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Video: Cai Guo-Qiang – “Mystery Circle” Pyrotechic Display @ MOCA

We at AM luckily had the chance to witness one of Cai Guo-Qiang’s pyrotechnic displays in person when we attended the Mystery Circle event that heralded the opening of his Sky Ladder showing (covered) at the Los Angeles MOCA. But for those who had did not have the opportunity to attend and only wanted to see more when you perused our photos of the event, here is video footage of all the explosive action.  Enjoy and head over to the exhibition before it closes on July […]

Preview: Michael Page – “Élan Vital” @ White Walls

As we mentioned in our contest for a free Michael Page (interviewed) print several weeks ago (we’ll pick a winner in the next several days), the San Francisco-based painter will be opening up his latest solo show this Saturday, April 14th. Entitled Élan Vital, the new body of work to be displayed at the White Walls features Page’s exploration of the vital essence of life through his color-infused works. More preview images after the jump…

Update: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Cloud Theory” @ Merry Karnowsky

With only 10 days remaining before the opening of Cloud Theory at the Merry Karnowsky, Greg Simkins (featured) is heading down the home stretch on what appears to be a stellar new body of work. The show will his first solo with the gallery and features much of surrealistic fan favorite imagery that has made his career including the tentacles, white knight references, his namesake, pedestals, his bizarre creatures, and more. Some of the paintings look to be in an impressive scale as well. More […]

Openings: Hennessy Youngman – “Itsa Small, Small World” @ Family Business Gallery

What up INTERNET!? Last week your boy… Hennessy Youngman presented a fresh show at Maurizio Cattelan’s Family Business Gallery. Initially invited by Marilyn Minter for an exhibition, Youngman decided to open up this opportunity to all the local artists to submit their artwork. The show entitled Itsa small, small world ended up being maxed out the first day with submitted artwork. For the opening night celebration, the web persona was in full effect, staying true to his hilarious Art Thoughts (our favorites here & here) […]

Streets: G40 – ROA, Aryz, Jaz, Pixel Pancho, Angry Woebots, Scribe, La Pandilla, 2501, and Lelo (Part II)

After bringing you the first round of photos from the G40 Art Summit in Richmond, Virginia, we now return for a second look as artists move on to multiple walls and new blood arrives. Belgium superstar ROA gets up again with stacked turtles, Aryz returns with an elephant piece, Jaz paints a couple more sepia-toned murals, Pixel Pancho continues his robotic theme with a beheaded robot and dog, Angry Woebots populates Richmond with his pandas, Scribe adds a couple animal-themed pieces, La Pandilla spends time on some […]

Preview: Lindsey Carr – “The Augmented Animal” @ Roq La Rue

After coming away impressed after Lindsey Carr’s showing in Los Angeles back in September of last year (covered), we have been looking forward to seeing more from the Scotland-based artist. This next opportunity will come in the Pacific Northwest as she will be opening a show alongside Handiedan at the Roq La Rue Gallery. Taking inspiration from Audubon illustrations and an interest in the natural world, Carr is able to render vintage looking paintings with a surreal touch that deserve a look in person if you […]

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

Last Friday night at La Luz de Jesus, Joe Sorren (featured) unveiled a fresh set of paintings for his When the Rain Comes show. The new pieces have an uplifting theme as the renowned Flagstaff-based painter decided to focus his work on the concept of hope and light in times of darkness in our lives or otherwise. Make sure you stop by before the show closes on April 29th to see Sorren’s five new ethereal paintings in person if you are in the area. More […]

Video / Streets: ABOVE (South Africa)

The Northern Cali-based ABOVE (interviewed) continued his many travels with a recent trip to South Africa. On arrival, the street muralist turned his attention to an issue that he felt strongly about – blood diamonds – and went about figuring what the best way to get his message across was. He ended up convincing the traders at Johannesburg’s largest diamond exporter Jewel City to allow him paint their exterior wall with the slogan “Diamonds Are A Woman’s Best Friend.” What they didn’t realize was that he […]

Openings: Cai Guo-Qiang – “Sky Ladder” @ MOCA

For Cai Guo-Qiang’s legions of fans in Los Angeles, Saturday night was the culmination of weeks of anticipation after seeing photos from his three creative sessions (here, here, and here) as well as the setup leading up to the explosive opening of Sky Ladder, at the Los Angeles MOCA. Not only do we have photos of the pyrotechnic performance held on the wall of the The Geffen Contemporary, we also take you inside the exhibition featuring Cai’s exploration of natural forces and extraterrestrial life in the form […]

Streets: Phlegm (Isle of Man)

Street muralist Phlegm recently came across an abandoned pool on the Isle of Man and immediately knew what to do. Befitting the location next to the sea and true to his longstanding love affair with marine imagery, the Sheffield-based artist painted a large sea creature with one of his signature characters in tow. Adding an added layer of complexity was the background filled with years of graf work. More photos after the jump…