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Teaser: Barbara Kruger @ L&M Arts (LA)

After being the first in ten years to have a solo Paul McCarthy exhibition in Los Angeles, blue-chip gallery L&M Arts once again brings an Angeleno home.  The last time Barbara Kruger had her own show in Los Angeles was with MOCA in 1999.  On May 14, L&M Arts will open a show featuring recent work by the legendary artist that includes The Globe Shrinks, a multichannel video installation, a Kruger room “wrap”, and exterior projections of two works.  Prepare to explore such issues and […]

Openings: Matt Small – “Recognition” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Last Friday, Matt Small (interviewed) opened his first U.S. exhibition at Merry Karnowsky Gallery, as part of the BritWeek Art Program in partnership with the British Council and the L.A. Art Machine. Recognition is a collection of paintings, drawings, and mixed media, depicting vibrant portraiture of what the artist views as “the marginalized and voiceless in society, those who are socially excluded.” Small portrays those on the fringes of society, drawing attention to those who may be overlooked, challenging prejudices and bringing forward a shared […]
Vaughn with Richard Duardo of Modern Multiples

Studio Visit: Sage Vaughn

Children of a Lesser God, the first UK solo show by Los Angeles-based artist Sage Vaughn opens today at Lazarides Gallery in London. AM visited the artist’s studio last year as he prepared for both this exhibition and the release of hand-painted multiples — the latter screenprinted by Modern Multiples and painted with watercolours. Vaughn’s sunlit space seemed like the ideal environment for working. There was also an additional and immediate source of inspiration right outside his studio: a bird-feeding area that apparently attracts sparrows, […]

Preview: Hideaki Kawashima – “Turning” @ Richard Heller

Opening this Saturday, May 7th, at Los Angeles’ Richard Heller Gallery is Turning, a solo exhibition by Japanese painter Hideaki Kawashima. Even though Kawashima has for years been well-known in his native country, to our knowledge, this is the first solo show the artist has had in the United States, and perhaps the first time he has ever shown in a U.S. gallery, apart from one or two pieces in a Japanese group show at Heller in late 2008. From the looks of the preview […]

Releases: Josh Keyes – “The Cerberus Project” Print

As mentioned in our coverage of The Magician’s Garden in San Francisco last month, Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be releasing a print to coincide with the recent conclusion of the exhibition. Democratically chosen by collectors on his message board with overwhelming support, The Cerberus Project is now in the final stages of production, at a new printing house to correct some of the minor issues with the past couple, with release plans recently being unveiled. The print will measure 19.5″ x 24.5″ and is priced […]

Showing: Andy Warhol – “Colored Campbell’s Soup Cans” @ L & M Arts (NY)

Currently on exhibit at L & M Arts’ New York space is one of the most quintessential collections of Andy Warhol ever assembled together under one roof, namely a complete set of twelve Colored Campbell’s Soup Cans. Gathered from various private collections and institutions, the exhibition marks the first time the iconic series, a uniquely color complex spin off of Warhol’s original Tomato Soup design, has ever been shown together in it’s entirety. Created in 1965, the series exemplifies the signature Warholian multiple original production […]

Showing: Mike Shine – “Der Wilden Mann, Thus Sprach Flotsam; Metamorphosis 3” @ Copro Gallery

Saturday, May 7 from 2:00 to 8:00PM, Copro Gallery will host the closing party for Mike Shine’s latest show, Der Wilden Mann, Thus Sprach Flotsam; Metamorphosis 3. In addition to checking out the show, patrons will be able to view a screening of Mike Shine videos and collect a few of the freebies they will be giving out. Shine was able to transform the gallery into a futuristic circus that is interactive (carnival games) and explores the themes of the philosopher Frederich Neitzsche’s work on […]

Teaser: Keith Haring @ Gladstone Gallery

On May 4th, Gladstone Gallery will open a rare exhibition of never before seen works by Keith Haring. Focusing on the early evolution of Haring’s raw visual language, the exhibition is anchored by three previously unseen live paintings on paper created during a series of Bill T. Jones performances hosted at The Kitchen in 1982. The exhibition will also present a selection of the NY legend’s early sketchbook drawings, along with a series of lithographs commissioned by gallery matriarch Barbara Gladstone in 1982, which would […]

Preview: “New Masters” @ Subliminal Projects

On May 7th, Subliminal Projects will be hosting a new group exhibition. The premise of the show is to gather together artists of today with their interpretation of classical figure painting but with a contemporary twist. Participants include Mary Jane Ansell, Sean Cheetham, Ron English (featured), Benjamin Bryce Kelly, Miles ‘Mac’ MacGregor, Ann Marshall, Stephen Wright, and Jonathan Yeo. Show up this Saturday night and judge for yourself whether these are New Masters. More preview images after the jump…

Kate MccGwire – “Bound” @ All Visual Arts

We don’t often cover taxidermic art here on AM, but when we do, it’s usually pretty special (also see Polly Morgan and David Shrigley). London-based Kate MccGwire’s recent work is only vaguely related to taxidermy but does share a common thread with the use of feathers to create beautiful yet sometimes disturbing sculptures and installations. The just ended showing at All Visual Arts featured her latest undulating creation entitled Bound of which you can see more pics after the jump… Make sure you also check […]