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Openings: “Love & Hate” @ StolenSpace

Last month, the StolenSpace Gallery in London hosted a show that opened around Valentine’s Day appropriate to the theme entitled Love & Hate. For the group exhibition, most artists created two works, one for each of the strong emotions that often seems linked hand in hand depending on the situation. Because of the concept behind the showing, the pieces that were presented had an interesting dichotomy that made the exhibition well worth seeing. More photos after the jump by Henrik Haven…

Openings: Andrew Schoultz & Richard Colman – “To Be Announced” @ V1 Gallery

Several days ago, the V1 Gallery in Copenhagen played host to two talented artists from the US, Andrew Schoultz and Richard Colman, finally fulfilling their longstanding wish to exhibit together in a joint show. To Be Announced presents bodies of work where both San Francisco-based artists venture into new territory together with experimentations in fresh artistic styles (for some of their pieces). Schoultz continues his exploration of the imagery of the American flag, spurred by his discovery when purchasing this symbol of his home country, […]

Preview: “International Women” @ Warrington Museum

With the opening scheduled for March 29th, the Warrington Museum in UK gets ready to host International Women, a group show featuring 15 artists from 10 countries. Curated by Frankie Shea & Tina Ziegler, the lineup includes Catalina Estrada, Elizabeth Mcgrath, Faith 47, Hera, Holly Thoburn, Kukula, Mel Kadel, Miss Van, Pam Glew, Sarah Joncas, Stella Im Hultberg, Swoon, Tara Mcpherson and Xue Wang. A peek at a couple more pieces in the show after the jump…

Rewind: March 19 – March 25

The Guggenheim in New York is currently showing a can’t miss retrospective from the late John Chamberlain. The renowned American sculptor, known as the artist who successfully translated Abstract Expressionism into three dimensions, is perhaps most most famous for his crushed car pieces, which are despite the materials – collages. Watch the video above as curator Susan Davidson talks about the exhibition. See more videos (via Artlog) about the Chamberlain showing after the jump as well as other notable videos we collected for you this week […]

Overtime: March 19 – March 25

Nudes in famous paintings re-imagined for today’s model-skinny “standards.” Kevin Costner sued by Peggy Detmers over breach of contract regarding display of her artwork. Van Gogh painting discovered and confirmed and there may be another one underneath it. Two men arrested for handling stolen LS Lowry paintings. 10 die in Egypt while illegally digging for ancient treasures. Chinese farmer gets 13 years in jail for stealing works of art & jewels from the Forbidden City. Stanley Tucci addresses Congress to advocate for a 6% increase […]

Openings: Brendan Monroe – “Observations of Light & Matter” @ Cooper Cole

Earlier this month, the Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto opened up an exhibition showcasing a new body of work from Brendan Monroe (interviewed). Along with an artist talk the following day, the Bay Area-based artist introduced his science-inspired imagery to his fans up further North. From his interest in the microscopic to the vast cosmos, Monroe has put together a collection of paintings and sculptures that express his continued search to understand the physics in nature all around us. Tomorrow is last day of the […]

Art Focus: Laurent Craste

For this weekend’s Art Focus feature, we wanted to point you to the work of Laurent Craste. The French sculptor creates these ornate porcelain pieces that would be classic works except that he literally “throws a wrench in things” by having various items like baseball bats, axes, knives, nails and more embedded in them. By utilizing the typical decorative item as an indicator for social status, instruments of political power, and demonstrations of ostentatious luxury, the Montreal-based artist is able to make a statement with […]
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Studio Visit / Preview: Brett Amory – “Waiting 101″ @ Lazarides (Newcastle)

A few Sundays ago, AM decided to swing by Brett Amory’s Oakland studio while he was preparing for his upcoming Lazarides solo entitled Waiting 101 at the Newcastle location. This show marks an evolution in his creative process, as he now carries his iPhone everywhere he goes and is able to immediately capture a moment whenever he feels inspired (whereas before, it would take months to compile images to use for his work). One thing we noticed was that all of the work for the […]

Preview: “Juxtapoz Turns 18″ @ Copro Gallery

This Saturday night, March 24th, the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica will play host to a group exhibition celebrating 18 years of Juxtapoz goodness.  An excellent lineup of artists have submitted work to pay their respects to the counter-culture magazine that has revolutionized the art scene including Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Andrew Schoultz, Souther Salazar, Anthony Ausgang, Tiffany Bozic, Candice Tripp, SHAG and many more. Take a look at more preview images and the showcard after the jump…

Album Covers: James Jean x Talib Kweli – “Prisoner of Conscious”

As with many other artists followed by AM in the past, it looks like James Jean (featured) has been tapped to provided the cover art for Talib Kweli’s new album Prisoner of Conscious. Featuring the LA-based artist’s intricate stylings as a mask, the American rapper has chosen the title from his constant labeling as a “conscious rapper” and as a play off Nigerian reggae artist Majek Fashek’s album named Prisoner of Conscience. For those looking for more from Jean, look for his work in an upcoming group […]
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