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1- David LaChapelle The Raft - de Sarthe Fine Art - May 25 to July 1

Openings: David LaChapelle – “The Raft” @ de Sarthe Fine Art (Hong Kong)

Marking his second major exhibition in Hong Kong, David La Chapelle revealed a new body of work with de Sarthe Fine Art this past week. Conveniently coinciding with Art HK ’11, The Raft aimed to take full advantage of the burgeoning Asian appetite for contemporary art. As his first solo since last summer’s American Jesus (covered), the show highlighted two distinct chapters of the the New York-based photographers creative process. With the centerpiece “The Raft of Illusion: Raging Toward Truth II”, along with its studies […]

Videos: POW WOW Hawai’i 2011 Part II

If you enjoyed the first video documenting the behind-the-scenes action from this year’s POW WOW event (covered), you’ll like part two in the series from Hypebeast TV and Mikey Inouye. Included in the footage are scenes from opening night as well as interviews with Will Barras, Wu Yue, and Suitman as they explained the thoughts behind their artwork. If you like what you see, you can help make next year’s POW WOW happen by supporting them through their Kickstarter page.

Openings: Ryan McGinness – “Women: The Blacklight Paintings” @ The Standard (Los Angeles)

Ryan McGinness showed a darker side to his work on Saturday night, when the third installment of his Women: The Blacklight Paintings series opened at The Standard Hotel’s Purple Lounge in West Hollywood. As with the events at Art Basel Miami last year (covered) and in New York early this year (covered), his luminescent deconstructions of the female form graced the walls of the establishment while similarly painted dancers cavorted about the room.  Of note, coinciding with the party was also the release of McGinness’ Blacklight Nudie […]
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Previews: Liu Bolin @ Eli Klein Fine Art (NY)

Revealing the hidden delights of “The Invisible Man”, Eli Klein Fine Art will soon bring Liu Bolin through a tour of New York, the first time exhibiting in the US since Art Asia in Miami last December for the Beijing-based artist. Opening Sunday, June 29th, the exhibition will highlight some of the Chinese performance artist’s more recent works from his ongoing Hiding In The City series, most currently manifest with the Hiding in Italy exhibition at Forma Centro Internazionale Di Fotografia in Milan. Captured as […]

Openings: Ryan McGinness – “Sketchbook Selections” @ Giant Robot 2

Just this past Friday night, Ryan McGinness started to hit his stride as he continued on to the middle part of his tour of LA. The special book signing, barbecue, exhibition of sketches, and lecture all rolled into one was held at Giant Robot 2 on Sawtelle street. AM will have more for you as we continue coverage of the NY-based artist’s slate of shows as we move into early June. More photos courtesy of Brandon Shigeta after the jump…

Openings: Kent Williams – “Convergence” @ Merry Karnowsky (Los Angeles)

Last weekend, the talented Kent Williams presented his new body of work entitled Convergence at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. His set of oil paintings, some large scale, displayed a keen sense of the human form and bring to mind classical live painting but with a contemporary twist. As with some of his recent work, there appeared to be some Far East influence in terms of choice of subjects, costumes, and composition. Take a look at all the art and opening photos after the […]

Openings: John Chamberlain @ Pace Gallery

We recently went by Pace Gallery to see sculptor John Chamberlain’s 13th and final solo with the gallery (he recently left to become represented by Gagosian). Chamberlain has made his 50-year career by creating large-scale painted metal sculptures—typically out of car parts—which bring to mind three-dimensional abstract expressionist paintings. His current exhibition with Pace consists of more than a dozen such sculptures from the 1980s through the 2000s and is showing through July 1. Take a look at images from the show, after the jump.

Overtime: May 23 – May 29

REVOK gets up while in prison – on the front of the Wall Street Journal & TWBE. According to Deitch, Arts in the Streets “will evolve when it opens next year at Brooklyn Museum.” Graffiti artist Meno caught in the act and arrested in Alaska. An artist profile on Stormie Mills on film. New work from Roa (Chicago), Ludo (Paris), and MOMO (Lisbon). Videos of Roa in SF. The Seventh Letter Crew today in Minnesota. New prints from Todd Schorr, David Choe, and Shepard Fairey. […]

Openings: Derek Albeck – “Mysterious Strangers” @ POVevolving

A couple weekends ago when AM attended the opening of Nate Frizzell’s solo show in Chinatown, we also stopped by the adjacent POVevolving Gallery to check out Derek Albeck’s newest work. The show entitled Mysterious Strangers featured a mix of work including some unique hard to describe photographic transfers rendered in powdered graphite as well as large two panel self-portrait. More opening photos after the jump…
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Highlights: ArtPadSF, San Francisco

San Francisco, last weekend, hosted a slew of fine art fairs around the city. One noteworthy fair was the inaugural edition of ArtPadSF (held at the legendary Phoenix Hotel in the Tenderloin), which focused mainly on Bay Area galleries that feature contemporary and emerging art. Each room of the hotel featured a different gallery’s display and the lounge played host to panel discussions on art. Some of the galleries that had a room at the fair included: White Walls, Gallery Anno Domani, 111 Minna, Spoke […]