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Preview: Rob Sato – “Curses” @ Martha Otero Gallery

Opening on Saturday, September 20 is the first solo show by gallery artist Rob Sato at Martha Otero. The LA-based artist will exhibit to his home-town audience mainly works on paper, but will also include baseballs (he played the sport as a kid) and sketchbooks. The presentation will tie personal, fictional, and historical narratives that the artist processes into his own visual aesthetic to explore his own ideas of memory, space, and time. One highlight of the show is Sato’s epic project Five Movements For […]
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Showing: Kelly Vivanco – “Peculiar Tides” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Yesterday, AM stopped by Thinkspace Gallery to take a look at the new body of work from Kelly Vivanco. Entitled Peculiar Tides, the fresh paintings worked off a nautical theme where her characters are situated in seaside or underwater environments. Completing the whimsical nature of the show was an installation of ship sculptures (seen above) on a wall of waves, where some of the creatures seen in her work can be seen piloting the vessels. Discuss this show here. Discuss Kelly Vivanco here.
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Preview / Streets: O.Two – ‘Flux’ @ Winterlong Galerie

London based abstract artist O.Two is currently in France painting a commissioned wall at a large concert venue in La Rochelle and he sent us along a few progress pictures of the piece coming together. The mural combines his typographically inclined abstract stylings with figurative elements – somewhat of a first for him. Also known as James Carey, O.Two is combining the trip with an exhibition at Winterlong Galerie set to open this Thursday, September 18th entitled Flux. The show will feature 10 new paintings […]
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Openings: KAWS – “Clean Slate” @ Harbour City (Hong Kong)

Right on the heals of a successful opening of his solo in Los Angeles (covered), KAWS has returned for a second engagement at Harbour City in Hong Kong. The star of the event was a new sculptural installation featuring a cluster of his signature companion figures entitled Clean Slate, situated in the Ocean Terminal forecourt where his previous massive Passing Through companion could be seen back in 2010 (covered). Complementing this was the New York-based artist’s imagery all along the corridor leading into the shopping complex […]
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Recap: Nuart Festival (Part 2) – Streets

If you enjoyed the indoor work that some of the artists put in for this year’s Nuart Festival, you will definitely want an update on what they created on their primary canvas – the streets. Participants this year included Andreco, Borondo (seen above), DotDotDot, Etam Cru, Fra.Biancoshock, Icy & Sot, John Fekner, Levalet, M-City, Martin Whatson, Mathieu Tremblin, ±MAISMENOS±, Spy, Strøk, and Tilt. Enjoy all the shots below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven, Nuart, and the artists.
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Jen & Paul’s One Stop Shopping Souvenir City And Chelsea Bus Tours

What happens when you blend the New York Sight Seeing Tours, Crazy Gideon, Beverly Hills Star Maps and Exit Through the Gift Shop? You get Jen & Paul’s Bus Tours – this season’s hilarious & unique spoof on the New York art scene. Using a double decker bus, Brooklyn artist duo Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw present their view on how to bring the circus that is the Chelsea art scene to the people. The project entitled  “Jen & Paul’s One Stop Shopping Souvenir City And Chelsea Bus Tours” invites Chelsea […]
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Openings: Jenny Morgan – “The Golden Hour” @ Plus Gallery

AM was on hand for Jenny Morgan’s 13th solo, The Golden Hour, at Denver’s Plus Gallery. The buzz around the exhibition was palpable with Morgan being on the cover of the August issue of Juxtapoz. The fact that this is a homecoming of sorts (she studied art at The Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design and had interned at the gallery) made the show even more high energy. When viewing the eight new works, the most marked change is a color palette relying more on yellow, orange and red gradients to […]
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Upcoming: “Giants Among Us” @ CHG Circa

This Saturday, September 20, a group show entitled Giants Among Us will be opening at Culver City’s CHG Circa. Artists including Anita Kunz, Andrew Brandou, Armando Marino, Benjamin Bryce Kelley, Billy Norrby, Christofer Kochs, David Stoupakis, Eric Joyner (seen above), Joe Fenton, John Brophy, Dave Kinsey, Korin Faught, Maria Kreyn, Matt Rota, Sarah Folkman, Selena Wong, So Youn Lee, and Van Arno were asked to examine the role of the giant in modern times. We have all been fascinated by the idea of super sized […]
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Streets: DALeast (Portland)

After recently sharing murals from the Forest For The Trees event with you (here & here), we now bring you one of the final walls being painted this year for the nonprofit public art project. The stunning new piece rendered in the South Africa-based artist’s signature aesthetic is entitled Persistent Parabola and features a wave playing with a cargo ship and falling crates. Dal states his primary influence for this wall as an old Chinese proverb – “water can carry a boat, it can also turn […]
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Upcoming: MondoCon 2014

On September 20 & 21 in Austin, coinciding with the first weekend of Fantastic Fest, the first ever MondoCon will be opening their doors. The event will bring together artists, designers, toy creators, filmmakers, and composers to celebrate film, music, and art with panels, screenings, print releases, art shows, exclusive toy releases, live screen printing, and more. You can look at the complete program here, which includes Daniel Danger (interviewed) as one of the exhibitors and who will be releasing some limited editions (one of which […]