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Teaser: Ryan McGinness – “Art History Is Not Linear” @ Page Bond Gallery

A different kind of show opens tonight in Richmond, Virginia entitled Art History Is Not Linear at the Page Bond Gallery.  Ryan McGinness has taken paintings from the permanent collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and reduced them to their basic elements with his same special technique utilized in his recent blacklight series of paintings. It will be interesting to see what kind of dialogue is created with the chosen paintings seen in a new context.

Preview: Josh Keyes – “The Magician’s Garden” @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery

Ever the social activist at heart, Josh Keyes (interviewed) will continue to provoke thought, inspire conversation, and motivate change through his art. Opening Thursday, April 7th, The Magician’s Garden (teased) provides timely commentary on the increasingly pervasive genetic modifications invading our food and ecological systems, among other pertinent political issues of the day (such as border control), through a series of haunting and mythical imagery. Josh talks about the inspiration for this body of work in a recent interview with Fecal Face, stating “the fear […]
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Preview: Ryan McGinley – “Somewhere Place” @ Galerie Gabriel Rolt

For the first time since 2007, Ryan McGinley will be exporting his provocative photography to The Netherlands. Opening Saturday, April 9th at Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Somewhere Place will see the New York artist continue his musings on love, lust, youth, mortality, all conveyed through the cinematic styling he has come to perfect. Piggybacking on the portraiture first introduced with his Team Gallery solo, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (covered), and further developed with the inclusion of wild animals during his Life Adjustment Center (covered) show […]

Openings: “Momentum” @ Lebasse Projects (Chinatown)

Last weekend, AM stopped by to take an advanced look at the new LeBasse Projects location in historic Chinatown. Featuring the curatorial touch of Christine Le, one half of the husband and wife team behind the LA-based gallery, the show includes some female talent that has caught her eye like Seonna Hong, Yumika Kayukawa, Hera, Laura Ball, Melissa Haslam, and more. Make sure you attend the official opening on April 9th to see for yourself. More photos courtesy of Brandon Shigeta after the jump…
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Preview: “LAX/PDX” @ Together Gallery

This Thursday night, March 31st, LA’s Thinkspace will be taking a trip up the coast to Portland’s Together Gallery bringing along works from many of the artists who have exhibited with them before.  With a lineup (full list here) featuring artists like Allison Sommers, Andrew Hem, Brian M. Viveros, Bumblebee, Chet Zar, Dan-ah Kim, David MacDowell, Esao Andrews, Fumi Nakamura, Gaia, Jeff Ramirez, Jen Lobo, Linnea Strid, Naoto Hattori, N.S. David, Sarah Joncas, Shark Toof, Stella Im Hultberg and a special installation from Dabs Myla, […]

Previews: Jason Thielke – ‘Zero-zero’ @ David B Smith Gallery

David B. Smith Gallery in Denver’s next exhibition will be Zero-zero – a new collection of work from Jason Thielke. Unlike Thielke’s recent work where he uses gel transfer and laser etching to produce his compositions, Zero-zero promises an entirely fresh body of work comprised of drawn and painted works. It’s been almost 2 years since Thielke’s last solo exhibition of New Works at DBS where AM interviewed him ahead of the show. He tells us that Zero-zero is about achieving a hazy or obscure […]

Teaser: “I Love Japan More Than Ever” Silent Auction / Film (New York)

As the tragedy in Japan continues to unfold, there continues to be an outpouring of support from around the world with the artists being no exception. AM continues our look at some select projects (more here) that have caught our eye and hope that you take some time to show your love as well. I Love Japan More Than Ever is one of these charity events, a silent auction and film set to open on March 31st in Brooklyn. It is certainly worth a look […]
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David Lynch – “New Painting and Sculpture” @ William Griffin Gallery

David Lynch, best known as a filmmaker and director of such critically acclaimed films as Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, and Blue Velvet, is also an accomplished visual artist in the mediums of painting and sculpture.  In this exhibition, Lynch’s second show with William Griffin Gallery, he continues his unique vision of the narrative of the American psyche.  The eccentric and slightly bizarre wall pieces include works on cardboard with thickly applied paint and the occasional light bulb, all wrapped around gold frames.  The sculptures resemble fully-functioning […]
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Openings: “South Park Art Gallery” @ Opera (NY)

Last night, AM attended the opening party for the South Park Art Gallery (previewed). Hosted by Comedy Central & Opera Gallery, the exhibition invited 15 artists to reinterpret their favorite character or moments from the iconic South Park animated series which is celebrating it’s 15th anniversary. Curated by Ron English (featured), amazing and hilarious paintings of Kenny, Cartman, Kyle, Stan and the rest of the SP crew were remixed from the unique visions of Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Beau Stanton, Kid Zoom, Dave White, KaNo, […]

Openings: Exhibition A – “Monochrome Set” @ Ace Hotel

For many of you, Exhibition A is already an organization that you may be familiar with. For the uninitiated, it’s a site that’s dedicated to selling exclusive editioned artwork by some of notable names in contemporary art, but their goal is to do that without breaking your bank. We recently attended the inaugural show for Exhibiton A’s Monochrome Set held at the Ace hotel including works from Terence Koh, Nate Lowman, Hanna Liden, Josephine Meckseper, Olympia Scarry, Peter Sutherland, Oliver Zahm and Leo Fitzpatrick. Check […]