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Opening: DZINE – “Voodoo” @ Leo Koenig Projekte

Chicago-based artist Dzine recently opened a solo show entitled “Voodoo” at NY’s Leo Koenig Projekte. The inspiration for this current body of work came from the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao, during Dzine’s residency at the Instituto Buena Bista, Curaçao’s Center for Contemporary Art. While there, he stumbled upon Swaybar, a unique aspect of the island’s popular culture in which youth create custom elongated bicycles as both transportation and status symbols. Dzine, who is well-known for his own customized low-rider bicycles, secretly created one of […]
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Openings: Rosson Crow – “Myth of the American Motorcycle” @ CAC

Rosson Crow (featured) recently opened her exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (CAC) to a excited Ohio crowd. The show entitled “Myth of the American Motorcycle” (previewed) centered around the classic highway icon and it’s effect on American culture. Rosson underwent an intense study of the biker lifestyle the year prior in anticipation for this show. It seems that it paid off as this series is a great match for “RoCrow’s” nostalgic abstraction on familiar settings that “never-was”. Check out this great show after […]

Overtime: Nov 7 – Nov 13

The piece above is titled “One Day This Kid…” by David Wojnarowicz.  In light of recent bullying inflicted upon GLBTQ youth – making it a national issue – this work of art is important and powerful. Share it by downloading the image to print out here. Left without a home since the closing of Deitch Projects, Keith Haring estate joins Gladstone Gallery. Scott Campbell burns his own sold out show in dispute with gallery.  Why he did it. Yvonne Force Villareal house includes artwork by […]

Showing: Takashi Murakami @ Gagosian (Rome)

Remember our recent teaser with Takashi Murakami working “shirt off” on his latest gem to be shown at his first ever solo exhibition in Rome? Well, look no further as the Superflat master has completed his double dragons for the Gagosian Rome opening. The two immense paintings comprise of nine panels to form a painting measuring over 59 feet each! We noticed that Murakami is going for the less is more approach when it comes to color choices for these paintings by opting for a […]

Openings: Homeroom Redu @ Reed Space

AM attended the opening night for a special charity group show hosted by Reed Space. Coordinated to raise dollars in an effort to offset the lack of funding in today’s public school system. Gathering 5 notable artists: Jose Parla, Scott Campbell, Luis Gispert, Lucien Marc-Smith and Neck Face to donate their artwork to be placed on limited edition posters, tote bags and t-shirts which were available to attendees to purchase. You can also purchase these exclusive fundraiser goodies here at the online store while they last. […]

Preview: Melissa Forman – “Keepers of Creation” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Tonight at Corey Helford Gallery, Melissa Forman will be opening her show “Keepers of Creation” consisting of 16 new paintings. Forman’ mystical female portraiture sets out to portray the characters as protectors of natural world and are wonderfully detailed. Of note, the gallery has generously committed to giving away four 5×7 mini-giclees from Forman to the first 300 guests who arrive at the opening (7-10pm) Some more preview images after the jump…
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Previews: A.J. Fosik, Ben Venom & Erin Riley @ Guerrero Gallery

This Saturday, Guerrero Gallery is going to present a show featuring works of art that gets back to the basics of craftsmanship. In a world of digital media, design and virtuality, three artists (AJ Fosik, Ben Venom and Erin Riley) have been creating their path through wood, embroidery and tapestry respectively. Check out a preview after the jump.
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Studio Visits / Preview: Ernesto Yerena Montejano – ‘GANAS 2020′ @ White Walls Gallery

Some weeks back, AM spent time with Ernesto Yerena Montejano at his garage studio in Los Angeles. Over the course of three and a half years, until summer 2009, Yerena worked as an artist assistant for Shepard Fairey at both Studio Number One and Studio Number Two (featured). We were able to have a look around as he now prepared for GANAS 2020, his debut solo show which opens this Saturday, November 13th at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco and runs until December 4th. The exhibition is named after a fictional community-based movement Yerena has created […]

2010 Whitney Annual Gala & Studio Party

AM recently attended the Whitney American Museum’s Annual Gala and Studio Party celebration. The focus was to raise funds to continue the goal of supporting emerging and established American artists. Not only did the event raise more than $2.65 million this year with the help of art patrons all over New York and the US, the gala was also a celebration for a new project which will bring the Whitney to the Meatpacking district of Manhattan. Being in the digital age, it seemed the theme was to […]

Preview: “Block Party” @ Carmichael Gallery

This Saturday night, November 13th, Carmichael Gallery will be holding a “Block Party” in Culver City with a group exhibition from Boxi, Krystian Truth Czaplicki, Gregor Gaida, Simon Haas, Sixeart, and Dan Witz.  Some of you may be more familiar with Witz’ eye-catching street work, but his apparently his fine art skills will be in full effect with a continuation of his series of paintings on the study of light. It will be nice to finally see one of these in person. More preview images […]