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ComplexCon ’16: First Look

This past weekend, our friends at Complex held their first ever “pop culture world fair” in Los Angeles and it was pretty spectacular. Entitled ComplexCon, the inaugural convention gathered some of the top creative minds in the respective fields of fashion, music, culinary fare and of course art to create a unique two day event to satisfy even the most adventurous individual. The staff at AM had the run of the Long Beach Convention Center and there were more events & exhibits than we could […]

Studio Visit: Remi Rough

We stopped by the studio of Remi Rough while he prepared for his upcoming solo show entitled Post at the Speerstra Gallery in Switzerland. Since his first gallery exhibition in 1989, the British artist has successfully transitioned from his early graffiti style to create his own abstract geometrical language, recognisable regardless of its form, whether  large scale murals or gallery works. Opening on the 12th of November, the exhibition will feature nineteen new works on paper and canvas. Remi Rough will redefine the idea of space and invite the viewer […]

Upcoming: Joe Sorren – “from Inside” @ KP Projects

On November 12th, Joe Sorren (featured) will be opening a new show at KP Projects in entitled from Inside. Fans in Los Angeles will get a rare chance to witness the Madrid-based artist’s masterful brushwork and complex layers of his surreal imagery, full of vibrant colors and emotive energy. He further explains the new paintings – “When approaching this body of work, I was interested in playing with the dichotomy between application of paint as well the imagery that evolves from that application. Because brushstrokes are tiny […]

Openings: “Juxtapoz x Superflat” @ Vancouver Art Gallery

Three months since its debut at the Seattle Art Fair (covered), the Juxtapoz x Superflat group show co-curated by Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco and Takashi Murakami opened on the November 5th at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Staying on view until February 5th, the programming included a mixture of talks, lectures, tours, and special guests. The original idea of the showcase was to expand Takashi’s original Superflat theory by including the artists who have been in the pages of the popular arts & culture magazine for the last 22 years. Building on what was on view in Seattle, this showing further […]

Releases: Ed Templeton – “One Picture Book #95 : Memories of the Salt…”

World renowned artist, photographer and skateboarder (or the other way around), Ed Templeton, recently released a new book of photographs with Nazraeli Press. Memories of the Salt… takes us along on a 5-day family roadtrip from Pismo Beach to San Francisco via Santa Cruz, through black-and-white and color photographs. This release is the 95th book in the publisher’s One Picture Book series which aims to make original artwork affordable. The uniformly designed, modestly-sized hardcover book, comprising 16 pages serves as a “canvas” for the artist to […]

Releases: Glennray Tutor – “Trio (Dreams Can Come True)” Print

American painter Glennray Tutor (interviewed) released his first ever limited edition print on November 4th, exclusively through Supersonic Art Gallery. Trio (Dreams Can Come True) is a classic example of his recent photorealistic metaphorical paintings that look at dimensions beyond our realization. Considered to be part of the photorealism art movement, Tutor has been painting almost exclusively still life’s since the 1980s. Composing images with the small commonplace artifacts of daily life, often nostalgic items such as glass jars, bottles, toys, and especially fireworks or marbles, […]

Overtime: Oct 31 – Nov 6

More stories from the week that ended Nov 6 (click on bolded words for more information): Alex Da Corte – A Man Full of Trouble show opens at Maccarone Gallery in New York. Norcia’s Basilica of San Benedetto among historic cultural sites destroyed by latest Italian earthquake. LAPD investigating Boyle Heights gallery vandalism as possible hate crimes sparked by gentrification fight. How Israel’s Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev declared war on the art world. The bizarre fake death and resurrection of Gaetano Pesce. Ottawa police begin […]

Showing: RETNA x SF Opera – “Aida”

After working with the Legion of Honor on an Egyptian exhibition (covered), RETNA’s (featured) recently took the role of the artistic designer for another Bay Area institution, the SF Opera. Again like with the exhibition, the choice of the infamous Los Angeles graffiti writer’s imagery as the backdrop was a bold but interesting decision as his script takes influence from hieroglyphics which matches up well with the current production of Aida, Verdi’s famous opera set in Egypt. Take a look at the stunning visuals as well as video interview […]

Benefits / Releases: Nick Walker – “Bridges” / TMA Brooklyn @ Beyond Art

On November 15th, Nick Walker (interviewed) will bring back his signature The Morning After (TMA) series with a fresh new body of work to be unveiled in NYC. There will be five iconic paintings, each to pay homage to the legendary bridges that connect New York City. Working along with Billboard4 & Beyond Art Creative, the UK street artist has chosen TMA Brooklyn as the print release for this event. Those lucky enough to have recently visited New York may have already seen the image (above) on the streets near East Village (64 […]

Showing: Lucy Sparrow – “Shoplifting” @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery

On November 3rd, Lawrence Alkin Gallery opened Shoplifting, a new solo show by felt sculpture artist Lucy Sparrow. Inspired by the artist’s time spent working in a supermarket, the show will include a new range of daily products recreated as hand-crafted felt items. The “criminally good exhibition” focuses the spotlight on one of the most common everyday criminal acts – shoplifting aka the “five finger discount.” Taking a humorous look at themes of theft, the exhibition will include the most frequently robbed items in the UK as a commentary on types of people […]