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Upcoming: Elbow-Toe Open Studio / Print Release

Today and tomorrow in Brooklyn, Elbow-Toe (interviewed) will be participating in the Gowanus Open Studios. Those interested in his unique process involving shards of cut paper in place of brush strokes may want to head over today from 12 pm – 5:20 pm and on Sunday from 12 pm – 6 pm to chat with him and take a look at his work in person. He will also be releasing some limited editions, that are picture here, only available to be purchased in person for $275. Also note that his […]
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Previews: Ryan De La Hoz – ‘Shadow of Death’ @ SoMA Yacht Club, San Francisco

This weekend Bay Area artist Ryan De La Hoz opens his latest solo exhibition Shadow of Death at SoMA Yacht Club in San Francisco. The show will feature an all new collection of work across a variety of mediums we have come to expect from this versatile maker. De La Hoz’s highly graphical style utilises recurring motifs in his work such as television static and ancient Greek imagery in commentary of how the past affects the future. Each of his works involves an element of […]
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Showing: Damien Hirst – “Schizophrenogenesis” @ Paul Stolper Gallery

Last week, just prior to the opening of the Frieze Art Fair in London, the Paul Stolper Gallery hosted the opening for a new solo from Damien Hirst. Consisting of sculptural works and screen prints of medical paraphernalia including medicine bottles, pharmaceutical boxes, ampoules, syringes, a scalpel, and drug packaging all blown up to larger scale, fans can see how this body of work entitled SCHIZOPHRENOGENESIS is an extension of his pill cabinet installations. Hirst further states – “Pills are a brilliant little form, better than any minimalist art. […]
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Showing: Dan Colen – “Miracle Paintings” @ Gagosian (New York)

Showing through this weekend at the 555 West 24th Street location of the Gagosian Gallery in New York is a solo from Dan Colen entitled Miracle Paintings. Considered one of the foremost members of the so called “Bowery School” or “Warhol’s Children” generation of artists, the locally based artist continues to explore “to what extent does art come from the artist, and to what extent does it arise from forces independent of the artist.” These latest large scale paintings are based on mythic Fantasia movie from Disney, so it comes […]
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Openings: CT Nelson – “Thick With Instinct” @ Knew Conscious Gallery

AM was on hand at Knew Conscious for the October 11th opening of Thick With Instinct, the latest work from Denver artist CT Nelson. This is his third solo show in as many years at the gallery, and as with previous years, fans will note his signature raging fields of flowing lights and haunting imagery. One of the stars of the Denver art scene, his annual show always draws a big crowd of enthusiastic viewers. The show is on display now through November 7th.
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Studio Visits: Alfred Steiner – “Likelihood of Confusion” @ Joshua Liner

Set to open his first solo exhibition tomorrow with Joshua Liner Gallery, Alfred Steiner welcomed us into his laboratory in Chelsea. The American artist has long been on our radar with his amazingly realistic watercolors and creative approach to assembling iconic symbols & images based on the long standing Freudian technique of free association. On every piece he creates, the viewer will likely find something memorable and thought provoking. Entitled Likelihood of Confusion, this new body of work will not only include his signature watercolors, but also two oil fiberboards that […]
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Previews: Tiffany Bozic – “Qualia” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

For Tiffany Bozic’s third exhibition opening October 16th at Joshua Liner Gallery (see 2010 & 2012), she has produced a stunning new series of paintings artistically exploring how various species (including our own) perceive the world around them. Entitled Qualia, the nine works of acrylic on maple panel showcases the San Francisco-based painter’s continued refinement and of her increasingly complex and detailed style. She further explains: “I call this show Qualia, which refers to individual subjective properties of our own conscious experiences. The way you experience the color blue […]
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Previews: Andrew Mackenzie – ‘Veined With Shadow Branches’ @ Sarah Myerscough Gallery

Andrew Mackenzie’s connection to his environment is worn plainly on his sleeve. The artist is based in the Scottish Borders, where the nature-rich source imagery for his beautifully rendered oil paintings is found in abundance. His work explores the connectivity between the natural landscape and the built environment, and interestingly all of the oil-painted scenes are given a viewpoint from an edge; be it the edge of a lake, a forest, a road or a mountain. Mackenzie’s work depicts an inclination towards abstraction, and through the […]
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Previews: Brendan Monroe – “Blobography” @ Heath Ceramics (Los Angeles)

In another collaboration (see McFetridge here)  that makes sense for both parties, Heath Ceramics in Los Angeles will be presenting a show from Brendan Monroe (interviewed) early next month. Blobography will feature organic sculptural forms from the Bay Area-based artist, which have always been an extension of his science-influenced imagery. Tickets to the opening reception on November 1st are available here. Discuss Brendan Monroe here.
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Setup: Inka Essenhigh – “Comet Dust & Crystal Shards” @ Jacob Lewis Gallery

There’s a fresh player in the gallery ranks of New York City and it’s Jacob Lewis Gallery. AM visited the newly minted space in Chelsea as they prepared for their inaugural exhibition featuring the dreamy touches of Inka Essenhigh. Entitled Comet Dust & Crystal Shards, these new paintings have been in the works for over a year as the locally-based artist utilized the changing seasons around her as part inspiration for her surreal imagery. Melding external influences with her unique creative process, Essenhigh effortlessly blends imagination & mystery with the tangible […]