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Previews: Terry Richardson – “TERRYWOOD” @ OHWOW

In his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, kinky shotmaker to the stars Terry Richardson will be presenting at OHWOW a more fine art spin to his impressive commercial photographic oeuvre. Opening Friday, February 24th, TERRYWOOD will serve as a refreshing departure from his concept driven yet more constrictive Mom & Dad and HONG KONG exhibitions last year. This time around, Terry opens his shutter wide, takes aim at his favorite muse – Hollywood – and lets his true, unfiltered colors shine through. Capturing both the […]

Openings: POW WOW ’12 @ Loft In Space

Last night, after a week of painting murals throughout the city (more on this later), the artists of POW WOW got together for an opening party at Loft In Space. The art festival brought many quality street and graffiti artists to the island, the likes of which are not often seen in Hawaii. This fact combined with the inclusion of local talent brought out a huge crowd of art lovers and admirers to the gallery, and the surrounding areas as they walked to various walls around […]
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Openings: KAWS – “Down Time” @ High Museum of Art

Last night, AM attended the early viewing of Brian Donnelly’s (a.k.a. KAWS) latest museum exhibition Downtime and artist talk at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The impressive multi-level showcase featured both old and new works from the Brooklyn based artist. Upon entering the piazza we were greeted by our old friend the Passing Through Companion in the atrium. Next up was a pavilion installation that housed an array of original drawings, vinyl works and a series of collaborative paintings on photographs with fashion photographer David […]

Volunteers Needed: Cai Guo-Qiang @ MOCA

A unique and rare opportunity has come up in Los Angeles for fans of explosive Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. The MOCA will be hosting his first solo exhibition soon on the West Coast and as part of the showing, Cai will be creating three new gunpowder drawings with assistance of local volunteers. They’ll only need 100 volunteers (March 3 to March 9, with ignitions on March 5, 7, and 9, at 7pm, with a mandatory training day for all volunteers on Saturday, March 3) so head […]

Releases: “Cast Light” by Daniel Arsham & Alex Mustonen

On the heels of Daniel Arsham’s exhibition the fall, the ball, and the wall that opened last month at OHWOW, we thought it worthwhile to bring your attention to an intriguing art project he produced not long ago in collaboration with Alex Mustonen. Previously collaborating together on the experimental installation and performance art exhibition DIG, the three-dimensionally inclined artists partner again here on Cast Light, a series of “lights” consisting of a single long-life LED bulb cast within a solid cubic volume of white gypsum cement […]

Teasers: Masakatsu Sashie – “Invisible Hand” @ Mizuma Gallery

In his first solo exhibition since De Facto Standard way back in 2009, Masakatsu Sashie will present a new series of work at Mizuma Gallery that riff on his signature seemingly self-autonomous orbs. Entitled the Invisible Hand, his current body of retro-futuristic work references Adam Smith’s 1759 economic metaphor stating the market magically self-regulates for the betterment of society when individuals act out of their own self-interests, an argument that could easily be considered flawed in the modern era of complex derivatives and rampant greed that […]
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Pow Wow ’12 – Kickoff

AM is in Hawaii and it’s the officially the first day of Pow Wow 2012. Similar to last year, we started the day on the North Shore and moved to Honolulu where artists and media took their first steps to getting the Loft in Space location ready for the big exhibition this Saturday. It was a cheerful mood as the Pow Wow alumnus reunited and new artists got introduced. With an expanded roster for this year’s event, the setup work is requires helpf from everyone. […]
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Previews: Francesco Igory Deiana @ Park Life Gallery

Francesco Igory Deiana, the San Francisco-based artist we first introduced last year in a well-received Art Focus feature, will be taking part in a two-person hometown show later this month at Park Life Gallery. Opening Friday, February 24th at the Bay Area multipurpose mainstay, the Milan-born artist will show a selection of abstract and pseudo-portraiture work highlighting his technical proficiency with nothing more than a ballpoint pen and ruler, coupled with a wealth of patience and imagination to spare. Showing alongside fellow SF-native Harley Lafarrah […]
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Openings: Matthew Palladino – “Sweet Relief” @ Eli Ridgway Gallery

Saturday afternoon in San Francisco, Eli Ridgway Gallery opened its doors to Matthew Palladino’s latest solo show entitled Sweet Relief (previewed). Palladino brought his usual color palette and thought-provoking narrative (often using using common objects & repetition), expanding it into a three-dimensional form by creating painted relief sculptures utilizing re-purposed chocolate molds. Check out photos of the opening after the jump…

Overtime: Feb 6 – Feb 12

  Frank Miller consigns two of his original Batman works to Heritage Auctions’ Feb 22-24 auction. Peter Norton to sell more of his collection in Christie’s March auction. Do you think porn should be considered art? Oldest works of art ever made may have just been discovered in a cave. America’s 50 top philanthropists include 12 arts donors, like the Broads. Article: The Art of Recession-Dodging by Sarah Thornton. Modern and Impressionist sales demonstrate current volatility of art market. The Turkish art market is booming. […]