Fans of Barry McGee in Texas will be happy to know the installation of his latest museum show is already underway for the opening this weekend. Held at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, site of the KAWS show a year ago (covered), the exhibition will feature much of what the influential San Francisco-based artist is known for. We can’t wait to see what else was shipped over in the Twist van (below) besides the panels seen above . Discuss Barry McGee here.
This Saturday night (March 30th), the Thinkspace Gallery will hold a one night only (5-9 pm) event raise awareness & funding for the purpose & progression of the Oceanic Awareness Collaboration, which provides underprivileged kids with scholarships to attend CIMI Marine Biology Camp on Catalina Island. You can check out the eclectic list of artists here, but here are a few names you may recognize – Adam Wallacavage, Caitlin Hackett, Chaz Bojorquez, Cleon Peterson, Dan Quintana, Jacub Gagnon, Marco Zamora, Mark Warren Jacques, Pedro Matos, [...]
We’ve been long time followers of Matt Small here at AM, so we read news of a new two person show in London with anticipation. The Way We Were pairs the locally based artist with Swansea-based Fran Williams, and opens at Signal Gallery on 28th March, with a preview evening scheduled for Wednesday the 27th. This is the first time we have come across Fran’s work, and her figurative work seems to be a good fit with Small’s own uniquely styled portraiture – his heavily [...]
Skalitzers Contemporary Art recently presented all new works from Vhils entitled Dissolve at a location in Sydney. For Mr. Farto’s first exhibition in Australia, the versatile street artist has produced works utilizing a a range of materials as you will see in the photos below. Rounding out the exhibition was an mural outside (seen above) featuring Jack Mundey, a distinguished Australian union and environmental activist from the area. Photo credit: Outdoor mural – baddogwhiskas, all others via the gallery. Discuss Vhils here.
On March 30th, Michael Kohn Gallery will inaugurate their new project space (dubbed Michael Kohn Projects) at 7270 Beverly Blvd with a solo showing from Marion Peck. The LA-based pop surrealist painter, wife of Mark Ryden, has eleven new works to share collectively entitled Animals, placing her creatures in “various situations and often anthropomorphized to reflect human emotion and mental states.” Here are couple preview images to tide you over until Saturday night. Discuss this show here. Discuss Marion Peck here.
A little while back, AM attended the opening for WK Interact’s mid-career survey at Jonathan LeVine’s pop-up outpost. Entitled WK 360 (previewed), this all-inclusive exhibition collected artwork from the past 25 years by the notable French-born & New York-based street artist’s storied career. From indoor to outdoor, WK has always fascinated us with two aspects of his art. The first is his ability to capture the kinetic energy through his motion driven works and the the second is his intricate and equally creative street “contraptions” that are [...]
Upstart Spanish street sensation Aryz has been very busy working on outdoor murals since he burst onto the scene a couple years ago. With his focus on the streets, he hasn’t had much time to transition to gallery work (see his 2011 show in Spain), so it will be interesting to see his solo coming up April 19th at Fifty24SF in San Francisco which will apparently might include some sculptural pieces as well. Follow his instagram here to get more glimpses of what to expect. [...]
Mel Kadel recently collaborated on a fun little project with Jim Dirschberger (animation) & Andreas Trolf (words) entitled Homemade Horse. The humorous short brings to life imagery from Kadel’s oeuvre built around musings on the nature of different “horses” of the real and imaginary worlds. Take a look below… Via Juxtapoz. Discuss Mel Kadel here.
On March 22, Milk Studios in Hollywood was the site of the VIP opening preview of Charming Baker’s solo exhibition Lie Down I Think I Love You. The artist’s largest show to date explored the unpredictable nature of love through 20 paintings, as well an over-sized sculptural installation of a plastic toy passenger plane, prints, and other sculptures. Big names within the art world came to view the new body of work, including Hammer Museum Board of Trustees member Kevin Wall, Hammer Museum’s David Morehouse, [...]
For those who haven’t had a chance to visit David Choe’s “batcave,” here is an in-depth look courtesy of MOCAtv. Along with studio where he does his painting, the complex also acts as a garage, radio station, bachelor pad, and bonus level. Take a look at the video below as Choe gives a guided tour of the space including his unusually sparse bedroom where he sleeps with a modified AR-15. Discuss David Choe here.