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Openings: Kembra Pfahler x E.V. Day – “GIVERNY” @ The Hole

The Hole Gallery continues to push the edge as their latest collaborative project between E.V. Day and Kembra Pfahler opened up this past Friday to a packed house. The title GIVERNY references impressionist legend Claude Monet’s estate located in Giverny, where E.V. Day stayed during her Munn Artist Residency. Inspired by the lily padded ponds located on the estate, E.V. invited Pfahler to the actual garden to shoot the photos in this exhibition. And, through Playboy’s sponsorship, the gallery was transformed into a living breathing garden […]

Openings: “Hookers” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Last weekend, the Corey Helford Gallery played host to the opening of the Natalia Fabia (interviewed) curated show Hookers. With the theme in mind, her artist friends including Kent Williams, Michael Hussar, Phil Hale, Erik Sandberg, Saber, REVOK, and more created pieces for the show that showed a diversity of mediums and range of artistic vision. Photos from the opening taken by ©Carlos Gonzalez after the jump…

Teaser: “Tropico Post – Apocalyptic” @ Extra Extra Gallery

With the opening booked for April 7th, the Tropico Post – Apocalyptic group exhibition artists will be filling the Extra Extra Gallery in Philadelphia with their work soon. Gideon Chase, Rachel de Joode, Joe Lacina, Alex Lukas, Matthew Palladino and Erin M. Riley will be examining the two seemingly discordant subjects of the apocalypse and the tropical “get away.” For his part, Palladino will be continuing his exploration of the three-dimensional nature of his artists vision that we first saw during his solo in San Francisco […]

Openings: Ryan McGinness – “Geometric Primatives” @ Pace Primative

On Friday night, AM attended the opening for Ryan McGinness’ new show at New York’s Pace Primative. As the title Geometric Primitives indicates, Ryan utilizes his signature vocabulary of graphics and applies them to the African works that are at the core of the this specific gallery. Sounds simple right? Well this knock out exhibition is definitely more than meets the eye as Mr. McGinness raided the vast archives of African tribal art at gallery for reference, then proceeded to use repeated drawings to break down each […]

Video: JR x Liu Bolin Collaboration (NY)

Last month, we brought you some photos (here & here) from the JR (featured) and Liu Bolin collaboration in New York. For fans out there who want to see more of this complex project, the people at RHC have put together a nice video documenting the entire process from start to finish. For those in NYC, you may want to check out Liu Bolin’s show at Eli Klein (covered) after stopping by the mural. Discuss JR here. Discuss Liu Bolin here.

Teaser: “Fifty Fifty” @ Mathgoth Galerie

Tomorrow night (April 4th), Mathgoth Galerie in Paris will be opening their Fifty Fifty group exhibition. For this showing, artists were asked to work with 50 x 50 cm canvases to create whatever they wanted. Nick Walker (interviewed) sent over a look at what he submitted, but if you are in town you may want to also check out what C215, Cope2, Cornbread, Crash, Labrona, L’Atlas, Smash137, Tilt, Zevs, and more have contributed. Take a look at the full list of artists after the jump…

Teaser: Nimit Malavia – “Finding Together Again” @ Spoke Art

This Thursday night (April 5th), Nimit Malavia will be opening his solo exhibition Finding Together Again at Spoke Art in San Francisco. Drawing from a background in illustration, the Canada-based Malavia has created a body of work that features worlds of reinterpreted myths and religious symbols with imagery alive with raw emotion and wild movement. Take a look, after the jump, at the signed, numbered and embossed mini prints that will be given away to the first 100 attendees to the opening…

Preview: Christina Empedocles – “A Unified Theory of Everything” @ David B. Smith

With an opening reception set for this Thursday, April 5th at the David B. Smith Gallery, we thought we would bring your attention to some new works from Christina Empedocles. A Unified Theory of Everything sees the SF-based artist continue to explore a wide range of subjects in the form of printed matter like old comics, movie posters, and nature periodicals. By rendering these in crumpled and folded forms, she adds a depth and extra layers of complexity to her two dimensional works. More preview […]

Preview: Joe Sorren – “When the Rain Comes” @ La Luz de Jesus

We are certain many of our readers in the greater LA area will be heading over to La Luz de Jesus this Friday (April 6th) for a rare showing from the incomparable Joe Sorren (featured). When The Rain Comes will feature the Flagstaff-based painter’s transcendent work featuring imagery based on the concept of light in times of darkness in our lives. More preview images after the jump…

Installation: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Thousand Regards” @ American University Museum

For those of you in the Washington DC area, you’re in for a special treat. Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) will be opening up a solo Thousand Regards this week at the Katzen Arts Center of the American University Museum. Co-sponsored by the Japan Embassy and the Japan Foundation, this impressive exhibition is part retrospective and part new imagery. Known for having a fresh style that blends Eastern & Western aesthetics, the Brooklyn-based artist of Japanese decent has been working feverishly at the nation’s capital to install the show. […]