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Preview: Keegan Gibbs – “Open Space” @ Known Gallery

Opening on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 8pm at Known Gallery on Fairfax in Los Angeles is a show of new photographic works from Keegan Gibbs, along with installations by Sage Vaughn and Brendan Lynch.  There is little information available at the moment, but from the preview images, it looks as though the exhibition will have a beach, ocean, and surf theme.  See the entire show for yourself at Known Gallery – 441 North Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles – before the show closes on Feb […]

Seen on the erm, Beaches: Beach Art by Sam

We didn’t really have a category to list this post this great video under – we have ‘seen on the streets’, but maybe now AM needs a ‘seen on the beaches’ section – Maybe as well as a street art section, we need one for ‘land art’. Samuel Dougados is a French artist who makes his art on the beaches of Northern Europe. He goes simply by the name of Sam. Sam sent a series of pictures to us here and we just had to […]

Openings: “There It Is” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last weekend, the “There It Is” group exhibition opened at the Thinkspace Gallery featuring Seth Armstrong, Brett Amory (interviewed), and Adam Caldwell. The showing of young talent from the Culver City gallery was well attended and points to a bright future for each artist.  Take a look Armstrong’s theatrical narratives, Amory’s commuter transit paintings, and Caldwell’s mix of eclectic imagery after the jump…
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Creative Process: Banksy x Simpsons Intro Animation

Banksy recently gave us an inside look behind how he created and directed the incredible animated intro for the Simpsons episode that aired last fall. The storyboard sketch details an acerbic wit that may have been sharper than FOX would have liked: Take for example the Rupert Murdoch portrait hidden behind the t-shirt scene or the skeletal dipping of the animation cel into the toxic drums. Check out the creative process sketches after the jump.

The Four Seasons and Ron English’s Camo Deer

You may remember out recent Christmas greeting from Ron English (featured) with his Camo Deer from his Status Factory show frolicking in the snow.  Now Mr. Popaganda has upped the ante by equipping it with the proper winter camoflauge as well as doing one for each season – Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Take a look at all four seasons (paintings and sculptural work) after the jump…

Streets / Teaser: Escif @ Fifty24SF

Take a look at this sweet new street piece from Escif entitled “Black Kiss.” We were originally going to save this for Valentine’s but we also wanted to take the chance to tell our SF readers about his upcoming show at Fifty24SF in June. The Spanish artist will be showing alongside compatriot SAN with hopefully some collaborative pieces in the works. We would love to see some murals, installations, and larger works that have not been seen much in previous shows like the one Escif […]

Teaser: Josh Keyes – “The Magicians Garden” @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery

Tirelessly sketching, Josh Keyes continues the neverending evolution of his dystopian narrative in preparation for his next solo exhibition, entitled The Magicians Garden, at Fecal Face Dot Gallery in San Francisco. Opening April 7th, Josh recently stated in an interview the new body of work “will showcase imagery that plays on genetic mutations in a post apocalyptic setting”. If the meticulously executed reference drawing above is any indication of what is in store, the show should continue Josh’s uncanny ability to break new conceptual and […]

Teaser: Laura Ball – “Growing Pains” @ David B. Smith Gallery

You may remember back at 2009’s Art Basel in Miami, we became enamored with the work of SF based artist Laura Ball. Well, we are delighted to learn that she will be showing a new body of work entitled “Growing Pains” at the David B. Smith Gallery in Denver alongside Ryan McLennan at the end of the month.  We’ll have more to follow but for now, enjoy this complex animal assemblage painting from the upcoming show.

Openings: Mrzyk & Moriceau – “The Man With The Golden Gun” @ Ratio 3

Last Friday evening, Ratio 3 hosted the opening of the French art duo, Mrzyk & Moriceau’s show: The Man With the Golden Gun (previewed). On display were clusters of their ink drawings, masks, animated video (featuring a woman’s swaying bottom, which eventually becomes exposed and releases diamonds) and wall paintings. This was a really fun exhibition to take your time and inspect each piece to look for commentary, humor and recurring themes. More photos of the opening after the jump…

Openings: Otto Schade @ LAVA Gallery

Otto Schade aka Osch, the East End artist that has made his name with his intricate entwined portraits, opened up his solo show at LAVA Gallery last week. The Chilean painter, now residing in London, brought with him works featuring familiar subjects with his signature twist, some of which has been replicated in the streets in recent weeks. Take a look at more photos courtesy of paul nine-o and Gutchinlondon.