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Video: Anthony Lister @ New Image Art (Teaser)

This upcoming Thursday, February 23rd, Anthony Lister (interviewed) will be showcasing a new body of work during his solo exhibition (previewed) at LA’s New Image Art. Focusing on the central theme of beauty and the twisted form of the ballerina, this collection of paintings will bring to the foreground Lister’s meticulous technique of blending his figurative style with an aura of abstraction. Although the Aussie  street artist has been out on the streets of Los Angeles painting murals (covered), he’s also been hard at work inside his […]

Teaser: Leslie Ditto – “Riding The Dragon” @ Copro Gallery

On March 23rd, Copro Gallery will be hosting the opening for a whole new body of work from Leslie Ditto that is based thematically on the Asian culture’s superstition, mythology, and folklore. Entitled Riding The Dragon, this series of paintings highlights her love for modern fantasy and surreal art along with her self-taught techniques gleaned from studying the “Old Masters” such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Rubens, Raphael, and Rembrandt. Discuss Leslie Ditto here.

Previews: Terry Richardson – “TERRYWOOD” @ OHWOW

In his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, kinky shotmaker to the stars Terry Richardson will be presenting at OHWOW a more fine art spin to his impressive commercial photographic oeuvre. Opening Friday, February 24th, TERRYWOOD will serve as a refreshing departure from his concept driven yet more constrictive Mom & Dad and HONG KONG exhibitions last year. This time around, Terry opens his shutter wide, takes aim at his favorite muse – Hollywood – and lets his true, unfiltered colors shine through. Capturing both the […]

Openings: POW WOW ’12 @ Loft In Space

Last night, after a week of painting murals throughout the city (more on this later), the artists of POW WOW got together for an opening party at Loft In Space. The art festival brought many quality street and graffiti artists to the island, the likes of which are not often seen in Hawaii. This fact combined with the inclusion of local talent brought out a huge crowd of art lovers and admirers to the gallery, and the surrounding areas as they walked to various walls around […]

Overtime: Feb 13 – Feb 19

Behind the Scenes of Joyce Pensato’s exhibition at Friedrich Petzel. Sir Frank Dicksee’s painting “Romeo and Juliet” voted the UK’s most romantic work of art. Experts think Silicon Valley may fail to build community due to lack of art investment. Study discovers that fear heightens the appreciation of abstract art. Charles Saatchi urges Britain to sell its JMW Turners in order to buy contemporary art. Marc Jancou sues Sotheby’s & Cady Noland after Noland work was withdrawn from auction. Son of dentist who fled Nazi […]

Showing: Claire Hind & Gary Winters – Kong Lear @ Bar Lane Studios

AM stopped by Bar Lane Studios in York to take a look at Claire Hind & Gary Winters’ collaborative installation and exhibition entitled Kong Lear. The title, and also the subject matter is a juxtaposition of imagery from the celebrated tale of King Kong interwoven with texts from King Lear, and also includes new writing. Add to the mix a dash of Freudian ‘slips’, and you find yourself firmly in place in the world of Kong Lear. Gorilla Mondays have been staged by the artists […]

POW WOW ’12: Preview

Besides all the walls being beautified around industrial district of Kaka’ako in Hawaii, Loft In Space will also be opening up a gallery show tonight (6-10pm) that will put the indoor skills of each artist to the test. Besides some canvas pieces from most POW WOW participants, two other side projects will open on the second floor of the showspace. Eugene Kan of Hypebeast has curated a photography exhibition titled Day Job? and Arktip magazine has created a pop up shop specifically for the show. […]

Benefits: “Art on the Move” Auction @ White Walls

Opening tonight at the White Walls Gallery tonight in San Francisco will be a charity show benefiting the Oceanic Awareness Collaboration. The Art on the Move auction features originals and limited editions from a long list of artists including Brian Viveros, Shepard Fairey, Peter Gronquist, Jacub Gagnon, Luke Chueh, Charlie Immer, Pedro Matos, and more. The bidding will take place from 6PM to 10:30PM at the gallery, but you can place off-site bids by calling (415) 684-2188, (415) 931-1500 or (949) 326-3290. Bidding will begin […]

POW WOW ‘ 12 / Streets: 123Klan x Slick x Flying Fortress

Across from Loft In Space, the neighboring wall was attacked by 123Klan, Slick, and Flying Fortress for some of the outdoor portion go POW WOW. Almost completed, the piece features elements specific to Hawaii like their love for shaved ice, volcanoes, and orchids to more serious topics like how Dole Pineapple has affected the indigenous people. Makes sure you make out to the opening tonight (6-10pm) to see the mural in person, but for now – more detailed shots after the jump…

Releases: Audrey Kawasaki – “Where I Rest” Open Edition Print

For those jonesing for an Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) print, but are overwhelmed by those with more more nimble fingers on the day of the release – here is finally an opportunity to add one to your collection easily. Where I Rest, a painting from the Merry Karnowsky show, has been made in to an open edition now available here. The 14.75″ x 22.25″ on giclee, priced at $80, will be signed but not numbered. Take a look at the original painting after the jump…