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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.
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Baby Tattooville ’14: Art Jam!

Bringing together 14 accomplished and sought after artists in the lowbrow art world is not easily done, and a feat worth noting all on its own. But having those artists collaborate on a single piece of art, creating it in a day and a half, then have prints signed and distributed all within a weekend is nothing short of miraculous. AM was on hand to catch the entire process, from the blank canvas to the last ten minutes when the piece was laid flat to allow […]
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Showing: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Rainy Day with a Chance of Sun” @ Hellion Gallery

Last week, Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) opened a solo at the Hellion Gallery in Portland entitled Rainy Day with a Chance of Sun. After seeing some studio shots of some of the small originals and sculptural pieces he was working on, it was nice to finally visualize how the LA-based artist assembled and clustered them together. Take a  look at more installation shots of fresh work below… Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
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Showing: Sam Falls @ Hannah Hoffman Gallery

Now showing through October 25th at the Hannah Hoffman Gallery in Los Angeles is a new body of work from Sam Falls, whose sculptural pieces were also recently displayed MetroTech Center in Brooklyn (covered). What interests fans of this young LA-based artist with a rising star is not just the imagery he produces but his methodology behind it. For these new “paintings,” Falls gathered vegetation from his current house in Venice (palm fronds, birds of paradise), his childhood home in Vermont (ferns), and the woods around his other residence in […]
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Streets: Liqen, Don John, Fintan Magee, Interesni Kazki, Jaz, Alexis Diaz for WE AArt (Part II)

Last month, we brought you a look at the murals Aryz, Escif, and Kenor, painted for the WE AArt festival in Aalborg, Denmark. There were other artists who filled out the roster for this phase of the project that will be ongoing for the next several years including Liqen (seen above), Don John, Fintan Magee, Interesni Kazki, Jaz, and Alexis Diaz. Here is a look at their contributions… Photo credit: Henrik Haven.