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Previews: Max Snow – “Lock, Stock and Teardrops” @ DUVE Berlin

Opening tomorrow, October 29th, Max Snow will present a new body of work revolving around the theme of pain at DUVE Berlin in Germany. In a two-person exhibition alongside Ali Kepenek, Lock, Stock and Teardops focuses on portraits of individuals laden with scars, both literal and figurative. The New York-based artist’s signature black-and-white photographs, intimate and melancholic, are at times as uncomfortable as they are sublime. The exhibition runs through Saturday, December 10th. Check out a preview of some of the work after the jump.

Releases: “Ai Weiwei: New York 1983 – 1993″ Book

Released in conjunction with Ai Weiwei’s photographic exhibition, currently running from October 15th 2011 to March 18th 2012 at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, Ai Weiwei: New York 1983-1993 chronicles the ten year period spent by the then unknown Chinese immigrant living in a tiny apartment in the East Village. Capturing the essence of New York through the lens of a youth enjoying freedom for the first time, more than 10,000 photos emerged during this period. Personally curated by Ai himself, the 220 photos selected offer an […]

Preview: Evan Hecox – “BOROUGH and LANE” @ StolenSpace

Last time we caught up with Evan Hecox, it was back in 2009 at his New York solo. On November 3rd, it will be our friends across the pond who will have the opportunity to check a new body of work from the San Francisco-based artist. BOROUGH and LANE will be hosted by StolenSpace and feature a collection of works inspired by the city of London, focusing on parts of the former industrial and working-class areas like east to Shoreditch and Hoxton, to the side-streets […]

Openings: Ryan McLennan – “Abominations” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Opening last week alongside Chloe Early at Joshua Liner Gallery was Brooklyn-based painter Ryan McLennan. With his new body of work, Abominations (previewed), McLennan takes a look at the animal kingdom through his unique eyes and creates instances that often reflect and draw parallels to human situations. We liked the raw emotions coming out of his animal friends and the also the interesting use of black backgrounds as opposed to the white that we are used to seeing from him. This show runs until November 19th […]

Preview: Kelsey Brookes – “Desires of the Soul” @ The Outsiders

It’s been almost a year since Kelsey Brookes (featured) had a solo show, and if you remember, it was held at Circleculture in Berlin. The time since then has been spent in the studio getting together a new body of work (30 new paintings, 13 sculptures, drawings, and more) ready for Desires of the Soul, his newest exhibition set to open on November 3rd at The Outsiders in London. A show six years in the making, it certainly sounds like something you should attend. More […]
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Openings: David Jien – “The Plight of the Who” @ Richard Heller Gallery

We are a little late on these photos, but last month, we stopped by the Richard Heller Gallery in West LA to catch the opening of David Jien’s solo exhibition. Entitled The Plight of the Who, the new body of work really put the LA-based artist’s attention to detail and imaginative epic landscapes on display. His fantasy and science fiction tinged narratives, some of it risque, invited attendees to immerse themselves in his world and wonder what stories Jien was trying to get across. Make […]

Openings: Chloe Early – “Feathers and Wax” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last week, AM attended the opening for Chloe Early’s first New York solo exhibition. Feathers and Wax was held at a packed Joshua Liner Gallery and as previewed, this latest series of paintings impressed fans in attendance with a unique mix of dreamy colors & serene figures contrasted by some harsh and aggressive objects such as bullets & bombs. We were also impressed by the diverse mediums Chloe choose to paint on such as metal and linen. This great show is up until November 19th, so […]
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Openings: TrustoCorp – “Life Cycle” @ Opera Gallery (NYC)

Trading in their guerrilla tactics for gallery motifs, TrustoCorp (featured) took to the posh Opera Gallery over the weekend for their third solo exhibition since inception three years ago. Spawned in the wake of a crashing economic system and a Congress rotten to the core, the increasingly ubiquitous and always creative street art collective stormed the SoHo space, transforming it into equal parts bizarro Chucky Cheese and political strategy room gone awry. Building upon their breakout New York solo exhibition last year, Life Cycle (previewed) […]

Previews: Christie’s x Murakami “Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake Benefit” Auction

On Friday, November 9th, Christie’s will partner with Takashi Murakami and Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. to provide support for the victims of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku-Pacific earthquake in Japan by dedicating a special section of a forthcoming New York auction to the continuing relief effort. Proceeds from the sale – expected to reach $5 million – will be contributed to The Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Global Giving, and International Medical Corps, providing relief to the survivors of the catastrophe. In addition to the works made […]

Openings: Frank Gonzales – “Fragments of Nature” @ Beals & Abbate

Earlier this month, New York-based painter Frank Gonzales took a trip over to New Mexico for the opening of his solo show at Beals & Abbate. Entitled appropriately Fragments of Nature, the show highlighted new work from the nature-loving artist featuring his mostly bird portraits with his trademark abstract twist. It looks like he also worked in some of the local flora and fauna of Santa Fe into some of his pieces, a location that is a perfect match for Gonzales since the area is known […]