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Preview: Loreta Sáez Franco – “The Highlights” @ Keep Smiling Gallery (London)

Whilst AM was in London last week, we bumped into Spanish artist and London resident Loreta Sáez Franco at the Frieze Art Fair. She told us of her solo exhibition opening in London this Thursday, October 21st and showed us some images of the work. “The Highlights” are bold colour compositions steeped in the traditions of abstraction and expressionism, and the exhibition also features a series of works the Central St Martins graduate calls her “wallpapers”. These pieces take the form of “The Highlights” artworks and […]

Openings: Know Hope – “There is Nothing Dear (There Is Too Much Dear)” @ Show & Tell Gallery

A couple weeks ago, the show we told you about, “There is Nothing Dear (There Is Too Much Dear)”, opened up in Toronto at the Show & Tell Gallery. The exhibition featured some beautiful works from Know Hope (some of his most complex ever we feel), as well as installations throughout the showspace. Take a look at more opening pics after the jump as well as the actual pieces here.

Releases: Aaron Horkey’s Retrospective Series Suite 2

Dropping in just a few days (October 25th to be exact) is the next installment in the ongoing Aaron Horkey / Deadarts Publishing Retrospective Series. A set of gorgeous letterpress prints, Horkey’s first suite (which was released a few months back) aimed to impress with every meticulous aspect of the release accounted for and the attention to detail going far above and beyond. Included in the previous suite was such finery as silkscreened COAs (almost a beautiful as the prints themselves), wax seals, embossing, gocco […]

Preview / Video: Tara McPherson – “The Bunny in the Moon” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be hosting Tara McPherson’s newest body of work this Saturday night when her solo show “The Bunny in the Moon” opens. Babelgum took time to stop by her studio leading up to the show and interview Tara about the new paintings. It’s pretty interesting hearing her talk about different sources of inspiration that come together to form one piece. Take a look at some teaser pics we have for you after the jump…

Beyond Eden ’10: Overview

For those of you who missed it, we have a photo summary of this year’s Beyond Eden Art Fair. We’ve highlighted certain aspects of the event already, but this will give you an overview of the type of art that was seen this year (like the Dabs Myla piece seen above). Over three thousand people attended the second annual fair that is the only one of it’s kind highlighting the so-called New Contemporary art movement, and hopefully next year, it will continue to grow and […]

Showing: Ai Weiwei – “Sunflower Seeds” Installation @ Tate Modern

Last week, we had the pleasure of making the journey out to the Tate Modern in London to experience Ai Weiwei’s latest installation. The contemporary artist from China worked with the village of Jingdezhen to individually mold and hand paint over 100 million ceramic “Sunflower Seeds” which lined the entry hall adjacent to main doors of the museum. Every person was invited to partake and interact with the “land of seeds”. It was a romp for many who jumped, ran, played, and even laid down […]

Teaser: TrustoCorp – “New Americana” @ Gallery 1988 (LA)

This Saturday night, October 23rd, street art conglomerate Trustocorp makes a debut appearance in Los Angeles at Gallery 1988. Get ready for a healthy dose of political satire highlighting the absurdity of modern American Culture entitled “New Americana” at the Melrose gallery. Although known mostly for the remixed street signs, if the last show in NY was any indication, the exhibition will be much more immersive than that. Perhaps this new series of works targeting the education system (example above) will be included in this […]

Teaser: Nicoletta Ceccoli – “Incubi Celesti” @ Dorothy Circus

One of our favorite artists, Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed), will be opening up a new solo show at the end of this month in Italy. The San Marino-based artist will be bringing a new body of work to nearby Rome to the Dorothy Circus Gallery and from the look of things, her imagery seems to be taking a darker turn. We are sure you’ll be interested in seeing a full preview, but for now, enjoy a look at this piece in the show – “Incanto”. Discuss […]

Streets: Erica Il Cane & Lucy McLauchlan in Lisbon

After another wildly successful Fame Festival this year under his belt, Angelo Milano headed down to Lisbon for Part II of the CRONO project (see Part I with Os Gemeos, Blu, and Sam3). This time, Erica Il Cane & Lucy McLauchlan were on hand to work on a collaboration piece (you can see the Sam3 piece peeking out on the left). Take a closer look after the jump courtesy of Stick2target.

Releases: Mark Ryden – “The Tree of Life” Lithograph

Mark Ryden fans rejoice (especially those in the greater Los Angeles area). This Thursday, October 21st (8:00 a.m. PDT), Porterhouse will be releasing a limited edition (run of 500) lithograph of one of Ryden’s most beloved images – “The Tree of Life.” The reason? To commemorate the fact that the painting will be on exhibition in “The Artist’s Museum, Los Angeles Artists 1980-2010″ show at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) starting on October 31st. More detailed views after the jump…