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Openings: José Parlá – “IN MEDIAS RES” @ Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

Brooklyn-based artist José Parlá recently opened his latest show at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery. Entitled IN MEIA RES, this fresh body of work is a reflection on the artist’s life. From his Cuban descent and childhood,  to his younger days as an artists working both indoors & out, to his global travels abroad, Parlá uses paintings, sculptures and murals to convey a reflection of his history through his striking style. This show will be up until October 15th so make sure to stop by if you’re fortunate enough to be […]
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Releases: Ed Templeton – “Wayward Cognitions” Book

Ed Templeton recently released his latest photography book titled Wayward Cognitions, published by Thomas Campbell’s Um Yeah Arts, showing 20 years worth of capturing street life in it’s purest, rawest form. The skateboarding legend, artist and photographer, whose books such as Teenage Smokers and Teenage Kissers influenced a whole generation of young photographers, this time published a book that isn’t capturing or  exploring a certain theme, but gives a good peek inside his extensive archives. Documenting the behind-the=scenes of skateboarding, alternative life styles, teenagers, general public, religious lunatics, homeless, drunks, and […]
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Upcoming: Égrégore @ Yves Laroche

Starting on October 30th, Yves Laroche in Montreal will be hosting a massive group exhibition entitled Égrégore. The term refers to a kind of group mind which is created when people consciously come together for a common purpose and was used in relation to the Montreal Surrealists, best known as Les Automatistes in the 40s. The resurrection of the idea in relation to geography and purpose is definitely appropriate to this show which will run through December 20th. Participating artists include SHAG, Van Arno, Anthony Ausgang, Liam […]
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Openings: Conor Harrington – “Eat And Delete” @ Lazarides Popup (New York)

Conor Harrington’s (interviewed) run in New York City included not only outdoor works (here & here), but also culminated in a riveting exhibition in SOHO. Entitled Eat and Delete, this show continued the previous themes from the Irish artist’s 2012 solo Dead Meat (covered). With 10 large-scale canvases alongside 5 unique portraits, Harringon keeps his artistic investigation going on the historic European superpowers and exposes the hypocrisy of their empire because of the status and wealth accrued through leas than savory means. The UK-based artist utilizes a unique […]
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Openings: Wayne White – “Invisible Ruler” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

On September 11th, AM attended the solo from Los Angeles-based artist Wayne White at New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery. Entitled Invisible Ruler, the new body of work includes his signature word paintings showing alongside a series on paper he created during a residency at the Rauschenberg Foundation. Completing the exhibition was a group of 15 foot kinetic sculptures, hand constructed from cardboard, highlighting his talents from a time back when he worked on production design for Pee-wee’s Playhouse from which he has won three Emmy Awards. […]
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Openings: Usugrow – “Inkflow” @ Fifty24SF

Over the weekend, Fifty24SF hosted the opening for Usugrow’s new solo up in the Bay Area. Featuring his calligraphy on the walls as well in the pieces for sale, Inkflow marks his return to the San Francisco art scene after showing there in 2007 and participating in a group show with his Shinganist crew back in 2009 (covered). The Japanese artist was also on hand to sign a new book titled USUGROW: Works 2007-2013 in association with Upper Playground. Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. Discuss Usugrow here.
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Studio Visits / Previews: 100taur – “Monsters In My Closet” @ Artoyz

Following his group shows in the US and recent installation at the Toulouse Museum in France, we visited the cabinet of curiosities of lowbrow artist 100taur in Toulouse ahead of his upcoming solo show ‘Monsters in my closet’ at the Artoyz gallery in Paris. The French artist’s work is multidisciplinary and his creativity expands from graffiti, paintings, drawings, engraving to sculpture, installations and taxidermy. His sources of inspiration come from Greek mythology, hybrid creatures like Chiron, known for his kindness, knowledge and skills with medicine, but also Japanese […]
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Studio Visits / Previews: Alex Gross – “Future Tense” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Tomorrow night (October 9th) at the 557C W. 23rd St. location of Jonathan LeVine Gallery  in New York, a new solo from Alex Gross (interviewed) will be opening. Entitled Future Tense, the new body of work continues to explore mankind’s place in a changing world overcome with advertising, propaganda, and new technology. Along with sublime new oil paintings that explore themes of consumerism and the inundation of media in our lives, Gross will also be contributing another selection of his popular cabinet card works. A new monograph, featuring 40 […]
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Baby Tattooville ’14: Gift Bags

Even though Baby Tattooville founder Bob Self explained that his vision for the gift bags is that they are “souvenirs of a remarkable weekend,” any visitors would say they are much more than that. They are a bounty of remarkable art, including 3 foot by 4 foot signed giclee print of the Art Jam painting, original pieces from Joe Sorren, Jeff Soto, Eric Fortune, Miss Mindy and Brian Smith. In total, there are more than twenty items including limited edition prints, vinyl figures, books, original […]
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Streets: Shepard Fairey (Toronto)

After a recent set of murals realized in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philly, New York, Berlin, and Johannesburg, the tour concluded in Toronto for Shepard Fairey (featured) and the Obey crew. Some of the main pieces were created at the The Gladstone Hotel & Tattoo if you are local and want to hunt these down. The multi-city festivities were arranged by Hennessy in honor of the bottle Shep designed for them (covered). More photos below… Photo credit: Jon Furlong. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.