Readers out there planning to get your costumes on for Halloween, AM would like to wish you a safe and productive evening. Remember, we always love to see art-related getups and we are sure other art fans out there will appreciate them as well. Photo va Kristy Solomon.
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After painting a brilliant mural in Spain for the DesOrdes Creativas Festival back in July, Italian street savant Blu has surfaced in Rome with another detailed wall. This piece seen at greyhound track, under Ponte Marconi features renderings of classic roman sculptures but updated with a modern twist – religious figures, politicians, the KKK, and even the couch potato make an appearance. Check out more details in the photos below… Via StreetArtNews. Discuss Blu here.
Last Saturday, 941 Geary hosted the opening to ROA’s latest ambitious endeavor entitled, Dominant Species (previewed). This is the followup to his exhibition last year at the San Francisco gallery’s sister location, White Walls. This time around, ROA was given an even larger space and more time to transform the gallery into an urban wasteland where the animals depicted in his paintings roam. The works in the gallery include ones that can be physically manipulated and/or viewed at different angles to show different layers of […]
As we reported last month, the Michael Kohn Gallery will be hosting a new body of work from notorious LA writer RETNA (featured). It looks like fans of the graffiti artist will not only be admire his works inside the space, but also his urban calligraphy gracing the facade of the West Hollywood gallery. Come check out his New Paintings and Works on Paper on Saturday night (September 15th) from 6-8pm. Photos below from MELROSEandFAIRFAX. Discuss RETNA here.
Coming up in October, fans of Roland Tamayo’s (interviewed) work will finally have the opportunity to see a solo from the LA-based artist in his hometown at the Gallery 1988 on Melrose. Featuring his signature and intriguing mix of the industrial and natural world, Where The Heart Is is dedicated to his twin boys who have been an inspiration for this new body of work. Tamayo will be playing with images from his hometown, sea creatures, and nostalgic thoughts .and pop culture that his children are starting […]
Showing alongside long time friend and collaborator Ashley Wood, the Australia-based Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) will be coming stateside for one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year. When the exhibition opens, the piece seen above entitled Miserere 1 depicting what seems to be some sort of spaceship or satellite will be on display as part of a series of ten paintings. Even more exciting will be the larger paintings like A Perfect Vacuum that will greet fans who will be visiting the New York showspace come October. […]
Not only did the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco feature a great lineup of musicians (Neil Young, Santigold, Stevie Wonder, Jack White, and more), a select group of artists were also invited in to paint some murals. For the 5th annual event, Juxtapoz invited in Skinner, Dabs Myla, Curve, Brett Amory, Chez, Apex, Marcos LaFarga, Pastime, Satyr, Diet, Sam Flores, Nate Van Dyke and Eos Montana to paint in and around the festival grounds. Our man on scene, Berlin Tomas, was able to capture Skinner at work […]
Coming up on September 13th, the Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York will be welcoming Japanese artist Mr. in for a new solo show entitled Metamorphosis – Give Me Your Wings. Not only will the former protégé of Takashi Murakami be exhibiting his latest series of paintings, he will also be presenting a large installation in the middle of the main gallery that reflects on the catastrophic nuclear disaster in his country, voicing the post-traumatic anxiety and frustration of his people. This installation, which represents a more serious artistic direction […]
Coming up next month on the 14th, the Culver City location of the Lebasse Projects will be hosting a solo show from Eric Fortune (interviewed). Last we saw of the Ohio-based painter, it was the end of 2010 and he was showing at the same space alongside Nate Frizzell. The new body of work deals with characters in transition between the known and the unknown, all rendered with his time-consuming “glazing” technique infusing each piece with subtle details and luminous lighting. Discuss this show here. […]
With Art Basel Week in Switzerland now underway, here is a video walkthrough from the vernissage of the main fair. As usual, the good people at Vernissage TV were able to get some nice footage of the work as well as document the setting for the event. Also take a closer look at work at the Galerie Perrotin booth here. Discuss Art Basel here.