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Teaser: Arrested Motion – “East West Connect” @ Above Second (Hong Kong)

For those in Hong Kong, we are excited to announce our first ever curatorial project to be hosted by the Above Second Gallery at the end of next month. East West Connect will feature artists who hail from an Asian background and/or those who have utilized imagery inspired by the Far East in the past. Themes to be explored include ideas of identity for those who have dual cultural allegiances, melding and fusion of artistic influences, and the discussion of the work when brought into […]

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

Opening along side Chloe Early this Thursday at Joshua Liner Gallery will be Brooklyn-based painter Ryan McLennan. Abominations seeks to take Ryan’s unique vision of the animal kingdom in a different direction. Much like their human counterparts, the animals in this series reflect the behavior & motives seen in life. Symbolizing important subjects and concepts in our everyday existence, Ryan tackles universal concepts such as god and morality. The opening reception will be at 6 pm so make it out if you can. Check out […]

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

This Thursday, Joshua Liner Gallery will welcome Irish artist Chloe Early for her first New York solo exhibition. The talented painter will bring her latest series of works entitled Feathers and Wax created by utilizing a unique technique of juxtaposing euphoric colors and graceful subjects with the raw symbols of aggression and degradation such as bullets, bombs, and urban items. Check out a preview after the jump.

Showing: Wes Lang – “Life and How to Live It” @ V1 Gallery

In a strong followup to their hosting of Shepard Fairey’s wide-arcing Your Ad Here exhibition, V1 Gallery brings a new body of work from Wes Lang to their Copenhagen space. Last seen showing a series of works, entitled Sittin’ on a Rainbow in conjunction with OHWOW, that were completed during a month long stay at the historic Chateau Marmont, the Brooklyn-based artist expands upon his signature stream of consciousness drawings for his newest exhibition. Including large acrylic and graphite works on paper, as well as a […]

Previews: Takashi Murakami – “Homage to Yves Klein” @ Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

On the heels of his print retrospective, A History of Editions, over the summer at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Takashi Murakami will be returning to the Paris gallery for an exhibition of new original works, potentially more akin to his expansive Self Portraits show there in 2009. In a distinct departure for the superflat pioneer, Homage to Yves Klein, a reference to the post-war European artist who was considered a leading proponent of Nouveau réalisme, will debut a series of abstract color profile works inspired by […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Revolutions” @ Jonathan Levine (Asbury Park)

AM recently attended the opening of Revolutions: Album Cover Art Of Shepard Fairey at Asbury Park. The pop-up exhibition by Shepard Fairey (featured) presented by Jonathan Levine Gallery coincided with the All Tomorrow’s Parties (ATP) music festival and featured a body of work similar to what showed at Robert Berman in Los Angeles earlier this year. The East Coast version brought together the album HPM’s and their larger format counterparts for all the music and Obey fans to enjoy. Of course, Shep upped the ante […]

Openings: Steve McCurry – “Iconic Photographs” @ Peter Fetterman Gallery

On display through November 30th at Peter Fetterman Gallery is an exhibition of works, entitled Iconic Photographs, from Steve McCurry, which chronicle the famous American photojournaist’s most important images. Of course, taking center stage is Afghan Girl, his most powerful and widely recognized photograph which was prominently featured on a 1985 cover of National Geographic depicting a young, then unidentified refugee in Pakistan escaping the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. His covert coverage of that Soviet war in Afghanistan, in which he disguised himself in native […]

Teasers: KAWS – “FOCUS:KAWS” @ Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

In the wake of Hold the Line last month in Los Angeles, KAWS will upgrade his relentless work ethic to the museum level over the ensuing year. We first saw the Brooklyn-based artist make his museum solo debut last summer at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut. Then, with a host of museum group exhibitions already under his belt, Jeffrey Deitch selected him for their record setting exhibition Art in the Streets this past spring at MOCA. Now, the surging contemporary artist will have […]

Previews: TrustoCorp – “Life Cycle” @ Opera Gallery (New York)

After a productive summer that saw a range of compelling street art interventions, including the Drive Thru Liposuction Station, faux tabloid magazines, mock reality TV ad disruptions, Hollywood Walk of Shame, as well as a series of their signature simulated signage, TrustoCorp will again move their work indoors for a followup New York gallery show to last year’s successful debut exhibition, An Overt Display of Mischief and Mayhem. Opening Thursday, October 20th, the Brooklyn-based collective will this time target the walls of Opera Gallery with their […]

Ai Weiwei – W Magazine’s 2011 Art Issue

The recently named (according to ArtReview) most powerful artist in the world, Ai Weiwei, has broken his silence over his “enforced disappearance” with an interview in W Magazine’s upcoming sixth annual art issue. The Chinese artist and dissident also directed the cover shoot by Max Vadukul in a series of shots inspired by his own photography while living in NYC in the 80’s including images from the Tompkins Square riots. The implied message certainly will not please the Chinese government especially after returning to social […]