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Damien Hirst & The Hours – “See The Light” Original Album Cover Artwork Contest

Contemporary art bad boy Damien Hirst and British band The Hours have put together an amazing contest where participants will have the opportunity to win the original artwork or one of 20 signed lithograph prints from the band’s “See The Light” album cover, which was created by Hirst himself. In addition, each entrant will also receive a link via e-mail to download the band’s latest track, “These Days.” With the band’s album releasing April 20th on his record label, Hirst is undoubtedly approaching this latest […]

Video: ABOVE – “Easter AIG Hunt”

Just in time for Easter, street artist ABOVE put up a fresh piece entitled “Easter AIG Hunt” commenting on the greed and wrongdoing of AIG executives. Check out the video above and see detailed photos of the piece after the jump.

Openings: BOXI – “Grey Area” & Neo-Con Collective + Zeus – “Hollowood” @ Carmichael Gallery

Berlin-based stencil artist BOXI made his United States solo show debut with “Grey Area” (previewed) which opened this past Thursday at Carmichael Gallery. Patrons were captivated by BOXI’s photo-realistic work and found themselves immersed in the barren world his subjects reside in. Filled with emotion, the work is visually arresting and something that should be experienced in person if you’re in the Los Angeles area. The Neo-Con Collective and London urban artist Zeus overhauled the rear of the gallery with “Hollowood,” featuring Ellis G’s (Seen […]

Showing: “Justice” @ Long Arm Gallery in Bridewell Police Station

One aspect of street art that is particularly attractive is the social commentary that can accompany each piece in meaning and placement.  Two artists that have shown interest in bringing attention to different political causes are C215 and Bruno Leyval as evidenced by some of their Tibetian themed art (covered). For the show “Justice,” they have teamed up with three other artists (Dan23, Least Wanted and MC1984) in a concept show at Long Arm Gallery based on themes of Law and Order that they have […]

Preview/Interviews: Sylvia Ji – “Haute Epoch” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Sylvia Ji is revealing a new set of works at Corey Helford Gallery this Saturday, April 11th. Her hypnotic new show entitled “Haute Epoch” (Elegant Time) shows just what the enchantress can do with a brush. Back are her captivating Dia de los Muertos facades, along with some elegant Baroque detailings to compliment her seductive subjects. Even as Sylvia is busy getting ready for the show, she made some time for an insightful interview for the readers of AM. Check out the interview and a […]

Preview: Tessar Lo – “Future Perfect” & Eric Fortune – “Lost in Light” @ LeBasse Projects

Tessar Lo will be presenting his first solo exhibition, “Future Perfect”, this Saturday, April 11th from 7-10PM at LeBasse Projects. Expect this new series of paintings to be his largest and most powerful yet. Eric Fortune will be exhibiting with his own solo conjunction with Tessar. Fortune’s new series of paintings will be presented in the LeBasse project room and is his largest body of work to date. Lo and Fortune are two very impressive emerging artists of today and we highly recommend attending the […]

Openings: The London Police – “10 Years On The Circle Line” @ StolenSpace Gallery

The London Police (TLP) opened their show tonight at StolenSpace entitled “10 years On The Circle Line.”  Famous for their “Lads” characters and their simple aesthetic that started about 10 years ago, they come together again to collaborate on a show featuring paintings, photography and a video installation. Their linework is amazing in person, as you consider the iconic “freehand” circle shapes combined with the the new architectural style.  Photos after the jump…

Preview: Aaron Jasinski “Tractus Secretum” @ Distinction Gallery

Aaron Jasinski has a new show at Distinction Gallery opening this Saturday, April 11th. Entitled “Tractus Secretum” (Latin for “Secret Space of Time”), the show brings back Aaron’s unique moody blend of characters, robots, and animals, in surrealistic landscapes. His colorful pieces often stir memories of a distant past but also tickles the imagination. Aaron’s pieces for this show are also priced very affordably so check out the entire body of work at Distinction’s website. Preview part of the show after the jump.

Preview: Cherri Wood – “trouble, clearly” @ Thinkspace Gallery

AM has long enjoyed the mixed-media watercolor and ink studies of Minnesota based artist Cherri Wood. We are excited about her latest series of works entitled “trouble, clearly” opening tomorrow, April 10th in the project room at Thinkspace Gallery. In an interview with our friends at Sour Harvest, Wood describes her illustrations as “exploring various themes such as idiosyncrasies, isolation, humiliation, and memory. Haunting figures almost coming out of ghost-films appear in ambiguous space in each of my illustrations.” This latest series is her best […]

Preview: Brandi Milne – “Run Rabbit, Run” @ Thinkspace Gallery

AM met up with Brandi Milne this past weekend and got a chance to see what she has in store for her new exhibition “Run Rabbit, Run” which opens this Friday, April 10th from 7-11PM at Thinkspace Gallery. As always, you can expect to see a creative body of work from Brandi. There will also be a special installation made up of a collection of hand painted antique books. As an added surprise, Brandi is going to have an ‘Easter Egg Hunt’ during her opening reception. […]