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Interviews: Brett Amory

Brett Amory is an artist living and working in San Francisco. Amory graduated from the Academy of Arts in 2005 and has been showing his work all over the country since graduating. Amory first made his mark with the release of “Convergence”, a book that came out in 2006 that he put out with some friends whose names you may recognize (Mars-1, David Choong Lee, Damon Soule, Oliver Vernon, and Nome Edona). We sat down with him for an interview ahead of his show opening […]

Openings: Vhils & JR @ Lazarides (Beverly Hills)

Last night, AM stopped by the spacious Lazarides popup gallery in Beverly Hills to take in the four-person show of Vhils, JR, Conor Harrington (interviewed), and Micallef (interviewed). Dubbed “Eurotrash,” the impressive grouping had ample room to each bring a full body of work for all to enjoy. We’ll start our coverage off by focusing in on Vhils and JR, who also collaborated on some street pieces in the week leading up to the opening. Portugal-based artist Vhils reprised his popular chiseled walls by bringing them […]

Openings: “Picks of the Harvest” @ Thinkspace Gallery (Culver City Artwalk)

Another stop on the Culver City Artwalk last weekend for us was “Picks of the Harvest” at Thinkspace Gallery. With the recent moves of several of our favorite galleries into the the area, the stroll through the art district has become alot more enjoyable and productive. Headlining the show were the tongue-in-cheek paintings from the always entertaining David MacDowell (featured). Also on display were many other works from the gallery’s roster of artists. More pics after the jump…

Live Painting: Jaybo, Remi/Rough & Juice 126 in London

This Thursday night in London sees Jaybo, also known as Monk, brings his first “ProjectRoom” live painting event to London. Past events in Jaybo’s home city of Berlin have featured Remi/Rough, Marco Grassi, Best/Ever and Herakut (interviewed), and this week the fun comes to the UK with Remi/Rough and Juice 126, who work together in the Agents of Change collective (featured), accompanying Jaybo with a one night only live painting installation in Red Bull’s Studio space. Read on for details of Remi & Jaybo’s joint […]
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Teaser: Kris Kuksi @ Scope Basel (Switzerland)

After great shows in San Francisco (covered) and New York (covered), it’s about time that master sculptor Kris Kuksi flexes his muscles across the ocean. Joshua Liner Gallery will host Kris Kuski’s latest body of work to be exhibited at Scope Art Fair at this year’s Basel Week in Switzerland. Look for AM to give you an on-site look at this year’s Basel Week from Switzerland. Discuss Kris Kuksi here. Join Kris Kuksi’s facebook fanpage here.

Interviews / Opening: Richard Colman “Keep Out The Light” @ New Image Art

After six months of studio time, and a week in the gallery prior to the opening installing his latest exhibition, Richard Colman opened his “Keep Out The Light” exhibition at New Image Art recently. We have been watching out for updates on how the show was coming together, as Colman’s shows are usually very installation heavy, and always exciting. Richard was pounding the tools until the early hours each day with the install, and the scale & intensity of this show certainly doesn’t disappoint – […]

Streets: Ben Eine’s alphabet street in London

We all know that Ben Eine’s alphabet shutters can brighten up any street right? Well, we were surprised that before now, Ben had never actually painted a full alphabet down one street, so AM went along to see how Middlesex Street in London, was getting turned into Alphabet Street. A new gallery in town, Electric Blue, had liaised with the local proprietors and shop owners and agreed that the shutters could be painted by Eine all along this largely ‘unpainted’ area sandwiched between Liverpool St […]

Releases: Mark Ryden – “The Gay 90’s” Show Invite & Lapel Pin

For those of you lusting over those special invites sent out for the Mark Ryden show last month at Paul Kasmin Gallery (covered), here is your chance. Porterhouse will releasing some of these at $90 a pop starting Thursday, June 10th at 8am (PST) which will be sure to sell out quickly. These will be limited to only an edition of 90 but don’t fret if you don’t get one, there is also a lapel pin of the “Pink Lincoln” painting from the show for sale […]

Openings: “Booked” @ Carmichael Gallery (Culver City Artwalk)

This past Saturday, one of the stops we made at the Culver City Artwalk that made us pause for a long while was “Booked” (previewed) at Carmichael Gallery. Focusing on gathering works from some of the brightest names in urban art, they rounded up a interesting mix that would appease even the most critical fan. Check it out after the jump.

Openings: Skullphone – “Digital Media” @ Subliminal Projects

This past Saturday, AM saw the return of Skullphone to his home of Los Angeles. The show “Digital Media” takes a closer look and questions the viewer about their relationship with technology. Skullphone always has packed opening, but this was one of the few where you had to line up and wait for the “one in one out” if you didn’t get there early. The pieces on display were visually stimulating and utilized Skullphone’s signature dot technique with pieces that were hand-composed with enamel and […]