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Openings: Cleon Peterson – “The Brinksman” @ Guerrero Gallery

Last Saturday evening, Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco hosted the opening of Cleon Peterson’s latest solo exhibition entitled The Brinksman. The paintings in the show bring you into a world put on the brink through corruption and violence by figures that are motivated by their own selfish needs. His color palette and use of dominating dark shadows show a window of what it feels like to let immorality rot away our society. Check out photos of opening night after the jump…

Ryan McGinley x Sienna Miller for Vogue UK

With his aesthetic continuing to gain traction in the world of fashion, this newest project from Ryan McGinley was commissioned by Vogue UK. Shooting model Sienna Miller for the magazine’s April issue, the New York-based photographer utilized some of his signature looks such as the play of motion & focus, nude portraiture with birds, and explosive techniques. The resulting work shows the effervescent beauty captured perfectly with his lens for a fresh and vivid set of pics. Pick up the issue to take a look for […]

Openings: Henry Lewis & Lango Oliveira – “Neon Knights” @ 111 Minna

Last Friday, 111 Minna hosted the opening reception for two tattoo artists, Henry Lewis and Lango Oliveria from the renowned San Francisco-based studio Skull & Sword. The show featured an array of drawings and paintings in various sizes and mediums, as well as a few collaborative works. Henry Lewis’s artwork tends to breath new life into more antiquated/classic imagery, while Lango’s take the view into another dimension embedded in mythology where beasts roam the world. More photos from the opening from The Sciolist after the […]

Studio Visit / Preview: Armsrock – “Stedfortrædere” @ MOHS Exhibit

After a showing in Århus in February, Armsrock (interviewed) continues the tour of his native country with an exhibition in Copenhagen at MOHS Exhibit. Entitled Stedfortrædere (translated to Delegates), the joint show in Denmark opening on March 16th will also feature the work of Sif Itona Westerberg. AM recently stopped by the painter’s studio to get a look at the new body of work. Photo credit: Henrik Haven for Arrested Motion. Discuss Armsrock here.

Streets: Bumblebee – “Somewhere I’d Rather Bee” (Los Angeles)

The latest mural by Bumblebee, part of his ongoing series highlighting the plight of children affected by homelessness, has gone up in Los Angeles.  Titled Somewhere I’d Rather Bee, it ostensibly depicts a boy playing in the streets, appearing to lounge away the day, just playing with his paper airplane.  However, the reality could be that the boy, laying on the side of the street,  is preoccupied with his imagination, dreaming about a place where his plane could possibly take him, away from his current […]

Openings: “Rammellzee: The Equation” @ Suzanne Geiss Company

Last week, the Suzanne Geiss Company in New York presented their inaugural exhibition RAMMELLZEE: THE EQUATION. The late graffiti and performance artist’s work was heavily based on his various theories, especially his vision of battle between letters and their symbolic warfare against any standardizations enforced by the rules of the alphabet. Coming from this world he created and featured in this exhibition are the Letter Racers, spacecraft like sculptures created from found objects which represented the letters A to Z and hung stunningly from the […]

Armory Week ’12: Volta Show – First Look

Continuing our Armory Week coverage we move on to Volta. This fair is the little brother to the main Armory Art Show (here & here). For Volta, selected galleries don’t exhibit various artists from their roster, instead they focus on one artist to showcase at their booth. This rule kept our head spinning to a minimum, but nonetheless the visual talent had our eyes dancing around the whole time. Check it out after the jump.

Teaser: Joe Sorren – “When The Rain Comes” @ La Luz de Jesus

The good shows keep on coming. Scheduled for April 6th, La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles will be hosting When The Rain Comes, a new exhibition from the great Joe Sorren (featured). In his first solo since showing in Italy last September, the new body of work is to be a story about darkness and light. The Flagstaff-based artists says – “Sometimes, when things are darker in life, you can find yourself in front of doors you didn’t know where there before. This is a […]

Video: 2012 Scotch Off the Roll Tape Sculpture Contest

After Mark Jenkins (interviewed) opens his show in Rome and wraps up his street interventions there, he will be needed to help judge the Scotch Off the Roll Tape Sculpture Contest for 2012 just like he did in 2010. Take a look at the video above for some inspiration and get your entry in by March 24th to have a chance at the $5,000 cash prize. Check out all the official rules here. Via Animal NY. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.

Streets: El Mac x Augustine Kofie (Los Angeles) – Part II

Last time we saw El Mac and Augustine Kofie (featured) collaborating, they were working on a mural in honor of DASH 2000 (covered), a former member of the UTI (Under The Influence) graffiti crew, who recently passed away due to cancer complications. Now, we finally have a look at the finished wall which now includes lettering and a final inscription by artist Plek, which overall creates a fitting memorial for their friend. The piece sits near the intersection of Vermont and 1st, near the heart of Los […]