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Previews: David Stoupakis – “SALEM” @ Copro Gallery

On March 19th, SALEM will open at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles, a three person show featuring former death-row inmate and New York Times bestselling author Damien Echols, along with surrealist painters & illustrators David Stoupakis and menton3. Choosing a subject matter that is suited to their dark imagery, the three members of their newly formed collective, The Hand, will present new work that deal with the Salem witch trials that took place in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. Take a look at some of the paintings Stoupakis has contributed […]
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Streets: Waone / Interesni Kazki (Varkala, India)

Not long after the duo’s US debut show (covered), Interesni Kazki’s Waone flew to Varkala, India, where he painted his first black and white mural. The Ukrainian artist, known for his surreal public works, colorful paintings, and elaborate drawings, was able to fulfill his goal of creating a B&W mural, resulting in this striking wall being painted on a local rooftop with the help of his family and friends. Waone fell in love with the lines of rare engravings when he visited the library at the St. Ottilien Abbey in Germany back […]
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Previews: Barry McGee @ MC06, Monster Children, Sydney

Eleven years since his last Australian solo show, Barry McGee returns “down under” for a one night event. In conjunction with RVCA, this Thursday night, the 17th of March, Sydney’s Monster Children magazine will be opening (and closing) his exclusive solo show at their exhibition space MC06 in Camperdown. For this show, McGee will be exhibiting an extremely limited edition display of new works, including a series of painted surfboards and smaller works on paper. All the pieces on display will be on sale that night with a percentage of profits […]
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Previews – Quam Odunsi – “HOLLYWOOD” – The Art Of Elysium

Curated by one of our own here at AM, Khoi Nguyen, a one-night only exhibition from photographer Quam Odunsi will open on March 31st in Los Angeles (3278 Wilshire Blvd). Entitled Hollywood, the show is presented by The Art of Elysium with proceeds to benefit the nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of artists and critically ill children. The body of work on display was created using a vintage camera and then housed in an acrylic award case with the idea that despite the controversy with the […]
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Releases: KAWS – “Man’s Best Friend” Print Set

Pace Prints just announced their newest print release with KAWS. Man’s Best Friend is a monumental set of 10 black and white screenprints, similar to the installation shown at his 2014 show at Honor Fraser Gallery (covered). Based on Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts, the prints are KAWS’ take on the popular cartoon. By combining macro views of lines that comprise of the forms of Snoopy, Woodstock and friends, along with his signature XX, the Brooklyn-based artist created appealing abstract images. Five prints are produced in a “regular” black on white colorway, and five are negatives, like […]
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Rewind: Feb 12 – March 15

Bringing back the Rewind feature this week, we are sharing some art related videos that you might find interesting. First up is the trailer for an amazing upcoming film Loving Vincent on the turbulent life of Vincent Van Gogh. The project features 12 hand-made oil paintings per second that were created in the style of the renowned painter with one hour of film equaling 43,200 paintings. Other notable videos include: Interview with Felipe Pantone about his new book. The WK Interact – Pistorius project video released. Rime […]
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Preview: “Cat Art Show 2″ @ Think Tank Gallery

From March 24-27, shortly after closing their cake-themed installation and special programing (covered), Think Tank Gallery in Los Angeles will be hosting the sequel group exhibition to 2014’s Cat Art Show. Over 70 artists including Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, C215, Adam Wallacavage, Tim Biskup, Kozyndan, Luke Chueh, Brandi Milne, Natalia Fabia, Travis Lampe, Cyrcle., Jean Pierre Arboleda (seen above) and Edwin Ushiro will be contributing pieces inspired by their feline friends. A portion of the proceeds from artwork sales will go to Kitten Rescue in Atwater Village.                   […]
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Previews: Jan Kaláb “Pulso Cromático” @ Fabien Castanier Gallery

Jan Kalab (interviewed) is continuing to present his unique works around the world. After events in Miami, Prague and Berlin, he is currently in Colombia where he will be opening Pulso Cromático at Fabien Castanier Gallery in Bogota, on March 17th. For this show, he prepared a new body of work introducing his continuing experiments with geo shapes – mainly circles. Playing with one of the most basic and perfect shapes, he is using it as a focal element of his abstract paintings, applying it as the format of his custom shaped pieces and even deconstructing the classic canvas […]
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Showing: Brian Willmont – “Chaos and Wild Again” @ Vicori + Mo

Victori + Mo gallery in New York is currently showing Chaos and Wild Again by local artist Brian Willmont. Along with working with him on a solo exhibition, the gallery also recently successfully introduced his work with a booth at the Volta Art Fair during Armory Week in New York. The new work is based on combining the aspects of trompe l’oeil and airbrush in a unique style of graphic abstraction. This concept culminates with a wallpaper installation in which two canvas works are incorporated. The combination of the two styles is accomplished with stencils prepared […]
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Overtime: March 7 – March 13

More stories from the week that ended March 13 (click on bolded words for more information): Ben Davis writes about the opening exhibition at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. Christopher Knight also has a review for the LA Times. RIP: Tamuna Sirbiladze, who passed away at the age of 45 due to cancer. RIP: Robert Redbird, who passed away at the age of 76 after an extended illness. RIP: Pirro Cuniberti, who passed away at the age of 92. RIP: Fred Holland, who passed March 5 in Columbus Ohio. RIP: Marty […]