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Jouram Roukes

Openings: ‘Mixed Doubles’ @ Signal Gallery

AM attended our first opening at Signal Gallery’s new and much larger space for their Mixed Doubles group exhibition last week. John Squire was probably the first artist we ever collected from ‘art prints’ from back in the late 80’s when he produced Pollack-esque cover art for his band The Stone Roses. We collected the band’s limited 12 inch records (and still have them) with the limited art prints included in the package. Fast forward to 2011 and Squire is still working within the realm […]

Teaser: Clare Rojas – “Inside Bleak” @ PRISM Gallery

It was during the opening of the wonderfully curated Come As You Are group show (covered) at the PRISM Gallery that we first saw these abstract works from Clare Rojas.  There’s no telling if she will continue to explore this new direction, but she will be returning to the three story architectural space on the western end of the Sunset Strip this Saturday night, February 26th with a new body of work entitled Inside Bleak as well as a performance under her stage name Peggy […]

Openings: “Art Machine” @ The Hole Gallery & ALIFE

AM got a chance to attend the opening of Art Machine at The Hole recently. The collaboration between the gallery and NY fashion collective ALIFE featured a special vending machine where artwork could be purchased and dispensed. We got there before the public was allowed in and watched the final “stocking” of the goods. With artwork and goodies from artists such as Matt Leines, Ricky Powell & Kenny Scharf, it was sort of a rush to get in front of the crowd to get a […]
DABS MYLA

Recommended openings for this weekend (Feb. 18th/19th)

Following a very robust early February due in part to some very high profile shows opening, things slow a lil’ bit the world over this weekend. Leading the charge will be the big POW WOW event over in Hawaii and DABS MYLA’s debut out in the desert at M Modern in Palm Springs alongside a small showing of new works on paper from the legendary SHAG. Looking ahead to March, we’ll have major solo shows to look forward to from the likes of Jose Parla, […]

Releases: KAWS – “Dissected Milo” Vinyl Figures

In a project that most have been aware of for quite a while, it appears that the KAWS x BAPE Dissected Milo figures will see the light of day very soon. With the character appearing on a series of shirts from a few years back, and also getting a reprise with BAPE’s 2011 Spring Collection, it was only a matter of time before it was manifest in vinyl form. Coming in at 8″ in height and most likely produced in the same editions of the […]

Video: Highlights from “Suggestivism” @ GCAC

With a show filled with such plethora of strong and iconic works from an A-list of artists, Suggestivism definitely deserves a second look. If our coverage of the opening didn’t encourage you to see the exhibition in person, perhaps this video from Hurley featuring some footage of the art as well as an interview with curator and artist Nathan Spoor will convince you to head over to the Grand Central Art Center before April 17th, the close date. Discuss this show here.

Teaser: Marcel Dzama – “Behind Every Curtain” @ David Zwirner

Opening tomorrow at Chelsea’s David Zwirner is the latest solo show by Marcel Dzama, entitled Behind Every Curtain. The exhibition will feature the artist’s film, A Game of Chess, alongside related drawings, sculptures and dioramas. As the name suggests, the movie is based on the classic strategy board game, with Dzama’s fantastic characters dressed in chess piece-themed costumes and masks, battling to the death on top of a checkered board. A new catalog of artwork and film and production stills will be released to accompany […]

POW WOW ’11 / Interview: Jeff Hamada (Booooooom)

Mr. Booooooom (that’s seven o’s), Jeff Hamada, will be one of the artists joining the POW WOW crew as they get together for their live painting today. Although you may be more familiar with his website Booooooom, known for introducing new artists as well as their interactive projects with their readers (ie: the Little Drifters – project), Jeff is also an artist himself.  We learn a little more about him in the interview after the jump…

Openings: David Ellis – “Mola Salsa” @ New Image Art

A couple weeks back, multifaceted art dynamo David Ellis filled New Image Art with his new body of work Mola Salsa. Featuring a more figurative collection of paintings, the work also maintained hints of Ellis’ geometric patterns and linework. We’ll see if he develops this new direction more next month at the Joshua Liner Gallery booth for PULSE New York during Armory Week. More photos after the jump…

Releases: Tomokazu Matsuyama x Paper Monster – “Running Even Deep”

Our friends at Paper Monster have been working long and hard on a very special print by Tomokazu “Matsu” Matsuyama (interviewed). Entitled Running Even Deep, the print involved a 23-layer screenprinting process using oil based inks, as well as giclee, on thick deckled-edged paper. In addition, every one of the very limited edition of 50 has been uniquely spray-painted by Matsu himself. Not a bad belated Valentine’s Day present if you ask us, as it releases tomorrow (Feb. 15th). So, keep your eyes glued to […]