe, and Gary Baseman. Looking to capture the creative energy which fueled Barack Obamaâ€™s unprecedented grass roots campaign; this contest will haveÂ themed categories: Manifest Change, Manifest Unity, Manifest Opportunity. […]
Internationally known artist, Gary Baseman, will be opening a show in Israel at Urbanix on January 8th entitled “The Sacrificing of Cake.” Judging from the show description, this body of work will be intriguing as it is rooted in some personal experiences.Â Also, we will be interested to see the appearance of the “dragons” as we don’t believe he has used that imagery before. “He presents in his works the image of the dragon “Uga” (meaning “cake” in Hebrew), slaughtered again and again by feminine […]
Continuing with our coverage of Basel Week Miami, AMÂ wanted to highlight another tantalizing find from the Scope/Art Asia fair: Wang Zhi Jie Wang Zhi Jie is a contemporary artist from China that wields a skillful brush and conjures up some very sexy and appealing imagery. He specializes in drawing “innocent girls” conducting what are perceived to be provocative actions. He uses big dreamy & shiny eyes to symbolize the innocence of these young girls and focuses on them “mimicking” adult poses/situations. More info and pics […]
Looks like some preview images have come out for Herakut’s upcoming “The Perfect Merge” book. It incorporates some of the images from their outstanding “Dirty Laundry” show and definitely will be something that we will be adding to our collection. Preview images after the jump.
AMÂ has brought a little holiday cheer straight from Europe.Â Continuing with our coverage of Takashi Murakami’s show at theÂ Museum fÃ¼r Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany (previewed here), we took some pictures of the amazing retrospectiveÂ for the founder of the “superflat” art movement. Kaikai & Kiki animation video preview from the retrospective. The MMK has dedicated all three floors of its museum for the massive show of over 130 works containing various media â€“ painting, sculpture, installation, and video. We can see thatÂ some timeless Murakami masterpieces […]