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Teaser: Amy Sol – “Numina” @ Corey Helford Gallery

It has been over a year since Amy Sol (interviewed) showed at Corey Helford Gallery where she will be returning for a solo coming up in March. This newest painting, entitled Bonfire, sees the Las Vegas-based painter continuing to hone in on a more on her central characters as well as develop more depth to her works, some of which we saw first hand at a recent group show in Los Angeles. Numina opens on March 10th. Discuss this show here. Discuss Amy Sol here.

Showing: Ai Weiwei – “absent” @ Taipei Fine Arts Museum (Part III)

Wrapping up the third and final part (see Part I and Part II) of our look at Ai Weiwei’s comprehensive retrospective at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM), we bring you a robust collection of photographs taken by the artist in the 1980s (split into two periods – New York and Beijing East Village). In the first series of photos, we see the “old New York” from the view point of a fresh Chinese immigrant including the social unrest & riots of the time. The second series […]

Openings: Frank Stella – “Geometric Variations” @ Paul Kasmin

Earlier this past fall Paul Kasmin gallery hosted an exhibition featuring the works of contemporary art luminary Frank Stella. The solo show entitled Geometric Variations gave us a look at the colorful works and the iconic squares that helped define part of Stella’s reputation. Unfortunately, the showing has closed already but you can check out some of our photos after the jump…

Streets: Eine (Mexico)

Street typography connoisseur, Ben Eine, recently paid a trip to Mexico to get up on some walls. With almost a month to paint his signature lettering, the UK-based artist has done alot of damage so far with more to come. In particular, a long piece that spells out “The Bread Of The Rich Is The Struggle Of The Poor” caught out eye. See that piece and more after the jump…

Videos: Faile Interview from Ride5 Films

The two Patrick’s from Brooklyn-based  Faile (featured) were featured in a video interview with Ride5 Films recently. The duo talked candidly about the beginnings of their careers, the origin of their name, the importance of connecting with their audience, the impact of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and the associated imagery in their work, and much more. Discuss Faile here.

Releases: Kaws – “Partners” Figure

KAWS fans out there will be pleased to know that the next figure from the street turned contemporary artist has dropped. Partners features a sculpt of the artist standing next to his companion figure. If this looks familiar, it’s because you probably have seen the statue at Disneyland featuring Walt Disney standing next to Mickey Mouse although not cringing like in this version. There’s a little more info here, but also take a look at more detailed shots after the jump…

Showing: Yayoi Kusama – “Look Now, See Forever” @ Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

If you have been following AM regularly, you will have already seen our feature on the Obliteration Room installation that Yayoi Kusama created (with crowd participation) at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. Now, we have gathered more photos from the rest of the Japanese artist’s Australian retrospective including works that highlights her signature reoccurring motif – dots. More photos via alyce.m and withyoufriends after the jump…

Overtime: Jan 16 – Jan 22

Beauty is Embarrassing – documentary about Wayne White – coming out soon. LA Artwalk sees drama as Occupy’s Sergio Ballesteros arrested there for alleged lynching. Black market for artwork run by drug dealers could be behind recent thefts in Auckland, NZ. Australia’s leading dealer charged with allegedly masterminding one of its largest ever art frauds. University of Notre Dame nuclear physicists using accelerated ion beams to detect art forgeries. Trial of black market mastermind in ancient art ends as statute of limitations expired. Has the […]

Streets: World Roundup (Jan 16 – Jan 22)

Leading off this week’s summary of wall offerings from around the world is this piece from the duo from Brooklyn – Faile. We’ll be posting up an interesting interview from the two soon, but for now take a look at other notable murals from artists Ludo (Italy) – who has a show at Wunderkammern that opened last night, Sam3 (Spain), John Fekner (Atlanta), 36Recyclab (France), Isaac Cordal (Spain), Kid Acne (UK), MAR & MADSTEEZ (Los Angeles), DAL x Faith47 (New York), Alexandrine Deshayes (France), Triángulo […]

Showing: Geoff McFetridge @ Cal Poly San Luis Obispo University Art Gallery

Geoff McFetridge, who recently dazzled us with his collaborations and showing with Heath Ceramics, traveled up north a bit to the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for a solo exhibition at their University Art Gallery. The Los Angeles-based McFetridge not only displayed some new paintings with his signature minimalistic wit and associated wall murals, but also gave a well-attended lecture that spanned topics informed by his experience not only artist but also as an animator, graphic designer, and filmmaker. The show is on until February […]