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Teaser: Tin @ Black Maria Gallery

Here is a little teaser painting called “Push” from Tin’s upcoming show at Black Maria Gallery on February 7th.  Five lucky collectors will be purchasing five deluxe print sets from the show featuring an 1 original 8×10 detailed drawing (pastel on paper),  3 prints on the deckled edge paper, and another original drawing that will be painted directly on the box top. Each print set will be housed in a custom made solid wood box that is hand finished and has a sliding top.  There […]

Teaser: Mark Ryden @ Tomio Koyama

One of the artists that most impressed us at Art Basel, Mark Ryden, is set to show in one of Japan’s most prestigious galleries Tomio Koyama in February. The show is entitled “Snow Yak,” and from the looks of things, Mark is continuing with “snowy white” as his color palette that we saw at the Tomio Koyama booth at Art Basel (here).  We obtained a few teaser images to whet your appetite til the show opens next month in Tokyo. Stay tuned as AM has […]

Openings: Deth P. Sun @ Rowan Morrison

Oakland artist Deth P. Sun had his first solo show in his hometown since 2002 yesterday entitled “This Too Shall Pass” at the Rowan Morrison Gallery. Especially eye catching was the wall of small paintings carefully fitted together seen above. The exhibition closes on February 14th with the release of his first published book, “I See It All.” The 64-page book replicates the sequence, size and paper-weight of one of Sun’s moleskin journals. Openings pics after the jump.

Releases: The Call I – Josh Keyes

As anticipated, it was announced that Josh Keyes’ next print will be of his piece from Art Basel Week, “The Call I.”  As demand for his work has skyrocketed, it has been increasingly harder for collectors to get their hands on his prints, let alone his originals. Well, here is a chance for a “easy” purchase hopefully as this will be the large edition release for the year with a sign & numbered run of 750. These will be an archival giclee on embossed hahnemuhle […]

Openings: From the Streets of Brooklyn @ Thinkspace

Thinkspace and Ad Hoc Art pulled out all the stops for the opening of “From the Streets of Brooklyn” (teased and previewed) and Los Angeles was out in full force, packing the gallery to the brim to scope out the work from Brooklyn’s best graf writers, wheatpasters, muralists, and stencilers. For most patrons, this was their first opportunity to see the work of AIKO, Bast, Chris Stain, Dan Witz, Elbow-Toe, Faile, Skewville, Swoon, Thundercut, and the other participating artists in person. Also on display were three amazing […]

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.