Dennis McNett’sÂ (streets)Â show “Year of the Wolfbat” (setup) at Thinkspace Gallery was a whiff of fresh air for the Los Angeles art scene. With a body of work that felt raw andÂ organic, the printmaking teacher at the Pratt InstituteÂ filled the gallery with a strong mixture of installation andÂ sculpture pieces, as well as hand-carvedÂ works on wood and of course, silk-screened works on cloth and paper, all of whichÂ centered aroundÂ Dennis’ animal and nature motifs. Those who weren’t able to make it to the two-day only show, don’t fret.Â AM’sÂ got […]
Saturday night, AM attended the opening of Joshua Liner Gallery’s summer group exhibition, which collects solid works from a very strong roster of artists, some of whom the gallery has shown previously and others of whom the gallery is working with for the first time. From the show, it is clear that Liner is actively evolving and maturing his gallery. And from the response from collectors and others at the opening, it seems that what he’s doing is working. More after the jump…
Armsrock (interviewed), who recently opened a dual show with Chris Stain in NY, posted up some pictures of what looks like an old shipyard.Â Apparently only he knows the location as he labeled it “Secret Places.”Â Wherever it may be, anyone who wanders into this area will be inspired by the quiet beauty these pieces add to the rusted hulls and weathered timber. More after the jump.
New York gallery Sloan Fine Art recently released an exclusive giclee print from one of the leading lights of the pop-surrealism scene – Marion Peck.Â The painting, of which this print is based on, was one of the stand out pieces featured in Marion’s recent solo show with Sloan Fine Art – “Ladies and Clowns” (covered).Â The print is released in an edition of just 40, and after pre-sales to Alix Sloan’s Marion Peck collector list, we understand that now there are just a handful […]
The London Police (TLP) are coming to LA!Â Last we saw them, they were opening a solo show at Stolenspace in April (covered).Â In these teaser pics, we can definitely see references such as Disneyland, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood sign among many others.Â Their solo “Brothers in Arms” is set to open September 10th at Carmichael Gallery. More pics after the jump.
Most of you have probably see Mark Dean Veca’s (interviewed) iconic Popeye image, perhaps from the large mural he did in his big retrospective exhibition at UCSD last January.Â What you may not have seen though is the spinach-loving sailor’s entire crew including Bluto, Olive Oyl, Sweat Pea, and Wimpy rendered in Mark’s signature psychedelic and visceral â€œToile de Jouyâ€ patterns. Along with this “Popeyeconography” series of 36″ x 24″ paintings he did for Hotwire Comics 2 (Fantagraphics), he will also have paintings that reference […]
As reported in our preview, Wednesday, August 12 saw the opening of VICE Magazine’s Photo Exhibition, a traveling show organized in association with G-Shock on occasion of the 2009 VICE Photo Issue, at Printspace in London.Â The inaugural event was well attended by English art fans that were able to see fantastic photographs up close from some of the best contemporary photographers in America, including Terry Richardson, Ryan McGinley, and Richard Kern.Â Londoners have two weeks until the show travels to Spain, so be sure […]
Sometime tomorrow, Kentucky-based gallery/print house The BLDG will be releasing a new silkscreen print by Brooklyn artist Matt Haber, who is currently participating in Jonathan LeVine Gallery’s summer group show Beach Blanket Bingo (covered). The 15.5″ x 20″, 9-color, handpulled print, entitled Sniper, is an edition of 100 and will be priced at $125. Available here.
HelloVon, the London artist whose work first caught our eye at the “New Utopia” show at Subliminal Projects, just sent us a time-lapse video of one of his pieces for his upcoming show at Cerasoli Gallery.Â Entitled “Semblance,” his new body of work will no doubt feature and interesting mix of loose and detailed elements in each piece. We’ll have more to follow as the show draws closer but take a look at another image after the jump…
Ericailcane, one of the stars of last year’s event, has returned toÂ FAME Festival (our coverage here). This newly finished mural is very touching and is an interesting continuation of Blu’s statement about the pollution that has devastated Grottaglie in recent years. As directorÂ Angelo Milano informed AM, one of the festival’s primary goals is “to attract attention to some very filthy moves by the town politicians, who have installed a huge (and constantly growing) special wastes dump on our territory. Trash is coming all the way […]