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Armory Week ’11 – Christina Ray @ Pulse NY

One of the booths we really enjoyed at this year’s Pulse fair was that of Christina Ray, who presented a solo exhibition by artist Beka Goedde. Goedde’s work is very much based in printmaking, using such techniques as etching and Chine-collé (the application of thin colored paper as color) to create unique mixed media pieces that sometimes resemble simple collage and other times look more like complex abstract paintings. Christina Ray also presented a Pulse Project by Ben Wolf. Located near the entrance of the […]

Previews: Mike Stilkey – ‘Certainly Not Without Serenade’ @ Gilman Contemporary Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho

Mike Stilkey (interviewed) brings his gravity defying book sculptures and paintings to Idaho this week in the form of his solo exhibition Certainly Not Without Serenade to Gilman Contemporary Gallery in Ketchum. Opening on Friday, March 11th, this is Mike’s second solo exhibit with the gallery. Idaho is not usually on our radar, but if you are in the area then this is sure to be a must see as Stilkey’s work is a wonder to take in first hand. Using found books as his canvas, […]

Armory Week ’11: Scope

Armory Week’s merry go round of satellite fairs would not be complete without the inclusion of Scope. Held at a large warehouse facility on the west wide of the island, the location reflected the grass root and creative vibe that gave us numerous sound related installations and a really gaudy ode to decadence. Oh, did we mention that there was an artistic experiment that featured five fraternity boys stuck in a box for four hours with nothing but a window, a microphone, cases of beer, […]

Videos: Cai Guo-Qiang – “Resplandor y Soledad” @ MUAC (Mexico City)

Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, who recently orchestrated the New Year’s fireworks for Taipei, recently turned his attention to a different part of the world. His exhibition Resplandor y Soledad or Splendor and Solitude is currently showing at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City (runs through March 20th), his first solo in Latin America. It features a representation of Lake Texcoco made famous in the legend of the founding of the city of Tenochititian surrounded by 14 large scale gunpowder drawings. Take a look […]
David Shrigley

Armory Week ’11 – Independent Fair

After enjoying the change and chaos of the inaugural Independent fair last year (covered), we made sure to return this year when making our Armory week rounds. And we were glad we did. Although the Independent can feel somewhat chaotic because of its lack of walls to designate individual booths, the art presented tends to be much edgier and less commercial than that shown at many of the other fairs. Even so, we were able to find a lot of work that we enjoyed, some […]

Previews: Jonathan Darby ‘Favela’ @ Signal Gallery

Jonathan Darby’s solo show Favela opens soon at the Signal Gallery, and this video teaser shows a little what to expect without giving the game away. Darby has linked up with CARF (Children at Risk Foundation) who work with street kids in Sao Paulo for the exhibition, and some of the proceeds from the show will go to the charity. Favela opens on Thursday 10th March, and from what we hear from Jonathan, will contain an entirely new series of paintings plus some pretty exciting […]

Openings: David Shillinglaw – ‘Hobo Chic’ @ Negre Gallery

David Shillinglaw’s Hobo Chic, opened last Thursday at Negre Gallery in the Columbia Road area of London, and AM went along to take a look. Shillinglaw’s work involves a multitude of surfaces, mediums and media. His bold, hand-drawn rhythmic text immediately draws the eye as it is the most prevalent part of the visual language within his work, and is so instantly recognisable – with the signature colours and filled in bowls – that maybe he should copyright a new ‘Shillinglaw’ font. Found, salvaged, scavenged […]
Aron Wiesenfeld

Preview: “The Hi Fructose Group Invitational” @ Roq La Rue

Besides the stunning new piece from Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) that we teased you with several weeks back, The Hi Fructose Group Invitational at Roq La Rue also includes some compelling works from the other artists in the show. Hi-Fructose certainly has an almost unlimited list of talent to draw from and we think you will be happy with the selections come March 11th when the show opens in Seattle. Take a look some preview images from the stellar lineup after the jump…

Update: Mark Dean Veca C.O.L.A. Fellowship Exhibition

It looks like Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) is tackling another pop icon for his upcoming C.O.L.A. Fellowship exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. After revealing his version of the Kool-Aid Man in January, the LA-based artist turns his attention to Charlie the Tuna on his 50th anniversary as the mascot for Starkist Tuna. Mark will certainly be busy working up to the opening of his show in May, as we have also learned he is working on a permanent art project for the […]

Video/Armory Week ’11 – David Ellis Wins Pulse New York 2011 Prize

Over the weekend, members of the Pulse Prize selection committee made the exciting announcement that this year’s Pulse Prize would be awarded to David Ellis. Ellis—represented by the Joshua Liner Gallery in the fair’s Impulse solo project section—exhibited a varied collection of sculpture, video and installation, including True Value (Paint Fukette), an animatronic assembly of paint buckets orchestrated to create a complex drum beat. Ellis will receive a $2,500 cash grant and the opportunity to design the bag provided to VIP guests at the 2012 […]