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Openings: “Love Conquers All” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last Saturday night, AM stopped by the “Love Conquers All” show in Culver City at the Thinkspace Gallery. The exhibition’s concept was based on the struggle of the gay community for equality with part of the proceeds were donated to Equality California. Things don’t always turn out well for themed group shows, but this time, many of the artists were able to maintain their signature imagery yet at the same time subtly produce relevant works. More images from the opening after the jump…
David Choong Lee setup. Image via Sori Kim.

Highlights: Recommended Openings for this Weekend

With the quiet summer art season in full effect, the list of recommended shows is shorter than usual but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any quality shows. For example, take a look at the possible crazy installs coming up for David Choong Lee as he gets ready for his show at LeBasse Projects this weekend. As the art world becomes increasingly year-round, eventually there will probably be no lulls in the calendar at all. More listings after the jump…
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Streets: Know Hope Trainwriting

It looks like Israeli street meistro Know Hope recently visited Croatia and tried his hand at the time-honored tradition of train-writing (ala Labrona & Barry McGee). Of course, he used some signature imagery as well as continued his penchant for street poetry. Another piece after the jump…

Openings: Naoto Hattori – “Super Bionics” @ Copro Gallery

Opening concurrently with Rob Sato last Saturday night at Copro Gallery was “Super Bionics” from Naoto Hattori. Attendees of the show were treated to the delightfully grotesque yet beautiful world of Hattori where floating heads, transformed animalia, and a melting pot of organic psychodelia is the norm. Take a look at more pics after the jump…

Streets: Mac in Dublin

Mac, who we recently watched painting a mural in Culver City, posted up some pics of the work he did in Dublin. Since he is part Irish, these pieces were especially meaningful to him. The one above was done for the Kings of Concrete festival and based on a detail from a painting by Gabriel Max entitled “the Raising of Jairus’ Daughter” and is in reference to the simmering conflict still in Ireland. More details of this piece done in his signature striated style as […]

Openings: Rob Sato – “Muscle Memories” @ Copro Gallery

Last weekend, AM stopped by Copro Gallery to check out the new body of work from Rob Sato entitled “Muscle Memories.” This collection of watercolors, limited editions, and even some works on slides bombarded attendees with the stunning individual detail of each piece, yet if taken as a whole when taking a step back, the kinetic clusters define intricate compositions and gives a look into Sato’s imagination. More pics after the jump…

Openings: FrePrs – “Vivid Fiction” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

A couple weekends ago, Samuel Lowder aka Freprs’ joint show with Aiko and Junko Mizuno opened at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery. On display, were his daring color combinations and stencil work inspired by “old advertisements, cartoons, and cinema”. Lowder began as a graffiti artist based in the Los Angeles in the early 90’s has since progressed to stenciling and pasting. More pics after the jump…
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Interview with Gaye Advert / Preview: “Beyond Punk” @ Signal Gallery

Two of our cultural loves come together this week in an artistic punk rock mash-up. “Beyond Punk” is a group art exhibition curated by femme punk icon Gaye Advert, the former bass guitarist of The Adverts. The show features a selection of musicians from the punk era who were either artists prior to being engulfed in the music scene or have turned to art as their form of expression. Several artists featured in the show are non-musicians, but have been long time followers of the […]

Books: Yoshitomo Nara – “Nobody’s Fool” Box Set

Remember when we mentioned that Yoshitomo Nara will be unveiling a pair of statues on the Upper East Side and his retrospective at the Asia Society? Well even better news – a special book boxed set will be released on September 1st to go along with this opening of “Nobody’s Fool”. The comprehensive monograph documents much of the 20 years of work for Nara and will give us an in depth view on one of our favorite artists. Pre-order it here from Abrams. Thanks to Slamxhype. Discuss Yoshitomo […]

Streets: Os Gemeos x Futura in NYC (Part 4)

As we continue to witness this mural collaboration go up in front of our eyes between Os Gemeos and Futura, we are just amazed by the detailed work put in by the street legends. Here we see some simultaneous tag team work as the twins put in some finishing touches and as Futura continues working in his signature pointman motif. More pics after the jump…