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Odili Donald Odita – “Body and Space” @ Jack Shainman Gallery

AM recently dropped by Jack Shainman Gallery in Chelsea to check out Odili Donald Odita’s latest exhibition Body and Space. The artist of Nigerian descent gave us a lesson in color and geometric layouts while utilizing a diverse and bold color palette. Odili engaged viewers with the question of “what color means to them” and had us going from the moment we set foot in the gallery space. Check it all out after the jump.
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Teaser: George Condo – “Mental States” @ New Museum

George Condo, who saw plenty of action down at Art Basel Miami this year, will be one of highlights for the first month of the new year when his almost 30 year retrospective opens at the New Museum on January 26th.  Lucky New Yorkers will witness the first major US survey of over eighty paintings and sculptures arranged in close association with the artist into different “states of mind” groupings of works. For fans old and new of the American artist, who has garnered some […]

Update: Joe Sorren

Even though his epic exhibition Interruption at the GCAC (covered) is still showing, Joe Sorren (featured) is already back to work doing what he does best – painting.  This new commission piece that he recently finished is a piece for a friend and fellow band member. We look forward to seeing what is in store for Joe in 2011 including an animation project and a show in Italy at Dorothy Circus in October. Discuss Joe Sorren here.

Openings: “Never Judge” @ StolenSpace Gallery

Never Judge, a group show where a diverse group of artists were invited to reinterpret their favorite book covers, opened recently at the StolenSpace Gallery in London. Classics like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1984, War of the Worlds, and Beauty and the Beast had their covers redone by artists like Art Under Pressure, Shepard Fairey, Eelus, and Will Barras. See these and more after the jump with photos courtesy of Street Art London and Unusual Image.

Teaser: “Ed Ruscha: Road Tested” @ Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Ever since his first road trip (Oklahoma City to Los Angeles) in 1956, Ed Ruscha has been inspired to create work from images he has encountered on the roads of western United States including his famed “Standard Stations” and the “Hollywood Signs” paintings. “Ed Ruscha: Road Tested” at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (on view January 23 – April 17, 2011) will retrospectively consist of approximately 75 works and will include key images based on Ruscha’s love for car culture and travel. Discuss […]

Openings: “Postermat” @ The Hole Gallery

AM recently attended The Hole Gallery’s latest show Postermat. The group exhibition was a little different than the typical group show because they went all retro with it. Imagine going back to your childhood and rummaging through mall shops for your favorite posters of sports, rockbands, singers or even comic books – almost everyone had a cheap but cool poster that was maybe mass produced, but meant the world to us. In the same spirit, the good folks at the Hole and Levi’s, got together […]
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Openings: “Law of the Jungle” @ Lehmann Maupin

When AM came back from our adventures during Basel Week down in warm Miami, we were greeted back in New York by freezing temperatures. Fortunately, “the twins” made a trip back with us back to the Big Apple. We caught the opening night at Lehmann Maupin Gallery where a great group show curated by Tiago Carneiro da Cunha was on display. The show’s central theme was “survival of the fittest” and featured Efrain Almeida, Caetano de Almeida, Ashley Bickerton, Joshua Callaghan, Marcos Chaves, Saint Clair Cemin, […]

Teaser: David Choe for “Zen Garden” @ JANM

This upcoming Thursday night at the Japanese American National Museum, the Zen Garage exhibition, developed in collaboration between the JANM and Giant Robot’s Eric Nakamura (interviewed), will be open to fans of car culture and art alike. The show features The Super Famicom Car – a retro video game inspired by a converted Scion xB that utilizes projectors from both the front and rear to play video games, Spike – a custom motorcycle by Shinya Kimura, and David Choe’s (featured) custom Monster Scion xB including […]
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Teaser: Damien Hirst – “Forgotten Promises” @ Gagosian Gallery (Hong Kong)

To christen their new space in style, the Gagosian in Hong Kong will be hosting Damien Hirst’s Forgotten Promises as their debut show on January 18. After famously celebrating the opening of their Paris branch in October with Cy Twombly, the powerhouse gallery will followup with their first outpost in Asia by bringing the UK badboy along and word is he will be exhibiting his “mini skull” fashioned after child’s skull and adorned with pink diamonds – a scaled-down version of For the Love of […]

Overtime: Dec. 19 – Dec. 25

Some pieces from Sam Flores’ show in Cairo. Tom Bagshaw working on a piece for the upcoming “In The Nursery” show. Creative Spaces visits Luke Chueh in his “shedio”. Eric White shows in Norway. Christie’s sold a record $5 billion of art and collectibles at auction in 2010. Despite successes in other Asian countries, the contemporary art market in Japan is struggling. Christopher Hawthorne review on architecture in 2010. Christopher Knight, on the year in art. Spanish thieves mistake sculpture worth 800,000 euros as scrap […]