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Showing: Lucien Smith – “Cripple Creek” @ Ritter / Zamet (London)

After working under Dan Colen for a time, recently graduating from Cooper Union, one of the oldest and most respected art institutions, and gaining representation by OHWOW, Lucien Smith has momentum and pedigree working in his favor, and over the past couple months has burst onto the art scene in a big way. The New York-based artist first turned heads at 41 Cooper Gallery back in May with his final project – an exhibition entitled Imagined Nostalgia – for the completion of his BFA in […]

Showing: Dalek @ Womb Gallery

James Marshall (Dalek) recently opened a show at the Womb Gallery in Oklahoma City featuring some minimalistic geometric paintings that bring to mind the nurturing motherly environs referenced by the name of the gallery. The pieces bring to mind a the hues used in similar piece for the recent MTV RE:DEFINE benefit auction (covered). More photos after the jump…

Tim Burton x Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

For those of you waking up to enjoy Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, keep you eyes out for a balloon from director, artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer Tim Burton, whose retrospective exhibition recently showed at the LACMA. Last year, it was Takashi Murakami who grabbed the attention of art-loving parade-goers, this year it will be this B. Boy inflatable made from (according to the cover story created by Burton) the leftover balloons used in children’s parties at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, Frankenstein’s monster-style. Happy Thanksgiving! Concept […]

Streets: Augustine Kofie & Matt W. Moore (San Francisco)

While in San Francisco for his solo show (covered), Augustine Kofie (featured) found time to collaborate with Matt W. Moore on a wall mural. Kofie’s abstract and geometric-based post-graffiti style melded well with Moore’s vector-based so-called retro graffiti aesthetic. For those who feel themselves gravitating towards this type of abstract street work and are interested in the continual evolvement of graffiti, you will have to pay attention to an upcoming event during Art Basel Week Miami. Kofie and Moore will part of a mural installation project entitled In […]

Publications: Scott Campbell – “If You Don’t Belong, Don’t Be Long” Book

Coming next spring from Rizzoli, and produced in conjunction with OHWOW publishing, comes Scott Campbell’s first monograph focusing on the duality of his artistic career both as a tattoo prodigy and a fine art powerplayer. Named in homage of his debut New York solo exhibition last year, If You Don’t Belong, Don’t Be Long discusses how his ink work informs his gallery work and vice versus. Referencing of “new antiquarian” style, nineteenth-century hand-lettering, kitsch, and classic tattoo “flash”, his art – as seen this year […]

Teaser: “Brothers of the Weird” @ Cooper Cole Gallery

Todd “REAS” James, whose show at ICY signs along with Steve “ESPO” Powers featuring a exhibition of signs from their historic Street Market installation (sans Barry McGee) we just attended, has a new curatorial project coming up next month. Taking a group of friends up north to Cooper Cole Gallery (formerly Show & Tell Gallery), Brothers of Weird will include the also include the artistic stylings of Joe Grillo (Dearraindrop), Billy Grant, Devin Flynn and Ian Flynn.

Preview: Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada @ Galería Ignacio de Lassaletta

Cuban American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Guerada, known for his large scale charcoal photorealistic portraits on buildings since the 90s, will be presenting a new solo show (catalogue) at Galería Ignacio de Lassaletta, Barcelona on November 24th. The body of work will consist of a new collection of “Urban Analogies” made of charcoal drawings on 250 years old walls surfaces and “Memorylithics” sculptures using antique architectural elements. More preview images and video teaser after the jump…

Openings: Ron English – “Seasons in Supurbia” @ Corey Helford

Over the weekend, the Corey Helford Gallery debuted a new collection of work from artist and visual satirist Ron English (featured). Titled Seasons in Superbia, the show featured the NY-based artist’s ironic take on everything ranging from Peanuts characters to other pop culture icons from the comic book world, film, and animation. Although English’s work focuses on this visual style, he also presented a variety of incredible detailed paintings featuring a series of animals camouflaging amidst hyperreal forest-like environments. The exhibit was packed from the […]

Update: Luke Chueh for “East West Connect” @ Above Second

The Arrested Motion crew will be flying in to Hong Kong tomorrow as our first curatorial project, East West Connect, opens up at the Above Second Gallery on Friday night. In a couple days, as we install the show, we’ll be able to show you a complete preview, but for now, take a look at this piece from Luke Chueh (interviewed). For this painting, EVERYBODY LOVES PANDA (YELLOW), you can see that Luke’s signature sad bear character is trying to blend in with his new […]

Openings: Ai Weiwei – “absent” @ Taipei Fine Arts Museum (Part I)

AM recently visited Taiwan to catch  Ai Weiwei’s absent exhibition at the TFAM (Taipei Fine Arts Museum). As the show’s title implies, Ai Weiwei was not present for the opening as he’s still working on clearing his previous “issues” with his home country’s government. This museum show of the controversial Chinese artist is practically a retrospective ,with spanning works from 1983-present, giving the people of Taiwan a taste of the talent and unique point of view that Ai brings to the table. The showing encompasses a broad […]