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Openings: Kevin E. Taylor – “Dislocated” @ Eleanor Harwood

Earlier this month at the Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco, Keven E. Taylor put on a show within a show in a sense as he rendered various animals, birds, and fish on display inside his paintings at what looks to be a museum. Disclocated examines concepts of isolation, exhibition and preservation with the subjects removed from their natural state and frozen in a moment of time and forces the viewer to consider if this is the future of our companions on this earth. More […]

Videos: Anish Kapoor’s India Homecoming

Anish Kapoor, arguably the most famous sculptor alive, recently returned to India for his first solo exhibition split between Delhi at the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Mehboob Studios in Mumbai, the city where he was born. The thirty year retrospective, which is somewhat of a homecoming 40 years later for Kapoor who left the country when he was 17, features many of his most famous works like the pigment pieces, the distorted mirrors, and shooting into the corner. Take a look at […]

Teaser: Hajime Sorayama – “1970 – 2010″ @ Gering & Lopez Gallery

Known for his futuristic and sultry renderings of woman, as displayed during his solo in Tokyo earlier this year (covered), Hajime Sorayama will be showing his newest body of work, 1970 – 2010, stateside with Gering & Lopez Gallery in New York shortly after the ball drops. The veteran Japanese artist, perhaps best known in the US for his collaborative effort with KAWS in designing the metallic No Future Companion, has successfully exhibited his pin-up style portraits all over the globe. While specific opening and […]

Openings: “Dirty Little Secret” @ Indica on 11th (Mallick Williams)

AM recently had the pleasure of attending a special group show curated by our friend Wendy Asher, who you may remember from her appearance in Exit Through the Gift Shop. Held at Indica on 11th (now known as Mallick Williams) in Chelsea, the show featured fresh works from Tobias Keene, Laura Keeble, Paul Hazelton, K-Guy and Nicolas Bowers. The opening was packed from the moment the doors were opened and we had to go back a second time to get a proper look at this great […]

Ryan McGinness – “Black Holes” @ Phillips de Pury (NYC)

New York may be freezing this time of the year, but for the holidays it has some of the coolest displays of public visuals. From Rocafeller Center to the Empire State Building, everything lights up for the hustle and bustle in the streets. This year, Ryan McGinness has created a special treat for the people who happen by Chelsea. Starting tomorrow a special exhibition Black Holes will be open at Phillips de Pury’s 15th St. location (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm). But wait there’s more. If you remember […]

Basel Week Miami ’10 – Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

New York’s highly prestigious Sikkema Jenkins & Co. had many ooohs and aahs by visitors at their Art Basel Miami Beach booth due particularly to the piece above by one of the most talked-about artists recently – Mark Bradford.  The large-scale piece was one of AM’s favorites at the fair and magnificent to look at and stand in front of.  The booth included work by many other acclaimed artists, such as Kara Walker, Vik Muniz, and William Cordova.  It was quality throughout as you will […]

Openings: Cleon Peterson – “Daybreak” @ New Image Art

Revelries of unrestrained passions, secret desires, and violent indulgences invaded the New Image Art Gallery recently with the opening of Cleon Peterson’s newest show – Daybreak (previewed). Drawing inspiration from Nietzsche’s Daybreak: Reflections on Moral Prejudices, Peterson seeks to graphically explore both the light and dark sides of the human condition. As you will see, in addition to his usual action-packed landscapes, there were also some interesting abstract works included in this new body of work. More opening images after the jump…

Preview: James Franco – “The Dangerous Book Four Boys” @ Peres Projects

Peres Projects’ physical space in Los Angeles may be long gone, but it looks like the spirit of Hollywood still lives with the cutting edge gallery in Germany.  No stranger to the entertainment industry (Terence Koh, has been creating pieces for Lady Gaga’s shows and Bruce La Bruce is an accomplished film director), Peres Projects will open a exhibition with work by respected actor James Franco on Feb. 11. The show will be Franco’s first solo and will feature video, paintings, drawings, and photographs.  Though […]

Openings: “Atrophic Existence” @ Show & Tell

A couple Saturdays ago, Show & Tell Gallery played host to a cohesive group show from Kevin Cyr (interviewed), Mike Shankman, Jeff Gillette, Joshua Barndt, and Alex Lukas entitled Atrophic Existence. Along with some pretty nice pieces from a group of painters whose work focuses on urban decay and disintegration, Gillette also brought some beautiful sculptural renderings of his shantytown structures and you could not miss the massive central installation from Barndt entitled The World is a Mountain and Everything Gets Buried. More opening pics […]

Teaser: Erik Mark Sandberg – “Get Pretty Now” @ Jonathan LeVine

Opening up the new year for Jonathan LeVine on January 22 will be the stylish and furry ladies of Erik Mark Sandberg. Get Pretty Now will feature what used to be the hairy children from the Los Angeles based artist who now appear to be all grown up. Make sure you stop by to check out the mixed media pieces put together through a painstaking process of silkscreen, resin, glitter, oils, acylics, airbrush, and more. Discuss this show here. Discuss Erik Sandberg here.