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Showing: John Knuth – “Nothing Without Providence” @ David B. Smith Gallery

You may remember awhile back, we shared a video from artist John Knuth and his unique form of markmaking. By feeding houseflies pigments and then allowing them to run through part of their life cycles on canvas on site at the David B. Smith Gallery in Denver, the Los Angeles-based artist was able to create some abstract paintings through his little assistants’ labor. Nothing Without Providence, a reference to the Colorado state motto, runs through July 10th.
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Previews: Jonathan Yeo – “Exposure” @ Circle Culture Gallery

Opening on the 10th of July, Exposure will be Jonathan Yeo’s second show with Circle Culture Gallery and the first time he is showing works in Hamburg. The exhibition will primarily consist of his infamous Leaf Works, created using the artist’s distinctive form of pornographic collage. Yeo started the this series in 2008, displaying them in New York and Los Angeles, but this show will be the first, and possibly the last time these pieces are shown together as a coherent body of work. The idea behind these works […]
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Recap: “Highlights From Past SFAQ [Projects] 2012–2015″ @ SFAQ [Project] Space

Just closing over the weekend at the SFAQ [Project] Space, the gallery space of the magazine, was a show entitled Highlights From Past SFAQ [Projects] 2012–2015. The title of the exhibition speaks for itself – artists who have collaborated with the publication before on pullouts or inserts have these projects on display along with an artwork that corresponds to it. These eleven artists are Alexandre Arrechea Arrechea, Chris Burden, Amy Franceschini, Paul Kos, Tom Marioni, Sean McFarland, Mark Mulroney, Barry McGee (seen above), Guy Overfelt, Rafael Rozendaal […]
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Openings: Jeff Soto – “Nightgardens” @ KP Projects / MKG

Over the weekend, fans of Jeff Soto (interviewed) enjoyed his first showing in Los Angeles in almost a decade. Entitled Nightgardens, the exhibition of KP Projects / MKG featured a series of new acrylic on panel and watercolor paintings incorporating some of the Riverside-based artist’s familiar characters in the midst of some adventure as well as some more abstract still-life like compositions. Featuring a lush color palette, oftentimes referencing the title of the show with its after dark scenes, the fresh collection of works also included crowd pleasers like the […]
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Previews: “Summer Group Show” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

On July 2nd, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will be opening their first Summer Group Show featuring work from their diverse roster of artists – painters, sculptors, muralists, installation, and textile artists. Spanning all types of mediums, you can expect more from the lineup of Aaron De La Cruz, Brett Amory, Casey Gray, Crystal Wagner, Derek Weisberg, Drew Leshko, Erin M. Riley (seen above), Erik Jones, GATS, Joel Daniel Phillips, Jessica Hess, John Wentz, Lucien Shapiro, Nychos, Ravi Zupa, Scott Scheidly, Shawn Huckins, Tracey Snelling, […]
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Overtime: June 22 – June 28

More stories from the week that ended June 28 (click on bolded words for more information): Documentation of Landon Metz’ show at Andersen’s. RIP: Miriam Schapiro, who died at the age of 91. Cady Noland disavows another one of her works after it was restored without her consultation. Richard Dorment looks back on his career as an art critic as he heads into retirement. Worker accidentally dismantles and throws out Jim Osman outdoor sculpture he mistook for trash. Anish Kapoor feels that vandalization of his vagina sculpture […]
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Openings: “Vitality and Verve” @ Long Beach Museum of Art

Leading up to the opening of the Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape exhibition last night at the Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA), we had the opportunity for a preview look at some the murals being created (shared with you here & here). From what we saw, we were really excited to see the culmination of something historic and what we have never seen to this scale before with you – a museum exhibition featuring epic indoor murals from a strong roster of what is a mix of […]
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Previews: Mike Lee – “Still Life” @ Giant Robot 2

Tonight (June 27) at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles, Still Life will open featuring the work of Mike Lee and Vincent Nguyen. The drawings of Lee are what caught our eyes – compartmentalized slices of urban life that let the viewer take a bird’s eye view of the scene, while letting us peek inside of things that we would never have seen from that perspective. Also, the NY-based artist makes good use of negative space to focus our attention on each particular subject, which […]
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Maya Hayuk Sues Starbucks

For those who frequent Starbucks, you will have no doubt seen artwork that looks disturbingly similar to the work of Maya Hayuk, an artist whose work has been covered here on AM for a while. Coinciding with the release of their new Mini Frappuccinos last month, the promotional material features crossing stripes of color often seen in the Brooklyn-based artist’s gallery work and outdoor murals. And if it’s true that Starbucks’ ad agency reached out to her last October regarding the project (which she declined due to […]
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Recap: Art Basel ’15 (Part II)

Last week, AM visited Basel Week Switzerland, with the highlight being the main fair – Art Basel. After the first part of our coverage earlier this week, we now have a second set of photos for you to enjoy fro the 46th edition of the fair. Take a look at what you missed (including the Galerie Perrotin booth above with Jean-Michel Othoniel & KAWS), as well as some shot from other satellite fairs (click here for shots of SCOPE and VOLTA). Photo credit: @gamma888 for Arrested Motion.
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