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Showing: Dan McCarthy – “The World We Live In” @ Gallery 1988 (SF)

Currently showing at Gallery 1988 in SF through the end of this month is a fantastic new body of work from Dan McCarthy (interviewed). The Massachusetts artist’s paintings are definitely informed by his surroundings as he continues to develop imagery of forests, nature, seasons, light, and the general smallness of man in this world. The show entitled “The World We Live In” features mostly originals, ink drawings, screenprints, and a sweet series of screenprints finished with watercolor to capture a scene gradually as the setting […]
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Openings: Fred Tomaselli @ The Brooklyn Museum

Last week, the Brooklyn Museum opened a mid-career survey of the work of Brooklyn-based artist Fred Tomaselli. Tomaselli—who grew up in Southern California, but has been working in Williamsburg since the ’80s—is known for his exciting mixed-media paintings, created by collaging figures and patterns from images of plants, birds and body parts clipped from nature field guides and magazines. Tomaselli also incorporates actual pharmaceutical pills into his works, before covering them in clear resin and then painting over top. The result is totally unique, combining […]
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Preview: Joe Sorren – “Interruption” @ Grand Central Art Center

Last month, we brought you a look at some of the amazing sculptural work that will be exhibited during Joe Sorren’s (featured) “Interruption” retrospective. As the November opening continues to gets closer, it’s now time to take a look at the some of the paintings that will be featured at the California State University Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) show. As we noted before, Joe’s first museum show will not only feature past seminal and famous works from the master painter’s illustrious career thus […]

Overtime: October 3 – October 9

Maurizio Cattelan’s newest sculpture – L.O.V.E. is unveiled in front of the Italian stock exchange building. Save the arts in the UK!  And, watch this David Shrigley vid. Google celebrates its 12th birthday with a Wayne Thiebaud cake. Hernan Bas opened “The Hallucinations of Poets,” his third solo show with Victoria Miro on Oct. 7. A look inside Richard Colman’s and Kelsey Brookes’ studios. A new print from Scott Musgrove. Jose Parla and Faith47 interviewed. Zilda & Ro collabo in Paris, Roa in Spain, and […]

Showing: Jason Alper – “Proletarian Drift and the Enfranchisement of the Bourgeoisie in the 21st Century”

Closing this weekend in West Hollywood is Jason Alper’s second exhibit in Los Angeles, entitled Proletarian Drift and the Enfranchisement of the Bourgeoisie in the 21st Century. Piggybacking on the stylistic format first introduced during his premier solo earlier this year (covered), the conceptual co-mastermind behind all of Sasha Baron Cohen’s infamous films has taken it upon himself to humorously provide a high fashion makeover to the characters in such iconic works as Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, as well as Rene […]

Preview: El Mac / Damon Soule @ Joshua Liner Gallery

In the wake of a striking Dave Kinsey exhibit (covered), Joshua Liner Gallery is set to show a pairing of two technically proficient, yet stylistically disparate artists on Thursday, October 14th. In Gallery I, El Mac’s The Humble and Sublime (teased) will serve as the Phoenix-based artist’s first solo with the NYC gallery, highlighting his unique figurative works. Known for his fantastically rendered and massively scaled street murals (covered), this exhibit will provide an opportunity for the multi-talented artist to show how he throws down […]

Frieze 2010: Ryan McGinley @ Team Gallery

The Frieze Art Fair is soon upon us. Occupying Team Gallery’s booth at Frieze will be a group show consisting of a few of their represented artists. Among them is Ryan McGinley, who will be showing photos from his most recent road trip, as well as more b&w studio portraits of models with exotic animals.  AM readers might also be interested in Banks Violette, who will be showing his first large-scale, text-based installation. The piece seems to announce a impending apocalypse, so prepare yourselves. More […]

Preview: Mark Whalen / Kill Pixie “Paralleled Opposites” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

AM just got a peek at the new paintings that Mark Whalen (you may also know him as his alter-ego Kill Pixie) is presenting on Saturday October 9th at Merry Karnowksy Gallery in Los Angeles, and we had to share some of the geometric landscape goodness with you! Mark’s latest body of work is entitled “Paralleled Opposites”, perhaps as a recognition of how his artistic journey and career to date has developed from his graffiti beginnings into the contemporary fine artist we see today. Whalen’s […]

Baby Tattooville ’10: Gift Bag and Goodies

One of the biggest barriers confronting many who consider attending Baby Tattooville is the cost. Although it may seem a little pricey, what you receive in return more than makes up for it. Beyond the experience of spending a weekend elbow-to-elbow with your favorite artists, staying in one of the best hotels in Southern California and being surrounded by like-minded friends, BT attendees get to take home a plethora of amazing stuff, including original art, prints, toys, books, stickers and magazines. More after the jump…

Teaser: KAWS @ Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin (Paris)

After “Passing Through” Hong Kong in a giant way (covered), KAWS will be bringing his unique brand of pop art to Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin on November 6th. It was at Perrotin’s Miami location in 2008 where KAWS made some of his first major waves in the fine art world with the Pharrell “curated” exhibit, Saturated, showing the public for the first time some of his impressively rendered, large scale Smurfs and Spongebob themed works. Although he has shown work in a previous group exhibit at […]