The amazing roster this year for POW! WOW! Hawaii (more coverage here) also included legendary LA writer SABER (interviewed) and RVCA advocate Kevin Ancell. The MSK-affiliated SABER contributed a volcano and some of the figurative imagery rendered with amazing spray can control while the Bay Area-based Ancell (who also opened an exhibition that week) added his script and some other elements. Photo credit: The Seventh Letter (except portraits of Saber by Arrested Motion). Discuss POW! WOW! Hawaii here. Discuss Saber here.
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More stories from the week that ended March 1 (click on bolded words for more information): First Jeff Koons public art sculpture acquired by a city to go up in front of new arena in downtown Sacramento. RIP: Leonard Nimoy, who died at the age of 83. The famous actor was also a photographer, collector, and arts supporter. RIP: Edward Albers, who died at the age of 59 after a fire in his apartment building. Previously missing Picasso painting resurfaces after it is shipped to […]
One of the more anticipated walls of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii (more coverage here) was the one by Etam Cru. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, the Polish artists Sainer and Bezt ended up working on a wall which is much smaller than what we’re used to from them. After day and a half of painting and adjusting the colors, they wrapped up another dreamy piece showing a kid in a thick winter jacket eating snow flakes. Bringing a bit of winter spirit to the tropical island was […]
On February 21st, Soze Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening a new show from Erin M. Riley (interviewed) featuring her unconventional tapestry works. Entitled Something Previous, the body of work on display consists of some pieces from her signature series of weavings documenting selfie and sexting culture, the intimate snaps that often make their way onto the internet, inadvertent or not. Riley further states – “Consuming and sending images is a daily practice in most of our lives. We see, narrate, and covet. Our relationship […]
This Saturday night, January 31st, Ekundayo (interviewed) returns to Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles for another showing (see 2008, 2010, 2013). Entitled Collective Reflections, the new work body of work draws from his Hawaiian roots and features the beautifully grotesque imagery that he is known for. He explains the new work thusly – “The theme of the show deals with the connections that people have with each-other, the world we live in and our quest for understanding who we are. The central inspiration for this latest […]
Coming up on January 10th, Thinkspace in Los Angeles will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary with La Familia, a group exhibition featuring over 100 participants. Each artist will be creating a 10″ x 10″ piece on panel (provided by Trekell) like what Scott Listfield painted above – an intriguing post-apocalyptic look at the Culver City gallery where only their EINE painted roll down door survived. Other artists include Aaron Horkey, Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Alexis Diaz, Allison Sommers, Amanda Marie, Amy Sol, Ana […]
More stories from the week that ended Nov 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Sacha Goldberger interprets portraits of comic book superheroes as Renaissance figures. RIP: Andrew Bucci, who died at the age of 92 after a brief illness. Aristophil accused of running a Ponzi scheme via financial instruments in the books and manuscripts market. Fallout surrounding Bill Cosby’s rape accusations spread to the institutional art world. Zahi Hawass accused of assisting German hobbyists steal samples from Great Pyramid at Giza. Kurt Perschke […]
Last month, AM attended the opening of Tiffany Bozic’s latest showing with Joshua Liner Gallery, her third (also see 2010 & 2012). The striking new works, nine in total, explores how creatures experience the world and the fact the no two species or persons have the same subjective consciousness. Qualia runs through November 15th, so head by if you are in New York to check out these surreal amalgamations of the natural world for yourself. Discuss Tiffany Bozic here.
Right on the heals of a successful opening of his solo in Los Angeles (covered), KAWS has returned for a second engagement at Harbour City in Hong Kong. The star of the event was a new sculptural installation featuring a cluster of his signature companion figures entitled Clean Slate, situated in the Ocean Terminal forecourt where his previous massive Passing Through companion could be seen back in 2010 (covered). Complementing this was the New York-based artist’s imagery all along the corridor leading into the shopping complex […]
After two shows featuring the study of hands and eyes the last two years in what will be a decade long project, the series continues with A Study Of Hair at the Backwoods Gallery starting on September 26th. This year’s roster includes C215, Dave Kinsey, Faith47, Inkie, Jonathan Guthmann, Mark Bode, Merda, Miso, ROA (seen above), Stephen Ives, Shohei Otomo, TwoOne, Usugrow, Yusk Imai and Alexander Mitchell, who will each contribute a piece with their unique interpretation of the theme. Make plans to stop by if you […]