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Openings: Rosson Crow – “Myth of the American Motorcycle” @ CAC

Rosson Crow (featured) recently opened her exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (CAC) to a excited Ohio crowd. The show entitled “Myth of the American Motorcycle” (previewed) centered around the classic highway icon and it’s effect on American culture. Rosson underwent an intense study of the biker lifestyle the year prior in anticipation for this show. It seems that it paid off as this series is a great match for “RoCrow’s” nostalgic abstraction on familiar settings that “never-was”. Check out this great show after […]

Overtime: Nov 7 – Nov 13

The piece above is titled “One Day This Kid…” by David Wojnarowicz.  In light of recent bullying inflicted upon GLBTQ youth – making it a national issue – this work of art is important and powerful. Share it by downloading the image to print out here. Left without a home since the closing of Deitch Projects, Keith Haring estate joins Gladstone Gallery. Scott Campbell burns his own sold out show in dispute with gallery.  Why he did it. Yvonne Force Villareal house includes artwork by […]

Showing: Takashi Murakami @ Gagosian (Rome)

Remember our recent teaser with Takashi Murakami working “shirt off” on his latest gem to be shown at his first ever solo exhibition in Rome? Well, look no further as the Superflat master has completed his double dragons for the Gagosian Rome opening. The two immense paintings comprise of nine panels to form a painting measuring over 59 feet each! We noticed that Murakami is going for the less is more approach when it comes to color choices for these paintings by opting for a […]

KAWS Book Signing @ Honor Fraser

For those who recently looked on in envy as KAWS fans got to meet their idol at a book signing at Colette in Paris while he was in town for his solo show at Emmanuel Perrotin, here is another chance for you (well, if you live in Los Angeles). The NY-based artist returns to the site of his solo in early 2009 (covered) at Honor Fraser on November 20th (2-4pm). This video from Highsnobiety might give you an idea of what to expect, and if […]

Openings: Kai-lan (Karen) Chau – “Inner Dialogue” @ Sloan Fine Art

AM recently attended the premiere show for Kai-Lan (Karen) Chau at Sloan Fine Art. The bi-continental artist who works in China and in California for her beloved Nickelodeon hit Ni Hao, Kai-Lan showcased her new body of work that featured animals composed in multiple environments. In addition, Karen took some time to design two detailed fiberglass sculptures from two of her characters. Check it out after the jump.

Openings: Homeroom Redu @ Reed Space

AM attended the opening night for a special charity group show hosted by Reed Space. Coordinated to raise dollars in an effort to offset the lack of funding in today’s public school system. Gathering 5 notable artists: Jose Parla, Scott Campbell, Luis Gispert, Lucien Marc-Smith and Neck Face to donate their artwork to be placed on limited edition posters, tote bags and t-shirts which were available to attendees to purchase. You can also purchase these exclusive fundraiser goodies here at the online store while they last. […]

Preview: Melissa Forman – “Keepers of Creation” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Tonight at Corey Helford Gallery, Melissa Forman will be opening her show “Keepers of Creation” consisting of 16 new paintings. Forman’ mystical female portraiture sets out to portray the characters as protectors of natural world and are wonderfully detailed. Of note, the gallery has generously committed to giving away four 5×7 mini-giclees from Forman to the first 300 guests who arrive at the opening (7-10pm) Some more preview images after the jump…

Publications: tasj (vol ii – issue iii)

Whilst in London last month, we picked up a copy of the latest issue of tasj (vol ii – issue iii). In addition to its regular features (plus new sections dedicated to film, limited edition prints and other multiples, special events and a city guide – first up: London), this issue contains Part II of the tasj Backstage Series, which takes a closer look at the people behind the scenes in the art world. As avid followers of the activities and accomplishments of Shepard Fairey […]
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Previews: A.J. Fosik, Ben Venom & Erin Riley @ Guerrero Gallery

This Saturday, Guerrero Gallery is going to present a show featuring works of art that gets back to the basics of craftsmanship. In a world of digital media, design and virtuality, three artists (AJ Fosik, Ben Venom and Erin Riley) have been creating their path through wood, embroidery and tapestry respectively. Check out a preview after the jump.

Openings: Sanrio 50th Anniversary Group Show

Last night at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Sanrio opened the doors to a tremendous 50th Anniversary celebration featuring carnival games, costumed characters, special food booths, limited edition event products from the company, and of course – a themed art group show (curated by JAPAN LA). Taking a cue from their Hello Kitty 35th birthday celebration last year (covered), the Japanese company chose a venue that could better accommodate the fanaticism that some have come associate with the brand’s ubiquitous kawaii characters. Although we […]