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Showing: Barry McGee @ Workshop Arte Contemporanea (Venice)

Slipping quietly under the radar in the wake of his impressive exhibition in London back in July, Barry McGee unveiled another new body of work just a short distance away from the UK this past weekend. Perhaps making up for lost time abroad, Workshop Arte Contemporanea this time plays host in Venice, Italy, where a wide range of Barry’s signature “clusters” are on display. Constructed of acrylic-painted panels and incorporating geometric patterns, typography, portraiture, the odd household cleaner (ie. Clorox), as well as some composed […]

Previews: Chris Johanson – “Alright Alright” @ Malmö Konsthall (Sweden)

Portland-based contemporary artist Chris Johnason is set to open a retrospective exhibition with Malmö Konsthall in Sweden. Hailing from the influential Mission School art movement that sprung up in San Francisco during the mid-1990’s, as well as featured prominently in the Beautiful Losers museum exhibition in 2005 and subsequent documentary film that helped to shine a light on the trailblazing collective of artists, Alright Alright showcases a wide arc of Johanson’s artistic career. Through a selection of old and new paintings, drawings, and installations, the […]

Studio Visit / Preview: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Picking Up Where We Left Off” @ LeBasse Projects – Culver City

During this past Labor Day weekend, AM had the privilege to visit Yoskay Yamamoto’s (interviewed) studio as he prepares to present his forth solo exhibition at LeBasse Projects Culver City location. The show titled Picking Up Where We Left Off opening on September 10th will feature paintings as well as sculptures that attempt to touch on both his Japanese heritage and his time living in the United States. This latest exhibit continues to highlight his style which often focuses on the face as a way to […]

Giveaway / Releases: Kai & Sunny ‘Ghost Flower’ Screenprint

Kai & Sunny have just released a new screen-print entitled Ghost Flower as featured as a large format image at their recent London exhibition at StolenSpace, The Flower Show. We’re pretty enthralled by their dynamic imagery and thought that this image was one of the stand-outs of the show. The large format edition sold out at the exhibition, but now this smaller and more manageable edition can be purchased at Kai & Sunny’s website. Or, you may want to try your luck on our giveaway. […]

Openings: Brett Amory – “White Light” @ Anno Domini

Bay Area-based Brett Amory (interviewed) unveiled his latest paintings in his Waiting series for his exhibition, White Light at Anno Domini in San Jose, CA (previewed) on Saturday night. The Waiting series features anonymous snapshots in an urban environment, which is a commentary on an individuals’ seemingly impossible task of trying to find existence in society in which they are so detached. The work in White Light aims to express a sense of freedom and that we are able to choose whether we exist through […]

Streets: Interesni Kazki (Slovakia)

Since July, we have already seen three huge murals from Interesni Kazki in Russia, Ibiza, and Portugal. The Ukranian duo continues their hot streak with this newest wall in Košice, Slovakia featuring some of their signature surreal imagery. Look for a gallery show from the two at the end of the month in Milan at the Avantgarden Gallery. More views after the jump…

Studio Visits: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “East Weets Mest” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Opening this Thursday, September 8th, at Chelsea’s Joshua Liner Gallery is East Weets Mest, the second full-gallery solo exhibition by Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) Recently, we were lucky enough to have the chance to visit Matsu’s studio as he was finishing preparing for the show, and we were blown-away by what we saw. Matsu has been hard at work on an impressive collection for this show, including an amazing large-scale painting and two intricate sculptures. And from his description of the installation he’s planning, East Weets […]

Streets: Joe Sorren

It looks like gifted painter Joe Sorren’s (featured) has painted another wall in his home city (see the previous The Veridic Gardens of Effie Leroux), this time in collaboration with Lyle Motley. This wonderful new piece entitled Galápagos is located in Flagstaff at 209 Benton Avenue (La Famiglia Foto) is perhaps a warmup to his show coming up next month at Dorothy Circus in Italy.  We’ll have more on that soon, but for now, take a look at a more detailed shot of the mural after […]

Streets: “______ capitalism?” (Norway)

Artists have been hard at work the past week getting up in Norway for the ______ capitalism? event put on by the NHH Norwegian School of Economics in close collaboration with the Nuart Festival. If you remember back in July, Eine was the first to paint a piece for the project, but others like M-City, Escif, Dolk, and Hyuro have joined in the fun to challenge the leading business school’s ideological foundations directly on their walls. The unlikely pairing of the street artists with the school […]

Video: Charles Schulz Draws Charlie Brown

In the over 30 year history of the Peanuts comic strip, the iconic characters have been inspiration for generations of artists, with some recent renditions of Charlie Brown featured here on AM (see Banksy and Tim O’Brien).  Now comes an archived short clip from the never released documentary, A Boy Named Charlie Brown, of creator Charles Schulz drawing the lovable loser and talking about what the character means to him on a personal level. Via The World’s Best Ever.