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Preview: “Survey Select”

Mark Murphy’s curated events are always a treat for us here at AM, and after his previous curatorial exploits we’ve witnessed such as his Aqua art fair exhibition during last year’s Basel Week in Miami, and of course Scribble 08, we’re looking forward to this years endeavour – “Survey Select”. Billed as a “narrative art exhibition,” Survey Select brings together the work of 65 contemporary artists in a salon style exhibition showcase. Accompanying the exhibition itself will be a series of creative workshops, film screenings […]

Openings: Jonathan Yeo – “Porn in the USA” @ Lazarides (Bevery Hills)

The lights were dimmed, the walls were painted black, and the spotlights were perfectly positioned.  It was a appropriately romantic mood for some naughty pictures, courtesy of Jonathan Yeo and Lazarides, Beverly Hills. The 8,000 square foot temporary gallery hosted its 3rd show, one that was a totally unique experience from the previous two. While David Choe, JR, Conor Harrington and crew brought the urban streets inside, Yeo brought the high class brothel co-inhabited by world famous celebrities and nude beauties into the cavernous Beverly […]

Streets: Escif – “Nice Time For A Revolution” (Spain)

Spanish street artist Escif recently participated in the Insitu Festival along with other artists like San, Herbert Baglione, and Sam3. He decided to contribute this mural to the event held in his home country, filled with his hooded characters causing Mayhem which is aptly named “Nice Time For A Revolution”. Take a closer look after the jump…
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Previews: Sylvia Ji – “Las Adelitas” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

After her last two solo shows in Los Angeles at Corey Helford Gallery and London at StolenSpace which AM covered for you here and here respectively, the third of the big art capitals, New York, gets its turn next week for Sylvia Ji’s (interviewed) with “Las Adelitas” at Joshua Liner Gallery. Taking the title of the exhibition from the the name given to the female fighters of the Mexican revolution, Ji’s portrayal of these soledaderas stems partly also from symbolic self portraiture. The exhibition contains […]

Highlights: Recommended Openings for the Weekend

The art world is on fire this weekend – so many major shows opening around the world. Los Angeles leads the charge with major solo shows opening this weekend from the likes of Dennis Hopper (MOCA), Natalia Fabia (Corey Helford Gallery), Yosuke Ueno (Thinkspace), Jonathan Yeo (Lazarides), Jim Houser (Subliminal Projects), and Boogie (Carmichael Gallery), not to mention the annual ‘Crazy 4 Cult’ group show at Gallery 1988. Not to be outdone, NYC is host to some major shows this weekend with Josh Liner being […]

Jeff Koons Installation @ Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital09

Jeff Koons and RxArt has teamed up to make the hospital a less intimidating space for young patients, hopefully helping to soothe fears and brighten moods. The world-renowned pop artist has transformed the usually sterile CT scan room with his familiar icons – including the Balloon Dog, Hanging Heart, and Monkeys. Known for being one of the most well-paid artists today, Koons generously provided the work with no artist fee. In addition, Kiehl’s also provided support for the project. Kudos to RxArt, Kiehl’s and Jeff […]
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Openings: Emma Tooth – “Extraordinary Paintings of Ordinary People” @ Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

AM went along to the opening of Emma Tooth’s exhibition “Extraordinary paintings of Ordinary People” this weekend at Derby Museum and Art Gallery. Lavishly dressed for the occasion in one her own creations, Ms. Tooth’s paintings were spread across two rooms of the Museum, and as we mentioned last week, both mixed in with the permanent collection of 18th Century artist Joseph Wright, and also in her own exhibition space with Wright’s paintings interspersed between Emma’s work. It was a treat so see paintings from […]

Preview: Boogie – “The Uncovering” @ Carmichael Gallery

This Saturday, July 10, Carmichael Gallery in Culver City opens a show of photographs by international photographer and Brooklyn resident Boogie. The artist, who was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, started his photographic career by documenting rebellion and civil unrest during the civil war in his native land. He has taken that experience and applied it to provide honest portrayals of the streets and fringes of society, including gangsters, prostitutes, and junkies. “The Uncovering” involves the narrative space between endings and new beginnings and […]

Streets: LUDO lenticular

While he was in London, LUDO (interviewed) decided to hit up the same spot where ROA’s famous lenticular rabbit once stood. In fact, you can see the remnants of that piece still peaking out from the bottom. For this new work, the Parisian street artist continued his “Nature’s Revenge” series with an apple that has something hidden inside, aptly named “The Apple Spy” Take a look at the side to side views of the piece after the jump as well as checking out more of […]

Previews: Travis Louie – “Curious Myths” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

This Saturday, Joshua Liner Gallery is prepped to showcase Travis Louie’s (featured) latest body of work entitled “Curious Myths”, the first solo show for Mr. Louie at the New York space. Looks like there will be 15 of Travis’ astonishing acrylic on panel pieces on display. It looks to be a doozy judging from this teaser pic of a large piece he’s working on (with two hands no less). Don’t worry, we’ll be on hand to witness the magic and document everything for you.  But […]