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Fame Fest ’10: Word to Mother

When we referred to a look at Word to Mother (interviewed) studio several days ago, we mentioned he was in Italy working on his efforts for the Fame Festival. Well, here is a look now at the murals he put up while in Grottaglie. He also found time to work on an installation for the gallery show and some hand finished (with watercolor) screenprints. More pics after the jump…
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Preview: Naoto Hattori – “Super Bionics” @ Copro Gallery

Master of trippy visuals, Naoto Hattori, will be bringing his mind-bending imagery to Santa Monica this weekend for his latest solo show at Copro Gallery. Entitled “Super Bionics”, the show will be sure to feature his signature mutated animal hybrids, his hauntingly grotesque women, and paintings that celebrate the beauty of psychedelia. Also on display, in large scale, will be Hattori’s amazing attention to detail as all can attest who have seen his mini-paintings before. More preview pics after the jump…

Preview: “JEST in Time: The Phylogenesis of Clowns” Benefit @ Distinction Gallery

Clowns are different things to different people. Some have an intense fear of clowns (Coulrophobia), or for some, they are a source of amusement and entertainment. These costumed and masked performers are also fertile subject matter for artists (here and here), but the exhibition we are letting you know about this time, “JEST in Time: The Phylogenesis of Clowns”, will be a benefit show (with all profits to benefit ArtHatch and art scholarships at Palomar college). You can also get a clue as to what […]

Video: Anish Kapoor @ Guggenheim (Bilbao)

Renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor is currently showing at the Guggenheim in Bilbao, the first large-scale survey of the artist’s work to be seen in Spain. In a fascinating series of videos, Kapoor gives a tour of each of the major pieces in the exhibition. Not only do we get to see some nice footage of the show, we also get an explanation of each artwork from Kapoor himself. See videos part 2 – part 7 after the jump…

Openings: Electric Windows

Is that Ron English’s Ronald McDonald and camouflaged deer peeking out at us?  It’s just some of the sights seen at this year’s “Electric Windows”, an annual art and music festival that has already going on three years.  This year’s rendition officially opened last weekend in Beacon, New York with about 30 artists travelling to the small town about an hour north of New York City to do some live painting as well as hopefully bring some life and a fresh look some targeted buildings […]

Preview: Daniel Danger – “they will take it back” @ Gallery 1988 (LA)

Daniel Danger (interviewed), who we saw last show at the SF location of Gallery 1988 in April of last year, returns this week to the original Los Angeles location for his new exhibition – “they will take it back”. The New England artist best known for his prints, which sell out almost instantaneously on release, will be putting together a body of work including originals, limited editions, and his first full-scale art toy. The show opens August 5th (5-8 pm). More preview images after the […]

Preview: Dalek – “Chaos On The Edge Of Reason” @ Hurley )( SPACE

A pretty interesting event is taking place this Wednesday night at the Hurley Space (7-10pm at 1945 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa, CA) down in Orange County. James Marshall (Dalek) (interviewed) will be exhibiting his 37-foot continuous wall mural, “Chaos on the Edge of Reason”, with the kicker being that pieces of the painting will be cut out and framed on demand for attendees to take home at $200 per square feet (2×2, 3×3 and 4×4 feet). A smaller companion painting and four limited-edition 36-by-48 works […]
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Showing: “Relationships” @ Gallery Christoffer Egelund

One of our astute readers in Copenhagen, Henrik Haven, recently took some pictures for us of the “Relationships” group show currently showing at Gallery Christoffer Egelund. The exhibition features three artists that we like – Tim Biskup, Miss Van, and Victor Castillo – as well as a fourth artists we weren’t familiar with – Michael Swaney. The exhibition nicely hung against the clean backdrop and spacious venue looking like something that should not be missed if you are in the area.  More pics after the […]

Travelogue: D*Face in Quito, Ecuador – Part 1

We’re partial to a bit of D*Face (interviewed) in our lives here at AM, so when we heard that he was traveling to South America to get down to some good old fashioned street art as part of Dinamo’s internationally vibed ’9no Festival de Arte en la Calle’, held in the capital of Ecuador – Quito, we were naturally curious about what laid in store. Details seemed sketchy at best, and we wondered what may come of this trek halfway around the world. We wished him […]

Openings: “Sea No Evil” – 2010 Sea Shepherd Charity Show

Last night, AM attended the crowded opening of the Sea No Evil art show and charity auction. The group show hosted great works from many notables such as Shepard Fairey, Clayton Brothers, Dave Kinsey, Gary Baseman, Mark Dean Veca, Audrey Kawasaki, Amy Sol, Joe Ledbetter, Lola, Travis Louie and Kozyndan. As expected, the event was packed with fans of both the art and the ocean. Throughout the night, DJ Diabetic and Crystal Method pumped great music to keep the crowd jumping. Eager patrons hovered over […]