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Openings: Draw @ Shooting Gallery SF

The mother of all drawing shows opened last weekend at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco.  Featuring drawings from over 400 artists, the DRAW show is definitely one of the largest of its kind featuring artists we are all familiar with.  The exhibition started in 2006 at Fuse Gallery in NY, then to SXSW in 2007, and last year it was held at StolenSpace in London.  Make sure you stop by for a look if you are in the bay area but if you aren’t, […]

Video: Inside the Studio of Jeff Koons

Fresh off his successful show at the Palace of Versailles, Jeff Koons is already busy working on upcoming exhibitions at the Tate Modern. Tateshots has a behind the scenes studio visit & interview of the blue chip artist in his sleek New York studio. Jeff discusses his upcoming plans and gives a tour of his awesome “factory” to give viewers a peek of how his tremendous and detailed sculptures are created. The video gives the viewer a sneak preview at what’s in store this year, as Jeff will be showing at the Tate Modern as part […]

Teaser: Mark Brown – “The Lost MacGuffin” @ Gallery 1988 LA

Here is a little teaser image for Mark Brown’s show coming up at the end of this month.  As a promising emerging artist, we are pleased to see him get his first solo show, entitled “The Lost MacGuffin,” opening April 28th at Gallery 1988 (LA).  Expect the usual cast of characters thrown together in complex and frenetic combinations with a touch of symbolism. Hear a little about this painting as well as the show in the artist’s own words after the jump…

Studio Visits/Video: Judith Supine

AM last showed you street artist Judith Supine’s colorful psychedelic imagery with the unveiling of his massive 18 x 16′ kinetic sculpture piece at the 15 Years of New Image Art show back in January. Curious as to what he’s been up to, the multi-talented Dante Ross recently paid his friend a visit at his home studio where we got a good look at Supine’s recent work in progress. Some pieces look slated for the street and others for gallery shows. Either way, we’re interested […]

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

Tessar Lo made his solo exhibition debut this past Saturday with “Future Perfect” (previewed) at LeBasse Projects. Lo certainly impressed with this latest series of dream-like paintings which represents his exploration of “independence and hope for my personal history. Accepting my humanity is to understand that my existence partially relies on others. Though I’d want to know what it’s like to not rely on, need or respond to anyone but myself, no man is an island.” The show also features a notable installation from Lo […]

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

Brandi Milne’s “Run Rabbit, Run” (previewed) opened this past Friday, April 10th at Thinkspace Gallery. There was a very unique, fun-filled vibe to this show. Those who attended the exhibition opening were treated to a wonderful new series of work and the chance to participate in Brandi’s “Easter Egg Hunt”. Throughout most of the night, plastic easter egg hunt eggs were placed in random places inside and outside of Thinkspace gallery. More photos after the jump…

Shepard Fairey “Supply & Demand” Museum Retrospective to Travel

It seems that Shepard’s recent drama with the AP and Boston’s finest doesn’t phase the higher-ups in the Contemporary Art world. AM has learned that Shepard Fairey’s debut solo museum exhibition “Supply and Demand,” which opened (covered) at the Boston ICA in February, will be traveling to at least two other museums. It is confirmed that after closing in Boston in August, the retrospective show is scheduled to go to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh (October 2009 – February 2010) and then to the Lois & Richard Rosenthal […]

Walrus TV Video: Jose “Ease” Parla

Walrus TV is continuing to release their excellent series of interviews.  This time, they have for us an older video with José Parlá from probably ’06 ahead of his upcoming show in Hong Kong (more coverage to follow). This video clip is taken from a film from Shaun Roberts and Joey Garfield called “The Run Up,” and in it, Parlá talks about the influences of his brother, his nickname “Ease,” and his technique of emulating deteriorating wall surfaces in his paintings. He even throws in […]

Openings: Sylvia Ji – “Haute Epoch” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Sylvia Ji (interviewed) presented her latest exhibition, “Haute Epoch”, at Corey Helford Gallery, last Saturday, April 11th. It has been about a year since we last saw Sylvia at Corey Helford Gallery and the great anticipation for her show was clear Saturday night. The gallery was at full capacity throughout the night and the line waiting to enter the gallery stretched to the end of the block. This wait was definitely not in vain, as Sylvia treated everyone to an amazing exhibition. Take a look […]

Teaser: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Hello and Goodbye” @ LeBasse Projects

Yoskay Yamamoto’s (interviewed) show “Hello and Goodbye” is set to open next month, May 9th at LeBasse Projects in Culver City. We are looking forward to larger paintings and some sculptures from Mr. Yamamoto for this solo as well as some installation pieces. Take a look at one of the sculptures after the jump…