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Preview: Alex Lukas & Matt Leines @ Guerrero Gallery

Alex Lukas and Matt Leines are about to show at Guerrero Gallery this weekend, May 8th, and both artists look to be showing some new direction. With Alex we were looking forward to seeing urban environments which are often used to depict a not so distant future where a disaster has overtaken mankind. With this show, we see his work evolving as he’s moving a little away from focusing on cityscapes as we last saw in his show at Glowlab (covered). Matt Leines’ work also […]
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Preview: Jana Brike – “The Lost Children” @ Distinction Gallery

UK based artist Jana Brike will be bringing her surrealistic “paintings” stateside for a solo show opening this weekend at the Distinction Gallery. Much like how her special technique blends the digital with more tradional methods, her artistic vision appears to be a strange yet fantastic melding of the human and plant word creating some unforgettable imagery. “The Lost Children” opens on May 8th and for those interested, check out more preview images after the jump…

Preview: Joao Ruas “III” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last time we saw Joao Ruas, he was showing beside Allison Sommers (covered) in his first ever US show and it left us wanting more. Now he’s again showing beside Allison (previewed) at Thinkspace Gallery and we’ll be there to cover it when it opens tonight, May 7th. Check out a few preview images after the jump.

Streets: EINE in Japan

It looks like UK street artist EINE was over in Japan for a show at Gallery 503 recently. Apparently, he had a lot of time to throw up some pieces in the street, mainly due to getting stranded because of the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland.  Eine ended up painting 22 shutters and walls, though it looks like he only used the English alphabet for his fans in Tokyo… Take a look at more images after the jump.

Openings: Shepard Fairey – “May Day” @ Deitch Projects (Part 1)

Last weekend, Shepard Fairey (featured) held his latest solo show “May Day” at the legendary Deitch Projects in New York City and effectively shut down a small part of SoHo with the crowds he drew at the opening night festivities. It seemed as though anyone and everyone who had an interest in art was in attendance. Celebrities, artists, gallerists, art affectionados, collectors and loyal fans of Obey Giant came from all over the world to attend the show. Fans traveled from Germany, Memphis, San Francisco, […]

Preview: Allison Sommers – “Schlareffenland” @ Thinkspace Gallery

This weekend, Allison Sommers (interviewed) will be bringing her merry band of longnecks to Culver City for an exhibition at the Thinkspace Gallery. This time, she has given a name to the strange yet beautiful world her characters inhabit – Schlareffenland, also the title of the show. Based off some of the most imaginative worlds we have seen, this new body of work will include incredibly detailed paintings, sculptures, and drawings. Take a look at some preview images after the jump as well as taking […]

Events: Swoon book signing

This Saturday (May 8th, 6-9pm), Williamburg’s Urban Art Projects will host a special event to celebrate the release of Swoon’s first monograph of her work, published by Abrams. She will be signing copies of the self-titled book, which includes essays, images and thoughts, and an introduction by Jeffrey Deitch. Along with the book signing, Swoon is working with Urban Art Projects and a team of engineers and architects to produce a domed sculpture to be exhibited at Urban Art Projects’ inaugural Williamsburg Waterfront Sculpture Exhibition […]
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Interviews / Preview: Ana Bagayan – “Flutter” @ Mondo Bizzarro Gallery

Ana Bagayan should need no introduction to regular readers of AM, her stunning portraiture and contemporary figurative work being a regular feature here as her work continues to evolve with each and every new show. Entitled “Flutter”, Ana’s latest solo exhibition and her first body of work to be shown overseas, opens this weekend on Saturday 8th May at Rome’s Mondo Bizzaro Gallery. We caught up with Ana ahead of the opening. Read on for our interview and some further preview images after the jump.

Openings: Hush – “Passing Through” @ Shooting Gallery

Completing a trio of great shows (along with ABOVE and Blek le Rat) on a great art weekend for SF was Hush’s (interviewed) “Passing Through” at the Shooting Gallery. In somewhat of a departure from previous work as hinted by our studio visit, the Newcastle-based artist, known for his anime influenced imagery, has been experimenting with a more realistic form with some great results, but as you can see from the triptych above, he isn’t opposed to mixing the old with the new. More opening […]

Giveaway: “Beyond the Street: The 100 Most Important Figures in Urban Art”

We brought you some news last week of the impending book release and launch parties in London and New York that publisher Gestalten is planning for “Beyond the Street: The 100 Most Important Figures in Urban Art”, and now some further details have been released regarding the London launch party co-hosted by Gestalten and Simon de Pury. The May 7th event runs from 6pm until 9pm at Philips de Pury, Howick Place, London SW1 1BB. The reception is open to all, but see the flyer […]