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Viewpoints / Openings: Olek — “I do not expect to be a mother but I do expect to die alone” @ Tony’s Gallery, London

AM was at Tony’s Gallery in Shoreditch on Thursday to see the first UK solo show by Olek (set-up and teaser photos here). The New York-based artist has been making the most of her extended London visit, transforming the ground floor of the gallery into a domestic setting filled with crocheted furniture and other household items. Everything but the entrance area, the ceiling, and a couple of plants has been given a second skin. The combination of brightly-coloured yarn and Olek’s signature camouflage pattern means […]

Teaser: Kris Kuksi – “Triumph” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

In about a month, post-industrial Rococo master Kris Kuksi will be bringing his dark and intricate assemblages to New York for his latest solo exhibition. Entitled Triumph, the return showing (last time was in 2009 not counting art fairs) at the Joshua Liner Gallery will include the piece seen above, The Surrender of Helios. We’ll have more for you when the show draws closer… Discuss Kris Kuksi here.

Videos: JR – “The Wrinkles Of The City – Los Angeles”

If you recall, there was a period of time in early 2011 when street photograffeur JR was in Los Angeles pasting up his signature large-scale photos (here, here, & here) all over the city. Coinciding nicely with his acceptance speech for the TED Prize where he unveiled his INSIDE OUT initiative, the series of 20 or so walls were part of his The Wrinkles In The City project that he has put op in various locales all around the world. Now, comes a video that shows some of […]

Showing: “Conjoined II” @ Copro Gallery

Conjoined II, a followup to last year’s successful debut as a group show, recently opened at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica. Once again, Chet Zar’s (interviewed) was tapped to bring together a selection of sculptural work from his friends and peers, which mostly focused on objects of the bizarre, fantastic, and surreal. Perhaps the pieces that received the most attention were these two eerie 3D renderings by Kevin Kirkpatrick of Beavis and Butt-head. More photos by Richard Brooks for Arrested Motion after the jump…

Teaser: David Shrigley – “Brain Activity” @ Hayward Gallery

We are AM are pretty excited about the prospects of attending David Shrigley’s first major survey exhibition in the UK, entitled Brain Activity, opening this Wednesday at the Hayward Gallery in London. The last time we saw a large selection of pieces from the versatile British artist was at the 2010 Frieze Art Fair, where he was incidentally also drawing on people’s bodies in one of his infamous impromptu tattoo sessions, so the opportunity to peruse an even more substantial collection of his work will […]

Streets: Interseni Kazki (India)

Globetrotting Ukranian duo, Interesni Kazki, who just had a solo showing in Los Angeles (covered), have apparently made their way over to India for some fun. The two street muralists have started creating some pieces by applying their surrealistic touch to some walls there while adding in some local flavor. Check out a more detailed look after the jump…

Ron English – Barack Obama x Hulk & Fat Tony Sculpt

Playing to his strengths of appropriating pop culture for his own unique creations, Ron English (featured) has recently revealed two projects he has been working on. The first is the melding of Barack Obama and The Incredible Hulk into one amazing sculpt although we aren’t quite sure what the message is. Not sure if this piece will be released to collectors any time soon, but the other little item he has completed is now for sale at NOWhere Limited for $60 and limited to 500. Fat Tony […]

Openings: “Making Faces” @ Opera Gallery (NYC)

Last Thursday, New York’s Opera Gallery held an opening for their latest show entitled Making Faces. The portrait based group exhibition was a diverse mix of new and more established artists including Gerard Rancinan, Karel Appel, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marc Chagall, Jean Dubuffet, Bengt Lindstrom, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Simon Birch, Lita Cabellut, Sas Christian, Dinorah Delfin, Lori Earley, John John Jesse, Kid Zoom, Ron English, Philippe Pasqua, Rostarr, B, Judith Supine, Xiao Gang Zhang, Tianbing Li, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Maura Corda, David Mach, Bast, […]

Overtime: Jan 23 – Jan 29

Ouch – David Hockney has his new works (like one above) harshly criticized by his art teacher. Hockney also billed as a fashion icon? Christopher Knight on the new Matthew Marks location in LA and its Ellsworth Kelly facade. Richard Jackson crashes a plane into a canvas as part of a PST performance. Marina Abramovic throws a silent party where participants wear lab coats and can’t talk. The Patrick Cariou vs. Richard Prince copyright case continues. Ronald Coles facing up to 10 years in jail […]

Streets: World Roundup (Jan 23 – Jan 29)

We lead off this week’s street roundup from around the globe with this new piece from Mobstr with another one of his witty one-liners. Other murals of note include something from Hush (interviewed) in San Francisco where he currently has a solo show, as well as walls from Labrona (New York), Reka, Ghostpatrol & TwoOne (Melbourne), Papy x Milouz (France), Stinkfish (Columbia), Aner – Maher – Alapinta crew (France), Space Invader (France), and Cranio. Check it out after the jump…