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Openings: “Water Works” @ GR2

On Saturday, our friends at Giant Robot held a unique group show at their GR2 space. Originally, the event was conceived to raise funds for UNICEF’s Tap Project, which is an effort to get clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world. But, after the disasters which hit Japan, the exhibition was morphed into a benefit to help the children in the ravaged country. A long line of talented artists including Andrice Arp, Gary Baseman, Chris Bettig, Bigfoot, Jude Buffum, Chris Buzelli, Louise […]

Releases: Zevs Liquidated Logo T-Shirt @ SLAGS

The site Secret Little Art Geeks (SLAGS), which has collaboratively produced limited edition T-shirts with such artists as John Baldessari, Curtis Kulig and Greg Lamarche, has just released a new shirt. Although cryptically listed on the site as being by “Anonymous,” the tee is in fact by the infamous French street artist Zevs (currently showing in New York), and features one of Zevs’ signature liquidated Chanel logos. It’s available for $35 here.

Streets: Elbow-Toe in London

Brian Adam Douglas, a.k.a. Elbow-Toe (interviewed) was in London a couple of weeks ago for his Due Date solo exhibition (covered), currently on at Black Rat Projects. While in town, he made sure to put up a few street pieces. AM caught up with the artist as he installed a black-and-white version of his linocut print Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? on Rivington Street in Shoreditch — opposite the landmark SCARY mural by Eine. We were able to witness the joys of trying to […]

Showing: Xenz – “Pecking Disorder” @ The Outsiders

Xenz recently opened up his new show Pecking Disorder at The Outsiders, Lazarides’ Newcastle location. With his first show in his native north of England, the artist whose roots lay in graffiti, mixes his vibrant landscapes and in particular his love for birds with an urban setting. He states “as a whole the show examines the idea of taking a holiday in paradise without realising that paradise is all in the mind. Normally I paint a fantasy world, so this body of work’s been interesting […]

Charity / Releases: Shepard Fairey – “Dark Wave / Rising Sun” Print

Set to release online at a random time tomorrow, March 24th, is Shepard Fairey’s (featured) new print, Dark Wave / Rising Sun. Although the image may be a little foreboding for some collectors’ taste, the proceeds do go to a good cause – the relief efforts in Japan.  The run will be 700, size 18″ x 24″, and priced at $60. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Openings: INLE @ Gallery 1988 (Melrose)

For those of you who missed the INLE group show curated by Greg Simkin’s (featured) at Gallery 1988’s Melrose location, here is a video from Hurley that summarizes the show. Not only is there some nice footage of the hung paintings, Greg is also interviewed on camera and talks about how the show is based on Watership Down and the concepts behind the exhibition. More pics after the jump from babyvtec.

Volta ’11 – Jim Houser @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Jonathan LeVine Gallery’s entry to this year’s VOLTA art fair during this year’s Armory Week was artist Jim Houser. The Philly-based artist was in full effect as he brought a beautiful collection of fresh works that spanned an array of sizes and mediums. Much like his last show at Subliminal Projects, Mr. Houser took time customizing the booth with his unique installations including his custom soundtrack. Check it out after the jump.

Preview: “South Park Art Gallery” @ Opera Gallery (NY)

As it seems that themed shows are all the rage these days, we knew it would come to this eventually.  The Opera Gallery in New York will be hosting an exhibition curated by Ron English (featured), whose “last supper” reinterpretation can be seen above, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of South Park, Comedy Central’s highest rated and longest running program. Fifteen artists including Travis Louie, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Beau Stanton, Kid Zoom, Dave White, KaNo, Kathie Olivas, Clark Fox, Greg Simkins, Mark Dean Veca, […]

Showing: Skewville – ‘Slow Your Roll’ @ High Roller Society

Slow Your Roll, the first UK solo show by Brooklyn art duo Skewville, launched last Friday at High Roller Society. AM took advantage of the East London gallery’s new Sunday opening hours to visit over the weekend in the calm of a non-preview atmosphere. On the way, we spotted one of Skewville’s recent outdoor pieces, featuring the painted and foam-stamped word “BEEF” aptly done on the shopfront shutter of a local butcher. Plenty of stamps were also in evidence along the Regent’s Canal towpath, at […]

Openings: Scott Campbell – “Noblesse Oblige” @ OHWOW (LA)

Last Saturday saw the grand opening of OHWOW Gallery’s Los Angeles location. Batting in the lead-off exhibition spot was New York’s tattoo rooted artist Scott Campbell with his latest body of work entitled Noblesse Oblige (previewed). The name of the show implies that “whoever claims to be noble must conduct their life accordingly and in a manner that conforms to one’s position.” In other words, keep it real. Certainly something that Campbell has lived by as shown by a recent torching of his show in Mexico, of which some […]