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Preview: Jeremiah Ketner & Julie West – “Flower Parade” @ Rotofugi

Two talented artists, Jeremiah Ketner and Julie West are opening their dual show “Flower Parade” this Friday, April 10th at Rotofugi in Chicago. Ketner and West make a perfect pairing as both their works have a magical fairytale-like feeling to them. Ketner returns with his signature creatures as well as his wonderful colors, drawing viewers into his dream-like world, while West’s feminine characters project a sense of innocence as they interact with a case of different critters. Check out some preview images after the jump…

Openings: Daniel Danger & Dan McCarthy @ Gallery 1988 SF

Daniel Danger and Dan McCarthy (interviewed) had a successful opening this past weekend at Gallery 1988’s San Francisco location. With many of the originals and prints long sold out before the opening, “The Watcher in the Woods” has proven to be quite an accomplishment for these two artists in their West Coast debut. AM swung by the gallery on the opening day. Check out the exclusive pictures after the jump.

Preview/Releases: Grafuck 4 @ Nucleus Gallery

My, how time flies.  The fourth installment in the Grafuck series is set to be released this Saturday, April 11th at Nucleus Gallery. Grafuck 4 features a diverse selection of paintings, photography, and graphic design involving erotic themed art.  As usual, there a nice mix of well-known and lesser-known artists participating in this year’s exhibition and book release, including James Jean (interviewed) who created the centerfold for this year (seen above). Take a look at the list of artists after the jump.

Preview/Setup: BOXI – “Grey Area” @ Carmichael Gallery

AM is excited about Berlin-based stencil artist BOXI’s debut United States solo show “Grey Area” opening this Thursday, April 9th at Carmichael Gallery. Best described as a “figurative Logan Hicks,” the photo-realistic effect of his work is the result of a meticulous and labor intensive process involving six separate layers of hand-cut stencils and an equal variation of grayscale coats of paint. This unique technique combined with his formal training at London’s St. Martins School of Art and Design lends to pieces that are rich, […]

Release: Hunters, Run! green vinyl X Josh Keyes

Our friends at The Art Collectors are reporting that At Arms LTD. will release a very limited, green vinyl, second pressing of the sold out Hunters, Run! single, which features beautiful art work by Josh Keyes. These will be dropping today sometime before midnight EST, so keep a watchful eye.

Video: Shepard Fairey installation at SXSW Festival

Following up on our Shepard Fairey hits up SXSW coverage, MyLocationScouts posted a nice video of Shepard Fairey and the Obey Giant crew wheatpasting on the side of Home Slice Pizza in Austin. It’s always nice to see Shep’s artistry in action, showing off his composition, layering, and tearing skills. Via Hypebeast.

Openings: Hi-Fructose Group Show – “Overdose” @ Copro Gallery

“Overdose” (previewed) opened this past Saturday at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica. Upon entering the gallery, you will notice several great pieces from “Overdose” on display in the gallery’s front room. The majority of the exhibition’s body of work is displayed in the gallery’s main room. A table was set up over in the smaller wing of the gallery for the Hi-Fructose Collected Edition 1 book signing. Artists Greg “Craola” Simkins, Gary Baseman, Attaboy, photographer Brian McCarty, and Joe Ledbetter were all on hand for […]

Releases: KAWS Companion Keychains @ KAWSONE

Better act fast if you want to get these 2″ Companion keychains. The set of five colorways is on sale now for $60 at KAWSONE.com. UPDATE: Sold Out

Teaser: Gary Baseman – “La Noche de la Fusion” @ Corey Helford

Pervasive artist Gary Baseman, will be opening his next solo show at Corey Helford Gallery on May 2nd.  This show is influenced by Brazil’s Carnival and will feature paintings and sculptures introducing his Carnival Girls and ChouChou Buddha.  Sounds fun as there will be an outdoor festival with live performances, music and costumes.  We also hear there might be some body painting? A video of Baseman at Carnival last year after the jump…

Teaser: Aakash Nihalani, Ellis G., Poster Boy (Neo-Con Collective) & Zeus @ Carmichael Gallery

Big surprises coming out of the Carmichael Gallery, who for weeks have been hinting at a “secret group show” in the rear portion of the gallery to coincide with BOXI’s debut United States solo, opening this Thursday, April 9th. The group show will feature the Neo-Con Collective, comprised of shadow chalker Ellis G. (Seen on the streets), the man of colorful geometric shapes Aakash Nihalani (Update) and ad disruptor extraordinaire Poster Boy. The collective will be joined by London urban artist Zeus, whose latest works […]