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Openings: James Jean “Kindling” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Last night, Jonathan Levine hosted an exclusive friends and family viewing of James Jean’s Kindling. The Chelsea gallery was filled from the opening minutes with many New York art notables including: Susan Sarandon, Eric White, David Choe, Jonathan Viner, Esao Andrew, Travis Louie, and Molly Crabapple. The stunning show was a visual mix of abstract, illustrative, and an “east meets west” fusion of artistic ingenuity. With most pieces gobbled up before the doors even opened, there was little doubt in the minds of many that […]

Preview: Ericailcane @ Carmichael Gallery

Italian street artist Ericailcane starts off the New Year with his first Los Angeles solo exhibition, “Man Is The Bastard,” opening 7pm tonight at the Carmichael Gallery. The exhibition features intricate drawings and etchings portraying domestic animals in an alternative universe where they take revenge against mankind. Evoking a feeling of senselessness and absurdity, the witty and macabre images carry with them strong statements about the human condition. Carmichael Gallery 1257 N. La Brea Avenue West Hollywood, CA 9003 Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10th, 7pm […]

Preview: Family First @ White Walls

Tomorrow night, White Walls will be kicking off the new year with a bang! Family First is a group show with many WW regulars who’ve shown at the SF gallery over past few years: Andrew Schoultz, Richard Colman, Sylvia Ji, Henry Lewis, Mike Davis, Cleon Peterson, Hilary Pecis, Albert Reyes, Shepard Fairey, Shawn Barber, Jim Houser, Mike Giant, Rogelio Martinez, Adam 5100, David Choong Lee, Adam Flores, and AJ Fosik. Not to mention some new blood like Bristol phenom: Ian Francis. (Pictured above) Opening reception: […]

Seen on the Streets: Ellis G.

Brooklyn chalk artist extraordinaire Ellis G. went to town on Santa Monica Blvd. last night as part of “From the Streets of Brooklyn” (teased and previewed) opening 7pm tonight at Thinkspace. His chalk etchings capture the shadows of everyday street objects and their surrounding environment. Anything that casts a shadow is fair game: bikes, fences, lightposts, and even full city blocks. Ellis G’s former graffiti writing background is apparent in the precise execution of his work. His lines are clean, performed with long, confident pulls. […]

Openings: Ron English/Alex Pardee @ Fifty24SF

Ron English’s “Mythographic Vicissitudes” (previewed) and Alex Pardee’s “Letters From Digested Children” opened last night at Fifty24SF. English reinterpreted some “myths” with this body of work showing off his skills by utilizing different styles of painting.  Alex Pardee took on the serious topic of missing children by creating a body of work showing children who are eaten by monsters. AM friend Rhinomilk was able to stop by and snap some pics for our readers. Photos after the jump.

Teaser: Stella Im Hultberg/Andrew Hem @ Roq La Rue

Here is a little taste of what’s to come as we look ahead to February.  One of the highlights will be a two-person show of Stella Im Hultberg and Andrew Hem opening on the 13th at Roq La Rue. Seen above is a shot of some works in progress from Stella’s studio.  It’s hard to tell exactly, but looks as though she will be continuing her works on canvas.  It will be interesting to see what she has in store as she is continuing to […]

Setup: From the Streets of Brooklyn @ Thinkspace

Continuing our coverage of “From the Streets of Brooklyn” (teased) at Thinkspace opening this Friday, January 9th, AM stopped by the gallery to check out the progress of the installations and to give our readers a peek at some additional pieces featured in the show. Put simply, what we saw was enamoring. With three amazing installations, Ellis G. chalking the streets, and pieces reminiscent of a stroll down a few Brooklyn blocks, including works from heavy-hitters Faile, AIKO, Bast, Elbow-Toe, Gaia, Imminent Disaster, Swoon, and many […]

Preview: 15 Years of New Image Art

Some 15 years ago, Marsea Goldberg launched New Image Art, and in doing so, helped foster the alternative/low-brow/street art scene we all know and love today. To celebrate the gallery’s crystal anniversary, New Image is having a special show January 24 of an illustrious selection of artists whose work has graced its walls over the years. The roster includes such notables as Barry McGee, Clare Rojas, Ed, Templeton, Chris Johanson, Thomas Campbell, Shepard Fairey, Jim Houser, Jeff Soto, Swoon, Faile, David Ellis, Bast, Aiko, Os […]

Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” – Smithsonian: National Portrait Gallery

Probably the most ubiquitous and iconic image from President-elect Barack Obama’s election campaign enters into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian at the National Portrait Gallery. Appropriately, they plan to hang it up on inauguration day. The purchase was made possible through the generosity of Heather and Tony Podesta who donated money to acquire the art work.  Congrats Shepard. Keep it locked here, as AM will be on hand to cover the inauguration, Manifest Hope, and all the related festivities. Via UsaToday Discuss Shepard Fairey […]

Releases: The Empire’s State – Nick Walker

Black Rat Press will be exhibiting at the London Art Fair (Jan 13-18) where they will be showing works by Swoon, Matt Small, Lucas Price, Asha Zero, Brian Adam Douglas, D*Face and Nick Walker.  Also garnering significant interest is the new print “The Empires’s State” by Nick Walker from his “The Morning After” series.  The release will on January 13th (6 pm) at the fair, but there will also be an online option for those who are overseas and can’t make it. Details after the […]